A Brief Interview with Andrew Epstein

Interviewed by Bobby Riley

How did you get involved with the Commabox project?

The main way I got involved is that I’m friends with Judy Rushin. It probably started because she came to a reading that I gave from a recent book that I had published last summer. We have already been friends for a while, but I think she felt that my work touched a chord with some of the stuff that she was thinking about for the next Commabox. So then we met for coffee and she asked if I wanted to contribute, and originally we had an idea that I would write some sort of essay, or maybe gather together some critical essays that had to do with some of the themes of the project which had to do with fragmentation and objects and things like that. Then our discussions evolved and we decided that as I worked on it that it might be interesting for me to contribute something that was sort of somewhere in between kind of a critical piece and a creative piece. The themes of the project, having to do with fragmentation and objects and kind of ordinary everyday materials, had a lot to do with a work I've been doing for the book that I had written. It just seemed like kind of a natural fit, even though everybody else involved was a visual artist and I'm a professor and a writer.

Could you tell me a little bit about the reading you did that of struck a chord with Judy?

I think it was sort of an overview of a book that I had written and then some sections from it. The book is called Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture. It is about a kind of fascination with the ordinary and the everyday and contemporary poetry. It is also about some of the kind of unusual formal experiments that poets and other people do in other spheres of culture, and just kind of weird projects and experiments that try to pay better attention to the daily, the ordinary and the otherwise overlooked. A part of that is poets doing things with fragmentation that's picking and gathering up little bits and pieces of everyday life or everyday language and collaging them together. I think that echoed some things Judy is thinking about in terms of visual art and creating a box that might be filled with small bits and pieces of ordinary objects, and that some of the themes seem to echo one another. I spoke about some of the philosophical and aesthetic ideas that the book is about. Then I gave some examples from some poetry and talked about them.

Has working on this project changed your own practice at all?

There are a couple of ways that I can answer that. I used to write creatively, more than I do now, but mostly I'm a scholar and a critic and so it was fun for me to do this project. I didn't even really know what to call it originally. I just kind of gathered and compiled these quotations and then in collaboration with Judy decided to do it on the note cards, and I guess now on coasters. I feel like it's sort of a poem that's sort of an essay, or there's a term that people use nowadays for kind of experimental essays called Lyric Essay. It's a little bit like that. It's sort of a collage. I learned a new way of coming at some of the scholarly interests that I have through a kind of creative project that I found fun and interesting, and then to see how it fits together with the other contributors and the other items in this kind of marvelous box that Judy and everybody created made me think differently about some of the issues and themes in the quotations and fragments that I've gathered. It just seems like a big bounce off each other in interesting ways.

Are you working on anything at the moment?

I am, but on something that's much more conventional, sort of scholarly writing. It's a book about American poetry since World War II, and a kind of overview, or an introduction to American poetry since 1945. It does deal with some similar issues that this project deals with. Also, I’d like to add that it was a nice coincidence that the piece Carlos contributed is about a Frank O’Hara poem. Of all the different things I've worked on in my critical and scholarly career, Frank O’Hara is probably the person that I've written about the most. So there's some things that I'm continuing to work on. I have a blog that's devoted to the New York School of Poets, which is the group that O’Hara was kind of the leader of. So I’m just continuing to work on stuff that goes with this particular project.

cross reference

Lorrie's Fredette's contribution documents an everyday object's accelerated trajectory into becoming a contemporary relic. Some of the things are precious and some are mementos of a day lived - akin to the notations made on ancient Egyptian cuneiform tablets, the catalyst for this project. See selected items below.

 Record Number: 001 Collection Date: 12 June 2017  Description: Blue, hand-knit, cotton cap Dimension: 10" x 8"

Record Number: 001
Collection Date: 12 June 2017
Description: Blue, hand-knit, cotton cap
Dimension: 10" x 8"

 Record Number: 002 Collection Date: 12 June 2017  Description: Gray sweater, 3 snap, l/s, xsmall, acrylic & wool Dimension: 125" x 18"

Record Number: 002
Collection Date: 12 June 2017
Description: Gray sweater, 3 snap, l/s, xsmall, acrylic & wool
Dimension: 125" x 18"

 Record Number: 003 Collection Date: 12 June 2017  Description: Cowl neck warmer, Orange, brown, white, wool  Dimension: 9" x 14"

