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Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 7, 196-?

Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992


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Title: Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 7

Date: 196-?

Physical Details: 1 sound tape reel ; 57 mins., 17 sec.

Description: The seventh 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 working with Roy Stryker, Stryker's work in the FSA/OWI, Vanderbilt's mother's death, his wife, and his work as a Monuments Man in World War II.

Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 7, side 1. Stryker leaving Off. of War Inform. Stndard Oil (NJ) project. Robt Flaherty's Louisiana Story film. Stryker project and staff. Personal tensions. Breakup of first marriage. Negative relations to mother and home.

Reel 7, side 2. Mother's illness and death. Reno divorce. Beginning relation with 2nd wife. Libr. of Congress contacts. Job in Germany with MFA & A Restitution 1945-6.

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 7, 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: 16904