Our work on this book has been supported by many individuals and institutions. We are particularly grateful to the Ford Foundation for the fellowships that allowed us to do some of the most important basic research. Other financial support came in the shape of a grant from the Earhart Foundation that provided the authors released time from academic responsibilities to complete the final research and writing. Eric Anderson also received several forms of financial support from Pacific Union College, including a rare full- year sabbatical arranged by Lorne Glaim, chairman of the history department. Alfred Moss was supported by aid from the General Research Board of the University of Maryland, College Park campus.
In the course of our research we were fortunate to benefit from the services of a number of fine archivists and librarians. We acknowledge a special debt of gratitude to H. G. Jones, now retired but for many years director of the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina, for his interest in the project and helpful suggestions; to Michael R. Winston, former Director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, to Esme Bahn, a former curator there, and to current curators Donna Wells, Dean C. Harris, and Joellen ElBashir, each of whom brought important collections and historic photographs to our attention; to Shawn McDermott, periodicals librarian at the Virginia Theological Seminary, who made it possible for us to secure copies of rare photographs, and to his colleagues Carol Cummins, Otey Swoboda, and Martha Taylor, all of whom were unfailingly gracious and knowledgeable resources; to Mark Duffy, Archivist of the Episcopal Church and his associate, Jennifer Peters, Assistant Archivist for Reference and Public Services, whose graciousness and assistance made our busy week in Austin, Texas, such a pleasant and productive time. We are grateful to Thomas E. Rosenbaum, who assisted us in the selection of photographs from the collections of the Rockefeller Archive Center; to Deborah Price, librarian of St. Paul's