Feb 22, 2021
Documentarian Brian Chidester collects recordings, photography, sheet music, and other rarities that tell the story of songwriter Eden Ahbez, who composed the 1948 Nat King Cole classic "Nature Boy" — and whose proto-hippie lifestyle contrasted sharply with the times in which he lived.
Feb 8, 2021
Karen Ronne Tupek's love for Antarctica runs deep — and as the daughter and granddaughter of three polar explorers, she's preserved a tremendous archive of historical items marking her family's achievements. Plus, she's got penguins!
Karen's website: www.ronneantarcticexplorers.com
Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still...
Jan 25, 2021
Tim Lybarger's love of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" led him to create the Neighborhood Archive, an online tribute to the legacy of Fred Rogers — and a virtual showcase for Tim's 1,000 or so collectibles celebrating the gentle icon of children's television.
The Neighborhood Archive website:
Jan 6, 2021
An avid enthusiast and historian of Nancy Drew, Jenn Fisher has amassed an incredible collection of items celebrating the history of literature's beloved "girl detective" — and clues about the life of the series' first ghostwriter, the enigmatic Mildred Wirt Benson.
Jenn's website: www.nancydrewsleuth.com
Dec 15, 2020
Since the mid-1980s, Andy Golub has been a passionate fan of pop band Duran Duran, amassing an unmatched archive of posters, flyers, advertising, and press clippings that's received visits from adoring "Duranies" — and inspired his two books on the group.
Durandy Productions: www.durandy.com