Hula Preservation Society

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Inspired by Kumu Hula Nona Kapuailohia Desha Beamer (1923–2008), the non-profit Hula Preservation Society (HPS) was founded in 2000 to preserve and share the life stories, knowledge, insights, and historical materials of esteemed elders. The HPS Archive is a unique repository built upon video oral histories with elders and tangible materials gifted from their personal collections. Together they create a wealth of learning, offering a space to connect to Hawai'i and its culture through the lens of hula. HPS seeks to digitally share these resources with Hawaiians, learners of hula, practitioners, and researchers, a vast community that spans the globe. These finding aids provide a window into the richness that can be found in HPS's video oral histories. To learn more about the HPS Archive and how to access the oral histories, visit https://hulapreservation.org/archive/using-archive/. To explore HPS's online resources, visit https://hulapreservation.org/archive/online-resources/.

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