The Bill Wilkinson Archives

For the past 68 years, I have been accumulating … stuff. Generously, I refer to myself as an “archivist.” Now, what I hope to do with this site is to share the stuff.

So, what kind of stuff? Photos … stories … family history … things that have caught my eye over the years.

Most of all, this is to be for and about family and friends.

Finally, at the core, the incentive to make this happen — the idea that has been my focus – is to share my Father’s efforts to collect, preserve and document our family history … and his own story. This site launched on 17 December 2014 – the 100th anniversary of his birth. The first major work to be posted was a transcript of the 600+ hand-written pages of his self-title, “Memoirs.”

Bill Wilkinson

Here’s what our good friend, Dick Rohlf, recently shared, “I’ve been reading your mom and dads memoirs … really has been fun.   I absolutely loved your mom’s story … such an open an honest account of her young years!  Your dad’s story has been great and certainly reflects that it was written by an engineer!  Both give a wonderful picture of what it was like growing up in the 20s and 30s.”