Oral history interview with Paul Vanderbilt
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.vander64
Creators:
Vanderbilt, Paul
Doud, Richard Keith
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 November 10
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
27 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Paul Vanderbilt conducted 1964 November 10, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Vanderbilt speaks of his background and education in art history at Harvard, his work with books and in libraries before getting involved with the Farm Security Administration project; starting with the FSA and developing a plan to get its work organized; the goals and philosophies of the FSA, and the realities of its accomplishments; what the photographs produced by the project say about America; and the project's relevance to current times. He recalls Edwin Rosskam and Roy Stryker.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) was a librarian and archivist from Madison and Middleton, Wisconsin.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3697 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 min.

Digital Content

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Documentary photography Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archivists -- Wisconsin -- Madison -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Librarians -- Wisconsin -- Madison -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosskam, Edwin, 1903-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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