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SAMP Acquires Ceylon Times 1924–30

May 16 2011
Contact: Judy Alspach - jalspach [at] crl [dot] edu


Front page of the Ceylon Times, June 7, 1926

The South Asian Microform Project has extended its holdings of Ceylon Times by acquiring issues from 1924 to 1930. The original Ceylon Times was founded in 1846 and published until 1874. Restarted in 1882 by the publisher, the Times of Ceylon quickly regained its former prominence, read by British officials, planters, and merchants as well as the elite of Ceylon. It was a major vehicle for international, local, and business information for the nation of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

CRL and SAMP continue to acquire reels to complete this collection, which currently spans 1863–74, 1901–30, 1941–54, and 1967–75. CRL obtained the 1941–54 reels through the 2008 Shared Purchase Program, with assistance from the University of Chicago and Columbia University. SAMP hopes to acquire Ceylon Times issues from the 1930s as funding permits.

This title and others are available for use by members of SAMP and CRL through interlibrary loan. Further details on the microfilm holdings can be found below:

The Times of Ceylon: http://catalog.crl.edu/record=b2647410~S1

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