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41) McDonald's Proposal

1987 proposal for a marketing venture between Disneyland and McDonald's entitled "The Future Is Back."

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40) Disney Entertainment Complex

1984 proposal for a "Disney Entertainment Center" with concept art.

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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.

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38) Carousel of Progress / Horizons Proposal

Circa-1990 Proposal for a new Carousel of Progress at Disneyland that would also combine elements of Horizons.

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37) Omnitram 

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.

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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.

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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" 

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34) Port Disney Brochure

4-page document describing a proposed Disney resort in Long Beach.  Discussions lasted 1990-1991.

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33) 1966 Walt Disney Telephone Directory 

30 page directory of internal office extensions for Walt Disney Productions, Disneyland, and WED

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32)  Tokyo Disneyland Opening Brochure 

Opening brochure for Tokyo Disneyland aimed at travel and tourism industry

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31) WED Welcome Packet

Welcome packet to a new WED employee as a Model Designer II making $285 per week, dated Dec. 1979.

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30) WED Drafting Requirements Manual

213 page, 1970 manual with details broken up into 18 sections for electro-mechanical drafters who work for WED Enterprises.

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29) NBC News Line Spring 1964

NBC employee internal newsletter with picture of NBC Day at Disneyland on the cover but no article inside

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28) Audio-Animatronic Training Guide

April 1981 quiz booklet after watching vidrotape guide to large human audio-animatronics.

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27) Man In Space 3 Comics In 1

Contains "Rockets and Satellites", "Man & The Moon", "Mars & Beyond"

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26) Man In Space Tomorrowland Comic

1956 comic book depicting how technology can enable man to travel in space.

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25) Backstage Summer 1978

Disney employee magazine with articles on Jack Wagner (voice of Disney parks), the wardrobe department, and multiple tongue-in-cheek sections.

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24) Dispatches From Disney's #1

This is the first edition of Disney's publications for its employees in the armed forces during WWII. It was published in 1943.

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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. 

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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. 

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21) Alweg LA Monorail Proposal

A 1961 proposal from Alweg, the manufacturer of the Disneyland monorail system, for a Los Angeles line.

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20) Mineral King Brochure

1967 summary of Disney's plans for the Mineral King ski resort which was never built.

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19) "Oriental Disneyland" Proposal

Mid-1970s WED document evaluating the potential of a Disney park in Japan.

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18) 1938 Disney Employee Manual

An overview of animation jobs inside Walt Disney, how to get them, how salaries are determined, and the drawing tasks applicants need to complete 

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17) Tokyo Disney Opening Brochure

1983 booklet given to cast members for the opening of Tokyo Disneyland

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16) Euro Disneyland Proposal

1987 proposal for Euro Disney including several maps with overlay

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15) Disney Mass Transit

1975 sales brochure when Disney attempted to create transportation systems for the public via monorail and/or people mover. 

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14) Disney's America Brochure

Color brochure with concept art promoting the never-built Disney's America Park in Virginia.

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13) Disney's America Newsletter

Issue no. 1. of a Disney's America newsletter which is essentially a promotional effort to sell the public of the benefits of the park.

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12) Los Angeles Monorail Proposal

1954, 200+ page report commissioned by the LA MTA for a city-wide monorail system.

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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. 

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10) Proposed Project Operating Dates

1973 report containing dates for future projects at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

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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.

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8) Disney Intl. Convention.

1959 booklet for a Disney merchandising convention in London.

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7) Wedway Peoplemover Brochures

2 brochures selling the merits of the Peoplemover as a transit system in real world use.

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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.

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5) Dept. of Agriculture Mineral King Report

Circa 1967 US Forest Service, an agency of the Dept. of Agriculture,   report on the status of Mineral King Ski Resort.

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4) Disney Mineral King Report

1966 Disney report projecting the economic advantages to California of the Mineral King resort. 

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3) WED Audio-Animatronic Memo.

1963 WED Enterprises Memo about the Audio-Animatronics being made for the 1964 World's Fair.

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2) Capital Expenditure Report 

1971/72 CapX report for Disneyland and Walt Disney World.

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1) Freedomland Guide/Map

1962 guide to Freedomanland which was an East Coast Disney-type theme park located in the Bronx that ran from 1960-1964 

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