University collections reflect the history, heritage and standing of a university and the nation.  Collections are the contributions of generations of scholars and other dedicated persons.

The Museum exists to facilities and enhances the teaching, research, and extension programs of the University.  Its responsibility is to assist, when requested and appropriate budget, in collecting, cataloging, and maintaining objects that either serve as teaching resources for departments.  It also the function of maintaining exhibits and conduct programs.  It provides services to any administrative unit of the University.  It is primarily concerned with objects rather than books, but otherwise its mission is similar to that of the library, in that it maintains its holding in an orderly array so that they may easily be retrieved for scholarly use.