Act No. 273, AN ACT creating a Bureau of Archives
AN ACT creating a Bureau of Archives
By authority of the President of the United States, be it enacted by the United States Philippine Commission, that:
Section 1. There is hereby created, under the Department of Public
Instruction, a bureau which shall have charge of such public records
as may, in accordance with law, or by order of the Civil Governor, be
deposited in the Insular Archives. This bureau shall l>e called the
Bureau of Archives.
Sec. 2. There shall be a Chief of the Bureau of Archives, who shall
receive an annual salary of two thousand, five hundred dollars
Sec. 3. The duties of the Chief of the Bureau of Archives shall be:
1. To have the care and custody of sucli public records as may, in
acconlance with law, or by direction of the Civil Governor, be deposited
in the Insular Archives.
2. To furnish such information derived from the Insular Archives
and such papers or copies of such pap4Â»rs contained therein as may be
requested by the Civil Governor, the Seci’etary of the Interior, the
Secretary of Commerce and Police, the Secretary of Finance and Jus-
tice, the Secrc?tary of Public Instruction, the meml)ers of the Commis-
sion, or such other persons as may be authorize<l by law to request such
information, papers or copies.
Sec. 4. On the written request of the Civil Governor or the Secre-
tary of any Department, the Chief of the Bureau of Ar(?hives shall
deliver to the head of any bureau under the Governor, or the SecnÂ»tary
making the request, documents relating to the affairs of the bun^aii in
question, and the head of the bureau receiving such do<;uments shall
receipt for them to the Chief of the Bureau of Archives, and lHÂ»come
responsible for their proper care and custody while in his poss4Â»ssi(m.
Sec. 5. The employes of the Bureau of Archives, in addition to the
Chief of the Bureau, shall be as follows : One clerk, class 7 ; two clerks,
class 9; two clerks, class F; two clerks, class II; one clerk, class I;
three clerks, class J; and two porters with annual salaries of one hun-
dred and fifty dollars ($150) each.
Sec. 6. The number of authorized employes in the ofti<HÂ» of the
Executive Secretary is hereby diminished by two clerks of class 1);
two clerks of class F; two clerks of class H; one clerk of class I;
three clerks of class J; and two porters with annual salaries of one
hundred and fifty dollars ($150) each; and these clerks, now employed
as assistants to the keeper of the Spanish Archives, are hereby trans-
ferred to the Bureau of Archives.
Sec. 7. The salaries mentioned in this act are stat^Ml in money of
the United States, but they may be paid either in money of tlie United
States or in sums of local currency equivalent in value to the amounts
stated in the preceding sections of this act.
Sec. 8. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this
bill, the passage of the same is hereby expedited in acvonlance with
section 2 of “An Act Prescribing the Onler of Procedure by the Com-
mission in the Enactment of Laws, passed September 20, \\)(Â¥d.
Sec. 9. This act shall take effect on itÂ« passage.
Enacted, October 21, 1901.