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January 17, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

Archivist knew isles by heart

Retired state Archivist Agnes C. Conrad was “truly considered Hawaii’s pre-eminent historian,” said her nephew Hunton Conrad. Conrad died Monday at the Arcadia Retirement Residence. She was 93. Conrad moved to Hawaii from Catalina Island, Calif., in the late 1930s and worked as a librarian at the University of Hawaii. In 1955 she was appointed the territorial archivist, and served as state archivist from 1959 to 1982 when she retired. [link to full article]

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