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Star Spangled Banner Investigation on History Detectives

PBS History Detectives - 1/11/2013
 
On January 8, 2013, PBS series History Detectives aired an episode featuring University Archives president John Reznikoff. 
 
A Eugene, Oregon woman was helping her father pack up his house when she found a yellowed document tucked away inside his desk. It had been there for nearly sixty years. She soon discovered it was a handwritten manuscript for The Star Spangled Banner. 
 
Her father got the manuscript in 1935 as a gift from his mentor, Arnold J. Gantvoort.  Ganvoort was part of a committee to create an official, standardized version of the National Anthem. Appraisers at Antiques Roadshow valued the music at $10,000-$15,000.
 
History Detectives host, Elyse Luray set out to determine what role this document played in the creation of our national anthem. With John’s help, she investigates the importance of the document, which leads to a wonderful additional to the Fort McHenry memorial site.   Click here to see the video of this investigation!

UA News

CBS News Consults "Reznikoff...One of The Best in the World" Date: 11/07/2013
Inaugural Items - History For Sale Date: 01/17/2013
Authenticating Ronald Reagan Date: 02/08/2011
Obama Jeep Date: 09/13/2010
Historic JFK Relics at University Archives Date: 11/24/2009
NBC 30 CONNECTICUT - JFK's Lincoln Continental Date: 10/25/2009
An Introduction to University Archives Date: 10/21/2009
Michael Jackson's hair to be turned into diamonds Date: 07/30/2009
For Collectors, These Locks Are Golden Date: 11/17/2008

Expert witness

Expert Witness Testimonials - John Reznikoff Date: 10/01/2012
John Reznikoff, Questioned Document Examiner Date: 03/27/2012
Authenticating Abraham Lincoln Signatures Date: 11/12/2009
CBS 2 - JFK's Lincoln Continental Date: 10/25/2009

Appraisals and Authentication

Reznikoff Analyzes Mark Hofmann Forgeries Date: 10/15/2013
Authenticating Lyndon B. Johnson Date: 09/15/2013
X Marks the Spot - Truro Massachusetts Date: 08/01/2013
Bonnie & Clyde Bullets Date: 01/15/2013
Tools of the Trade Date: 12/15/2012
Bruce Lee Focus Mitts Date: 10/15/2012
Robert E. Lee's Most Important Order Date: 03/22/2012
JFK Authentication John Reznikoff Part 2 Date: 12/07/2010
JFK Authentication John Reznikoff Part 1 Date: 12/07/2010
Historic Lincoln Relics at University Archives Date: 12/21/2009
Terminology Used in Describing Autographs and Documents Date: 11/29/2009
Authenticating George Washington Signatures Date: 11/23/2009
Tools and Technology for Authenticating Historic Documents and Letters Date: 11/05/2009
Ernest Hemingway's Typewriter - Ultra Rare Relic For Sale Date: 11/04/2009
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