M DriverMarjorie G. Driver holds a BA in Spanish, with a minor in social studies from Russell Sage College, New York and an MA in Spanish with a minor in Latin American studies from Middlebury College, Vermont. In addition, she has completed course work at Colombia University in New York, the Theological Seminary at Colombia University and at the former College of Guam in Mongmong, precursor to the University of Guam.

Driver was a University of Guam associate professor of Spanish and the curator of the Spanish Documents Collection of the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC) at the University of Guam. Driver, a MARC founding member, was honored in October 2007 during the center’s 40th anniversary celebration and presented with the Ancient Order of the Chamori award. She retired at the end of 2007.

With roots in the eastern United States, she spent her childhood in Puerto Rico, and is a longtime resident of Guam. She taught in Guam’s high schools and is a former principal of St. John’s School. She has published numerous articles and English translations of historical materials concerning the lengthy Spanish presence in the Mariana Islands.

Among her publications are:

Fray Juan Pobre de Zamora and His Account of the Mariana Islands. 1602.

The Augustinian Recollect Friars in the Mariana Islands, 1769-1908.

The Spanish Governors of the Marianas and the Saga of the Palacio, Their Residence and the Seat of Colonial Government in Agaña, Guam.

• Olive y Garcia, Francisco. The Mariana Islands. 1884-1887. Random Notes. Marjorie G. Driver, trans.

• M.G. Driver and O. Brunal-Perry: Chronicle of the Mariana Islands, 1846-1899.

• M.G. Driver and F.X. Hezel. El Palacio. The Spanish Palace in Agaña, 1668-1898.

Guampedia Entry Co-authored by Professor Marjorie Driver
Governor Manuel Muro