Many people contributed in a variety of ways to the success of the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest digital project. The original grant proposal was developed by Geri Bunker, Richard H.Engeman, Anke Gray, Gary L. Menges, and Carla Rickerson of the University of Washington Libraries in consultation with Karen DeSeve and Lynn A.Pankonin of the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture and Carolyn J. Marr of the Museum of History and Industry.
Gary L. Menges served as Principal Investigator/Project Director. Geri Bunker Ingram served as project consultant. James E. Gossett provided systems management for the project. Gary Menges handled rights management questions, did the text selection, and worked with Carolyn Marr on the selection of the UW and MOHI photographs. Final selection of the "Pacific Northwest Quarterly" articles was done by the authors of the study topic essays. Selection of the EWSHS photographs was done by Karen DeSeve. Special thanks to all the repositories that granted permission to include materials from their collections including photographs published in the digitized versions of Pacific Northwest Quarterly articles.
Cataloging of the MOHI photographs was done by Mary Montgomery. The UW photographs were cataloged under the supervision of Catherine Gerhart by Susan Burton with the assistance of Kristen Kinsey and Anita Smith. Cataloging of the EWSHS photographs was done by Jerri Chronkite. Special thanks to the members of the Plateau tribes who contributed information essential to the cataloging of the EWSHS images. The UW staff converted the cataloging data to Dublin Core. James B.Stack indexed the Indian Commissioner Reports and the Pacific Northwest Quarterly articles. Jennifer Stone produced two GIS maps to use in the project.
Scanning was done at the University of Washington. Scanning technicians were Molly Dilworth, Tung-Ming Lai, and Dan Petrescu. Kristin Kinsey assembled the UW photographs and supervised the photo scanning. Allen Maberry and Molly Dilworth scanned the slides from EWSHS. The University of Washington Publications in Anthropology were microfilmed and scanned at Preservation Resources, Bethlehem, Pa. Unbound issues of the Pacific Northwest Quarterly and color transparencies were scanned by David Olsen in Classroom Support Services (CSS). Nancy Hines of CSS did the color transparencies used in the scanning project.
Special thanks to the study topic essay authors: David M. Buerge, Rodney Frey, Carolyn J. Marr, Jay Miller, Coll-Peter Thrush, Ann Renker, Deward E. Walker, and Robin K. Wright who, in addition to writing essays, worked with the Project Director to develop the study topic essay concept. They provided advice and input on many other aspects of the project.
This project would not have been possible without the efforts of the many people who developed the collections in the three partner institutions from which items were selected for scanning. We also appreciate the support and assistance of John Findlay, Professor of History and Managing Editor, Pacific Northwest Quarterly; James B. Nason, Professor of Anthropology and Curator of New World Ethnology, Burke Museum; Naomi B. Pascal, Associate Director and Editor-in-Chief, University of Washington Press; and the staff of the UW Center for Systems Optimization. Special thanks to Betty Bengtson, Director of University Libraries during the time of this project, University of Washington; Leonard Garfield, Director of the Museum of History and Industry; and Glenn Mason, Director of the Cheney Cowles Museum/Eastern Washington State Historical Society. The support of these individuals was essential to the success of the project.
Special thanks to Ameritech for its support for the American Memory Program and to the staff at the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program including Caroline Arms, Carl Fleischhauer, Michael Hall, Bonnie Magness-Gardiner, and Ariel Rosenblum, who answered our questions and provided advice on many aspects of the project.