Record Number: 003
Collection Date: 12 June 2017
Description: Cowl neck warmer, Orange, brown, white, wool
Dimension: 9" x 14"

 Record Number: 004 Collection Date: 12 June 2017  Description: Sweater vest, turtleneck, multi-colored, 3 self-covered buttons Dimension: 33.5" x 16"

Record Number: 004
Collection Date: 12 June 2017
Description: Sweater vest, turtleneck, multi-colored, 3 self-covered buttons
Dimension: 33.5" x 16"

 Record Number: 005 Collection Date: 12 June 2017  Descriptoin: Red and pink hand-knit neck warmer with wood button Dimension: 4" x 22"

Record Number: 005
Collection Date: 12 June 2017
Descriptoin: Red and pink hand-knit neck warmer with wood button
Dimension: 4" x 22"

 Record Number: 006 Collection Date: 14 June 2017  Description: Antique Caucasian Kazak rug remnant Dimension: 0.5" x 5"  Record Number: 006 Collection Date: 14 June 2017  Description: Pink floral sleeves from cotton broadcloth shirt with three plastic buttons on each Dimension: 5.5" x 13"

Record Number: 006
Collection Date: 14 June 2017
Description: Antique Caucasian Kazak rug remnant
Dimension: 0.5" x 5"

Record Number: 006
Collection Date: 14 June 2017
Description: Pink floral sleeves from cotton broadcloth shirt with three plastic buttons on each
Dimension: 5.5" x 13"

 Record Number: 007 Collection Date: 6 June 2017  Description: White Apple charger and cord Dimension: 70" x 0.25"

Record Number: 007
Collection Date: 6 June 2017
Description: White Apple charger and cord
Dimension: 70" x 0.25"

 Record Number: 008 Collection Date: 9 July 2017  Description: Cicada Dimension: 0.50" x 1.5" x 0.25"

Record Number: 008
Collection Date: 9 July 2017
Description: Cicada
Dimension: 0.50" x 1.5" x 0.25"

 Record Number: 009 Collection Date: 10 April 2014  Description: Six river chards from Hudson River. Plastic, ceramic Dimension: vary

Record Number: 009
Collection Date: 10 April 2014
Description: Six river chards from Hudson River. Plastic, ceramic
Dimension: vary

 Record Number: 010 Collection Date: 24 Sept 2017  Description: Five beeswax and tree resin spheres Dimension: 1" each

Record Number: 010
Collection Date: 24 Sept 2017
Description: Five beeswax and tree resin spheres
Dimension: 1" each

 Record Number: 011 Collection Date: 24 Sept 2017  Description: Studio detritus, blue microfiber, solder, beeswax/tree resin, off-white nylon thread Dimension: vary

Record Number: 011
Collection Date: 24 Sept 2017
Description: Studio detritus, blue microfiber, solder, beeswax/tree resin, off-white nylon thread
Dimension: vary

 Record Number: 012 Collection Date: 25 Sept 2017  Description: Snake ecdysis Dimension: 0.50" x 25" x 0.50"

Record Number: 012
Collection Date: 25 Sept 2017
Description: Snake ecdysis
Dimension: 0.50" x 25" x 0.50"

 Record Number: 013 Collection Date: 25 Sept 2017  Description: Blue rabbit's foot talisman Dimension: 3.25" x 2.5" x 1"

Record Number: 013
Collection Date: 25 Sept 2017
Description: Blue rabbit's foot talisman
Dimension: 3.25" x 2.5" x 1"

 Record Number: 014 Collection Date: 25 Sept 2017  Description: Studio detritus, tan, sculpted paper Dimension: 3.5" x 3" x 1.5" each

Record Number: 014
Collection Date: 25 Sept 2017
Description: Studio detritus, tan, sculpted paper
Dimension: 3.5" x 3" x 1.5" each

 Record Number: 015 Collection Date: 17 Oct 2017  Description: Striped fabric, dark blue, light blue, red Dimension: 0.25" x 15"

Record Number: 015
Collection Date: 17 Oct 2017
Description: Striped fabric, dark blue, light blue, red
Dimension: 0.25" x 15"

 Record Number: 016 Collection Date: 17 Oct 2017  Description: Black braided leather strap with brass grommets Dimension: 22" x 0.25

