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ASIA


Burma/Mynamar

National Library of Myanmar, Yangon. Size of Collection: 17511 palm leaf books, as of 2015

Department of Religious Affairs (of the MORA of Myanmar/Burma gov)? Size of Collection: 9000?

Universities’ Central Library. Size of Collection: 15,000 Myanmar manuscripts on palm-leaf

Yangon University Library. Size of Collection: Unclear


Cambodia

The National Library of Cambodia. Size of Collection: 710


China

Godfrey Collection, Kashgar. Size of Collection: Unclear

Tibet - Tibetan Palm Leaf Manuscript Institution. Size of Collection: Unclear

Tibet - Potala Palace, Lhasa. Size of Collection: Unclear but has a collection according to NP

Tibet - Drepung Monastery, Tibet. Size of Collection: Unclear

Tibet - Tibet Museum, Lhasa. Size of Collection: Unclear but has a collection according to NP


Indonesia

Bali - Singaraja - Gedong Kirtya. Size of Collection: Unclear

Bali - Udayana University Library. Size of Collection: Unclear

Bali - Dwijendra Foundation Library. Size of Collection: Unclear

Bali - The Pusat Dokumentasi Budaya Bali. (Centre for Documentation of Balinese Culture) Size of Collection: Unclear

Bali - The Bali Museum. Size of Collection: Unclear

Bali - The Balai Bahasa (Centre for Language). Size of Collection: Unclear

Java – Garut Regency, Cirebon, and Cikadu, West Java, Indonesia. Endangered Archives Programme Project. Researcher: Mr Andrea Acri, Leiden University. Size of Collection: 30

Java – Situs Kabuyutan Ciburuy. Size of Collection: 27

Java – National Library of Indonesia. Size of Collection: Unclear

Lombak –

Madura –


India

Andra Predesh – Gauthami Library. Size of Collection: Unclear

Andra Predesh – Oriental Research Institute. Size of Collection: Unclear

Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Size of collection: 50,000?

Andhra Pradesh - Andhra Pradesh Government Oriental Manuscripts Library and Research Institute, Hyderabad. Size of collection: 24,017 PLM and PM

Andhra Pradesh - Museum in Hyderabad???? Size of Collection: Unclear

Bihar - Sri D. K. Jain Oriental Research Institute, Arrah. Size of collection: 3,179 palm leaf manuscripts

Bihar – The Khuda Baksh Oriental Public Library. Size of Collection: unclear, <21,000

Himachal Pradesh - The Tibet Museum, Dharamshala. Size of collection: Has manuscripts, likely has some PLMs.

Karnataka - Drepung Monasteries, India? Size of Collection:?

Karnataka - Institute Mysore. Size of Collection: over 33,000 palm leaf manuscripts

Karnataka Oriental Research Institute University of Mysore. Size of Collection: 22,000 PLMs and PMs (paper manuscripts)

Karnataka National Institute of Prakrit Studies and Research, Shravanabelagola. Size of collection: 6,000- 15,000?

Karnataka - Keladi Museum. Size of Collection: 1000 PL in Sanskrit, Kannada, Telugu, 400 PLM in Tigalari

Kerala - Oriental Research Institute & Manuscripts Library (University of Kerala). Size of Collection: 40,000-65,000

Kerala - Chinmaya International Foundation. Size of Collection: 200

Madhya Pradesh - Scindia Oriental Research Institute, Vikram University, Ujjain. Size of Collection:18,000

Maharashtra - Anandashram Sansatha, Pune. Size of collection: at least 400, possibly far more

Maharashtra - Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune. Size of Collection: 350

Odisha - Odisha State Musuem Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Size of Collection – 19,000?

Punjab – Visweshvarananda Biswabandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies, Hoshiarpur. Size of collection: < 2,685

Rajasthan - Rajasthan Oriental Research Institute, Jodhpur. Size of Collection: Unclear whether PLM or not

Tamil Nadu - Saraswathi Mahal Library at Thanjavur. Size of Collection: 60,000

Tamil Nadu - The IAS Tamil Medical Manuscripts Collection. Size of Collection: 750 palm-leaf manuscripts

Tamil Nadu – Dr. U.V.S. Library. Size of Collection: 2,200 and 850 paper manuscripts

Tamil Nadu - Government Oriental Manuscript Library and Research Centre in Chennai. Moved to Anna Centenary Library, being photographed in 2018. Size of Collection: 50,180 palm leaf manuscripts

Tamil Nadu - Caracuvati Makal Library. Size of Collection: Unclear

Tamil Nadu - Tamil University - Has department for Palmleaf Manuscriptology. Size of Collection: 8000

Tamil Nadu - Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya Library. Size of Collection: 3000

Tamil Nadu – Tamil Heritage Foundation. Size of Collection: may have a physical collection

Tamil Nadu - Thanjai Big Temple, Thanjavur. Size of Collection: Unclear

Tamil Nadu - École française d'Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry Library. Size of Collection: 1600

West Bengal - Asiatic Society in Calcutta. Size of Collection: 162 Burmese manuscript on palm leaf.

West Bengal - The National Library of India. Size of Collection:< 3600

West Bengal - Calcutta University Manuscripts Library, Kolkata. Size of collection: 42,000

Uttar Pradesh – The Rampur Raza Library, Rampur. Size of Collection: unclear


Laos

National Library of Laos. Size of Collection: 6,000 (physical) - possible other forms


Malaysia

University Malaysia. Size of Collection: Unclear


Nepal

National Archives of Nepal. Size of Collection: 1084 rolled PL manuscripts. Or 12,000. Unclear.

