This collection represents the work of many people over a number of years. Essential support, without which the collection would not have been possible, was provided by a generous grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Early in the process of collection development, the Library benefited from the expert advice of Gary F. Kurutz, Principal Librarian, Special Collections, California State Library; Jennifer Larson, Yerba Buena Books; George Miles, Curator, Western Americana, the Beinecke Library, Yale University; and two historians, Doyce Nunis and James Rawls. At the Library of Congress, the collection was selected and shaped by special research consultants Kathi Ann Brown and Rich Greenfield, and by Mary-Jo Kline, now Curator of Special Collections at the John Hay Library, Brown University; the Library and this collection's users owe them a particular debt of gratitude.

American Memory/National Digital Library Program staff who also made significant contributions to this collection over the years include Karen Billett, Jane Bossert, Ricky L. Erway, Carl Fleischhauer, Joanne Freeman, LeeEllen Friedland, Jurretta Jordan Heckscher, Melissa Smith Levine, Steven C. McCollum, Eric Orr, and Glenn Ricci; and in the Library's Information Technology Services, Stan Lerner.

National Digital Library Program
Library of Congress
Spring, 1997

"California As I Saw It"