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Walt Disney Productions Collection

Summary Information
Title: Walt Disney Productions Papers
Dates: 1941-1983
Creator: Disney, Walt Productions
Extent: ca. 12 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-462
Contains a variety of written and illustrative materials for books and calendars.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Mickey Mouse calendars, 1979, 81-83

Mickey Mouse calendar, 1981

Mickey Sees USA,

Tenggren documents,

Tall Tale of the Giant Woodman and the Blue Ox,

Walt Disney's Bambi, 1941

Walt Disney's Dumbo of the Circus, 1939

Walt Disney's Fantasia, 1940


Biographical Sketch

Walt Disney was born December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Ill, and died December 15, 1966 in Burbank, Cal. He was an animator and producer, and a pioneer in the animated cartoon industry, branching out into books, comic books, television, amusement parks, and a variety of related products.

Biographical source: Something About the Author, vol. 27, 28

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains flyers, forms, booklets, photocopies illustrations, slides, photographs, distributions, newsletters, cards, legal agreement, holograph, typescripts, correspondence, paste-ups, review, manufacturing estimates, ink illustrations with 1 separation, 1 dummy, publicity press book, cels, illustrations in various media, notes.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Disney, Walt Productions
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Mickey Mouse calendars 1979, 1981-1983 
Note  New York: Windmill Books, 1979, 1981-1983
Box MF1377
photocopied calendar (13 p.)  Box MF1377
correspondence (30 p.)  Box MF1377
1 sits (19 p.)  Box MF1377
photocopied sketches (6 p.)  Box MF1377
sketch (1 p.)  Box MF1377
order forms (1 p.)  Box MF1377
slides (2 p.)  Box MF1377
paste-up of clippings (1 p.)  Box MF1377
manufacturing estimates (3 p.)  Box MF1377
review (1 p.)  Box MF1377
Mickey Mouse calendar 1981 
Note  New York: Windmill Books, 1981
Box MC603
ink illustrations with 1 separation (12 p.)  Box MC603
Mickey Sees USA  
Box MC432
dummy (1 p.)  Box MC432
Tenggren documents  
Box MF1019a
planning documents donated by Gustaf Tenggren estate (1 p.)  Box MF1019a
Tall Tale of the Giant Woodman and the Blue Ox  
Box MC432
background with ink and painted cels (2 p.)  Box MC432
background without cels (1 p.)  Box MC432
draft of the production--actually an animated cartoon script (1 p.)  Box MC432
publicity press book (1 p.)  Box MC432
selection of B/W publicity stills (1 p.)  Box MC432
production story (1 p.)  Box MC432
record (Tall tales from the world) (1 p.)  Box MC432
Walt Disney's Bambi 1941 
Note  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1941
Box MC432
chalk illustrations, matted (4 p.)  Box MC432
watercolor and ink illustration on film (1 p.)  Box MC432
crayon illustration (1 p.)  Box MC432
publisher's dummy with typescript and layout (144 p.)  Box MC432
photograph of scene from film 'Bambi' (1 p.)  Box MC432
Box MF288
Typescript, corrected (146 p.)  Box MF288
galley proof, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF288
notes (6 p.)  Box MF288
Walt Disney's Dumbo of the Circus 1939 
Note  New York: Garden City, 1939
Box MC432
charcoal and pencil sketches (5 p.)  Box MC432
charcoal and pastel sketches (4 p.)  Box MC432
charcoal and watercolor sketch (1 p.)  Box MC432
Walt Disney's Fantasia 1940 
Note  New York: Walt Disney Productions, 1940
Box MC432
illustration on acetate (1 p.)  Box MC432
Box MC432
watercolor illustration titled 'Mickey Mouse' (1 p.)  Box MC432