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Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 12, 196-?

Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992


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Title: Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 12

Date: 196-?

Physical Details: 1 sound tape reel ; 1 hr., 3 min., 52 sec.

Description: The twelfth 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 photography and its development, cynicism in management, and working with MacLeish.

Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 12. Side 1: Maturity of photography. Promise of Harvard-MIT center. Theories of knowledge. Job-hunting: Princeton library design. Reduction in aims.; Side 2: Cynicism about projects and professional politics. Meeting MacLeish. Experimental library Div. and Herbert Keller. Schema for mathematical index to knowledge. Initial contacts with State Historical Society of Wis. Temporary jobs.

Creator: Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992

Forms part of: Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: Paul Vanderbilt. Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 12, 196-?. Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 16906