50 records from history : highlights from the National Archives of Singapore

"50 Records from History: Highlights of the National Archives of Singapore features 50 short essays written by in-house archivists on selected records from the archives that commemorate major milestones in Singapore’s history. Each essay in this book, accompanied by relevant photographs, contains a detailed description of the record as well as highlights of its history and provenance. Also included is a chapter on the history of the National Archives from the time it first started as an archives unit at the Raffles Museum and Library in 1938 to its present status as a respected archival institution of international standing.”


50 records from history : highlights from the National Archives of Singapore
National Archives (Singapore)
Singapore--Archival resources
National Archives (Singapore)--History
Public records--Singapore--History
National Archives of Singapore, National Library Board, 2019
National Archives of Singapore
Digital Description
application/pdf, 264294 KB, 81 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Table of Contents
Charting the origins of British Singapore
The first constitution
A treaty most unfriendly
Mapping Singapore town
The reception of English law
The Hoo’s who of Singapore
The first Legislative Council
Building a shophouse
Postcards from an island
An 1898 map of Singapore
Early sound recordings
Singapore’s role in the Chinese Revolution
A pioneering Indian
The origins of highrise living
Witness to history
A Mosque fit for a Sultan
Milestone markers
A gateway to the world
Child brides for sale
A pioneer housing estate
Voice of a war heroine
Tales of internment
Diary of a war hero
Singapore feeds itself
The municipal arms
Mapping from the air
A defender of Muslim women
An appeal for monogamy
Marshalling the people
An anthem for all races
Symbol of the people
Bridging history
The people’s theatre
Speeding down memory lane
Television arrives
A film clip from 1965
Merger with Malaya
Birth of a Nation
Singapore enters the United Nations
We, the Citizens of Singapore
Singapore turns one
ASEAN is formed
Urban concepts
A groundbreaking Survey
A Chinese classic revisited
Enter (and exit) the Dragon
A ceremonial dance
Campaigning for kindness
Passing the premiership
Archiving the archives: the story of the National Archives of Singapore
All rights reserved. National Archives of Singapore, 2019


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