Joined 12 years ago from New York City
Welcome to the Ragsdale Collections.
I am a New York City area event-specific paper ephemera and autograph collector; as far as I know the only one in the U.S.
From 1997 until 2009, and again this year (2012) while at public and private occasions a lot of the movers and shakers of today have participated in (and I helped videotape) I have attempted to gather all the event materials I can (programs, fliers, press releases, copies of speeches, etc.), and tried to secure the autographs of the participants on those same materials.
Even at certain events where I am not able to obtain autographs I will still collect all the event memorabilia I can to mark my presence at it.
The collection is sort of a paper history of everyone I worked with, met, and witnessed in action in New York City, including after 9/11.
Now separated into various categories my intentions are to write about and/or post images of my various collections on Hubpages.
Enjoy looking over what I have posted here so far, especially images of my commemorative tenth anniversary of 9/11 exhibit (at Queens College) which showcased my entire seven year 9/11 Aftermath paper ephemera and autograph collection - an important archive I would love to place in a book or sell to a group or institution which would cherish it as much as I have and use it in educational ways I alone cannot - whichever comes first.
I have also created a few event-related photo essays.
Enjoy looking them over. And tell others about them.
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