When the University of the Philippines celebrated its 100thyear in 2008, one project launched by the UP Baguio’s Centennial Committee to commemorate this milestone was the establishment of an Archives. Through the centennial project called “Understanding Cordillera Culture Through Primary Sources: A Cordillera/Northern Luzon Historical Archives Project,” a historical archives was set up in August 22, 2007, to collect, reproduce, catalog and preserve historical/archival materials in one conducive place – within the UP Baguio campus.
Specifically, the project has the following objectives:
1. Strengthen historical research in UP Baguio and the Cordillera Region.
2. Collect and catalog archival materials.
3. Forge linkages with local, national and international archives.
4. Preserve and make accessible archival materials
The UP Baguio Cordillera/Northern Luzon Archives is the first regional archives in the Cordillera and Northern Luzon that primarily acquires and makes accessible to scholars historical documents, i.e., mission reports, government records, memoirs, letters and personal papers of individuals of the Cordillera in particular and Northern Luzon in general.