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Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992

Creator:
Vanderbilt, Paul, 1905-1992  Search this
Subject:
Conniff, Gregory  Search this
Shera, Jesse Hauk  Search this
Haywood, Carl  Search this
Talbot, George  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
Lesy, Michael  Search this
Allen, Mary North  Search this
Guthrie, Woody  Search this
Plunkett, Jane  Search this
Holzhueter, Jack  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Pilling, Arnold R.  Search this
Blake, William  Search this
Vanderbilt, Julia  Search this
Crane, Barbara  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  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
State Historical Society of Wisconsin.Division of Archives and Manuscripts  Search this
Union Library Catalogue of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Curators  Search this
Graphic arts  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photography  Search this
Photomicrography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6911
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209040
AAA_collcode_vandpaul
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209040
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Paul Vanderbilt papers

Creator:
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
Names:
Graphic History Society of America  Search this
Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  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
Allen, Mary North  Search this
Blake, William  Search this
Conniff, Gregory, 1944-  Search this
Crane, Barbara, d1928-  Search this
Guthrie, Woody, 1912-1967  Search this
Haywood, Carl  Search this
Holzhueter, Jack  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Lesy, Michael, 1945-  Search this
Newhall, Beaumont, 1908-1993  Search this
Pilling, Arnold R.  Search this
Plunkett, Jane  Search this
Shera, Jesse Hauk, 1903-1982  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Talbot, George  Search this
Vanderbilt, Julia  Search this
Extent:
25.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Date:
1854-1992
bulk 1945-1992
Summary:
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.
Scope and Contents:
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.

Biographical materials include seven appointment books, family letters and documents, and an honorary degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Vanderbilt's correspondence is with colleagues, and organizations including Dorothea Lange, Beaumont Newhall, Roy Stryker, and Julia Vanderbilt.

Sound recordings of interviews of Vanderbilt conducted by Mary North Allen, Barbara Crane, Carl Haywood, Jack Holzhueter, and Jane Plunkett. Other recordings are of Vanderbilt discussing his personal and professional life.

Writings by Paul Vanderbilt include drafts of Between the Landscape and its Other, poems, lectures, student papers, and notes on a variety of subjects. Writings by others are found for William Blake, Gregory Conniff, Woody Guthrie, Michael Lesy, Arnold R. Pilling, Jesse H. Shera, and Roy Stryker.

Fourteen of Vanderbilt's personal diaries and two diary fragments date from 1926 to 1990.

Reference files consist of printed materials on art, art historians, book reviews, library and information studies, photography and microphotography techniques, and other themes of interest to Vanderbilt. Project files include material from Vanderbilt's various projects, including a guide to the iconography of Iran, the reclassification of FSA photographs, and the Union Library Catalog of Philadelphia.

Included in professional files are administrative records, correspondence, exhibition files, project files, printed material, and research files created during Vanderbilt's career at the Library of Congress, Graphic History Society, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Farm Security Administration. Also found are materials for Vanderbilt's work as a consultant for several organizations, lecture documents, and art-related workshops.

Photographs are by and of Paul Vanderbilt, the staff of the Library of Congress, and George Talbot. Negatives include images for the Farm Security Administration. Bibliography cards and photographs of artwork from the Library of Congress can be found on microfilm reels within the collection.

Also found are fourteen unidentified sound recordings.
Arrangement:
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)
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Vanderbilt (1905-1992) was a librarian, curator, and photographer active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin.

Paul Vanderbilt was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and educated in Germany, Switzerland, and Massachusetts. He attended Amherst College from 1923 to 1925 before transferring to Harvard where he graduated with a BA in art history in 1927. After graduation, Vanderbilt traveled to Europe where he studied at the American School of Librarianship in Paris and the Institut de Psychologie Bibliogique in Lausanne. In 1929, he returned to the United States and became a librarian at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and director of the Union Library Catalog project for the Philadelphia area.

In 1941 Vanderbilt began working under Roy Stryker cataloging the extensive photographic survey collection of the Farm Security Administration and U.S. Office of War Information. The collection is a rich resource of images of American life between 1935 and 1944. In 1943, the FSA photograph collection was transferred to the Library of Congress and Vanderbilt went with it as the curator of the newly formed Prints and Photographs Division, eventually becoming the Division chief of fine arts.

During the early 1950s, Vanderbilt also served as the director of the Graphic History Society of America. There he published a quarterly bulletin Eye to Eye and developed a guide to iconography in Iran. In 1954, he became the Curator of Iconographic Collections at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and worked there until he retired in 1972.

Vanderbilt remained active after retirement. He became an artist-in-residence at the Apeiron Workshops, worked as a photographer for the Seagram courthouse project and the George Eastman House, and was a presenter at multiple conferences. Vanderbilt devoted much of his later life to working on his book titled Between the Landscape and its Other which was published posthumously after Vanderbilt's death in 1992.
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.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 1981 by Paul Vanderbilt and in 1993 by his estate through John W. Winn, executor.
Restrictions:
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.
Rights:
The Paul Vanderbilt papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art historians -- United States  Search this
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
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Citation:
Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1854-1992, bulk 1945-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.vandpaul
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vandpaul
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Talbot, George

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for the Study of Man  Search this
Stanley, Samuel Leonard  Search this
White, Wes  Search this
Container:
Box 82
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The Center for the Study of Man records are open for research.

