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The Historical Commission visited altogether 31 archives and libraries in search of documents and books on the background, life, death and living traditions concerning the Servant of God Devasahayam Pillai. Of these 20 are in India, six in Italy (Rome), 3 in Holland and one each in Portugal and America.1 Visits to these archives and libraries were done either by members of historical commission by themselves, or one or two of them accompanied by a helper. We list here below the archives/libraries in an alphabetical order of the abbreviations which are important to locate the documents and books.
  1. ABNL - Archives of Biblioteca Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
  2. ACGR - Archives of Carmelite Generalate, Rome
  3. ADKR - Archives of the Diocese of Kottar
  4. ADQL - Archives of the Diocese of Quilon
  5. AJMP - Archives of Jesuit Province of Madurai
  6. AMCK - Archives of Major Archiepiscopal Curia, Kakkanad
  7. ANDH - Holland National Archive
  8. AOCD - Archives of the Office for the Cause of Devasahayam
  9. APFR - Archives of Propagation of Faith, Rome
  10. ARSI - Roman Archives of the Society of Jesus
  11. ASKL - State Archives, Tiruvananthapuram
  12. ASV - Secret Archives of Vatican
  13. DLKD - District Library of Kanyakumari District
  14. LCCN – Library of Community College, Erachakulam
  15. LCPC - Connemara Public Library, Chennai
  16. LCSN - Library of Concordia Seminary, Nagercoil
  17. LITR - Pontifical Institute Teresianum Library, Rome
  18. LJSC - St.Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary Library, Carmelgiri
  19. LNYP - New York Public Library
  20. LRDH - Royal Library of Holland, Den Haag
  21. LSCN - Library of Department of History, Scott Christian College, Nagercoil
  22. LSCT - State Central Library, Thiruvananthapuram
  23. LSJM - St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Mangalapuzha, Alwaye
  24. LSPT - St. Paul’s Seminary Library, Tiruchirapalli
  25. LSTN - Library of S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil
  26. LTNT - Library of Therur Nanjilnadu Vella Samuthayavagai Kavimani Desiyavinayam Pillai
  27. LTSK - St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary Library, Kottayam
  28. LUKL - University Of Kerala Library, Thiruvananthapuram
  29. LUUH - Utrecht University Library, Holland
  30. LUUR - Library of Pontifical Urban University, Rome
  31. LVCT - Thazhakudy Vellalar Community Library