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Hawaii From 1945 to 1970: Architecturally and Otherwise

April 18, 2022 | Design Series

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Hawaii From 1945 to 1970: Architecturally and Otherwise

Historian DeSoto Brown shared treasures from his personal archive detailing Hawaii’s mid-twentieth century architectural history. 


DeSoto Brown is the Bishop Museum Historian and Curator of the Archives. He’s been employed there for nearly 34 years, and has participated in exhibits and public programs in addition to archival work. He has written a variety of books and articles on different aspects of Hawaiian history of the twentieth century. In addition, he has amassed a very large collection of Hawaiian-themed paper ephemera over the last 50 years, mostly connected to tourism and advertising promotion.

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