Award received by Norma Sklarek. The Whitey M. Young Jr. award was presented by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The white paper has an embossed gold AIA logo at the center top. Below this is central black printed text conferring the award to Sklarek, referred to as the “Rosa Parks of Architecture.” The award is signed by the president, Marshall Purnell, and secretary, David Proffitt, of the AIA. The reverse is blank.
A Congressional gold medal bestowed upon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
2014.135a: A Congressional gold medal. One side has inscribed text surrounding a depiction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The text reads: [Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King / Act of Congress / 2004 / For Their Service to Humanity]. The other side features an image of the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change at the top and a wreath along the bottom edge. Engraved text reads: [I suggest that the philosophy and strategy of nonviolence become immediately a subject for study for serious experimentation in every field of human conflict, by no means excluding the relations between nations. This may well be mankind's last chance to choose between chaos and community.]
2014.135b: A mahogany box. The box has a glossy lacquer on the exterior. The top exterior has a gold seal of the United States Mint. Gold text under the seal reads: [United States Mint]. The interior has an insert for the medal and is dark blue fabric.
A Soul Train trophy given to Whitney Houston in 2000, called the "Soul Train Music Special Artist of the Decade Award for Extraordinary Artistic Achievements-Female." The award is a gold metal statuette affixed to a cube-shaped green marble base. The gold metal statuette features stylized figures similar to an African ceremonial mask. The front depicts a geometric female torso without arms and a head without facial features, wearing a geometric style headdress. The back depicts a geometric male torso without arms, also with a head without facial features, wearing a geometric style headdress. Extending out of the top of the headdress are four (4) smaller heads of a similar style to the main figures. One (1) smaller head extends directly above the female head and one (1) smaller head extends directly above the male head, each with one face. Two (2) smaller heads extend up from the headdress in between the male and female sides of the statuette. These heads have two identical faces, one facing out and the other facing in. On the front of the base is a gold plaque with etched text [WHITNEY HOUSTON/THE ARTIST OF THE/DECADE AWARD/FEMALE/SOUL TRAIN/MUSIC AWARDS - 2000]. The statuette bends at a slight angle from the torso, towards the side of the cube with the gold plaque.
The statuette is bolted into the marble base with a bolt that can be seen at the bottom of the base. On the head of the bolt, the letters [AJ] can be seen.