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The San Diego Air & Space Museum Library & Archives houses one of the largest collections of Air & Space-related books and archival materials in the country. This extensive collection, which includes many unique and rare items, consists of books, periodicals, films and video tapes, audio tapes (including oral histories), manuals, plus a very large number of photos, personal and organizational papers, clippings, articles, and other archival materials. The Library and Archives is digitizing a sele...



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by NACA
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Misc Reports from NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) on various aviation related topics from 1954.
Topic: NACA,Aeronautics
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  General Dynamics News has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  Most of these editions were published specifically for the employees of the San Diego facility. The collection contains issues printed in 1969 and it may not be complete.  This newspaper was previously called Convairiety
Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  General Dynamics News has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  Most of these editions were published specifically for the employees of the San Diego facility. The collection contains issues printed in 1968 and it may not be complete.  This newspaper was previously called Convairiety
Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  General Dynamics News has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  Most of these editions were published specifically for the employees of the San Diego facility. The collection contains issues printed in 1967 and it may not be complete.  This newspaper was previously called Convairiety
Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of  General Dynamics.  General Dynamics World has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  General Dynamics World replaced General Dynamics News (after June 1971), and unlike its predecessors, it focused on the company as a whole rather than particular divisions.
Topics: F-111, Space Shuttle, Atlas, Atlas Centaur, General Dynamics World, General Dynamics, Convair LNG
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Guide from North American Aviation for the Apollo Command Module
Topics: North American Aviation, Project Apollo, Command Module
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Newsletter published for Convair/General Dynamics employees that contains information on the company.
Topics: Convair, General Dynamics
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Newsletter from Consolidated that focuses on the aircraft they built, primarily the B-24 Liberator and PBY Catalina. "Plane Talk" was written for Consolidated Employees and the pilots and crew that utilized their planes. 
Topics: Consolidated, B 24, PBY, Liberator, Catalina, Consairway, Air Transport, Planetalk
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  General Dynamics News has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  Most of these editions were published specifically for the employees of the San Diego facility. The collection contains issues printed in 1961 and it may not be complete.  This newspaper was previously called Convairiety
Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Ryan Aeronautical Employees
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The goings-on at Ryan in the post-war years.
Topic: February, 1962 - Sept/Oct, 1965
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Convair F-102/F-106 Documents from the Convair Collection at SDASM
Topics: F-102, F-106, Convair Collection, Delta Dart
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Ryan Flight School Students
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collected newsletters written by various classes of cadets
Topic: 1943-44
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Convair/General Dynamics Atlas Centaur Documents from the collection of the San Diego Air & Space Museum.  Misc. Documents, including drawings, reports, etc.
Topics: Atlas, Centaur, General Dynamics, Missile
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by NACA
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Misc Reports from NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) on various aviation related topics from 1952.
Topics: NACA, Aviation, Aeronautics
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  Convairiety has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  This edition was published specifically for the employees of the San Diego facility. The collection contains issues printed in 1957 and it may not be complete. 
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Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of  General Dynamics.  General Dynamics World has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  General Dynamics World replaced General Dynamics News (after June 1971), and unlike its predecessors, it focused on the company as a whole rather than particular divisions.
Topics: F-111, Space Shuttle, Atlas, Atlas Centaur, General Dynamics World, General Dynamics, Convair LNG
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Charles Kenyon
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News on Consolidated Aircraft San Diego
Topics: 1941, Consolidator
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Ryan Aircratt
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Ryan SC Service Manual
Topics: Ryan, SC, Ryan Aeronautical
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Newsletter from Consolidated that focuses on the aircraft they built, primarily the B-24 Liberator and PBY Catalina. "Plane Talk" was written for Consolidated Employees and the pilots and crew that utilized their planes. 
Topics: Consolidated, B-24, PBY, Liberator, Catalina, Consairway, Air Transport, planetalk
Items from the San Diego Air & Space Museum showing the history of the Consolidated Commodore Flying Boat. 
