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National Archives Newsletter Issue 47

 

2021.10

Issue
47

國家檔案典藏新訊
National Archives Newsletter


 

In order to honor its legislative spirit and implement the spirit of the Archives Act, promote public access to the archives, and optimize develop the evidential functions of archives in administrative on and historically aspects of archives, according to the regulations of Archives Act, we collect and transfer the government agency archives which have to be permanently preserved. We also accept donations, trusteeship and acquisition of valuable documents from private sectors to ensure the archives worthy of with long term preservation value to be properly stored preserved and to be utilized after charting description, arrangement and conservation. Up to now, 24 categories of approximately 26.2 kilometers of archives are collected by National Archives Administration, including those related with government policies, interior affairs, judicial and legal affairs, legislative and control affairs.
To facilitate public access to the archives, the latest information about the national archives has been provided since 2010 by the quarterly the National Archives Newsletter. A total of 261.115 m length of archives (15 major categories) was preserved between July and Sep. 2021. The source agencies, content summaries, information period and lengths of these acquisitions are listed in the table below:

 

1.Government Policy:The total length of archives is 16.905 meters

Source Authority

Summary

Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)

Length (Meters)

National Security Bureau, Executive Yuan, etc. All-China Women's Federation first aid training materials for female employees of National Security Bureau, national security meetings during the period of mobilization for the suppression of the Communist Rebellion, etc. 39-80 0.105
National Security Council National security meetings during the period of mobilization for the suppression of the Communist rebellion. 39-8045-79 0.10516.8

 

2.Judicial and Legal Affairs:The total length of archives is 10.11 meters

Source Authority

Summary

Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)

Length (Meters)

Supreme Court Criminal cases 35-38 10.11

3. Recruitment Qualification Personnel Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.165 meters

Source Authority

Summary

Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)

Length (Meters)

Examination Yuan Test questions compilation for 1986 professional and technical personnel civil service junior examination and level three senior examination. 71-75 0.165

4.Interior Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.34meters

Source Authority

Summary

Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)

Length (Meters)

National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior, Special Police First Headquarters, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior, Yushan National Park Headquarters, etc. Organizational framework, abolishment of household statute monitoring, etc. 58-96 0.34

5.National Defense and Veterans Affairs:The total length of archives is 101.683 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Ministry of National Defense Plans of military sales, America's General MacArthur visiting and consulting records, the navy event chronicle from 1946 to 1957, etc. 35-81 96.41
Army Command Headquarters, Ministry of National Defense Operations plans. 36-81 5.2
Armed Forces Reserve Command, Ministry of National Defense, Tainan Veterans' Home, Veterans Affairs Commission, Executive Yuan, etc. Personnel appointments, dismissals and salaries. 52-71 0.073

6.Fiscal and Financial Affairs:The total length of archives is 67.43meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Southern Region Branch, National Property Administration, Ministry of Finance Taiwan Tea Corporation receiving Japanese' property. 66-87 3.43
Taoyuan office, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation Materials inventory. 66-8766-8776-81 64
 
7. Education and Sports Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.462 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, National University of Tainan, Ministry of Education, etc. The investigation cases about US Aid, the case of implementation of Mandarin teaching, etc. 39-95 0.462
  
8. Economic and Trade Affairs:The total length of archives is 13.31 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs The executive report of energy policy. 57-81 0.46
Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs Review report of America’s new trade reform act. 40-64 1.25
Bureau of Mines, Ministry of Economic Affairs Mines Act, US-China trust loan cases. 25-72 11.6

9.Transportation and Public Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.9 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Directorate General of Highways, Ministry of Transportation and Communications The construction of new provincial highways and bridges, the rental for housing and land. 55-68 0.9

10.Culture and Media Affairs:The total length of archives is 1.317 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Ministry of Culture, Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, etc. The case of the former National Palace Museum Provisional Office transferring cultural relics to Taiwan, regulation revision of antiquities conservation, etc. 37-72 0.197
Taiwan Historica Investigating suspects who were suspected of rebelling. 36-61 1.12

11.Environmental Resource Culture and Media Affairs:The total length of archives is 2 meters
Source AuthoritySource AuthoritySource AuthoritySource AuthoritySource Authority
Source AuthoritySource Authority
Source AuthoritySource AuthoritySource AuthoritySource Authoruty SummarySummary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)Length (Meters)
Ministry of Culture, Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, etc.Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan The case of the former National Palace Museum Provisional Office transferring cultural relics to Taiwan, regulation revision of antiquities conservation, etc.Auditing of water pollution prevention and related affairs. 37-7271-78 0.1972

