The archive belongs to Jaffna College and holds diverse materials ranging from 1710 to the present, with a focus on late nineteeneth- and early-twentieth century materials. The materials are divided into seven shelves categorized by major subject: history, religion, medicine, astronomy, the Tamil language, mathematics, geography, and nineteenth- and twentieth-century reference materials. Unshelved folders hold a twentieth-century pamphlet collection primarily related to Jaffna College. The archive also contains one large envelope of twentieth-century photographs from Jaffna College sporting events, staff photographs, and other miscellaneous events.
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This file contains 95 tracts published by various American Ceylon Mission-affiliated presses in Jaffna between 1841 and 1891. The tracts range from four to over 30 pages, and discuss various topics including caste, Catholicism, Christian morality, Hinduism ...
This 1895 manuscript file provides lists of administrative positions (village headman, udayars, and vidaiyars) for each village and parish in the Jaffna province, described as: "List of Villages showing the number of Headmen, Police Vidahns, Division Offic ...