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Todd-Bingham memorabilia collection

Call Number: MS 496F

Scope and Contents

The Todd-Bingham Memorabilia Collection consists of printed matter from the Todd-Bingham Collection (MS 496A-496F) that was not easily identified as belonging to any one person. For example, in the Memorabilia Collection there are a number of astronomy pamphlets, which may have been collected by either David Peck Todd or Millicent Todd Bingham. The same applies to the various art exhibit, drama, and music programs. Hence, in addition to that in the Memorabilia Collection, similar printed material can be found in the Loomis-Wilder Family Papers (MS 496A), the David Peck Todd Papers (MS 496B), the Mabel Loomis Todd Papers (MS 496C), and the Millicent Todd Bingham Papers (MS 496D).

The Memorabilia Collection, which ranges in date from 1832 to 1963, is divided into three series. Series I, consisting of twenty-five boxes, includes programs, pamphlets, and printed material. The items are arranged alphabetically according to subject. Of note are the many travel brochures of the United States and other parts of the world.

Series II, totalling seven boxes, contains journals, periodicals, and books. The journals and periodicals are arranged alphabetically by title. The books are arranged alphabetically by type, for instance music or children's books.

Six boxes of travel postcards compose Series III. The cards are arranged alphabetically by country and include scenes of the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. There is also a group of cards arranged alphabetically by subject.

In addition there are six oversize boxes and a folio which contain magazines, books, sheet music, and maps.


  • 1832-1962

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Existence and Location of Copies

Additional information not yet available in the online version of the finding aid exists in the repository. Contact Manscripts and Archives for assistance.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown, though much of the material in this collection is likely in the public domain. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the papers of David Peck Todd, Mabel Loomis Todd, Loomis-Wilder Family, and Millicent Todd Bingham.


Arranged in three series: I. Programs, Pamphlets, and Printed Matter. II. Journals and Periodicals. III. Postcards.

Related Material

Related material: Loomis-Wilder Family Papers (MS 496A)

Related material: David Peck Todd Papers (MS 496B)

Related material: Mabel Loomis Todd Papers (MS 496C)

Related material: Millicent Todd Bingham Papers (MS 496D)

Related material: Todd-Bingham Picture Collection (MS 496E)


18 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The collection consists of theater, concert, art exhibition and circus programs; pamphlets; periodicals; books; travel literature; dance cards; maps; sheet music; calling cards; engravings of paintings; advertising literature; and postcards assembled from the David Peck Todd, Mabel Loomis Todd, Loomis-Wilder Family, and Millicent Todd Bingham Papers in the Yale University Library. Taken together these items document three generations of the life of a cultivated family in the 19th and 20th centuries. Of exceptional interest is the collection of postcards, many of which date from ca. 1905-1918 and show European scenes in the pre-World War I era. The books include children's books (1855-1856), poetry, short stories, essays, and music.

Guide to the Todd-Bingham Memorabilia Collection
compiled by Nancy L. Fappiano and Miriam Levi
August 1981
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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