Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Philippine War Damage Commission


(Record Group 268)
1945-51
44 cu. ft.

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Table of Contents

  • 268.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • 268.2 RECORDS OF THE COMMISSION 1945-51 154 lin. ft.
  • 268.2.1 General records
  • 268.2.2 Records of the Secretary
  • 268.2.3 Records of the Office of Information
  • 268.2.4 Records of the Bureau of Private Property Claims
  • 268.2.5 Records of the Bureau of Law and Appeals
  • 268.3 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL)

268.1 ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY

Established: As an independent agency by the Philippine Rehabilitation Act (60 Stat. 128), April 30, 1946. Functions: Received, adjudicated, and paid private and public claims for World War II property damage in the Philippine Islands.

Abolished: Upon completion of its work, March 31, 1951, as provided in the enabling legislation.

Finding Aids: Preliminary Inventory in National Archives microfiche edition of preliminary inventories.

Related Records: Record copies of publications of the Philippine War Damage Commission in RG 287, Publications of the U.S. Government.

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268.2 RECORDS OF THE COMMISSION
1945-51
154 lin. ft.

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268.2.1 General records

Textual Records: Minutes, 1946-51, with index. Semiannual reports, 1946-51.

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268.2.2 Records of the Secretary

Textual Records: Agendas of meetings, 1948-51. Transcripts of conference proceedings, 1948-50. Verbatim minutes of organizational meetings, 1946. Correspondence, 1946-51. Records of meetings of the Staff Planning and Policy Committee, 1948-50. Minutes of meetings of the Board of Review, 1949-50. Progress reports, 1946-50. Miscellaneous records (108 ft.), 1946-51.

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268.2.3 Records of the Office of Information

Textual Records: Press releases, speeches, public notices and advertisements, and newspaper clippings, 1946-50.

Photographs (50 images): Commission personnel, housing, offices, and activities, 1948-49 (C). SEE ALSO 268.3.

Photographic Prints (50 images): Damaged and rehabilitated structures, in albums, 1945-50 (A). SEE ALSO 268.3.

Photographic Negatives (1,000 images): Damage to and reconstruction of government buildings, 1945-50 (B, 400 images). Provincial reconstruction projects, 1946-50 (P, 600 images). SEE ALSO 268.3.

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268.2.4 Records of the Bureau of Private Property Claims

Textual Records: Records of the Appraisal Division, 1947-49.

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268.2.5 Records of the Bureau of Law and Appeals

Textual Records: Findings on appeal, 1947-51.

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268.3 STILL PICTURES (GENERAL)

SEE Photographs UNDER 268.2.3. SEE Photographic Prints UNDER 268.2.3. SEE Photographic Negatives UNDER 268.2.3.


Bibliographic note: Web version based on Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. Compiled by Robert B. Matchette et al. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995.
3 volumes, 2428 pages.

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