Bob and Linda Bradley (a married couple) are the RSVP/SVA Volunteers of the Month. They were nominated by Katrina Pescador at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. “Bob has been with the museum for over 20 years. His wife joined as a volunteer almost two years ago and has become a valuable asset”. The Bradley’s perform library research, archival collection maintenance and special collection processing.
They are both experienced at processing ultra-large special collections, such as PSA, Convair and museum records. Bob was an engineering specialist in cost analysis for Convair Space Systems. Linda was an Executive Assistant for Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich. Despite both being highly accomplished people, the Bradleys have been described as “lovely people, low key and unassuming”. They are also impeccable with their research and organizational skills.
This is critical for organizing the collections, which they are an integral part of. Since both of them work on larger, more complex collections, they have made a huge impact on helping the museum provide access to these collections by researchers. It is not often that the museum has a volunteer that can take on the scope of the collections that both have been able to do.
Bob Bradley has been responsible for managing one of the museum’s largest archival collections from local aviation company, Conair/General Dynamics. As a former employee of the company, he has been valuable in assisting with identifying and organizing the materials. His wife, Linda, assisted in typing his inventories at home, before she became an official volunteer. Since she joined the team, she has helped process several large collections which include the Pacific Southwest Airlines collection and the Museum History Records.
Congratulations to both of you and thank you both for all of your hard work!