My Father, W. C. Wilkinson Jr. wrote what he termed his “Memoirs.” The Prologue at the beginning of Volume 1 provides a good introduction. It appears that he began this project about 1982. The last dated entry is in 1990. All together, he wrote over 600 pages in long-hand, filling the better part of five composition books. The account covers his life from birth to just after World War II. At the end of the his copy, mid-way through Vol. 5, he inserted two pages of notes labeled “Memoir Sked,” seemingly indicating his intention to continue. In fact, he went on to write other personal histories (largely focused on his career at RCA).
After his death, I found this set of “Memoirs” tucked in the back of a file drawer in the basement. I started scanning Vol. 1 and my sister, Penny, transcribed the first 30 pages. More recently, my grandson, Arik Moe, scanned all five volumes. Anne Moe produced the transcription. My thanks to them for making it possible for me to share my Father’s memoirs with family and friends. Enjoy: it makes for a very easy, interesting read.
This is Vol. 1 of W. C. Wilkinson Jr.’s “Memoirs.” (1.8 mb pdf file)
This is Vol. 2 of W. C. Wilkinson Jr’s “Memoirs.” (0.795 mb pdf file)
This is Vol. 3 of W. C. Wilkinson Jr’s “Memoirs.” (4.656 mb pdf file)
This is Vol. 4 of W. C. Wilkinson Jr’s “Memoirs.” (1.3 mb pdf file)
This if Vol. 5 of W. C. Wilkinson Jr’s “Memoirs.” (0.8 mb pdf file)