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Finding Aid to the Erwin Binder Papers MS.1232
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Description
Erwin Binder, sculptor and veteran of the United States Air Force, was born in 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied at Otis Arts Institute located in Los Angeles, California in 1962. He sculpted the "Sequoyah Statue" that was placed in front of the Braun Research Library at the Southwest Museum in 1977. This collection includes Binder's curriculum vittae that lists Binder's accomplishments from 1977-1993. The collections also includes ephemera and magazine article clippings featuring Binder's artwork from 1990-1991.
Background
Erwin Binder, sculptor and veteran of the United States Air Force, was born in 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied at Otis Arts Institute in 1962. He sculpted the "Sequoyah Statue" that was placed in front of the Braun Research Library at the Southwest Museum in 1977. One of his most well-known pieces, "Requiem," was created in 1988 and funded by "a collection of proud patriots" assembled by actor Bob Hope and mayor of Burbank, California, Michael Hastings. The sculpture was installed in Burbank's Johnny Carson Park on Riverside Drive between Buena Vista and Bob Hope Drive.The library of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian began acquiring collections in 1908. In 1977, a new library structure was built, funded by Mr. and Mrs. C. Allan Braun. From then on the library officially became known as the Braun Research Library.
Extent
0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.