Physical Details: 1 sound tape reel ; 1 hr., 3 min., 53 sec.
Creator: Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992)
Description: The twenty-third of twenty-four tapes of an interview Paul Vanderbilt.
Interviewer is an unidentified woman, possibly a university student based on handwritten notes accompanying the collection.
Approximate date based on life events described.
Topics of discussion include the items in and the role of the museum at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, items worth collecting, interpretation, and the web of cultural institutions in Wisconsin.
Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 23. Side 1: Conditions at SHSW museum. Art applications outside art field. Education. Museums as community enterprise. Folk art and ritual. Grinding up tradition and deriving re-evaluated folklore.; Side 2: Diversity of special activities at SHSW. Unconventional synthesis. What kind of picture collection? Early experiments in photo editing (Marines in Lebanon), film, continuity panels (Last of the Snow). Exploration of a different kind of history. Discussion of specific photos as examples.
Forms part of: Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 23, 196-?. Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 16892
- Madison, Wis.
- State Historical Society of Wisconsin.Division of Archives and Manuscripts
- Vanderbilt, Paul
Availability: This item has been digitally reformattted. It is available by appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations by request.