Access to the Center for the Study of Man records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Center for the Study of Man records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Center for the Study of Man Records
Center for the Study of Man Records / Series 11: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1980-10-ref1324

Volume (50)

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Jan. 3, 1868–Aug. 13, 1870
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commerical use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org .
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M1056, Subseries 3.1
See more items in:
Records of the Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872
Records of the Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 / Series 3: Endorsements
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m1056-ref10
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Volume 1 (39)

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Jan. 1868–Dec. 1869
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commerical use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org .
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M1056, Subseries 4.1
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Records of the Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872
Records of the Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 / Series 4: Registers of Letters Received
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m1056-ref12
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P – Y

Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Jan. 1868–Dec. 1869
Collection Restrictions:
Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection, 1865–1872, is a product of and owned by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution. Copyright for digital images is retained by the donor, FamilySearch International; permission for commerical use of the digital images may be requested from FamilySearch International, Intellectual Property Office, at: cor-intellectualproperty@ldschurch.org .
Collection Citation:
Courtesy of the U. S. National Archives and Records Administration, FamilySearch International, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Identifier:
NMAAHC.FB.M1056, File 5.1.4
See more items in:
Records of the Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872
Records of the Superintendent of Education for the District of Columbia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 / Series 5: Registered Letters Received / 5.1: (Entered in Register 1)
Archival Repository:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmaahc-fb-m1056-ref19
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[Correspondence 1969]

Collection Creator:
Harris, Marvin, 1927-2001  Search this
Extent:
2 Folders
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1969
Collection Restrictions:
Access to student records (consisting of graded materials and student recommendation letters), grant proposals sent to Harris for review by grant agencies, and part of his faculty recruitment files are restricted until 2081. Series 10. Computer Files are also restricted due to preservation concerns.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Marvin Harris papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Marvin Harris papers
Marvin Harris papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2009-27-ref1640

Talbot, George

Collection Creator::
Schaus, William  Search this
Container:
Box 9 of 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7100, William Schaus Papers
See more items in:
William Schaus Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7100-refidd1e3328

Talbot, George

Collection Creator::
Baker, C. F. (Charles Fuller), 1872-1927  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7113, Charles Fuller Baker Papers
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Charles Fuller Baker Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7113-refidd1e1634

Sites of southern Wisconsin : three photographers view commonplace structures and the built environment / Lewis Koch, David Mandel, Michael Simon ; introductory essay by George Talbot

Title:
Sites
Author:
Koch, Lewis 1949-  Search this
Mandel, David 1947-  Search this
Simon, Michael 1936-  Search this
Talbot, George  Search this
State Historical Society of Wisconsin  Search this
Subject:
Koch, Lewis 1949-  Search this
Mandel, David 1947-  Search this
Simon, Michael 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : chiefly ill. ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Wisconsin
Date:
1981
Topic:
Buildings  Search this
Call number:
TR659 .K63 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_613543

Butterflies / by G. Talbot

Author:
Talbot, George F. E. S  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus., col. plates, fold. map. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Sri Lanka
Burma
Date:
1939
1947
1939-1947
Topic:
Butterflies  Search this
Call number:
QL556.I4 T34 1939
QL556.I4T34 1939
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_432388

A monograph of the pierine genus Delias, by G. Talbot ..

Author:
Talbot, George F. E. S  Search this
Joicey, James John 1870-1932  Search this
British Museum (Natural History) Department of Entomology  Search this
Physical description:
v, 656 (i.e. 660) p. 2 illus., LXXI pl. (part. col.) 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1928
1937
1928-37
Topic:
Delias  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_249009

Du Bartas his deuine weekes and workes translated : and dedicated to the kings most excellent Maiestie / by Joshua Sylvester

Title:
Du Bartas his devine weekes and workes translated
Devine weekes and workes translated
Author:
Du Bartas, Guillaume de Salluste seigneur 1544-1590  Search this
Sylvester, Josuah 1563-1618  Search this
Pibrac, Guy du Faur seigneur de 1529-1584  Search this
La Noue, Odet de seigneur de Téligny d. 1618  Search this
Hole, William -1624  Search this
Former owner:
Goodwin, George DSI  Search this
Smyth, William DSI  Search this
Kenyon, John DSI  Search this
Goodwin, Richard DSI  Search this
Talbot, George DSI  Search this
Smithson, James 1765-1829 DSI  Search this
De Peyster, J. Watts (John Watts) 1821-1907 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[32], 697, [3], 705-739, [2], 740-819 [i.e. 825], [47], 87, [9] p. : ill. (woodcuts) ; 19 cm. (4to)
Type:
Early works to 1800
Poetry
Date:
1613
[1613]
Topic:
Poetry  Search this
Creation  Search this
Call number:
PQ1616.E2 S8 1613
PQ1616.E2S8 1613
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_130459

Butterflies / by G. Talbot

Author:
Talbot, George F. E. S  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Date:
1975
1939
1978, 1975
Topic:
Butterflies  Search this
Call number:
QL556.I4 T34 1975X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_83445

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