McMurry Museum Collection

About the Physical Collection

The McMurry University Museum Collection in Abilene, Texas is primarily composed of local archaeological objects gathered in the 1920s by McMurry students and presented to William Curry Holden, the college’s first history professor. After the museum’s closure in the 1990s, most of the remaining objects were returned to the original owners. Objects not reclaimed formed an eclectic collection of household and craft-related artifacts, primarily dating from the beginning of the twentieth century. Pueblo pottery is also included in the collection. The remaining objects are a part of the archives of the Jay-Rollins Library at McMurry.

About the Digital Collection

The digital collection contains images of objects held in the tangible collection at McMurry University.



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Cite This Collection

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McMurry Museum Collection in The Portal to Texas History. University of North Texas Libraries. https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/MMMC/ accessed February 1, 2023.


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