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Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian, by Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick
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Indiana Jones's hat and jacket, 1980sIndiana Jones's hat and jacket, 1980s

The character of Indiana Jones, an archaeologist-turned-action hero, was first introduced in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark, produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg, and reappeared in two successful sequels. In 1989 the actor Harrison Ford and Lucasfilm donated Indy's trademark brown leather jacket and fedora hat to the Smithsonian. Another famous accessory, a bullwhip, was collected in 1999.

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