Manuscripts and Archives search


Search the Catalogue for manuscripts and archives held in University of Auckland Special Collections (General Library).

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Over 1,000 archival collections are held in Special Collections. This form limits searches to these unique materials, including:

  • Letters and diaries
  • Photographs
  • Notebooks
  • Maps
  • Literary works
  • Financial and administrative records
  • Video and sound recordings
  • Other types of records in paper and digital form

If a collection has a finding aid (detailed listing or inventory) linked to a catalogue record you will need to search it separately. The contents of finding aids are not indexed by the Catalogue.

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  • Keywords Anywhere is the default search, or terms can be restricted to Title, Author or Subject fields using the Search in option.
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  • Terms can be truncated by using "?",eg, unemploy? will retrieve unemployment and unemployed.


Special Collections in the Library

Explore all of our special collections.

Useful links

  • The Community Archive
    Archives and manuscripts collections 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    Search unpublished Manuscripts and Pictures Collections of New Zealand and Pacific material in the Alexander Turnbull Library.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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