The Social Movements Collection consists of pamphlets, brochures, and periodicals about the labor movement in the United States as well as global radical political movements, including anarchism, communism, and fascism.

UHM Preservation Department initiated conservation of the collection in 2004 to ensure access to and preservation of this significant resource. The work of rehousing was performed by Preservation student interns. Scanning was directed and overseen by the Digital Collection and Repository Program of Desktop Network Services and carried out across several years, as time and funding allowed, largely by UHM students. The goal of UHM Library is to preserve this collection of pamphlets and to make certain texts available through digitization.

The Social Movements Collection is located in the UHM Library and serviced by the Archives & Manuscripts Department. Access is available by appointment only.


  • Total texts in database: 4269
  • Total images in database: 8983