Aug 26, 2020
Author and Alcoholics Anonymous historian Mike Fitzpatrick is preserving and sharing the audio history of AA — "a story handed down," as co-founder Bill W. said — by collecting, digitizing, and streaming thousands of AA and other recovery-related recordings dating back to the 1940s.
Recovery Speakers (Mike's...
Aug 5, 2020
Roger Steffens' passion for reggae has led to a colorful life as an author, DJ, photographer, and lecturer — and his reggae archives, a massive trove of memorabilia that fills his Los Angeles basement, reflect his love of Jamaica's popular musical export and its prime figure, the late Bob Marley.
Jul 1, 2020
When Emmy-winning actress and lifelong "saver" Rue McClanahan ("Maude," "Mama's Family," "The Golden Girls") passed away in 2010, her close friend Michael La Rue became the archivist for her vast estate, which includes awards, jewelry, costumes, and props from her long career — the highlights of which graced a New...
Jun 10, 2020
For puck's sake! Kenn Shaw's Ultimate Hockey Fan Cave features a mind-boggling array of collectibles (many celebrating his beloved Chicago Blackhawks) and creations he's handmade from hockey sticks, nets, goalie pads, and more. Plus he's got a Zamboni!
May 11, 2020
In the 1970s, Frank Nesmith and Claudia Sailor created the Kindred Spirit Mailbox, a special spot amidst the dunes of the North Carolina coast where visitors leave messages expressing their joys, sorrows, and everything in between. Annie Breth, one of the mailbox's "keepers," talks about its emotional collection of...