This guide covers primary sources* on Singapore (from 1819), available mainly at NUS Libraries . It is a selective list of starting points for students and researchers working on Singapore history.
* Primary sources “provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented.” (from Yale University, Primary Sources at Yale) .
|Singapore||East India Company and Indian Office Records||Government of India||Straits Settlements Records||Various defence records, U.K.|
|Factory (Fort Marlborough)||1819-1823|
|Factory (Gov. of Bengal)||1823-1826|
|Residency (Gov. of Bengal)||1830-1851|
|Residency (Gov.-Gl of India)||1851-1858|
|Residency (India Off., London)||1858-1867|
|Crown Colony (Colonial Off., Ldn)||1867-1942||Various Colonial Office series|
|Japanese Military Administration||1942-1945|
|British Military Administration||1945-1946|
|Colony of Singapore||1946-1959|
|Colony of the State of Singapore||1959-1963|
|Federation of Malaysia||1963-1965|
|Republic of Singapore||1965-|