The Margo Duggan Collection: Slides of Micronesia & Hawaii, 1949-1954

Margo Duggan served in the United States Marine Corps in World War II, from 1943 through 1945. In late 1949 she began work as a civilian employee of the United States Trust Territories Administration. Between 1949 and 1954, she worked on or visited a number of locations in the Marshall, Mariana, and Caroline Islands, including Guam, Saipan, Tinian, Ngeaur, Koror, Peleliu, Yap, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kwajalein, Majuro and Ebeye. She also spent time at the Trust Territory headquarters in Hawai'i.

Margo Duggan's photographs document an important moment in the history of Micronesia, as the various island nations emerged from the life and death struggles of World War II and began the process of redefining their political status.
A brief biography of Margo Duggan was written by her nephew Ned Daly.

To read more about the provenance of the Margo Duggan Collection and the creation of this online resource, please see the About page.

Those interested in the Trust Territory era might also wish to visit the Pacific Collection's Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Photo Archive.

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