Online Resources

The Malacology Collection includes more than 75,000 specimen lots.

From Other Organizations
Pacific Northwest Shell Club

The Pacific Northwest Shell club is a non-profit community organization that promotes the study of molluscs, the hobby of shell collecting and the preservation of molluscan species and their habitat. The club meets every month in Seattle, and they welcome visitors and non-club members to the meetings. The club offers an annual scholarship to students who are conducting research on Pacific Northwest molluscs. Students must be currently enrolled university graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, or third or fourth-year undergraduate students. The website hosts illustrated guides to Pacific Northwest molluscs, both marine and terrestrial/freshwater, and information on collecting sites in Puget Sound and the outer coast from Juneau Alaska to Coos Bay Oregon. Visit their website.

The Gladys Archerd Shell Collection, Tri-Cities Natural History Museum

The Gladys Doy Archerd Shell Collection was a gift from the collector to Washington State University in Tri-Cities. The main focus of the collection is Pacific Rim shells. This website includes an introduction to the study and collection of mollusc shells and their classification, and an illustrated guide to some of the species. Visit their website.

The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum

This museum in the famous collecting area of Sanibel Florida has the mission to educate about shells and molluscs through exhibits, educational programs, library services and publications. The website has sections on the collection, the exhibits, their education programs and a searchable database. Visit their website.

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