Scrapbooks

For years, one of the least desired responsibilities of successive WDCGA Presidents was to take possession of the historic records of the WDCGA, including beautifully prepared, detailed scrapbooks dating back to 1934. Every two years, moments after the final luncheon, the outgoing President gleefully transferred multiple boxes to the newly inaugurated President. In addition to assuming sole responsibility for the safekeeping of these important records, Presidents soon realized that they alone had access to our remarkable history. The logistical challenge of displaying these scrapbooks at any of our functions meant that the scrapbooks were never seen by our members. As the WDCGA moved to modernize and computerize operations, the digital preservation of our scrapbooks became an Executive priority. This was not a normal auto-feed project; it was a challenge to find professionals capable of the enormous care necessary to preserve our antique, fragile pages. Over an eighteen month from 2007 to 2009, the painstaking preservation was completed. The final step of the project was to upload the scrapbooks onto our website so that our wonderful history can now be enjoyed by all.

1934

1943

1947 (1)

1947 (2)

1949

1950

1952

1953

1954

1955-1956

1957

1958-1959 (1)

1958-1959 (2)

1960 (1)

1960 (2)

1965

1966

1968 (1)

1968 (2)

1969

1970

1971

1977

1978

1980

1981

1982

1983

1985

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1995

1996

1998

1998 Juniors

1999

2000

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016