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Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992  Search this
Conniff, Gregory  Search this
Blake, William  Search this
Allen, Mary North  Search this
Talbot, George  Search this
Vanderbilt, Julia  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Lesy, Michael  Search this
Pilling, Arnold R.  Search this
Plunkett, Jane  Search this
Crane, Barbara  Search this
Guthrie, Woody  Search this
Haywood, Carl  Search this
Holzhueter, Jack  Search this
Shera, Jesse Hauk  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Division of Archives and Manuscripts  Search this
Union Library Catalogue of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Graphic History Society of America  Search this
Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
25.2 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 10 series. Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1894-1992 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Correspondence, 1933-1992 (1.5 linear feet; Box 1-2) Series 3: Interviews, 1967-1992 (1.5 linear feet; Box 2-4) Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1887-1992 (4.0 linear feet; Box 4-8) Series 5: Diaries, 1926-1990 (0.5 linear feet; Box 8) Series 6: Reference Files, 1877-1992 (2.5 linear feet; Box 8-10, 26) Series 7: Project Files, 1935-1990 (3.0 linear feet; Box 10-13) Series 8: Professional Files, 1854-1991 (11.7 linear feet; Box 13-24) Series 9: Photographic Materials, 1912-1980s (0.5 linear feet; Box 24) Series 10: Sound Recordings, circa 1980s (0.5 linear feet; Box 24-25)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
The papers of librarian, curator, and photographer Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) measure 25.2 linear feet and date from 1854 to 1992 with the bulk of the material dating from 1945 to 1992. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, personal and business correspondence, interviews, writings and notes, fourteen diaries and two diary fragments, reference and project files, photographic materials, sound recordings, and professional files.
Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Some of the sound recordings in this collection have been copied for research access and digital copies are available in the Archives of American Art offices.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Institution Collections Care and Preservation Fund
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Paul Vanderbilt conducted by Richard Doud on November 10, 1964.
Biography Note:
Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) was a librarian, curator, and photographer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin.
Language Note:
The collection is in English
The collection was donated in 1981 by Paul Vanderbilt and in 1993 by his estate through John W. Winn, executor.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Curators -- United States  Search this
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Graphic arts -- Historiography  Search this
Graphic arts -- Iran  Search this
Librarians  Search this
Photographers  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Data Source:
Archives of American Art