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Archives Held by the Library

If you'd like to request any of the following items, visit one of the Library Service Counters or fill in the Archives and Manuscripts Request Form.


Abortion Papers

Presented By:
Professor Ian Pool, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
Nine cartons of papers, largely reprints.
Finding Aids:
List of articles available.
Location:
Off Campus (Crown) Storage

Anti-Apartheid and Race Relations Archive
(a.k.a. Michael Law Collection)

Presented By:
Michael Law, Centre for Labour and Trade Union Studies,
University of Waikato, in 1990.
Brief Description:
30 numbered boxes containing material relating to the Anti-Apartheid Movement and Race Relations in New Zealand and covering the period c.1969 to 1982.
Finding Aids:
A schedule identifying the contents of each box is available.
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

(Gabriel) Elliott Minute Books (Native Land Court)

Presented By:
Dr Evelyn Stokes, Department of Geography,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
A copy of the Minute Book of Gabriel Elliott who was a Native Agent in Te Kuiti from the 1940s to about 1960. This is a personal record including notes on cases in the Māori Land Court.
Finding Aids:
None
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

(William Henry) Grace Diaries

Presented By:
Dr Evelyn Stokes, Department of Geography,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
Copies of the diaries of W.H. Grace for the years 1882 and 1884. W.H. Grace was a son of the CMS missionary T.S. Grace. He lived at Kihikihi and operated as a Native Agent and Licensed interpreter.
Finding Aids:
None
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Huntly Mine Papers

Presented By:
Dr Philip Hart, Department of History,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
Coal industry information and mining papers, with special reference to Huntly and the explosion at Ralph's Mine in 1913. Papers were from D.G. McRae.
Finding Aids:
None
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Pei Te Hurinui Jones Papers

Presented By:
Brian Jones, son of the late Pei Te Hurinui Jones.
Brief Description:
80 boxes of papers, manuscripts and photographs, and many books relating to the interests and work of the late Pei Jones, 1898-1976.
Finding Aids:
An excellent typed inventory held in the New Zealand Collection Office.
Location:
Level 4, Mahi Māreikura.
Access:
Access is available to bona fide researchers. Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Opotiki Confiscation

(List of records held in the Hamilton Office of the Department of Survey and Land Information)

Presented By:
Dr Evelyn Stokes, Department of Geography,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
One box (containing the contents of three original boxes) of copies of papers comprising the Opotiki records of the Compensation Court set up under the New Zealand Settlements Act 1863 and Amendments and includes Minutes of the Court Sittings, etc.
Finding Aids:
38 pages of notes list the organisation of the three original boxes and the arrangement of the original folders within each box.
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Ormsby Family Papers

Presented By:
Dr Evelyn Stokes, Department of Geography,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
Copies of papers comprising some Māori materials relating mainly to Ngāti Maniapoto and the King Country and compiled by John Ormsby of Otorohanga.
Finding Aids:
Three pages of notes held with papers.
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of the New Zealand Collection.

Phillips Family Book

Presented By:
Dr Evelyn Stokes, Department of Geography,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
A copy of a book containing the record in Māori of the investigation of title by the Native Land Court for Whakamaru and Rotomahana-Parekarangi Blocks.
Finding Aids:
Sheet outlining division by pages.
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
No access without the permission of the original donor, the Phillips family, and the Ngati Tahu Tribal Trust.

Raupatu Box 1

Presented By:
Dr Evelyn Stokes, Department of Geography,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
One small box containing four folders of copies of papers held in the Hamilton office of DOSLI - now Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).
- Papers relating to sittings of Native Land Court in Taupo District 1868-71.
- Taranaki papers 1859-1868 held in Hamilton Office, Department of Survey and Land Information.
- Ngati Pukeko's claims 1869 (for losses by Te Kooti's people).
- Correspondence and Schedules, Municipal and Public Reserves within Confiscated Lands under New Zealand Settlements Act 1863.
Finding Aids:
None
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Raupatu Box 2

Presented By:
Dr Evelyn Stokes, Department of Geography,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
One small box containing two folders of copies of papers held in the Hamilton office of the Department of Survey and Land Information - now Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).
- Ngati Pukeko's claims 1869 (for losses by Te Kooti's people), duplicate set.
- Waikato Confiscated lands Petition Nos. 15 & 29/1949.
Finding Aids:
None
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Ringatu Church Papers

Presented By:
Robert Mahuta, Centre for Maaori Studies and Research,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
Two folders:
  1. Nga himene ngapanui me nga kupu whakaari
  2. Nga waiata me nga inoi
Text is in Māori.
Finding Aids:
Index only to Nga himene (hymns).
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
No access at present time. Enquiries should be addressed to the Māori Liaison Librarian in the first instance.

