Robert Carlton (Bob) Wilson Papers

An Inventory of Holdings at the Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database
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Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database 12/03/2007
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://hobbit.sdsu.edu/archon
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791
Fax: 619-594-0466


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://hobbit.sdsu.edu/archon
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791
Fax: 619-594-0466
Creator: Wilson, Robert, 1916-
Title: Robert Carlton (Bob) Wilson Papers
Dates: 1953-1980
Quantity: 111.25
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, proposals for legislation, reports, materials relating to resolutions and debates, surveys, photographs and miscellany.
Identification: MS-0044
Language of Materials: The papers are in: English

Biographical Note

Born in Calexico, Imperial County, California on April 5, 1916, Bob Wilson attended local public schools in Calexico. The Wilson family moved to San Diego, California in 1928. While attending San Diego State College, Wilson worked as a newsboy, grocery clerk, and theater usher. Wilson also attended the Otis Art Institute, working part-time as a milk route salesman, and later as the merchandising manager for a dairy. During WWII, Wilson operated Conship Commissary, served in the Coast Guard Reserve (Port Security Service) and as a private in the United State Army. After the war, Wilson joined an advertising agency in San Diego as a partner and Vice president.
Elected in 1952 as a Republican (83rd Congress) from what was then California's 30th District (all of San Diego City and County), Wilson rose to the position of ranking minority member of the House Armed Services Committee. He also served from 1960-64 as House Republican Election Committee chairman. Wilson was one of the originators of the 1951 California movement that resulted in Dwight Eisenhower's presidential candidacy. He retired in 1980.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, proposals for legislation, reports, materials relating to resolutions and debates, surveys, photographs and miscellany.

Index Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Personal Papers
Photographs
Publications

Geographic Name:

San Diego (Calif.) -- Politics and government
San Diego County (Calif.) -- Politics and government -- Sources
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989

Personal Name:

Wilson, Bob, 1916- -- Archives

Topical Term:

Politicians -- California -- San Diego

Conditions Governing Access

Access to some records is restricted, please consult with Special Collections & University Archives staff for details. Patrons wishing to use the Robert C. Wilson Papers must sign a "Researcher's Agreement," a copy of which can be obtained from Special Collections & University Archives staff.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder. For further information, please consult the section on copyright in the rules for using the collections, or contact the United States Copyright Office at (202) 707-3000 or http://www.copyright.gov.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database from Robert C. Wilson on 12/18/1980.

Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Scrapbook 1952-1955

 

Scrapbook 1955

 

Scrapbook 1956

 

Scrapbook 1957

 

Scrapbook 1958

Scope and Content Note

Radio and Television Speeches.
 

Scrapbook 1958

 

Scrapbook 1959

 

Scrapbook 1959

 

Scrapbook January-June 1960

 

Scrapbook July-December 1960

 

Scrapbook January-June 1961

 

Scrapbook June-September 1961

 

Scrapbook October 1961-April 1962

 

Scrapbook September 1961-December 1963

 

Scrapbook January 1962

 

Scrapbook May-December 1962

 

Scrapbook January-May 1963

 

Scrapbook January-June 1963

 

Scrapbook 1964

 

Scrapbook 1965

 

Scrapbook 1965

Scope and Content Note

Supplement
 

Scrapbook 1966

 

Scrapbook 1966

 

Scrapbook 1967

 

Scrapbook 1966-1968

 

Scrapbook January-September 1968

 

Scrapbook September-December 1968

 

Scrapbook January-August 1969

 

Scrapbook August-September 1969

 

Scrapbook 1970

 

Scrapbook 1971

 

Scrapbook 1972

 

Scrapbook 1973

 

Scrapbook 1974

 

Scrapbook 1977

 

Scrapbook 1973-1977

 

Scrapbook 1976

 

Scrapbook January-August 1978

 

Scrapbook April-December 1978

 

Scrapbook 1979

 

Scrapbook 1980

 

Scrapbook 1980