Topics: Consolidated Commodore, Consolidated Aircraft, Flying boat, Pan American
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Documents related to Convair 880s purchased by TWA (Trans World Airlines).  These documents belong to  Doug Scroggins of  Scroggins Aviation .  They were painstakingly scanned by Christian Gurling, the Museum Curator at the  Tillamook Air Museum . 
Topics: TWA, Convair 880, Trans Wrold Airlines
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Consolidated Employees
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News on Consolidated Aircraft San Diego
Topic: 1937
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of  General Dynamics.  General Dynamics World has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  General Dynamics World replaced General Dynamics News (after June 1971), and unlike its predecessors, it focused on the company as a whole rather than particular divisions.
Topics: F-111, Space Shuttle, Atlas, Atlas Centaur, General Dynamics World, General Dynamics, Convair LNG
This is the U.S. Army Air Service 103rd Aero Squadron operational log that was recorded in France during World War I. The original handwritten logbook is currently held by the SDASM Archives.  The 103rd was a pursuit (fighter) squadron that operated in France during World War I from February 18, 1918, until after the November 11, 1918, Armistice. It was the first American operational pursuit squadron in the war, as well as the longest serving.  This squadron was also unique in that its...
Topics: 103rd Aero Squadron, Lafayette Escadrille, World War One
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Consolidated Employees
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News on Consolidated Aircraft San Diego
Topics: 1940, Consolidator
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Ryan Aeronautical Employees
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The goings-on at Ryan in the post-war years.
Topic: Jan/Feb, 1966 - October 1969
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Ryan Aeronautical Employees
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The goings-on at Ryan in the post-war years.
Topic: January, 1949 - 6 December, 1950
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of  General Dynamics.  General Dynamics World has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  General Dynamics World replaced General Dynamics News (after June 1971), and unlike its predecessors, it focused on the company as a whole rather than particular divisions.
Topics: F-111, Space Shuttle, Atlas, Atlas Centaur, General Dynamics World, General Dynamics, Convair LNG
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Reports on the goings-on at Ryan, from new orders to new employees, but also contains one issue of Charming
Topic: 11 August, 1944 - August, 1945
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Operations Manual for the Convair 880.  This document belongs to  Doug Scroggins of  Scroggins Aviation .  They were painstakingly scanned by Christian Gurling, the Museum Curator at the  Tillamook Air Museum . 
Topic: Convair 880
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  Convairiety has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  This edition was printed specifically for the employees of the Fort Worth Facility. These issues are from 1949 and the collection is not complete.
Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of  General Dynamics.  General Dynamics World has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  General Dynamics World replaced General Dynamics News (after June 1971), and unlike its predecessors, it focused on the company as a whole rather than particular divisions.
Topics: F-111, Space Shuttle, Atlas, Atlas Centaur, General Dynamics World, General Dynamics, Convair LNG
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Eugene P. Lyle III
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The History of Aviation in San Diego up to 1938
Topic: 1938
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  Convairiety has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  This edition was printed specifically for the employees of the Fort Worth Facility. These issues are from 1961 and the collection is not complete.
Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Jack G. Broward (editor)
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On cover: "Unique Qualities, Excellence' Called For," "Teledyne Corporate Plans For Reorganization"
Topic: March, 1988
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Convair R3Y Tradewind Documents from SDASM's Convair Collection.
Topics: Convair, R3Y, Tradewind
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  General Dynamics News has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  This edition was published specifically for the employees of the Astronautics facility in Kearny Mesa.  The early Atlas missiles, which were used to put men and spacecraft into orbit,  was built at Convair Astronautics.  The Atlas was also used as an ICBM.   These issues are from 1962...
Topics: Convair, General Dynamics, Astronautics, Atlas, Project Mercury, Kearny Mesa, ICBM, Atlas Centaur,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Ryan Aeronautical Employees
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Reports on the goings-on at Ryan, from new orders to new employees
Topic: 9 January, 1942 - 26 June, 1942
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  General Dynamics News has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  Most of these editions were published specifically for the employees of the San Diego facility. The collection contains issues printed in 1966 and it may not be complete.  This newspaper was previously called Convairiety
Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Parts of the Convair 990 (model 30) maintenance manual.
