Academic journal article Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

Acknowledgments

Academic journal article Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

Acknowledgments

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I am indebted to many people and institutions for the opportunity to study illustrated imprints in early America. The librarians, collections, and policies of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), Worcester, Massachusetts, and the Homer Babbidge Library at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, provided the environment for preliminary research. A National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship enabled me to explore archives at the AAS, which hold the originals of the imprints reproduced in this study. At an AAS seminar, I presented a paper on Isaiah Thomas, printer and publisher, which was related to a more extensive work subsequently published: From Sacred to Secular: Visual Images in Early American Publications (University of Delaware Press, 2007). The Isaiah Thomas seminar paper was further developed and substantially expanded for the American Philosophical Society. I am deeply grateful to Mary McDonald, Editor and Director of Publications, and to the Committee on Publications at the American Philosophical Society, for keen interest, helpful advice, and useful suggestions.

1 was fortunate to have computer assistance at critical moments from my daughter, Elizabeth Laliberte; and Jim Lacey, my husband and friend, has always provided suggestions, support, and editorial advice in the course of my work. The faculty and staff of the University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, Connecticut, were helpful in granting sabbatical leave and faculty development funds necessary for my research. …

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