An analogy to our work as compilers of this bibliography would be of sailors who voyage into the universe of research knowledge and inquiry in consultation and return on the ship of learning from the open seas bringing with them new discoveries. Our travels brought us in contact with numerous persons who provided significant help along the way.
We want to express our gratitude to Karen Peret, Edward McCreanor, Ray Matusiewicz, and Travis Tatum, former students and current colleagues and friends, whose early work on a similar project informed our thinking about this bibliography. We are indebted to Mildred Vasan, Senior Editor at Greenwood Publishing Group, who supported our initial proposal for the bibliography, and guided us through to the finished product.
A special thanks to the numerous librarians across the nation who were so giving of their time and energy to aid us in this bibliographic odyssey. We wish to express our gratitude to Marie Paiva at the Marriott Library of the University of Utah, Mark Spivey at the Campus Library of the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and James Neeley at the Watson Library of the University of Kansas for extraordinary efforts at directing us to obscure resources and easing the materials retrieval tasks.
We are indebted also to Sandra Hiskey, Doreen Brown, and Wanda Brown for their technical assistance at a time when preparing the camera-ready copy seemed much like the task of Sisyphus. Finally, a special thanks and expression of our gratitude to W.C. and C.B. whose energies and spirits were with us throughout the journey.