Collection

Say It Loud

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I started The Museum Of UnCut Funk to share my funky collection with funky people around the world.


I am a huge fan of Blaxploitation memorabilia. It has become both a passion and an obsession. I also collect allot of different types of Black memorabilia. My motto is collect whatever you like and that’s what I do!

Enjoy!"

— Sista ToFunky, Curator, The Museum Of UnCut Funk

The Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection

Collection Mission: To preserve funky Black Cultural artifacts and history for future generations
Collection Stats: Over 5,000 items which include the following:

Please visit our collection galleries below. Also check out Sista ToFunky’s video and other articles about the collection.

Google Cultural Institute Partnership

Google-Cultural-Institute

We are very excited and very honored to announce that we have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to bring our Funky collection to people all over the world!!! Over 240 items from our collection are featured in five online exhibitions as a part of the Google Art Project #BlackHistoryMonth project. We will continue to add more items to these exhibitions over time.

You can read more about our partnership here – http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2016/01/31/museum-of-uncut-funk-partners-with-the-google-cultural-institute/

You can see our funky online exhibitions here:

Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution:

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/funky-turns-40-black-character-revolution/ywLydcVbL4KfKw?projectId=black-history-and-culture

Funky Turns 40: Black Comic Revolution:

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/funky-turns-40-black-comic-revolution/OAICJjXc0JdiLg?projectId=black-history-and-culture

Funky Turns 40: Black Film Revolution:

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/funky-turns-40-black-film-revolution/TwICKsCzBns9Lg?projectId=black-history-and-culture

For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency:

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/for-the-love-of-money-blacks-on-u-s-currency/iALyPCxJcXVkKg?projectId=black-history-and-culture

Soulful Delivery: Blacks On U.S. Postage Stamps:

https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/u/0/exhibit/soulful-delivery-blacks-on-u-s-postage-stamps/PQLy4m_3S7G5Jg?projectId=black-history-and-culture

  Sista ToFunky Speaks About The Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection

Sista ToFunky Speaks About The Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection

A couple of months ago, the crew from the Collector’s Quest website became the first people to actually visit the offices of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, interview me and see our collection.

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  Barack Obama Comic Book Collection

Barack Obama Comic Book Collection

The Museum Of UnCut Funk has taken a very different approach to collecting items that are relevant to our cultural experience. As children of the 1970’s, we are dedicated to collecting artifacts from what we believe is one of the greatest decades ever. We have also been blessed to bear witness to the election of the first Black President in American history, Barack Obama, one of the greatest events in our lifetime. As President Obama is also a child of the 1970’s, it makes sense for The Museum of UnCut Funk to collect artifacts that highlight all aspects of his presidential achievement. Thus we have added The Barack Obama Comic Book Collection to our archive.

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  Black Advertising Sign Collection

Black Advertising Sign Collection

Millions of anti-Black items were produced during the Jim Crow period, and these items served to justify prejudice and discrimination against Black Americans. If Black adults were childlike, for example, then they should not be allowed to vote, serve on juries, or become police officers or teachers therefore these anti-Black items both shaped and reflected attitudes toward Blacks.
Source: Ferris Sate University

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  Black Animation Collection

Black Animation Collection

The Museum Of UnCut Funk owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive collections of Original Animation Production Cels and Drawings from 1970‘s Saturday morning cartoons that feature Black characters.

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  Black Broadway Window Card Collection

Black Broadway Window Card Collection

As a fan of the theater, I began collecting window cards from the broadway shows that I was fortunate enough to see. My love for the art on them grew from there and I started collecting all of the window cards from Black plays and musicals and plays the featured Black actors that I could find.

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  Black Coins And Medals Collection – Coins

Black Coins And Medals Collection – Coins

 

Money money money money, money
Some people got to have it
Some people really need it
Listen to me y’all, do things, do things, do bad things with it
You wanna do things, do things, do things, good things with it
Talk about cash money, money
Talk about cash money – dollar bills, yall
The O’Jays “For The Love of Money”

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  Black Coins And Medals Collection – Medals And Medallions

Black Coins And Medals Collection – Medals And Medallions

 

There are several United States commemorative coins, medals and medallions that celebrate the lives and accomplishments of Black activists, athletes, educators, entertainers, inventors, leaders and patriots as well as seminal events and institutions in Black History. These coins, medals and medallions are a part of The Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection and are currently traveling to museums and cultural centers across the country as a part of our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency exhibition.

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  Slave Tokens Are Funky Too!!!

Slave Tokens Are Funky Too!!!

