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University of Auckland historical collection. Part 1.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-E-8

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection was gathered together following an appeal by Professor Keith Sinclair, in the Apr 1961 issue of the University of Auckland gazette, to supply material relevant to the University's history. Readers were invited to send in reminiscences of conditions in the College, past academic battles, frank character sketches of staff or councillors, old newspaper clippings or copies of correspondence.

The Library annual report for 1961 also records: In April an appeal was begun for memoirs of past students and others associated with the University, either written or recorded verbally on tape, and any other material that would help a future historian of the institution. Since then we have received 9 sets of reminiscences, newspaper extracts, photographs, capping books, minute books and promises of more to come.


  • 1899-


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted.


0.7 metres (7 boxes.)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Item C Edger (v) donated by Sandra Coney, 1993. It was part of a photograph collection provided to her by the Edger family.

Related Materials

Associated materials: MSS & Archives 96/2 and 97/5. Other photographs in: Auckland University College. [Photographs of site development]. [Auckland : Whites Aviation, n.d.]. Auckland University College. (NZ Glass Case 378.95 A89p).

Separated Materials

Kate Edger's B.A. degree (series C) transferred to Vault, 30/4/2004 for preservation reasons.


NRAM A938.

Inventory of the University of Auckland historical collection part one, 1899-1973.
Compiled by Peter Hughes
February 1979
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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