Collecting the Election - 2019

The Library has commenced collecting material related to the upcoming State election.
A selection from the Library's collection of election posters

A selection of posters from the Library's election posters collection.

The Library seeks to collect ephemera and news to record the history of every NSW State election for researchers in the future.

Every election is a culmination of an enormous range of human endeavours: policy debates, the economy, big and small personalities, fundraising, the media and a broad range of local and global issues.

Our election ephemera collection captures the drama of elections and we need your help to ensure we build a comprehensive collection.

Please send us:

  • How to vote leaflets
  • Posters
  • Flyers and brochures
  • Badges
  • Stickers
  • Mailouts

All material can be sent (or hand delivered) to this address:

Election Ephemera
State Library of New South Wales
1 Shakespeare Place


We're also collecting the websites and Twitter discussions of the parties, candidates, interest groups, and issues. Please send us through your suggestions for collecting websites and Twitter discussions to  or tweet to #statelibrarynsw

Thank you for your contribution.