Guide to the Woodbridge Bingham Papers, 1876-1986

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Guide to the Woodbridge Bingham Papers, 1876-1986

Collection number: BANC MSS 87/114 cz

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

Contact Information:

Processed by:
Rosemary Evetts
Completed by:
Robin Tremblay-McGaw
Encoded by:
Campbell J. Crabtree
© 1996 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Woodbridge Bingham Papers,
Date: 1876-1986
Collection Number: BANC MSS 87/114 cz
Collector: Bingham, Woodbridge.
Extent: Number of containers: 44 boxes, 12 cartons, 1 oversize folder Linear feet: 33.5
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Collection contains family and professional correspondence, diaries, writings, subject files, scrapbooks, clippings, and other miscellaneous personal papers. Also included is material related to textbooks authored by Professor Bingham; materials related to his East Asiatic classes at the University of California, Berkeley; a 1980 doctoral dissertation (Johns Hopkins) about the Bingham family, by Char Miller; and an 1883 published genealogy titled The Woodbridge Record.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research, with one exception: Carton 11, folder 4 is sealed until 2000.

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 Head of the Manuscripts Division. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Woodbridge Bingham papers, BANC MSS 87/114 cz, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Related Collections

Title: Bingham Family Genealogical Material, 1631-1914,
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS 69/64 p
Title: Bingham Family Papers, [ca. 1810-1908],
Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS FILM P-N 148
Title: Records of the East Asia Teaching Training Committee, 1956-1965,
Identifier/Call Number: CU-53,
UC Archives

Materials Cataloged Separately

  • Photographs have been transferred to Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library, except for those used in the preparation of History of Asia, found in Carton 12.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Woodbridge Bingham Papers were given to The Bancroft Library by his wife, Ursula Griswold Bingham, on August 17, 1986 and March 19, 1987, with additions made on August 10, 1990.

Biography

Woodbridge Bingham decided to study Chinese history and language at a time when few people in the U. S. were doing so. As a result, he played a pioneering role in the development of East Asian studies in the United States. In 1924, when he began his studies, there were only a few universities in the entire country offering any Oriental courses and no professional organizations, associations, or publications for support. Bingham began his career at the University of California, Berkeley in 1937, teaching both undergraduate and graduate students the history and civilizations of Asia. The detailed syllabi and reading lists he created for his classes became his Southwest Asia: A Brief History and History of Asia. He was a founding member, in 1941, of the Far Eastern Association, whose purpose was to publish Far Eastern Quarterly (now the Journal of Asian Studies). Bingham served through 1953 as a member of the first board of directors and from 1941 to 1947 was also a member of the editorial advisory board; during 1947-1949, he edited the quarterly's News and Notes and News of the Profession sections.
In 1949 Bingham founded the University of California's Institute of East Asiatic Studies, and served as director until 1957. He was an advocate of the Faculty Fellows Program, which sought to foster closer ties between students and faculty by providing opportunities for communication outside the classroom, and served as the program's coordinator from 1963 to 1965. Although Bingham became an emeritus professor in 1969, his involvement as a Faculty Fellow lasted until 1977, when, as a member of the advisory board to a program known as CAL-in-the-UN, Bingham travelled to New York City to visit University of California student interns.
Woodbridge Bingham's strengths were his devotion to his subject area, his enthusiasm for teaching it, and his sincere interest in his students. He motivated his students to their maximum abilities, acting on their behalf far above and beyond the duty of an ordinary professor: he proposed, recommended, encouraged, and cheered them on. He not only advised them academically, but personally as well, helping them to obtain housing, financial aid, foreign travel connections, and employment. Time after time, grateful students wrote to ask Bingham for advice and direction and to thank him for his support, discipline, encouragement, suggestions, and the opportunities he provided to broaden their experience and widen their vision. Hilary Conroy and Frank Iklé, co-authors for A History of Asia, were former students.
The Binghams were an old, prominent, wealthy, and fascinating New England family. His father, Hiram (1875-1956), son of famous but penniless missionaries, in 1899 married Alfreda Mitchell, granddaughter and heiress of Charles L. Tiffany. An explorer, Hiram discovered Macchu Picchu in the Peruvian highlands in 1911. Later he was elected to the U. S. Senate from Connecticut. Woodbridge was the oldest of seven brothers: Alfred Mitchell, lawyer; Brewster, minister; Charles Tiffany, physician; Hiram (1903-1988), diplomat; Jonathon Brewster, congressman; and Mitchell, artist. Although younger than Woodbridge, Alfred eventually settled in as the Bingham family head. In the 1930s, Alfred edited and published Common Sense, a radical left-wing magazine, while Brewster and Mitchell became deeply involved with a group known as M.R.A. (Moral Re-Armament), which eventually emerged in the 1970s as Up With People. Only two of the brothers made their homes away from New England: Mitchell in Florida and Woodbridge in Berkeley, California.
On 28 June 1928, Woodbridge married a young woman of similar standing and background, Ursula Wolcott Griswold. They had four daughters: Anne (b. 1929), Clarissa (b. 1931), Evelyn (b. 1938) and Marion (b. 1940). By 1930 Woodbridge and Ursula had relocated from the East Coast to Berkeley for reasons of Woodbridge's health and to enable him to begin his Ph.D program at the University of California. During 1934, with two children under age 6, they moved to Beijing (then called Peiping), China where they remained until he joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley in 1937.
Bingham was also a career naval reserve officer, primarily involved in translation and research. During World War II, he was attached to the Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific Ocean Areas and later, the Office of Strategic Services.
Woodbridge Bingham died 5 May 1986. His ashes were buried in the family cemetery in Salem, Connecticut.

