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[There are still a few corrections to be made to the underlying data (and display of the married name permutations that John recorded), but generally this has shaped up well. The next step will be an extended view, which incorporates biographical notes, citations, etc.]
There will be many more examples of his search queries to come, and in the end an interface to allow user composed searches. If you would like to read more about the content of the database, here's a general description:
In response to your question, I can only note that John shows himself as resident in the Fellowship during the time he was supervising the construction of the Zimmerman house. My best guess would be that he did the same with everyone else as far as he knew -- I think this is intended to be members of the Fellowship, whether they were away on client business or not.
Correct me if I am interpreting these lists properly.
Based on my search for 1959: There were 106 apprentices (plus, FLW, OLW and ILW) on-site at either Taliesin or Taliesin West during that year?
This seems like a lot of people.
I had always heard that somewhere between 30 and 60 was a normal year.
When John died in 2011, these data tables were stuck in a DOS software application called DataEase. John had tried to move the data forward into a Windows version, but the conversion caused him to lose much of the existing structure so he left it in DOS ("I wasn't going to break it to fix it.") When I extracted the data through a very elaborate process (the old program could only export to long defunct formats, which also had to be converted at least once or twice again through other only slightly less defunct formats), I noticed that date fields were, in particular, getting distorted.
This came about because DataEase allowed "fuzzy dates" (e.g. ??/??/19-whatever), and of course current date formats do not. There are 4,468 records of individuals in the biographical table. 1,349 of these were associated with Mr. Wright either at Taliesin or in Oak Park. More than 500 were Apprentices, though that number increases if you count certain categories John devised to sort them.
I have by hand corrected the date fields where necessary, and may have missed a few. Turns out that John did not enter the death date for Bob Beharka (John was just starting his radiation treatment when Bob died), in another column, and that lapse dropped the dates you mention. I will fix that now, and I thank you for the assist.
(and thanks for telling me about his work on the Fawcett house, which Art Dyson has so beautifully restored).
As for the number of people at Taliesin in any given year, I heard during the time I was there that sometimes in the later years of Mr. Wright there were sometimes 100 people or more in the Fellowship. I forget who said it to me, but one of Seniors told me that it could seem crowded. I do not know these numbers for a fact, beyond what John recorded. His dates include family, musicians, artisans, and anyone else who was part of the community. In the end, this is what he entered from his research. My effort is to keep his achievement from being extinguished. Again, thanks for these comments. Everything helps me finish this for his collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries, where it will remain on-line.