Special Collections of the Orange County Library

The Orlando Public Library in downtown Orlando hosts multiple special collections in Learning Central, located on the 4th floor.

The Disney Collection

The materials which make up the Disney collection range from books about the Disney parks, picture books of Disney Art,songbooks and a large holding of printed ephemera provided by the archivist at Disney.  In this collection you can find books with artwork, recipes from the parks, and a few older items which are no longer in print.  We also have several drawers of information, press clippings, and internal Disney newsletters for anyone wanting to do in depth research into Disney.

Disney Books

A sample of the books in the Disney Collection:

Disney Vertical Files

The Disney Vertical files contain unbound items sent to us by the archivist for the Walt Disney Company. Below is a sample of the items you can find in this extensive collection:

WDW Clippings 1971-2015 

These clippings make up the bulk of the Disney Collection and include articles published by major news sources, internal Disney documents, and various other Ephemera about the parks.

WDW Eyes & Ears 1973-2015

Eyes and Ears is the internal newsletter for Walt Disney World's cast members (a.ka. employees).  

Disney News 1973-1900 

The Magic Kingdom Club members magazine .

Disneyland Line 1971-2015

Disneyland cast member newsletter has content similar to Eyes & Ears about the west coast parks.