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Acknowledging your State Library of South Australia sources: Unpublished material and ephemera

This guide shows you how to acknowledge your State Library of South Australia sources, and gives further information about copyright, publishing and ordering copies from our collections.

Unpublished material and ephemera

The State Library's heritage collections include many different categories of unpublished items, such as archival papers, including photographs and oral histories. We also collect ephemera items such as theatre programs, menus, wine labels, toys and other items of realia.

Many of these items are not individually catalogued so it is necessary to include their unique call number. Where possible, a brief description or given title, including the date of creation or publication is useful to enable someone to identify the item.

Archival items are stored in storage boxes which may contain hundreds of items, such as the State Library's holding of 80 metres of Congregational Union material under the record group number SRG 95. The following reference would be required to identify where in these 80 metres an item came from: SLSA SRG 95/146/35, Vol. 5, 1897-98, p. 49. This reference identifies the source as being in the fifth volume of the 35th part of Series 146 in SRG 95. The following would ideally also be shown, Congregational Union of South Australia, North Adelaide Young Men's Society, Minutes, Debates on federation.

For example, here are some examples of the briefest reference possible for unpublished items and ephemera, followed by the example of the preferred reference:

Brief: SLSA D 7037(Misc)
Preferred: State Library of South Australia: D 7037(Misc), W.E. Matherson, Scrapbook on Monarto, 1972-77.
 
Brief: SLSA OH 237
Preferred: State Library of South Australia: OH 237 Interview with Lucia Taddeo by Frank Martella and Julie Taddeo, 26 September 1993.
 
Brief: SLSA Ephemera Collection
Preferred: State Library of South Australia: Ephemera Collection: Advertising fans, Marshall's 'The Shopping Centre', 1927.
 
Brief: SLSA:CLRC
Preferred: State Library of South Australia: Children's Literature Research Collection, Plaster Ginger Meggs doll, ca.1940, 20cm. Contained in box entitled Here I am, Fellers! Ginger Meggs.

Ginger Meggs figure

Ginger Meggs

For more information about this figure, go to SA Memory
You may order a high quality photographic copy.

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