A host of libraries, historical societies, and researchers assisted the editors in the completion of this work. Tillie Pevzner was especially helpful in obtaining materials from the Bancroft Library of the University of California at Berkeley. Saw Wei Chi Poon, of the Asian Studies Library at Berkeley, also gave freely of her advice. Gracious assistance in forwarding materials was rendered by the staffs of the libraries of the University of Washington, Lincoln University, Adelphi University, Hofstra University, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, the State University of New York at Albany, the University Research Center at UCLA, the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota, the Tamiment Institute of New York, San Francisco State University, and the Catholic University of America.
In addition, Richard Oestreicher, Gerald Horne, H. Mark Lai, Rockwell J. Chin, Nina Greenpan, Yuri Kochiyama, and Karl Yoneda were generous in suggesting leads and sources. Nora Bonosky played a crucial role in the completion of the book, and Gabriel Rosenberg provided essential professional guidance. Peter Katopes contributed useful insights and steady encouragement as the collection took shape. The editors express special appreciation to John Donohue, for his technical and intellectual support throughout.