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Olive Johnson research papers on the history of University of Auckland Library.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-2008/13

Scope and Contents

Material gathered for publication, The True University : a short history of the University of Auckland Library, 1883-1986, Auckland University Library, 1988 (Bibliographical Bulletin 16). Includes staff reminiscences, historical notes, drafts and proof copy, and photographs of Alice Minchin, library staff, and library buildings, some of which were used in the pamphlet.

The photograph of senior Library staff (1983) was probably taken by Wallace H. Floyd (Wally Floyd), who took many photographs of University staff during this period.


  • 1920s - 1988


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted

Biographical / Historical

Olive Johnson was a member of the library staff from 1955, and Head of Acquisitions from 1959 until her retirement in 1976.


0.1 metres (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mr P. Durey, University Librarian, July 1989.

Related Materials

University of Auckland. Library. History series. MSS & Archives E-10 (also includes item 11.1: photographic negatives of Alice Minchin).

Processing Information

Collection was originally listed as MSS & Archives Vault 21.

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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