We have discovered even more significant material in our “vaults” spread across many individuals homes. For our 50th Anniversary in 2021, we have begun to collate much of the material and incorporate it into our formal preservation containers.
Want to help?
WJU needs YOUR active participation and help. We need archivists and technologist with the skills to establish formal libraries and “containers” for electronic storage and retrieval system. Have the skills, desire, and time to do some of the work or even guide our process? Let us know!
What’s on the drawing board?
In 2020, here’s some of the new content that is planned to be accessible on this website. But be aware that some content may be restricted to access by Members Only or those with Subscriptions.
- WJU Historical Compendium – an index of historical events of Windjammers Unlimited, including Officers & Trustees, Conventions & Meets, Hall of Fame Laureates & Meritorious Service Award recipients, Circus Fanfare Index and other goodies. This “Historical Compendium” is the authoritative reference and provides an easy to use snapshot of WJU from 1971-2019.
- Circus Performance Music Anthology – a detailed listing of the actual music performed by specific bands and bandleaders at designated performances of circuses. This reference will allow a researcher to see for example, what was the play list at the RBBB Circus in 1968. Many samples are being developed but the task is monumental and will take an extraordinary amount of time to complete.
- more to be announced, stay tuned.