Record Number: 016
Collection Date: 17 Oct 2017
Description: Black braided leather strap with brass grommets
Dimension: 22" x 0.25

 Record Number: 017 Collection Date: 18 Oct 2017  Description: Damar resin crystals Dimension: 2" x 4" x 1.5"

Record Number: 017
Collection Date: 18 Oct 2017
Description: Damar resin crystals
Dimension: 2" x 4" x 1.5"

 Record Number: 018 Collection Date: 18 Oct 2017  Description: Three blue plastic scoops Dimension: 0.5" x 2" x 0.75" each

Record Number: 018
Collection Date: 18 Oct 2017
Description: Three blue plastic scoops
Dimension: 0.5" x 2" x 0.75" each

 Record Number: 019 Collection Date: 18 Oct 2017  Description: Black ear piece for hands-free calls Dimension: 1.75" x 2.25" x 1.25"

Record Number: 019
Collection Date: 18 Oct 2017
Description: Black ear piece for hands-free calls
Dimension: 1.75" x 2.25" x 1.25"

 Record Number: 020 Collection Date: 18 Oct 2017  Description: Two seeds of unknown variety. Smooth brown outer shell Dimension: 1.5" x 1.5" x 0.5" each

Record Number: 020
Collection Date: 18 Oct 2017
Description: Two seeds of unknown variety. Smooth brown outer shell
Dimension: 1.5" x 1.5" x 0.5" each

 Record Number: 021 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Ten NY subway cards. Paper with magnetic strip, yellow, blue, orange, white, brown Dimension: 2.125" x 3.125" each

Record Number: 021
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Ten NY subway cards. Paper with magnetic strip, yellow, blue, orange, white, brown
Dimension: 2.125" x 3.125" each

 Record Number: 022 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Six gourds, yellow, green, orange Dimension: approx 3.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" ea

Record Number: 022
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Six gourds, yellow, green, orange
Dimension: approx 3.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" ea

 Record Number: 023 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Three postcards w/ reproductions of paintings by Munch, Picasso, Serat Dimension: 4" x 6" ea

Record Number: 023
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Three postcards w/ reproductions of paintings by Munch, Picasso, Serat
Dimension: 4" x 6" ea

 Record Number: 024 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Shredded US currency, bag Dimension: 6" x 3" x 2"

Record Number: 024
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Shredded US currency, bag
Dimension: 6" x 3" x 2"

 Record Number: 025 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Four incense sticks Dimension: range from 2.75" to 8"

Record Number: 025
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Four incense sticks
Dimension: range from 2.75" to 8"

 Record Number: 026 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Cell phone cover, plastic, pink plaid Dimension: 3" x 0.5"

Record Number: 026
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Cell phone cover, plastic, pink plaid
Dimension: 3" x 0.5"

 Record Number: 027 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Three plastic hotel key cards, Holiday Inn, Omni, Sheraton Dimension: 2" x 3.375" ea

Record Number: 027
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Three plastic hotel key cards, Holiday Inn, Omni, Sheraton
Dimension: 2" x 3.375" ea

 Record Number: 028 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Wicker cornucopia basket, table decoration, symbol of abundance Dimension: 7.5" x 14" x .5"

Record Number: 028
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Wicker cornucopia basket, table decoration, symbol of abundance
Dimension: 7.5" x 14" x .5"

 Record Number: 029 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Neon pink string Dimension: 3.5" x 1.5" x .5"

Record Number: 029
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Neon pink string
Dimension: 3.5" x 1.5" x .5"

 Record Number: 030 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Thorny, black, water chestnut (aka devil pod) Dimension: 1" x 1" x .75" each

Record Number: 030
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Thorny, black, water chestnut (aka devil pod)
Dimension: 1" x 1" x .75" each

 Record Number: 031 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Brand name clothing pattern, models wearing red and white clothing Dimension: 8" x 6.25" x .25"

Record Number: 031
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Brand name clothing pattern, models wearing red and white clothing
Dimension: 8" x 6.25" x .25"

 Record Number: 032 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Black walnut used for eating and ink Dimension: 2.5" x 2" x 1.5"

Record Number: 032
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Black walnut used for eating and ink
Dimension: 2.5" x 2" x 1.5"

 Record Number: 033 Collection Date: 06 Jun 2017  Description: Apple power cord with rubbery exterior, used to supply electricity Dimension: 70" x .25"

