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Hawaii Statehood, August 21, 1959

"Hawaii: 49th State" brochure c.1946

This brochure compiled by the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii outlines student support for Hawaiian statehood. It features reasons for statehood from University of Hawaii students and staff as well as a number of American public figures. It was included as part of a statehood petition sent by University of Hawaii students to Representative Hugh Peterson (D-GA), then chairman of the House Committee on Territories. The brochure is titled "Hawaii: 49th State" because Alaska had not yet entered the union.

RG 233, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives

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