Search the library catalogue for Don Bradman related material held by the State Library of South Australia is listed in the.
Some items are on the open shelves, however, the majority of State Library material is in storage and is retrieved by staff. Use the Library Catalogue to find and request the items you want. Most items are stored onsite and will be delivered to collection points within the hour.
Some State Library material, including the Bradman scrapbooks can only be viewed in the Somerville Reading Room. Read about the Somerville Reading Room conditions of use.
Requests to view these, and other heritage items can be made in person at the Information Desk or:
There are a number of databases which can help locate articles written about Don Bradman in newspapers and periodicals. For more detail see the Library’s eResources.
Also, a range of Australian newspapers covering the period of Bradman’s playing career have been digitised by the National Library and can be searched online Trove.
To locate material held in other Australian Libraries, search the National Library’s Trove. Trove provides integrated access to over 45 million items from a range of the National Library’s collaborative services and from elsewhere, including; the Australian National Bibliographic Database (containing location information from more than 1,200 Australian libraries), Picture Australia, Music Australia, the Register of Australian Archives and Manuscripts, and some overseas sources.
The National Film and Sound Archive collects and preserves Australia’s moving images and sound recordings and holds quite a lot of footage on Don Bradman, including Movietone News segments. The NFSA is located in Canberra, but there is an Access Centre in each capital city, where copies of much of the material in their collections can be viewed.
Search the NFSA collection online to find the material you are interested in and then contact the State Library to arrange access: