The Elder Collection consists of material accumulated by David Elder in the course of his research on William Light, over more than fifty years, and donated to Flinders University Library on his death. Included are journal articles, clippings, facsimiles, photocopies, research notes, books and prints dating from the 1950s to the 2000s.

The collection includes 70 ring binders, 5 pamphlet boxes, approximately 200 books and 1 framed print.

David Elder (1916-2005) was the author of William Light's Brief Journal & Australian Diaries (1984) and Art of William Light (1987). For more information see biography.

Published items can be found by searching within the David Elder William Light Collection in Findit@Flinders:

List of folders

List of offprints and articles

List of tapes and slides

Miscellaneous items

General conditions of access apply.