About the 'Aiea Oral History Project
'Aiea Oral History is the brainchild of Arlene Seto Ching, who
started the project in 2007. At the time, Ms. Ching was the librarian
at 'Aiea Public Library. Working with the 'Aiea Community Association,
Ms. Ching embarked on a local history project by interviewing residents
about their recollections of 'Aiea. These interviews were recorded and
transcribed for the 'Aiea Public Library's local history files.
Photographs, maps, and interviews from other oral history projects were
added to this 270 page softbound book.
- Utilize oral history techniques to conduct interviews and document personal recollections of 'Aiea residents
- Sponsor free programs for the public such as walking tours, local history presentations and training workshops on oral history interviews
- Continue to add to the local history resources at 'Aiea Public Library
- Encourage families to conduct their own interviews for family history
- Encourage 'Aiea schools and community organizations to utilize
'Aiea Public Library for primary history research.
Aiea Oral History Committee
- Arlene Ching, Kehaulani Lum, Jordon Higa, Jeanne Omaye.
- Assisted by Mary Jane Dobson, Jean Fujinaga, 'Aiealani Seniors,
M. Kalehua Mueller, Warren Munro
'Aiea Community Association
The 'Aiea Community Association is a non-profit community-based
organization dedicated to serving the 'Aiea community.
Rep. Blake Oshiro