Photograph courtesy of the Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC).

Dr. Antonio C. Yamashita, president of the then-College of Guam, gathers noted scholars of Guam together to discuss the need to establish a research library in and about Micronesia in 1967. A year later the Micronesian Area Research Center opened. A law, written by Guam Congressman Richard Flores Taitano, provided funding.