The Walt Disney Archives was established 50 years ago today (June 22, 1970). Below are a couple images of the proposal and press release that are part of the Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic exhibit at the Bowers Museum. Below that are links to several Walt Disney Archives Exhibits I have been able to visit over the years. Then I close with an image and a couple videos from visits to archives events.
Disneygeek.com Blog Posts of Interest:
- 3/5/2020 – Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic @ Bowers Museum
- 8/22/2019 – D23 Expo: 1st Look @ Walt Disney Archives Presents Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume
- 7/13/2017 – 1st Look: D23 Expo – Walt Disney Archives presents Pirates Life For Me (several pictures)
- 8/13/2015 – D23 Expo Preview of the Walt Disney Archives Presents – Disneyland: The Exhibit
- 6/30/2012 – Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library (my full picture set)
- 6/27/2009 – Walt Disney Studios in Burbank – Pictures from a D23 tour including a visit to the Walt Disney Archives
For more on the archives D23 will be hosting a premiere of Adventure Thru the Walt Disney Archives later this week.
From a 2011 D23 Event: Disney Legend Richard Sherman playing a recently restored piano that used to be in Walt Disney’s Office, this event was in the Walt Disney Archives Library –