The New Zealand Literary Archive (NZLA)
The New Zealand Literary Archive (NZLA) was established by the Victoria University of Wellington Foundation and Mike Robson of Independent Newspapers Ltd in 1992.
Contributing authors are Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Patricia Grace, Witi Ihimaera, Jenny Bornholdt, Elizabeth Knox, Damien Wilkins, Vincent O’Sullivan and Harry Ricketts.
The New Zealand Literary Archive collection arose out of a 1992 proposal from the then University Librarian, Vic Elliott, to develop the Library’s research collections by acquiring the papers of recognised writers who had strong links with Victoria University. Initially, three writers were invited to contribute: Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Patricia Grace, and Witi Ihimaera. In 1995 Jenny Bornholdt was invited to contribute. In 2016 Elizabeth Knox, Harry Ricketts and Damien Wilkins became contributors and then in 2017 Vincent O’Sullivan began contributing.