39) Petitions For And Against Disney's America
From Bob Gurr's library are a series of petitions in support of the never-built Disney's America theme park in Virginia and another document against it.
From Bob Gurr's Library is this early 1970s project book for a never-built alternative vehicle for a future Epcot when Monorail extension was thought to be too expensive.
36) Lake Buena Vista Peoplemover
Brochure / booklet to sell idea of a Disney-made Peoplemover system for the Lake Buena Vista community of Florida. This is form Bob Gurr's collection and is signed by him.
35) Modular Car Concept
From the library of Bob Gurr and signed by him, a concept for Peoplemover style transit cars when Disney was trying to sell its "Community Transportation Services"
23) Independence Lake Progress Newsletter
Newsletter/propaganda re: Independence Lake -- a second, lesser-known, failed attempt by Disney to create a ski resort in California, after Mineral King.
22) 1968 Disney Benefits Packet
Packet of benefits for employees of "Walt Disney Productions & Associated Companies" regarding medical insurance, disability, and life insurance. Even includes unused benefits card.
11) 1967 California World's Fair
50 page archive of documents and newsletters related to the never-built 1967 World's Fair in Long Beach, California. According to documents in the archive the fair was supposed to run 4/3-10/30 in both 1967 and 1968 with anywhere from 40-50 million people attending and cost $400M.
9) Edison Square Proposal
A fascinating 1958 proposal to GE to sponsor a new attraction at Disneyland called Edison Square. This is essentially an early version of the Carousel of Progress that was never built. Click on the image for a pdf.
6) Bob Gurr's First Book
"How To Draw Cars Of Tomorrow" was written by Henry "Bob" Gurr in 1952 as he was graduating from the Art Center College of Design. This early insight into his talent and passion for futuristic design is an important document in the history of Disney Parks since he designed so many of the ride vehicles.