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Description
Born in San Diego on October 19, 1924, Robert C. “Bob” Kemp was a publications editor and illustrator with General Dynamics in San Diego, as well as a noted artist, specializing in aircraft and sailing ship paintings.
Background
Born in San Diego on October 19, 1924, Robert C. “Bob” Kemp was a publications editor and illustrator with General Dynamics in San Diego, as well as a noted artist, specializing in aircraft and sailing ship paintings. A graduate of Herbert Hoover Senior High School in San Diego in 1942, and San Diego State College in 1952, Kemp joined the company in 1952, at that time known as Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation.
Extent
3 Cubic Feet This collection is housed in six 12x10.5x5-inch boxes and two 12x10.5x7-inch boxes. Content notes: The collection contains personal papers as well as working files compiled by Robert C. Kemp, who had worked as an illustrator at General Dynamics Convair in San Diego for 40 years. In addition to published materials, the collection includes a series of folders which contain material used as a basis for his many displays, sketches, illustrations and marketing exhibits, identified by topic, such as “Boeing B-29,” or “Factory Workers.” six 12x10.5x5-inch boxes and two 12x10.5x7-inch boxes.
Availability
The collection is open to research by appointment