Topics: American Airlines, 990, Convair, General Dynamics
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  General Dynamics News has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  Most of these editions were published specifically for the employees of the San Diego facility. The collection contains issues printed in 1971 and it may not be complete.  This newspaper was previously called Convairiety
Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  Convairiety has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  This edition was published specifically for the Pomona employees. This set is not complete.
Topics: Convair, general dynamics, XC-99, F-102, F-106, Convairiety
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Consolidated Employees
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News on Consolidated Aircraft San Diego
Topic: 1936
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  Convairiety has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  This edition was published specifically for the employees of the Astronautics facility in Kearny Mesa.  The early Atlas missiles, which were used to put men and spacecraft into orbit,  was built at Convair Astronautics.  The Atlas was also used as an ICBM.  These issues are from 1960 and the set is...
Topics: Convair, General Dynamics, Astronautics, Atlas, Project Mercury, Kearny Mesa, ICBM, Atlas Centaur,...
Marketing Material for the Convair 880.  These documents belong to  Doug Scroggins of  Scroggins Aviation .  They were painstakingly scanned by Christian Gurling, the Museum Curator at the  Tillamook Air Museum . 
Topic: Convair 880
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Charles Kenyon
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News on Consolidated Aircraft San Diego
Topic: January, 1942
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Ryan Aeronautical Employees
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Reports on the goings-on at Ryan, from new orders to new employees
Topic: 1 January, 1941 - 23 May, 1941
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Ryan Aeronautical Employees
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Reports on the goings-on at Ryan, from new orders to new employees
Topic: 28 May, 1943 - 24 December, 1943
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Ryan Aeronautical Employees
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Reports on the goings-on at Ryan, from new orders to new employees
Topic: 14 January, 1944 - 21 July, 1944
Newsletter published for Convair/General Dynamics Space Division employees that contains information on the company.
Topics: Convair, General Dynamics, Space Division
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Consolidated Aircraft Field Service Bulletins Volume 2, from December 1943 through December 1944.  The Field Service Bulletins gave updates and maintenance instructions to users of Consolidated aircraft.  In particulate, the B-24 Liberator and PBY Catalina are covered. 
Topics: Consolidated, B-24, PBY, Liberator, Catalina, Aircraft Maintenance, Field Service Bulletin
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Consolidated Aircraft
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PBY
Topics: PBY, Consolidated, Catalina
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of  General Dynamics.  General Dynamics World has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  General Dynamics World replaced General Dynamics News (after June 1971), and unlike its predecessors, it focused on the company as a whole rather than particular divisions.
Topics: F-111, Space Shuttle, Atlas, Atlas Centaur, General Dynamics World, General Dynamics, Convair LNG
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by North American
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North American P-51 Manuals, including Pilot's Operating Instructions and Flight Handbook for various models, including the P-51H, P-51k and A-36.
Topics: North American, Mustang, P-51K,A-36, P-51
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Consolidated Aircraft
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Consolidated PBY Drawings from Microfilm Roll A.  Note, this is not the number of the drawing, but the letter associated with the roll of microfilm.  We are working on tracking down the index for these drawings. 
Topics: PBY, Catalina, Consolidated
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Northrop Aircraft Inc.
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/397477 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Employees' magazines, newsletters, etc., Periodicals--California, Northrop,...
Source: Bound book of newspapers: 214 page (10 x 14 in)
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Technical Air Intelligence Center
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Manual on Japanese aircraft Performance and Characteristics, TAIC No. 1.
Topics: TAIC, Japanese Aircraft, World War Two
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of  General Dynamics.  General Dynamics World has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  General Dynamics World replaced General Dynamics News (after June 1971), and unlike its predecessors, it focused on the company as a whole rather than particular divisions.
Topics: F-111, Space Shuttle, Atlas, Atlas Centaur, General Dynamics World, General Dynamics, Convair LNG
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  Convairiety has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  This edition was published specifically for the employees of the Astronautics facility in Kearny Mesa.  The early Atlas missiles, which were used to put men and spacecraft into orbit,  was built at Convair Astronautics.  The Atlas was also used as an ICBM.  These issues are from 1959 and the set is...
