Physical Details: 1 sound tape reel ; 1 hr., 4 min., 7 sec.
Creator: Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992)
Description: The sixth 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 Vanderbilt dropping out of college and going to sea, taking courses at Harvard, and the relationship between book knowledge and life knowledge.
Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 6. side 1. Reluctance to return to college. Experience as a merchant seaman, 1925. Life plans at 20. Experience at Harvard. Father's attitude toward education. Estimate of father and his influence; Reel 6, side 2. Associates at Harvard: PJ Sachs, D.V. Thompson, et al. Attitudes toward social and professional ambition. Stryker Project and the Office of War Information, 1942-3.
Forms part of: Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 6, 196-?. Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 16893
- Harvard University
- Office of War Information.
- Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph)
- Stryker, Roy Emerson
- Thompson, Daniel V. (Daniel Varney)
- Vanderbilt, Paul
- World War, 1939-1945
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.