The Campbell Collections are housed in a neo-Cape Dutch style house, Muckleneuk, formerly the home of Natal sugar farmer and politician Sir Marshall Campbell (1848 - 1917). The Campbell Collections were established by Marshall's son William (1880 - 1962) and his daughter Killie Campbell (1881 - 1965). Killie Campbell, a well known africana collector, lived in Muckleneuk until her death in 1965 when her collections were bequeathed to the University of Natal.

Shaka, Zulu King Muckleneuk, home of the Campbell Collections Killie and William Campbell
Shaka kaSenzangakhona Muckleneuk Killie and William Campbell

Campbell Collections holds major resources for research into the history and culture of southern Africa and KwaZulu-Natal. The Collections comprise of:

                           1.Killie Campbell Africana Library (KCAL)

  •                  2.William Campbell Furniture and Picture Collection (WCFP)

    •      3. The Mashu Museum of Ethnology and the Jo Thorpe Collection (MM)​ 
    •      4. Campbell Collections (DISA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    • Mission Statement
    • Campbell Collections collects, preserves and disseminates rare, unique, and specialized archival, library and museum  material reflecting political, economic, cultural and social changes in Africa to support studies and researches  at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the needs of the people of South Africa and globally. This  mission statement is align with the University of KwaZulu-Natal Library mission statement: academically excellent, innovative in research, critically engaged with society, demographically representative, redressing the disadvantaged, inequalities and imbalances of the past.