Historical information

In 1966 the Victorian Parliamentary Library established a newspaper clipping service. This sign, among many created by the Library, provided helpful instruction to Members of Parliament on how they should treat collection material. The Library was managed by a committee of Members of Parliament from 1851 to 2004, when the Library then became part of the Department of Parliamentary Services.

Physical description

Sign issued by the Library Committee advising Members to not remove newspaper clippings from files. Paper and cardboard with black printed text.

Inscriptions & markings

Printed black ink, recto: "Newspapers are not to be/ removed from the files, nor/ are they to be mutilated./ Hon. Members are asked/ to co-operate with the Library/ Committee in having this rule/ observed./ By order of the Library Committee./ 14476/42".