This book was realized only because the authors herein have contributed amply of their research, time, and attention. Willard H. Rollings, David Lanehart, Delmar Hayter, and Donald Abbe were students of Charles L. Wood; Paul H. Carlson, Dan L. Flores, Stephen P. Sayles, Benjamin H. Newcomb, David J. Murrah, and John R. Wunder were colleagues: Homer E. Socolofsky and Rita Napier were friend and teacher.
The "stylists," helpers of form and substance, are as important as the writers. Vicki Pachall, Linda Lester, and Vicky Vaughan endured typing countless drafts and redrafts; and Joan Weldon handled numerous administrative problems. Particular note should be made of David J. Murrah, Michael Hooks, Rebecca J. Herring, Janet Neugebauer, and Tommie Davis--all from the Southwest Collection of Texas Tech University--for their strong support of this project.
Several other persons aided greatly in this quest to recognize an historian of high merit. The aid came in an intangible form that sustained the effort throughout. Nina Potokova, historian from the Soviet Union and guest at Texas Tech University; Pamela Brink, Kansan par excellence, and Mary Hatfield; and Allan Kuethe and Briggs Twyman, interested and concerned colleagues, were most supportive. Susan Wunder, and Amanda