Finding aid (Word)
Scope and Content Note
This collection is arranged by type of document: Correspondence, Photographs, Souvenirs, Articles, Lectures, a Notebook, and a report on the history of Guam.
The Correspondence section contains some personal correspondence and an executive order from the government of Guam recommending Captain Alexander's promotion to Rear Admiral.
The Guam photographs date from 1933-1936 when Captain Alexander was the governor of Guam. Most of these photographs come with a personal description.
The Navy photographs date from 1906 to 1946 and contain several interesting items including a picture of the USS Porpoise, photographs and postcards from Mexico in 1914, and photographs of ships and naval officers from Captain Alexander's years in the Navy. The photographs are arranged chronologically whenever possible.
The Souvenirs consist of programs and brochures commemorating official dinners and receptions. This material is also arranged chronologically.
In the Articles series are clippings about Captain Alexander's career, the Naval Academy hazing scandal of 1903, and an article fromThe American Magazine covering the story of an American on Guam during Japanese occupation of the island.
The notebook is from a 1903 Naval Academy course, Seamanship 52, and contains several illustrations as well as class notes.
In the lecture section are speeches given by Captain Alexander at the commissioning of the USS Guam and a lecture on naval leadership and handling of enlisted men.
Completing the collection is a copy of The American Naval Occupation and Government of Guam, 1898-1902, produced by the Administrative Reference Service and published in March 1944.
This collection should be cited as Papers of Captain George A. Alexander, Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.