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'Iolani School Archives: Vietnam War

The ‘Iolani School Archives collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to historical records of ‘Iolani School.

Vietnam War Subject Guide

Vietnam War in ’Iolani School Archives


The Vietnam War, 1954-1975, saw increased United States military involvement and civilian attention beginning in the early 1960s. Students at 'Iolani School participated in political discourse of the time, through which varying viewpoints were brought to light, and discussed the fragmented dynamic of the country.



  • Imua ’Iolani
    The student newspaper is an important record of the student voice and information about daily life in the school. Related articles range from 1965 through the 1970s.
  • Ka Moolelo O ’Iolani
    The school yearbook is a summary of each school year through the voice of the students themselves. School life during the Vietnam War years is related through photographs and text.
  • ’Iolani School Bulletin
    Started in 1960, the magazine publishes news, accomplishments, and other stories about the school. Related articles begin in 1961.


Other resources in the ’Iolani School Archives

  • Villers, Ernest G. A History of Iolani School, Section II: March 1940 to June 1959.
    Faculty member Mr. Villers wrote a history of the beginnings of ’Iolani School as a master's thesis and, upon returning to the faculty after an absence, was asked by the Headmaster to continue his work. Life at the school from 1954 to 1959 is covered in chapters 15 through 21.


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Subject guide compiled by Georgina Tom, Archivist, 2017.

Remembering Vietnam: Online Exhibit

Related articles in 'Iolani publications

The following is representative of the discourse within the 'Iolani School community related to the Vietnam War (1954 - 1975).
Organized chronologically by publication.

'Iolani School Bulletin (school magazine)

Ka Mo'olelo O 'Iolani (yearbook)

Imua 'Iolani (student newspaper)

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