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Behind every collector's obsession is a story. Hear the world's most passionate enthusiasts share surprising tales about their personal collections — and their unbreakable connections with them.

Dec 4, 2023

Since his early teens in the 1960s, activist John O'Brien has fought for causes he believes in — gay rights, farmworkers' rights, and dozens of other movements championed by progressives. Along the way, he has amassed a sprawling archive of pins, medallions, membership cards, whistles, recordings, and other ephemera that vividly illustrate these struggles for change.

A 2018 essay written by John about his archive:

To contribute items or support to the archive, contact John:

John O'Brien
P. O. Box 1125
Los Angeles, CA 90078

Opening theme by Still Flyin'

Closing theme by Eric Frisch

Additional music by Chris Zabriskie

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