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The holdings of the Archive cover the various records of the local authorities that have existed in Clackmannanshire. These include not only former Clackmannan County Council records but also material from the Burghs of Alloa, Alva, Dollar and Tillicoultry, former District Councils and Parochial Boards / Parish Councils. There are also private deposits from across the spectrum of personal papers, club and society records and industrial and estate records. Two of the more extensive private deposits are the Johnstone of Alva Papers and the Patons and Baldwins Collection.

The Local Studies Library collection includes books and magazines as well as flimsier pamphlet material. It includes biographical and literary material as well as a set of local Annual Registers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There are Ordnance Survey maps dating back to the 1860s as well as pre-Ordnance Survey material and the illustrations collection ranges from mid-19th century glass slides up to present day photographs.

The Museum collection has been gathered during the last fifty years, is wide-ranging, relates to many aspects of the county and complements the Archives and Local Studies collections. It includes archaeological material from the last three millennia; civic regalia from the old Burghs of Alloa, Alva and Tillicoultry; assemblages from the many industries which once existed, including a large collection of W & J A Bailey's Alloa Pottery; brewing and brick-making memorabilia; agricultural tools and equipment; objects and apprentice pieces from Alloa Glass Works, founded in 1767 and which survives today as O-I Manufacturing (UK) Ltd, the oldest glass works in Europe still working on its original site; and the collection from Patons and Baldwin's Kilncraigs Mill (founded c1814) which, with its archive, probably forms the most complete group of historical material from a spinning mill to have been preserved in Britain. There is also social history material, such as miners' and friendly society lodge processional banners; dolls' houses, rocking horses and other toys; many domestic items from the last century and family memorabilia. There is also a growing fine art collection of works from the last two hundred years.

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