No work of this type would ever be completed without the help of librarians, museum curators, and collections' supervisors. Therefore, I would like to thank the staff of the Western History Collection, the Denver Public Library; the Buffalo Bill Historical Center; the library of the Circus World Museum; the Special Collections Archive, University of Wyoming; the photograph collection of the Wyoming State Archives; the University of Oklahoma Archives; and Scout's Rest Ranch State Park. I would especially like to thank Paul Fees, curator of the Buffalo Bill Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center; Dick Flint, president of the Circus Historical Society; Barbara Rogers; and India Cooper.
In addition, I wish to express my appreciation to the Graduate Faculty of Northwestern University's Theatre Department for their support of my original idea to write this history of Buffalo Bill's Wild West and especially to Dr. Robert Schneideman and Dr. Linda Jenkins.
I owe a special debt of gratitude to the University of Central Arkansas for the faculty research grant which allowed me to complete my research and prepare the manuscript for publication.