Dave Smith, Chief Archivist at the Walt Disney Company has announced his retirement after 40 years with the company. His retirement will coincide with his 70th birthday in October of this year. I personally want to wish Dave well in his retirement and also acknowledge the many times he has helped me out with research and clarification on Disneyland Hotel related questions. Dave has always responded to my enquiries which have greatly improved the content of this blog as well as the Disneyland Hotel book and addendums to the book. Dave built the Archives from scratch to what it is today. For those of us lucky enough to have visited the Archives, his work is evident in the structure and content of the materials located there. My visit there was most productive and Dave helped me immensely. We wish you the best of luck with sincere hopes for a wonderful retirement. You will be sorely missed and I am hoping you will still have a hand in the happenings at the Archives. I am sure the department will be left in good hands. Here is to a job well done Dave and God bless!
Dave at His Desk - From my visit to the Archives
Studio Archives - Here is a picture from my visit to the Disney Archives in Burbank, California. I am often told that I am the fourth handsomest in this picture.