International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

Database

National Archives of Singapore

Location

Category Institutional Archive
Country Singapore
Address The National Archives of Singapore, No 1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868, Republic of Singapore
Telephone 6332 3255 / 1800 337 4464
Fax 65 - 6339 3583
Email enquiry@archives.nlb.gov.sg
URL http://www.nas.gov.sg/

Notes

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).

  • Annual Reports from the Straits Settlements, the Federated Malay States, and the Federation of Malaya
  • Straits Settlements Annual Departmental Reports (SSADR) 1855-1903 and Straits Settlements Annual Departmental Reports (SSADR) 1904-1941

    Federated Malay States Annual Report (FMSAR), 1928-1938 and Federation of Malaya Annual Report (FMAR), 1946-1959

  • The Index to Papers and Reports Laid before the Legislative Council of the Straits Settlements (1867-1955)

  • 1872 74 301: Minute of His Excellency the Governor covering correspondence respecting Lepers and Paupers
    1872 94 301: Further Minute by His Excellency the Governor on the correspondence relating to Lepers and Paupers
    1896 C199 301: The Lepers Bill, correspondence regarding Correspondence regarding Leprosy
    1900 C52 301: Rules made by His Honour the Officer Administering the Government in Council, under "The Lepers Ordinance 1899"

  • Legislation
  • Index on Legislation on Leprosy in Singapore and Malaya: Straits Settlements 1886-1946 and Singapore 1946-Present


    Ordinance No. 63 (Lepers) - Approved Forms under Report of the Informal Committee appointed to consider the "Problems of the Provision of Future Accommodation for Lepers and Mental Patients"
    1938 C357 3040: The Lepers Ordinance - Leper Rules, 1938, under
    1951 C197 3041: The Leprosy Ordinance, 1949 - Leprosy Rules, 1951

  • Ministry of Health
  • Singapore Ministry of Health Annual Reports (SMOHAR) 1946-2000

    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.

  • Singapore Relief Association and the SILRA Home
  • Singapore Leprosy Relief Association Annual Report (SILRA)


    The private records relate to the Singapore Relief Association and the SILRA Home. There are annual reports from 1962-1986, and there are minutes for 1952-1956, 1966-1968, and 1970-1980.There is also a collection of newspaper cuttings on leprosy in Singapore (1953-1987).

    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

    Contact

    Organization National Archives of Singapore
    Address 1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868, Republic of Singapore
    Telephone 6332 3255 / 1800 337 4464
    Fax 65 - 6339 3583
    Email enquiry@archives.nlb.gov.sg

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