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Walt Disney 1956 signed WED Board of Directors document

17 Aug

DS, signed “Walter E. Disney,” one page, 8.5 x 11, February 20, 1956. Minutes of the 1960 annual meeting of the shareholders of WED Enterprises, Inc. In part: “Mr. Walter E. Disney was elected Chairman of the Board by acclamation. Mr. Disney presided, and Mr. Clark acted as Secretary of the meeting. The meeting proceeded to election of officers to manage the Corporation’s affairs during the ensuing year.” Signed at the conclusion by Disney as chairman, and countersigned by Royal Clark as secretary. In fine condition. Disney founded the company in 1952, lending his initials to its name, in order to fund and oversee the development of Disneyland. He provided the startup money for the park from his own personal fortune, funneled through WED Enterprises. The company would be renamed Walt Disney Imagineering in the 1960s.

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