Skip to main content

Pictures of my life

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 2929

Scope and Contents

Author shares family experiences in Springville, Provo, and Manti, Utah. She also recounts experiences at Brigham Young High School and Academy in Provo. In the 1920s she and her family lived in Long Beach and Berkeley, California and were active in the LDS Church there. Upon returning to Utah, Bullock worked as a sales clerk at Auerbach's in Salt Lake City and during World War II she worked at Fort Douglas. She gives insight into women in the work place during the war. She also gives information about LDS Church auxiliary organizations including the Junior Sunday School, Beehive (Young Women's) program, and ward and stake Mutual Improvement Association. She also had close associations with her sisters, Ireta and Ida, and includes information about her brother-in-law, Willis Ritter, who was a University of Utah professor and a judge. Author's father, Edwin Orlando Olson, and uncle, George Edward Anderson, were prominent Utah photographers during the early twentieth century. At the conclusion of each chapter in the autobiography, author includes digital copies of numerous family and community photos taken by her family, her uncle, and herself. The history was based on some writing and interviews recorded with Bullock by historian, William G. Hartley, who edited the volume. Volume includes life histories of author's pioneer ancestors: John Lowry, John Lowry, Jr. Sarah Jane Brown Lowry, Neils Olson, and Dora Lowry Olson.


  • 1997


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Pictures of my life must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 v. (349 p.)(0.09 linear ft.)

Custodial History

An oral history of Maurine Bullock conducted by Bill Hartley of the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute was published by Joe Norton, Maurine Bullock's brother-in-law. Joe Norton and Bill Hartley donated a copy of the history to BYU Special Collections on December 9, 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Joe Norton and William G. Hartley; 1997.


LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.V, 2007).

Register of Pictures of my life
In Progress
Benjamin Sipes
2010 December 14
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States