J S Battye Library of West Australian History

The J S Battye of West Australian History is part of the State Library of Western Australia. The Battye Library, as it is more commonly known, has prime responsibility for collecting and preserving published and original materials of relevance to Western Australia. It holds the most comprehensive collection of Western Australian documentary heritage materials in the world.

Collections

The collections of the Battye Library include Private Archives which holds original papers documenting the concerns and activities of Western Australia's private sector; the Pictorial collection containing approximately one million images; Oral History which is the largest State Library collection of interviews; the State Film archives of motion picture film dating back to 1907 and published materials collections including maps, monographs, serials and copies of every newspaper published in Western Australia since 1833.