Americans devote vast amounts of money, time, and closet space to their collections. Studies show that 30% of the population of the United States collects something. "American Collectors" is a documentary that explores why people collect and the impact that collecting has on their everyday lives. "American Collectors" takes an in depth look at the psychology of collecting. In this film we meet 15 very different people with wide and varied interests. They all share a common bond, the activity of collecting. Within these interviews, we get a very personal and intimate look at collectors and their relationships with these objects of desire.