Have you looked into digi scrapping?
Honestly, IMO if your goal is to just get all this stuff put in a book chronologically, then buying a bunch of papercrafting stuff is going to be a waste. If you're not doing it to enjoy it and create fun pages, then you'll most likely get bored and stressed out.
You can take photos of the newspaper clippings (they will yellow and crumble with time if you use the real things) and memorabilia and put them on digital pages. You can use digital elements over and over and over again - no need to pay for more than one use. I have put very simple digi books together in just a couple of hours. Whereas with scrapbooking, it takes me 20 plus hours for each book at LEAST>