Papers of Henry Otley Beyer
MS 4877



Scope and Content Note

  • Papers: 1850 - 1934
  • Quantity: 16 metres (100 boxes) + 185 volumes
  • Access conditions: Available for reference

Papers of H. Otley Beyer including correspondence, programs, photographs, maps, notebooks, articles, drafts of books, printed materials, theses, undergraduate students' work, conference papers, newspaper cuttings, charts, genealogies and other papers. Also includes bound volumes containing original source material on archaeology, ethnography, languages, history, culture and religion of ethnic groups in the Philippines including the Ifugao, Bantok, Igorot, Moro and Iloko. Most, but not all volumes were written or compiled by Beyer.

The Beyer collection was purchased by the Library in 1972. Additions to the collection were received between 1978 and 1995.

A photographic record of Beyer's collection of Chinese ceramics and local history and other photographs are held in the Pictorial section of the National Library at Q40, 41 and 42. Maps from the Beyer Collection are held in the Map Section.

The Beyer Papers and volumes are available on microfiche at McG 1255.

Biographical Note

Henry Otley Beyer was born on 13 July 1883 in Edgewood, Iowa U.S.A.. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Denver, Colorado.

Beyer went to the Philippine Islands in 1905 and worked first as a teacher in the Bureau of Education. Later he was sent to study the Ifugaos of the Banaue Valley of North Luzon and during this time also studied the Philippine language, mythology, folklore, custom law and pre-history.

In 1908 Beyer travelled to China, Egypt, Southern Asia, the Moorish States of North Africa and Europe and completed, under the Robert Winthrop Scholarship, a post-graduate year at Harvard studying anthropology. When Beyer returned to the Philippines he collected his 150 volume Philippine ethnographic series containing data on the tribes of Luzon, Visayas, Mundando and Sulu Archipelago.

Beyer was appointed ethnologist in the Philippines Bureau of Science and part-time Head of the Philippine Museum in 1909. When the Department of Anthropology, within the College of Liberal Arts in the University of Philippines was set up in 1914, Beyer became its first Head. In 1921, Sociology was fused with Anthropology and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology was set up. Beyer remained its Head until 1951.

When specimens of fossils and artefacts dating from the old stone age were unearthed in the Sierra Madre Foothills, Beyer continued his archaeological work as well as his work in Batangas, Laguna de Bay Basin and Central Luzon. During this time his Philippine Ethnographic series and Philippines before Magellan were published.

In 1928 a remarkable site (Iron-age pre-Spanish village) was found in the Rizal province and Beyer worked on this site. The Rizal-Bulakan and Batangas surveys together recovered a history of the central Luzon population for more than 10,000 years.

During the 1936 - 37 period Beyer's work on Philippine Tektites began to attract attention. His paper on this subject was published in the annual report of the Smithsonian Institution for 1942.

President Manuel Quezon and Beyer agreed in 1937 that Beyer would donate his entire archaeological collection provided the government would build an adequate museum to house the collection. Plans were drawn up but work had not yet begun when war broke out in 1941. A Japanese ethnologist, Tado Kano helped Beyer save most of his collection during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. Beyer was interned for two years, whilst his collection was housed in the Watson building off the campus of the University of the Philippines.

After the war the University was transferred to Diliman, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology separated. Beyer left the University in 1954 and was appointed Emeritus Professor of Anthropology.

Between 1910 and 1953 Beyer wrote and published a large number of scientific papers and books on Philippine archaeology, ethnology and history. For his work Beyer was awarded an Honorary doctorate in science from Silliman University, a doctor of science in Anthropology from Ateno de Manila and a doctor of laws from the University of the Philippines.

When Beyer died on 31 December 1966, he was buried in an Ifugao burial shed on one of the hills of Banaue.

