1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 29, 2019 2:33 PM by Rebecca Collier

    1918 Spanish flu pandemic Guam

    Jillette Leon-Guerrero Newbie

      I am looking for any information on possible medical personnel that traveled to Guam in late 1918 and 1919. I imagine that they might have visited the island due to the worldwide Spanish Flu pandemic on Guam.

        • Re: 1918 Spanish flu pandemic Guam
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Leon-Guerrero,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Central Decimal Files, 1881 - 1982 of the Records of the American National Red Cross (ANRC) and the Central Files, 1897 - 1944 of the Records of the Public Health Service (Record Group 90). Both will include information about the 1918 Influenza pandemic but the files are not arranged by country, state, or U.S. Territory. There may be listings of groups sent to various locations. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

          The National Archives at San Francisco (RW-SB) has custody of specific records pertaining to Guam. Here are a few of the records available for the 1910-1919 time period. For access to these records, please contact RW-SB via email at sanbruno.archives@nara.gov.

           

          The University of Guam has a Guam and Micronesia Collection and it may include newspaper articles or other local information about the 1918 Influenza epidemic in Guam.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

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