The Thérèse Bonney photograph collection at The Bancroft Library consists chiefly of documentary photography taken in various
parts of Europe before and during World War II and portraits of well known artists and designers taken by Bonney while living
in Paris, France. Also present are images documenting Bonney’s life, family history, and collecting interests. Although portraiture
related to art, fashion, and design is present, it should be noted that the Bancroft Library’s collection has little of her
photographic documentation of architecture and design in Paris; such materials were given by Bonney to the Cooper-Hewitt National
Design Museum, and perhaps other institutions. An important component of the Bancroft Library collection is Bonney’s photographic
work made while traveling throughout Europe, particularly as a war correspondent during World War II. Photographs forming
her pictorial manuscript of "Europe's Children", "War Comes to the People", "The Vatican", and other works for publication
Mabel Thérèse Bonney, born July 15, 1900. Graduate, University of California, Berkeley. A.B., M.A., Docteur de l'Université
de Paris. Journalist/war correspondent, photographer, author. Carnegie Corporation Grant recipient. Member French Legion of
Honor, recipient Croix de Guerre, Battle of France, 1940. Died, Paris, January 23, 1978.
16 boxes (photographic prints), 6 boxes (photographic portraits), 11 boxes (oversize photographic prints), 2 items (cased
photographs), 10 albums, 2 cartons (objects), 6 boxes (lantern slides), 108 boxes (film negatives), 39 boxes (glass negatives),
2 cartons (objects)
30 digital objects (30 images)
Photographic prints are open for research.