Topics: Convair, General Dynamics, Astronautics, Atlas, Project Mercury, Kearny Mesa, ICBM, Atlas Centaur,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  Convairiety has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  This edition was published specifically for the employees of the San Diego facility. The collection contains issues printed in 1959 and it may not be complete. 
Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  General Dynamics News has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  This edition was published specifically for the employees of the Astronautics facility in Kearny Mesa.  The early Atlas missiles, which were used to put men and spacecraft into orbit,  was built at Convair Astronautics.  The Atlas was also used as an ICBM.   These issues are from 1961...
Topics: Convair, General Dynamics, Astronautics, Atlas, Project Mercury, Kearny Mesa, ICBM, Atlas Centaur,...
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Ryan Aeronautical Employees
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Reports on the goings-on at Ryan, from new orders to new employees
Topic: 17 July, 1942 - 7 May, 1943
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  Convairiety has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  This edition was published specifically for the employees of the San Diego facility. The collection contains issues printed in 1948 and it may not be complete. 
Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
We have digitized over 260.000 photos and put them online here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/
Topic: Photo
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of  General Dynamics.  General Dynamics World has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  General Dynamics World replaced General Dynamics News (after June 1971), and unlike its predecessors, it focused on the company as a whole rather than particular divisions.
Topics: F-111, Space Shuttle, Atlas, Atlas Centaur, General Dynamics World, General Dynamics, Convair LNG
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Consolidated Aircraft
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Consolidated PB2Y Coronado Documents from the San Diego Air & Space Museum, including Wind Tunnel Test Reports. 
Topics: PB2Y, XPB2Y, Coronado
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Ryan Flight School Students
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Newsletter of Ryan Flying School Tucson
Topic: 1944
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Consolidated Aircraft
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Consolidated PBY Drawings from Microfilm Roll B.  Note, this is not the number of the drawing, but the letter associated with the roll of microfilm.  We are working on tracking down the index for these drawings. 
Topics: PBY, Catalina, Consolidated
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Naval Aircraft Factory
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Documents related to the Naval Aircraft Factory N3N including Parts Notes, Erection and Maintenance Instructions and Weight and Balance Data.
Topic: Naval Aircraft Factory N3N
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by General Dynamics
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Newspaper published every other week for the employees of the Convair Division of General Dynamics.  Convairiety has information about the company's products, as well as news on its employees.  This edition was published specifically for the employees of the San Diego facility. The collection contains issues printed in 1949 and it may not be complete. 
Topics: Convair, Convair 660, Convair 440, Convair 880, Convair 990, F-102, F-106, R3Y, Seadart, Pogo,...
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Consolidated Aircraft Field Service Bulletins Volume 3, from December 1944 through December 1945.  The Field Service Bulletins gave updates and maintenance instructions to users of Consolidated aircraft.  In particulate, the B-24 Liberator and PBY Catalina are covered. 
Topics: Consolidated, B-24, PBY, Liberator, Catalina, Aircraft Maintenance, Field Service Bulletin
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
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Atlas Missile Skin Temperature Gages, Report No. RT-318
Topics: Atlas, Missile, report, Convair, General Dynamics
The San Diego Air and Space Museum
by Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, Inc
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Aeronautica, published by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, Inc.      Since its inception, the Institute for the Aeronautical Sciences (IAS) had started preserving the history of flight.  By 1940, this collection had become the world’s greatest collected works of artifacts and documents related to the history of aviation.     In 1948, Jack Northrop was the President of the IAS and he appointed an Archives Committee to supervise the matters of flight history within the Institute;...
Topic: sandiegoairspacemuseum
This is the U.S. Army Air Service 103rd Aero Squadron daily log that was recorded in France during World War I. The original handwritten logbook is currently held by the SDASM Archives.    The 103rd was a pursuit (fighter) squadron that operated in France during World War I from February 18, 1918, until after the November 11, 1918, Armistice. It was the first American operational pursuit squadron in the war, as well as the longest serving.    This squadron was also unique in that its...
Topics: 103rd Aero Squadron, World War One, Lafayette Escadrille