Who Can Contribute

The Community Archive accepts contributions from individuals and organisations who hold archives and manuscripts with a substantially New Zealand focus.

If you have archives you think would fit well with The Community Archive, you can register online and will soon be ready to enter your information. Check out our information for new contributors.

Collections we accept

All manuscript and archive collections located in New Zealand, or New Zealand content held elsewhere, may be reported to NRAM. Copies (for instance microfilm and photocopies) may be reported, so long as the institution concerned is responsible for maintaining information about the location of the original item. Inclusion of multiple copies is at NRAM‘s discretion. Collections may contain material such as petitions, audio and videotapes, computer disks ... in fact anything that has been decided as having permanent value.

  • Personal and institutional records, including correspondence, diaries, oral history records, photographs and albums, minutes of meetings and other files
  • Diaries
  • Oral history recordings
  • Literary manuscripts and typescripts
  • Commissions
  • Immigration records, including ships' registers, log books, passenger lists
  • Financial records, for example account books
  • Land information, including deeds, maps
  • Personal identity records, including Wills, birth, death and marriage certificates and registers

Collections we can't accept

Publications such as books, newspapers, magazines, etc, are generally not regarded as archives. However, we are happy to discuss inclusion of this type of material if it forms a part of a larger 'group' or 'fonds'.