Encouragers, Collaborators, & Supporters
So many people have helped with this project in so many ways. It is probable that without their help the documents, photos, audio tapes and items would have been thrown away. Certainly, the inventories, website, YouTube stories and other stories would not have been created.
Our hope is that people who care about the Mariana Islands and Micronesia will continue to seek, collect and preserve content -- especially from those who are getting older.
-Kit Porter Van Meter & Michael Sousa
Special organizations & groups
Over the years (1983 to 2022) we have been in contact with many organizations and groups concerning the collection. We started this project with dedication to the idea of conserving and sharing but with no experience in preserving and archiving. The professional insights of people at these organizations and groups facilitated our work.
We would not have continued with this website without the encouragement and responses from many many people. You will understand how important they have been as you read them.
Others we've heard from
Each response to the website and stories was important and helped us continue the work. The responses meant we were achieving the goal of sharing a special time in history with the people, families and descents of those involved as well those interested.