State Library of Victoria > La Trobe Journal

No 59 Autumn 1997

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The State Library of Victoria

is Victoria's major reference and research library. As well as its general collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, maps and other materials, it has a separate section known as

The La Trobe Library

which is Victoria's chief research centre and reference library for Australian history and literature. It is the State's principal repository for manuscripts, historical pictures, newspapers and other library material relating to the history of Australia and the Pacific and especially to Victoria.

The Friends of the State Library of Victoria

is a society founded in 1966 and, until 1984, known as the Friends of the La Trobe Library. Its objects are to assist, encourage and promote the interests of the State Library, by seeking sponsorship and gifts for the Library and by searching for and obtaining books, manuscripts, pictures and other library material, particularly that which is of Australian interest.
The Friends' Patrons are: The Honorable Joan Kirner; The Honorable John Cain, Q.C.; The Honorable Rupert Hamer, K.C.M.G., E.D and Margaret Carnegie, A.O., O.A.M.
New Friends Sub-Committees:
Lectures & Functions: Associate Professor Wallace Kirsop (Convener), Jonathan Wantrup, Dianne Reilly, Beverley Joyce, Marjorie Morgan, Brian Hubber, Carol Barnard (as Executive Director of Library Foundation)
Journal: Emeritus Professor John Barnes (Editor & Convener), Sandra Burt (Assistant Editor), Associate Professor Wallace Kirsop, Yvonne Hurley.
New Friends are welcome. The annual subscription for ordinary members is $50 (individual). Bookplate membership is available at an annual subscription of $100. Concessional membership (for pensioners and full-time students) cost available on request. Family and joint membership is $75.00 pa. Sponsor and donor memberships are also available. For further information regarding membership, please contact the Foundation office during business hours, ph: 9669 9932, fax: 9669 9958.
The La Trobe Library journal is published twice yearly, in Autumn and Spring. Annual subscription is $20 and single issues are available at $12 plus postage.
During the preparation of this issue, the Friends of the State Library of Victoria merged with the Library Foundation. Our next issue will contain further details of administrative changes and committee members. Watch this space.
Photography: Adrian Flint
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