Luther College is the home of five distinct collections which provide students with access to original materials for instructional and research purposes.
Together, the Luther College Archives, Ethnographic/Archaeological Collections, Fine Arts Collection, Geology Collection, and the Hoslett Museum of Natural History contain well over a million items, ranging from rare eggs to fine art, ancient fossils to arrowheads, and insects to college memorabilia.
Supervisors of each collection work together to promote cooperation and professionalism in regard to use and management of the collections. They continue to develop ways to make their materials available to the Luther community; for example, the supervisors work closely with the college's Museum Studies Program to provide on-site study and research experiences. Their ultimate goal is maximizing the educational and instructional potential of collected materials while ensuring their value for future generations.