Online Research Tools
The Autry’s Collections Online is a database containing data and images of items from the collections of our museums and libraries. It is the public interface to our ongoing digitization program, which seeks to digitize our entire collections. Collections Online currently includes records and images for over 50,000 items.
Materials found online include art, artifacts such as tools and utensils used in daily life and ranching, decorative arts, firearms and armaments, clothing and accessories, cultural materials including our large American Indian ethnographic collections, historic photographs and photographs from Western movies, manuscript collections, ephemera, and books.
The Autry’s Library catalog is a more traditional research tool than Collections Online. The Library catalog provides access to records for more than 80,000 books, journals, sound recordings, video recordings, ephemera, and manuscript collections. Users will find search results in a familiar library catalog format and can create, save, and send lists of resources for future use. There are also links to OCLC WorldCat, a bibliographic database that enables users anywhere to locate a book in a local library.