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Series 2: Correspondence

Identifier: MS-007-2

Scope and Contents

Series (2), Correspondence: It has been organized into 12 sub-series, in which the first six correspond closely to the institutional positions he has held during the particular duration. Correspondence from 1954-1972 corresponds to M.S. Swaminathan’s duration at the Central Rice Research Institute. Sub-series 1973-1979 contains correspondence during his tenure at the Indian Council of Agriculture Research and the Department of Agricultural Research, Government of India. Sub-series 1980-1982 contains correspondence during his tenure as the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission and as a member (Agriculture, Rural Development, Science and Education) Planning Commission, Government of India. Sub-series 1982 - 1988 includes correspondence during his tenure at the International Rice Research Institute, Philippines. Sub-series 1989 - 2020 includes correspondence during his tenure as the founding chairman of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. The next set of six preserves provenance as well and reflects arrangement as received - around the person or the position of an elected or government official.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1933 - 2020


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is mostly open to the public unless mentioned (for instance, restricted material like administrative and correspondence-related notes created after January 1992, aligning with the Public Records Act). People interested in accessing the collections are requested to refer to the researcher guide for requesting material:

A significant portion of the published writings (books, reprint volumes) are in bound volumes kept at the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, in the office of the chairperson or the library. These archival objects are identified with "MSSRF" in the Identifier for the file, and they will take longer to source than other archival objects that are housed at the Archives at NCBS.


From the Collection: 70 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: Tamil

From the Collection: Hindi

From the Collection: Japanese

From the Collection: Urdu

Repository Details

Part of the Archives at NCBS Repository

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