State Library calls for local election campaign material
The State Library is now accepting public donations of campaign material in the lead up to the local government ordinary elections on 21 October.
Printed posters, flyers, how-to-vote cards, stickers and badges along with electronic campaign material such as emails, are welcomed.
Local election material provides great insight into the particular issues and concerns of a specific region and reflects the changing and varied cultural, social and political landscapes within Western Australia.
Donations will contribute to the State Library’s existing collection of historical election material. The collection includes unique items such as flyers printed in Italian, florescent badges and satirical cartoons.
CEO and State Librarian Margaret Allen said election material may be short-lived but it has lasting significance. “The State Library needs your help to continue to grow its collection with election material from today’s candidates, parties, and groups lobbying for support, so that future generations can see the changes in our society.”
“The public’s assistance in donating election material is greatly appreciated and the State Library will work to preserve this important material and make it accessible for all for years to come.” Ms. Allen said.
Material can be accepted in physical or electronic format. Items can be dropped off at the State Library Welcome Desk, posted to State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Northbridge, or emailed as electronic copies to firstname.lastname@example.org. Donated material will be evaluated by staff and either accepted into the collection or disposed of as appropriate, but not returned.