Record Number: 033
Collection Date: 06 Jun 2017
Description: Apple power cord with rubbery exterior, used to supply electricity
Dimension: 70" x .25"

 Record Number: 034 Collection Date: 12 Jun 2017  Description: Pastel green, pink, yellow and white crocheted baby blanket Dimension: 37" x 30.25" x 1/8"

Record Number: 034
Collection Date: 12 Jun 2017
Description: Pastel green, pink, yellow and white crocheted baby blanket
Dimension: 37" x 30.25" x 1/8"

 Record Number: 035 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: postcards of 4 sculptures at Laumiere Sculpture Park Dimension: 4" x 6"

Record Number: 035
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: postcards of 4 sculptures at Laumiere Sculpture Park
Dimension: 4" x 6"

 Record Number: 036 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Brachiopods, shell like shape Dimension: .75" x 1.5" x .25"

Record Number: 036
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Brachiopods, shell like shape
Dimension: .75" x 1.5" x .25"

 Record Number: 037 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Shark bathtub toy, moveable fins Dimension: 2.5" x 6.75" x 2"

Record Number: 037
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Shark bathtub toy, moveable fins
Dimension: 2.5" x 6.75" x 2"

 Record Number: 038 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Joss paper(aka ghost money), gold rectangle Dimension: 8" x 7"

Record Number: 038
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Joss paper(aka ghost money), gold rectangle
Dimension: 8" x 7"

 Record Number: 039 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Bright yellow plastic chips used for board game Dimension: 2.5" x 6"

Record Number: 039
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Bright yellow plastic chips used for board game
Dimension: 2.5" x 6"

 Record Number: 040 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Madonna of the Rose, blue velvet, gold stamp Dimension: 7 1/8" x 6"

Record Number: 040
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Madonna of the Rose, blue velvet, gold stamp
Dimension: 7 1/8" x 6"

 Record Number: 041 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Flashlight, Garrity logo Dimension: 7" x 5" X 4"

Record Number: 041
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Flashlight, Garrity logo
Dimension: 7" x 5" X 4"

 Record Number: 042 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Calendar page and crab shell Dimension: 8.75" X 6.75, .5" X 3" X 2.25"

Record Number: 042
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Calendar page and crab shell
Dimension: 8.75" X 6.75, .5" X 3" X 2.25"

 Record Number: 043 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Bubble packing with bright colored edge for toy action figure  Dimension: 6.5" x 3.25" x 1.5"

Record Number: 043
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Bubble packing with bright colored edge for toy action figure
Dimension: 6.5" x 3.25" x 1.5"

 Record Number: 044 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Toy action figure, red clothes and sword  Dimension: 6.5" x 3.25" x 1.5"

Record Number: 044
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Toy action figure, red clothes and sword
Dimension: 6.5" x 3.25" x 1.5"

 Record Number: 045 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Toy action figure, red clothes and sword  Dimension: 6" x 3" x 1"

Record Number: 045
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Toy action figure, red clothes and sword
Dimension: 6" x 3" x 1"

 Record Number: 046 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: pink soap, clean smelling Dimension: 2.75" x 4.75" x 2"

Record Number: 046
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: pink soap, clean smelling
Dimension: 2.75" x 4.75" x 2"

 Record Number: 047 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Paper pamphlet on everyday manner Dimension: 7.25" x 5.25"

Record Number: 047
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Paper pamphlet on everyday manner
Dimension: 7.25" x 5.25"

 Record Number: 048 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Color splotches, paint tests Dimension: 2.5" x 1 1/8" x 1/8"

Record Number: 048
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Color splotches, paint tests
Dimension: 2.5" x 1 1/8" x 1/8"

 Record Number: 049 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: purple and black mussels, edible Dimension: 1" x 4" x 2"

Record Number: 049
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: purple and black mussels, edible
Dimension: 1" x 4" x 2"

 Record Number: 050 Collection Date: 12 Jun 2017  Description: Vest, Grape, lavender, white and gray zig zag pattern Dimension: 21" x 16.5"

Record Number: 050
Collection Date: 12 Jun 2017
Description: Vest, Grape, lavender, white and gray zig zag pattern
Dimension: 21" x 16.5"

 Record Number: 051 Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017  Description: Headband, black beads, used to hold hair back Dimension: .5" x 8" x 1.5"

Record Number: 051
Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017
Description: Headband, black beads, used to hold hair back
Dimension: .5" x 8" x 1.5"

 Record Number: 052 Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017  Description: Multi color paint in plastic tray Dimension: .5 x 7.75" x 3"

Record Number: 052
Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017
Description: Multi color paint in plastic tray
Dimension: .5 x 7.75" x 3"

 Record Number: 053 Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017  Description: Sheet music, Send in The Clowns by Stephen Sondheim Dimension: 12" x 9"

Record Number: 053
Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017
Description: Sheet music, Send in The Clowns by Stephen Sondheim
Dimension: 12" x 9"

 Record Number: 054 Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017  Description: Christmas ornaments, metallic silver and gold Dimension: 2.25" x 1.75" each

Record Number: 054
Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017
Description: Christmas ornaments, metallic silver and gold
Dimension: 2.25" x 1.75" each

 Record Number: 055 Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017  Description: Leather belt, three shades Dimension: .5" x 33.25" x 1.75"

Record Number: 055
Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017
Description: Leather belt, three shades
Dimension: .5" x 33.25" x 1.75"

 Record Number: 056 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Honey comb, almost round Dimension: 3.5" x 5" x .75"

Record Number: 056
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Honey comb, almost round
Dimension: 3.5" x 5" x .75"

 Record Number: 057 Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017  Description: Sherman's V.T. Playing Cards, 1/2 deck faces intense red Dimension: 3.5" x 2.5" x .75"

Record Number: 057
Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017
Description: Sherman's V.T. Playing Cards, 1/2 deck faces intense red
Dimension: 3.5" x 2.5" x .75"

 Record Number: 058 Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017  Description: Pedometer, blue and silver, clips to pants Dimension: 1" x 3" x 2.25"

Record Number: 058
Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017
Description: Pedometer, blue and silver, clips to pants
Dimension: 1" x 3" x 2.25"

 Record Number: 059 Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017  Description: Christmas ornament, metallic blue Dimension: 2.25" x 1.75"

Record Number: 059
Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017
Description: Christmas ornament, metallic blue
Dimension: 2.25" x 1.75"

 Record Number: 060 Collection Date: 12 Jun 2017  Description: Jack-0-lantern, decorative plant, Burnt orange and fragile when dried Dimension: 4" x 3" x 1.5"

Record Number: 060
Collection Date: 12 Jun 2017
Description: Jack-0-lantern, decorative plant, Burnt orange and fragile when dried
Dimension: 4" x 3" x 1.5"

 Record Number: 061 Collection Date: 21 Nov 2017  Description: Allergy medication, CVS box, burnt orange/brown tablets 3/8 diameter Dimension: 4" x 3.75" x .75" Box

Record Number: 061
Collection Date: 21 Nov 2017
Description: Allergy medication, CVS box, burnt orange/brown tablets 3/8 diameter
Dimension: 4" x 3.75" x .75" Box

 Record Number: 062 Collection Date: 21 Nov 2017  Description: White strips, Crest Dimension: 4.25" 1.25"

Record Number: 062
Collection Date: 21 Nov 2017
Description: White strips, Crest
Dimension: 4.25" 1.25"

 Record Number: 063 Collection Date: 21 Nov 2017  Description: Vitamin B supplements, brownish pill Dimension: .75" x .25" x .25" each

Record Number: 063
Collection Date: 21 Nov 2017
Description: Vitamin B supplements, brownish pill
Dimension: .75" x .25" x .25" each

 Record Number: 064 Collection Date: 21 Nov 2017  Description: Cough drops, Ricola, red, cherry smell Dimension: .5/8" x 2.5" .5" each

Record Number: 064
Collection Date: 21 Nov 2017
Description: Cough drops, Ricola, red, cherry smell
Dimension: .5/8" x 2.5" .5" each

 Record Number: 065 Collection Date: 21 Nov 2017  Description: Bandage, white weave Dimension: 3" x 12.5"

Record Number: 065
Collection Date: 21 Nov 2017
Description: Bandage, white weave
Dimension: 3" x 12.5"

 Record Number: 066 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Earplugs, fluorescent Dimension: 6" x 4" x .50"

Record Number: 066
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Earplugs, fluorescent
Dimension: 6" x 4" x .50"

