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Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 21

Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992
Vanderbilt, Paul
Sound Recording
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 sound tape reel ; 1 hr., 4 min., 58 sec.
The twenty-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 whether or not Vanderbilt is "doing good" in the world, the movement of causes in the world, and art as realization of unattainable.
Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 21. Side 1: Kinds of doing good. Aims in psychology and bibliotechnics. Combining and multiplying skills. Timing. Effectiveness only in cumulative effect. Revolutions East-West, sex, Civil Rights. Need for some thing to be against. Diversity good at the start, but impediment at the end.; Side 2: Assembly of parts in a concept. Visualization of perfection. Art as schema of perfection unrealizable in reality. Interchangeability of parts. Point is in the effort and process of attainment more than in attainment itself. Hypothetical motion picture production unit. Films to examine beliefs. Discussion of film form.
Interview with Paul Vanderbilt reel 21, 196-?. Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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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.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
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