There are several United States commemorative coins, medals and medallions that celebrate the lives and accomplishments of Black activists, athletes, educators, entertainers, inventors, leaders and patriots as well as seminal events and institutions in Black History. These coins, medals and medallions are a part of The Museum Of UnCut Funk Collection and are currently traveling to museums and cultural centers across the country as a part of our For The Love Of Money: Blacks On U.S. Currency exhibition. Anti-Slavery Tokens are also an important part of our collection and traveling exhibition.

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  Black Comic Book Collection

Black Comic Book Collection

The hip talk, cool threads and big afros of the Blaxploitation movie craze crossed over into 1970’s comics books, resulting in the creation of a number of new characters like Luke Cage. Cage, the most recognizable character from this period, was a cool, fly, down to earth brother from the hood who always tried to do the right thing. Swagger, style, a way with the ladies and an ass kickin’ for the man. He was the complete badass package.

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  Black Crate Label Collection

Black Crate Label Collection

 

Growers first started using fruit and vegetable crate labels in the late 19th century. Labels were glued on the ends of wooden crates to identify the contents, place or origin and the packer’s name. These labels were shipped all over the nation for nearly 70 years.

Packers sold their produce with colorful, attractive and racially offensive labels in order to generate more business at the local market. In the late 1950’s, crates were replaced by pre-printed boxes so crate labels were no longer used. The leftover labels were gathered up by collectors, dealers and old orchard owners.

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  Black Sports Collection

Black Sports Collection

Our sports collection is definitely different than what most people would expect and unique compared to the rest of our museum collection categories in that it encompasses a broad range of items, including: animation, board games, lunch boxes, posters, art, coins, stamps and comic books, as well as a few traditional pieces of autographed sports memorabilia. But we like it because different is what we do…

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  Black Stamp Collection

Black Stamp Collection



Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant shit to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother fuck him and John Wayne
Cause I’m Black and I’m proud
I’m ready and hyped plus I’m amped
Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps

Public Enemy – Fight the Power

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  Blaxploitation Movie Poster Collection

Blaxploitation Movie Poster Collection

I started collecting movie posters from Blaxploitation and all Black films from the 1970‘s because I love these films. I also love the illustrated artwork that was used to create these posters. Poster illustration has become a lost art form, as today’s posters utilize photography. The uniqueness of the illustrations is what makes these posters highly collectible and increasingly more valuable. The poster images, similar to the story lines of the films themselves, reflect what was happening in the Black community at the time. So they are as historically important as they are beautiful.

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  Blaxploitation Pressbook Collection

Blaxploitation Pressbook Collection

Pressbooks were created to provide theater owners with the information and materials needed to promote a given film. Pressbooks contained information on the actors, illustrations of film posters, newspaper ad slicks, movie notes, tie-in ideas and other promotional materials including ready-made film reviews.

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  African-Americans On US Coins: Representation & Discovery – Part 1

African-Americans On US Coins: Representation & Discovery – Part 1

Charles Morgan contacted the Museum of UnCut Funk back in July of this year. He informed us of articles that he and Hubert Walker had written for CoinWeek.com on Blacks on coins. CoinWeek.com is an on-line media source for print and video news about rare coins and currency. We are thrilled to have experts like Mr. Morgan and Mr. Walker recognize the Museum of UnCut Funk and our Black coin and medals collection.

Thank you Mr. Morgan and Mr. Walker for giving the Museum of UnCut Funk this great opportunity to reprint your work.

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  African-Americans On US Coins: Modern Commemoratives – Part 2

African-Americans On US Coins: Modern Commemoratives – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series of articles written by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com, an on-line media source for print and video rare coin and currency news, reprinted at the Museum Of UnCut Funk with the permission of Mr. Morgan and Mr. Walker.

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  African-Americans On US Coins: Circulating Coins – Part 3

African-Americans On US Coins: Circulating Coins – Part 3

The final article of a 3 part series written by Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek.com, an on-line media source for print and video rare coin and currency news, reprinted at the Museum Of UnCut Funk with the permission of Mr. Morgan and Mr. Walker.

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  Oxymoronic Art – Animation Collection Review By Christopher P. Lehman

Oxymoronic Art – Animation Collection Review By Christopher P. Lehman

The Museum Of UnCut Funk has an impressive collection of oxymoronic art. Why oxymoronic? Animation is an art form with caricature as its foundation. However, nearly all of the cartoons represented in this collection, which feature African American and African caricatures, attempt to negotiate the entertainment value of the characters’ designs with accuracy in depicting African American performance.

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