The National Library in Canberra has been collecting election bits and bobs since 1983, providing a unique perspective into Australia's social life and political landscape.
Now it wants ephemera from the 2022 federal election campaign. Its aim is to collect items from every federal electorate as well as from every candidate, party and lobby group.
Think letters, how-to-vote cards, posters, pamphlets, badges, stickers, T-shirts, hats and any other printed material to promote a party or candidate, or to lobby an election issue.
"We are particularly interested in material from marginal electorates, independents, rural and regional communities, material from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and Indigenous communities and candidates," the library said.
"Material that records current issues of the day from health services, cost of living, COVID and industrial relations, to education, the environment, climate change and others."
The library doesn't want photocopies or duplicates of the same item and photographs.
You can send smaller items (A4 size or smaller) for free using the library's reply-paid address. If you are in Canberra, you can also deposit items into one of its labelled boxes in the library's reading rooms.
The postal address is: Federal Election Campaign Ephemera Curatorial and Collection Research, National Library of Australia, Reply Paid 83399, Canberra, ACT 2600.