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Hākena Search Help: Home

How to find archives and manuscripts, ephemera, pictures and photographs at the Hocken Collections

About Hākena

Hākena allows you to search for material in the Archives and Manuscripts, Ephemera, Photographs and Pictures collections of the Hocken Collections.

This guide provides information about :

  • how to find materials
  • how to order materials
  • assistance for your research

What's included in Hākena?


Archives and Manuscripts – records of organisations and personal papers of individuals


Photographs - photographic images in a range of formats from lantern slides to digital files

Pictures – works of art
Ephemera - a wide range of printed material of a transitory nature eg., programmes, leaflets, posters, and advertising circulars.


Please note: photographic images can be found in all of the above collections, except ephemera.


Looking for published material?

Use Library Search ǀ Ketu to find books, theses, journals, newspapers, maps, and audiovisual material held at the Hocken Collections.

See Library Search Help for assistance.

Research Guides

Looking for information about a particular subject?

Try our research guides for relevant sources and search tips.