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Consolidated Aircraft Corporation Periodical Collection
SDASM.SC.10176  
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Description
“The Consolidated News” was a newsletter that was published weekly during World War II. The majority of the newsletters in this collection are from the San Diego Division, and most of the newsletters are bound together in four hard cover albums.
Background
Consolidated Aircraft Corporation was founded in 1923 by Major Reuben H. Fleet. In 1935, Consolidated relocated to San Diego due to favorable weather conditions, proximity to North Island NAS, and generous financial agreements. Almost a decade after Consolidated began producing aircraft in San Diego, Consolidated merged with Vultee Aircraft Corporation to form Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corporation (informally known as CVAC or Convair) in March 1943. General Dynamics purchased a majority interest, formally renaming the division as 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.
Extent
.8 Cubic Feet This is a two box collection, both with measurements 18 x 13 ¼ x 3 inches. There are over 200 issues of “The Consolidated News.”
Restrictions
The collection is open to research by appointment.