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Convairiety Newsletters
SDASM.SC.10175  
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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Convairiety Periodical Collection
    creator: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10175
    Physical Description: 0.45 Cubic Feet Nine (9) boxes, 18.25”x13”x3.25”, each containing a range of newsletters in chronological order.
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1961
    Abstract: This collection contains the full run of Convairiety, the company newsletter of Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation (Convair).

    Biographical / Historical

    Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation (Convair) was formed in March 1943 with the merger of Consolidated Aircraft and Vultee Aircraft corporations. General Dynamics purchased a majority interest in Convair in 1954 and it continued to produce aircraft and components until General Dynamics began divesting itself of its aircraft and spacecraft divisions in the mid-nineties.
    For half a century, Convair was the largest civilian employer in San Diego. Employment peaked in 1943 at 41,000 employees, of which forty percent were women. “Nothing short of right is right” was a popular slogan espoused by Consoliated to instill pride of workmanship in its thousands of employees. Consolidated/Convair was responsible for building some of the most significant aircraft in aerospace history, including the PBY Catalina, the B-24 Liberator, Convair 880 airliner, F-102 Delta dagger, and the nation’s most reliable launch vehicle: the Atlas.
    Convairiety was the company newsletter, distributed to keep Convair (later General Dynamics) employees at San Diego, Pomona and Antelope Valley, California, and Daingerfield and Fort Worth, Texas, connected. The first newsletter was published September 1, 1948, and had readers vote on what to name the newsletter. It was founded with the following objectives: “1: To help make Convair the best aircraft manufacturing company in the business. 2: To help make Convair the best place to work in the business. 3: To help make Convair personnel the best informed in the business.” The newsletter was published every other Wednesday and chronicled life at Convair, employee profiles, aviation news, local news excerpts, and a variety of other pieces, with different editions later published for different branches and divisions. September 13, 1961, saw the first issue of GD News, and the end of that iteration of Convairiety.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials in this collection were acquired by the San Diego Air & Space Museum in 1995 and 2013 as part of the Convair Collection.

    Access Information

    Materials may have some ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and proprietary restrictions. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open to researchers by appointment. Materials may have some ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and proprietary restrictions. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some copyright may be reserved. Materials may have some ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and proprietary restrictions. Consult with the library director for more information.

    Preferred Citation

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

    Related Materials

    A more detailed finding guide is available at http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/collections/collection_item.php?id=136

    Scope and Contents

    Nine (9) boxes, 18.25”x13”x3.25”, each containing a range of newsletters in chronological order.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cold War
    Corporate HIstory
    Convair
    Industrial relations
    Employees
    Periodicals
    Organization charts
    Administration
    Aircraft industry -- Employees
    Vultee Aircraft, Inc.
    Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation
    Consolidated Aircraft (Firm)
    Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation