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Descriptive Finding Guide for the Willard Martin Personal Papers SDASM.SC.0021
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Conditions Governing Use note

  • Title: Willard Martin Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.0021
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet 1 Manuscript box
    Date (inclusive): 1959-1977
    Abstract: Willard Martin served as Director of Public Relations for Convair in the 1970s.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    The collection was donated by Frank A. Lueke, Willard Martin’s step-son, on December 21, 2011.

    Scope and Contents note

    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.

    Biographical/Historical note

    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.
    Willard Martin was a management employee of Convair, and served as Director of Public Relations in the 1970’s.

    Related Archival Materials note

    The Convair General Dynamics Collection
    Selected digitized images from this collection on Flickr.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Item], [Filing Unit], [Series Title], [Subgroups], [Record Group Title and Number], [Repository “San Diego Air & Space Museum Library & Archives”]

    Scope and Contents note

    Collection consists of 1 box, 15”x5”x10. This collection contains the personal papers of Willard Martin, who worked at Convair from the 1940s to the 1970s. 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.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    Some copyright may be reserved. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Willard, Martin, Supervisor
    Convair
    Convair 880
    Convair 990
    Convair F-106 Delta Dart
    General Dynamics
    Martin, Willard