Manuscripts & Archives

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    However, if the title begins with a, an, the, te*, nga*, le, der ... leave it out:
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    journal of accountancy (leave out the as the first word)
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Special Collections

Library Special Collections
includes collection information, Microtext room, opening hours etc.

Related Collections

  • New Zealand and Pacific Collection, a comprehensive research collection of published material relating to New Zealand and the Pacific region, most of which is available for borrowing. Situated on the north side of Level G.
  • Matauranga Maori, containing a wide range of Maori material and mostly available for borrowing. Situated near the Lending Desk on Level G.
  • The Architecture & Planning Library has an important collection of architectural plans and archival material, as well as rare books.
  • The Fine Arts Library contains the Elam School of Fine Arts archives from 1880-

Useful links

  • The Community Archive
    Archives and manuscripts collections reported to the National Register of Archives and Manuscripts / Te Raarangi Puuranga, Tuhinga Ake o te Motu, from repositories throughout New Zealand.
  • Tapuhi
    Search unpublished Manuscripts and Pictures Collections of New Zealand and Pacific material in the Alexander Turnbull Library
  • Hocken Library Archives and Manuscripts Collection catalogue.
  • Archway
    The online catalogue of Archives New Zealand

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