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Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 8, 196-?

Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992


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Title: Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 8

Date: 196-?

Physical Details: 1 sound tape reel ; 1 hr., 4 min., 51 sec.

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.

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 8, 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: 16612