Guide to the Papers of Henry Otley Beyer

MS 4877

National Library of Australia

Collection Summary

Creator
H. Otley Beyer
Title
Papers of Henry Otley Beyer
Date Range
1850-1964
Collection Number
MS 4877
Extent
28 metres (100 boxes, 185 volumes, 4 elephant folios)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Content

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2631796).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Henry Otley Beyer, National Library of Australia, MS 4877, [series and/or file number]'.

Provenance

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

Existence and Location of Copies

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

(See the Microfiche Quantities List for the quantities of microfiche for each file.)

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.

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.

Item Descriptions

Series [unnumbered]. Papers

File. Correspondence (1907 - 1964) - Box 1

File. Correspondence (1907 - 1964) - Box 2

File. Programs - Box 3

File. Photographs, plans, plates - Box 4

File. Maps - Box 5

File. Notebooks - Box 6

File. Beyer's articles and addresses (includes articles, photographs and draft proofs of his books and printed material) - Box 7-15

File. Pangasinan papers, Pampangan papers - Box 16

File. General Philippines papers - Box 17

File. General Philippines papers - Box 18

File. General Philippines papers - Box 19

File. General Philippines papers - Box 20

File. General Tagalog papers - Box 21

File. Tagalog of San Leonardo - Box 22

File. Tagalog v.29 - Box 23

File. Tagalog v.30-31 - Box 24

File. Tagalog v.32 - Box 25

File. Tagalog of San Miguel, Manila - Box 26

File. Tagalog of San Miguel, Manila - Box 27

File. Tagalog of Manila - Box 28

File. Tagalog of Manila - Box 29

File. Tagalog of Rizal - Box 30

File. Tagalog of Rizal - Box 31

File. Tagalog of Bulakan - Box 32

File. Tagalog of Bulakan - Box 33

File. Tagalog of Cabanatuan - Box 34

File. Iloko papers - Box 35

File. Iloko papers - Box 36

File. Iloko papers - Box 37

File. Iloko papers - Box 38

File. Iloko papers - Box 39

File. Iloko papers - Box 40

File. Foreign reports - Box 41

File. Foreign reports - Box 42

File. Foreign reports - Box 43

File. Foreign reports - Box 43a

File. Community Assembly lectures (1930s) - Box 44

File. Community Assembly lectures (1930s) - Box 45

File. Community Assembly lectures (1930s) - Box 46

File. Community Assembly lectures (1930s) - Box 46a

File. Theses University of the Philippines (1922-51) - Box 47

File. Theses University of the Philippines (1922-51) - Box 48

File. Theses University of the Philippines (1922-51) - Box 49

File. Theses University of the Philippines (1922-51) - Box 50

File. Undergraduate students' work - Box 51

File. Undergraduate students' work - Box 52

File. Undergraduate students' work - Box 53

File. Undergraduate students' work - Box 54

File. Undergraduate students' work - Box 55

File. Undergraduate students' work - Box 56

File. University of the Philippines, records, administrative papers, 1926-52 - Box 57

File. University of the Philippines, records, administrative papers, 1926-52 - Box 58

File. University of the Philippines, records, administrative papers (1926-56) - Box 59

File. Bureau of science, Government of the Philippines miscellaneous papers and certificates of the municipal treasurer (pre-war) - Box 60

File. Bureau of science, Government of the Philippines miscellaneous papers and certificates of the municipal treasurer (pre-war) - Box 61

File. Bureau of science, Government of the Philippines miscellaneous papers and certificates of the municipal treasurer (pre-war) - Box 62

File. World War II (1941-45) - Box 63

File. World War II (1941-45) - Box 64

File. World War II (1941-45) - Box 65

File. World War II (1941-45) - Box 66

File. Eighth Pacific Science Congress Fourth Far East History Copngress (1953) incomplete - Box 67

File. Ninth Pacific Science Congress (1957) incomplete - Box 68

File. 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 - Box 69

File. National Research Council of the Philippines (1936-1964) - Box 70

File. National Research Council of the Philippines (1936-1964) - Box 71

File. Philippines Geological Society (1936-64) - Box 72

File. 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) - Box 73

File. Linguistics including abstracts of North Dakota Summer Institute of Linguistics - Box 74

File. Handwriting cases (1925-33) - Box 75

File. Miscellaneous papers - Box 76

File. Papers of Harold Conklin - Box 77

File. Papers of Harold Conklin - Box 78

File. Papers of M. Balong, G. Nesijima, Camilo Osias - Box 79

File. President Quironi, Jose Rizal and Otto Sheerer - Box 79

File. Articles by others including G. Alba, P.S. Callenfelo, A. Craig, J. Domantay - Box 80-81

File. Articles by others including F. Eggan, R.E. Elkins, I. Evans, C. Fenner, - Box 82

File. Articles by others including R. Fox, E.V. Hester, C.L. Locsin, F. Lynch, - Box 83

File. Articles by others including T. Miyoshu, T.S. Ovarion, C.A. Prosser, - Box 84

File. Articles by others including R. Rahmann, P.L. Rusk, P. Strange, - Box 85

File. Articles by others including J.S. Teves, M. Vanonerbergh, G. Wood, and L.Y. Yabes - Box 86

File. Press cuttings - Box 87

File. Press cuttings - Box 88

File. Press cuttings - Box 89

File. Monographs, periodicals and newspapers - Box 90

File. Monographs, periodicals and newspapers - Box 91

File. Monographs, periodicals and newspapers - Box 92

File. Monographs, periodicals and newspapers - Box 93

File. Newspapers - Box 94

File. Newspapers - Box 95

File. 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 - Box 96

File. National Research Council papers (1940-61) (1962-), Miscellaneous maps and photographs, theses Pugad Babuy Catalog VI, Rizal Province Archaeological Survey - Box 96

File. University of the Philippines: official correspondence (1923-41), Manuscript: The origin of Tektites, Miscellaneous articles and lectures on anthropology - Box 97

File. Bureau of Health: morbidity reports (1943-44), University of the Philippines official correspondence. Various notes and letters - Box 98

File. Newscuttings, printed ephemera and other papers - Box 99-100

Series [unnumbered]. Bound Volumes - Short-Title List

File Bey 1-1. Batangas archaeology, Otley Beyer

File Bey 1-2. Philippine archaeology Series, Otley Beyer

File Bey 2-1. Bikol ethnography vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 2-2. Bikol ethnography vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 3-1. Bisaya ethnography vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 3-2. Bisaya ethnography vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 3-3. Bisaya ethnography vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 3-4. Bisaya ethnography vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 3-5. Bisaya ethnography vol. 5, Otley Beyer

File Bey 3-6. Bisaya ethnography vol. 6, Otley Beyer

File Bey 3-7. Bisaya ethnography vol. 7, Otley Beyer

File Bey 3-8. Bisaya ethnography vol. 8, Otley Beyer

File Bey 3-9. Bisaya ethnography vol. 9, Otley Beyer

File Bey 3-10. Bisaya ethnography vol. 10, Otley Beyer

File Bey 3-11. Bisaya ethnography vol. 11, Otley Beyer

File Bey 4-4. The Bontok people vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 4-5. Bontok ethnography vol. 5, Otley Beyer

File Bey 5-1. Formosan languages vol. 1, S. Ogawa

File Bey 5-2. Formosan languages vol. 2, S. Ogawa

File Bey 6-1. Gaddang vocabulary, Pedro Sierra

File Bey 7-1. Manunoo-English vocabulary, Harold C. Conklin

File Bey 8. Kalatong, T. Inglis Moore

File Bey 9. History of Batman, Eulogio B. Rodriguez

File Bey 10. Ibatan-Spanish dictionary, Dominican missionaries

File Bey 11. Ibanag ethnography

File Bey 12-1. Ifugao-ethno-botany, Harold C. Conklin

File Bey 12-2. The religion of the Kiangan Ifugao, Roy Frankin Barton

File Bey 12-3. The religious beliefs of the Kiangan Ifugao, Fr. Juan Fernandez Villa-verda, trans. by O. Beyer and John M. Garvan

