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Mike Daube Tobacco Control and Public Health collection launch

By Curtin Library 21 July 2020 Databases Library Services JCPML News & events Special collections Comments Off on Mike Daube Tobacco Control and Public Health collection launch

Daube Collection promotional imageMarking a four decade public health career, the Mike Daube Tobacco Control and Public Health collection is now available via Curtin University Library.

Professor Mike Daube AO has been a leader in tobacco control and public health advocacy in the United Kingdom, Australia and internationally. His collected papers, unpublished works, ephemera and more tell the story of Australia’s declining smoking rates and innovative public health programs.

“The collection takes you through a comprehensive journey through nearly 50 years of advocacy in health and social areas, with a particular focus on tobacco,” says Daube. “The success of tobacco advocacy programs mean they can be used as a model in so many other areas.”

The collection was donated to Curtin University Library by Professor Daube in September 2015, and is securely stored in the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library archives. A searchable database of the collection’s contents is available online.

“I hope the collection will be useful to people working on the history of tobacco and tobacco advocacy, but also those working in public health. In advocacy, you can be up against some tough opposition. This collection shows how you can work as individuals, small organisations and academics to save lives, millions at a time,” says Daube.

“This is a unique collection that gives you a sense of the progress in public health advocacy in Australia and around the world, and we’re honoured to hold this at our institution.” says Catherine Clark, University Librarian at Curtin University Library.

The Daube collection is available to search online. Contact the Library’s special collections team for assistance or further information:

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