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Guide to Judy Nylon Collection on New York City Tenants' Rights MSS.583

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Nylon, Judy
Source - dnr: Nylon, Judy
Title: Judy Nylon Collection on New York City Tenants' Rights
Dates [inclusive]: 1999-2011
Abstract: Judy Nylon (Niland) (1948- ) is a multidisciplinary American artist and musician. The Judy Nylon Collection on New York City Tenants' Rights contains photographs, correspondence, tenants' rights publications, newspaper clippings, and other notes related to accusations of housing violations made regarding a New York City apartment building that Judy Nylon and other occupants rented.
Quantity: .50 Linear Feet in 1 manuscript box.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.583

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Biographical Note

Judy Nylon (Niland) (1948- ) is a multidisciplinary American artist and musician. While living in London in 1970, Nylon became half of the punk rock music group Snatch from 1976 to 1980, which also featured fellow American expat Patti Palladin. During the 1970s Nylon often collaborated with Welsh musician/producer John Cale. In 1974 she sang the lead female vocal section on the song "The Man Who Couldn't Afford to Orgy" on his album Fear . She subsequently performed with him at concerts and on other recordings, including his 1987 live album  Even Cowgirls Get the Blues. Along with Patti Palladin she also sang backing vocals with Johnny Thunders' All Stars on his early 1978 shows, which also featured members of The Only Ones.

Nylon's multi-disciplinary work focuses on international co-authorship and decentralized many-to-many style video storytelling. Since 2007 she has periodically contributed to the collective Aether9, who collaborate on multinational multi-streamed networked performances intending to develop low-cost, open-source, nomadic public art production. In 2010, Nylon contributed guest vocals to the Babylon By Car album by the French electronica group Bot'Ox.

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Scope and Contents

This collection (dated 1999-2011) contains photographs of apartment and building damage, correspondence, tenants' rights publications, newspaper clippings, and other notes related to accusations of housing violations made regarding a New York City apartment building that Judy Nylon and other occupants rent.

Arrangement

This collection has not been arranged by an archivist. The materials are listed in the order in which they were received from the donor.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Nylon, Judy

Document Type

  • Publications (documents)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Color photographs.
  • Correspondence.

Subject Topics

  • Housing -- Law and legislation -- United States.
  • Housing -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Landlord and tenant -- New York (State) -- New York

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use materials in the collection in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Judy Nylon Collection on New York City Tenants' Rights; MSS 583; box number; folder number or item identifier; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Judy Nylon, February 10, 2017. The accession number associated with this gift is 2019.046.

Processing Information

Material was kept in its original order and rehoused in acid-free folders and a box.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Rent and Management Notices and Renewals
1999-2011
Box: 1 Folder : 2-4 Notes, Photographs, Clippings
2000-2005, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 5-6 Legal Correspondence and Retainer
2002-2005
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Publications, Research
2002-2006

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