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A-96

Bonney, Thérèse, 1894-1978. Papers of Thérèse Bonney, 1931-1994 (inclusive), 1931-1965 (bulk): A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: A-96
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Thérèse Bonney, 1894-1978
Title: Papers of Thérèse Bonney, 1931-1994 (inclusive), 1931-1965 (bulk)
Date(s): 1931-1994 (inclusive), 1931-1965 (bulk)
Quantity: 0.2 linear feet (1/2 file box) plus 17 photograph folders)
Language of materials: Materials in English or French.
Abstract: Biographical information, correspondence, photographs, etc., of Thérèse Bonney, war correspondent, photographer, and philanthropist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 123, 251, 911, 1186. Accession number 94-M167 was added to the collection in January 2016.
The papers of Thérèse Bonney were given to the Schlesinger Library by Thérèse Bonney in May 1960, January 1961, and July 1965 and by Louis Baranowsky in November 1994.

Processing Information:

Revised inventory: March 1978
By: Ingeborg O'Reilly, Philip Sisson
Updated and additional material added: January 2016
By: Mark Vassar

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Thérèse Bonney as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Thérèse Bonney Papers, 1931-1964, 1994; item description, dates. A-96, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

SEPARATION RECORD

Donors: Thérèse Bonney
Accession numbers: 123, 251, 911, 1186
Processed by: Ingeborg O'Reilly and Philip Sisson
The following items have been removed from the collection and transferred to the Schlesinger Library Printed Materials Division:

BIOGRAPHY

Thérèse Bonney, internationally-known war correspondent, photographer, and philanthropist, was born in Syracuse, New York, and raised in California. She attended the University of California, and received her M.A. in Romance Languages from Harvard. After earning a Ph.D. at the Sorbonne in 1920, Bonney took up residence in Europe and worked as a photographer and photographic researcher. With the outbreak of World War II, Bonney became a war journalist and published a series of photographs notable for their depicting the ordeals of the European people during the war. After the war she translated European plays for the American theater, tried to promote European-American relations, and directed post-war relief programs.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection includes biographical information, correspondence, information about the Women's Land Army and the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps, and 238 of Bonney's photographs.
Additional material (accession number 94-M167) was added to the collection in January 2016. This material is located in #23.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

International cooperation
Journalists
Photographers
Photographs
World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief--Europe
World War, 1939-1945--Destruction and pillage--Europe--Pictorial works
World War, 1939-1945--Journalists
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
Women's Land Army (Great Britain)

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