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Robert Carlton (Bob) Wilson Papers
MS-0044  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Index Terms
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition Information

  • Overview of the Collection

    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://hobbit.sdsu.edu/archon
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791
    Fax: 619-594-0466
    Creator: Wilson, Robert, 1916-
    Title: Robert Carlton (Bob) Wilson Papers
    Dates: 1953-1980
    Quantity: 111.25
    Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, proposals for legislation, reports, materials relating to resolutions and debates, surveys, photographs and miscellany.
    Identification: MS-0044
    Language of Materials: The papers are in: English

    Biographical Note

    Born in Calexico, Imperial County, California on April 5, 1916, Bob Wilson attended local public schools in Calexico. The Wilson family moved to San Diego, California in 1928. While attending San Diego State College, Wilson worked as a newsboy, grocery clerk, and theater usher. Wilson also attended the Otis Art Institute, working part-time as a milk route salesman, and later as the merchandising manager for a dairy. During WWII, Wilson operated Conship Commissary, served in the Coast Guard Reserve (Port Security Service) and as a private in the United State Army. After the war, Wilson joined an advertising agency in San Diego as a partner and Vice president.
    Elected in 1952 as a Republican (83rd Congress) from what was then California's 30th District (all of San Diego City and County), Wilson rose to the position of ranking minority member of the House Armed Services Committee. He also served from 1960-64 as House Republican Election Committee chairman. Wilson was one of the originators of the 1951 California movement that resulted in Dwight Eisenhower's presidential candidacy. He retired in 1980.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, proposals for legislation, reports, materials relating to resolutions and debates, surveys, photographs and miscellany.

    Index Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Personal Papers
    Photographs
    Publications

    Geographic Name:

    San Diego (Calif.) -- Politics and government
    San Diego County (Calif.) -- Politics and government -- Sources
    United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989

    Personal Name:

    Wilson, Bob, 1916- -- Archives

    Topical Term:

    Politicians -- California -- San Diego

    Conditions Governing Access

    Access to some records is restricted, please consult with Special Collections & University Archives staff for details. Patrons wishing to use the Robert C. Wilson Papers must sign a "Researcher's Agreement," a copy of which can be obtained from Special Collections & University Archives staff.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in the materials found in this collection have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Special Collections and University Archives can only grant permission to publish materials for which it is the copyright holder. For further information, please consult the section on copyright in the rules for using the collections, or contact the United States Copyright Office at (202) 707-3000 or http://www.copyright.gov.

    Acquisition Information

    The materials were acquired by Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database from Robert C. Wilson on 12/18/1980.