The Archive Collection

The Archive Collection

Different types of documents

  - Manuscripts

 - Printed books

  - Folios with letters

  - Palm leaves

Most important books/documents

Manuscripts

Syriac–Garshuni  dictionary of John Perarios S.J.,

Catechism of Dr. Joseph Kariatil

Canons of Synod of Diamper

Raza of the Syro-Malabar rite prepared by, Bishop Roz S.J

Diploma of  Dr. Joseph Kariatil  1867

First account book of St. Joseph’s Monastery, Mannanam 1829 to 1930

Chronicle written by St. Kuriakose  Elias Chavara

Chronicle written by St. Kuriakose  Elias Chavara 1855 to 1870

Anastasiyayude rakthasaktiyam(Martyrdom of anastasiya) composed  by Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara

Biography of  CMI Founding Fathers, Fr. Thomas Porukkara and Palakkal Thoma Malpan

CMI Congregations’  historical documents written by St Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Fr. Thomas Porukara

Chronicle written by Parappurathu Varkkiyachan

Chronicle written by  Parappurathu Varkkiyachan 1865-1870

Pramanagaleum koodashakaleum kurichu lokarkkullabuddiyupadeshangal

Karmmaleethasannyasikal dyanippikkumbol Aacharikkendunna kremam

Diary of Alencheril Bernard 1913-1931

Diary of Alencheril Bernard 1922-1927

Maanikathanarude Bible paribhashayathnagal (Malayalam Bibile translation working papers of Fr Nidirkal Maani)

Maanikathanarudae Bible paribhashakal (Bible translations of Fr, Nidirikkal Maani)

Fr. Placid J Podipara Collection

 

Printed books

1.  Works of St. Augustin - 8 Volumes, Printed in Paris 1555

2. Aatmanuthapam - 1871 ('Compunction of the soul')

3. Njanapeeusham

4. Biblia Poliglotta (Polyglot Bible, any of several editions of the Bible in which the text consists of translations in various languages arranged in parallel columns. This arrangement allows scholars to compare ancient and modern versions, as well as to examine closely the translation from one language to another.)

5. Copy of the first Syro- Malabar Missal printed in 1774 in Rome and used by Fr Thomas Porukara and St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara.

 

Overview of the Total Collection

Manuscripts                                                                 -           More than 540

 Syriac 

 Malayalam                  

 English                       

 Latin                           

 Tamil                          

 Other  

 CMI Specials                                                 

 Printed Books                                                             -           More than 8100

 Syriac language                      

 Malayalam                              

 Latin                           

 English                 

 Italian                         

Spanish                       

Portuguese                 

Greek                         

German                      

Tamil

Fr. Placid Collection                                                   -           More than 50

St. Chavara Reference Collection                         -           More than 450          

Periodicals                                                                   -           More than 700

Malayalam                 

English                      

 Latin                          

Souvenirs                                                                     -           More than 120

Directories                                                                  -           More than 50

Paper Documents                                                      -           More than 9600 Folios

Palm Leaves                                                                -           6 Books & More than1000 Leaves