Scope and Content

The Woodbridge Bingham papers, 1876-1986, consist primarily of correspondence from the years 1902 through 1986, as well as journals and daily diaries kept while traveling, and his writings and course textbook materials, including correspondence with co-authors, editors, researchers, and fellow colleagues. Also includes miscellaneous personal and family papers, clippings, subject files, and scrapbooks.
Bingham's professional correspondence deals largely with details of conferences, publications, research, translations, and his students' difficulties and accomplishments. The strength of the collection is in its family correspondence, which will be of most interest, perhaps, to social historians and women's studies scholars. Throughout his life, Woodbridge was a faithful correspondent to his large and extended family. His mother, Alfreda, wrote nearly every week and his brother, Alfred, was his most reliable correspondent.
After becoming engaged in September 1926, Woodbridge left for a year of study in China. While this collection lacks the letters from Woodbridge to his fiancée, Ursula Wolcott Griswold, she wrote to him nearly every day. While summers in Connecticut, research trips, World War II, and Ursula's own professional life as a YWCA national board member separated them many times during the next 60 years, each time Ursula renewed their correspondence. Her letters during the Connecticut summers are particularly interesting, as they give day-to-day accounts of life with both of their extended families.
Bingham's four daughters, who attended boarding school and college away from home, also became faithful letter-writers. Eventually Evelyn settled in the San Francisco Bay area, but the others made their homes elsewhere. The letters from Anne, a medical doctor, particularly indicate the difficulties involved for a bright, motivated woman in dealing with the traditional role of women still dominant in the 1950s.
In addition to his immediate family members, Woodbridge carried on a significant correspondence with grandchildren, in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins, and assorted near-family members. These include, but are not limited to, Ursula's family, the Griswolds, on her father's side, and the Sloanes, on her mother's side; Cousin Kate Reynolds from Woodbridge's father's side; and his nephew, Nathaniel Shaw Bingham. Also included is Woodbridge's Yale roommate and life-long friend, Jerry Bartholomew and his family. While there is abundant correspondence with other family members, letters concerning certain personal events, of family divorce and remarriage, are conspicuously absent. The family correspondence does more than simply chronicle events in the Bingham family; it reflects sixty years of social change in America: radical politics, religion, divorce, inheritance, child-rearing, diminishing wealth, changes in family structure, and the evolving role of women.

Container List

Boxes 1-10

Series 1. Outgoing Correspondence, 1902-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Personal and professional letters of Woodbridge Bingham. Incoming (and outgoing, as well as neither to nor from) letters also appear in three general subject files in carton 7: folder 20 concerns an embezzlement charge against an old family friend, J. R. Moulthrop; Navy correspondence is found in folders 24-27; and, folder 33 concerns a takeover threat at Tiffany & Company. Correspondence with Bingham's co-authors and publishers is also found among the textbook materials in Series 12.
Box 1, folder 1

Fragments n.d.

Physical Description: (14 items)
folder 2

Letters n.d.

