Avery Drawings & Archives Collections
 

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

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 11264277 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Tudor, Evan J., 1885-
Title Evan J. Tudor furniture and interior design drawings and papers, 1908-1956
Physical Description 5 print boxes; 266 drawings; 9 sketchbooks; 21 photonegatives; 8 boxes (lantern slides)
Language(s) 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 email avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is made up of three series: Series I: Drawings; Series II: Professional Papers; Series III: Latern Slides

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.

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 avery-drawings@library.columbia.edu.

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.

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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nicole Lindberg Richard in 2014.

Revision Description

2015-02-28 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found 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 catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Architectural drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Architectural reprographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lantern slides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mixed media drawings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographic print negatives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printed papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sketchbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Typescript papers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Design -- United States -- History -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Furniture design -- England -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Furniture design -- United States -- Designs and plans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Interior decoration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Meyer, Robert Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
White Allom & Co Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

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.