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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: San Diego Air and Space Museum Library and Archives
    Title: Mark Irwin Personal Papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SDASM.SC.10077
    Physical Description: 1 Cubic Feet The collection contains 4 boxes of photographs taken by Mark Irwin during his employment with Convair.
    Date (bulk): bulk
    Abstract: Mark Irwin worked for Convair as the Chief of the Film and Video Group from 1944 to 1977, during one of the most innovative and productive time periods of the company’s existence. His work covers Convair’s premier programs such as the Seadart, the R3Y Tradewind, the Atlas ballistic missile, the POGO and the Tomahawk cruise missile.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to the public by appointment.

    Conditions Governing Use

    For copyright and use restrictions please consult the library director.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection of materials was donated to the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item], Mark Irwin Personal Papers, Archives, San Diego Air & Space Museum

    Biographical / Historical

    Mark Irwin worked for Convair as the Chief of the Film and Video Group from 1944 to 1977, during one of the most innovative and productive time periods of the company’s existence. His work covers Convair’s premier programs such as the Sea Dart, the R3Y Tradewind, the Atlas ballistic missile, the POGO and the Tomahawk cruise missile. In addition to routine filming projects, Irwin conducted a variety of unusual shoots such as cold weather (snow) environments at Squaw Valley and Bemidji MN, and in 1956 embarked on a 2-year assignment at Cape Canaveral, FL at the very beginning of the Atlas program.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains 4 boxes of photographs taken by Mark Irwin during his employment with Convair. The collection includes binders containing photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, and notes dating from 1950s through the 1970s.

    Related Materials

    Atlas Film Collection donated by Lockheed Martin/United Launch Alliance Atlas Photo/Negative Collection donated by Convair Bill Chana Personal Papers Joseph Famme Personal Papers Eugene Rankin Personal Papers Atlas Film Collection, Lockheed Martin/United Launch Alliance Atlas Photo/Negative Collection, Convair/General Dynamics

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Convair Model 48 Charger
    Atlas (missile) -- History
    Aerial photography
    Irwin, Mark
    General Dynamics Corporation. Convair Division
    Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation