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National Archives Newsletter Issue 44

 

2021.01

  Issue 44

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, 23 categories of approximately 25.5 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 922.175m length of archives (16 major categories) was preserved between October and December, 2020. 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 1.175 meters

Source Authority

Summary

Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)

Length (Meters)

Office of the President, National Security Bureau, Executive Yuan, etc. Including asking for remedy, position classification, and the results of promoting “Notes of Must-Knows for Daily Life”, etc. 45-9341-108 1.175

 

2.Judicial and Legal Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.8 meters

Source Authority

Summary

Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)

Length (Meters)

Taiwan Taipei District Prosecutors Office, Taiwan High Prosecutors Office, Judicial Yuan, etc. Including compensation for wrongful imprisonment, death penalty cases and life sentences for corruption, etc. 39-89 0.8


3.Recruitment, Qualification and Personnel Affairs:The total length of archives is 34.17 meters

Source Authority

Summary

Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)

Length (Meters)

Ministry of Examination Including examination administration, screening test regulations, etc. 39-61 28.4
Examination Yuan Including organizational framework, minutes of meetings, etc. 62-65 2.8
Ministry of Civil Service Including organizational policies, personnel policies, etc.
 
56-99 2.97


4.Interior Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.96 meters

Source Authority

Summary

Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)

Length (Meters)

Ministry of the Interior, National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior, National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior, etc. Including regulations, rules regarding matters involving foreign elements and immigration applications, etc. 39-90 0.96


5.Foreign and Overseas Community Affairs:The total length of archives is 8 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Community Affairs Council Including policy planning, establishment of overseas schools, etc. 54-90 8


6.National Defense and Veterans Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.155 meters

Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Navy Command Headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense, Bade Veterans Home, Veterans Affairs Council Including military geography, sea surface study and data amendment, documents regarding “Jingmin Project”, etc. 19-56 0.155
 
7.Fiscal and Financial Affairs:The total length of archives is 847.5 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Central Bank of the Republic of China Including issuance of government bonds, Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, etc. 1899-89 60.7
7New Taipei Office, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation Including insuring tobacco and liquor, personnel laws, etc. 76-81 38.5
Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation Including purchasing foreign tobacco and liquor, annual repair budget, archives destruction, etc. 76-8176-8176-81 540
Taipei Brewery, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation Including construction commencements, procurement, etc. 76-8176-8176-81 41.2
Longtian Distillery, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation Including returned liquor, inventory of materials and products, etc. 76-81 7.2
Tainan Office, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation Including material management, market surveys, etc. 76-81 37.6
Jhunan Brewery, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation Including operations conferences, land and house disputes, etc. 76-81 18.8
Nantou Winery & Distillery, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation Including fact-findings and visits, property allocation and inventory management, etc. 76-81 25.6
Puli Brewery, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation Including project execution and control, allocation of product labels and wrappers, etc. 76-81 8
Ministry of Finance Including tax treaties, personnel, organizational framework, etc. 55-81 22.3
Neipu Tobacco Factory, Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation Including warehouse pest management, handling official documents, tobacco planting management, etc. 76-81 47.6
  
8.Education and Sports Affairs:The total length of archives is 2.61 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
National Taitung University Including management of student status, etc. 35-37 0.03
Sports Administration, Ministry of Education Including participating in international sports exchanges, developing sport diplomacy, etc. 31-79 2.58

9.Economic and Trade Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.13 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Taiwan Power Company, CPC Corporation Taiwan, State-owned Enterprise Commission, Ministry of Economic Affairs. Including espionage crackdowns, suspicion investigation and manpower cultivating, etc. 39-79 0.13

10.Transportation and Public Works Affairs:The total length of archives is 4.59 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Freeway Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications. Including special annual financial reports, statistics on traffic operations, etc. 61-64 4
Port of Taichung, Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Ltd.; Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Taipei City Motor Vehicles Office, etc. Including project plans, applying to set up broadcasting radios, postal affairs, motor vehicles affairs, etc. 39-81 0.59

11.Culture and Media Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.136 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Ministry of Culture, Bureau of Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture, etc. Including safekeeping antiquities, donation of antiquities, etc. 36-79 0.136

12.Health Care Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.02 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Southern Region Senior Citizens' Home, Ministry of Health and Welfare Including land expropriation, etc. 39-40 0.02

13.Agricultural Affairs:The total length of archives is 2.695 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Nantou Forest District Office, Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, etc. Including statement of operating costs, car allocation lists, land survey, naming new crops, registration affairs, U.S. Aid, meetings of Forestry companies, etc. 35-81 2.695

14.Local Affairs:The total length of archives is 7.844 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Dawu Township Elected Representatives, Taitung County, Department of Administrative and International Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government, Taichung City Police Department, etc. Including Dawu fishing port continued construction, compensation for land, preparatory meetings for obtaining the right for contract signing of Treaty of Peace with Japan, etc. 38-82 1.504
Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Taoyuan Including general final accounting reports, budget documents, etc. 49-79 4.75
Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, New Taipei City Government Including financial statements, budget documents, etc. 68-72 1.59

