Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Hagley's collections document the interaction between business and the cultural, social, and political dimensions of our society from the late 18th century to the present. Our research collections are organized into four departments: Manuscripts and Archives CollectionsAudiovisual Collections and Digital InitiativesPublished Collections, and Museum Collections.

Current holdings comprise 38,000 linear feet in the Manuscripts and Archives Department, 2 million visual items in the Audiovisual Collections Department, 280,000 printed volumes in the Published Collections Department, and over 300,000 items in our online digital collections. Museum Collection and Exhibits department oversees more than 60,000 artifacts with only a very small percentage on display at any time.

To search our collections, please visit our search guide. If you have questions about using our collections, visit our researcher services page.

Hagley collections care is handled by our Conservation Departments in the Library and in the Museum.

Academic events and grant programs encouraging use of the collections are administered by the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society.

Our staff is ready to assist you; we invite you to contact us at research@hagley.org or call at 302-658-2400 ext 227.