Binns, Edward (1916-1990)

The Edward Binns collection includes manuscripts, personal memorabilia, printed material, photographs, and audio and video recordings.

Manuscripts in the collection include a draft and a notebooks for An Actor Survives, by Binns and Nick Hollander; a short piece by Binns on funding for arts and the theatre; and various lectures and notes by Binns.

Personal memorabilia in the collection includes awards and certificates from the Minneapolis Vocational High School, the Penn State Thespieans (1973), the Screen Actor’s Guild, and the Actor’s Fund. 

Printed material in the collection includes newspaper articles about various plays and the theatre in general; as well as some material for Binns’ one-man show about Chief Joseph.

Photographs in the collection include a photo album containing photos of Binns in the Army, photos of his family and postcards; photos of Binns, including one inscribed to his wife; and various photos of play programs, sculptures, theatre performances, and Binns’s family.

Audio recordings include cassettes tapes of Binns’s reading of Albert Camus’s The Stranger; and long-playing records of various readings and performances by Binns.  Also present is a video cassette recording of Leonard Maltin’s tribute to Hollywood legends in Entertainment Tonight (Dec. 10, 1990).

Notable Figures
1. Binns, Edward, 1916-1990
Associated Subjects
1. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
2. Motion picture industry
3. Motion pictures – United States
4. Actors -- United States
5. Theater – United States
6. Television – United States
7. Photographs