File Bey 12-9. The Ifugao people vol. 9, Otley Beyer

File Bey 12-10. The Ifugao people vol. 10, Otley Beyer

File Bey 12-11. The Ifugao people vol. 11, Otley Beyer

File Bey 12-12. The Ifugao people vol. 12, Otley Beyer

File Bey 12-13. The Ifugao people vol. 13, Otley Beyer

File Bey 12-14. The Ifugao people vol. 14, Otley Beyer

File Bey 12-15. The Ifugao people vol. 15, Otley Beyer

File Bey 12-16. The Ifugao people, Otley Beyer

File Bey 13. Ilokos ethnography vol. 1b, Various

File Bey 13-1. Ilokos ethnography vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 13-2. Ilokos ethnography vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 13-3. Ilokos ethnography vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 13-4. Ilokos ethnography vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 13-5. Ilokos ethnography vol. 5, Otley Beyer

File Bey 13-6. Ilokos ethnography vol. 6, Otley Beyer

File Bey 13-7. Ilokos ethnography vol. 7, Otley Beyer

File Bey 13-8. Ilokos ethnography vol. 8, Otley Beyer

File Bey 13-9. Ilokos ethnography vol. 9 P216-270, Otley Beyer

File Bey 13-9. Ilokos ethnography vol. 9 P244-270, Otley Beyer

File Bey 13-10. Ilokos ethnography vol. 10, Otley Beyer

File Bey 14-4. The Igorot people vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 14-5. The Igorot people vol. 5, Otley Beyer

File Bey 14-6. The Igorot people vol. 6, Otley Beyer

File Bey 15-1. The Isinai-Ilongot peoples, Otley Beyer

File Bey 15-2. The Isinai-Ilongot peoples, Otley Beyer

File Bey 16-1. The Itneg-Kalingo peoples vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 16-2. The Itneg-Kalingo peoples vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 16-3. The Itneg-Kalingo peoples vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 16-4. The Itneg-Kalingo peoples vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 16-5. The Itneg-Kalingo peoples vol. 5, Otley Beyer

File Bey 17-1a. The Mindoro-Palawan peoples, Otley Beyer

File Bey 17-1b. The Mindoro-Palawan peoples, Otley Beyer

File Bey 18-3. Minor Christian groups, Otley Beyer

File Bey 19-1. Moro ethnography vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 19-2. Moro ethnography vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 19-3. Moro ethnography vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 19-4. Moro ethnography vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 19-7. Moro ethnography vol. 7, Otley Beyer

File Bey 19-8. Moro ethnography vol. 8, Otley Beyer

File Bey 19-9. Moro ethnography vol. 9, Otley Beyer

File Bey 20-1. The Negrito-Aeta peoples vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 20-2. The Negrito-Aeta peoples vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 20-3. The Negrito-Aeta peoples vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 20-4. The Negrito-Aeta peoples vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 20-5. The Negrito-Aeta peoples vol. 5, Otley Beyer

File Bey 21-1. The Pagan peoples of Mindanao vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 21-2. The Pagan peoples of Mindanao vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 21-3. The Pagan peoples of Mindanao vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 21-4. The Pagan peoples of Mindanao vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 21-6. The Pagan peoples of Mindanao vol. 6, Otley Beyer

File Bey 22. General Philippine papers, Otley Beyer

File Bey 22-1. Pampangan ethnography vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 22-2. Pampangan ethnography vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 22-3. Pampangan ethnography vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 23. Pangasinan ethnography, Otley Beyer

File Bey 23. General philippine papers, Otley Beyer

File Bey 23-1. Pangasinan vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 23-2. Pangasinan vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 24-1. Pugad-Bubuy catalogue vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 24-2-3. Pugad-Bubuy catalogue vol. 2-4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 25. Notes on Beyer's lectures i.e. Philippine archaeology etc., Otley Beyer

File Bey 25-1. Philippine archaeology vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 25-2. Philippine archaeology vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 25-3. Philippine archaeology vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 25-4. Philippine archaeology vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 25-5. Philippine archaeology vol. 5, Otley Beyer

File Bey 26a. General Philippine papers, Otley Beyer

File Bey 26b. General Philippine papers, Austin Craig

File Bey 26-1. Philippine ethnography vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 26-2. Philippine ethnography vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 26-3. Philippine ethnography vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 26-4. Philippine ethnography vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 26-5. Philippine ethnography vol. 5, Otley Beyer

