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How to find...: Archives & unpublished information

Curtin archival collections


The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) Collection contains archival material relating to the life and times of John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia from 1941-1945.

Unpublished information can include...

Finding unpublished information

Unpublished information can sometimes be found in archives. Archives are special, organised collections of unpublished material. Archive is also the term used for the institution holding the collection.

Organisations, companies and members of the community often donate their own 'archives' to add to the information about social, community and political life that is collected for researchers and future generations.  

Archives can be found in government institutions, universities or private organisations.


State & national information

Government records