Aloha from the Hawaiʻi State Historic Preservation Division

SHPD is comprised of three branches, Architecture, Archaeology, and History & Culture, and together they collectively strive to preserve and protect Hawaiʻi’s historic identity.  In Hawaiʻi, looking back is an integral part of going forward.  SHPD is a part of ensuring that Hawaiʻi’s treasured past is here for future generations to appreciate and learn from. 

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Nominated and Listed Properties on the Hawaiʻi and National Registers of Historic Places. Updated July 30th, 2019


I Mua Mondays: Beginning on Monday, April 8, 2019, SHPD will institute “I MUA MONDAYS.” Every Monday, until terminated or suspended in writing by the Administrator, SHPD will be closed to the public; we will not accept meetings, phone calls, emails, or “walk-ins” on Mondays. The SHPD Library will be closed to the public. This policy has been approved at the highest levels in the Administration. 

I Mua Mondays will allow SHPD staff to work on critical technical and administrative tasks without interruption. This will eliminate distractions and help us expedite processing of project reviews, and the rest of our essential work. All SHPD staff are required to comply with the policies in this memorandum without exception.

Notice: SHPD library material does not circulate and all research must take place in our offices. Photocopies may be made at $0.50 per printed page per HRS Section 92-21 governing duplication and reproduction fees. The Kapolei office also provides a scanner for your use and you may save scans to a CD/DVD (no thumb drives). All researchers (public, agencies, etc.) must request an appointment. This allows SHPD to determine if the library is available at the requested time or has been previously reserved for a meeting or conference call. Make an appointment to visit the Kapolei library by emailing: [email protected]. SHPD staff are not available to conduct research on behalf of the public, agencies, etc., but SHPD staff are available to: schedule appointments, assist with access/training on the use of the scanner, and assist with access to DocuShare, our electronic platform for storing pdf copies of SHPD correspondence, reports, plans, etc. DocuShare may be accessed on the computer attached to the aforementioned scanner. SHPD has a public or guest portal for research which includes access to the correspondence files (in the file cabinets in center of office) which have been scanned and uploaded (more than 1 .5 million pages of documents). It also provides access to those archaeology reports and plans that have been scanned and uploaded. Please note that only a small fraction of SHPD’s library has been scanned and uploaded in electronic format to DocuShare. As such, it is important that researchers continue to conduct research within SHPD’s library. (2/21/2019)