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@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2016-03-30

On March 12, 2016, the Federation of Asia-Pacific Women's Association (FAWA) Guam Members proudly presented the Association’s records to the Micronesian Area Research Center. Guam is a charter member of FAWA which began in 1959. Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo represented Guam at the FAWA Charter signing. Members of FAWA hail from the Asia-Pacific. To date Guam has 2 Past Presidents, several International Board Members and 8 member organizations. From left seated FAWA International Treasurer Chet Neri, FAWA International Past President and current Advisor Kristal Koga, FAWA International Asst. Secretary Dr. Francoise Martin, Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo, Omaira Brunal-Perry of MARC, FAWA International 2nd Vice President Lulu Chen, American Association of University Women President Dr. Mary Okada. Standing from left: Guam Council of Women's Clubs Vice President Dorothy Borlas, Filipino Ladies Association President Annie Gozum-Soto, Guam Council of Women's Clubs President Caroline Sablan, American Association of University Women Past President Dr. Becky Stephenson-Kurashina, International Women's Club President Jenny Yang, and MARC Director Dr. Monique Storie. Search the records at http://rfk2.edu.gu:8080/jspui/handle/20.500.11751/184

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2015-10-13

October 2015 American Archives Month. NHPRC supports the processing and uncovering of new material at the Spanish and Manuscripts Collection at RFT MARC, University of Guam.

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2015-09-03

A short, compelling video about the importance of archives.

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2015-04-16

Now Finding Aids to MARC Digital Repository are available. Project funded by NHPRC.

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2015-03-25

Beautiful building. It must be reconstructed in a manner that keeps its historical character.

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2014-11-19

The "Plaza de España" in Agana, 1928. The church on the left was reconstructed and finished in 1917.

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2014-11-14

These photos from the Ruth Menger Troy Papers (1928-1930) at the Manuscripts Collection, are a glimpse back in the old days on Guam. The bread wagon, 1928, and a post card showing Agana's charming plaza, 1929.

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2014-10-07

Inaugural Speech of Governor Joseph Flores; July 9, 1950. First Chamorro Governor of Guam. Appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Pages 1-2 out of 6) Full text available at the Micronesian Area Research Center.

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2014-08-08

This historical note comes from the photo collection of a US Navy Yeoman by the name of Frank Grove Jr. who served on Guam during the Second World War, among the photos in his possession are two photos, one from June 16, 1944 that was taken at 10,000 feet over the capital of Guam, Agana. This photo shows what Agana looked like prior to the U.S. Invasion.

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2014-08-08

This second historical note also comes from the photo collection of US Navy Yeoman Frank Grove Jr. who served on Guam during the Second World War, this photo from July 18, 1944 depicts the total destruction of the village caused by the bombardment 70 years ago.

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2014-06-06

The display of the month from the Spanish Documents Collection at MARC: The 1819 map of the village of Agana by A. Bernard, an officer on board the French Corvette L’Uranie’s. It shows the streets, barrios and location of the Governor’s Palace, the Almacén, the Plaza and the Church. It also shows the course of the Agana River at the time.

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2014-04-15

Progress for April The Papers of U.S. Congressman Ben Blaz who served as Guam's delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1984 to 1992 are now being processed for preservation and access. He passed away January 10th, 2014 at the age of 85. During his tenure, Congressman Blaz was a champion of the Commonwealth act for Guam.

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2014-04-14

Monthly Activity for March Guam Women in History Archives at the Manuscripts Collection at MARC On March 12, 2014, at the initiative of Mrs. Denise Hertslet, Mrs. Donna Kloppenburg, President of the Guam Council of Women’s Clubs of Guam, and representatives of the fifteen women organizations on Guam launched the Women in History Archives at the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) at the University of Guam. They presented their organizations’ records and a donation of $423.00 to contribute with the processing expenses. The records will be archived and available at the Manuscripts Collection at MARC. “The RFT MARC was set up so that there was a place within Micronesia for the people of the islands to do research about their own histories. The donation of these materials will provide islanders with valuable information about the various women who were instrumental in making these organizations successful and will be important to researchers looking not only at the history of the women organizations but the history of the island and the region," said Dr. Monique Storie, MARC Director. List of organization that submitted their records: 01 – 02 Guam Council of Women’s Clubs 03 Guam Women’s Club 04 Guam Memorial Hospital Volunteers Association 05 American Association of University Women 06 International Women’s Club of Guam 07 Chinese Ladies Association 08 Filipino Ladies Association 09 Korean Women’s Association 10 Palau Women’s Club 11 Japan Club of Guam 12 Soroptimist International of the Marianas 13 Soroptimist International of Guam 14 Guam Sunshine Lion’s Club 15 National Association of Women in Construction 16 Rigalu Foundation University of Guam At the ribbon cutting, from left to right, Al Payne, IWC; Dr. Rebecca Stephenson-Kurashina, AAWU, Rose Marie Cruz, GWC; Leo Jordanou, GCWC; Rena Borja, Palau Women’s Association; Denise Hertslet, & Donna Kloppenburg, GCWC; Dr. Monique Storie, Director RFT MARC. MARC Guam Women Archive - See more at: http://www.uog.edu/news-announcements/guam-women-in-history-archives-at-the-manuscripts-collection-at-marc#sthash.sC3eUxLc.dpuf

@Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections 2014-04-14

Monthly Activity for February The RFT MARC is pleased to announce the hiring of Antonio B. Perry as Project Archivist. Antonio will be processing materials from the Spanish Documents Collection and Manuscripts Collection. He will also be posting updates about the project and highlights from the collections to this page. Antonio has a bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Guam and a Master's degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas with a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Library Management. He has taken courses in the Principles and Practices of Archives from the Society of American Archivists along with tutorials in Archivist's toolkit and PREMIS, working toward his archives certification. He has been working in academic research and preservation during his University career first as a research assistant then as a volunteer at the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center.


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Special Collections Blog. This website highlight items from the Spanish Documents Collection and the Manuscripts Collection at the RFT MARC.

Description

This page will highlight items from the Spanish Documents Collection and the Manuscripts Collection as we track the progress of a two-year processing project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) to make the finding aids available online.

Mission

Develop a Major collection of materials (books, serials, manuscripts, documents, microfilms, microfiches, photographs, maps and pamphlets) concerning Guam, Micronesia and the Pacific region.

Founded

Micronesian Area Research Center - Collections was founded in Estabilshed by the Ninth Guam Legislature in 1967

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