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National Archives Newsletter Issue 50

2022.07

Issue
50

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, 25 categories of approximately 26.8 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 216.837 m length of archives (15 major categories) was preserved between Apr. and Jun. 2022. 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 0.63 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Examination Yuan, National Security Bureau, Republic of China, etc. Official document of Ministry of Economy for the operational efficiency enhancement in government-operated enterprises, concerning the security check during the national mourning of ex-president Chiang Ching-kuo, safety maintenance work and execution for foreign guests and related processes, etc. 59-81 0.63

 

2.Judicial and Legal Affairs:The total length of archives is 103.418 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Judicial Yuan Amendment draft of Civil Service Discipline Act, the 40th  policy address of the Supreme Court, etc. 5-81 49
Legislative Yuan Staff application for temporary leave without salary and position restoration, vehicle management, etc. 3-57 54
Taiwan New Taipei District Prosecutors Office, Taiwan Changhua District Court, etc. The case of the 75 Zhi-Ta No. 2339 homicide investigation and life imprisonment, etc. 73-108 0.418

 

3. Recruitment, Qualification and Personnel Affairs:The total length of archives is 3.37 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Examination Yuan The rules of Central Bank assistant clerk promotion examination, outline of the 69th administrative plan, the compilation of test questions for 1988 Special Examination of Dietitian qualification, etc. 66-81 3.37

 

4.Interior Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.621 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior, Keelung Harbor Police Department, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior, etc. The project for establishing airport and harbor information systems, the purchasing of CKS Airport of entry and exit information systems, opinion and response from its subordinate and affiliated on compensation for Taiwan-Japanese soldiers, etc. 72-81 0.621

 

5.Foreign and Overseas Community Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.4 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Archieves of Legislative Yuan review resolutions in 1977, archieves of  central  committee overseas work meeting during 1982-1983, etc. 40-80 0.4

 

6.National Defense and Veterans Affairs:The total length of archives is 19.28 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Political Warfare Bureau, MND Rehabilitation project of the Taichung Hero House, research project of homemade floating balloons, public security education, etc. 42-81 5.07
Navy Command Headquarters, MND The disposal and decommissioning of received vehicles in Taipei area, crucial resolutions of 13th military conference, the case of underwater craft training, compilating documentory of the U.S. Military Assistance, etc. 35-81 13.64
Army Command Headquarters, MND, Taoyuan Veterans' Home, Veterans Affairs Commission, etc. The plan for operational exercises, the case of quarry in fortified control area, the relocation of  sentry squads in Qilou and Bangkeng, support ageement of the Longquan Veterans Hospital, etc. 70-79 0.57

 

7. Fiscal and Financial Affairs:The total length of archives is 10.65 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Securities and Futures Bureau, Financial Supervisory Commission Amendment draft of the regulation rules of stock exchange, the revision of stock transaction regulation rules, etc. 61-76 1.2
National Property Administration, MOF The application for excavating the Japanese buried materials, tenement joint construction of the Tainan City, loan balances appropriation cases of the Public Law 480 Program, etc. 62-81 9.45

 

8. Education and Sports Affairs:The total length of archives is 2.91 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
National Taiwan Normal University The cases of PhD program estabilshment at the Education Graduate Institute, etc. 60-71 1
National Taichung University of Education, National Taiwan University, National Taiwan Museum, National Central Library, Ministry of Education, etc. Concerning student hair and clothing check and advisory, the 40th National Art Restropective Exhibition, related documents on the draft plan revision of establishing Center for Chinese Studies, documents on the handover the National Central Library collection of Oracle pieces and antiquities to the National Museum of History, concerning the arrangement of Cultural Relations with Iraq, etc. 39-84 1.91

 

9.Transportation and Public Works Affairs:The total length of archives is 16.14 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Chunghwa Post Co., Ltd. Rural postal facility expansion programs to support rural economic development, regulation revisons of postal management, etc. 44-82 3.8
Maritime and Port Bureau, MOTC 1906 correction blue print of the Middle Dog Light Sation, the blue print of Chance lamp wick and oil lamp, the engineering design drawings of repairing Green Island Lighthouse's tower body, etc. 1873-2009 2.85
Taipei Workshop, Taiwan Railways Administration, MOTC Technical documents of steam locomotive,  technical documents of diesel-electric locomotives, etc. 51 8.2
Directorate General of Highways, MOTC, First Maintenance Office, Directorate General of Highways, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Fifth Maintenance Office, Directorate General of Highways, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, etc. Construction project of provincial highways and bridges, enhancement project of the Chung-Hsing Bridge, the construction of new Bitan Bridge, the construction of new Mawudu road, etc. 55-74 1.29

 

10.Culture and Media Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.08 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Ministry of Culture Common official document on security affairs during the period of national mobilization, etc. 40-59 0.08

 

11.Health Care Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.795 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Taiwan Centers for Disease Control, Health Promotion Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Yunlin Education and Nursing Institution, Ministry of Health and Welfare, etc. The 1967 bulletin for cholera prevention, the students' vision care program, the family planning program in Taiwan region, achiement report for promoting security enhancement in 1969, the U.S. Aid and cooperation plan with NTUH, etc. 39-77 0.795


12.Environmental Resource Affairs:The total length of archives is 6.88 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Environmental Protection Administration, Executive Yuan The appeaing cases of complaining environmental pollution, the processing of Water Pollution Control Act violation, etc. 86-91 6.88

13.Agricultural Affairs:The total length of archives is 8.78 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Tungshih Forest District Office, Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan The investigation report of the DaSyueShan forest resource, the development and construction projects of the Hehuan Mountain Playground, etc. 50-57 2.9
Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan The establishment of the technology advisory committee for animal or plant quarantine, the amendment proposal of the Regulation for Prevention and Control of Infectious livestock Diseases, etc. 71-81 4.95
PingTung Forest District Office, Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Miaoli District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Fisheries Agency, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, etc. The landform  measurement of Kenting Forest Recreation Area, concerning the handover of Zhudong Silkwom Breeding Station of the Oriental Making Silk Society, amendment on the regulations of Taiwan provincial fisheries management, the bonues payment for ocean vessel seamen, etc. 39-74 0.93

14.Local Affairs:The total length of archives is 8.691 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Information Bureau,  Kaohsiung City Government Banning illegal news-press, cultural inspection of film industry for cable and radio TV, bulletin of reisssuing permit for movie filming, etc. 39-78 1.47
Bureau of Land Administration, Tainan City Government Impounding the insurgents' properties, ambiguity clarification of land registration rules, cases of change in land registration, application of land appropriation for US Taiwan Defense Command by Army Command, etc. 43-57 1.245
Yilan County Government, Kinmen County Waterworks, Kinmen County, Jhushan Land Office, Nantou County, Department of Social Welfare, Taoyuan City Government, Social Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government, etc. The shipbuilding loan for Dachen fisherman, the presvation and protection project for head-water point, concerning NTU Experimental Forest and Three Forest Co-operative Societies land allotment and reissue, promotion program of national conservation movement, establishment of the 1959 Flood Recovery Foundation and the summary of rebuilding work, concerning the construction plan of office buildings at Feitsui Reservoir, the proposal of canal dredging for Anping Port in Tainan City, etc. 35-81 5.976


15.Political Affairs:The total length of archives is 34.192 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Letters sent by Amnesty International and foreign nationals concerning political prisoners and drafted response in 1975 and 1976, etc. 48-90 4.8
Agency Against Corruption, Ministry of Justice Security investigation report for safeguard workers, etc. 55-77 2.46
Ministry of National Defense The cases of domestic espionage deployment, the cases of counterintelligence, the history of Military Police Command, the history of Matsu Defense Command, etc. 21-81 15.3
Political Warfare Bureau, MND The improvement plan for military political warfare organization, etc. 50-63 1.46
Army Command Headquarters, MND The cases of rebellion, the cases of writing reactionary texts,etc. 37-81 8
Ministry of Education The inhibiting of Holy Bible using Romanized spelling, banning and appeal processing of some dance and performance,etc. 43-101 1.011
Hualien Harbor Police Department, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau, etc. Implementation direction for rogue duidance work by Taiwan area police agencies during period of national mobilization for the suppression of the communist rebellion, security investigation report for safeguard workers, the cases of work regulations for preventing espionage destruction, the rental of Youth Recreation Center building by the Taichung China Youth Corps, staff detained and suspended from work on account of a court case, the processing of insurgents' properties, etc. 39-80 1.161
    
