The University Of The Philippines Baguio Cordillera/Northern Luzon Historical Archives

When the University of the Philippines celebrated its 100th year in 2008, one project of UP Baguio to commemorate this milestone is the establishment of an Archives. Through the centennial project called “Understanding Cordillera Culture Through Primary Sources: A Cordillera/Northern Historical Archives Project, the Archives was set-up to collect, reproduce, arrange, preserve, and make accessible archival materials in one conducive place –within the UP Baguio campus.

Augustus U. Saboy Papers

The Augustus U. Saboy papers are digital copies of documents that were initially deposited in the UP Baguio Cordillera/Northern Luzon Historical Archives in 2010 by his son, Scott, a former faculty member of the College of Arts and Communication of UP Baguio. Saboy’s papers consist mostly of materials on the bodong and pagta, the Kalinga indigenous peace and conflict settlement process, as well as sources relative to the Cordillera autonomy movement. 

Cordillera Mass Movement Archives

The Cordillera Mass Movement was originally from the Cordillera Resource Center for Indigenous People’s Rights (CRC-IPR). The CRC-IPR, an independent NGO, was established in 1982 and operated until 1998. One of the mandates of the Center was to collect oral and documentary materials on Cordillera issues and concerns, one of which is indigenous people’s rights.

The Howard T. Fry Papers

The UP Baguio Cordillera/Northern Luzon Archives received the Howard Fry collection in August 2008. Prior to this date, on June 20, 2008, UP President Emerlinda Roman and UP Baguio Chancellor Priscilla Macansantos accepted the Fry collection in a symbolic turnover at UP Diliman, with the participation of Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Edgardo V. Espiritu and members of the UP Baguio Executive Staff. A formal launch of the collection was held on September 2, 2008 in UP Baguio.

Laurence L. Wilson Papers

The Laurence Wilson collection of black and white photographs, film negatives, and correspondences between H. Otley Beyer, Henry A. Kamora and Francisco Billiet were in the possession of the UP Baguio Cordillera Studies Center Library since the ‘80s. According to Prof. Analyn Salvador-Amores, who made an inventory of the photographs, there is no accurate date when the CSC Library acquired these materials. Sometime in 1982, Dr. William Henry Scott donated some photographs and historic maps to the Center. These black and white photographs were said to be the collection of Laurence Lee Wilson.

Otto Scheerer Papers

The Otto Scheerer papers were donated to the Archives by his grandson, Dr. Richard G. Scheerer, a medical doctor. The collection consists of photocopies of Scheerer’s written and published works, photographs, and an exposition written by his grandson on Otto Scheerer’s role in the development of Baguio and Benguet.

Robert B. Fox, Sr. Papers

The heirs of Robert B. Fox, Sr. turned over his collection to the University of the Philippines Baguio in 2007. The exhibit of Dr. Fox’s papers coincided with the opening of the Archives on August 22, 2007. His collection includes field notes, photographs, correspondences, published works, theses, undergraduate as well as graduate student papers, newspaper clippings, maps, financial records, drafts of his books and papers, conference programs, conference papers, office memos, manuscripts of works of other anthropologists, beta tapes, drawings and other personal papers.