Earlier this year we put out a call for your help to collect state election promotional material. We had a wonderful response and received an amazing number of pamphlets, letters, posters, and how-to-vote-cards from a variety of political parties and candidates from many electorates around the state.
A huge thank you to the South Australian public and the libraries of South Australia for all your donations which are now being sorted so it can be described, filed and made accessible for the future generations of researchers.
It is certainly an election year, with the federal election now happening on Saturday 21 May 2022. We would love to receive promotional material from South Australian parties and candidates, particularly those in country and regional electorates, minor parties and independents.
A reminder that all identifying information will be removed from the material. If you can add a note naming the electorate where it came from that would be very helpful – please don’t write directly on it.
Thank you for helping to build the collections of your State Library and capturing the stories that make us.
Send your material to:
State Library of South Australia
GPO Box 419
Adelaide SA 5001
You can also bring your material in to the State Library.
Image: Rachel from the Published Collections team sorting the array of election material received.