Dillman S. Bullock Papers
00044

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Bullock, Dillman S., (Dillman Samuel), 1878-
Title
Dillman S. Bullock papers
ID
00044
Date [inclusive]
1901-1967
Extent
0.33 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Dillman S. Bullock, a 1902 graduate of Michigan State University, was an agriculturist, naturalist and Methodist missionary. After graduation he worked for the South American Missionary Society (1902-1912) at Bunster Agricultural School in Angol, Chile. Bullock then taught school in Michigan and Wisconsin until 1921, when he returned to South America, working for a year as Agricultural Commissioner with the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bullock was a Fellow of the American Society for the Advancement of Science and represented it at the Santiago Scientific Congress in January, 1944 where he delivered a paper on Chilian pipes. He also collaborated with James G. Needham to write a monograph on dragonflies, The Odonata of Chile, in 1944. He then continued his mission work as a teacher and administrator of "El Vergel" Agricultural School, Angol, Chile from 1923 to 1958.

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Scope and Contents note

The majority of the papers are correspondence from Bullock and his wife, Katie, to his mother, Mrs. C. A. Bullock of Hadley, Michigan. The letters contain details of missionary work, life in South America, political and social affairs in Chile and Argentina and personal matters. Also covered in Bullock's letters is his work and interest in natural history, especially wildlife. An account of a trip Bullock took to Isla Dela Mocha in 1932 is included in the correspondence which discusses birds and insects.

Also included are weekly reports Bullock made while Agricultural Commissioner in Argentina, reports of church conferences, newspaper clippings on Bullock's activities from 1912 to 1921 and commencement programs from the Michigan State University Class of 1902.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

  February 2001

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. C. Wesley Israel.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Methodist Church. (Missions, 1902-1958)
  • Michigan State University. Class of 1902.
  • Michigan State University.
  • United States. Department of Agriculture.

Genre(s)

  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Chile -- Description and travel
  • Chile -- History
  • Hadley (Mich.)
  • Mocha Island (Chile)

Personal Name(s)

  • Bullock, Katie Kelly

Subject(s)

  • Agricultural education -- Chile
  • Missions -- Agricultural work -- Chile

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Box

Correspondence 

1
Box

General 

1
Box Folder

 June 28, 1901 - August 26, 1902 

1 1

 September 1 - December 27, 1902 

1 2

 January 8 - December 14, 1903 

1 3

 1904 

1 4

 January 18 - December 7, 1905 

1 5

 January 2 - August 20, 1906 

1 6

 September 19, 1906 - February 26, 1907 

1 7

 March 29 - December 15, 1907 

1 8

 February 6, 1908 - November 11, 1909 

1 9

 November 23, 1909 - November 4, 1910 

1 10

 March 12, 1911 - January 29, 1912 

1 11

 May 9, 1915 

1 12

 February 13 - October 12, 1921 

1 13

 February 9 - November 28, 1922 

1 14

 January 1, 1923 - March 15, 1925 

1 15

 May 3, 1925 - November 14, 1926 

1 16

 1927 

1 17

 1928 

1 18

 January 3, 1929 - June 19, 1932 

1 19
Box Folder

Isla Dela Mocha Trip -- 1932 

1 20
Box

General 

1
Box Folder

 January 1, 1933 - August 6, 1934 

1 21

 January 24, 1935 - December 14, 1936 

1 22

 January 3, 1937 - June 8, 1938 

1 23

 June 24, 1938 - December 18, 1940 

1 24

 February 2, 1941 - February 22, 1942 

1 25

 March 21, 1942 - May 28, 1944 

1 26

 June 19, 1944 - December 22, 1946 

1 27

 June 30, 1957 - January 22, 1958 

1 28

 1967 

1 29
Box Folder

Agricultural Commissioner, U.S. Department of 1922 Agriculture, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Reports -- June 1921 - June 1922 

1 30

Articles by Bullock 1932, 1965, 1968, n.d. 

1 31

Church Conferences, "El Vergel" School Material -- 1925, 1934, 1941, 1956 

1 32

Newspaper Clippings About Bullock 1902-1922 

1 33

Commencement Program - Michigan State University -- 1902 

1 34

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Photographs 

Drawer
People Photographs

People. Bullock, Dillman S. 

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