Monday, July 2, 2012

Red, White, and Blueprint

Indianapolis architect Edward Pierre (1890-1971)  possessed "a high concern for both intelligent planning and individual responsibility," so it is no surprise that he responded wholeheartedly to President Dwight D. Eisenhower's 1960 challenge of the All American Resolution: "That a group of selfless, able and devoted citizens be formed outside of government, to define for America long range goals that would spur us on in our efforts, but would also meet the stern test of practical reality."

You can see more of Pierre's designs for the All American Resolution in the Pierre & Wright Architectural Records online collection. There you will find the numerous small house plans, logos, designs, reports, and promotional material he created for the project.

The Drawings + Documents Archive will be closed July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

 Images: Red, White, and Blueprint for America, ink on vellum, 1960s; Indianapolis Star article, July 3, 1960 [3-176.1] Pierre & Wright Architectural Records, Drawings + Documents Archive, Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries.

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