Box List

Box Preliminary List No.of Fiche
1 Correspondence (1907 - 1964) 23
2 Correspondence (1907 - 1964) 31
3 Programs 27
4 Photographs, plans, plates 12
5 Maps 4
6 Notebooks 10
7 Beyer's articles and addresses 22
8 Beyer's articles and addresses 31
9 Beyer's articles and addresses 23
10 (includes articles, photographs and 36
11 draft proofs of his books and printed material) 31
12 " 47
13 " 34
14 " 20
15 " 32
16 Pangasinan papers, Pampangan papers 34
17 General Philippines papers 24
18 General Philippines papers 13
19 General Philippines papers 19
20 General Philippines papers 20
21 General Tagalog papers 9
22 Tagalog of San Leonardo 8
23 Tagalog v.29 22
24 Tagalog v.30-31 22
25 Tagalog v.32 15
26 Tagalog of San Miguel, Manila 21
27 Tagalog of San Miguel, Manila 13
28 Tagalog of Manila 23
29 Tagalog of Manila 14
30 Tagalog of Rizal 17
31 Tagalog of Rizal 22
32 Tagalog of Bulakan 16
33 Tagalog of Bulakan 15
34 Tagalog of Cabanatuan 9
35 Iloko papers 21
36 Iloko papers 24
37 Iloko papers 24
38 Iloko papers 25
39 Iloko papers 26
40 Iloko papers 17
41 Foreign reports 29
42 Foreign reports 23
43 Foreign reports 25
43a Foreign reports 26
44 Community Assembly lectures (1930s) 17
45 Community Assembly lectures (1930s) 11
46 Community Assembly lectures (1930s) 15
46a Community Assembly lectures (1930s) 19
47 Theses University of the Philippines (1922-51) 15
48 Theses University of the Philippines (1922-51) 27
49 Theses University of the Philippines (1922-51) 22
50 Theses University of the Philippines (1922-51) 20
51 Undergraduate students' work 28
52 Undergraduate students' work 28
53 Undergraduate students' work 24
54 Undergraduate students' work 27
55 Undergraduate students' work 17
56 Undergraduate students' work 33
57 University of the Philippines, records, administrative papers, 1926-52 16
58 University of the Philippines, records, administrative papers, 1926-52 18
59 University of the Philippines, records, administrative papers (1926-56) 13
60 Bureau of science, Government of the Philippines miscellaneous papers and certificates of the municipal treasurer (pre-war) 24

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61 Bureau of science, Government of the Philippines miscellaneous papers and certificates of the municipal treasurer (pre-war) 16
62 Bureau of science, Government of the Philippines miscellaneous papers and certificates of the municipal treasurer (pre-war) 25
63 World War II (1941-45) 17
64 World War II (1941-45) 19
65 World War II (1941-45) 41
66 World War II (1941-45) 22
67 Eighth Pacific Science Congress & Fourth Far East History Copngress (1953) incomplete 25
68 Ninth Pacific Science Congress (1957) incomplete 11
69 Fifth Pacific Science Congress (1933), Far East (1935), Fourth Philippine Science Congress (1940), Sixth Pacific Science Congress (1940), National Council of Education (1945), Conference of Asian Universities on Cultural Co-operation (1958), Nuclear Chemistry Conference (1963), Anglo-Philippine talka - London (1963) incomplete 13
70 National Research Council of the Philippines (1936-1964) 21
71 " " 27
72 Philippines Geological Society (1936-64) 12
73 Institute of Pacific Relations (1925-39), Philippines Anthropological Association - (articles on International Union of Orientalists - charter n.d. and 1952), American Historical Committee (1937-64) 8
74 Linguistics including abstracts of North Dakota Summer Institute of Linguistics 21
75 Handwriting cases (1925-33) 13
76 Miscellaneous papers 19
77 Papers of Harold Conklin 19
78 Papers of Harold Conklin 10
79 Papers of M. Balong, G. Nesijima, Camilo Osias, 23
President Quironi, Jose Rizal and Otto Sheerer 28
80 Articles by others including G. Alba,
81 P.S. Callenfelo, A. Craig, J. Domantay, 16
82 F. Eggan, R.E. Elkins, I. Evans, C. Fenner, 22
83 R. Fox, E.V. Hester, C.L. Locsin, F. Lynch, 12
84 T. Miyoshu, T.S. Ovarion, C.A. Prosser, 37
85 R. Rahmann, P.L. Rusk, P. Strange, 17
86 J.S. Teves, M. Vanonerbergh, G. Wood, and L.Y. Yabes 13
87 Press cuttings 14
88 Press cuttings 3
89 Press cuttings 35
90 Monographs, periodicals and newspapers 18
91 Monographs, periodicals and newspapers 28
92 Monographs, periodicals and newspapers 22
93 Monographs, periodicals and newspapers 28
94 Newspapers not filmed
95 Newspapers 23
96 Correspondence (1901-1911) - articles on anthropology. Includes a 1922 manuscript petition signed by Muslims, against Zamboanga joining a Commonwealth of the Philippines; handwritten translations in Spanish and English; and a list of the signatories in western script 24
National Research Council papers (1940-61) (1962-), Miscellaneous maps and photographs, theses Pugad Babuy Catalog VI, Rizal Province Archaeological Survey 18
97 University of the Philippines: official correspondence (1923-41), Manuscript: The origin of Tektites, Miscellaneous articles and lectures on anthropology 21
98 Bureau of Health: morbidity reports (1943-44), University of the Philippines official correspondence. Various notes and letters. 18
99-100 Newscuttings, printed ephemera and other papers
Total number of microfiche 2097



