Welcome to the Online Library of the Hawaii Society of the Sons of the American Revolution!

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) perhaps said it best when he stated that, An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. We could not agree more!

This is a free academic research center and scholarly portal to many resources associated with the American Revolution and the founding of the United States of America. Anyone around the world with Internet access is welcomed and encouraged to visit HISSARs Online Library anytime and to do so often.

Who is welcomed? You are! We welcome students, professional educators, historians, librarians and their patrons, families, businesses, military personnel, researchers, and lifelong learners anywhere to explore our Library for finding valuable information. Its free!

Our members and friends hope that you will find the Online Library to be useful, engaging and invaluable. Weve attempted to design the Online Library to bring the best sources on the American Revolution to you in one centralized user-friendly location. As new sources of information become available we'll add them here, so be sure to check back from time to time.

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As far as we are concerned the more people who discover and use the Online Library's resources the better; please mention this others. We're grateful!

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Our Online Library has been divided into specific categories. We encourage visitors to explore all sections listed or click the sections that most interest you. Enjoy your journey!

“As a boy, I have frequently wandered over the hills at Valley Forge on which were encamped the army of Washington during that memorable winter of 1777-78, one of the darkest periods of our nations historymy imagination has again peopled those fields and chestnut groves with that ragged collection of barefooted men whose bloody tracks in the snow attested their devotion to the cause of freedom...”

Dr. J. Scott, U.S. Consul, American Legation, Honolulu
Anniversary of American Independence. The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Honolulu: July 9, 1870.