In most countries before elections, every citizen receives by mail an envelope containing paper leaflets printed by each political group, each describing its political program.

I think that these documents have a great historical value.
I have thought about uploading them to Wikimedia Commons, but I don't think they are compatible with CC-BY-SA-3.0. For instance this category does not contain any of these leaflets.

What is the most appropriate repository where I can upload such political leaftlets?
Preferably one platform for the whole world.


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Unlock Democracy runs a project called Election Leaflets.

You can take photos, scan the leaflets, or even post them to their address.

They've got a good repository of leaflets.

  • That's only for the UK, right?
    – Nicolas Raoul
    May 26, 2014 at 16:06
  • Yes - but you didn't say which country you're in :-) You could contact them and see if they're interested in ones from across Europe. May 26, 2014 at 19:12

I was not able to find anyone collecting leaflets for Europe generally.

Here are some sites I did find.

  • The UCLA one says "a century of Los Angelese elections", does it mean it is limited to Los Angeles? By the way, I can't find any way to contribute to it.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    May 26, 2014 at 16:09
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    from the UCLA site: "Candidates or other election organizations who wish to contribute materials (either electronic or paper) to the Campaign Literature collection should contact the Campaign Literature Librarian." and digital.library.ucla.edu/campaign/about.html there is complete information about the scope of the archive (yes, essentially Los Angeles) May 26, 2014 at 17:15

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