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Barry Gustafson collection of New Zealand Labour Party, Auckland Regional Council records.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-273

Scope and Contents

The provenance of the papers in this collection is unclear but they appear to have been donated by Dr Barry Gustafson subsequent to those described by Frank M. Rogers in 1986 in MSS & Archives A-225. The introduction to his inventory should be read at this point. Frank Rogers mentions ‘questionnaire papers used by Dr Gustafson in his research for his PhD thesis Continuing transformation : the structure, composition, and functioning of the New Zealand Labour Party in the Auckland region, 1949-70 (1973), as having been destroyed, however they are present in this collection.

This collection was boxed some time in the 1980s but not described. The collection contains files hand-labelled by Dr Gustafson (including the questionnaire papers); together with a large quantity of material, mainly cyclostyled and emanating from various bodies associated with the Auckland Regional Council and Auckland branch committees of the New Zealand Labour Party, which may to some extent be duplicated in MSS & Archives A-225. (See also inventories to MSS & Archives A-65, A-129 and A-154.)

Dr Gustafson’s labelled files have been placed first, followed by general files relating to the Auckland Regional Council.


  • 1956 - 1981


Conditions Governing Access

RESTRICTED. Written permission of Chairperson, Auckland Regional Council, New Zealand Labour Party, P.O. Box 8941, Auckland, must be obtained before the records may be consulted.


1.7 metres (17 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Probably donated by Prof. Barry Gustafson.

Related Materials

Associated materials: Gustafson, Barry. Papers. 1960-1979 (MSS & Archives A-225); New Zealand Labour Party. Auckland Labour Representation Committee. Records. 1934-1969 (MSS & Archives A-65); BROAD, George L. Papers. 1929-1965 (MSS & Archives A-129); and New Zealand Labour Party. Records [Auckland Branches]. 1936-1970 (MSS & Archives A-154).

Inventory of the Barry Gustason collection of records of the New Zealand Labour Party, Auckland Regional Council, 1956-1981.
Kay Stead
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand