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David Tudor papers, 1800-1998, bulk 1940-1996

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Tudor (David) papers
Series VII. Personal, 1940-1994 19 boxes
Personal materials are those concerning Tudor's personal life and interests: handwritten recipes; personal documents such as driver's licenses, passports, and birth cirtificates; notes and typed excerpts on spiritualism; newsletters and catalogs from the Anthroposophical Society; notes with addresses, phone numbers and lists, but also some material which relates to personal research, mathematics and his work; and personal objects. Some materials in this series were donated by Tudor's sister, Joy Nemiroff.
Arrangement
Materials are arranged topically.
box folder
99 1-13 Recipes, undated
A large quantity of handwritten recipes and some clippings. Includes a notebook of Tudor's favorite recipes.
flatfile
28** Pasta posters, 1981, undated
box folder
100 1-18 Health and personal documents, 1944-1945, 1974
Includes notes on herbal remedies, a book on herbs, Tudor's x-rays (1974), draft rejection notices (1944-1945), driver's licenses, social security card, passports, and birth certificates. 1 folder of 15 personal documents and notes (related to Tudor health and vital statistics), from Tudor's sister, Joy Nemiroff (folder 18).
box folder
101 1-11 Spiritual, undated
Includes typed and handwritten excerpts and notes concerning Buddism, astrology, tarot and philosophy, and a typescript portion of G. Wachsmuth's "The etheric in science, art and religion" (see also Notes, boxes 106-107).
Anthroposophical Society, 1940-1994, undated
Mostly newsletters and catalogs.
box folder
102 1-7 1940-1965
box folder
103 1-6 1966-1970
box folder
104 1-11 1971-1983
box folder
105 1-6 1984-1994, undated
Notes, 1950s-1990s, undated
This and the following five boxes contain mostly handwritten, and occassionally typed, notes by Tudor, most of which consist of addresses, phone numbers and lists. Some of the notes from the 1950s are especially interesting: library checkout slips for books pertaining to India, cooking, and spiritualism (see also box 101); two thick folders with algebraic equations; lists of compositions and programs; and some working notes for performances. Other noteworthy materials are excerpts from spiritual texts (1960s) and preparations for a course (1970s). From the 1960s onward there are lists of expenses, food and equipment; travel itineraries; and drawings and notes for his electronic work. Some letters included.
box folder
106 1-3 1950s
box folder
107 1-16 1950s-1964
box folder
108 1-18 1965-1970
box folder
109 1-27 1970-circa 1983
box folder
110 1-21 circa 1979-1980s
box folder
111 1-25 1990s, undated
box
112-115 Personal objects, 1983, undated
Includes small wind instruments, an abacus, playing cards (probably used for performances), glasses, rulers, and a banner that reads "David Tudor - Electronic Music" (1983).
box
213*-214* Personal objects, undated
Place mats and flute.


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