Warhol's junk a treasure trove for archivists

Archivist Matt Wrbican, left, discovers a wine glass while opening a box dated June 86 at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The glass from the Carlyle Hotel was sent to Warhol by a woman in Paris. At right is cataloguer Liz Scott.  (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press)

One of my favorite things in this life is Andy Warhol. I am surprised, probably as you are, to learn that he pretty much lived in a pig sty collecting anything in boxes, sealing and dating them, and storing them away. The Andy Warhol Foundation had dedicated $600K USD to catalog, research and archive these boxes, which is said to include a nude autographed photo of Jackie Kennedy. I would LOVE to be one of the archivists on this dream job, not for the Jackie O part, but for the volumes of things to be learned from history.

via CBC.