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Accession 743

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

6,000 pieces, 3.00 linear feet



Historical Note

Please see attached Biography of Eugene Bonner by Toby Haynsworth.

Scope and Content Note

The Eugene MacDonald Bonner Collection is a good source for the study of the life and art of the North Carolina born composer, music critic, and author, Eugene MacDonald Bonner (1889-1983). It contains some letter by Bonner himself; plus others by his aunt, Mary Virginia Bonner; and his friends Leon Barzin, conductor and music director of the National Orchestral Association; Claudio D’Agata, a conductor who knew Bonner when he lived in Taormina, Italy; Alan Hartman, a friend who knew him in New York; and H.C. Haynsworth who met Bonner, several taped recordings of his music, a number of photographs and newspaper articles, and several miscellaneous genealogical references to the Bonner Family. There are also tapes of interviews by Olimpio Guidi with Eva Strazzeri and Claudio and Brigette D’Agata.

Additional Notes

Transfer of Items: The following books were transferred to the general collection of the Dacus Library:

The Club in the Opera House; Eugene Bonner, Princeton University Press, Princeton New Jersey, 1949.

Sicilian Roundabout; Eugene Bonner, Coward-McCann, Inc, New York, 1952.

Sicilian Roundabout; (Second Edition); Eugene Bonner, S.F. Flaccovio, Publisher, Palermo, Italy.


The materials in the Eugene MacDonald Bonner Collection were received by the College Archives in 1989 and by the University Archives in 2002.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Eugene MacDonald Bonner Collection - Accession 743

LC Subject Headings

Bonner, Eugene--Archives; Bonner, Mary Virginia--Correspondence; Barzin, Leon--Correspondence; D’Agata, Claudio--Correspondence; Haynsworth, Toby--Correspondence; Bonner family; Composers--North Carolina--Biography