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Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992

Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992

Curator, Photographer, Librarian

Collection Information

Size: 25.2 Linear feet

Summary: The papers of librarian, curator, and photographer Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) measure 25.2 linear feet and date from 1854 to 1992 with the bulk of the material dating from 1945 to 1992. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, personal and business correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, fourteen diaries and two diary fragments, reference and project files, photographic materials, sound recordings, and professional files.

Biographical/Historical Note

Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) was a librarian, curator, and photographer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin.


The collection was donated in 1981 by Paul Vanderbilt and in 1993 by his estate through John W. Winn, executor.

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Language Note

The collection is in English


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund