Public Call for Archives on 14 July 2018 

Do you have old photographs which captured a kampong scene or an iconic landmark, or documents of an organisation that you once worked at that is no longer in operation, or audio-visual materials such as radio and television programmes which were broadcast in the early days of Singapore? These items hold untold stories of Singapore.

 

The National Archives of Singapore is on a search for these materials with the following themes:

 

  • - Old photographs of landmarks
  • - Materials of old organisations that are no longer in operation
  • - Audio-visual materials of radio and television programmes

 

If you have something interesting to contribute, donate your materials at this event!

Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm
Date: Saturday, 14 July 2018
Venue: Level 10, Promenade, National Library Building

 

For details, please refer to the following Frequently Asked Questions:

 

1. What is the objective of inviting members of the public to donate historical materials to NLB?

 

The National Archives of Singapore (NAS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In conjunction with this, we would like to invite you to donate historical materials related to Singapore's past. The donated materials will further enrich the current collections we have on Singapore's history and heritage.

 

2. What are the materials that I can donate?

 

We hope to receive the following materials:

 

  • i. Landmarks before 1970
    Photographs taken before 1970, featuring past landmarks of Singapore, for example the Satay Club and Kallang Gasworks, as well as the activities which were held there.  
  • ii. Organisations that are no longer in operation
    Materials such as documents, correspondence, collaterals, posters, invoices and publications of organisations that no longer exist.  
  • iii. Radio and television programmes
    Audio-visual materials, specifically the first television broadcast on 15 Feb 1963, 1969 National Day Rally speech (video), broadcasts of Malaysia Cup football matches and public service broadcast programmes produced by organisations that are no longer in operation or uncontactable (please refer to Annex A below ) for the list of public service broadcast programmes that NAS is looking for to add to their collection).

 

3. What will happen to the materials donated to NLB?

 

During the event, we will conduct a preliminary appraisal of the materials donated. This is a quick on-the-spot assessment to determine if the materials meet our specified themes. A full assessment of the materials will be carried out after the event to determine the suitability of the materials to be added to our collection. If deemed suitable, the materials will be added to our collection and preserved for posterity. These materials may also be made available for members of the public for various uses, such as personal research, academic work, publications or exhibitions.

 

4. Where will my donated items be kept?

 

Donated items will be kept in secure and appropriate storage facilities.

 

5. I have some records to donate and will be coming to the event on 14 July. What should I take note of?

 

If you have a large collection to donate, we would encourage you to take photos and bring down a few of these materials for our preliminary appraisal. If the materials are suitable, we will make an appointment to view the rest of your collection.

 

6. Who can I contact if I have any queries?

 

Please send your queries to nas@nlb.gov.sg. We will get in touch with you within 5 working days.

 

Annex A

 

S/N

Name of Production House

Programme Title(s)

Production Year

1

Eye Candy

Yours Sincerely, Mr Yim

2015

2

Idee

Cahaya Lebaran

2015

3

Thinq! Pictures

Akustika Bersama

2014

4

Aims Connection

Sinthanai

2014

5

Edencr8

Geez I didn't know that!

2013

6

Fine Cut Media

Nenek ku Superspy Upgrade

2010

7

Golden Vision

Mathaappu

2014

8

In House

- OktoLive Series 3
- OMF 2010

2010

9

Invictus Productions

2 Wajah

2014

10

Octopusinc

Don't Trash That

2014

11

Pal Pictures

Watch This Space Series 2

2012

12

Peach Blossom

Kids Adventure

2006

13

Pinheads

The Proposal

2014

14

Rambutan Pictures

- Achamillai Achamillai
- Villaiyaatu Pasanga

2014

15

React Pictures

Korban Untuk Adha

2014

16

Rough Cuts

- Aasai Aasaiyai Ya Series 3
- Galatta Specials

2010
2011

17

The Right Angle Media

OMM – Dreamers of Dreamers

2010

18

ThreeG Karma

U.M.M.I Series 2

2011

19

Various

Telemovies

2008

20

Wonderland Pictures

Crossroads

2014

21

Ark Pictures Pte Ltd

- Club M.A.G.I.C
- Club M.A.G.I.C Series 2
- Club M.A.G.I.C Series 3

2010
2011
2011