 Record Number: 067 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Tack cloth, used to clean sanding residue, red packaging, tacky cheese cloth Dimension: 7" x 6" x 1/8"

Record Number: 067
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Tack cloth, used to clean sanding residue, red packaging, tacky cheese cloth
Dimension: 7" x 6" x 1/8"

 Record Number: 068 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Bug-eaten wood, fragile strips of woof with insect tracks Dimension: 8" x 1.25", 7.25" x 1"

Record Number: 068
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Bug-eaten wood, fragile strips of woof with insect tracks
Dimension: 8" x 1.25", 7.25" x 1"

 Record Number: 069 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Zicam, immune support, white powder Dimension: 1" x 4.75" each

Record Number: 069
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Zicam, immune support, white powder
Dimension: 1" x 4.75" each

 Record Number: 070 Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017  Description: Bendy straws, multi-colored Dimension: 9" x .25" each

Record Number: 070
Collection Date: 21 Oct 2017
Description: Bendy straws, multi-colored
Dimension: 9" x .25" each

 Record Number: 071 Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017  Description: Multi color paint in plastic tray, used in creative pursuits Dimension: .5 x 7.75" x 3"

Record Number: 071
Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017
Description: Multi color paint in plastic tray, used in creative pursuits
Dimension: .5 x 7.75" x 3"

 Record Number: 072 Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017  Description: Rodent bones, skull, jaw and tail identifiable Dimension: ????

Record Number: 072
Collection Date: 20 Nov 2017
Description: Rodent bones, skull, jaw and tail identifiable
Dimension: ????

 Record Number: 073 Collection Date: 06 Jun 2017  Description: Apple power cord with a hair, rubbery exterior Dimension: 70" x .25"

Record Number: 073
Collection Date: 06 Jun 2017
Description: Apple power cord with a hair, rubbery exterior
Dimension: 70" x .25"

 Record Number: 074 Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017  Description: 3 glasses and a flower pot, clear, aged plastic & pink painted wood Dimension: 1 3/8" x .5" (x2), 1" x .75", 1.5" x .75"

Record Number: 074
Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017
Description: 3 glasses and a flower pot, clear, aged plastic & pink painted wood
Dimension: 1 3/8" x .5" (x2), 1" x .75", 1.5" x .75"

 Record Number: 075 Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017  Description: Stuffed animal, black and white stripes Dimension: 3" x 8" x 3"

Record Number: 075
Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017
Description: Stuffed animal, black and white stripes
Dimension: 3" x 8" x 3"

 Record Number: 076 Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017  Description: Fishing lures, neon pink and yellow, shiny oval metal Dimension: 3" x .5", 2"x 1" (x2)

Record Number: 076
Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017
Description: Fishing lures, neon pink and yellow, shiny oval metal
Dimension: 3" x .5", 2"x 1" (x2)

 Record Number: 077 Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017  Description: Child's shoes, black, white, and neon green Dimension: 2.5" x 4.75" x 2.5"

Record Number: 077
Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017
Description: Child's shoes, black, white, and neon green
Dimension: 2.5" x 4.75" x 2.5"

 Record Number: 078 Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017  Description: Baby doll, pink with white silk screen Dimension: 2.25" x 1.25" x .75"

Record Number: 078
Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017
Description: Baby doll, pink with white silk screen
Dimension: 2.25" x 1.25" x .75"

 Record Number: 079 Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017  Description: Stuffed animal #2, black and white stripes Dimension: 3" x 8" x 3"

Record Number: 079
Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017
Description: Stuffed animal #2, black and white stripes
Dimension: 3" x 8" x 3"

 Record Number: 080 Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017  Description: Insect nest, mud tubes & insect exoskeleton Dimension: 1.5" x 1.5" x1.25'

Record Number: 080
Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017
Description: Insect nest, mud tubes & insect exoskeleton
Dimension: 1.5" x 1.5" x1.25'

 Record Number: 081 Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017  Description: Earbuds, white Dimension: 46" x .75"

Record Number: 081
Collection Date: 24 Nov 2017
Description: Earbuds, white
Dimension: 46" x .75"

 Record Number: 082 Collection Date: 23 Nov 2017  Description: Pencil and eraser, yellow with "Get Connected" Brain Awareness Week logo Dimension: 8" x 1.25" x 1.25"

