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2014 Hawaiʻi-Pacific Displays: March/April - World War II in the Pacific

Information about the Hawaiʻi-Pacific displays in the UHWO Library.

Find Books and E-books

Wartime in the Marshall Islands photo from War in the Pacific Digital Collection.

World War II in the Pacific is spread out across many different subjects headings in the library catalog. Try starting with "World War, 1939-1945" then adding the specific location. Here are a few examples:

E-books can also be found through Voyager or you can search eBrary directly by clicking here. The books in eBrary can only be accessed by students, faculty, and staff of UHWO.

The Senator Daniel K. Inouye Collection in the UHWO Library also offers an number of books on World War II. These books cannot be checked out and must be used at the Reference Desk. You must also sign a user agreement before requesting material. 

If  you find a book in Voyager that is not available at the UHWO Library, you can request it via our Intra-system Loan program. Please keep in mind that books take about 7-10 business days to arrive here and all Hawai'i-Pacific requests for the Mānoa campus are reviewed on an individual basis.

Books on display

The titles listed below are the books that were displayed in the library. This list is NOT a comprehensive list of resources about the topic. Unless otherwise specified, the books can be found in the Hawaiʻi-Pacific Collection at the UHWO Library.

Find Articles

Samoan marines with their rifles. Image from the War in the Pacific Digital Collection.

When searching for articles in the databases that UHWO Library subscribes to, try doing a subject search for World War, 1939-1945 and a specific location (i.e. World War, 1935-1945 and Oceania; World War, 1935-1945 and Hawaii; World War, 1935-1945 and Guam). Remember, each database has their own way of searching for article so if you need some guidance, we are more than happy to help! Please see the librarian on duty at the Reference Desk.

Suggested Databases*

*Access limited to UHWO students, faculty and staff.

Sample Articles

Open-access Journals available online (no login required)


Other Media

Soldiers at a kava ceremoney in Fiji. Image from War in the Pacific Digital Collection.

Wolrd War II Digital Collections from Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

  • Hawaiʻi War Records - Honolulu Newspaper & U.S. Army Signal Corps Photographs
    The HWRD includes 880 photographs taken by the U.S. Army Signal Corps and the U.S. Navy during World War II. These photographs, taken between 1941 and 1946, document the impact of World War II in Hawaii. They depict Army and Navy activities in Hawaii and illustrate the military's relationship with Hawaii's civilian population.

  • Japanese American Veterans: 442nd RCT National Archives Documents
    The 442nd Veterans Club in Honolulu sponsors an ongoing project in which volunteers copy documents located in the National Archives that relate to the activities of the 442nd Regimental Combat team during World War II. The copies are then sent to Hawaii, allowing researchers to access valuable historical materials on the 442nd RCT without having to travel to the National Archives.
  • War in the Pacific Digital Photo Collection
    The images contained in this online collection are digital reproductions of materials in several distinct art and photograph collections, covering a range of geographic regions and time periods. Taken as a whole, these collections document many facets of life in the Pacific during World War II, from the brutal and the tragic to the mundane.