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Box 1 of 2


Box 1 of 2


Series I – Publications


Folder 1 – General Dynamics Corporate Publications I

Physical Description: 1. General Dynamics Convair Division Supramar Hydrofoil Boats. 2. General Dynamics Convair Division “Convair is people, products & events.” 3. General Dynamics Convair Division “Product Effectiveness.” 4. Two copies of “Operations Analysis,” Convair (Astronautics) Division, General Dynamics Corporation, San Diego, California. 5. “Quality Control & Testing,” General Dynamics Convair Division. 6. General Dynamics Astronautics “Aerospace Opportunities for Engineers and Scientists.” 7. Two copies of “PERSPECTIVE ’64,” published by General Dynamics Astronautics. 8. “Perspective ’64 – The Evolution of Management,” published by General Dynamics Astronautics. 9. “Astronautic Facility” June 11, 1958 (Purple cover). 10. “Convair (Astronautics) Division of General Dynamics Corporation.” 11. “Convair (Astronautics) Division of General Dynamics Corporation” (foldout). 12. Two copies of “Convair Astronautics” (Black cover with red circle in center). 13. “Launch Operations Support”

Folder 2 – General Dynamics Corporate Publications II

Physical Description: 1. 3 copies of a spiral bound book, “Atlas Rocket: 15 years of sweat, tears.” 2. “Atlas Base Activation – Convair (Astronautics) Division, General Dynamics Corporation.” 3. Brown binder titled “The Centaur Program, Convair (Astronautics) Division of General Dynamics Corporation.

Folder 3 – General Dynamics Booklet

Physical Description: 1. “Space Primer – an introduction to astronautics, Convair Division of General Dynamics Corporation.” 2. Convair Astronautics Employee Handbook

Folder 4 – General Dynamics, Reports, Proposals, & Presentations

Physical Description: 1. Techniques for Departure and Return in Interplanetary Flight by Karel J. Bossart, Technical Director. Presented at the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences 1958 National Midwestern Meeting, May 14, 1958. 2. Presentation to The Honorable Richard M. Nixon, Vice President of the United States of America, October 1, 1958. 3. Presentation to Neil H. Mc Elroy, Secretary of Defense Designate and party, September 25, 1967. 4. A proposal for Saturn Stage S-IB Report. 5. A proposal for The Design, Fabrication, and test of a space cabin simulator. 6. A proposal for Veal hotel Spacecraft. 7. Folder containing information about the Atlas Missile, including an Atlas Fact sheet, a Q&A about the Atlas structure, Atlas Fabrication Notes, several biographies, and photographs and diagrams with captions.

Series II - Periodicals


Folder 5 – Periodicals

Physical Description: 1. Astronautics and Aerospace Engineering, August 1993 – Early Planetary Missions/SST Challenge/ Space Station Studies. 2. Aerospace Management for Technical Decision-Making and Long-Range Planning, May, 1963. 3. The Reporter, January 3, 1963.

Series III – Miscellaneous


Folder 6 – Sign Catalog

Physical Description: 1. This is a corporate book laying out the terms, regulations, and designs for signs. This catalog belongs to Stan Hodge of General Dynamics Astronautics. Revised October, 1963.

Folder 7 – General Dynamics Dictionary

Physical Description: 1. Two paper copies and one hardbound copy of the General Dynamics Dictionary, © 1967.

Box 2 of 2


Series IV – Photographs, Posters, Calender and Slides


Folder 1 – 1989 Calendar with Convair History


Folder 2 – 35mm Slides

Physical Description: 1. Over 200 metal and paper 35mm slides. Topics include missiles, buildings, and equipment.

Folder 3 – Posters

Physical Description: 1. This folder contains four cartoonish and humorous posters that were placed in General Dynamics facilities.

Folder 4 – Photographs

Physical Description: 1. This folder contains twenty-four photographs of General Dynamics posters and a General Dynamics Atlas missile exhibit

Series V – Pins and Patches


Folder 5 – Patches with Certificates

Physical Description: 1. RQ-4A Global Hawk ELINT Demonstration patch and certificate. 2. RQ-4A Global Hawk Milestone – 1,500 combat flight hours patch and certificate. 3. RQ-4A Global Hawk 14-15 April, 2000 – 31.5 hours; World Record Breaking UAV Jet Powered Endurance Flight patch and certificate.

Series VI – Oversized Materials

Physical Description: There is one oversized poster labeled as GD Astro_1 in the Oversized Material Special Collection, OMSC_00001.

Items stored in Curatorial Department

Physical Description: 1. Northrup Grumman Miniature American Flag 2. Northrup Grumman Global Hawk Chrome tie pin or luggage lock (inside a colorful rectangular box) 3. Brass commemorative coin of the first flight of the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk at the Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (also inside the colorful rectangular box) 4. Black and silver F-111 pin with various wing sweep positions 5. Electric Boat made by GD 6. Silver Global Hawk pin 7. Two aluminum commemorative coins from General Dynamics dated July 13, 1958; Five year dedication to the opening of the Kearny Mesa facilities (given to attendees of event) 8. Convair United States Navy Sea Launch Cruise Missile Program pin, also known as Tomahawk 9. Brass Tomahawk pin 10. One golden tie tack of the USS Whale SSN-638, a nuclear powered attack submarine 11. One silver tie tack of the USS Whale SSN-638, a nuclear powered attack submarine 12. One gold tie tack of given to the GD/Astronautics Safety Committeeman 13. One brass(?) tie tack of an F-102 Delta Dagger 14. One brass(?) tie tack of an unidentifiable rocket – possibly a Scout rocket 15. One Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical E-Systems Global Hawk sticker 16. Two GIIIIIIIID General Dynamics Astronautics patch (one large, one small) 17. One Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical Firebolt patch 18. One Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical Global Hawk patch 19. One Global Hawk ELINT Demonstration patch (America and Germany) 20. One USAF Global Hawk Industry Team Enduring Freedom patch 21. One DSTO Global Hawk patch (America and Great Britain) 22. One Global Hawk 1000 hours of flight patch.