The collection contains the papers and photographs of Lockheed executive Harvey C. Christen.
Harvey Carl Christen was born in Wisconsin in September 1910. By high school, his family had moved to Pasadena, California
where Christen attended Pasadena High School and Pasadena City College. Christen began working for Lockheed as a summer "office
boy" in 1928. Over his four decades of employment at Lockheed he held several positions including: assistant factory superintendent,
assistent works manager, chief inspector, director of inspection, director of quality control, design engineer, and project
engineer. Christen was interested in all aspects of aviation and its history. He was active in social and community programs
such as Rotary and Boy Scouts of America. He was married to Vera Doane who also worked at Lockheed. Christen died in Pasadena
in October 1993.
13 boxes, 14 albums, and 1 oversize folder
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