Thammasat University by Thammasat University Library, Faculty of Economics, and the Development Science College Puey Ungphakorn have organized the “2021 Puey Ungphakorn Memorial Day” on March 9, 2021, to honour Professor Dr Puey Ungphakorn. The opening ceremony of Thammasat University Archives was at 100-Year Puey Learning Park Building.
Associate Professor Gasinee Witoonchart, Acting Rector of Thammasat University, said Prof. Dr Puey Ungphakorn played an important role in laying the foundations of Thailand’s economic development.
“He always dedicated himself to the country with integrity and work ethics which UNESCO named him as one of the world’s most important people due to his remarkable achievements in education, social sciences and humanities. It is a great opportunity to open Thammasat University Archives which stand to preserve the historical records of the university,” said Associate Professor Gasinee.
Thammasat University Archives was established in 1991 as a place to store records and important memories and history of Thammasat University. It is an important source of information service for research and development for students and the community.
For almost 30 years, TU Archives has performed its duties and became one of the departments of TU Library in 2017. This enabled the updates and development of innovative management of archives with the digital file format, international standard document management systems, and internet access to most of paper documents.
Thammasat University Archives is located at the 100-year Puey Learning Park Building which has established its office and service area with the new design for active learning. The key area of the archives is the exhibition “Puey The Commoner: Life, Ideology and Works”. The exhibition is divided into two sections: a permanent and a virtual exhibition to honor him as the person who laid the foundation and expanded the university to Rangsit Campus.
The library is now working on the conversion of documents concerning all of Thammasat University’s history onto PDF file for the ease of use and maintenance in research and future study.