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Guide to the Ursula Griswold Bingham Papers
BANC MSS 2000/42 cz  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Sketch
  • Scope and Content Note

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Ursula Griswold Bingham papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1882-1998
    Collection Number: BANC MSS 2000/42 cz
    Creator: Bingham, Ursula Griswold, 1908-1996
    Extent: Number of containers: 6 boxes, 17 cartons, 1 oversize box, 3 volumes, 1 restricted box

    Linear feet: 23.5
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    Berkeley, California 94720-6000
    Abstract: The Ursula Griswold Bingham Papers, 1882-1998, chronicles a woman's life from her beginnings in New England society in 1908 through her death in California in 1998. Spanning almost the whole of the 20th Century, the papers include correspondence with family and friends, diaries, travel files covering trips to China and Japan in the turbulent 1930's, and files relating to her volunteer work with the Pacific School of Religion and the Young Women's Christian Associations (YWCA).
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Languages Represented: English

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research, with the following exception: Contents of Box 7 are restricted until August 2014 except for designated family members. See collection file for list of permitted viewers.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate curator or the Head of Public Services for forwarding. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    Ursula Griswold Bingham papers. BANC MSS 2000/42 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Related Collections

    Title: Ursula Griswold Bingham pictorial collection,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 2000.071.
    Title: A lady's life : New England, Berkeley, China an oral history,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 89/84 c.
    Title: Woodbridge Bingham papers,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 87/114 cz
    Title: Woodbridge Bingham photograph collections,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC PIC 1991.048--PIC, BANC PIC 1987.054--B, BANC PIC 1988.045

    Materials Cataloged Separately

    • Photographs have been transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.
    • Maps have been transferred to the Map Room.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956.
    Bingham family.
    Travelers--Asia.
    Travelers--Iran.
    Family--History--20th century.
    Griswold family.

    Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Bingham, Ursula Griswold, 1908-1996.
    Bingham, Woodbridge.
    Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, Calif.)
    Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.
    Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A. National Board.

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Ursula Griswold Bingham Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by Evelyn Bingham Goodman on April 25, 2000.

    Biographical Sketch

    Ursula Griswold Bingham, born June 28 1908 in Greenwich, Connecticut, was the descendent of three governors of Connecticut. In 1928, she married Woodbridge Bingham, son of Hiram Bingham, a Governor and Senator from Connecticut. The couple settled in Berkeley, California where her husband became a Professor of Far Eastern History and the founder of the East Asiatic Institute at the University of California. Ursula accompanied Woodbridge on a number of trips to the Far and Middle East, living for two years in China and Japan before World War II.
    Mrs. Bingham served on the National Board of the Young Women's Christian Associations (YWCA) for two decades and for 35 years as a Trustee for the Pacific School of Religion.

    Scope and Content Note

    The Ursula Griswold Bingham Papers, 1882-1998, chronicles a woman's life from her beginnings in New England society in 1908 through her death in California in 1998. Spanning almost the whole of the 20th Century, the papers include correspondence with Ursula's daughters Anne, Clarissa, Evelyn and Marian, other family members and friends. Also included are diaries, travel files covering trips to China and Japan in the turbulent 1930's, and files relating to her volunteer work with the Pacific School of Religion and the Young Women's Christian Associations (YWCA).