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Inventory of the Henrik Bull Collection, 1950-2009
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Series Description and Container List


Series I. Personal Papers ca. 1950-1991

Physical Description: Box 1, Tube 1

Series Scope and Content Summary

Bull's personal papers include a project done while Bull was a student and letters to various newspapers and political figures.
Box, Tube 1, 1, Folder 1, 1

Student Work, 1950

Box 1, Folder 2

Political Correspondence, 1957-1991


Series II. Professional Records ca. 1961-2009

Physical Description: Box 1

A. Correspondence

Series Scope and Content Summary

General correspondence with clients, colleagues and the public. Includes correspondence with William Wurster, Mario Corbett and Julius Shulman.
Box 1, Folder 1

General Correspondence, 1966-2009


B. Writings

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains articles written by Bull regarding architectural practice and building techniques. The technical writings focus on building in cold climates and seismic concerns, while the other writings discuss the current state of practice. Also included is a folder containing articles and correspondence about a 1965 experiment with psychedelics that Bull participated in.
Box 1, Folder 2

Articles on Building in Snow Country, 1973-2003

Box 1, Folder 3

Writings and Opinions, 1969-1989

Box 1, Folder 4

Psychedelic Drug Experiments, 1965-1974


Series III. Office Records, 1957-2009 ca. 1957-2009

Physical Description: Box 1-3

A. Correspondence

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes a folder containing correspondence with Morley Baer. This subseries also contains congratulatory letters from clients. The items in the client letters folder are listed in the project index.
Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence with Morley Baer, 1961-1963

Box 1, Folder 2

Client Letters ** See Project Index, 1961-1991


B. Public Relations

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains mailings sent out by the various incarnations of the firm, brochures and a portfolio of selected works.
Box 1, Folder 3

Portfolio, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 4

BFVS, BVS, BSA Mailings, n.d.

Box T, Folder 1

Job Sign, 1956

Box 1, Folder 5

Bull, Field, Volkmann and Stockwell Brochures, 1967-1982


C. Awards

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains a Firm Award and correspondence about awards. Also included are award brochures of single projects assembled for submission for awards. All projects with an award brochure are listed in the project index.
Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence, 1957-1968

Box 1, Folder 7

Architecture Firm Award: CCAIA, 1989

Box 1, Folder 8-37

Award Brochures ** See Project Index


D. Clippings

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists mainly of magazine and newspaper clippings for different projects. If a clipping referenced the firm or more than one project, it was placed in chronological order at the front of the series. Any project with clippings is listed in the project index.
Box 1, Folder 38

Clippings from International Publications, n.d.

Box 1, Folder 39

Residences, 1959-1986

Box 1, Folder 40

Sunset: "Ski Cabins in Squaw Valley", 1960

Box 1, Folder 41

Sunset Western Home Awards, 1963

Box 1, Folder 42

Look: "Winter Vacation Houses", 1963

Box 2, Folder 43

Arquitectura Actual de America, 1965

Box 2, Folder 44

Sunset Western Home Awards Jury, 1966-1983

Box 2, Folder 45

Interview with Building Products Guide, 1969

Box 2, Folder 46

Redwood News, 1969-1973

Box 2, Folder 47

S.F. Chronicle Articles, 2007-2009

Box 2, Folder 48-73

** See Project Index


E. Photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Photographs, drawings and documents of projects for use in publication, public relations or presentation material. All projects with photographs are listed in the project index.
Box 2-3, Folder 74-130

** See Project Index


Series IV. Project Records ca. 1953-2000

Physical Description: Box 3, Tube 2, Flat Files 1-128

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains documents, correspondence and drawings. While most of the projects are Bulls early residential and cabin projects, some of his later commercial work is included. The projects include work done independently and with BFVS, BVS, and BSA. Many additional project files can be found in the previous series under clippings, photographs, awards and correspondence, and are listed in the project index.

A. Files

Box 3, Folder 1-55

** See Project Index


B. Photographs

Tube 1, Folder 2

** See Project Index


C. Drawings

Box Flat Files, Folder 1-128

** See Project Index