The Descriptive Finding Guide for The Harold A. Fisher Personal Papers SDASM.SC.0013

Finding aid prepared by Robert E. Johnston
San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA, 92101
(619) 234-8291
2010


Title: The Harold Albert Fisher Personal Papers
Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.0013
Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.2 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box 12.5” x 10.5” x 2.5”
Date (inclusive): 1942-1964
Abstract: This collection contains the personal papers of Harold Albert Fisher. Fisher was in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then worked for the Marquardt Corporation and Grumman Aircraft Corporation.
Language of Materials note: English
creator: Fisher, Harold Albert, 1919-2009

Biographical/Historical note

Harold Albert Fisher was born 5 July 1919 in Denver, CO, and died 10 April 2009. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and Hofstra University, serving as a U.S. Navy officer during World War II.
During the War he served as the administrative officer for Air Group Eight in the Pacific Theater, later assigned to Grumman Aircraft Corporation as the Bureau of Aeronautics Representative. He had been employed at Grumman as an administrative assistant from 1939-1943.
After World War II Mr. Fisher continued his employment at Grumman Aircraft, and, later, was Manager of Personnel at Marquardt Aircraft Company, Van Nuys, CA, and Director of Industrial Relations, Guidance & Control Systems Division, Litton Systems, Woodlands Hills, CA.

Conditions Governing Access note

The collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes military orders, official documents and other papers from Harold Albert Fisher's career in the Navy, with Grumman Aircraft Corporation and with the Marquardt Corporation.

Related Archival Materials note

The Personal Collection of Adm. Gerald Francis Bogan (SDASM 011)
Selected digitized images from this collection on Flickr.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The materials were donated to the San Diego Air & Space Museum on March 24, 2010.

Preferred Citation note

[Item], [Collection], Archive, San Diego Air & Space Museum

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Clifton, Joseph Clinton, 1908-1957
Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation.
Marquardt Corporation.

 

Box 01

 

Folder 01 – Correspondence

Physical Description: This folder contains correspondence between the years 1942-1943. Most of the correspondence relates to Fisher’s desire to be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
 

Folder 02 – Official Military Papers

Physical Description: This folder contains over a hundred papers of military documents, notices, correspondence, records, and forms between the years 1942-1943.
 

Folder 03 – Official Military Papers 2

Physical Description: This folder contains over a hundred papers of military documents, notices, correspondence, records, and forms between the years 1944-1956.
 

Folder 04 – Personal Records (1942-1981)

Physical Description: This folder contains over a hundred papers of corporate documents, notices, correspondence, records, and forms between the years 1942-1981.
 

Folder 05 – Discharge Records

Physical Description: This folder contains a discharge certificate from the U.S. Navy, and correspondence from SECNAV and the Eleventh Naval District regarding Fisher’s discharge.
 

Folder 06 – Marquardt Newsletter “Jet Gazette”

Physical Description: This folder contains corporate newspapers from 1963-1964.
 

Folder 07 – Fisher’s Resume

Physical Description: This folder contains a few papers highlighting Fisher’s history, experience, and accomplishments.
 

Folder 08 – Miscellaneous

Physical Description: This folder contains a few newspaper clips about Jake Swirbul, Harold Fisher, and printed articles about Admiral Clifton.
 

Folder 09 – Photographs

Physical Description: This folder contains a variety of images including Harold Fisher’s portrait, the Marquardt Facility in Van Nuys CA, the Grumman Aircraft Factory (c. 1945), the F6F-5 and the XF7F-1, and other miscellaneous photographs.
 

Item 1 - Pilot’s Log Book

 

Item 2 – CD CD contains images from this collection.