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National Archives Newsletter Issue 57

2024.04

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57


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, 25 categories of approximately 29.3 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 archives has been provided since 2010 quarterly. There were 332.225 meters of archives in total (15 major categories) preserved between Jan. and Mar. 2024. The source authorities, content summaries, information period and lengths of these acquisitions are listed in tables below:

 

1. Government Policy:The total length of archives is 1.41 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Executive Yuan Meeting minutes on resolving rice storage issues, etc. 57-73 1.41

 

2. Judicial and Legal Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.46 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Taiwan Shilin District Prosecutors Office The case of the 84 Zhen No. 2378  Robbery Punishment Act, etc. 79-81 0.46

 

3. Foreign and Overseas Community Affairs:The total length of archives is 34.065 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs War expenses raising and  citizens’ properties requisition, shipwreck salvaging off the coast of Taiwan, president appointment and dismissal of the World League for Freedom and Democracy, etc. 84-90 34.065

 

4. National Defense and Veterans Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.084  meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Ministry of National Defense, 
Navy Command Headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense
Business practice codes, Banpingshan quarrying cases, former Jiangnan Shipyard Arrears case, etc. 60-76 0.084

 

5. Fiscal and Financial Affairs:The total length of archives is 196.1 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Securities and Futures Bureau, Financial Supervisory Commission Development of new financial products, etc. 80 0.6
Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation, Neipu Cigarette Factory Tobacco and alcohol production quality improvement test, pest control, tobacco growing guidance, pricing approval of tobacco and alcohol, materials inventory, prevention and control of pest infestation on tobacco leaves in warehouses, tobacco leaf processing, etc. 82-91 64.45
Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation, Taipei Brewery Labor security and health and occupational accident reports, cost review, etc. 87-91 10.4
Taiwan Tobacco& Liquor Corporation, Yilan Distillery Wine brewing plan, tourist brewery plans, etc. 87-91 13.9
Taiwan Tobacco& Liquor Corporation, Hualien Distillery Bill of materials, etc. 88-91 15.1
Taiwan Tobacco& Liquor Corporation, Pingtung Distillery Tobacco and alcohol packaging design improvements, etc. 88-91 13.27
Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation, Shanhua Brewery Warehouse management, beer exportation, etc. 88-91 14
Taiwan Tobacco& Liquor Corporation, Longtian Distillery Waste processing, tobacco and alcohol quality improvement tests, etc. 88-91 5.18
Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation, Taipei Cigarette Factory Material management, container assay improvements, etc. 82-87 25.9
Taiwan Tobacco& Liquor Corporation, Tainan Office Container recycling, retailer management, inventory taking, etc. 88-91 33.3

 

6. Education and Sports Affairs:The total length of archives is 1.451 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
National Chengchi University, National University of Tainan, Ministry of Education, R.O.C., etc. Property management, teacher training programs for visually impaired students, land leasing, issues related to the utilization of lands for the Experimental Forest at National Taiwan University, cases of schooling righteous compatriots' children who returned to Taiwan, etc. 40-75 1.451

 

7. Economic and Trade Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.22 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Fifth River Management Branch, WRA, MOEA, 
Keelung Branch, Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, MOEA
Meteorological and hydrological data, staff training, fruit and vegetable inspection, quarantine regulation and precautions for export, etc. 61-75 0.22

 

8. Health Care Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.01 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Yunlin Education and Nursing Institution, Ministry of Health and Welfare Introduction of Nursing, Education and Vocational Training Station for Women and daily photos, etc. 63-66 0.01

 

9. Environmental Resource Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.64 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Fuel Cycle and Materials Administration, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, National Atomic Research Institute Land acquisition for storage, nuclear defense and materials management; construction, operation and maintenance of nuclear energy and public facilities, etc. 70-80 0.64

 

10. Marine Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.04 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Fleet Branch, Coast Guard Administration, Ocean Affairs Council Case of duty officers who were taken hostage, etc. 80-81 0.04

 

11.  Labor and Human Resources Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.392 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Skill Evaluation Center of Workforce Development Agency, Ministry of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ministry of Labor, etc. Hosting international skills competitions, mining safety promotion plan and execution, etc. 51-81 0.392


12. Agricultural Affairs:The total length of archives is 55.58 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan Construction of Alishan Forest Farm air raid shelter , new construction of Alishan Forest Farm Resort; cases for guiding each forest district office to implement breed tests, etc. 39-84 55.2
Fisheries Research Institute, MOA, Tainan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, MOA, etc. Marine fishery survey and development, facilitating rural construction and development, examining the variety of rice, etc. 60-80 0.38

13. Local Affairs:The total length of archives is 39.253 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Pingtung County Government Construction of Confucius Temple and the ancestral shrine, etc. 48-65 31.5
Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Taoyuan General accounting report during 1989-1992, etc. 66-81 2.282
Kaohsiung City Police Department, Wufeng District Office, Taichung City, Taipei Feitsui Reservoir Administration, etc. Referral papers for criminal cases, temple management, Yangmingshan land expropriation case, watershed management and protection, ancient monuments management and refurbishment, land transactions and housing dispute mediation, etc. 35-81 5.471

