The library's collection focuses on anthropology, earth sciences, health sciences, space sciences, zoology, the Rocky Mountain West, and museum studies. It contains over 53,000 publications, 2,500 rare books, and 9,000 volumes of scientific periodicals.
The Archives preserves the institution’s historic records dating back over a century to the museum’s founding years. Collections include over 33,000 files of correspondence, research data, field notes, and administrative records.
Image Archives is the official storehouse for the Museum's 700,000 images. These photographic collections provide insight into a world in transition. By preserving and making these images available, Image Archives provides a valuable resource not only within the local community but also nationally and globally.
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