Source Docs on SE Asia Archives Preservation Resources Microfilm/Journal Guides
Bibliographies & Holdings in SE Asia Style Sheets TTJ Reader TTC Library Catalogue Links to Resources
Electronic Publications Church and Society in Asia Today Journal CSCA Series
Research Clusters Upcoming Events Past Events Documentation of Christianity in Asia Consortium

CSCA Church History and Archives Preservation Resource Page

CSCA works closely with local churches in Singapore and the Documentation, Archives, Bibliography and Oral History Study Group (DABOH) of the International Association for Mission Studies to preserve the mission records in the South East Asian region.

Compiled by Michael Nai Chiu Poon, Updated 15 May, 2014

Archives Directory | Info on Literature on SE Asia | Record Management Guidelines | Other info

See also

Documentation Conferences

Archives Directories

Archives of the Southeast and South Asian regions before the 1950s are often housed in institutions overseas. The following is a list of entry point on-line catalogues:

In Singapore:

Contact Persons of Local Church Records in Singapore
National Archives of Singapore


Union Theological College (Bangalore) Archives Catalogue (for download, courtesy of UTC, Bangalore)
University of Chicago Digital South Asia Library
Center of Research Libraries (USA Government Records on East Asia, on Southeast Asia at CRL; Southeast Asia Microfilm Project)
University of Idaho’s Guide to Repositories of Primary Sources in Asia
Yale Divinity Library Guide to Archives and Manuscript Collection
On-line Inventory Search of the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church
Internet Mission Photography Archives, University of Southern California (Participating Archives: The Moravian Church, The Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America, Norwegian Missionary Society, School of Oriental and African Studies, Yale University Divinity School day Missions Library, the Leipzig Mission)
The Ricci Roundtable on Christianity in China
Mundus Gateway to Missionary Collection in the United Kingdom

The British Museum Manuscripts Catalogue; The holdings of India Office Private Papers, Prints & Drawings, and Photographs within the Library's Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections
Access to Archives (A2A) Database of Archives held in England from 900s to the present
The University of Birmingham On-line Archives Catalogue (with detail listing of Church Missionary Society Archives)
International Association of Mission Studies Link to Archives Collection
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Links to Printed Material on Singapore and Malaysia (See also Listings compiled by CSCA)

National University of Singapore

On-line catalogue (check the collection in the Singapore-Malaysia Room)
A Sense of History A Select bibliography on the history of Singapore (English, Chinese and Japanese Material)
Digitalized Overseas Chinese Newspaper: Lat Pau (1887-1932); Sin Kok Min Jit Pao (1919-1933)
Digitalized Pre War Japanese Publication on Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu (明实录) (references to Southeast Asia contained within the Ming Dynasty reign annals with English translation)
The Heritage Journal

National Library Board (Singapore) On-line Catalogue

Digitalized Collection on Singapore Heritage from the ELibraryHub of the National Library Board, Singapore (free download of electronic books). Register on-line first with ELibraryHub

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Rajah Brooke & 19th Century Sarawak: Encyclopedia of Brook’s Sarawak
British Library Images On-Line
National Library of Australia
John England’s Bibliography on 16th to 18th Century Asian Christian Writings
John Roxborogh’s Bibliography on Christianity of Malaysia

Information on Archival Preservation and Record Management Policies

The General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church of the U.S.A.
Presbyterian Historical Society
The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church of the U.S.A
Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Archives Library Information Center, U.S.A.
Guidelines from the National Archives of the United Kingdom

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