Skip to main content

Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 22, 196-?

Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 22, 196-?

Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992

Item Information

Title: Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 22

Date: 196-?

Physical Details: 1 sound tape reel ; 1 hr., 4 min., 25 sec.

Description: The twenty-second 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 his move to Wisconsin, different attitudes of people in the Midwest, and his work at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.

Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 22. Side 1: Time mag and March of Time as formats. Aims in 1954. Early contacts with Midwest. Thesis of importance of Midwest. Evidences. Origin of design for modern living. Lower standards better. Greatest export is social-economic design. Reflections in photo collections.; Side 2: Condition and bkgr of photo collections. Personal pressures in Wash and breakup of marriage. Relationship to work. Derivation of theories from detailed practical handling of material. Historical validity in pictures.

Creator: Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992

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

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 22, 196-?. Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992. 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: 16891