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McClure Archives and University Museum

Feeding Curiosity Since 1881

The McClure Archives and University Museum is UCM's official repository for ethnographic, historic, and textile artifacts from around the world, as well as the official repository of UCM and its history. The McClure offers up to six exhibitions a year, as well as numerous lectures, public programs, and educational programming for schools and community groups. 

Whether you are researching your family tree, studying the textiles of the Middle East, or are fascinated by seashells, the McClure is here to give you a world-class museum experience here in mid-Missouri. Stop by and immerse yourself in the stories of the campus, the community, and the world at large.






About Our Collections

In addition to a general collection that ranges from prehistoric archaeological specimens to modern artworks, the McClure is best known for five collections: the Nance Middle East Collection, the Haymaker Guatemalan Collection, the Rohmiller Shell Collection, the Schmidt MesoAmerican Collection, and the McClure 20th Century American History Collection. 

About The McClure

The McClure Archives and University Museum is an official Blue Star Museum and partner site of the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. In addition, the McClure is designated by the Department of Defense as an official Vietnam War Commemorative Partner, and by the U.S. Department of the Army as an official World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Site.

Image Permission Form

Image Permission Form

Please fill out this form to being a request for an official image from the collections of the McClure Archives and University Museum, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO. This form must be complete before a request can be considered.

UCM Research Request





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Archives Collections

  • Photographic History of UCM
  • Information about our distinguished and well known students, faculty and Alumni
    (Dale Carnegie and Carrie Nation, Vernon Kennedy, Forrest "Phog" Allen, James C. Kirkpatrick)
  • History of Central Missouri's Athletics Department
  • Arthur F. McClure Collections
  • Twentieth Century America
  • African-American Experience
  • Complete collection of yearbooks, student newspapers, and catalogs
  • Department, Committee and Organization minutes and reports

Museum Collections

  • The Nance Middle East Collection
  • The Haymaker Guatemalan Collection
  • The Rohmiller Shell Collection
  • The Schmidt MesoAmerican Collection
  • The McClure 20th-Century American History Collection
  • The Robert FG Spier Anthropological Collection
  • The Essig Musical Instrument Collection



Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone, Ph.D.
Director, McClure Archives and University Museum
Kirkpatrick Library 1470
Tel: (660) 543-4649



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