This collection contains the personal collection of Willard Martin, Convair Director of Public Relations. The collection includes
photographs and other documents related to Convair operation and company literature, such as newsletters. There are also prints
of Convair aircraft, and some of Martin’s personal company awards.
Formed after the merger of Vultee Aircraft and Consolidated Aircraft, Convair was an American aircraft manufacturing company.
It later expanded into rockets and other spacecraft. Some of the aircraft manufactured included: Convair B-36 bomber, F-102
Delta Dagger, and Convair Model 48 Charger. The first Atlas rockets were also manufactured for the manned orbital flights
as part of Project Mercury. This Atlas design also led to the Atlas-Centaur design. Convair was eventually sold to General
Dynamics, and in 1994, to McDonnell Doublas and Lockheed. The dissolution of Convair happened in 1996.
0.4 Linear feet
1 Manuscript box