Edna Bullock Photographs

Debra Roussopoulos
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/
© 2011
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Edna Bullock Photographs

Collection number: MS 325

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
Debra Roussopoulos
Date Completed:
September 2012
Encoded by:
Debra Roussopoulos
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edna Bullock photographs
Dates: 1976-1994
Collection number: MS 325
Creator: Bullock, Edna
Collection Size: 5 flats
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: Selected black and white photographs taken by Edna Bullock, 1976-1994.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Edna Bullock photographs. MS 325. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Biography

Edna Bullock (May 20, 1915 - December 13, 1997) was born and raised in Hollister, California. Her father was chief of police and her mother a seamstress. An active child, Edna had a passion for dance and physical activity which engaged her throughout her life.
After earning degrees from University of California Los Angeles and University of California Berkeley, she taught physical education at Fresno High School from 1940-1943. She established a dance program and choreographed the "Sleeping Beauty Ballet."
In the fall of 1942, she met budding photographer Wynn Bullock, then a sergeant in the U.S. Army. The two were married on February 13, 1943. For the next 15 years, Edna devoted herself to being a full-time helpmate and mother, raising two daughters, Barbara and Lynn, and step daughter, Mimi.
Edna supported Wynn's career as a commercial and creative photographer by taking the role of his personal secretary and assistant. She managed the photographic concession on two military bases at Camp Cook in Santa Maria, and at Fort Ord on the Monterey Peninsula.
Edna began her own career in photography at the age of 61, in 1976, a year after Wynn died. In an amazingly short time, friends such as Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, Morley Baer, Al Weber, and Ruth Bernhard witnessed her evolution from student to fellow exhibitor.
An exceptionally prolific artist for two decades, Edna produced a wide variety of black and white imagery, including a series on landscapes, seascapes, nudes, and creative ephemera, such as flea markets.
The book, Edna's Nudes, released on her 80th birthday reflects her dancer's eye and her intuitive, direct, and humorous character.
Edna's images were displayed in over 100 individual and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her final exhibition, "Edna's Portraits" spanned the entire range of her artistry and was the culmination of her short photographic career.
Biography excerpted from The Bullock-Wilson Trust Photography Archive

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains 57 black and white photographs taken and processed by Edna Bullock between the years 1976 and 1994.

Arrangement

Photographs are arranged chronologically by date.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bullock, Edna
Photography, Artistic

Related Material


Container List

Box 1

Naomi and Erosion #2 1984

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David on Dune Top 1983

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Carmel Mission 1976

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Door and Hinge 1977

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Amy 1977

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Victor's Fence and Cornfield 1978

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Two Knots 1978

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Trees and Old Fence 1979

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Dew on Weeds 1979

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Nevada Landscape 1982

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Movement #5 1984

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Movement #6 1984

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Decaying House 1984

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Tree and Wall, West Pinnacles 1985

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Road Cut in Vermont 1985

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Lone Oak 1985

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Fence, Sunken Meadow Beach 1985

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Booth's Garage, Brewster 1986

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Michael and Betty 1986

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Ivy and Lobster Floats 1986

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Lane Off Gull's Way 1986

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Sunset, Wellfleet Harbor 1986

Box 3

Redwoods in Big Sur 1986

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Roots 1986

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Palm Trunk 1986

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Agave with Leaves 1986

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Tree, Partington Cove 1987

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Side of Old Barn 1987

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Split Cypress Tree 1986

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Tree, Asilomar 1987

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Elisabeth (triptych) 1988

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Gloria 1988

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Self-Portrait (negative print) 1989

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Point Lobos Rocks and Trees 1989

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Amy and Jane 1989

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Gwendolyn 1990

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Shadows along Road 1990

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Path, Andrew Molera Park 1990

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Leslie 1990

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Movement 1991

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Stuart #11 1991

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Neta and Robe 1991

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Fence, Point Arena Road 1992

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Stuart #5 1992

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Michi on Rock 1993

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Fence and Water 1993

Box 5

Fish Net over Fence (horizontal) 1994

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Large Cypress Tree and Fence, Fort Bragg 1994

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A Child's Grave 1994

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Tire Fence 1994

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Tree Trunk and Fence 1994

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Fence on Highway 1 1994

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Shadows on Fence 1994

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Fence and Plants, Route 83 1994

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Gate over Fence 1994

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Fence on West Simpson 1994

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Lindsey in Front of Window 1994