Guide to the William E. Wallner Photographs

The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the William E. Wallner Photographs

Collection number: MS 264

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
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Date Completed:
November 2005
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© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

Collection Contents


Photographs undated, ca. 1944-1969

Physical Description: 61 photographs 16 x 20 inches

Scope and Content Note

This series contains 61 mounted silver gelatin studio portrait photographs taken by Rev. Wallner.
Box-folder 1:2

Grace, undated

Box-folder 1:3

Piercing Eyes, undated

Box-folder 1:4

Samson, undated

Box-folder 1:5

Country Girl #1, undated

Box-folder 1:6

Indian Chief, Iron Eyes Cody #1, undated

Box-folder 1:7

Malibu Lake #1, undated

Box-folder 1:8

Drunkard #3, undated

Box-folder 1:9

Soldier #1, undated

Box-folder 1:10

Rocks #1, undated

Box-folder 1:11

Interesting Story, undated

Box-folder 1:12

Charlie, undated

Box-folder 1:13

Ancient Rocks #1, undated

Box-folder 1:14

Cowboy #1, undated

Box-folder 1:15

Jenny #1, undated

Box-folder 1:16

Bum #1, undated

Box-folder 2:1

Vicky, undated

Box-folder 2:2

Grandpa #1, 1967

Box-folder 2:3

George #1, undated

Box-folder 2:4

Hermit, undated

Box-folder 2:5

Young Girl, undated

Box-folder 2:6

Talmudic Scholar #59, undated

Box-folder 2:7

Chess Champion, undated

Box-folder 2:8

Wanderer #7, undated

Box-folder 2:9

Old Gentleman #1, undated

Box-folder 2:10

Prosit, undated

Box-folder 2:11

Chess Players, undated

Box-folder 2:12

Geisha, undated

Box-folder 2:13

Youth, undated

Box-folder 2:14

Witch Tree #1, undated

Box-folder 2:15

Saint #2, undated

Box-folder 3:1

Chaplain General, William E. Wallner, ca. 1944

Box-folder 3:2

Alphonso, undated

Box-folder 3:3

Admirer, undated

Box-folder 3:4

Jane, 1967

Box-folder 3:5

Sunset Strip Eccentric, 1966

Box-folder 3:6

Max, 1966

Box-folder 3:7

Chief, 1969

Box-folder 3:8

Cowboy, 1969

Box-folder 3:9

Artist, undated

Box-folder 3:10

Mary Lynn, undated

Box-folder 3:11

Chess Champion, undated

Box-folder 3:12

Calypso, undated

Box-folder 3:13

Flute Player, undated

Box-folder 3:14

Shofar Blower, undated

Box-folder 3:15

Young Lady in Hat, undated

Box-folder 3:16

Story of Interest, undated

Box-folder 4:1

Rabbi, 1966

Box-folder 4:2

Afro American, 1969

Box-folder 4:3

Russian Priest, undated

Box-folder 4:4

Fear, 1967

Box-folder 4:5

Anguish, undated

Box-folder 4:6

Natalie #1, 1964

Box-folder 4:7

Mr. Zegel #2, 1966

Box-folder 4:8

Content, 1963

Box-folder 4:9

Alphonso, 1969

Box-folder 4:10

Gloria, 1965

Box-folder 4:11

Accordian Player, undated

Box-folder 4:12

Hawaiian Girl, undated

Box-folder 4:13

Hebrew Scholar, 1966

Box-folder 4:14

Anna, undated

Box-folder 4:15

Grandpa #2, 1967


Photographic Art Reproductions undated

Physical Description: 15 photographs

Scope and Content Note

This series contains silver gelatin photographic reproductions of art work. Thirteen are approx. 8 x 10 with two measuring 16 x 20.
Box-folder 5:1

Tyn Church, Prague, undated

Box-folder 5:2

Scottish Seashore, undated

Box-folder 5:3

Prague Castle, undated

Box-folder 5:4

Notre Dame, Paris, undated

Box-folder 5:5

Bad Connstatt, Germany, undated

Box-folder 5:6

Hamburg Harbor, undated

Box-folder 5:7

Owls, undated

Box-folder 5:8

Quimper, Brittany, undated

Box-folder 5:9

Old Harbor, Scotland, undated

Box-folder 5:10

Night Scene at Pueblo, undated

Box-folder 5:11

St. Paul's, London, undated

Box-folder 5:12

Maldon, Essex, undated

Box-folder 5:13

Old English Church, undated

Box-folder 1:1

Nudes, undated

Physical Description: 16 x 20 inches
Box-folder 2:33

Winter #4, undated

Physical Description: 16 x 20 inches