The National Archives of Singapore hold government records, private records, and photographs relating to leprosy.
The following links are to lists and descriptions of the records (PDFs).
The Government records contain recent documents created by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance, and the Ministry of Health. The records of the Ministry of Education refer to the Leper Welfare Committee and cover the period 1948-9. The records of the Ministry of Finance include the "Maintenance of Singapore Lepers in Sungei Buloh, Leper Settlement" (1948-1960) and extend from 1946-1960. The records of the Ministry of Health deal with the Trafalgar Home between the years 1950-1961.
There are 181 photographs found from the use of "leprosy" as a key word search and 65 photographs found from a "leper" key word search. These photographs are in the process of being digitised. Those that result from the use of "leper" as a keyword date from 1948 up until 1953 and include photographs of the Trafalgar Home for Lepers. The photographs that result from the use of "leprosy" as a key word show dignitaries such as the Health Minister at events associated with leprosy work such as the Leprosy Mission International Conference at Relc (1976), commemorations of World Leprosy Day, or an anti-leprosy exhibition. They cover the 60s-80s. Two undated photos shown the Singapore Leprosy Relief Association at Yio Chu Kang.
Entry created May 2004; updated September 2005, February 2016
|Organization||National Archives of Singapore|
|Address||1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868, Republic of Singapore|
|Telephone||6332 3255 / 1800 337 4464|
|Fax||65 - 6339 3583|