Papers of Mary Caperton Bingham and Barry Bingham, 1929-1953
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Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
2.25 linear feet (1 carton, 3 file boxes)
Carton 1 contains the original letters, with a full set of photocopies in boxes 2-4. The originals are closed to research except when a photocopy is illegible.
In 1931 she married Barry Bingham. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, on February 10, 1906, and graduated from Harvard in 1928, Barry Bingham was successively a reporter, secretary, and associate publisher of the Courier-Journal and the Louisville Times, and editor and publisher from 1945 to 1971. Mary Caperton Bingham became vice-president and a director of both newspapers and of WHAS, Inc., of which Barry Bingham was chairman. They had five children, two of them now deceased. For additional biographical information, see entries in Who's Who in America.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Mary (Caperton) and Barry Bingham papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Mary Caperton Bingham and Barry Bingham in November 1981.
- Carton 1: 1-23
- Box 2: 24-32
- Box 3: 33-39
- Box 4: 40-46
By: Rina Auerbach
- Bingham, Mary Caperton, 1904-1995. Papers of Mary Caperton Bingham and Barry Bingham, 1929-1953: A Finding Aid
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