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Aerial shot of desks, bookshelves and computers available in the JCMPL reading room

Special collections

Our Special Collections are kept at the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library. Most items are available on request for use in the JCPML Reading Room.

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Architecture

Architecture

We have unique collections relating to Western Australian architecture and architect education.

Health & medicine

Health & medicine

Includes the Mike Daube Tobacco Control and Public Health collection, Women’s Health collection, Jules Black Sexology collection and Melanesian Film archive.

Journeys & exploration

Journeys & exploration

The Library has the records of the Project Endeavour, and explorer journals, maps and other historical material.

Literature

Literature

Our Rare Books collection includes books from the 16th – 18th century and Australian works from 1885 onwards. We also hold signed books from authors associated with Curtin and WAIT.

Politics & government

Politics & government

We hold collections of political archives including the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library archive. Many of the collections relate to Western Australian politicians, both state and federal.

Western Australian stories & history

Western Australian stories & history

Our collections include archival material, maps, oral history and published books about the history of Western Australia and the cultural heritage of Western Australians.