14. Political Affairs:The total length of archives is 1.97 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Taichung Harbor Police Department, MOI
Executive Yuan, Academia Historica, etc.
Immigration and  foreigners entry control, Martial Law related documents, 1981 plan outline for domestic security work, public security and anti-communist movements, wartime transportation unified deployment case, banning books, intelligence gathering and reporting, rebellion investigation, cases of improper speeches, etc. 35-81 1.97


15. Individuals:The total length of archives is 0.55 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(Common Era/CE)
Length (Meters)
Lai,Chen-San Transcripts of land ledger, pawn contracts, etc. 1770-1906 0.55


The quantity and ratio of new archives under each category collected in Jan. –  Mar. 2024 are illustrated in the pie chart and the table below:
  Category Length (Meters)
1 Government Policy 1.41 (0.42%)
2 Judicial and Legal Affairs 0.46 (0.14%)
3 Foreign and Overseas Community Affairs 34.065 (10.25%)
4 National Defense and Veterans Affairs 0.084 (0.02%)
5 Fiscal and Financial Affairs 196.1 (59.03%)
6 Education and Sports Affairs 1.451 (0.44%)
7 Economic and Trade Affairs 0.22 (0.07%)
8 Health Care Affairs 0.01 (0.01%)
9 Environmental Resource affairs 0.64 (0.19%)
10 Marine Affairs 0.04 (0.01%)
11 Labor and Human Resources Affairs 0.392 (0.12%)
12 Agricultural Affairs 55.58 (16.73%)
13 Local Affairs 39.253 (11.81%)
14 Political Affairs 1.97 (0.59%)
15 Individuals 0.55 (0.17%)
  Grand Total  332.225 (100%)

 

 

 

 

    















As of  Mar. 31th, 2024, the National Archives collection totaled 29,298.64 meters in length (paper materials accounted for 28,356.32 meters; non-paper materials for 942.32 meters, including 249.76 meters of photographic materials, 663.945 meters of video and audio tape materials, 13.175 meters of electronic media, 15.44  meters of abolished seals restructured agencies). 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 460.36 (1.57%)
Legislation and Control Affairs 238.81 (0.81%)
Judicial and Legal Affairs 814.941 (2.78%)
Recruitment, Qualification and Personnel Affairs 84.95 (0.29%)
Interior Affairs 430.279 (1.47%)
Foreign and Overseas Community Affairs 1,062.705 (3.63%)
Cross-Strait Relations Affairs 3.2 (0.01%)
National Defense and Veterans Affairs 5,146.412 (17.56%)
Fiscal and Financial Affairs 6,728.839 (22.97%)
Education and Sports Affairs 638.178 (2.18%)
Economic and Trade Affairs 3,561.132 (12.15%)
Transportation and Public Works Affairs 4,743.142 (16.19%)
Ethnicity Affairs 14.97 (0.05%)
Culture and Media Affairs 336.476 (1.15%)
Health Care Affairs 5.77 (0.02%)
Environmental Resource affairs 103.795 (0.35%)
Marine Affairs 1.33 (0.01%)
Labor and Human Resources Affairs 19.782 (0.07%)
Humanities and Technology Development Affairs 11.79 (0.04%)
Agricultural Affairs 457.726 (1.56%)
Electoral Affairs 2 (0.01%)
Local Affairs 1,534.808 (5.24%)
Political Affairs 2,777.145 (9.48%)
Civic groups 109.98 (0.38%)
Individuals 10.12 (0.03%)
Grand Total 29,298.64(100%)

 

 

 

Introduction to“Birthday Celebration of Taipei Xia-Hai City God”on May 13th of the Lunar Calendar

     Built in 1856, the Xia-Hai City God temple was located in Dadaocheng, one of the most developed areas in Taiwan at the time. Over the years, it has ensured prosperity and peace through the God’s blessings. Every year the temple holds the annual “City God Birthday Parade”on May 13th of the lunar calendar, a celebration classified as an intangible asset by Taipei City government.
The day time inspection tour is an important activity of the festival. Its scope covers mainly the south of Minzu West Road, the east of Dihua Street, the north of Chang'an West Road, and the west of Chengde Road, The main sacrificial region is the traditional core area of Datong District in Taipei (Figure 1). Every year during this period, believers and store owners along the street set up tables to worship through burning incense sticks and joss paper money to pray for the gods' protection and safety. Various performing art groups also accept the invitation to participate in the parade for entertaining the audience, and competing with each other. On the day of the festival, people from various places in Taiwan come to watch it. The crowded believers and tourists create the exciting atmosphere together with performers and leave unforgettable memories (Figure 2).
     Welcome to the Archives Access service(A+) online system to learn more about the archives of Birthday Celebration of Taipei Xia-Hai City God.

Figure 1


Figure 1: The day time inspection tour area of “City God Birthday Parade”on May 13th of the lunar calendar
Folder Title: Improved City God Birthday Parade
ID Number: 0057/B11901/3
Transferring agency: National Center for Traditional Arts
Depository: National Archives Administration, NDC

Figure 2: City God Birthday Parade in 1971
Folder Title: Improved City God Birthday Parade
ID Number: 0057/B11901/3
Transferring agency: National Center for Traditional Arts
Depository: National Archives Administration, NDC

  
   
     

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