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David Verran papers.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-Vault 149

Scope and Contents

Includes: 1. Auckland Passenger Transport Inspectors and Maintenance Officers 1917-1979 ; 2. Research notes re Frank Langstone. Includes: notes, speech and articles compiled by David Verran on Langstone, covering period ; 2 original letters [1940s]; tape recording of Langstone reciting poetry and speaking on a number of issues. 5 folders + 1 envelope. ; 3. Auckland union officials and their unions 1875-1955 (1991). Includes unions by industry, secretaries and a list of almanac sources used in compilation. Photocopy ; 4. Research notes re Alexander Drennan (1899-1971), an Auckland union official and communist, compiled in preparation of entry for Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Includes biographical notes, correspondence, and clippings. 5. Research notes, clippings and copies of union minutes re history of "STAMS", Society of Technicians, Administrators, Managers and Supervisors (N.Z.), a white-collar union. 3 folders.

Associated materials: MSS & Archives 91/2, items 362 - 363A; Langstone, Frank, 1881-1969. Papers. ca 1940-1950. MSS & Archives A- 59; Society of Technicians, Administrators, Managers and Supervisors (N.Z.). Records. 1984-1985. MSS & Archives D-49.


  • 1983 - 1999


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted.


0.15 metres (1 box (collection split between two boxes))

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Item 1 donated by David Verran, C/- Auckland Public Library, July 1989.

Item 2 donated by David Verran, Auckland City Libraries, 24 August 1998.

Item 3 donated by David Verran, C/- Auckland City Libraries, probably in 1991.

Item 4 donated by David Verran 19 July 1999.

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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