Physical Description: (16 items)
folder 3

Letters 1902-1919

Physical Description: (12 items)
folder 4

Letters 1920

Physical Description: (10 items)
folder 5

Letters 1923

Physical Description: (9 items)
folder 6-7

Letters 1924

Physical Description: (36 items)
folder 8-14

Letters 1925

Physical Description: (67 items)
folder 15

Letters 1926

Physical Description: (9 items)
Box 2, folder 1-5

Letters 1926

Physical Description: (67 items)
folder 6-9

Letters 1927

Physical Description: (45 items)
folder 10-11

Letters 1928

Physical Description: (40 items)
folder 12

Letters 1929

Physical Description: (9 items)
Box 3, folder 1

Letters 1930

Physical Description: (13 items)
folder 2-3

Letters 1931

Physical Description: (24 items)
folder 4-5

Letters 1932

Physical Description: (36 items)
folder 6-7

Letters 1933

Physical Description: (48 items)
folder 8-9

Letters 1934

Physical Description: (38 items)
folder 10-13

Letters 1935

Physical Description: (55 items)
Box 4, folder 1

Letters 1935

Physical Description: (19 items)
folder 2-4

Letters 1936

Physical Description: (56 items)
folder 5-6

Letters 1937

Physical Description: (67 items)
folder 7-10

Letters 1938

Physical Description: (109 items)
folder 11-13

Letters 1939

Physical Description: (67 items)
folder 14-19

Letters 1940

Physical Description: (144 items)
Box 5, folder 1

Letters 1940

Physical Description: (29 items)
folder 2-7

Letters 1941

Physical Description: (206 items)
folder 8-9

Letters 1942

Physical Description: (61 items)
folder 10

Letters 1943

Physical Description: (2 items)
folder 11

Letters 1945

Physical Description: (13 items)
folder 12-16

Letters 1946

Physical Description: (201 items)
folder 17-20

Letters 1947

Physical Description: (185 items)
Box 6, folder 1-5

Letters 1948

Physical Description: (219 items)
folder 6-11

Letters 1949

Physical Description: (227 items)
folder 12-14

Letters 1950

Physical Description: (142 items)
folder 15-17

Letters 1951

Physical Description: (90 items)
folder 18-19

Letters 1952

Physical Description: (61 items)
folder 20-21

Letters 1953

Physical Description: (69 items)
Box 7, folder 1-2

Letters 1954

Physical Description: (55 items)
folder 3-4

Letters 1955

Physical Description: (79 items)
folder 5-8

Letters 1956

Physical Description: (141 items)
folder 9-11

Letters 1957

Physical Description: (113 items)
folder 12-13

Letters 1958

Physical Description: (70 items)
folder 14-15

Letters 1959

Physical Description: (73 items)
folder 16-20

Letters 1960

Physical Description: (156 items)
Box 8, folder 1-4

Letters 1961

Physical Description: (110 items)
folder 5-7

Letters 1962

Physical Description: (100 items)
folder 8-11

Letters 1963

Physical Description: (118 items)
folder 12-14

Letters 1964

Physical Description: (102 items)
folder 15-16

Letters 1965

Physical Description: (48 items)
folder 17-21

Letters 1966

Physical Description: (139 items)
Box 9, folder 1-4

Letters 1967

Physical Description: (115 items)
folder 5-7

Letters 1968

Physical Description: (97 items)
folder 8-10

Letters 1969

Physical Description: (102 items)
folder 11-12

Letters 1970

Physical Description: (67 items)
folder 13-15

Letters 1971

Physical Description: (79 items)
folder 16-17

Letters 1972

Physical Description: (87 items)
folder 18-19

Letters 1973

Physical Description: (91 items)
Box 10, folder 1-2

Letters 1974

Physical Description: (64 items)
folder 3-5

Letters 1975

Physical Description: (112 items)
folder 6-7

Letters 1976

Physical Description: (82 items)
folder 8-9

Letters 1977

Physical Description: (64 items)
folder 10-11

Letters 1978

Physical Description: (67 items)
folder 12-13

Letters 1979

Physical Description: (67 items)
folder 14-15

Letters 1980

Physical Description: (54 items)
folder 16

Letters 1981

Physical Description: (29 items)
folder 17

Letters 1982

Physical Description: (20 items)
folder 18

Letters 1983

Physical Description: (20 items)
folder 19

Letters 1984-1985

Physical Description: (28 items)
Boxes 11-37

Series 2. Incoming Correspondence, 1908-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Letters from family members arranged by order of relationship, and then chronologically.
Letters from others arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and then chronologically.
Divided into 5 sub-series: Letters from his wife, Ursula Wolcott Griswold Bingham; Letters from his daughters; Letters from other family members; Letters from specific individuals; and Letters from various individuals.
 

Letters from his Wife, Ursula Wolcott Griswold Bingham, 1926-1983.

Box 11, folder 1-3

Letters 1926

Physical Description: (26 items)
folder 4-11

Letters 1927

Physical Description: (84 items)
Box 12, folder 1-5

Letters 1928

Physical Description: (90 items)
folder 6-7

Letters 1929

Physical Description: (21 items)
folder 8-9

Letters 1930

Physical Description: (24 items)
Box 13, folder 1

Letters 1931-1932

Physical Description: (8 items)
folder 2-3

Letters 1932

Physical Description: (27 items)
folder 4-5

Letters 1933

Physical Description: (17 items)
folder 6

Letters 1934-1935

Physical Description: (14 items)
folder 7

Letters 1936-1939

Physical Description: (21 items)
folder 8-9

Letters 1942-1943

Physical Description: (22 items)
folder 10

Letters 1944

Physical Description: (25 items)
Box 14, folder 1-4

Letters 1944

Physical Description: (65 items)
folder 5

Letters 1945

Physical Description: (23 items)
folder 6

Letters 1946

Physical Description: (11 items)
folder 7

Letters 1947

Physical Description: (13 items)
folder 8

Letters 1948-1949

Physical Description: (14 items)
folder 9-10

Letters 1951

Physical Description: (20 items)
folder 11

Letters 1952

Physical Description: (25 items)
Box 15, folder 1-2

Letters 1953-1954

Physical Description: (36 items)
folder 3

Letters 1955

Physical Description: (28 items)
folder 4-5

Letters 1956

Physical Description: (30 items)
folder 6

Letters 1957

Physical Description: (11 items)
folder 7

Letters 1959-1961

Physical Description: (18 items)
folder 8

Letters 1962-1967

Physical Description: (18 items)
folder 9

Letters 1970-1983

Physical Description: (24 items)
 

Letters from his Daughters, 1938-1986

Box 16, folder 1

From his daughters 1943

Physical Description: (1 item)
folder 2-4

Anne Bingham 1938-1954

Physical Description: (88 items)
folder 5-7

Anne Bingham Pierson 1954-1976

Physical Description: (78 items)
folder 8-9

Anne Bingham Pierson Wright 1978-1985

Physical Description: (72 items)
folder 10-11

Clarissa Bingham 1939-1952

Physical Description: (40 items)
folder 12

Clarissa Bingham Brown 1953-1960

Physical Description: (19 items)
Box 17, folder 1

Clarissa Bingham Brown 1960-1971

Physical Description: (30 items)
folder 2-4

Clarissa Bingham Brown Junge 1970-1985

Physical Description: (66 items)
folder 5-6

Evelyn Bingham 1941-1970

Physical Description: (44 items)
folder 7

Evelyn Bingham Prosser 1971-1983

Physical Description: (13 items)
folder 8

Evelyn Bingham Prosser Goodman 1986

Physical Description: (1 item)
folder 9

Marion Bingham 1945-1960

Physical Description: (30 items)
folder 10-11

Marion Bingham Hubbell 1960-1985

Physical Description: (54 items)
 

Letters from other Family Members, 1903-1985

Box 18, folder 1-14

Bingham, Alfred Mitchell 1917-1984

Physical Description: (385 items)
Box 19, folder 1-3

Bingham, Brewster 1917-1983

Physical Description: (107 items)
folder 4-6

Bingham, Charles Tiffany 1922-1985

Physical Description: (102 items)
folder 7

Bingham, Hiram (1831-1908) 1903-1906

Physical Description: (4 items)
folder 8-15

Bingham, Hiram (1875-1956) 1908-1955

Physical Description: (161 items)
Box 20, folder 1-3

Bingham, Hiram (1903-1988) 1920-1984

Physical Description: (64 items)
folder 4-6

Bingham, Jonathon Brewster 1919-1982

Physical Description: (132 items)
folder 7-9

Bingham, Mitchell 1924-1985

Physical Description: (109 items)
folder 10

Bingham, Suzanne Hill Carroll 1955-1957

Physical Description: (7 items)
Box 21, folder 1-11

Bingham, Alfreda Mitchell 1917-1925

Physical Description: (225 items)
Box 22, folder 1-10

Bingham, Alfreda Mitchell 1926-1941

Physical Description: (200 items)
Box 23, folder 1-5

Gregor, Alfreda Mitchell Bingham 1942-1967

Physical Description: (139 items)
folder 6-8

Mitchell, Annie O. 1918-1936

Physical Description: (71 items)
 

Letters from Specific Individuals, 1918-1985.

