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Raleigh DeGeer Amyx in Library

RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX
IN HIS LIBRARY IN 2009

The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection is a life-long dream of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. A fifth-generation Kansan who was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, where The Kentucky Derby and hometown favorite, Muhammad Ali (who lived only 3½ miles away) were, or were to become household words, he started Collecting at an early age.

The youthful Amyx had his first museum when he was just seven years old. It consisted of a few coins, fossils, World War 11 battlefield relics, stamps, butterflies and a dead bat – Admission was 2 cents.

His avid interest in history
and politics developed early, when, in elementary school, he read the Book of Knowledge starting with the letter “Z”
and working backward.

Years later, Mr. Amyx had the opportunity to study & acquire items collected since childhood, thus preserving them for future generations.

In the process he met and befriended some truly remarkable people. Mr. Amyx is a retired Trade Association Executive. Among other memberships, he is a member of the Sons of The American Revolution, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, The International Society of Olympic Historians, and a Life-Time Member of the Manuscript Society. He was once described in the International Publication, COLLECTING MAGAZINE, as “..an Evangelist for American History...a virtual walking Encyclopedia..” In the past quarter-century plus, Mr. Amyx has accumulated one of the largest private collections in the United States that specializes in Presidential and Sports Collectibles, particularly those owned and used by multiple Famous Americans & Olympians.

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IN 1957 JOHN F. KENNEDY PRESENTED IN PERSON
A HANDSOME INSCRIBED PHOTO TO
RALEIGH DEGEER AMYX
When Mr. Amyx was a Young Man he was Employed by the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation). At one time, Amyx served in the Investigation Division, which included the Kidnapping and White Slave Traffic Units. He also served as a Messenger (Raleigh DeGeer Amyx shown below in Washington D.C., in 1957, when he first Served at the FBI) to FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover. Director Hoover was kind enough to Present an Inscribed and Signed Sepia-Toned Photo (Pictured below left) to his youthful Messenger, Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, on September 17, 1957.
Senator John F. Kennedy Signed Photo
"TO RALEIGH AMYX - WITH VERY BEST WISHES - JOHN KENNEDY"

Raleigh DeGeer Amyx, FBI
WITH FBI IN 1957
RALEIGH DeGEER AMYX


About that same time, he was asked by FBI Director Hoover's Office to take a Message to the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, Lyndon B. Johnson, as well as another to, then Senator, John F. Kennedy. While in the Senate Office with John F. Kennedy, young Mr. Amyx asked if the Senator had time to Inscribe a Signed Photograph. Featured above is the Gracious Gift of Senator Kennedy Inscribed, in 1957, to a youthful Raleigh DeGeer Amyx. Pictured below is a Large Color Inscribed Signed Photo from another Great American that came into contact with the youthful Raleigh Amyx.
President Harry S. Truman can be seen seated at his desk with the Holy Bible resting under his right hand. The President Inscribed the Photo...

“To Raleigh E. Amyx from Harry S. Truman-9/8/64".

During that period, Collecting and Preserving History has been Mr. Amyx's Full-Time Occupation. He has Acquired, Authenticated and Appraised Thousands of Items of Historical Importance. His research has gained him knowledge of the inner workings of the Presidency and The White House that extends back to the Beginning of the Republic and has made him well-known as a Consultant on Presidential, White House and American History for Film and Television Documentary and
News Productions.
 

Harry S. Truman Inscribed Signed Photo
A CONSIDERATE GESTURE FROM PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN
TO RALEIGH AMYX

J. Edgar Hoover Signed Photo Much of this Knowledge was gained from First-Hand Stories and Interviews Conducted with White House Employees that have never been Published. He has been sought out by Authors, Private Non-Profit Entities, Presidential Libraries and The White House and The Smithsonian. Portions of Mr. Amyx's Presidential Collection have been Exhibited at various Presidential Libraries such as the Reagan Library and the Hoover Library, as well as other Major Non-Profit Entities. He has made several National Television Appearances and a number of newsprint and book pieces have been written
about Mr. Amyx and his Historic Collection.
A THOUGHTFUL GESTURE FROM
J. EDGAR HOOVER
TO A YOUTHFUL
RALEIGH DeGEER AMYX
He enjoys sharing his knowledge and often conducts
Personal Tours of the Collection. Raleigh DeGeer Amyx is pictured below in 1987, with a small part of his Internationally Known Collection. For Security Considerations, however, Prior Arrangements must be made with Raleigh DeGeer Amyx.
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Raleigh DeGeer Amyx  in Museum
RALEIGH DeGEER AMYX IN 1987
WITH A SMALL PORTION OF HIS MUSEUM

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MEET  RALEIGH  DeGEER  AMYX
 
Raleigh DeGeer Amyx  Historian & Consultant
For Well More Than a Quarter Century, Collecting and Preserving History have been Raleigh DeGeer Amyx’s Sole Endeavor.

Because of the Reputation of The Amyx Collection, and Mr. Amyx’s Knowledge, gained from First Hand Stories and Interviews with former White House Employees, he has been sought out by Authors, Private Non-Profit Entities, Presidential Libraries and by The White House and The Smithsonian Institution
for Consultation.

Mr. Amyx has served as a
Consultant for Various Historical, Presidential and White House Documentaries, for Television News, as well as for Film and TV.

RALEIGH DeGEER AMYX
HISTORIAN AND CONSULTANT


Mr. Amyx has Acquired, Authenticated
and Appraised Thousands of Items
of Historical Importance. His
Research has brought him
knowledge of the Inner Workings
of The White House and the
Presidency that reaches back to the Beginning of This Great Republic.

Portions of Mr. Amyx's Presidential Collection have been Exhibited at the Ronald Reagan Library and the Herbert Hoover Library, as well as other Major Non-Profit Entities. Several National Television Appearances have been made and a number of Newsprint and Book References have been written about this Collection. Pictured at right, in 2009, is Raleigh DeGeer Amyx.

For additional information with
regards to Mr. Amyx’s availability for Consultation, please visit our Contact Us Page. Also see the link to Wikipedia.

Raleigh DeGeer Amyx
RALEIGH DeGEER AMYX
IN 2009

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The Historical Relics in this collection may soon be available for selling or trading to someone who has the same shared historical appreciation for a museum-quality piece of history — as I have for the past quarter of a century plus.  If you have a serious interest, simply fill in the contact form below and I would be pleased to enter into a confidential discussion via telephone with you concerning your interest.

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RALEIGH DeGEER AMYX
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AT RIGHT, DURING
THE RONALD REAGAN ADMINISTRATION

In 1988, during the Ronald Reagan Administration, Raleigh DeGeer Amyx appears before the Speakers Podium in The White House Briefing Room. There was Little Demand for return Briefings by Raleigh DeGeer Amyx.


Raleigh DeGeer Amyx at White House
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SPECIAL NOTE:
Mr. Amyx is always looking for new and interesting additions to this portion of the collection, via trade and/or purchase. Also, some items may be available for purchase.
In addition, be sure to take a moment and go to eBay seller's site RDA38
for current eBay listings.


The Collection of Raleigh DeGeer Amyx is protected by a State-of-the-Art Security System including Sound and Video; as well as Infrared recordings of all visitors. A select few items, illustrated on this website, are not now and were never a part of The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection. Certain portions of this vast Collection, including all Provenance, is securely housed at a secured remote location.

Please note that ALL PHOTOGRAPHS are Digitally Encrypted with an Official Watermark and are Copyrighted by The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Collection unless otherwise noted.