Smith in 2010
David Rollin Smith
October 13, 1940
Pasadena, California, U.S
|Died||February 15, 2019 (aged 78)|
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Chief Archivist at Walt Disney Archives|
Dave Rollin Smith (October 13, 1940 – February 15, 2019) was an American archivist. He was the founder and chief archivist at the Walt Disney Archives, which is in the Frank G. Wells Building at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California.
He joined the company on June 22, 1970, as its first archivist. His first job was to document all the items in Walt Disney's office which had sat dormant since his death in 1966.
Smith has written many books, including Disney A to Z, an official encyclopedia of Disney knowledge, as well as the Walt Disney Trivia Books, and also co-authored Disney: The First 100 Years. In 2007, Smith was honored with the Disney Legends Award.
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- "Disney Legends - Dave Smith (Archives)". Disney. Archived from the original on April 16, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
- Boucher, Geoff (June 24, 2010). "Column One: Pack rat in the Mouse House". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
- "Dave Smith Dies". Deadline Hollywood. 15 Feb 2019. Retrieved 16 February 2019.