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Architect IP Santos, Jr. Library Collection turnover to the College of Architecture Library


National Artist Ildefonso P. Santos, Jr.

The Architect Ildefonso P. Santos, Jr. Library Collection was formally turned over to the College of  Architecture Library on June 11, 2013. It consists of approximately 1,200 foreign and Filipiniana books on architecture and landscape architecture published from 1960 to 2010.The collection was formerly housed at the 19th floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange (Tektite Bldg.), Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Recognizing the importance of these rich reference resources, the UPD College of Architecture Library with the valuable assistance of UPLB Prof. Susan Aquino-Ong, UPCA Prof. Zeny Galingan, and retired Prof. Ace Dimanlig convinced Sir IP to donate and turn over the collection to the Library. According to Sir IP, one of the contributing factors that prompted him to donate his collection was the dedication of the library staff in organizing his collection way back in 2009. Other works in the Santos’ residence will be donated in the forthcoming months... Read more — M. A. Sornoza