The Manuscripts and Archives collection is of major regional importance and—at approximately 1500 linear metres—is one of the largest non-government archives in New Zealand.
The collection covers large organisational and business archives and smaller personal collections which record and illustrate New Zealanders’ lives here and abroad, especially during military service. Auckland Museum maintains a high degree of regional cooperation and complementary collecting with other organisations across Auckland. The Museum’s own archives covering its governance, curation, exhibitions, education, publishing, building development and maintenance and internal management is also an important and well-used resource within the collection.
Oral history and the collecting of born-digital material will be areas of increasing focus in coming years.
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