15.Political Affairs:The total length of archives is 11.38 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
National Security Bureau, National Taiwan Library, Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development, Ministry of Culture, etc. Including appointments, dismissals, promotions and transfers, pleadings, registration of publications, etc. 36-98 6.04
National Police Agency, Ministry of the Interior. Including monitoring words and deeds, etc. 43-54 1.11
Taiwan High Prosecutors Office Including turmoil and rebellions, etc. 40-80 1.23
Kuomintang Including President's instructions, etc. 39-61 3

16.Individuals Affairs:The total length of archives is 0.01 meters
Source Authority Summary Year Range
(the Republic Era/RE)
Length (Meters)
Hok Ping Wong Including letters of appointment, identity documents, etc. 32 0.01
 

The quantity and ratio of new archives under each category collected in October - December 2020 are illustrated in the pie chart and the table below:

 
Category Length (Meters)
Government Policy 1.175(0.1274%)
Judicial and Legal Affairs 0.8(0.0868%)
Recruitment, Qualification and Personnel Affairs 34.17(3.7054%)
Interior Affairs 0.96(0.1041%)
Foreign and Overseas Community Affairs 8(0.8675%)
National Defense and Veterans Affairs 0.155(0.0168%)
Fiscal and Financial Affairs 847.5(91.9023%)
Education and Sports Affairs 2.61(0.2830%)
Economic and Trade Affairs 0.13(0.0141%)
Transportation and Public Works Affairs 4.59(0.4977%)
Culture and Media Affairs 0.136(0.0147%)
Health Care Affairs 0.02(0.0022%)
Agricultural Affairs 2.695(0.2922%)
Local Affairs 7.844(0.8506%)
Political Affairs 11.38(1.2340%)
Individuals 0.01(0.0011%)
 

Grand Total

922.175(100%)


The quantity and ratio of new archives under each category collected in October - December 2020 are illustrated in the pie chart



 

 As of  December, 31th, 2020, the National Archives collection totaled 25,505.721 meters in length (paper materials accounted for 24,595.316 meters; non-paper materials for 910.405 meters, including 222.320 meters of photographic materials, 662.455 meters of video and audio tape materials, 13.025 meters of electronic media, 12.605 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 404.48(1.5858%)
Legislation and Control Affairs 238.73(0.9360%)
Judicial and Legal Affairs 606.255(2.3769%)
Recruitment, Qualification and Personnel Affairs 75.88(0.2975%)
Interior Affairs 295.08(1.1569%)
   Foreign and Overseas Community Affairs 967.495(3.7932%)
National Defense and Veterans Affairs 4943.613(19.3824%)
Fiscal and Financial Affairs 5050.41(19.8011%)
Education and Sports Affairs 598.218(2.3454%)
Economic and Trade Affairs 3057.66(11.9881%)
Transportation and Public Works Affairs 4707.305(18.4559%)
Ethnicity Affairs 4.62(0.0181%)
Culture and Media Affairs 316.576(1.2412%)
Health Care Affairs 1.675(0.0066%)
Environmental Resource affairs 77.3(0.3031%)
Labor and Human Resources Affairs 6.7(0.0263%)
Humanities and Technology Development Affairs 3.165(0.0124%)
Agricultural Affairs 183.155(0.7181%)
Electoral Affairs 2(0.0078%)
Local Affairs 1389.869(5.4492%)
Political Affairs 2467.315(9.6736%)
Civic Groups 105.86(0.4150%)
Individuals 2.36(0.0093%)
  Grand Total 25,505.721 (100%)


The numbers and proportions of the various categories of archives are shown in the pie chart

 


 

 Green Burials: Let Dust to Dust

  For the environment, natural burials can conserve natural resources, preserve the environment. Since there is no actual graves, family can memorize their beloved ones with various ways without the limit of time or place. Tombstones or not, it won’t change the love for them.
  The government has been actively promoting changes in traditional funeral etiquette by amending the Funeral and Burial Subsidy Standard for Public Servant to encourage cremation than inhumation in 1993 (Figure 1), implementing the Mortuary Service Administration Act in 2002 to support tree burials, asking government agencies to advocate tree burials and ash spilling in 2004 (Figure 2), and so on.
  By the end of 2019, there are 41 places in Taiwan can accommodate tree/flower burials and ash spilling, two places can provide planting deposits and 11 cities/counties had already officiated sea burials.
  Welcome to  A+ online system for more stories in the archives about the culture of ancestor worship in Taiwan.
 

 

Figure 1: On June 21, 1993, Ministry of Examination and Executive Yuan jointly announced the Amendment of the Funeral and Burial Subsidy Standard for Public Servant.
Folder title: Subsidy measures for Marriage, funeral, childbirth and disaster.
ID number: A600000000A/0039/0501100/0001/0001/069
Transferring agency: Ministry of Examinatio
Depository: National Archives Administration, NDC

 

Figure 2: On July 13, 2004, Ministry of the Interior asked the subordinate agencies of the Executive Yuan to spread and promote the ideas of tree burial and ash spilling.
Folder title: Administrative affairs
ID number: A332410000K/0093/011/1/4/051
Transferring agency: RSEA Engineering Corporation
Depository: National Archives Administration, NDC

 

 

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