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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.

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

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 reprographic prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Clippings (Information Artifacts) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lantern slides Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mixed media works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Printing paper Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sketchbooks Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
architectural drawings (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
negatives (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
typescripts 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.

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Series I: Drawings



Box 1 Folder 1 Double dresser #O1, undated

4 drawings



Box 1 Folder 2 Chest # O2 and #O2A, undated

5 drawings



Box 1 Folder 3 Double bed #O3, undated

1 drawing



Box 1 Folder 4 Night table #O4, undated

4 drawings



Box 1 Folder 5 [Table] #C4, undated

2 drawings



Box 1 Folder 6 Library desk #4D (Robert Myers), undated

2 drawings



Box 1 Folder 7 [Table] #H5, undated

2 drawings



Box 1 Folder 8 Chest #O6, undated

1 drawing



Box 1 Folder 9 Chest #7, undated

3 drawings



Box 1 Folder 10 Double bed #8, undated

1 drawing



Box 1 Folder 11 Sofa #R8, 1939

3 drawings



Box 1 Folder 12 Reception hall floor plan #8, undated

1 drawing



Box 1 Folder 13 Board room #9 and #9A, undated

3 drawings



Box 1 Folder 14 Regency type chess table #O9 and #OD9, undated

4 drawings



Box 1 Folder 15 [Table] #R9, undated

2 drawings



Box 1 Folder 16 Chair #R10, undated

2 drawings



Box 1 Folder 17 [Table] #O10, undated

1 drawing



Box 1 Folder 18 Sheraton type dumbwaiter #O11 and #OD11, undated

3 drawings



Box 1 Folder 19 Sheraton type pembroke table #O12 and #OD12, undated

4 drawings



Box 1 Folder 20 Regency end table #O13 , #OD13 , #331, undated

4 drawings



Box 1 Folder 21 Regency end table #O14 , #OD14, #330, undated

3 drawings



Box 1 Folder 22 Regency occasional table #O15 , #OD15, #332, undated

5 drawings



Box 1 Folder 23 [Table] #R18, undated

2 drawings



Box 1 Folder 24 Chest #O21, undated

4 drawings



Box 1 Folder 25 Double chest #O22, undated

3 drawings



Box 1 Folder 26 Night table #O23, undated

2 drawings



Box 1 Folder 27 Bed #O24, undated

1 drawing



Box 1 Folder 28 [Table] #R26, undated

2 drawings



Box 2 Folder 1 Reception room # 15 (Robert Meyer), 1953

3 drawings



Box 2 Folder 2 Board room #50, 1953

Additional creator: Robert Meyer, 2 West 46th Street, New York

1 drawing



Box 2 Folder 3 [Table] #E71, undated

Additional creator: Myers Minott Co., New York

1 drawing



Box 2 Folder 4 End table #189, 1941-42

3 drawings



Box 2 Folder 5 [End table] #194, 1941

1 drawing



Box 2 Folder 6 Regency table #218, 1942

2 drawings



Box 2 Folder 7 Regency cabinet #227, undated

1 drawing



Box 2 Folder 8 [Table] #234, 1942

3 drawings



Box 2 Folder 9 [Table] #235, 1942

3 drawings



Box 2 Folder 10 [Pool table] #239, 1942

5 drawings



Box 2 Folder 11 End table #241, 1942

3 drawings



Box 2 Folder 12 [End table] #242, 1942

3 drawings



Box 2 Folder 13 Side, dressing or regency table #257, undated

2 drawings



Box 2 Folder 14 Regency series #301, undated

19 drawings



Box 2 Folder 15 Drum table #344, undated

3 drawings



Box 2 Folder 16 Sofa table #345, undated

3 drawings



Box 2 Folder 17 Drum table #358, undated

2 drawings



Box 2 Folder 18 Book table #359, undated

1 drawing



Box 2 Folder 19 Console table #370, undated

3 drawings



Box 2 Folder 20 Console table #368, undated

3 drawings



Box 3 Folder 1 [Head boards], undated

6 drawings



Box 3 Folder 2 [Design for a sphinx], undated

5 drawings



Box 3 Folder 3 [Table and mirror], undated

2 drawings



Box 3 Folder 4 [Wall sections with paint instructions], undated

1 drawing



Box 3 Folder 5 [Table with drawer], undated

2 drawings



Box 3 Folder 6 [Doorways], undated

2 drawings



Box 3 Folder 7 [Desk], undated

1 drawing



Box 3 Folder 8 [Miscellaneous furniture designs], undated

8 drawings



Box 3 Folder 9 [Interiors], undated

4 drawings, client R.G.L.



