JOHN MARCH earned degrees in Chemistry and in Library Science. After teaching mathematics and chemistry, he became Assistant Librarian in Bibliographic Research at the University of Oklahoma and later became Senior Bibliographic Researcher at Collier's Encyclopedia. He began collecting Cather material in the late 1940s.
MARILYN ARNOLD is Professor Emeritus of English and was formerly Dean of Graduate Studies at Brigham Young University. She has published two books on Willa Cather and numerous articles on Cather and other American writers. She also lectures widely on Cather at national conferences.
DEBRA LYNN THORNTON is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. She has written on Eudora Welty and has presented papers on Willa Cather.