Physical Details: 1 sound tape reel ; 1 hr., 4 min., 51 sec.
Creator: Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992)
Description: The eighth of twenty-four tapes of an interview with 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's experience with post-war Germans and Germany when he worked there as a Monuments Man.
Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 8, side 1. Archives (MFA & A) operations in Berlin; methods, field trips; conditions and confusion. Army/State Dept. views. Black market. Detectives' search for paintings. Attempt to get into work on reconstruction of German libraries. Ullstein photo file intact. Amherst connections with Henninh von Boehmer. German film industry. German libraries and Ordensburgen.; Reel 8, side 2. Activities in Germany: rather meaningless. Playing at design for a world government. Adaptation of Danish folk-school system.
Forms part of: Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 8, 196-?. Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 16612
- Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section
- Berlin, Germany
- Munich, Germany
- 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.