Bound Volumes - Short-Title List

Volume No. Title Author or Compiler No. of Fiche

Bey 1/1

Batangas archaeology

Otley Beyer

3
Bey 1/2 Philippine archaeology Series Otley Beyer 5
Bey 2/1 Bikol ethnography vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 2/2 Bikol ethnography vol. 2 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 3/1 Bisaya ethnography vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 3/2 Bisaya ethnography vol. 2 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 3/3 Bisaya ethnography vol. 3 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 3/4 Bisaya ethnography vol. 4 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 3/5 Bisaya ethnography vol. 5 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 3/6 Bisaya ethnography vol. 6 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 3/7 Bisaya ethnography vol. 7 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 3/8 Bisaya ethnography vol. 8 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 3/9 Bisaya ethnography vol. 9 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 3/10 Bisaya ethnography vol. 10 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 3/11 Bisaya ethnography vol. 11 Otley Beyer 6
Bey 4/4 The Bontok people vol. 4 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 4/5 Bontok ethnography vol. 5 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 5/1 Formosan languages vol. 1 S. Ogawa 4
Bey 5/2 Formosan languages vol. 2 S. Ogawa 3
Bey 6/1 Gaddang vocabulary Pedro Sierra 6
Bey 7/1 Manunoo-English vocabulary Harold C. Conklin 7
Bey 8 Kalatong T. Inglis Moore 3
Bey 9 History of Batman Eulogio B. Rodriguez 3
Bey 10 Ibatan-Spanish dictionary Dominican missionaries 6
Bey 11 Ibanag ethnography 4
Bey 12/1 Ifugao-ethno-botany Harold C. Conklin 1
Bey 12/2 The religion of the Kiangan Ifugao Roy Frankin Barton 4
Bey 12/3 The religious beliefs of the Kiangan Ifugao Fr. Juan Fernandez Villa-verda, trans. by O. Beyer and John M. Garvan 2
Bey 12/9 The Ifugao people vol. 9 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 12/10 The Ifugao people vol. 10 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 12/11 The Ifugao people vol. 11 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 12/12 The Ifugao people vol. 12 Otley Beyer 3
Bey 12/13 The Ifugao people vol. 13 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 12/14 The Ifugao people vol. 14 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 12/15 The Ifugao people vol. 15 Otley Beyer 4

