In 1937 during the Great Depression, Don Walsworth settled in the centrally located railroad hub of Marceline, Missouri, to print playbills with a borrowed typewriter and a mimeograph machine. Soon the product line was expanded to include cookbooks and, following World War II, memorial books to honor those who had served their country.
In 1947, Walsworth began to produce scholastic yearbooks, and in 1970, the Commercial printing division was established to balance the cyclical yearbook production schedule, adding textbooks, catalogs, magazines and other specialty publications to the Walsworth line. Today, Walsworth is still family-owned. We are among the top three yearbook printers and the only family-owned printer of yearbooks, as well as one of the 30 largest printing companies in the U.S. and Canada.