HONOLULU (KHON2) — In 2021, the Hawaii State Archives launched a project to digitize what is physically in the building so everyone can access the files online from home.

From people to parades, from buildings to boats, there are thousands of photos from the past that are now available to go through.

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In the 1950s, did you know Nimitz Highway was called the Makai Freeway? And that at the intersection of Queen Street and Fort Street, there was a cannon on the traffic island?

From pedestrians to vintage cars and traffic, here’s what Honolulu looked like back in the 1950s.

To see what Honolulu looked like in the 1930s, click here. And for dog lovers, click here.

The State Archives is currently balancing multiple projects to serve the community.

One of the largest known collections of Hawaiian music in the world recently landed in their hands. There are over 20,000 pieces of Hawaiian music in scores of boxes that will eventually become accessible to the public once they’re organized. Click here to learn about the project.

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Now, the State Archives is digitizing over 22,000 glass plate negatives. To learn more, click here.