Volume No. Title Author or Compiler No. of Fiche
Bey 12/16 The Ifugao people Otley Beyer 4
Bey 13 Ilokos ethnography vol. 1b Various 1
Bey 13/1 Ilokos ethnography vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 13/2 Ilokos ethnography vol. 2 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 13/3 Ilokos ethnography vol. 3 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 13/4 Ilokos ethnography vol. 4 Otley Beyer 6
Bey 13/5 Ilokos ethnography vol. 5 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 13/6 Ilokos ethnography vol. 6 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 13/7 Ilokos ethnography vol. 7 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 13/8 Ilokos ethnography vol. 8 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 13/9 Ilokos ethnography vol. 9 P216-270 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 13/9 Ilokos ethnography vol. 9 P244-270 Otley Beyer 3
Bey 13/10 Ilokos ethnography vol. 10 Otley Beyer 2
Bey 14/4 The Igorot people vol. 4 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 14/5 The Igorot people vol. 5 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 14/6 The Igorot people vol. 6 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 15/1 The Isinai-Ilongot peoples Otley Beyer 4
Bey 15/2 The Isinai-Ilongot peoples Otley Beyer 3
Bey 16/1 The Itneg-Kalingo peoples vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 16/2 The Itneg-Kalingo peoples vol. 2 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 16/3 The Itneg-Kalingo peoples vol. 3 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 16/4 The Itneg-Kalingo peoples vol. 4 Otley Beyer 2
Bey 16/5 The Itneg-Kalingo peoples vol. 5 Otley Beyer 2
Bey 17/1a The Mindoro-Palawan peoples Otley Beyer 6
Bey 17/1b The Mindoro-Palawan peoples Otley Beyer 2
Bey 18/3 Minor Christian groups Otley Beyer 4
Bey 19/1 Moro ethnography vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 19/2 Moro ethnography vol. 2 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 19/3 Moro ethnography vol. 3 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 19/4 Moro ethnography vol. 4 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 19/7 Moro ethnography vol. 7 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 19/8 Moro ethnography vol. 8 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 19/9 Moro ethnography vol. 9 Otley Beyer 1
Bey 20/1 The Negrito-Aeta peoples vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 20/2 The Negrito-Aeta peoples vol. 2 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 20/3 The Negrito-Aeta peoples vol. 3 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 20/4 The Negrito-Aeta peoples vol. 4 Otley Beyer 2
Bey 20/5 The Negrito-Aeta peoples vol. 5 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 21/1 The Pagan peoples of Mindanao vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 21/2 The Pagan peoples of Mindanao vol. 2 Otley Beyer 6
Bey 21/3 The Pagan peoples of Mindanao vol. 3 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 21/4 The Pagan peoples of Mindanao vol. 4 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 21/6 The Pagan peoples of Mindanao vol. 6 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 22 General Philippine papers Otley Beyer 1
Bey 22/1 Pampangan ethnography vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 22/2 Pampangan ethnography vol. 2 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 22/3 Pampangan ethnography vol. 3 Otley Beyer 5

Volume No.
Title Author or Compiler No. of Fiche
Bey 23 Pangasinan ethnography Otley Beyer 2
Bey 23 Pangasinan ethnography

General philippine papers

Otley Beyer 2
Bey 23/1 Pangasinan vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 23/2 Pangasinan vol. 2 Otley Beyer 3
Bey 24/1 Pugad-Bubuy catalogue vol. 1 Otley Beyer 2
Bey 24/2-3 Pugad-Bubuy catalogue vol. 2-4 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 25 Notes on Beyer's lectures i.e. Philippine archaeology etc. Otley Beyer 3
Bey 25/1 Philippine archaeology vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 25/2 Philippine archaeology vol. 2 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 25/3 Philippine archaeology vol. 3 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 25/4 Philippine archaeology vol. 4 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 25/5 Philippine archaeology vol. 5 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 26a General Philippine papers Otley Beyer 1
Bey 26b General Philippine papers Austin Craig 1
Bey 26/1 Philippine ethnography vol. 1 Otley Beyer 6
Bey 26/2 Philippine ethnography vol. 2 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 26/3 Philippine ethnography vol. 3 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 26/4 Philippine ethnography vol. 4 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 26/5 Philippine ethnography vol. 5 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 26/6 Philippine ethnography vol. 6 Otley Beyer 2
Bey 26/7 General index, Philippine ethnography series vol. 7 Otley Beyer 2
Bey 27/1-2 General index, Philippine ethnography series vol. 1&2 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 27/3 General index, Philippine ethnography series vol. 3 Otley Beyer 2
Bey 28/1 Philippine customary law vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 28/2 Philippine customary law vol. 2 Otley Beyer 6
Bey 28/3 Philippine customary law vol. 3 Otley Beyer 6
Bey 28/4 Philippine customary law vol. 4 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 28/5 Philippine customary law vol. 5 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 28/6 Philippine customary law vol. 6 Otley Beyer 6
Bey 28/7 Philippine customary law vol. 7 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 28/8 Philippine customary law vol. 8 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 28/9 Philippine customary law vol. 9 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 28/10 Philippine customary law vol. 10 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 28/11 Philippine customary law vol. 11 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 29 Philippine social conditions Serafin Macaraig 3
Bey 30 The Philippines before Magellan Otley Beyer 6
Bey 31 History of the province of Isabella Rev. Fr. Julian MaLumbres 4
Bey 32/1 Rizal province: archaeological survey vol. 1 Otley Beyer 3

