Archives are held in the John Kinder Theological Library for the Anglican Church, the Melanesian Mission Trust Board, the St John's College Trust Board, St John's College, Methodist mission and theological collection collections, and the Library's own collection of papers and records of individuals and organisations.
The Library is the repository for archives and manuscripts relating to the Anglican Church at a national rather than local level. The sub group descriptions below provide an over view of holdings. The collection includes original material - written, oral, video and photographic - as well as microfilm and photocopies.
The official archives of the
Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia (formerly the Church of
the Province of New Zealand), which are held on deposit for the Church.
Note that these archives do not include diocesan and parish records, or
registers of baptism etc.
College of St John the Evangelist
The official archives of St
John's College and its previous Boards, as
well as records of College life, students and courses. (SJC series)
Archives and manuscript records of people and organisations related to
Anglicanism and of ecumenical bodies. (KIN series)
The archives of Trinity Methodist
Theological College, Methodist organisations and people, with a focus on
early missions in New Zealand and theological education. The
majority of Methodist records are held by the Methodist Archives in
Christchurch and Auckland. (MET series)
The records of the Melanesian Mission Trust Board,
and the St John’s College Trust Board, which are held on deposit for their
respective Boards. (MTB and SJT series)
The records of the
Diocese of Waikato, including records of the Bishop and Diocesan office but not
those of individual parishes except the registers of baptism, marriage and
burial. Access to these follows the access dates of the Registrar General
of Births, deaths and marriages. (WAI series)
Microfilm of records
held in other repositories, which are complementary to those original papers
already held. (MIC series)