The Lumbini International Research Institute. Size of Collection: Unclear

National Library of Nepal? Same as Durbar Library? Size of Collection: Unclear

Tribhuvan University Central Library? Size of Collection: Has a manuscript collection…

The Asha Archives (aka Asha Saphukuthi?). Size of Collection: 1176 palmleaf land grant documents. Rolled.

Kaiser Library, Kathmandu. Size of Collection: Unclear


Sri Lanka

National Library of Sri Lanka. Size of Collection: 345 manuscripts

Sri Lanka National Museum also know as the Colombo Museum. Size of Collection: see Catalogue of PLM in the Library of the Colombo Museum

Palm Leaf Manuscript Study and Research Library University of Kelaniya. Size of Collection: Unclear

Sir Christopher Ondaatje Collection? Size of Collection: large personal collection including manuscripts


Thailand

National Library of Thailand. Size of Collection: 225,733 units in 30,742 titles

The Fragile Palm Leaves Foundation. Size of Collection: 5,000 manuscripts (all PLM?)

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre. Size of Collection: at least 19 fascicles

Wat Tha Muang, Roi Et Province. Size of Collection:

Wat Mahachai Museum, Maha Sarakham Province. Size of Collection:

Wat Khian Bang Kaeo Museum. Size of Collection:

Cultural Centre of Phatthalung Province, Satri Phatthalung School. Size of Collection:

Wat Lai Hin, Lampang Province. Size of Collection:

Social Research Institute, Chiang Mai University. Size of Collection: 17,257 fascicles and 220 roles of microfilms of PLMs

Chiang Mai University Library. Size of Collection: 1,063

Palm Leaf Manuscript Centre, Institute of Languages, Arts, and Culture, Chiang Mai Rajabhat University. Size of Collection: at least 3,284

Institute for Research in Culture and the Arts, Burapha University. Size of Collection: Unclear

Office of Arts and Culture, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University. Size of Collection:

Institute for Southern Thai Studies, Thaksin University. Size of Collection:

Office of Arts and Culture, Songkhla Rajabhat University. Size of Collection:

Project for Palm Leaf Manuscript Preservation in Northeastern Thailand, Mahasarakham University. Size of Collection: at least 40 fascicles and 1,882 pages of long PLMs

Local Information and Archives, Office of Academic Services, Ubon Ratchathaini University. Size of Collection:

Wat Sung Men. Size of Collection: over 1,700


Philippines


NON ASIA


Australia

Monash University - Melbourne. Size of Collection: Unclear

Australian Museum Size of Collection: < 10 Sri Lankan.


Denmark

The Royal Library of Denmark. Size of Collection: 401


France

Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Size of Collection: Unclear


Germany

Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz Berlin / Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Aka the Berlin State Library - Prussian Cultural Heritage. Size of Collection: Unclear, but they seem to have some


Netherlands

Leiden University library in the Netherlands. Size of Collection: Balinese works

Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden. Size of Collection: Unclear but they have at least one


United Kingdom

British Library. Size of Collection: over 4000 Sri Lankan, 30 Loas, 1800 Burma, 450 Thai, 21 Bali

The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Size of Collection: includes around 2,000 manuscripts

John Rylands Library (Manchester). Size of Collection: Unclear Pali MS 82.

Cambridge University Library. Size of Collection: < 1000?

Bodleian Library, Oxford. At least 48 Sinhala PLMs, there’s a catalogue of them

Wellcome Collection. Size of Collection: Sanskrit

Chetham’s Library. Size of Collection: At least 1


United States

Arizona - University of Arizona. Size of Collection: 2

California - Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Size of Collection: One manuscript, 3 leaves?

California - University of California, Berkeley. Size of Collection:19 manuscripts

California - San Jose State University. Size of Collection: 1+

California - Clark Library. Size of Collection: 2

California - University of California Santa Barbara. Size of Collection: 4

California – Norton Simon Museum. Size of Collection: Seem to have a few.

Connecticut - Yale University. Size of Collection: Unclear. Less than 200.

Indiana – Purdue University. Size of Collection: 1

Illinois - Northern Illinois University - Donn V. Hart Collection. Size of Collection: Language of PLs: Thai, Burmese, Pali, Lao

Maine - Bates College. Size of Collection: 5

Massachusetts - Brandeis University Special Collections. Size of Collection: 2

Massachusetts - Harvard University. Houghton Library : rare books and manuscripts, Harvard-Yenching Library: east Asia related. Size of Collection: unclear

Michigan - Michigan State University.

Misssouri - Univeristy of Missouri. Size of Collection: 2 Language of PLs: Javanese

Mississippi - University of Southern Mississippi. Size of Collection: 1 in Sam E. Woods Collection

New Hampshire – Dartmouth. Size of Collection: unclear

New Jersey - Princeton. Size of Collection: 340 Indic manuscripts unclear how many are PLMs.

New York - Cornell University. Rare and Manuscripts Collection, Kroch Library, Division of Asia Collections: Size of Collection: Unclear

New York - Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Size of Collection: Unclear

New York - NYPL. Size of Collection: unclear

New York - RIT. Size of Collection: 1

New York - Metropolitan Museum of Art. Size of Collection: at least 30

Pennsylvania – University of Penn. Size of Collection: 100

Rhode Island - Brown University. Size of Collection: 30

Washington DC - Library of Congress. Size of Collection: Pali, Pali using Burmese script

Washington DC - Smithsonian. Size of Collection: Have some. If you search the collections, you find PLMs.