The first 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 why Vanderbilt is doing his own oral history, his views on art, and his perception of the things around him as art. Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 1. Side 1:Introd. Everyone should record what he has to say. Other enterprises, business, law case, personal life, etc. as works of art. Design greater than achievement, Art as projection. Art connected with magic and with games. Miniaturization. Experience in verbalization.; Side 2: Looking at pictures. Collections and things to do. Personal alternative: design of religion; facilitating connections between individuals. Manipulation of contacts. Chance and media. Taste in activities. Nature of rewards.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560