The quantity and ratio of new archives under each category collected in Apr. - Jun. 2022 are illustrated in the pie chart and the table below:
  Category Length (Meters)
1 Government Policy 0.63 (0.29%)
2 Judicial and Legal Affairs 103.418 (47.69%)
3 Recruitment, Qualification and Personnel Affairs 3.37 (1.55%)
4 Interior Affairs 0.621 (0.29%)
5 Foreign and Overseas Community Affairs 0.4 (0.18%)
6 National Defense and Veterans Affairs 19.28 (8.89%)
7 Fiscal and Financial Affairs 10.65 (4.91%)
8 Education and Sports Affairs 2.91(1.34%)
9 Transportation and Public Works Affairs 16.14 (7.44%)
10 Culture and Media Affairs 0.08 (0.04%)
11 Health Care Affairs 0.795 (0.37%)
12 Environmental Resource Affairs 6.88 (3.17%)
13 Agricultural Affairs 8.78 (4.06%)
14 Local Affairs 8.691 (4.01%)
15 Political Affairs 34.192 (15.77%)
  Grand Total  216.837 (100%)

 

 

Issue 50 Pie Chart

 

     As of Jun. 30th, 2022, the National Archives collection totaled 26,800.944 meters in length (paper materials accounted for 25,861.049 meters; non-paper materials for 939.895 meters, including 249.76 meters of photographic materials, 662.455 meters of video and audio tape materials, 13.175 meters of electronic media, 14.505 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 447.015 (1.67%)
Legislation and Control Affairs 238.810 (0.89%)
Judicial and Legal Affairs 745.629 (2.8%)
Recruitment, Qualification and Personnel Affairs 80.28 (0.3%)
Interior Affairs 329.922 (1.23%)
Foreign and Overseas Community Affairs 969.055 (3.62%)
Cross-Strait Relations Affairs 3.2(0.01%)
National Defense and Veterans Affairs 5066.591(18.91%)
Fiscal and Financial Affairs 5499.195 (20.52%)
Education and Sports Affairs 613.079 (2.29%)
Economic and Trade Affairs 3228.81 (12.05%)
Transportation and Public Works Affairs 4734.512 (17.67%)
Ethnicity Affairs 4.62 (0.02%)
Culture and Media Affairs 320.013 (1.18%)
Health Care Affairs 3.22 (0.01%)
Environmental Resource affairs 87.065 (0.32%)
Marine Affairs 1.29 (0%)
Labor and Human Resources Affairs 7.62 (0.03%)
Humanities and Technology Development Affairs 5.065 (0.02%)
Agricultural Affairs 234.064 (0.86%)
Electoral Affairs 2 (0.01%)
Local Affairs 1438.006 (5.35%)
Political Affairs 2628.593 (9.81%)
Civic groups 106.06 (0.4%)
Individuals 7.23 (0.03%)
Grand Total 26,800.944 (100%)

 

 

 


History of school uniforms in the Archives

     Students in Taiwan used to wear school uniform which was required by government until the 1980s. After the Nationalist administration of the Republic of China (ROC) took control of Taiwan, the Chief Executive Office of Taiwan Province promulgated the student uniform rules in 1946, which were based on existing uniform rules, requiring students to wear specified school uniform of appointed color. (Figure 1 and 2) However, taking parental economic status into account, the government agreed not to enforce strictly the rules promulgated in 1946. Instead, it was regarded acceptable that students wore school uniforms that they already had. 

     In the 1960s, government enacted new school uniform rules, and schools were advised to comply to the new regulation. The rules and the design of new school uniforms applied primarily to military education and training lessons, so the design was often mistaken for military costume during that period time. The rules persisted up until the 1980s; the government announced then to ease the restrictions on uniform, allowing schools to have their own uniform design. 

     Welcome to A+ online system to learn more about the history of school uniforms in Taiwan.

 

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 1: Elementary school uniform dress code in 1946.
Folder Title: Student Uniforms
ID Number: A309000000E/0030/002.09/0001
Transferring agency: Ministry of Education
Depository: National Archives Administration, NDC

Figure 2: Rules of school uniform promulgated in 1946.
Folder Title: Student Uniforms
ID Number: A309000000E/0030/002.09/0001
Transferring agency: Ministry of Education
Depository: National Archives Administration, NDC

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