The State Library of South Australia Foundation is proud to announce that we have launched our own Facebook presence. It will be easy to stay in touch with our announcements, events and important notices for members. We look forward to staying in touch with you all! You can find the Foundation’s Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/statelibraryofsouthaustraliafoundation [read more]
Members can view the proposed State Library of South Australia Foundation Constitution update 16 October 2012 using this PDF link.
By Film Writer Helen Sobolewski: “DIRECTOR Scott Hicks is lending his star power to help save South Australian stories that are at risk of extinction.” Adelaide Now and the Advertiser recently featured an article on the State Library Foundation’s Digitisation of Film project, the 2012-2013 fundraising project. “The State Library film collection includes moving pictures [read more]
Saturday 26 May 2012, 9.00AM-4.00PM Bring your paper based collectibles for appraisal by Adelaide’s leading experts Michael Treloar, Penelope Horn, Jim Schoff, Anthony Stevens and Sandra Ker. Collectible Treasures is a State Library of South Australia Foundation event to raise funds to enable the Library to digitise its motion picture ﬁlm collections in-house for online access [read more]
In March of this year, the Foundation contributed $20,000 to the Library’s purchase of A Private Journal of a Voyage to Australia 1838-39. It is 225 pages bound in green vellum, kept by James Bell, passenger on the Planter, Deptford, 25 November 1838 to 15 May 1839, Port Adelaide. The journal’s value to the SA [read more]
Newspapers and SA Memory The history of newspapers in South Australia, like the history of the State Library, begins before the colony’s founding. In June 1836 partners Robert Thomas and George Stevenson printed the first issue of the South Australian gazette and colonial register (later just The Register) before setting sail to the new colony. [read more]
The State Library of South Australia has received a donation of $140,000 from the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation towards preserving and providing access to South Australia’s most fragile newspapers. Well known for her support of the arts, Mrs Diana Ramsay, on a recent visit to the Library’s Preservation studio, took a particular interest in [read more]