Box 24, folder 1

Acker, William R. B. 1929-1979

folder 2

Amiss, Bernard 1956-1962

folder 3

Angell, Molly 1922-1926

folder 4

Babb, James T. (James Tinkham), 1899-1968 1948-1959

folder 5-6

Baldwin, Frances Elizabeth, 1899- 1921-1924

folder 7

Bankers Trust Company (New York, N. Y.) 1937-1941

folder 8-11

Bartholomew, Jeremiah H., Jr. 1924-1985

folder 12

Bartholomew, Jeremiah H., Sr. 1938-1953

folder 13

Benner, Frederic C. 1935-1956

folder 14

Biggerstaff, Knight, 1906- 1931-1948

folder 15

Bingham, Frances Beach 1940-1983

folder 16-17

Bingham, June Rossbach, 1919- 1941-1982

folder 18

Bingham, Kathleen Howell 1929-1956

Box 25, folder 1

Bingham, Nathaniel Shaw 1948-1978

folder 2

Bingham, Norris Nevins 1935-1951

folder 3

Bingham, Rose Beach 1935-1959

folder 4

Bingham, Sylvia Knox 1935-1944

folder 5

Bishop, C. W. 1932-1941

folder 6

Black, Carol & John 1944-1985

folder 7

Blackmore, Michael 1964-1968

folder 8

Blackmore, Thaung 1963-1973

folder 9

Blue, Rhea Camilla 1945-1950

folder 10

Bock, Felicia G. 1966-1976

folder 11

Bodde, Derk, 1909- 1936-1948

folder 12

Boehm, Eric H., 1918- 1958-1961

folder 13

Boodberg, Peter Alexis, 1903- 1935-1966

folder 14

Bradford, Standish 1920-1977

folder 15

Brill, E. J., 1901- 1930-1949

folder 16

Brokaw, R. Miriam 1956-1961

folder 17-18

Brown, Delmer Myers, 1909- 1940-1960

folder 19

Brown, Clarissa 1974-1976

folder 20

Brown, Edward O., Jr. 1968-1984

folder 21

Brown, Edward O., Sr. 1954-1968

folder 22

Brown, Phyllis Wyatt 1966-1984

folder 23

Brown, Marion Sloane 1960-1984

folder 24

Cameron, Frances Baldwin 1959-1976

folder 25

Carter, Edward C. 1933-1947

folder 26

Chan, David B. 1957-1981

folder 27

Chapin, Helen Burwell, 1892-1950 1939-1948

folder 28

Chase, George Henry, 1874-1952 1931-1934

folder 29

Cheung, Hok-ming (Frederick) 1975-1978

folder 30

Chiu, A. Kaiming 1931-1949

folder 31

Christian, John Leroy, 1902-1945 1938-1942

folder 32

Chu, Shih-chia 1948-1950

Box 26, folder 1

Clubb, O. Edmund (Oliver Edmund), 1901- 1953-1985

folder 2

Commercial Press (Shanghai, China) 1929-1950

folder 3

Coney, Donald, 1901-1973 1945-1960

folder 4

Connecticut Bank & Trust Company 1967-1971

folder 5

Conroy, Hilary F., 1919- 1949-1984

folder 6

Cook, Jane M. 1949-1950

folder 7

Crandall, Robert W. 1956

folder 8

Creamer, James W. 1970-1973

folder 9

Deutsch, Monroe E. (Monroe Emanuel), 1879-1955 1932-1947

folder 10

Dowler, Lawrence 1977-1979

folder 11

Dwight & Scoville 1937-1941

folder 12

Eldridge, Harry 1929-1970

folder 13

Elisseeff, Serge, 1889- 1935-1948

folder 14

Fahs, Charles Burton 1936-1949

folder 15

Fairbank, John King, 1907- 1938-1979

folder 16

Fairbank, Wilma 1938-1949

folder 17

Feng, Chia-sheng 1936-1947

folder 18

Ferguson, John Calvin, 1866-1945 1925-1938

folder 19

Field, Frederick Vanderbilt, 1905- 1936-1940

folder 20

Field, Henry, 1902- 1932-1967

folder 21

First Congregational Church (Berkeley, Calif.) 1941-1950

folder 22

Fleming, Ken 1955-1969

folder 23

Fowler, Norris Nevins Bingham 1960

folder 24

Frankel, Hans H. (Hans Hermann), 1916- 1949-1970

folder 25

Gardner, Charles S. (Charles Sidney), 1900- 1927-1948

folder 26

Gillett, Marion & Clarence 1937-1940

folder 27

Ginner, Margaret E. 1960-1982

folder 28

Glasier, Herbert 1950-1951

folder 29

Gleysteen, Culver 1955-1974

folder 30

Gleysteen, Theodore Carter 1949-1958

folder 31

Goodrich, L. Carrington (Luther Carrington), 1894- 1932-1982

folder 32

Gould, Raphael 1962-1968

folder 33

Graves, Mortimer 1931-1970

Box 27, folder 1

Griffin, Clarissa Brown 1978-1984

folder 2

Griswold, Adela Sloane 1927-1930

folder 3

Griswold, Evelyn Sloane 1927-1942

folder 4

Griswold, William E. S., Sr. 1927-1957

folder 5

Griswold, William E. S., Jr. 1927-1982

folder 6

Hackett, E. Byrne 1941-1953

folder 7

Hampton, Albert 1930-1941

folder 8

Harvard University 1926-1930

folder 9

Hicks, John Donald, 1890- 1945-1950

folder 10-11

Hobart, R. Charles 1926-1954

folder 12

