Finding Aid to the Erwin Binder Papers MS.1232

Finding aid prepared by Anna Liza Posas
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2013


Title: The Erwin Binder Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.1232
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 Linear feet (1 folder)
Date: 1990-1992
Abstract: 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.

Use

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.

Processing history

Finding aid completed by Anna Liza Posas, 2013. Final publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Preferred citation

Erwin Binder Papers, 1990-1991, Braun Research Library, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.1232.

Access

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.

Biographical note

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.

Acquisition

Donated by Mrs. Diane Binder, 1998 February.

Scope and contents

This collection includes Binder's curriculum vittae, which includes a list of his art installations, exhibits, and published articles about Binder. The list documents Binder's accomplishments from 1977-1993. The collections also includes ephemera and magazine article clippings featuring Binder's artwork from 1990-1991.

Related Archival Materials note

Photographs in the Braun Research Library Photo Archives includes images of Erwin Bender for the casting and installation of the "Sequoyah Statue".

Administrative history note

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.
In January 2004, the merger of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, Museum of the American West (formerly known as the Museum of Western Heritage), and Women of the West Museum formed the Autry National Center.
The Libraries and Archives of the Autry consist of the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library. Both of which hold collections that provide a broad context for the Autry museum's artifact collections.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Binder, Diane
Binder, Erwin, 1934-
Articles
Clippings
Indian artists
Indian sculptors
Indian sculpture
Résumés (Employment)