At the beginning of the 20th century Hawaii sugar plantation owners began recruiting Russian workers. Perhaps as many as 2,000 Russians and Ukrainians came to Hawaii. The album contains the passport applications of 165 persons from Hawaii who wished to return to Russia following the Revolution of 1917. Each person was required to submit a photograph and details of birth, occupation in Russia, the name of the ship and the year of arrival in Hawaii, type of work done in Hawaii, number of children, and religion. The album is a uniquely valuable resource for genealogical research and is available on the web.
Interesting (passport) history which is little known.