12.Labor and Human Resources Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.92 meters
Source AuthoritySource AuthoritySource AuthoritySource AuthorutySource Authoruty SummarySummarySummary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)Length (Meters)Length (Meters)
Ministry of Culture, Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, etc.Environmental Protection Administration, Executive YuanWorkforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ministry of Labor, etc. The case of the former National Palace Museum Provisional Office transferring cultural relics to Taiwan, regulation revision of antiquities conservation, etc.Auditing of water pollution prevention and related affairs.Employment boosting service project, representative of the first term of National Assembly proposing about working hours, etc. 37-7271-7829-91 0.19720.92


13.Agricultural Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.235 meters
 
Source AuthoritySource AuthoritySource AuthoritySource AuthorutySource AuthorutySource Authoruty SummarySummarySummarySummary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)Length (Meters)Length (Meters)Length (Meters)
Ministry of Culture, Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, etc.Environmental Protection Administration, Executive YuanWorkforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ministry of Labor, etc.Fisheries Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, etc. The case of the former National Palace Museum Provisional Office transferring cultural relics to Taiwan, regulation revision of antiquities conservation, etc.Auditing of water pollution prevention and related affairs.Employment boosting service project, representative of the first term of National Assembly proposing about working hours, etc.Staff appointments and dismissals, employee rewards and punishments, property inventory lists, etc.
 
37-7271-7829-9156-67 0.19720.920.235


14.Environmental Resource Culture and Media Affairs:The total length of archives is 3.782 meters
Source AuthoritySource AuthoritySource AuthoritySource AuthorutySource AuthorutySource AuthorutySource Authoruty SummarySummarySummarySummarySummary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)Length (Meters)Length (Meters)Length (Meters)Length (Meters)
Ministry of Culture, Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, etc.Environmental Protection Administration, Executive YuanWorkforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ministry of Labor, etc.Fisheries Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, etc.Chaozhou Land Office, Pingtung County, Yamei District Office, Taoyuan City, Tianzhong Township Office, Changhua County, etc. The case of the former National Palace Museum Provisional Office transferring cultural relics to Taiwan, regulation revision of antiquities conservation, etc.Auditing of water pollution prevention and related affairs.Employment boosting service project, representative of the first term of National Assembly proposing about working hours, etc.Staff appointments and dismissals, employee rewards and punishments, property inventory lists, etc.Japanese property management, Japanese shrine reconstruction, general accounting reports, property inventory lists, etc.
 
37-7271-7829-9156-6734-87 0.19720.920.2352.132
Land Administration Bureau of Taichung City Government Cases of public land appropriation. 38-56 1.65

15.Politicial Affairs:The total length of archives is 41.556 meters
Source AuthoritySource AuthoritySource AuthoritySource AuthorutySource AuthorutySource AuthorutySource AuthorutySource Authoruty SummarySummarySummarySummarySummarySummary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)Length (Meters)Length (Meters)Length (Meters)Length (Meters)Length (Meters)
Ministry of Culture, Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, etc.Environmental Protection Administration, Executive YuanWorkforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ministry of Labor, etc.Fisheries Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Kaohsiung District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, etc.Chaozhou Land Office, Pingtung County, Yamei District Office, Taoyuan City, Tianzhong Township Office, Changhua County, etc.Criminal Investigation Police Office, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior The case of the former National Palace Museum Provisional Office transferring cultural relics to Taiwan, regulation revision of antiquities conservation, etc.Auditing of water pollution prevention and related affairs.Employment boosting service project, representative of the first term of National Assembly proposing about working hours, etc.Staff appointments and dismissals, employee rewards and punishments, property inventory lists, etc.Japanese property management, Japanese shrine reconstruction, general accounting reports, property inventory lists, etc.The reopening report of the investigation of Lin Yi-hsiung & the Lin family murders. 37-7271-7829-9156-6734-8768-87 0.19720.920.2352.13215.4
Academia Historica The case of Lei Zhen,, the case of Taiwan independence movement, etc. 36-81 8.224
Military Intelligence Bureau, GSH, Navy Command, Ministry of National Defense The plans for developing overseas intelligence work, the case of Xie, Xue-hong’s recent situation, etc. 36-63 2.09
Navy Command Headquarters, Ministry of National Defense The report of security investigation, the case of harbor defense drills 48-78 1.33
Ministry of Education Reviewing Japanese books and newspapers, the case of Bo Yang visiting the U.S., etc. 41-103 3.242
National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Culture, Yamei district office, Taoyuan City, Finance Bureau, Taichung City Government, etc. The cases of staff revolt, land appropriation, banned books, etc. 35-95 11.27
 

