This page is intended to provide guides for how to use the Search Our Collections database. The collections database contains over 1,000,000 records covering over 250,000 objects in the museum collection and exhibit galleries, over 580,000 books and articles in the Research Archives library, over 30,000 items in the Museum Archives, and over 100,000 image files from our Digital Archives. Watch the following video tutorials for instructions, tips, and tricks on using the collections database.


Simple Search 1

Simple Search 2

Author Date Search

Museum Collection Search

Multimedia and Digital Archives Search

Browse the Galleries