Some personal archives of Pacific researchers and missionaries associated with the CPAS are stored at the Katholiek Documentatie Centrum (KDC). Studying these personal archives is not free but needs permission of the secretary of the CPAS, Prof. Dr. Toon van Meijl. At the moment two personal archives of this category are accessible at the KDC and two more are in preparation to be accessible there. 

The personal archives accessible are of:

  • A.C. (Lex) van der Leeden, PhD (1922-2001), anthropological fieldworker and linguist in Sarmi and the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua and the Rose River Mission Station, Arnhem Land, Australia
    • The KDC page of the archive is here (in Dutch)

  • Father G.A. (Gerard) Zegwaard, MSC (1902-1996), missionary in Asmat and Mimika (Kamoro), West Papua
    Contents of the archive's files (in Dutch)

The personal archives in preparation are of:

  • Ms. M.J.A. (Rita) de Koster, MA (1918-2010), anthropological fieldworker and photographer in the Solomon Islands
    • About M.J.A. de Koster and her photographic archive
    Contents of the archive's photograph albums.

  • Prof. J. (Jan) Pouwer, PhD (1924-2010), anthropological fieldworker in Mimika (Kamoro) and the Bird's Head Peninsula, West Papua.
    • About J. Pouwer and his personal archive
    • Contents of the archive's files (in Dutch): concise
    • Contents (xlsx, 49 kB) of the archive's files (in Dutch): extensive

  • Prof. A.A. (Albert) Trouwborst, PhD (1928-2007), anthropological fieldworker in Burundi and Suriname (Matawai)
    • About (pdf, 386 kB) A.A. Trouwborst and his personal archive (in Dutch)
    Contents (xlsx, 28 kB) of the archive's files: extensive (in Dutch)

The archive of the Werkgemeenschap Oceanië and the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Oceanië Studies was transferred to the Documentary Information Service (DIV) of the Faculty of Social Studies of the Radboud University in October 2020. The archive will be stored at the Archive of the Radboud University. To consult the archive you can email to The Werkgemeenschap Oceanië assisted potential PhD students writing their research proposals for research in Oceania funded by WOTRO.

  • WGO and NVOS (WGO was continued as NVOS in 2001)
    Contents (pdf, 303 kB) of the archive's boxes (in Dutch)