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Finding aid for the Collection of Walt Disney Productions and Walt Disney ephemera

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2011 April

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Title
Collection of Walt Disney Productions and Walt Disney ephemera
Collection no.
0304
Date
1930s-1950s
Extent
1.71 linear ft., 1 box
Language
English
Ephemera [Box]
1
Abstract
This small collection of Walt Disney and Disney Company related ephemera consists of newsletters, posters, book jackets, clippings, prints, comic books, small books, drawings, and miscellaneous printed ephemera that feature Walt Disney-created characters. The material dates from the 1930s and 1940s.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Collection of Walt Disney Productions and Walt Disney ephemera, Collection no. 0304, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

This small collection of Walt Disney and Disney Company related ephemera consists of newsletters, posters, book jackets, clippings, prints, comic books, small books, drawings, and miscellaneous printed ephemera that feature Walt Disney-created characters, or that discuss Walt Disney and his studio. The material dates from the 1930s to the 1950s.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 April
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Walt Disney Productions. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Book jackets
  • Clippings
  • Comic books
  • Ephemera
  • Newsletters
  • Notes
  • Posters
  • Printed ephemera
  • Programs (documents)

Personal Name(s)

  • Disney, Walt, 1901-1966 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Disney characters--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

 Travel Tykes Weekly 1939 

Note

Nos. 1-3, 10. Published by Standard Oil.

 "Western Family" covers 1944-1947 

Scope and Content

Select issues, primarily covers but includes one full issue (October 5, 1944).

 Paint books circa 1942-1943 

Note

Published by Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin.

Scope and Content

Donald Duck paint book, Mickey Mouse paint book, Walt Disney paint book, Donald Duck Army paint book.

 "Prevent Forest Fires" poster 1943 

Note

3 copies. Produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the State of California Division of Forestry.

 Nutrition posters 1943 

Note

Designed by Walt Disney for the Food and Nutrition Committee, California War Council; published by the Nutrition in Industry Committee, Los Angeles City and County War Councils.

Scope and Content

"There's Fightamins in fruits and vegetables!"; "You can't breakfast like a bird and work like a horse!"; "A goofy lunch pulls your punch!"

 Book jacket for "Walt Disney's Surprise Package" circa 1940s 

 Book jackets circa 1930s 

Scope and Content

"Mickey Mouse Movie Stories"; "The Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood": and "The Wise Little Hen"; "The Adventures of Mickey Mouse".

 Map of "Mickey's and Donald's Race to Treasure Island [at the Golden Gate International Exposition]" 1939 

 "Walt Disney's Donald Duck" children's book 1935 

Note

Published by Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin.

 Newspaper clippings 1930s-1940s 

 "Mickey Mouse" comic book 1945 March 24 

Note

Published by Odham Press, London.

 Comic books 1941-1943 

Scope and Content

"Pluto Saves the Ship"; "Thumper Meets the Seven Dwarfs"; "Dumbo the Flying Elephant". Includes one page from Snow White [?] comic.

 "Chesty and His Helpers" comic 1943 

Note

Published by the Los Angeles War Chest.

 Mini comic books 1947 

Scope and Content

"Mickey Mouse and the Haunted House"; "Bucky Bug and the Cannibal King"; "Pluto Joins the FBI"

 "Mickey Mouse and the Dude Ranch Bandit" 1943 

Scope and Content

Miniature book.

 Artwork undated 

 Print of Dopey circa 1938 

 Stamp catalog 1942 

Scope and Content

"Combat Insignia Stamps of the United States Amry & Navy Air Corps", vol 1. Contains stamps and descriptions.

 "Latin American Fiesta Program" 1943 

 60 Recipe Club cards circa 1945 

Scope and Content

Includes letters reagarding subscriptions.

 Cards and calendars 1945-1957, 1953 

 Notes undated 

Scope and Content

Handwritten notes with bibliographic information regarding articles and publications on Disney.

 Letter from Disney Productions regarding bookplates 1943 

 Miscellaneous ephemera undated 

Scope and Content

Printed note regarding Disney's receipt of honorary degree at USC; folder with "Miss Dick" handwritten on front, containing hand drawn cartoon cels of a baby in a washtub.

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