Collections

Filipiniana Books and Serials

The Main Library also houses the Filipiniana books, serials and special collections. The Filipiniana books collection is strong in literature, history, political science, economics and sociology. The Filipiniana serial collection consists of periodicals published by academic and research institutions, government agencies, societies, commercial publishers, etc., and extensive sets of national and regional newspapers, current as well as retrospective.

Special Collections

THE COLLECTION

The materials in the Special Collections Section are library materials separated from the general collection because they are of a certain form, on a certain topic/subject, of a particular period or geographical area, rare, fragile or valuable.

The collection consists of rare books and other types of Filipiniana materials. They usually do not fall into any of the conventional categories like books and serials. They may be rare, unique, out of print, unpublished and non-textual. They supplement or offer information on various subjects not readily available in the Book and Serials Section.

 

THE MATERIALS

  • Art Works. Original two-or three-dimensional works of art, e.g., paintings, drawings, sculpture, etc. Majority of the art works are donated by private collectors and artists. These are arranged by medium and by artist. There is an index to art works that is ready for use.
  • Local History. Collection of information on Philippine provinces, cities, towns and barrios in the form of brochures, souvenir programs, statistics, reports, clippings, etc. The collection is arranged by towns, cities, provinces and regions.
  • Maps and Atlases. Consists of maps of regions, provinces and towns. They are political, geographic, topographical and base maps. They can be searched through the WebOPAC.
  • Personal Papers. Collection of historical documents and unpublished or original literary works written in major Philippine languages. There are two types of personal papers:
  • Vernacular Collection. Rare materials, manuscripts and personal papers that are largely of literary materials written in the major Philippine languages. Includes works in Tagalog, Pampango, Bicolano, Ilocano, Cebuano and Hiligaynon.
  • Historical Collection. Consists of significant historical events in Philippine history, histories of provinces, cities and towns, Japanese Occupation, etc.
  • Picture/Photograph Collection. Consists of portraits and photographs of scenarios, people, edifices, churches, costumes, places and many others depicting the significant aspects of Philippine socio-cultural, political and economic life from the earliest to the present. This also includes the Harry Whitfield Harris Collection which consists of pictures on Philippine scenes, peoples and edifices from North Luzon to Zamboanga at the close of the 19th century and early 1900s. The Harnish Collection is available on CD-Rom at the General Reference Section.
  • Radical Papers. This collection consists of pamphlets, brochures, and other materials against the Martial Law in the Philippines (1972-1981), and materials on Communism in the Philippines.
  • Rare Books. Consists of books published from the 16th to the early 20th centuries, the procurement or acquisition of which may no longer be possible or ascertainable because they are out of print or are the only existing copies available. Most of these are available in microfilm. They are accessed through the book data base.
  • Rare serials. Consists of periodicals from the 19th to the 20th century, across all topics and interests, many of which are discontinued. Most are available in microfilm.
  • Rizaliana Papers. A compilation of materials pertaining to Dr. Jose Rizal, including his works. Materials are culled from various publications (books, periodicals, ephemera); some are photocopies of materials unavailable locally. Date range of these materials are from the late 1890s to 2000. Also includes photos and microfilm printouts.
  • Speech File. Collection of speeches by prominent Filipinos on various occasions and events. The materials are arranged alphabetically by the speaker’s name.
     

Policy on Duplication of Materials

Readers are required to fill up a photo-duplication slip before having any materials from the Special Collection duplicated. All materials from the Special Collections may not be taken out of the building.

The following materials can be duplicated only via the photocopying machine located within the University Library.

  1. Published Materials
  2. Personal Papers
  3. Maps and other cartographic materials
  4. Rare Books and Rare Serials

Please note that the Special Collections may refuse the duplication of such materials if

  1. It is detrimental to the physical condition of the book
  2. It violates the Intellectual Property Code of the University
  3. It violates the restrictions set by the donors
  4. Such other reasons that the library deems

 

Publication and Citation

Researchers must obtain permission to publish copies of materials under copyright from the copyright owner. If the copyright owner is the University Library, a letter must be sent ot the University Librarian requesting permission to publish.

Researchers must properly cite and acknowledge the copyright owner in the published material; title of the collection, adn the following lines (whichever is applicable)

  • [Title of material], [Name of Collection], Special Collections Section, University of the Philippines Diliman

E.g.

  1. Portrait of President Carlos P. Romulo, Art Collection, Special Collections Section, University of the Philippines Diliman.
  2. Veneration with Understanding by Armando Malay, Rizaliana Collection, Special Collections Section, University of the Philippines Diliman.

 

Revoking of Privileges

Researchers must handle all materials properly and follow all library rules and regulations.

Library privileges of researchers caught violating any of the above regulations will be revoked. 

Serials

Available at the second floor of the UP Diliman Main Library, the serials collection includes Foreign and Filipiniana journals, magazines, periodicals, newspapers, etc. mostly covering the areas of the social sciences and the humanities.

General Reference

The reference collection, located at the Information Services and Instruction Section, includes foreign and Filipiniana information and reference resources such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, directories, almanacs, yearbooks, and serials of general interest.

Multimedia Collections

The Multimedia Services unit, under the Information Services and Instruction Section, has a collection consisting of the following formats:

AUDIO-VISUALS

  • Slide sets, mostly dealing with the Humanities in foreign and local context;
  • Sound recordings in cassette tapes and disc format for language studies, Filipino musical compositions, personality development, etc.;
  • Video recordings in cassette tapes (VHS and Beta) and disc format, focusing both on general interest and on Philippines socio-political and cultural concerns.