Volume No.
Title Author or Compiler No. of Fiche
Bey 32/1-2 Rizal province: archaeological survey: Novaliches destrict vol. 1-2 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 32/1-2 Rizal province: archaeological survey: Lake district vol. 1-2 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 32/3-5 Rizal province: archaeological survey: Lake district vol's 3-5 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 32/5-6 Rizal province: archaeological survey: Novaliches district vol's 5-6 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 32/6-7 Rizal province: archaeological survey: Lake district vol's 6-7 Otley Beyer 2
Bey 33/1 Sambali ethnography vol. 1 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 34/1 Lectures in social anthropology Otley Beyer 6
Bey 35/1 Philippine tektites vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 35/1 Philippine tektites vol. 1 Otley Beyer 3
Bey 35/2 Philippine tektites vol. 2 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 35/3 Philippine tektites vol. 3 Otley Beyer 3
Bey 36/1 Les Leyendas de la Isla de Negros Jose Pavon 5
Bey 37 Community assembly lectures Tagalog Otley Beyer 2
Bey 37/1 Tagalog ethnography vol. 1 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 37/2 Tagalog ethnography vol. 2 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 37/3 Tagalog ethnography vol. 3 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 37/4 Tagalog ethnography vol. 4 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 37/5 Tagalog ethnography vol. 5 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 37/6 Tagalog ethnography vol. 6 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 37/7-10 Tagalog ethnography vol. 7-10 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 37/11 Tagalog ethnography vol. 11 Otley Beyer 6
Bey 37/12 Tagalog ethnography vol. 12 Otley Beyer 6
Bey 37/13 Tagalog ethnography vol. 13 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 37/14 Tagalog ethnography vol. 14 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 37/15 Tagalog ethnography vol. 15 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 37/16 Tagalog ethnography vol. 16 Otley Beyer 4
Bey 37/17 Tagalog ethnography vol. 17 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 37/18 Tagalog ethnography vol. 18 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 37/19 Tagalog ethnography vol. 19 Otley Beyer 5
Bey 38 A lexicographic study of Tayabas Tagalog E. Arsenic Manuel 6
Bey 39/1 Notes on Beyer's lectures re. Philippine non-Christians F.G. Roth 3
Bey 41 Study of references to the Philippines in Chinese sources from earliest times to the Ming dynasty Wu Ching-Hong 4
Bey 42 Restudy of Balagtas Alfredo T. Sevilla 3

Volume No.
Title Author or Compiler No. of Fiche
Bey 43 An analysis of Filipino achievements in the fields of literature, arts and science with a view to evaluating their characteristic traits and innate faculties Euligio B. Rodriguez 2
Bey 44 The rediscovery of the Philippines Teofilo del Cantillo 6
Bey 45 Community assembly lectures: West Visayan Otley Beyer 2
Bey 45 Community assembly lectures: Samar-leyte Visayan Otley Beyer 5
Bey 114 Baguio during the Japanese occupation Laurence Wilson 5
Bey 127 Revised estimate of the population of the Philippine Islands in 1916 2
Bey 711 The prehistory of the Philippines Otley Beyer 2
Bey 724 The Sri Vijayan and Majapahit empires Walter K. Miles 2
Bey 1068 Titles of books in Philippine Islands in the private library of William W.C. Brady Elizabeth Hassell 2
Bey - Historico-critical study of some early Chinese records and their relations to pre-Spanish Philippine culture Wang Teg-Mingh 2

Total number of microfiche 686