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Delbert Bingham papers

 Collection
Identifier: 14-01-02-003

Scope and Contents

This collection contains high school and Weber Jr. College receipts and memorabilia, as well as biographical information.

Dates

  • 1932-2010
  • Majority of material found in 1936-1938
  • Other: Date acquired: 20110000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical or Historical Information

Delbert John "Bus" Bingham was born to Adelbert W. Bingham and Hannah Rhodelpha Knight on February 7, 1915 in Ogden, Utah. His mother assed away during the 1918 flu epidemic and his grandmother, Hannah Bingham, cared for him for two and a half years until his father married Mary Pearl burton. He attended local schools in Ogden, West Ogden and Marriott. Delbert graduated from Weber High School, Weber State Junior College and Utah State University. While at Weber, Delbert was the 1938 treasurer of the W Club and a member of the basketball and wrestling teams. At Utah State, he was a member of Sigma Chi and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. He played basketball as a forward on championship teams, three times "All Conference," and Conference high scorer during the 1939 NCAA Tournament while at Utah State. Delbert served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a glider pilot during World War II. He spent 30 months overseas in the North African and European theaters. "Bus" received the Air Medal for his mission in "Market Garden." Upon completing his military service, Delbert decided to go into business for himself as a food distributor. On August 6, 1945, he married Inez Taylor Winkler. They had five daughters. Inez passed away in 1999. Delbert passed away on May 10, 2010. He has 21 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically

Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical access restrictions.

Technical Access Requirements

There are no technical access restrictions.

Custodial History

Material was purchased from a local antique shop (2011-026).

Source of Acquisition

Stewart Library

Method of Acquisition

Purchased by the Stewart Library from a local antique shop in 2011.

Accruals and Additions

No accruals are expected.
Author
Jamie Weeks, 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Weber State University Archives Repository

Contact:
3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408