Frank E. Bullock Papers mssBullock

Brook Engebretson and Brooke M. Black
The Huntington Library
November 2020
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
Title: Frank E. Bullock papers
Creator: Bullock, Frank E.
Identifier/Call Number: mssBullock
Physical Description: 7.58 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1920-2010
Abstract: Papers belonging to Frank E. Bullock, aeronautical engineer and long-time employee at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Frank E. Bullock papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Beverly Bullock McLeod, December 2011.

Biographical / Historical

Frank E. Bullock (1919-2011) was a long-term employee of Lockheed Aircraft Corporation where he worked on several projects including: P-80 jet aircraft, design of the Constellation, the Jetstar, and P-3 Orion. Beginning in 1956, he worked with Clarence "Kelly" Johnson in the Skunk Works on projects including the hydrogen powered aircraft program that was eventually abandoned, the SR-71, and the U2-R control systems. Bullock also taught at the Northrop Aeronautical Institute. He retired from Lockheed in 1980, after almost thirty years of service. He married Roberta Lois McComb in 1945; they had two children. Bullock died of natural causes in Glendale, California in 2011 at the age of 91.

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the aeronautics career and interests of Frank E. Bullock from the 1920s into the 21st century. The collection consists of fourteen series and contains annual reports, brochures and catalogs, charts and graphs, clippings, course materials, a directory, advertisements, a map, handbooks and manuals, lithographs, photographs and negatives, posters, magazines, newsletters, and reports. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the format of the material. The collection consists of published documents, and as such, does not document the detailed activities of Bullock, Northrop, or Lockheed.

Processing Information

Brook Engebretson processed the collection in November 2014. In 2020, Brooke M. Black created a finding aid.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Annual reports, 2. Brochures and Catalogs, 3. Charts and Graphs, 4. Clippings, 5. Course Materials, 6. Directory, 7. Ephemera, 8. Handbooks and Manuals, 9. Images, 10. Magazines, Popular, 11. Magazines and Newsletters, Corporate, 12. Publications, Miscellaneous, 13. Reports, and 14. Oversize.


Former call number: mssBullockpapers.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Aeronautical engineers -- United States -- Archives
Aeronautics -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Aerospace engineering -- United States
Aerospace engineers -- United States
Aerospace industries -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Aircraft industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Airplanes -- Design and construction
Engineers -- United States
Jet planes, Military
Lockheed aircraft
Naval aviation
SR-71 Blackbird (Jet reconnaissance plane)
U-2 (Reconnaissance aircraft)
California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Annual reports
Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuals (instructional materials)
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Northrop Corporation
Northrop Institute of Technology

Box 1

Annual reports 1970-1973

Box 1, Box 2

Brochures and catalogs 1936-2000s

Box 2

Charts and graphs 1970s

Box 2

Clippings 1932-2008

Box 3

Course materials 1941-1962

Box 3

Directory 2008

Box 3

Ephemera 1940s-1956

Box 4, Box 5, Box 6, Box 7

Handbooks and manuals 1934-1973

Box 8, Box 9

Images 1927-2007

Box 10

Magazines, popular 1933-1967

Box 10, Box 11, Box 12, Box 13, Box 14

Magazines and newsletters, corporate 1941-2010

Box 14

Publications, miscellaneous 1957-2001

Box 14

Reports 1920-1973

Box 15

Oversize 1939-1990s