Friday, March 26, 2021

Chelvanayakam archive launched

The S. J. V. Chelvanayakam Fonds, a new archive hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough, is now available here. S. J. V. Chelvanayakam was a Tamil lawyer and leader in mid-20th-c. Sri Lanka. His papers have been preserved and donated by his descendants. The collection covers 1921-88 (mostly 1960s-70s), and is in Tamil (over 50%), Sinhala (a small %), and English. It consists of 664 file folders, which is approximately 16,480 pages. About a quarter has currently been digitized. 

Here is the finding aid. Here is the digitized material. Digitization is ongoing, so it is worth checking back periodically for new documents.  

The launch event took place online on Feb.26, 2021. The video will soon be made available online.

--Mitra Sharafi