The World’s Largest Curated Collection of Dissertations and Theses As the official offsite dissertations repository for the U. Theses Global is a vast and growing collection of unique content covering all academic disciplines.
There’s a Dissertation for That blog series This ongoing blog series provides some basic ideas when examining dissertation research. Better research, better learning, better insights. National Library of the Philippines, Feb 14. The library is notable for being the home of the original copies of the defining works of José Rizal: Noli Me Tangere, El Filibusterismo and Mi último adiós. Spanish government on August 12, 1887.
The Museo-Biblioteca was abolished upon the onset of the American colonization of the Philippines. The Legislative Building on Padre Burgos Street in Ermita would serve as the National Library’s home from 1928 to 1944. American War died down and peace gradually returned to the Philippines, Americans who had come to settle in the islands saw the need for a wholesome recreational outlet.
The Philippine Commission formalized the acceptance of the ACL’s collections on March 5, 1901 through Act No. 96, today observed as the birthdate of both the National Library and the Philippine public library system. On June 2, 1908, Act No. 1849 was passed, mandating the consolidation of all government libraries in the Philippines into the ACL. 1935 was passed in 1909, renaming the ACL the Philippine Library and turning it into an autonomous body governed by a five-member Library Board.
At the same time, the Act mandated the division of the library into four divisions: the law, scientific, circulating and Filipiniana divisions. The dawn of World War II and the subsequent invasion of the Philippines by the Japanese had no significant impact on the National Library, with the institution still remaining open and the government at the time making few significant changes to the library, such as the abolition of the Research and Bibliography Division and the subsequent suspension of work on the national bibliography in 1941. The Battle of Manila would prove to be disastrous to the cultural patrimony of the Philippines and the collections of the National Library in particular. Most of the library’s collections were either destroyed by fires as a result of the ensuing battle between American, Filipino and Japanese forces, lost or stolen by looters afterward.