Community project

Guampedia, Guam’s Online Encyclopedia, is a community project to create a comprehensive online encyclopedic resource about the history, culture and contemporary issues of Guam.

Guampedia Foundation, Inc. is an independent non-profit organization. The creation of Guampedia was funded through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Guam Preservation Trust, the Bank of Guam, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Gannett Foundation, Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency and other sources. The project was founded by the Guam Humanities Council in 2002. In 2009 a new non-profit organization, Guampedia Foundation, Inc. was incorporated and Guampedia became independent of the Council.

Guampedia, which receives funding from the Government of Guam,  is being developed with the cooperation of the University of Guam under the Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center and many other community institutions and organizations, including the Department of Chamorro Affairs, the Guam Museum, the Guam Public Library, the Guam Department of Parks and Recreation’s Division of Historic Resources, the Archdiocese of Agana and Micronesian Seminar.

Through peer-reviewed entries and accompanying media, Guampedia provides an important educational and informational resource for Guam teachers and schoolchildren, for Chamorros living away from Guam, for visitors to our island, and for those who want a richer understanding of our island and its people.

Guampedia was launched in April 2008 with the first 350 entries. Currently Guampedia has more than 1,000 entries, 2,500 photographs, numerous video and sound clips and dozens of e-publications. More than 120 people have been a part of this project to date, doing research, writing, peer reviewing, fact checking or copy editing the Guampedia entries and media. Another 400 entries are planned and will be added as they are completed.

Guampedia will always be an ongoing and dynamic project that will be updated and added to regularly as events unfold and technology allows.

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Board of Directors

Lou Leon Guerrero
Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez
Dr. Nicholas Goetzfridt
Baltazar Aguon


Managing Director: Rita P. Nauta
Managing Editor: Shannon Murphy
Content Editor: Dominica M. Tolentino
Media Editor: Nathalie Pereda

Guampedia Scholars and Advisors

Humanities Scholar, Dr. Nicholas Goetzfridt
Father Eric Forbes
David Defant
Dr. Judy Flores
Dr. Anne Perez Hattori
Dr. Rosann Murphy Jones
Dr. Aline A. Yamashita
Dr. Don Rubinstein
Dr. Thomas Marler
Dr. Clarisa Quan
Dr. Donald Shuster
Peter Onedera
Rosa Palomo
Bruce Best
Leo Babauta
Karen Cruz
Dr. Dirk Ballendorf
Marjorie Driver
Tony Palomo
Dr. Katherine Aguon
Dr. Larry Cunningham
Father Fran Hezel
Jillette Leon Guerrero
Dr. Keith Camacho
Monique R.C. Storie
Rosanna Barcinas
Anthony Ramirez
Eloise Sanchez
Jayne Flores
Cathleen Moore-Linn

Photo Credits

Nine of the photographs in Guampedia’s banner were taken by Victor Consaga. One photo, that of a latte stone at Haputo, was taken by Leslie Reynolds.