1959 MEDIA ARCHIVES
This page presents archival newspaper articles and ads leading up to the June 27 statehood vote in Hawai`i. According to the massive amount of material about the coming statehood plebiscite published (in particular) by The Honolulu Advertiser, the "Territory" of Hawaii was already a state. This mislead the electorate and grossly influencing the outcome.
Above Front cover of the 300 page special June 23, 1959 STATEHOOD EDITION.
BUT the people had not voted for statehood until June 27 and Hawai`i was not
declared a "state" until Admission's Day, August 21, 1959.
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Tuesday, June 16, 1959 clippings
Thurday, June 18, 1959 clippings
Above "Let's Be FAIR minded" ! Ad promoting the 50 State Fair,
published four days prior to the vote. The "State" fair began
the day before the statehood election, June 26, and run till July 05.
Above Ad for the paper's Special Statehood Editon, Fashion Section.
Above 'Likeke' Kageyama stops the Ballot press when it
is realized his name has been omitted.
Friday, June 19, 1959 clippings
Sunday, June 21, 1959 clippings
Above Special treat for the 'Yes' voters: Stolen Lands!
Extract: "THE LAND to be returned immediately to the State by the Federal government includes land
ceded to the U.S. by the Republic of Hawaii and now used by the Federal government. The amount was
not known yesterday..."
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