It was a great pleasure working with my editor, Sara Day, whose skills and energy are extraordinary and whose insights contributed immeasurably to this book. She was assisted in the gathering of illustrations from lending institutions by Nawal Kawar and Gloria Baskerville-Holmes, also of the Publishing Office. My colleague, Staley Hitchcock, was a constant source of support. The members of the Advisory Committee collectively and individually gave me far more assistance than I had any right to expect. They are: Professor Patricia Bonomi, New York University; Professor Thomas Buckley, S.J., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; Professor Richard Bushman, Columbia University; Dr. Michael Crawford, Head, Early History Branch, Naval Historical Center; Professor Daniel Dreisbach, American University; Professor Nathan Hatch, Notre Dame University; Professor Mark Noll, Wheaton College; Dr. Michael Novak, American Enterprise Institute; and Professor James Smylie, Union Theological Seminary.
Many people throughout the country have assisted me in planning and organizing the exhibition. I would like to give special thanks to the following, to whom I have turned on numerous occasions and who have been unfailingly helpful: Fred Anderson, Director, Virginia Baptist Historical Society; George M. Barringer, Director of Special Collec tions, Georgetown University Library; B. Schlessinger Ross, Executive Director, Society of Friends of Touro Synagogue; Ken Ross, Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia; the Reverend Edwin Schell, Director, Lovely Lane Museum, Baltimore; Robert Schoeberlein, Curator, Prints and Photographs, Maryland Historical Society; Margaret Shannon, Curator of Rare Books, Washington National Cathedral; and the Reverend James Trimble, Rector, Christ Church, Philadelphia.
The staff members of the Library's Interpretive Programs Office, who mounted this exhibition with their customary skill, are: Irene Chambers, Interpretive Programs Officer; Giulia Adelfio, Exhibit Director; Debbie Durbeck; Chris O'Connor; Tambra Johnson; Gwynn Wilhelm; Denise Agee; and, from the Conservation Office, Rikki Condon. The assistance of the Development Office staff, particularly Norma Baker, Director of Development, and Jan Lauridsen was invaluable.
James H. Hutson