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ERIN: Hi this is Erin Byrne, Time Capsules Project Cataloger.
MARIE: And I'm Marie Elia, also a Time Capsules Project Cataloguer.
ERIN: Today we're going to do an opening for you. This is a Time Capsule that I just retrieved from storage.
You can see from the sticker on the front this is Time Capsule 339 and on the top it says that it is from August of 83.
Since August is the month of Warhol's birthday, we might expect to get some kind of birthday cards
or other paraphernalia inside, but we won't know until we take a look.
MARIE: Sometimes when we retrieve Time Capsules from storage
they are still sealed and sometimes the tape has loosened a bit.
It's always more exciting if they are completely sealed because you know no one has looked at them for a while.
ERIN: Hands like a surgeon. [laughter]
[sound of tape cutting]
ERIN: Ok, and the big unveiling.
MARIE: Do you want to hand me the knife?
ERIN: Scalpel. MARIE: Scalpel.
ERIN: Woah! MARIE: Woah! Ok!
ERIN: What is this? This is huge.
MARIE: I know!
ERIN: This is a little atypical for us. Normally we get boxes full of much more paper.
You can tell this one is mainly taken up by this one big box.
MARIE: Can you get it?
MARIE: Shall we see what's inside? ERIN: Yes!
MARIE: It feels very light. I doubt it's beer. Oh I bet it's this set of glasses.
MARIE: Oh! Bunch of bar coasters.
MARIE: Oh those go around the stem of your glass I think.
MARIE: To collect condensation? And a bottle opener.
Is your German any better than mine? Do you want to say it? Is it...Wor-worsteiner?
ERIN: I'm not going to try... [laughter] MARIE: Worsteiner?
MARIE: Oh no! There's only one glass left...and a bottle of beer.
It looks like at one there was, there were more glasses but now there's only one.
ERIN: So we can take a look inside and see what else we have.
This one is pretty nice. We have some programs.
Polo championships that apparently he went to. More Polo stuff.
MARIE: Oh is this a souvenir program or something?
ERIN: We have a head shot and a resume.
What else do we have? We have some Japanese language magazines.
We have another magazine, Fortune International.
And it looks like my only bit of correspondence.
We can take a look and see what it is. It's from Seaport Marketplace.
South Street Seaport.
It's a Press pass. Looks like there's -
MARIE: Oh for Interview. ERIN: Mhm.
MARIE: Look at those little cubes. ERIN: I know. It looks like they are notepads.
We have another envelope from Schweber Electronics also addressed to Andy Warhol.
And we have a letter to Andy Warhol.
ERIN: The last thing we have in the box are these little cubes
- they look like stationary - with Andy Warhol's Marilyn on them.
MARIE: That's great!
ERIN: And they look like - it says 'Signetics from Schweber' and if
you remember we also have an envelope from Schweber Electronics
so we'll be able to investigate and see if the two are related.
MARIE: Look they have the same logo, so it's possible that the letter came with
the cubes at some point and got put into the box - the Time Capsule box.
ERIN: And so this is all that's in this box which, for me is a very easy box
because as you can see there are very few items in it.
On our next segment we'll show you how we break everything down into categories so that we can catalog everything.