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Guide to the William E. Wallner Photographs
MS 264  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William E. Wallner photographs
    Dates: ca. 1944-1969
    Collection number: MS 264
    Creator: Wallner, William E.
    Collection Size: 76 photographs, 5 flats
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This collection contains 61 studio portrait photographs and 15 photographic art reproduction taken by Wallner.
    Physical location: Stored offsite at NRLF: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    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

    William E. Wallner photographs. MS 264. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Tim and Lynn Mason in 2000 and 2003.


    Reverend William Edward Wallner was born in Poland in 1904. He was the only survivor of eleven children in his family. The rest of his family lost their lives during the Holocaust.
    Rev. Dr. Wallner was Chaplain General of the Polish Army for many years leading up to World War II and also a member of the pre-war Polish Cabinet. After the war he became Pastor of the 6000 member Lutheran Church in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He became a U.S. citizen in early 1955 and settled in San Bernadino area where he took up photography.
    William Wallner died in April 1988 at the age of 84.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains 61 (16 x 20) mounted silver gelatin studio portrait photographs and 13 (8 x 10) and 2 (16 x 20) photographic art reproductions taken and exhibited by Wallner during the 1960s.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Wallner, William E. (William Edward)--Archives
    Portrait photography--California
    Photographic Society of America