The quantity and ratio of new archives under each category collected in July - Sep. 2021 are illustrated in the pie chart and the table below:

  Category Length (Meters)
1 Government Policy Affairs  16.905 (6.47%)
2 Judicial and Legal Affairs  10.11 (3.87%)
3 Recruitment, Qualification and Personnel Affairs  0.165 (0.06%)
4 Interior Affairs 0.34 (0.13%)
5 National Defense and Veterans Affairs  101.683 (38.95%)
6 Fiscal and Financial Affairs  67.43 (25.82%)
7 Education and Sports Affairs  0.462 (0.18%)
8 Economic and Trade Affairs  13.31 (5.1%)
9 Transportation and Public Works Affairs  0.9(0.34%)
10 Culture and Media Affairs 1.317 (0.5%)
11 Environmental Resource affairs  2 (0.77%)
12 Labor and Human Resources Affairs  0.92 (0.35%)
13 Agricultural Affairs  0.235 (0.09%)
14 Local Affairs  3.782(1.45%)
15 Political Affairs  41.556 (15.92%)
  Grand Total  261.115 (100%)
 

 

 










 

 


 



 



 

As of Sep. 30th, 2021, the National Archives collection totaled 26,172.121 meters in length (paper materials accounted for 25,232.466 meters; non-paper materials for 939.655 meters, including 249.76 meters of photographic materials, 662.455 meters of video and audio tape materials, 13.055 meters of electronic media, 14.385 meters of restructured agency used seals). The numbers and proportions of the various categories of archives are shown in the table on the left and the pie chart below:
 

 

Category

Length (Meters)

Government Policy

449.065 (1.72%)

Legislation and Control Affairs

238.810 (0.91%)

Judicial and Legal Affairs

628.826 (2.40%)

Recruitment, Qualification and Personnel Affairs

76.91 (0.29%)

Interior Affairs

301.82 (1.15%)

Foreign and Overseas Community Affairs

968.655 (3.70%)

National Defense and Veterans Affairs

5045.396 (19.28%)

Fiscal and Financial Affairs

5393.965 (20.61%)

Education and Sports Affairs

598.813 (2.29%)

Economic and Trade Affairs

3073.18 (11.74%)

Transportation and Public Works Affairs

4716.33 (18.02%)

Ethnicity Affairs

4.62 (0.02%)

Culture and Media Affairs

319.153 (1.22%)

Health Care Affairs

1.86 (0.01%)

Environmental Resource affairs

80.045 (0.31%)

Marine Affairs

1.29 (0%)

Labor and Human Resources Affairs

7.62 (0.03%)

Humanities and Technology Development Affairs

3.165 (0.01%)

Agricultural Affairs

200.364 (0.77%)

Electoral Affairs

2 (0.01%)

Local Affairs

1416.081(5.41%)

Political Affairs

2531.133 (9.67%)

Civic groups

105.86 (0.4%)

Individuals

7.16 (0.03%)

Grand Total

26,172.121 (100%)

 


 


 


 

Introduction to the Pingxi Line Railway

   As early as 1907, the "Shidi Coal Mine" was discovered in Pingxi. However, due to insufficiency in transportation and development funding, its mining was delayed. Starting from June 1918, the predecessor of "Tai-Yang Coal Mine Co., Ltd." committed itself to the coal mining. In order to facilitate subsequent coal mining and transportation, a special coal railway line was surveyed and planned in 1919. The special coal transportation line, the Pingxi Railway Line, was completed and officially operated in July 1921, opening the history of Pingxi coal mining (Figure 1, 2).
  After 1980s, as the coal mining in Taiwan wend down in history, the Pingxi Railway Line gradually lost its freight and passenger transport functions. The Taiwan Railway Bureau of the Ministry of Communications planned originally to abandon the Pingxi Line. Because of its rich natural landscape and cultural relics, as well as the active promotion of the locals, the Pingxi Line has eventually been transformed into a popular and unique cultural sightseeing railway. The year 2021 is the 100th anniversary of the official operation of the Pingxi Railway Line. Everyone interested could come to the scene and recall the centennial glory of the Pingxi Railway Line.
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The protected land of Pingxi Line

Figure 1: The protected land of Pingxi Line
Folder Title: Land relations
ID Number: A315180000M/0022/241/001
Transferring agency: Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC
Depository: National Archives Administration, NDC
 

 

The station table of Pingxi Line   

Figure 2: The station table of Pingxi Line
Folder Title: 1933 AD railway route map
ID Number: A315180000M/0022/241/001
Transferring agency: Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC
Depository: National Archives Administration, NDC
 




 

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