The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) which opened in February 1998, recognises the contribution to Australian society of war-time prime minister and international statesman, John Curtin (1885-1945). He was prime minister from 1941 to 1945.
It is Australia’s first prime ministerial library and is situated on the Bentley campus of Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. The JCPML aims to advance knowledge and enrich culture by providing a focus for research and educational programs which engage Curtin staff, students and the wider community.
Geografische en culturele context
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The John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML) is managed as part of Curtin University Library Special Collections. It is located in a separate facility at the Bentley campus and staffed by two members of the University Library staff.
Records management and collecting policies
The JCPML is a specialist research and educational facility which collects material that documents the history and politics of Australia relating to the life and work of John Curtin. The collection is being actively developed to include the broader themes of the American-Australian relationship, post-war reconstruction, foreign policy, social and political history, and prime-ministership as an office.
The JCPML collection includes personal papers, oral histories, photographs, film and sound recordings, copies of official records, memorabilia, artworks and other archival material.
The JCPML has digitised material in its own collection and provides electronic access to these items through the Electronic Research Archive (ERA) available through its home pages at: https://jcpml.curtin.edu.au/