Guide to the Disneyland Employee and Promotional Materials Collection

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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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Geographical (By Place)--California--Los Angeles Area Social Sciences--Sports and Recreation

Guide to the Disneyland Employee and Promotional Materials Collection

Collection number: MS-R77

Special Collections and Archives

The UCI Libraries



University of California

Irvine, California

Contact Information

  • Special Collections and Archives
  • The UCI Libraries
  • P.O. Box 19557
  • University of California
  • Irvine, California 92623-9557
  • Phone: (949) 824-3947
  • Fax: (949) 824-2472
  • Email: spcoll@uci.edu
  • URL: http://www.lib.uci.edu/rrsc/speccoll.html
Processed by:
Processed by Mary Ellen Goddard, William Landis, and Adrian Turner.
Date Completed:
1999-2000
Encoded by:
Adrian Turner
© 2000 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Disneyland employee and promotional materials collection,
Date (inclusive): 1975-1993
Date (bulk): (bulk 1981-1987)
Collection number: MS-R077
Collector: Kelly, Jon Timothy
Extent: 1 linear foot (2 boxes and 2 oversize folders)
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection comprises employee training and policy guides, promotional material and brochures for the Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks and rides, popular publications featuring the Disney corporation and its entertainment subsidiaries, and other related material. The collection also contains copies of several Disney serials intended for either the Disney staff or the general public. All items were collected by the donor during his employment at Disneyland as a "Cast Member," the term used to refer to public service employees.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

Disneyland Employee and Promotional Materials Collection. MS-R77. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jon Timothy Kelly, 1999-2000.

Processing History

Processed by Mary Ellen Goddard and William Landis in 1999, and by Adrian Turner in 2000.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection comprises employee training and policy guides, promotional material and brochures for the Disneyland and Walt Disney World theme parks and rides, popular publications featuring the Disney corporation and its entertainment subsidiaries, and other related material. The collection also contains copies of several Disneyland serials intended for either the Disney staff or the general public. All items were collected by the donor during his employment at Disneyland as a "Cast Member," the term used to refer to public service employees.

Related Collections

Related collections of Disneyland and Walt Disney World newsletters, publications, and brochures can be found at the Anaheim Public Library in California and the Orlando Public Library in Florida.

Separation Note

Three serials were removed from this collection and cataloged separately:
  • Annual report, 1986-1995. Walt Disney Productions report.
  • Disney news, 1979-1993. Quarterly publication for members of the Magic Kingdom Club (continued by Disney magazine).
  • Disney magazine, 1994-1995. Quarterly publication for members of the Magic Kingdom Club.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Disneyland (Calif.)--Archival resources.
Amusement parks--California--Anaheim--Archival resources.
Orange County (Calif.)--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Employees' manuals.


Contents

Box 1 : 1-4

Disneyland employee documents and training materials, photocopies and original publications, 1983-1987

Box 1 : 1

General employee and Cast Member introductory training material, 1984-1987

Box 1 : 2

Lead Cast Member training handbooks and checklists, 1983-1987

Box 1 : 3

Retirement, work status, health insurance, and union documents, undated

Box 1 : 4

Safety awareness, undated

Box 1 : 5-8

Walt Disney Productions and Walt Disney Company staff and commercial publications

Box 1 : 5

The Disneyana collector

Box 1 : 5

1983 Summer

Box 1 : 5

1985-1986 Winter

Box 1 : 5

1986 Spring

Box 1 : 5

1986 Summer

Box 1 : 6

Disneyland Community Action Team newsletter, 1985

Box 1 : 6

Disneyland line, weekly publication for staff members

Box 1 : 6

1986 December 24

Box 1 : 6

1989 July 14

Box 1 : 6

The Disney theme show from Disneyland to Walt Disney World: a pocket history of the first twenty years, Volume I, photocopy of pamphlet, ca. 1980s

Box 1 : 6

The Disney theme show: an introduction to the art of Disney outdoor entertainment, Volume II, photocopy of pamphlet, ca. 1980s

Box 1 : 7

The Magic Kingdom gazette, 1985 July-1987 June

Box 1 : 8

Theme park operations newsletter, 1985 August-September

Box 1 : 8

Vacationland

Box 1 : 8

1979 Summer

Box 1 : 8

1983 Spring

Box 1 : 8

1984 Summer

Box 2 : 1

Magic Kingdom Club membership publications

Box 2 : 1

Magic Kingdom Club price guide, 1983-1985

Box 2 : 1

Membership guide, 1981-1991

Box 2 : 2

Disneyland (California) brochures and guides, 1975-1993

Box 2 : 2

Daily event guides, 1981-1983

Box 2 : 2

Disney Channel brochure, 1983

Box 2 : 2

Individual ride brochures

Box 2 : 2

It's a Small World, 1975

Box 2 : 2

Star Tours, 1987

Box 2 : 2

Souvenir guide, 1981-1990.

Note

Guide to rides and shops, with maps
Box 2 : 2

Special event guides, 1985-1993

Box 2 : 3

Walt Disney World (Florida) brochures and guides

Box 2 : 3

Epcot Center guide book, 1986

Box FB-10 : 3

Disney/MGM Studios theme park news, 1989 April

Box 2 : 3

Guide book and Discover guide, 1982-1986.

Note

Guides to rides and shops, with maps
Box 2 : 3

Individual ride and attraction brochures

Box 2 : 3

Discovery Island, 1987

Box 2 : 3

River Country, 1987

Box 2 : 3

Package tour guides, 1981-1982

Box 2 : 3

Vacation guide and Resort vacation guide, 1982-1986

Box 2 : 3

Walt Disney World news, 1987

Box 2 : 4

Magazines featuring Disneyland and Walt Disney World

Box FB-9 : 7

Life

Box FB-9 : 7

1978 November

Box FB-9 : 7

Advertising supplements, 1981-1982

Box 2 : 4

Los Angeles Times magazine

Box FB-10 : 3

1980 January 20.

Note

Advertising supplement
Box 2 : 4

1987 February 8

Box 2 : 4

Newsweek

Box 2 : 4

1989 April 3

Box 2 : 4

1991 Fall/Winter.

Note

Advertising supplement