Holland, W. L. (William Lancelot), 1907- 1940-1960

folder 13

Howley, Robert J. 1956-1960

folder 14

Hubbell, William B., Jr. 1960-1984

folder 15

Hubbell, Brad 1972-1983

folder 16

Hubbell, Drika 1972-1984

folder 17

Huff, Elizabeth Willis, 1892- 1947-1973

folder 18

Hummel, R. Stuart 1939-1983

folder 19

Hung, William, 1893- 1930-1959

folder 20

Hurewitz, J. C., 1914- 1956-1962

folder 21

Iklé, Frank William, 1921- 1950-1984

folder 22

Jones, Juliette 1945-1974

folder 23

Kanda, Tateo 1938-1964

folder 24

Karnes, Thomas L. 1973-1979

folder 25

Kates, George N. (George Norbert), 1895- 1936-1950

folder 26

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Company 1929-1960

folder 27

Kerner, Robert Joseph, 1887-1956 1934-1949

folder 28

King, Frank H. H. 1969-1978

folder 29

Laai, Yi-faai, 1906- 1949-1950

folder 30

Larsen, Elizabeth 1968-1977

Box 28, folder 1

Lasker, Bruno, 1880-1965 1937-1957

folder 2

Latourette, Kenneth Scott, 1884-1968 1925-1964

folder 3

Learned, J. C. 1928-1931

folder 4

Leavens, Dickson Hammond 1926-1954

folder 5

Leavens, Marjorie B. 1955-1959

folder 6

Leupp, Harold Lewis, 1877-1952 1934-1941

folder 7

Light, Richard Upjohn, 1902- 1931-1951

folder 8

Lilienthal, Philip Eugene, 1914- 1947-1976

folder 9

Lin, Tung-chi, 1907- 1933-1980

folder 10

Lin, T. Y. (Tung-yen), 1911- 1948-1982

folder 11

Lo, Hsiang-lin 1936-1968

folder 12

Lundy, Frank A. 1940-1941

folder 13

Lusk, William T. 1918-1967

folder 14

McCune, George McAfee, 1908-1948 1939-1948

folder 15

Miller, Richard James, 1918- 1947-1961

folder 16

Moore, Henry A. 1933

folder 17

Morehouse, Ward, 1929- 1957-1967

folder 18

Morris, Virginia 1925-1927

folder 19

Moulthrop, J. R. 1930-1949

folder 20

Oakie, John H. 1938-1941

folder 21

Park, Richard Leonard 1956-1972

folder 22

Parson, James 1948-1981

folder 23

Paxson, Frederic L. (Frederick Logan), 1877-1948 1932-1946

folder 24

Peabody, Endicott 1920-1942

folder 25-26

Peake, Cyrus Henderson, 1900- 1933-1967

folder 27

Peking Union Book Store (Peiping, China) 1933-1937

folder 28

Pettus, William B. (William Bacon) b. 1860 1932-1945

folder 29

Pierson, Alexandra deForest 1974-1984

Box 29, folder 1

Pierson, Cordelia 1977-1983

folder 2

Pierson, George W. 1946-1973

folder 3

Pierson, Olivia 1969-1983

folder 4

Pierson, Richard N., III 1969-1985

folder 5-6

Pierson, Richard N., Jr. 1954-1981

folder 7

Pierson, Richard N., Sr. 1955-1960

folder 8

Pierson, Richard N., Sr., Mrs. 1954-1976

folder 9

Pilcher, John 1947-1974

folder 10-12

Pritchard, Earl 1941-1969

folder 13

Reynolds, Kate 1920-1950

folder 14

Robinson, Jay 1938-1957

folder 15

Roselund, David & June 1967-1971

folder 16

Rudolph, Richard C. 1947-1956

folder 17

Savelle, Max, 1896- 1940-1966

folder 18

Scalapino, Robert A. 1954-1979

folder 19

Schiff, Judith Ann 1967-1979

folder 20

Scranton, Charles W. & Company 1923-1930

folder 21

Security Storage Company of Washington (D.C.) 1956-1960

folder 22

Shores, Louis, 1904- 1946

folder 23

Sinclair, Lachlan M. 1937-1984

folder 24

Sloane, John 1964-1967

folder 25

Spencer, Robert Francis, 1917- 1936-1940

folder 26

Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1975 1934-1956

folder 27

Staley, Eugene, 1906- 1946-1949

folder 28

Stampp, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Milton) 1950-1963

Box 30, folder 1

Stevick, Guy L. 1973-1974

folder 2

Strong, Edward W. (Edward William), 1901- 1954-1964

folder 3

Teng, Ssu-yu, 1906- 1941-1962

folder 4

Tenney (Charles H.) & Company 1929-1930

folder 5

Thompson, Virgina McLean, 1903-[Adolf, Virginia Thompson, 1903-] 1951-1981

folder 6

Tsai, Stephen 1936-1975

folder 7

Tucker, Tiffany Bingham 1955-1956

folder 8-10

Union & New Haven Trust Company 1921-1955

folder 11

Wilbur, C. Martin (Clarence Martin), 1908- 1946-1977

folder 12

Williston, Emily 1928-1929

folder 13

Wilmer, Richard H. 1956-1962

folder 14

Woolf, Marvin B. 1971-1975

folder 15

Wright, Richard T. 1978-1985

folder 16

Wu, Kuang-yu, 1908- 1935-1949

 

