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Welcome to the Kamehameha Schools Archive

Kamehameha Schools Archives opened in 1992 at Midkiff Learning Center, Kapālama. The legacy Kapālama campus was the only K-12 campus at that time. The mission of the Kamehameha Schools Archive is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the records and materials relating to the history of the Kamehameha Schools.

The vision of Kamehameha Schools Archive is to support the educational mandate of Ke Ali‘i Pauahi’s trust. This mandate extends beyond the legacy Kapālama campus to include our Hawai‘i Island campus, our Maui campus, and across Ka Pae ʻAina O Hawai’i to include all of our Native Hawaiian communities.

Toward this end, processing of items is a large part of our operations. Classes and presentations occur throughout the year, and may be specifically requested. Exhibits and exhibitions are expected when space is available. Collaborative efforts occur within the educational community, within the organization and with community partners. Examples of collaborative partnerships include classroom projects, Pauahi Foundation, Alumni Reunion Week, OHA, Polynesian Voyaging Society and Connecticut Historical Society.

Collegial, academic researchers are welcome. Digital information and images are available for educational purposes and may incur a fee. Please cite Kamehameha Schools when using information from this website.

Mahalo no kou kōkua nui.

E kala mai, the Archive is closed until further notice. Please email all inquiries to

Midkiff Learning Center
249 Konia Circle
Honolulu, HI 96817