This edition of her husband's letters gives me another opportunity to express my appreciation of Mrs. Maxwell Anderson. Her contribution to the edition went much beyond permission to publish the letters and documents. In the large job of gathering the letters she was extremely helpful. And the multitude of matters that work on the edition brought before her she handled in a spirit of gracious cooperation. For all of her efforts on behalf of the edition, and her understanding and encouragement throughout, I am grateful.
I am also grateful to Lela Anderson Chambers, who made available to this edition her carefully assembled collection of her brother's letters and enriched the edition with her knowledge of the Anderson family's history. John F. Wharton, a founder of the Playwright's Company and now its chronicler, likewise put me in his debt by supplying the large number of Anderson letters in his possession and generously answering questions about them.
To the other individuals and the institutions that made available the Anderson letters and documents in their possession I also wish to express my thanks. They are Harold Anderson; Hesper Anderson; Quentin Anderson; Enid Bagnold; Mabel Driscoll Bailey; Mrs. S. N. Behrman; Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley; Avery Chambers; Oral History Collection, Columbia University; Manuscript Division, Library of Congress; Houghton Library, Harvard University; Lilly Library, Indiana University; Lotte Lenya; Middlebury College Library; Newberry Library; Theatre Collection, Library & Museum of the Performing Arts, New York Public Library at Lincoln Center; Southern Historical Collection, Louis Round Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota; Charles Patterson Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania; Princeton University Library; Alfred S. Shivers; University Library, Stanford University; George Arents Research Library, Syracuse University; Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin; Clifton Waller Barrett Library, University of Virginia; Wellesley College Library; Wisconsin Center