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Bullard, Helen, 1902-1996



  • Existence: 1902-

Helen Bullard Kreckniak (1902-1996) was an Appalachian artist, who specialized in carving wooden dolls. She wrote the 1977 publication, Crafts and Craftsmen of the Tennessee Mountains. Bullard joined the United Federation of Dolls Clubs in 1951 and in that same year also was accepted into the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild. Photographs of her carvings were included in the 1965 and 1975 publications of the American Doll Artist. The Tennessee State Museum displayed an exhibit of Bullard's primitive chestnut sculptures in Nashville in 1972.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Helen Bullard Collection

 Collection — other: 1 box
Identifier: 500-AppMs 411
Scope and Contents The Helen Bullard Collection consists of two microfilm reels containing images of meeting agenda and minutes, correspondence, newsletters, newsclippings, subject files, a grant proposal, and miscellaneous papers. The material documents Bullard's activities as a Tennessee artist and the writing of her book. In addition, the papers describe other types of handicraft work encountered in the Southeastern United Sates.