The eighteenth 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 his experiences working on the Bibliographical Planning Committee in Philadelphia, this work's effect on his relationships, and other philosophical ponderings. Identification on label on reel box (typewritten): Reel 18, Side 1: Bibliographical Planning Committee, Phila. Books in the wrong hands. Pool everything and redivide. Planned book production. Breakdown. End of first ambitious stage. Personal remarks on marriage problems. Learning from other people; Side 2: Doubts. Things not understood. Is Man so central? Comongo and schema of t the "main stream". Schema of original stability and the search for balance as the principal activity and end of life. History as a disturbance.
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