The Sousa Archives & Center for American Music houses unique collections of archival papers, media assets, and artifacts focusing on 20th-century electronic and avant-garde music. As part of the University of Illinois Library and University Archives, the Center makes its collections accessible in support of scholarship and education on campus, especially at the University of Illinois School of Music. The Center regularly features collection pieces from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History as part of American Music Month at the university.
The William R. and Clarice V. Spurlock Museum of World Cultures is a regional center for cultural and archaeological collections from throughout history and across the globe. The Spurlock Museum’s 9 permanent exhibits represent historical and contemporary peoples from around the world. Special exhibits, based in the Campbell Gallery, serve as a springboard for unique programs, tours, and special events. Through their collections and educational programs, they help interpret the diversity of cultures.