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Evan J. Tudor furniture and interior design drawings and papers, 1908-1956

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Evan J. Tudor furniture and interior design drawings and papers, 1908-1956, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

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Creator(s):Tudor, Evan J., 1885-
Title:Evan J. Tudor furniture and interior design drawings and papers, 1908-1956
Physical description:2 linear feet of papers, 266 drawings, 9 sketchbooks, 21 photo negatives, 8 lantern slide boxes.
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is made up of three series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The collection includes mostly drawings for Tudor's furniture designs and are arranged by drawing number. Notable projects include the design of the Interchemical Corporation offices, in collaboration with Robert Meyer, as well as the Vanadium Corporation of America offices. The collection also includes 9 sketchbooks. Sketchbooks #1-7 and #9 consist of drawings made by Tudor while likely an apprentice. Sketchbook #8 contains drawings made while working for White, Allom & Co. Notable clients include "Dr. A", "R.G.L." The scrapbook contains clippings and photographs presumably from his professional practice as some of the photographs are labeled "E.J. Tudor." Notable projects include the Rolling Rock Club (Pennsylvania), Dixon House (unknown location), Hampton Court (England), Whitemarsh Hall (England), Mellon Institute (Pittsburgh) and Henry C. Frick (New York). Other papers include correspondence related to the design of the Interchemical Corporation offices, collected print material, 21 photo negatives depicting various travel sites and 13 color charts arranged by manufacturer. The collection also contains lantern slides, which were used by Tudor to teach interior design at New York University. The slides show architectural views and details particularly English, French and American designs as well as interior views, details and furniture.

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Using the Collection

Access Restrictions

This collection is available for use by appointment in the Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For further information and to make an appointment, please call (212) 854-4110 or email avery-drawings@libraries.columbia.edu.

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Columbia University is providing access to the materials in the Library's collections solely for noncommercial educational and research purposes. The unauthorized use, including, but not limited to, publication of the materials without the prior written permission of Columbia University is strictly prohibited. All inquiries regarding permission to publish should be submitted in writing to the Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University. For additional guidance, see Columbia University Libraries' publication policy.

In addition to permission from Columbia University, permission of the copyright owner (if not Columbia University) and/or any holder of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) may also be required for reproduction, publication, distributions, and other uses. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of any item and securing any necessary permissions rests with the persons desiring to publish the item. Columbia University makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the materials or their fitness for a particular purpose.

Preferred Citation

Evan J. Tudor furniture and interior design drawings and papers, 1908-1956, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library. Department of Drawings and Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nicole Lindberg Richard in 2014.

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion February 28, 2015 Finding aid written in English.
    2015-02-28 File created.

CLIO ID: 11264277 View CLIO record

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Index Terms

The names and terms listed below are represented in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a consortial/union catalog offered by OCLC that allows users to search the holdings of multiple archives and libraries.

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Subjects (Corportate Name)

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White Allom & Co.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subject (Personal Names)

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Meyer, Robert.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subject (Topics)

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Design--20th century--United States.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Furniture design--United States--Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Furniture design--England--Designs and plans.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Interior design.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Type of Materials

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Architectural drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architectural reprographic prints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clippings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Correspondence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mixed media drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographic print negatives.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Printed papers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Sketchbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Typescript papers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lantern slides.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Evan James Tudor was born in Shropshire, England in 1885. He immigrated to the United States in 1915 and worked as a draftsman for White, Allom & Co., a prominent design firm. In 1925, Tudor joined the New York University faculty as a part-time Assistant Professor of Fine Arts while continuing to design furniture, eventually starting his own practice with an office at 150 Haven Avenue.

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