|Avery Drawings & Archives Collections|
At a Glance
This collection is made up of three series: Series I: Drawings; Series II: Professional Papers; Series III: Latern Slides
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.
Using the Collection
Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
Restrictions on 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Permission to publish must be obtained in writing from the Director, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, 1172 Amsterdam Ave., MC 0301, New York, NY 10027.
Evan J. Tudor furniture and interior design drawings and papers, 1908-1956, Department of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--This collection was a gift from Robert Twombly to Avery Library in 1993 (1993.009) as well a gift of unknown provenance (1000.102).
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
This collection was processed by Nicole Lindberg Richard in 2014.
2015-02-28 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
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.