Box 3 Folder 10 to 15 Interchemical Corporation offices (67 West 44th Street, New York, NY), 1950-56

Additional creators: Robert Meyer, 2 West 46th Street, New York; Schuman & Lichtenstein Architects, 369 Lexington Avenue, New York

94 drawings



Box 3 Folder 16 Vanadium Corporation of America (420 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY), 1953

Additional creators: Robert Meyer, 2 West 46th Street, New York; John Langenbacher Co. Inc., 550 Barry Street, New York

2 drawings



Box 4 Sketchbook #1, 1913

202 pages, plus additional pages tipped-in



Box 4 Sketchbook #2, 1914

157 pages, plus additional pages tipped-in



Box 4 Sketchbook #3, 1914

152 pages, plus additional pages tipped-in



Box 4 Sketchbook #4, 1914

180 pages, plus additional pages tipped-in



Box 5 Sketchbook #5, 1914

207 pages, plus additional pages tipped-in



Box 5 Sketchbook #6, 1914

263 pages, plus additional pages tipped-in



Box 5 Sketchbook #7 titled, "The five orders of Architecture", undated

220 pages, plus additional pages tipped-in



Box 4 Folder 1 Sketchbook #8, 1932-37

pp. 1-13, folder titled: 'Sketches. Interesting homes W A' [White, Allom & Co.] Clients include "Dr. A." and "R. G. L."



Box 6 Folder 1 to 9 Sketchbook #9, undated

pp. 1-169, plus 8 loose drawings from front of sketchbook

Series II: Professional papers



Box 7 Folder 1 to 5 Scrapbook, ca. 1936

pp. 1-98, plus loose sheets



Box 7 Folder 6 Correspondence relating to the Interchemical Corporation offices, 1950-53

Additional creator: Robert Meyer, 2 West 46th Street, New York



Box 7 Folder 7 A Trip Through the New Building of Mellon Institute, 1937



Box 4 Folder 2 Miscellaneous, 1908-38

2 covers of the Artist magazine ; 15 loose leaves from the Ladies Home Journal



Box 7 Folder 8 Photo negatives, undated

21 negatives depicting various travel sites, 1 b/w print possibly of Tudor



Box 8 Folder 1 Color charts, North American Society of Arts, Inc., 1925-31

5 items



Box 8 Folder 2 Color charts, Milton Bradley Co., undated

2 items



Box 8 Folder 3 Color charts, Milton Bradley Co., undated

3 items



Box 8 Folder 4 Color charts, The Modern Color Chart by Elizabeth Hoppin Lewis, 1931

1 item



Box 8 Folder 5 Color charts, The American Colorist by Faber Birren, 1939

1 item



Box 8 Folder 6 Color charts, Hiler Color Charts, undated

1 item



Box 8 Folder 7 Color charts, John Anthony Conner, undated

1 item



Box 8 Folder 8 Color charts, Taylor System of Color Harmony, undated

2 items



Box 8 Folder 9 Color charts, Devoe & Raynolds Co., Inc., 1922

1 item



Box 8 Folder 10 Color charts, Winsor & Newton, undated

1 item



Box 8 Folder 11 Color charts, Key to Color Harmony by Professor Karl M. Leuschner, 1930

1 item



Box 8 Folder 12 Color charts, The American Crayon Company, undated

1 item



Box 8 Folder 13 Color charts, Kem-Tone, undated

1 item

Series III: Lantern slides



Box 9 Architectural: English, Greek, Italian, Spanish, undated

72 slides



Box 10 Architectural: Chinese, Italian, Miscellaneous, undated

43 slides



Box 11 Architectural: American, Furniture: beds - woodwork, undated

45 slides, includes one slide box



Box 12 Furniture: beds - seating (chairs), undated

105 slides



Box 13 Furniture: seating (chairs) - tables, undated

105 slides



Box 14 Furniture: tables - woodwork, Tableware, undated

112 slides



Box 15 Interior: American - Pompeiian, Interior details: ceiling - flooring, undated

97 slides



Box 16 Interior details: fireplace - woodwork, undated

105 slides