The McClung Museum houses a number of smaller general collections of interest spanning many centuries, cultures, and materials, in addition to its large, scientific research collections.
Since the founding of the museum in 1961, gifts and purchases of various objects have added significantly to the collections. In particular, the museum houses strong collections of objects in the following areas: ancient Egypt; ancient Roman artifacts; antique ornithological engravings and lithographs; the American Civil War; decorative arts; early photographs; ethnology; local history; and WWI and WWII military material.
A small percentage of these objects are on display in the museum’s permanent exhibits, but many others are held in storage. In order to make a research appointment to view objects in the general collections, see Conducting Research at the McClung.