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The collection supports the teaching and research at the Albany campus, and is primarily focused on business, social sciences, health sciences and the sciences. The collection comprises books, print journals, newspapers, reference items, and audiovisual material.
The Chinese Corner is a small collection sponsored by the Han Ban Institute with the aim of promoting Chinese language and culture to New Zealand.
The collection focuses mainly on the Māori Land Court districts close to Northland and Waikato.
Books, print journals, and audiovisual material containing significant Māori content are held in the Ngā Kupu Ora collection. Items are identified by a mango-pare spine label.
Ngā Kupu Ora Collection Development Policy (Albany Library) (282 KB)
A research collection of Pasifika material is under development. Items are identified by a frangipani spine label. The collection holds books, print journals, and audiovisual material.
Pasifika Collection Development Policy (Albany Library) (298 KB)
The Short Loan Collection contains text books and other high demand material which is available for either 2-hour or 3- day loan. This is a self-service collection with a self-check machine for borrowing and returns.
This is a large collection with wide subject coverage of all disciplines taught from the Manawatū campus, including distance courses. Manawatū Library has the main humanities, social science and business collections and the collection is also strong in the sciences, in particular veterinary science, agriculture and horticulture. There are significant back runs of journals.
The Junior collection of children's fiction, non-fiction, picture books and other junior material supports the Institute of Education.
The collection focuses on the Maori Land Court districts in the lower North Island and East Coast.
The New Zealand collection brings together materials with significant New Zealand content, from all subject areas. It includes books and journals in one sequence.
New Zealand Collection Development Policy (Manawatū Library) (213 KB)
The collection includes all items containing significant Māori content.
Ngā Kupu Ora Collection Development Policy (Manawatū Library) (285 KB)
The Short Loan Collection contains text books and other high demand material which is available for 2-hour loan.
This is a generalist collection, with particular strengths in art and design, music (especially jazz), nursing and communications. It comprises over 135,000 books, plus print journals, newspapers, reference items, and audio-visual material to support the programmes offered at the Wellington Campus.
The Bagnall Collection comprises the New Zealand and Pacific materials from the personal collection of Austin Graham Bagnall.
The late Graham Bagnall was a leading bibliographic scholar and a former Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library. The Library purchased his collection in 1986 and continues to add items to it.
Items may only be used in the Library (some copying restrictions may apply). You can search for Bagnall Collection items in Discover, and can ask to view items at the Manawatū Library Service Point.
Albany and Wellington: Please inquire at your campus library if you wish to view an item from the Bagnall Collection.
The Bill Toomath Model Car Design Collection was gifted to the University Archives by the family of Stanley William Toomath family in August 2014.
S.W. (Bill) Toomath, was a Wellington architect and head of the School of Design at the Wellington Polytechnic from 1979 to 1989.
The collection includes models of concept cars, vintage cars, racing cars, late model European luxury cars, as well as books and information related to cars and car design.
The Dairy Records Archive comprises business records from the archives of dairy companies, meat companies, rabbit boards, farm supply businesses, and other New Zealand agriculture and horticulture businesses.
This collection of nine Derby and Spode Copeland porcelain plates (dating from c.1806 to c.1890) were part of a large collection of antiques acquired in 1930 during a trip to England by Mrs Ethel Russell, one of the original owners of Wharerata.
The plates were part of the antiques which came into the possession of Ethel's daughter Beatrix Russell at the time of Ethel’s death. After Beatrix’s death the nine plates were donated to the Massey University Archives in 2015.
J.W. (Bill) Blackwood (1929-2006) was Massey University Librarian from February 1983 until January 1991. His collection of around 60 books on the history and development of the printed book was gifted to the library in 2010 by his family, to be retained as a separate, named memorial collection. This closed-access collection is being added to as appropriate items come to hand.
This collection comprises the personal library of the New Zealand poet and author Lauris Edmond. Much of the content is 20th century New Zealand and Commonwealth literature. The collection, which has been kept intact, gives a valuable insight into the working library of a writer whose distinguished career included the Katherine Mansfield Memorial Fellowship, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, and the award of the OBE.
The corporate archives collection includes:
The Opfermann Collection focuses on German society and culture, 1914-1950. Strengths include architecture, art, chess, film-making, cinema, politics, foreign relations and warfare. The collection includes material on the 1936 Summer and Winter Olympics, family correspondence, and publicity photographs for German films of the 1920s and 1930s.
Sir Geoffrey Peren was the Principal of Massey Agricultural College when it was formed in 1927, and held the role for 30 years. This collection consists of his own working library - a mixture of older to (relatively) modern material. It focuses on various aspects of agriculture and animal breeding with a few natural sciences items.
This collection includes scarce or unique books and manuscripts which fall outside the scope of the Bagnall Collection. The collection is strong in important material in agriculture, horticulture and animal and veterinary sciences. The Rare Books Collection also contains a number of books from the personal collection of the Shakespearean scholar and author G.B. Harrison.
Tāmiro is the University Library's digitised heritage collections website.It showcases and provides access to selected Massey University Library taonga – our rare and unique treasures and heritage material from our archives and special collections.
This collection of mainly 18th century porcelain was bequeathed to Massey University in 1994 by W. (Wally) M. Webster, who was a lecturer in Veterinary Science here from 1935-1959. Viewing is by appointment only, weekdays 9am-4pm.
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Last updated on Monday 15 June 2020