- 1864, 1899-2013 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
438 microfilm reels of textual records (16 mm and 35 mm)
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Series contains newspapers and textual records such as Ceylon Patriot, Hindu Organ, Sansoni Commission Evidence, Sutantiran, Thainadu, Congress, Eelakesari, Kesari, The Independent, Thina Murasu, Sari Negar, Viduthalai, Tribune, Elath Thamilar Varalalu (or Waralaru), and Tamil Culture. Some reels contain miscellaneous articles or articles that have been organized by theme.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Microfilms were arranged by the creator and are numbered by their original listing. Original titles are also used.
Reel numbers 190 to 200 were skipped and there are two different reels numbered 204; these have since been renumbered 204a and 204b.
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Conditions governing access
Conditions governing reproduction
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Uploaded finding aid
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
279 reels are unique while the rest are copies; in most cases both a negative and a positive microfilm exist. The second number in the file number refers to the original reel number.