Record Number: 082
Collection Date: 23 Nov 2017
Description: Pencil and eraser, yellow with "Get Connected" Brain Awareness Week logo
Dimension: 8" x 1.25" x 1.25"

 Record Number: 083 Collection Date: 23 Nov 2017  Description: Wite Out, used to white out ink on paper Dimension: 5.25" x .75"

Record Number: 083
Collection Date: 23 Nov 2017
Description: Wite Out, used to white out ink on paper
Dimension: 5.25" x .75"

 Record Number: 084 Collection Date: 23 Nov 2017  Description: Flash drive, neon pink Dimension: 2" x .75" x .25"

Record Number: 084
Collection Date: 23 Nov 2017
Description: Flash drive, neon pink
Dimension: 2" x .75" x .25"

 Record Number: 085 Collection Date: 23 Nov 2017  Description: Paint, cool grey Dimension: 7.75" x 16"

Record Number: 085
Collection Date: 23 Nov 2017
Description: Paint, cool grey
Dimension: 7.75" x 16"

 Record Number: 086 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: 8 track tape, Peter Franton cover Dimension: .75" x 5.25" x 4"

Record Number: 086
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: 8 track tape, Peter Franton cover
Dimension: .75" x 5.25" x 4"

 Record Number: 087 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: White and shades of blue Dimension: 13" 9.75" x 3.5"

Record Number: 087
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: White and shades of blue
Dimension: 13" 9.75" x 3.5"

 Record Number: 088 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Jingle bells, brass Dimension: .50 each in diameter

Record Number: 088
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Jingle bells, brass
Dimension: .50 each in diameter

 Record Number: 089 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Cell phone, old style, small and black Dimension: 4.25" x 2" x .5"

Record Number: 089
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Cell phone, old style, small and black
Dimension: 4.25" x 2" x .5"

 Record Number: 090 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Kaleidoscope, holiday graphic on body Dimension: 4.75" x 1.5" diameter

Record Number: 090
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Kaleidoscope, holiday graphic on body
Dimension: 4.75" x 1.5" diameter

 Record Number: 091 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Reflectors, bright red and orange Dimension: 3" x 1/8", 2.25" x .50"

Record Number: 091
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Reflectors, bright red and orange
Dimension: 3" x 1/8", 2.25" x .50"

 Record Number: 092 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Plastic grapes, small round mauve shape Dimension: 2.5" x 6" x 3"

Record Number: 092
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Plastic grapes, small round mauve shape
Dimension: 2.5" x 6" x 3"

 Record Number: 093 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Pom poms, bright green balls Dimension: 4" x 3" x .5"

Record Number: 093
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Pom poms, bright green balls
Dimension: 4" x 3" x .5"

 Record Number: 094 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: "Friends" wooden decoration Dimension: 2.25" x 9" x 1/8"

Record Number: 094
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: "Friends" wooden decoration
Dimension: 2.25" x 9" x 1/8"

 Record Number: 095 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Clapton tape, Clapton cover Dimension: 4.25" x 2.75" x 5/8"

Record Number: 095
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Clapton tape, Clapton cover
Dimension: 4.25" x 2.75" x 5/8"

 Record Number: 096 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Kodak camera #1, rectangular instamatic Dimension: 1" x 4.75" x 2.25"

Record Number: 096
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Kodak camera #1, rectangular instamatic
Dimension: 1" x 4.75" x 2.25"

 Record Number: 097 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Kodak camera #2, rectangular instamatic Dimension: 1" x 4.75" x 2.25"

Record Number: 097
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Kodak camera #2, rectangular instamatic
Dimension: 1" x 4.75" x 2.25"

 Record Number: 098 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Kodak camera #3, rectangular instamatic Dimension: 1" x 4.75" x 2.25"

Record Number: 098
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Kodak camera #3, rectangular instamatic
Dimension: 1" x 4.75" x 2.25"

 Record Number: 099 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Cat collar, light blue with silver balls Dimension: 3/8" x 11.5" x 1/8"

Record Number: 099
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Cat collar, light blue with silver balls
Dimension: 3/8" x 11.5" x 1/8"

 Record Number: 100 Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017  Description: Sewing kit, blue and clear plastic Dimension: 4" x 3.75" x .75"

Record Number: 100
Collection Date: 30 Nov 2017
Description: Sewing kit, blue and clear plastic
Dimension: 4" x 3.75" x .75"