File Bey 26-6. Philippine ethnography vol. 6, Otley Beyer

File Bey 26-7. General index, Philippine ethnography series vol. 7, Otley Beyer

File Bey 27-1-2. General index, Philippine ethnography series vol. 12, Otley Beyer

File Bey 27-3. General index, Philippine ethnography series vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 28-1. Philippine customary law vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 28-2. Philippine customary law vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 28-3. Philippine customary law vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 28-4. Philippine customary law vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 28-5. Philippine customary law vol. 5, Otley Beyer

File Bey 28-6. Philippine customary law vol. 6, Otley Beyer

File Bey 28-7. Philippine customary law vol. 7, Otley Beyer

File Bey 28-8. Philippine customary law vol. 8, Otley Beyer

File Bey 28-9. Philippine customary law vol. 9, Otley Beyer

File Bey 28-10. Philippine customary law vol. 10, Otley Beyer

File Bey 28-11. Philippine customary law vol. 11, Otley Beyer

File Bey 29. Philippine social conditions, Serafin Macaraig

File Bey 30. The Philippines before Magellan, Otley Beyer

File Bey 31. History of the province of Isabella, Rev. Fr. Julian MaLumbres

File Bey 32-1. Rizal province: archaeological survey vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 32-1-2. Rizal province: archaeological survey: Novaliches destrict vol. 1-2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 32-1-2. Rizal province: archaeological survey: Lake district vol. 1-2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 32-3-5. Rizal province: archaeological survey: Lake district vol's 3-5, Otley Beyer

File Bey 32-5-6. Rizal province: archaeological survey: Novaliches district vol's 5-6, Otley Beyer

File Bey 32-6-7. Rizal province: archaeological survey: Lake district vol's 6-7, Otley Beyer

File Bey 33-1. Sambali ethnography vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 34-1. Lectures in social anthropology, Otley Beyer

File Bey 35-1. Philippine tektites vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 35-1. Philippine tektites vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 35-2. Philippine tektites vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 35-3. Philippine tektites vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 36-1. Les Leyendas de la Isla de Negros, Jose Pavon

File Bey 37. Community assembly lectures Tagalog, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-1. Tagalog ethnography vol. 1, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-2. Tagalog ethnography vol. 2, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-3. Tagalog ethnography vol. 3, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-4. Tagalog ethnography vol. 4, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-5. Tagalog ethnography vol. 5, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-6. Tagalog ethnography vol. 6, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-7-10. Tagalog ethnography vol. 7-10, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-11. Tagalog ethnography vol. 11, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-12. Tagalog ethnography vol. 12, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-13. Tagalog ethnography vol. 13, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-14. Tagalog ethnography vol. 14, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-15. Tagalog ethnography vol. 15, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-16. Tagalog ethnography vol. 16, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-17. Tagalog ethnography vol. 17, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-18. Tagalog ethnography vol. 18, Otley Beyer

File Bey 37-19. Tagalog ethnography vol. 19, Otley Beyer

File Bey 38. A lexicographic study of Tayabas Tagalog, E. Arsenic Manuel

File Bey 39-1. Notes on Beyer's lectures re. Philippine non-Christians, F.G. Roth

File Bey 41. Study of references to the Philippines in Chinese sources from earliest times to the Ming dynasty, Wu Ching-Hong

File Bey 42. Restudy of Balagtas, Alfredo T. Sevilla

File 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

File Bey 44. The rediscovery of the Philippines, Teofilo del Cantillo

File Bey 45. Community assembly lectures: West Visayan, Otley Beyer

File Bey 45. Community assembly lectures: Samar-leyte Visayan, Otley Beyer

File Bey 114. Baguio during the Japanese occupation, Laurence Wilson

File Bey 127. Revised estimate of the population of the Philippine Islands in 1916

File Bey 711. The prehistory of the Philippines, Otley Beyer

File Bey 724. The Sri Vijayan and Majapahit empires, Walter K. Miles

File Bey 1068. Titles of books in Philippine Islands in the private library of William W.C. Brady, Elizabeth Hassell

File Bey. Historico-critical study of some early Chinese records and their relations to pre-Spanish Philippine culture, Wang Teg-Mingh