The SIOC Archives consist of over one hundred and twenty years of material related to organ building activity in New Zealand.
SIOC archive holds the company letters and drawings from the Hill Norman & Beard Christchurch branch (1928 – 1953), a facsimile of the Auckland organ builder George Croft’s letter books 1899 – 1926, and the workshop books of the Christchurch organ builder James Strachan (1955 – 1973).
The Archives holds a wide range of New Zealand, Australian, British and American organ journals, and a library of pipe organ related publications.
It also holds a wide range of ephemera, photographs, scrapbooks, concert programmes, LPs and cassettes donated from various private collections and estates.
Research at the archives is available by appointment. This is to ensure that the Archivist can prepare the required materials ahead of your visit and be of help to you on the day.
Written or e-mail enquiries are also welcome.
While there is no set fee, for a large enquiry a charge may be requested (at the discretion of the Company).