The sixth 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 Vanderbilt dropping out of college and going to sea, taking courses at Harvard, and the relationship between book knowledge and life knowledge. Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 6. side 1. Reluctance to return to college. Experience as a merchant seaman, 1925. Life plans at 20. Experience at Harvard. Father's attitude toward education. Estimate of father and his influence; Reel 6, side 2. Associates at Harvard: PJ Sachs, D.V. Thompson, et al. Attitudes toward social and professional ambition. Stryker Project and the Office of War Information, 1942-3.
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