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Have you seen this mark?

Earmark for Future History campaign

A restaurant menu, a festival poster, or a fashion magazine; our daily lives and the things around us — the State Library collects all kinds of material to document life throughout NSW.

Every one of the over six million items in the Library’s collection has its own story, and together they tell the rich and diverse narrative of our state.

Just as we marvel over the documents of the past, future generations will be fascinated by these things that surround us today.

Wherever you see this mark, you know that moment in time will be part of the collection forever.

Our interests and expressions, our choices and possessions, how we work, play and live today; this is future history entrusted to the Library by you, the people of NSW.

Learn more about what we collect