The Disney Avenue Podcast is back with this
month's show featuring another fantastic interview with Disney
Legend, Walt Disney Archives founder and former chief archivist
David Smith! Dusty Sage, of MiceChat.com, teams up with host Keith Michael Mahne
for another amazing show. It was a wonderful conversation and a
whole lot of fun.
Walt Disney Archives founder and former chief archivist David Smith
officially joined The Walt Disney Company on June 22, 1970, but his
Disney roots are even deeper.
A fan of Disney films throughout his youth, Dave explained in our
interview, “I grew up in Southern California, and so my
appreciation of Disneyland began as a child.” In 1967, he had
become interested in compiling an extensive bibliography on Walt
Disney. With approval from the Disney organization, he spent more
than a year researching all Disney publications and
When the Disney family and Studio management decided to attempt to
preserve Walt Disney’s papers, awards, and memorabilia, it was
natural for them to contact Dave to do a study, and make a
recommendation which established the guidelines and objectives of
the Archives. Dave was selected as archivist, and in the years
since the Archives was established it has come to be recognized as
a model among corporate archives in the country. Dave is regarded
as the final authority on matters of Disney history.
The Disney Avenue Podcast is pleased to present
our interview with the legend himself, Dave
The Disney Avenue
Podcast would like to thank our producer Geren Piltz and
our graphic designer Brian Vermillion for their
contributions to this show!