Frank E. Bullock Papers mssBullock
Brook Engebretson and Brooke M. Black
The Huntington Library
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The Huntington Library
Title: Frank E. Bullock papers
Bullock, Frank E.
Identifier/Call Number: mssBullock
7.58 Linear Feet
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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[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.
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
SR-71 Blackbird (Jet reconnaissance plane)
U-2 (Reconnaissance aircraft)
California -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuals (instructional materials)
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Northrop Institute of Technology
Box 1, Box 2
Brochures and catalogs
Box 4, Box 5, Box 6, Box 7
Handbooks and manuals
Box 10, Box 11, Box 12, Box 13, Box 14
Magazines and newsletters, corporate