Letters from Various Individuals, 1903-1985

Box 31, folder 1

Abbott - Aho 1919-1983

folder 2

Akaka - Allen 1931-1976

folder 3

Altrocchi - American 1931-1976

folder 4

Ames - Anstie 1920-1978

folder 5

Applegate - Astilla 1932-1972

folder 6

Atwater - Aydelotte 1926-1971

folder 7

Babcock - Bailey 1942-1968

folder 8

Baker 1921-1966

folder 9

Balamuth - Barrows 1926-1979

folder 10

Batholomew - Bayley 1927-1978

folder 11

Beadle - Benes 1926-1969

folder 12

Benjamin - Bevis 1926-1972

folder 13

Bingham, Abigail - Bingham, K. Farr 1936-1982

folder 14

Bingham, John H. L. - Bingham, Timothy W. 1944-1985

folder 15

Birch - Blair 1940-1985

folder 16

Blaisdell - Blumenthal 1937-1981

folder 17

Bodak - Book of the Month Club 1926-1977

folder 18

Borton - Bradley 1938-1977

folder 19

Braibanti - Brooks 1931-1975

folder 20

Brown - Brunner 1930-1982

folder 21

Buchanan - Byard 1932-1985

folder 22

Cabral - Carlisle 1938-1980

folder 23

Carlson - Cave 1939-1976

Box 32, folder 1

Chamberlain - Chappell 1929-1975

folder 2

Chase - Cherrington 1928-1983

folder 3

Chi - Chu 1927-1982

folder 4

Clapp - Cobb 1937-1978

folder 5

Cochrane - Condliffe 1938-197

folder 6

Congleton - Cox 1926-1980

folder 7

Craig - Cushing 1922-1964

folder 8

Daggett - Day 1937-1974

folder 9

DeBary - DeYoung 1946-1980

folder 10

Dibblee - Dittmer 1946-1982

folder 11

Dobey - Dowing 1928-1976

folder 12

Drake - Duhring 1934-1983

folder 13

Dungan - Eberhard 1920-1965

folder 14

Eddy - Embree 1940-1984

folder 15

Emeneau - Eustis 1937-1985

folder 16

Evans - Farley 1938-1960

folder 17

Farquhar - Ferris 1938-1969

folder 18

Figour - Fox 1927-1977

folder 19

Fraser - Gale 1930-1981

folder 20

Gammon - Gilbert 1936-1984

folder 21

Giles - Goodchild 1929-1979

folder 22

Goodell - Gray 1937-1979

Box 33, folder 1

Greene - Gregory 1926-1979

folder 2

Griffin - Grummen 1940-1980

folder 3

Guaranty - Hagemann 1923-1974

folder 4

Haines - Hammarberg 1927-1976

folder 5

Han - Harper 1939-1983

folder 6

Harrassowitz - Haswell 1933-1971

folder 7

Hatch - Hayhurst 1922-1972

folder 8

Healy - Heyns 1926-1984

folder 9

Hicks - Holden 1934-1975

folder 10

Holland - Horne 1928-1970

folder 11

Hosmer - Hoyt 1928-1975

folder 12

Hrdlicka - Huff 1925-1973

folder 13

Huger - Ideler 1925-1971

folder 14

Iliff - Isseido 1929-1985

folder 15

Jackson - James 1942-1984

folder 16

Jamieson - Jensen 1920-1981

folder 17

Joelson - Junge 1937-1981

folder 18

Kabir - Kelly 1926-1975

folder 19

Kemp - Kettler 1938-1969

folder 20

Kiang - Kinnard 1930-1975

folder 21

Kirk - Kortozian 1929-1984

Box 34, folder 1

Koskinen - Kublin 1945-1980

folder 2

Kuchel - Lamont 1932-1972

folder 3

Landon - Laufer 1932-1980

folder 4

League of Women Voters - Lessing 1939-1972

folder 5

Letiche - Lieurance 1941-1982

folder 6

Lin - Liu 1932-1981

folder 7

Lo - Lovenburg 1927-1981

folder 8

Ludwig - Lyon 1918-1981

folder 9

Ma - Madison 1920-1962

folder 10

Maecchen - Mantri 1934-1980

folder 11

Mark - Matsumoto 1919-1980

folder 12

Matuszewski - Mazour 1940-1974

folder 13

McBlair - McCune 1932-1975

folder 14

McDonald - McKillop 1936-1973

folder 15

McKinnon - Miles 1939-1982

folder 16

Mill - Milone 1931-1978

folder 17

Mirchin - Moon 1927-1979

folder 18

Moore - Murray 1926-1978

folder 19

Namkung - New Haven 1916-1984

folder 20

Newsom - Niehaus 1937-1971

folder 21

Niida - Noyes 1920-1974

folder 22

Oates - Oliver 1933-1973

Box 35, folder 1

Olivola - Overton 1918-1984

folder 2

Paine - Payson 1928-1983

folder 3

Peacock - Pfund 1923-1984

folder 4

Phi - Pineau 1932-1984

folder 5

Pocock - Potter 1929-1966

folder 6

Poulin - Pyle 1929-1970

folder 7

Quigley - Rauch 1941-1979

folder 8

Read - Reynolds 1937-1975

folder 9

Rhodes - Ristenpart 1923-1969

folder 10

Roberts - Rosinger 1928-1980

folder 11

Rossett - Ryerson 1938-1975

folder 12

Saito - Sander 1925-1971

folder 13

Sanderson - Sawyer 1941-1973

folder 14

Scanlon - Schleif 1930-1981

folder 15

Schmidt - Scranton 1930-1975

folder 16

Seabury - Shafer 1940-1979

folder 17

Shapere - Shively 1920-1979

folder 18

Sibley - Sinor 1937-1972

folder 19

Siple - Smith, Celia 1920-1973

folder 20

Smith, Evelyn - Sockman 1932-1985

Box 36, folder 1

Sohn - Springfield 1928-1971

folder 2

Stanford - Stephens 1929-1980

folder 3

Stephenson - Stilwell 1937-1971

folder 4

Stoker - Sturdy 1933-1972

folder 5

Su - Swisher 1940-1985

folder 6

Talbott - Teggart 1929-1981

folder 7

Teicholz - Titiev 1933-1980

folder 8

Todd - Treat 1930-1982

folder 9

Treutlein - Tsen 1918-1973

folder 10

Tsurumi - Tyson 1933-1984

folder 11

Union - Usinger 1937-1980

folder 12

Valyi - Vickery 1931-1981

folder 13

Vigezzi - Von Holt 1921-1971

folder 14

Wagenet - Walker 1921-1980

folder 15

Wallace - Watts 1936-1980

folder 16

Webb - Westerman 1930-1972

folder 17

Wheeler - Willenborg 1930-1982

folder 18

Williams - Wittfogel 1928-1980

folder 19

Wolf - Wotton 1934-1977

folder 20

Wright - Wu 1940-1976

folder 21

Yale - Yarwood 1934-1980

folder 22

Yen - Z'berg 1934-1980

Box 37, folder 1

From more than one family member 1919-1938

folder 2

From unidentified surname 1919-1982

folder 3

Undated n.d.

folder 4

Unidentified correspondence 1937-1983

folder 5

Fragments n.d.

folder 6

No surname - no date n.d.

