TRUST TERRITORY ARCHIVES PHOTOGRAPHS
Those who have already utilized the collection include historians, ethnographic researchers, textbook authors, teachers, specialist in disaster relief, and economic development workers. The photograph collection can provide unique illustrations for academic monographs, textbooks, dissertations, theses, research papers and journal articles. Photographs from the collection have appeared in Don Farrell's 1991 work, History of the Northern Mariana Island, and Trust Territory Photograph Collection material will be part of the illustration for the twentieth century portion of Francis X. Hezel's forthcoming history of Micronesia. This collection may also be used by those in Micronesian nations who are attempting to trace photographs of family members, as well as broader historical events.
When the University of Hawaii Library received the Trust Territory Archives Photograph Collection, there were photographs with and without negatives, and many negatives existed with no positive print copies or contact sheets. During the two year project to produce a digitized database using photographs from the Trust Territory collection, Library staff have worked to create negative and positive copies for the files.
More information about the Trust Territory of the Pacific Archives is available on the main web site.