Collection ASM0430 - Clark Stearns' "American Samoa" typescript

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Clark Stearns' "American Samoa" typescript


  • circa 1920s (Creation)


1 Box

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Clark Daniel Stearns (b. 1870) was born in now Miami-Dade County, Fla. Stearns was a U.S. Navy officer, and later Governor of American Samoa. In 1921, he was relieved of duty as commander of the U.S. Navy ship Michigan, for allowing the men under his command to organize committees. In 1923, he was chief of emergency relief work following an earthquake in Japan, and received a medal from the Japanese Red Cross; after the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, he sent the medal back to Japan. His burial location is unknown.

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This collection consists of an undated, unpublished typescript by Clark Daniel Stearns, U.S. Naval Officer and former Governor of the American Samoa. The typescript is titled "American Samoa."

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This collection is open for research.

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Items from this collection are kept on-campus and may be requested from the first floor Kislak Center in the Otto G. Richter Library at University of Miami.

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Clark Stearns' "American Samoa" typescript finding aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

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  • English

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Collection title updated on 01/2021, by Kalani Adolpho

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