HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 7 no. 3 (1959)

Addenda To The Insurgent Records

Eufronio M. Alip

Discipline: History



Editor's Note--These two letters, one addressed to the Secretary of Education, theother to the Editor of the Chronicle, should be of interest to our historians in generaland to the members of the Philippine National Historical Societv in particular. Forthey deal with the way our history sources are being handed out to the public. On onehand, the Bureau of Public Libraries took the initiative to release to a tabloid someunsavory news supposed to be based on certain documents - these news affectingprofoundly a chapter of the country's history. On the other hand, the Bureau of RecordsManagement, which is claiming the custody of the records captured by the U.S.Army from the Philippine Republic of 1899 and which were recently returned tothe Philippine Republic, would like to function in the best tradition of an archivistwhich would. not allow the use of such source materials except by "responsible peoplewith well-established probity and sound scholarship".