University Archives is pleased to announce its next sale.

On November 11th, 290 lots of rare and unique pieces will be offered, representing such collectors’ categories as Kennedyiana, Napoleonia, and the Jack Kerouac Estate, to Presidential, Supreme Court, World War II, Civil War, Space / Aviation, and many more.

Marilyn Monroe

LOT No. 182 -- (Estimate: $20,000 - $25,000)

Marilyn Monroe Signed and Inscribed Portrait “To Joe…” Superb! Could it be DiMaggio?



Enormous Signed Iconic black and white portrait of Marilyn Monroe, leaning up against the wall, in her classic come hither pose. The portrait depicts Marilyn in bare shoulders with her famous voluptuous pout. Signed and Inscribed by Marilyn Monroe to “Joe,” perhaps THE “Joe,” as “To Joe / Love & Kisses / Marilyn Monroe. Fine condition, 11″ x 14.” Accompanied by a Letter of Authenticity from PSA/DNA.

Abraham Lincoln

LOT No. 167 -- (Estimate: $2,000 - $2,400)

Abraham Lincoln Tintype in Magnificent Brass Patriotic Mat and Gutta-Percha Case.


A magnificent Lincoln Tintype, approximately 2″ tall, in brass and a gutta-percha case measuring approximately 3″ x 3.75″. Stunning display of Lincoln’s image, among the best we have ever seen!  The image is sharp and clear, and Lincoln’s cheek is even a little bit rosy. The brass case shows an eagle with talons, an American flag on either side, and a cannon with cannonballs at the bottom.  The gutta-percha case shows a female figure on front and back, and front being more three dimensional, with a train, boat, and other objects on it.

John F. Kennedy & The Kennedy Assassination -- The Estate of Father Ronald Hoskins (1949-2020) "Assassinologist"

November will see more items from the estate of Father Ronald Hoskins (1949-2020), the noted assassinologist and collector of John F. Kennedy memorabilia, with an additional 40 lots relating to John F. Kennedy, Jaqueline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jr., Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, and others. John F. Kennedy, Jr.’s signed Manhattan District Attorney’s office badge will be offered, as well as his personally owned “Piper” brand baseball cap recovered from the hatchback of his Saab in the days following the Martha’s Vineyard plane crash. Other unforgettable items include: the deed to a grave site in Section 17 of Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth, Texas, very near to Lee Harvey Oswald’s final resting place; a large black and white photograph of Lee Harvey Oswald and other members of the U.S. Marine Corps Platoon 2060 taken in San Diego in 1956; and a circa April 1962 autograph letter signed by Oswald, sent to his mother from the Soviet Union, discussing the upcoming Texas gubernatorial election which would place John Connally, Oswald’s unintended Dallas motorcade victim, in office. Last, six geometrical pencil drawings signed by Jack Ruby were sketched by him while incarcerated at the Dallas County Jail in Dallas, Texas, ca. 1965.

Napoleon Bonaparte -- 25 Lots from the Nicholson Napoleon Collection

Nearly all the 25 lots relating to Napoleon Bonaparte come from the Nicholson Napoleon Collection. Highlights among rare books and documents include a book on contemporary French politics from Napoleon’s St. Helena library, stamped and inscribed by his librarian Mameluke Ali on the title page; as well as two letters signed by Napoleon, one from the Siege of Toulon in 1793, and the other from his 10-month-long exile in Elba. Our collection of Napoleon relics is truly astounding: a piece of Napoleon’s trousers associated with the Moscow campaign of 1812; a velvet swatch from the “assist strap” of Napoleon’s carriage abandoned after the Battle of Waterloo; a fragment of probably arsenic-laced wallpaper presumably retrieved from Longwood House, Napoleon’s residence on St. Helena; and an ornate gilt frame made of pieces of Napoleon’s original St. Helena coffin.