The Archives of the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus (APP-SJ) is a private religious archives governed by the Catholic Church’s Canon Law and the internal laws and guidelines of the Society of Jesus. It is intended primarily for the internal use of the governance of the Philippine Jesuits.
The Archives, located in Loyola House of Studies, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City and under the care of the Province Archivist, are the historical archives of the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus. Historical refers to documents 50 years or older. Current archives are still in the institutions, like schools and universities, and other offices. Jesuit schools and universities ideally maintain their own historical archives.
Historical archives related to universities and other Jesuit apostolates and institutions are under the university, apostolate or institution that owns the records, not in APP-SJ.
Although private in nature and intended for the governance and institutional memory of the Jesuits in the Philippines, some material may be relevant to the general history of the Philippines and Asia. As such, access to the APP-SJ may be allowed with the permission of Father Provincial or Father Socius, and the endorsement of the Province Archivist.