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Indonesian Sugar Research Institute’s Archives 1887-1986 Period: The Role of ISRI’s Research Activities to the World Sugar Industry

  • MOWCAP 2024
  • Collection
  • 1887-1986

The Indonesian Sugar Research Institute (ISRI/P3GI) is a research institute founded in Pasuruan City by sugar industrialists on July 9 1887. It was first established under the name Proefstation Suikerriet Oost Java. ISRI is the spearhead in the development of the sugar industry, especially in the Asia Pacific. ISRI has played a big role in the development of sugar dynamics in the world,
one of which is the discovery of POJ 2878 which is worldwide. The Indonesian Sugar Archive describes the process of building a scientifically based sugar industry. The existence of sugar archives in Indonesia and elsewhere shows the importance of scientific research as a pillar of the world sugar industry, especially since the last decades of the 19th century.
Until now, this institution is called The Indonesian Sugar Research Institute (ISRI). ISRI has an important role in supporting the sugar industry in the Dutch East Indies and the world. The archives of the proposed sugar research institute are kept by the East Java Provincial Government through the Library and Archives Service and partly by the Indonesian Sugar Research Institute
Several stored archives contain information on the results of long-standing international collaboration between sugar research institutions, which has become the scientific basis for world commercial sugar production, sugar research, technological developments, international cooperation, and the latest discoveries related to the world sugar industry.
The ISRI’s archives proposed in MOWCAP are in the form of textual archives with a total of 174 archive numbers stored at the East Java Province Library and Archives Service. The total number of archives is 108 in the form of textual archives about research and 68 are archives about administration and 67 are photo archive numbers. Besides that, there are 18 textual archive
numbers and 2 photo albums stored in the ISRI’s Library.

Indarung I, The first cement plant in Southeast Asia (1910-1972)

  • MOWCAP 2024
  • Collection
  • 1910-1972

The Indarung I Plant (Now PT Semen Padang) which was established in 1910 has hold pivotal event in the physical development of Southeast Asia region. It enabled massive infrastructure developments as buildings, ports, bridges, roads, and more factories. Since 1910, the plant had grown consecutively from 1 up to 5 kilns in total creating a vast industrial landscape as big as 68,000m2 site. It is as big as a small town, as complex as a megastructure. Four important aspects that signify Indarung I archives to be MOWCAP Inscription register are, namely, for its high quality cement in Asia by High Quality raw materials from Bukit Karang Putih, best Quality Coal as fuel from Ombilin, Modern cement processing technology, gender inclusivity for the presence of women as employees and land owners of the lorry route, multicultural Employees from Europe (Netherland), China and Indonesia, and contribution for the development of vital infrastructure in Asia, including Ports in Singapore and Railway in Ceylon (Srilanka).

THE BIRTH OF ASEAN (Archives about the Formation ASEAN, 1967 – 1976)

  • Collection
  • 1967 - 1976

The ASEAN Formation archives are a set of documents that record the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) from the five founding countries including namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. The
documents comprise the ASEAN Declaration 1967 and other related archives. These archives consist of 16 textual files, 1 photo, 1 film, 3 audio files and 12 oral history interview recordings.
The archives described the foundation for ASEAN to turn neighbors into cordial friends and trust deficit into mutual trust, not only in the region but also beyond. Furthermore, the archives also provide the evidences that the newly independent countries, the relatively smaller states compared to the competing Great Powers, also have their own agency by which they shape international politics into a more peaceful and stable landscape. The archives also portrayed the role of ASEAN in preventing conflict and
achieving stability in the region where diverse political and cultural situations take place. In addition, ASEAN's diplomatic approach, instilled values, and unique characteristics provide lessons to other regions in the world.

Rehabilitation Centrum Prof. Dr. R. Soeharso

  • Collection
  • 1945 - 1950

Post Indonesian revolutionary war (1945-1950), many victims were physically injured and suffered mental illness. The Rehabilitation Center of Prof. R. Soeharso Surakarta became Asia’s first and largest rehabilitation center implementing the integrated concept of rehabilitation services. It was the referral center not only in Indonesia but also in the Asia-Pacific region in the 1950s-1970s. It not only provided medical treatment, but also the empowerment of the economy, social, and culture of the people with disabilities, notably providing equal treatment for women and girls with disabilities. The archives consist of textual (475 files), and photographic (2157) documents).

The UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG) Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Archives (1995-2000)

  • Collection
  • 1995 - 2000

The Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu, West Java is a geological nature with geological heritage formed more than 65 million years ago (the Cretaceous Age), recognized as UNESCO Global Geopark (in 2018. The archive collections created in the process of recognition as Global Geopark, acquired by the West Java Provincial Archives, reflect its richness in geological heritage, biological and cultural diversity.

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