MICROFORMS

  • Microfilm – Filipiniana rare books, theses and dissertations, newspapers, periodicals and vernacular materials;
  • Microfiche – foreign publications, such as technical reports and journals, conference papers, university catalogs, theses and dissertations.

Social Sciences

Primarily serves as the library of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. It includes foreign books in the fields of philosophy, religion, history, geography, anthropology, population, sociology, and political science are available here on open shelves and may be borrowed for a period of two weeks by students and staff, one month by faculty. Reserve books, including Filipiniana titles, are on closed shelves and may be borrowed for use within the reading room, or for overnight use upon application.

University Archives and Records Depository

This official archival agency of UP established in 1974 and located in the Main Library, contains University records of permanent value and permanent papers of University administrators, faculty, and alumni. Foremost of these are the official records of the Board of Regents, Executive Committee, University Council, administrative officials of the University, individual records of Diliman colleges and units, official publications such as the UP Gazette, UP Newsletter, Philippine Collegian, reports of committees created by the University President and Board of Regents, memorabilia, plaques, trophies, pins, posters, photographs and theses and dissertations of the colleges.

On display at the Archives are contributions of the UP to the celebration of the Centennial of the Republic of the Philippines in 1989.

The Archives maintains computerized indexes to the Philippine Collegian, UP Gazette, and the Minutes of the Meetings of the Board of Regents for easy retrieval by officials, students and researchers.

A Conservation Laboratory was set up in the Archives in 2000.

UARD Policy on Duplication of Materials

Readers are required to fill up a photo-duplication slip before having any materials from the UARD duplicated.  All materials from the UARD may not be taken out of the building.

The following materials can be duplicated only via the photocopying machine located within the University Library.  

  • Published Materials
  • Personal Papers
  • Maps and other cartographic materials
  • Rare Books and Rare Serials
  • Theses and Dissertations - only preliminary pages and bibliography can be duplicated.

Under exceptional circumstances, the UARD allows duplication of theses/dissertations, provided that the researcher secures a letter of consent (addressed to the University Librarian) from the authorof the thesis/dissertation that he/she wishes to be duplicated.  Should the author be deceased, prevailing University Policy on Intellectual Property will apply.

Please note that the UARD may refuse the duplication of such materials if

  1. It is detrimental to the physical condition of the book
  2. It violates the Intellectual Property Code of the University
  3. It violates the restrictions set by the donors
  4. Other reasons that the library deems

 

Publication and Citation

Researchers must obtain permission to publish copies of materials under copyright from the copyright owner.  If the copyright owner is the University Library, a letter must be sent ot the University Librarian requesting permission to publish.

Researchers must properly cite and acknowledge the copyright owner in the published material; title of the collection, adn the following lines (whichever is applicable)

  • [Title of material], [Name of Collection], University Archives and Records Depository, University of the Philippines Diliman"

E.g. Diary of Guillermo Tolentino, Guillermo Tolentino Papers, University Archives and Records Depository, University of the Philippines Diliman.

 

Revoking of Privileges

Researchers  must handle all materials properly and follow all library rules and regulations.

Library Privileges of researchers caught violating any of the regulations will be revoked.

Judge Guillermo Guevara Collections

The books and papers of Guillermo B. Guevara, founder of criminology in the Philippines, were deeded for donation to the University of the Philippines Library on August 24, 1973. They were finally donated to the library in 1976 through the efforts of Federico Mangahas, former U.P. Information and Alumni Relations Director.
 
The papers of Judge Guillermo B. Guevara cover the period from 1915 to 1977, although the bulk of the material begins in 1947. They consist primarily of correspondence, speeches, writings, memorabilia and clippings, supplemented by diaries, court papers and photographs.
 
The papers for the period of his tenure as member of the Code Commission are especially useful for persons interested in the Civil Code and penal sciences. As chief drafter of the Code of Crimes, much of his correspondence from 1971 to 1974 are reflective of his vigorous push for the approval of the Code of Crimes.
 
Guevara's role as a graft buster under the term of President Roman Magsaysay in 1955-1956 drew nationwide attention. This episode is documented by voluminous newspaper clippings on the investigation of cases mostly connected with the administration of the import and the exchange control system.
 
The papers also provide an insight into Philippine business and industry. The series on correspondence and financial records show his extensive financial ventures particularly his investments in the rubber industry.
 
The book collection, totaling approximately 690 volumes, covers penal sciences, economics, history, literature and philosophy. Four priceless major Amorsolo paintings owned by the Guillermo B. Guevara Foundation are permanently on exhibition in the Guillermo B. Guevara Room located on the second floor of the Main Library.
 
Judge Guillermo Guevara passed the bar examination without formal law course (self-study) in 1912. He took his Master of Laws at the Georgetown University in 1916. In 1921-1942, he was a professorial lecturer on criminal law at the University of the Philippines Diliman.
 
Intersted researchers may email the University Librarian, rytarlit@gmail.com to set an appointment/schedule a visit. Kindly include the nature of your research, and the date and time of your arrival. Note that University Library regulations for non-UP users also apply to the Guevara Collection; please include pertinent IDs and documents in your letter. For further inquiries, please contact (02)9818500 local 2852.