folder 7

Illegible signatures 1903-1982

folder 8

Announcements 1930-1983

folder 9

Birthday cards 1981

folder 10

Business cards n.d.

folder 11

Cards n.d.

folder 12-13

Christmas cards 1927-1985

folder 14

Get well cards 1985

folder 15

Invitations 1919-1979

Box 38

Series 3. Letters to Ursula Wolcott Griswold Bingham, 1927-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and then chronologically.
Personal letters concerning family affairs.
Box 38, folder 1-11

A-Y miscellaneous 1929-1985

folder 12

Undated n.d.

folder 13

From unidentified surname 1927-1984

folder 14

Fragments 1937

Boxes 39-40, Box 43

Series 4. Letters neither to nor from Woodbridge Bingham, 1876-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of recipient, and then chronologically.
Letters primarily to other family members concerning family and personal matters.
Box 39, folder 1

To Bingham, Alfred M. (Alfred Mitchell), 1905- 1938-1982

folder 2-9

To Bingham, Clarissa Minerva Brewster 1887-1902

folder 10-15

To Bingham, Hiram (1875-1956) 1876-1952

folder 16

To Bingham, Hiram (1903-1988) 1928-1937

folder 17

To Bingham, Jonathon Brewster 1925-1963

folder 18

To Bingham, Suzanne Hill Carroll 1957

Box 43, folder 1

To Conroy, Hilary F., 1919- 1954-1984

folder 2-4

To Gregor, Alfreda Mitchell Bingham 1903-1966

folder 5

To Hubell, Marion Bingham 1961-1972

folder 6

To Ikle, Frank William, 1921- 1959-1984

folder 7

To Mitchell, Annie O. 1926-1936

folder 8

To Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1975 1945-1951

Box 40, folder 1

To unidentified surname 1949

folder 2-19

To A - Z miscellaneous 1913-1984

Carton 1, Box 44

Series 5. Diaries, Journals, and Speeches, 1921-1985.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged by document type, and then chronologically.
Day-to-day diaries, as well as journals kept while travelling. Also includes dated notes which Professor Bingham referred to as diary notes and notes of telephone conversations. Note cards for speeches primarily on East Asia, but also on the Bingham family. Box 44 contains daily appointment calendars, filed chronologically, which were a later addition to the collection.
Ctn. 1, folder 1-39

Diaries, diary notes, & journals 1921-1985

folder 40-46

Speeches 1933-1984

Box 44, folder 1-24

Daybooks [Daily appointment calendars] 1939-1985

Cartons 2-4; Carton 5, folders 1-84; Boxes 41-42

Series 6. Writings and Course Materials, 1922-1982.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Includes two drafts of his Ph.D. dissertation, journal articles, book reviews, transcripts of formal and informal speeches, biographical sketches, and other miscellaneous writings. Course materials—notes, exams, etc., were left as Professor Bingham filed them. Textbook materials are found in Series 12.
Ctn. 2, folder 1-16

Writings 1922-1932

Ctn. 3, folder 1-60

Writings 1949-1970

Ctn. 4, folder 1-80

Writings 1970-1982

Box 41, folder 1-7

Hiram Bingham: a personal history ca. 1980-1982

Box 42, folder 1-9

Hiram Bingham: a personal history ca. 1982-1984

Ctn. 5, folder 1-84

Course materials 1937-1968

Carton 5, folders 85-90; Carton 6; Carton 7, folders 1-46; Carton 12, folder 44

Series 7. Subject Files, ca. 1880-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject, with family material precedes other subjects.
Consists of miscellaneous material relating to family members and concerns as well as professional subjects. Carton 6, folders 18-19 contain a 1980 doctoral dissertation by Char Miller (Johns Hopkins University), titled Fathers and Sons: the Binghams and American Reform, 1790-1970; in folder 20 is The Woodbridge Record (1883), a published genealogy.
 

Bingham Family

Ctn. 5, folder 85-86

Bingham, Alfred Mitchell 1939-1970

folder 87

Bingham, Brewster 1935-1976

folder 88

Bingham, Charles Tiffany 1948

folder 89

Bingham, Hiram (1875-1956) 1919-1957

Ctn. 12, folder 44

Bingham, Hiram (1875-1956) 1928

Ctn. 5, folder 90

Bingham, Hiram (1903-1988) ca. 1947

Ctn. 6, folder 1-5

Bingham, Jonathan Brewster 1964-1983

folder 6

Bingham, June Rossbach 1952-1967

folder 7

Bingham, Mitchell 1947-1985

folder 8

Bingham, Nathaniel Shaw 1960-1963

folder 9

Bingham, Sylvia Doughty Knox 1906-1981

folder 10-11

Bingham, Ursula Wolcott Griswold 1931-1982

folder 12-13

Bingham family 1929-1982

folder 14

Goodman, Evelyn Bingham Prosser 1938-1984

folder 15

Hubbell, Marion Bingham 1957-1963

folder 16

Junge, Clarissa Bingham Brown 1937-1939

folder 17

Wright, Anne Bingham Pierson 1937-1974

folder 18-19

Fathers and Sons: the Binghams and American Reform 1980

folder 20

The Woodbridge Record 1883

 

General Subjects

Ctn. 6, folder 21-27

Addresses n.d.

folder 28

American Civil Liberties Union 1951-1958

folder 29

China Council (UC Berkeley) 1942-1946

folder 30

China 1928-1951

folder 31

Chinese art n.d.

folder 32

City Bank, Farmers' Trust Company v. Burnett Y. Tiffany & others 1933

folder 33

Committee for Far Eastern Policy n.d.

folder 34

Connecticut 1933-1978

folder 35

Copyright 1979

folder 36

Discussion Club (UC Berkeley) n.d.

