Stanton Library, North Sydney

Identificatie

Bestandsidentificatie

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Geauthoriseerde naam

Stanton Library, North Sydney

Parallelle vormen van de naam

Aandere naamsvormen

Soort

  • Community

Contact

 

Manager of Historical Services

Soort

adres

Adres

234 Miller Street, North Sydney

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

Landnaam

Postcode

2060

Telefoon

02 9936 8400

Fax

Aantekening

Beschrijving

Geschiedenis

The Stanton Library was named after James Street Stanton who was Mayor of North Sydney 1937-1939 and a keen supporter of the Free Library Movement (FLM).

The FLM began in response to a 1934 report that criticised the paucity of libraries in NSW. A branch was established shortly after in North Sydney. In 1938 Alderman Stanton advocated the levying of a special tax to subsidise the creation of council libraries in all suburbs. The provision of State subsidies for municipal or shire libraries was subsequently part of the 1939 Library Act. Stanton died in August 1943 and three months later North Sydney Council voted to create a library upon the cessation of the war. In 1945 it was decided to open the ‘Stanton Memorial Library’, as part of a new civic centre development.

There were delays in implementing the 1939 Library Act generally and delays locally in acquiring land to accommodate Stanton Memorial Library. The Stanton Library opened its doors on 8 February 1964.

The local history collection was established in 1974.

In 1987 the management of Don Bank and Sexton's Cottage Museums and the historic St Thomas' Rest Park undertaken by Local History staff. Also Merle Coppell began interviewing local residents. These and other recordings later become the Merle Coppell Oral History Collection.

In 1992, the North Sydney Council's historic archives were accessioned and made available to the public.

In 2004, the Heritage databases available on-line and in 2005 the North Sydney Heritage Centre was opened on the first floor of the library. In 2011 the Costume and object database was made available on-line.

In 2015, the historic archives were consolidated at one site.
For further information about history, see https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Library_Databases/Stanton_Library/History_Reports_Policies/Stanton_Library_History

Geografische en culturele context

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

Organisatie structuur

Officer in charge: Manager of Historical Services

Records management and collecting policies

The collection includes records produced by North Sydney Municipal Council.

Gebouwen

Bestanden

The collection includes, for example:

  • records produced by North Sydney Municipal Council
  • local history collection
  • oral history collection
  • costumes and objects.

Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties

Toegang

Openingstijden

Monday to Thursday, 9am-9pm; Friday, 1-5pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 2-5pm.

Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen

Toegankelijkheid

dienstverlening

onderzoeksdienstverlening

reproduktiedienstverlening

Publiekruimten

Beheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Status

Niveau van detaillering

Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

Onderhoudsaantekeningen

Trefwoorden

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Eerste contactpersoon

234 Miller Street, North Sydney
Sydney, New South Wales 2060