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Statehood Hawaii would like to thank the following:

Financial Support: Hawaii People's Fund, Hawaii Council for the Humanities, Insurance Associates

Advisory Committee: Tom Coffman, Chris Conybeare at the Center for Labor Education and Research, Kekuni Blaisdell and Ka Pakaukau and Warren Nishimoto at the Center for Oral History;

Historical assistance: Ah Quon McElrath, Maivan Clech Lam, Keanu Sai, Kuhio Vogeler, Jon Osorio, Julian Aguon, Jim Burns, Ramon-Reyes Lopez, Soli Niheu;

Librarians: Eugene Vrana and Rae Shiraki at the ILWU library, Harvey Schwartz, Sara Schoo at the Ralph Bunche Library State Department, Lorrain Waltman at the UN, Dept. of Public Information, Gwen Sinclair at Sinclair Library at the University of Hawaii, Rene Dubuissen at the United Nations Archives, Bronwen Solyom at the Jean Charlot Collection, Joan Hori at the Hawaiian Collection at Hamilton Library;

Cultural Centers: Allicyn Tasaka and Brian Niiya at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Geminiano Q. Arre at the FilCom Center, Jon Itomura at Hawaii United Okinawan Center, Wendy Abe at the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Bobbi Ray at OHA, Gus Hannemann, Laura Figueira at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce, Nancy Ortiz at Centro Hispano de Hawaii, Dr. Yong-Ho Ch'oe, Ginny Young of the Chinese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Eiko Kosasa, Kathleen Kiyuna and Ken Saiki;

Advice, help and consideration: Kim Schauman and Robert Buss at The Hawai'i Council for the Humanities, John Goodner at Mineral, Aram Sinnreich at Radar Research, Zak at Hawaii Media, Scotty Friel, Steven Rafferty at the Annenberg School of Communications, Santi Hito, Rev.Phyllis Tyler at SGPUMC, Cindy Leiby-Smith at the Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, Franklin Odo at the Smithsonian, Mark Chitom of 39Hotel, The 50th Anniversary of Statehood Commission, Matt Mattice at the King Kamehameha V- Judiciary History Center, Joan Landers and Puhipau, Ann Botticelli at Kamehameha Schools, Evern Williams at Olelo, Lynette Cruz of Ka Lei Maili Ali'i Hawaiian Civic Club;

Sponsorship: Kaleponi Advocates for Hawaiian Affairs (KA HĀ), Hawaiian Community Center Association (HCCA);

Special thanks to Anne Misawa and The Academy for Creative Media at the University of Hawaii, Linda Rosehill, and Walter Heen at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs;

Wish to thank friends who have assisted through patience and support and most especially dear wife and family.


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