folder 37

Early military 1924-1929

folder 38

East Asiatic library 1949-1983

folder 39

Farmers' Loan & Trust Company v. Burnett Y. Tiffany 1928

folder 40

Faculty Fellows Program 1963-1965

folder 41-43

Far Eastern Association 1948-1950

folder 44

First Congregational Church 1961-1968

folder 45

Griswold family 1927

folder 46-47

Groton School 1914-1970

folder 48-50

Gutteridge Memorial Fund 1969-1972

folder 51

Hamden Hall 1914

folder 52

Hawaii 1975

folder 53

Hawaiian Historical Society 1974-1976

Ctn. 7, folder 1

Hawaiian Mission Children's Society 1905-1982

folder 2

Honor societies 1931-1960

folder 3

Institute of East Asiatic Studies 1951

folder 4-5

Institute of International Studies 1955-1957

folder 6

Institute of Pacific Relations 1939

folder 7

Japanese American Citizens League 1941-1945

folder 8

Macchu Picchu 1934-1977

folder 9

Marriage ca. 1984-85

folder 10

Miscellaneous 1923-1980

folder 11

Missionaries 1968-1978

folder 12

Misson Mirror 1933

folder 13-19

Mitchell, Annie O. - estate 1934-1952

folder 20

Moulthrop, J. R., Col. ca. 1939-1954

folder 21

M. R. A. 1945-1957

folder 22-29

Navy 1941-1957

folder 30

New London Junior College (Ct.) 1939-1943

folder 31

Oriental writing n.d.

folder 32

Rockefeller Committee on Far Eastern & Slavic Affairs 1946-1948

folder 33

Secret societies 1931-1970

folder 34

Teheran Conference on Middle East Research 1959

folder 35

Tiffany & Company 1927-1955

folder 36

United Board for Christian Colleges in China 1948-1962

folder 37

Woman's College of New Haven 1939

folder 38-39

Yale-in-China 1923-1970

folder 40-45

Yale University 1923-1925

folder 46

Yenching School of Chinese Studies 1924-1932

Carton 7, folders 45-56

Series 8. Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1901-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Includes biographical material such as the annual bio-bibliography form required by the University
Ctn. 7, folder 47-49

Biographical material 1930-1978

folder 50

List of kodachromes 1955-1959

folder 51

Memberships 1916-1945

folder 52

Memorial service 1986

folder 53

Miscellaneous 1928-1970

folder 54

Personal property 1957-1973

folder 55

Ph.D. exam program 1932

folder 56

Union & New Haven Company—property management 1931-1937

folder 57

University of California appointment 1937-1957

folder 58

Visas, passports, travel passes 1924-1967

folder 59

Will 1952

Carton 7, folders 57-75

Series 9. Documents Relating to Family Businesses, 1928-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Contains reports, minutes, financial statements, etc. pertaining to Bingham family properties and businesses in Connecticut.
Ctn. 7, folder 60-62

The Camp 1966-1982

folder 63

Lone Pine Lawn Corporation 1932-1940

Ctn. 8, folder 1

Mitchell, Annie O. - trust for grandsons 1928-1945

folder 2

Mumford Dairies 1940-1945

folder 3-7

Salem Valley Corporation 1964-1983

folder 8

Scholarship Fund 1961

folder 9-11

Woodbridge Cemetery Association 1930-1972

folder 12

Woodbridge House 1953-1971

Carton 8, folders 1-22

Series 10. Newspaper Clippings, ca. 1924-1986.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.
Primarily subject files concerning family members and others, including one folder of wedding announcements and one of obituaries.
Ctn. 8, folder 13-34

Newspaper clippings 1924-1986

Carton 8, folders 23-29

Series 11. Scrapbooks, ca. 1920-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Seven scrapbooks, arranged chronologically. The earliest concerns his years at Yale, followed by one of miscellaneous family items. The remaining volumes document the conflict between China and Japan, 1935-1939, with many items from English language newspapers in China.
Ctn. 8, folder 35

Scrapbook 1920-1922

folder 36

Scrapbook 1922-1924

folder 37-41

Scrapbooks 1930-1939

Cartons 9-12, Oversize Folder 1.

Series 12. Textbook Materials, ca. 1930-1980.

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Arrangement of Professor Bingham retained: a rough topical order.
Concerns the textbooks published as History of Asia (in two volumes) and Southwest Asia: A Brief History, as well as Historical Leaders of China. Manuscript notes of each work are preceded by correspondence with his co-authors and publishers. Photographs pertaining to the History of Asia, arranged by volume and chapter, have been retained in the collection. Oversize folder of miscellany contains an historical chronology, maps, and various clippings.
 

Introduction to the History of Asia, 1954-1963.

 

Correspondence

Ctn. 9, folder 1

Bingham, Jonathan Brewster 1960

folder 2-6

Conroy, Hilary F., 1919- 1952-1962

folder 7-9

Iklé, Frank William, 1921- 1956-1962

folder 10-13

Allyn and Bacon, Inc. 1961-1963

 

Manuscript

Ctn. 9, folder 14-41

Editorial and miscellaneous material

folder 42-100

Drafts, by chapter

folder 101-104

Southwest Asia material

 

History of Asia, 1960-1974

 

Correspondence

Ctn. 10, folder 1-3

Conroy, Hilary F., 1919- 1969-1974

folder 4-6

Iklé, Frank William, 1921- 1969-1974

folder 7-16

Allyn and Bacon, Inc. 1960-1974

 

Manuscript

Ctn. 10, folder 17-26

General Revisions

folder 27-39

Volume I, final draft

folder 40-53

Volume I, preliminary draft

folder 54-74

Volume II, final draft

folder 75-88

Volume II, preliminary draft

 

Historical Leaders of China, 1958-1973

 

Correspondence

Ctn. 11, folder 1-3

Lo, Jung-pang, 1912-

folder 4

Lo, Jung-pang, 1912- [RESTRICTED UNTIL 2000] 1964-1965

 

Manuscript

Ctn. 11, folder 5-12

Editorial and publication material

folder 13-75

Drafts, by chapter and case study

 

Asiatic History Project

Ctn. 11, folder 76-95

Grant proposals and miscellaneous materials

 

Photographs

Ctn. 12, folder 1-43

from History of Asia, by volume and chapter

oversize Oversize, folder 1

Textbook miscellany—chronology, maps, clippings