The ISEAS Library is home to over 30 private papers collections, including papers of prominent individuals mainly from Singapore and Malaysia such as David Marshall, S. Rajaratnam, Tan Cheng Lock, Tan Chin Tuan and Lee Hau Shik (HS Lee). The main strength of these papers lies in the historical perspectives that they provide on the political, social and economic environment in Southeast Asia in the period between the 1940s and the 1960s.
To consult these papers, please register with the Library as a member by filling in the online registration form and submit the Private Papers Usage Agreement form to email@example.com with details of the papers you wish to view.
As one week’s notice is necessary for processing private papers for viewing, do provide an indication of your date of visit in your email to us.
In order to reduce the risk of damage to the originals, the Library is progressively digitising these collections. Where available, only the digital surrogates will be released for viewing.
Private Papers available for consultation at the Library are:
(Arranged in alphabetical order)