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).
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.
Number of containers: 6 boxes, 17 cartons, 1 oversize box, 3 volumes, 1 restricted box
Linear feet: 23.5
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Collection is open for research, with the following exception: Contents of Box 7 are restricted until August 2014 except for
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