Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Papers

Title

Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Papers

Description

The collection spans the years from approximately 1910 to 1978. It is comprised largely of correspondence and scrapbooks on contract bridge, yacht racing, and Vanderbilt University. This collection includes photographs from Vanderbilt's childhood,cruises, races, his family and friends, residences, yachts and airplanes. Included are also a large number of photographs of Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt and her family.

Identifier

MSS0468

Items in the Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Papers Collection

[Boudoir Hair, Possibly Alva Vanderbilt]
Seen with her long hair down and wearing a loose wrapper, this woman, possibly Alva Vanderbilt, stares directly at the viewer/photographer. Is this room a boudoir? Her clothing and pose suggest that this is a private, relaxed moment, as does the…

[Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt with Friend at a Costume Ball]
An avid sailor, Gertrude and a friend pose in costume, possibly at a Vanderbilt party in Newport or Palm Beach. After her marriage in 1933 to Harold S. Vanderbilt (“Mike” to friends and family), Gertie sailed as one of the few women allowed on…

[Harold Stirling Vanderbilt and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt]
After her marriage in 1933 to Harold S. Vanderbilt (“Mike” to friends and family), Gertie sailed as one of the few women allowed on board racing J-class yachts in the 1930s. Aboard Rainbow in 1937, the couple successfully defended the America’s…