G.J. Schmitt Papers

Presented By:

Brief Description:
Geoffrey Schmitt was a member of the Steering Committee of the Task Force on Tax Reform. These four boxes of papers relate to that Committee and taxation in New Zealand.
Finding Aids:

Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Bishop Selwyn Collection

(a.k.a. Selwyn Collection of Early Māori Documents)

Presented By:
The Late Rt Rev W.J. Simkin, retired Bishop of Auckland, in 1967.
Brief Description:
Some 210 documents, largely letters written in Māori to Bishop Selwyn during the years 1842 to 1872. There are also thirty-seven miscellaneous items. All letters have been translated into English, and typed copies made of the translations and the original Māori.
Finding Aids:
A list of letters is available. It is chronologically arranged and the name of the writer is given.
An author (i.e. writer of each letter) index is available.
Copies of these are held in the New Zealand Collection Office.
Location:
Original letters and documents and copies of the majority of letters are held in archival boxes in the Rare Books Room.
Access:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books. Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Douglas Seymour Papers

Collected By:
Bruce Wallace
Brief Description:
Three boxes of papers from the late Douglas Seymour, a Hamilton lawyer. They relate to the founding of the University of Waikato and other matters.
Finding Aids:

Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Rosemary Seymour Collection

Presented By:
Dr William Sewell, son of the late Rosemary Seymour, in 1985.
Brief Description:
Some 220 boxes of the late Dr Rosemary Seymour's (1919-1984) papers. The chief emphasis of these papers is on women's studies, interpreted in its widest sense.
Finding Aids:
Excellent inventory in two folders.
Location:
Inventory is held in the New Zealand Collection Office. Papers are held in Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Access is available to bona fide researchers but only after consultation of the Inventory so relevant papers can be extracted for the researchers. Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Sim Commission Papers

(Confiscated Lands)

Presented By:
Dr Evelyn Stokes, Department of Geography,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
Copies in five folders.
These papers represent mainly miscellaneous notes on petitions, hearings and historical references prepared in the office of the Commissioner of Crown Lands, Auckland, for the assistance of the Royal Commission to Inquire into Confiscations of Native Lands and other Grievances alleged by the Natives, headed by Sir William Sim. (See Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHR) 1928 G7 for Report).
Papers refer only to Waikato, Tauranga and Bay of Plenty (Opotiki) Confiscations within the South Auckland Land District.
Finding Aids:
Two pages of explanatory notes.
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Evelyn Stokes Collection

Presented By:
The family of the late Evelyn Stokes.
Brief Description:
Over 100 boxes of papers, research notes and photographs, and many books relating to the interests and work of the late Dame Evelyn Stokes, (1936-2005). Major topics covered include geography, geothermal resources, Māori land claims and history of the Māori.
Finding Aids:
An inventory is available.
Location:
Level 4, Mahi Mareikura and Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Tainui/Coalcorp Case (1989)

Robert Mahuta and members of Tainui and the Tainui Māori Trust Baord's case in the Court of Appeal against the sale of Coalcorp in 1989)

Presented By:
Dr Evelyn Stokes, Department of Geography,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
Copies of all papers relating to this case.
2 boxes
4 volumes relate to Plaintiffs
16 volumes relate to Defendants
Finding Aids:
Indexes only on cover of each volume. Brief explanation of contents held in the New Zealand Collection Office.
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Tauranga Confiscation

List of records held in the Hamilton Office of the Department of Survey and Land Information

Presented By:
Dr Evelyn Stokes, Department of Geography,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
One box containing 33 folders of copies of papers concerning the administration of Tauranga lands. The records cover the period from December 1864 to 1886 and include papers, reports from Mackay, Clarke and others and lists of 'awards' made before the Tauranga District Land Act was passed, correspondence, the allocation of reserves and the issue of Crown grants.
Finding Aids:
Tauranga Confiscation - Index of folders
Two pages of explanatory notes and a list of the contents of each folder - a copy of which is held with the papers.
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

John Mansfield Thomson Archive

Presented By:
Associate Professor Martin Lodge
Brief Description:
90 boxes of papers, photographs and recordings relating to the interests and work of the late John Mansfield Thomson. He was New Zealand's foremost musicologist and the archive includes his studies for the "Biographical dictionary of New Zealand composers" and the "Oxford history of New Zealand music". Also his work on the journal "Early Music", caricature and music in 18th century Britain, and print design.
Finding Aids:
A listing is available here.
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

Waikato Confiscation

List of records held in the Hamilton Office of the Department of Survey and Land Information

Presented By:
Dr Evelyn Stokes, Department of Geography,
University of Waikato.
Brief Description:
Nine boxes of copies of papers comprising the Waikato records of the Compensation Court set up under the New Zealand Settlements Act 1863 and Amendments and include Minutes of Court sittings, records of agreement by Crown Agents, claims, correspondence, awards in land and money, and miscellaneous papers.
Finding Aids:
Waikato Confiscation - Index to Records. This booklet, held with each set, lists the organisation of the nine boxes and the arrangement of the folders within each box.
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.

W.G. Whittlestone Papers

Presented By:
Mrs Shirley Whittlestone, wife of the late Dr Whittlestone, in 1988.
Brief Description:
Some 150 boxes of papers relating to the interests and work of the late Dr Walter George Whittlestone (1913-1985). Major topics covered include the dairying industry, third world development, human lactation, breastfeeding, nuclear disarmament and the ethics of science.
Finding aids:
An inventory is held in the New Zealand Collection Office
Location:
Storage - New Zealand Rare Books.
Access:
To bona fide researchers. Request through the staff of New Zealand Collection 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday. One day's notice is required.