The J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History came into being on 14 December 1956.
Geografische en culturele context
Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid
Records management and collecting policies
The main categories of Western Australian publications collected are books, newspapers and serials. In general, only material published in Western Australia is collected, although books published outside the State are purchased if written by a Western Australian or contain substantial information relating to Western Australia.
Other material collected includes maps, ephemera, private archives, photographs, music scores and recordings, oral history and films, videos and DVDs.