IN PREPARING THIS VOLUME, WE HAVE CONSULTED NUMEROUS individuals and institutions and have been impressed to find so many people willing to go beyond their official responsibilities to help us. We are especially grateful for the kind assistance of former officers and men of the U.S. Army Detention Training Center outside Pisa, and of their families, who have with great generosity and patience answered our questions about the camp and provided us with military documents, private correspondence, and photographs. This volume is the richer for their help.
We wish to thank the trustees of the Ezra Pound Literary Property Trust for originally granting permission to publish the letters and writings of Ezra Pound, and for their sustained support of this project.
We acknowledge with gratitude the financial assistance given by the Marguerite Eyer Wilbur Foundation and by the Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature ( Beinecke Library, Yale University).
We wish to thank the following institutions for the use of letters, manuscripts, and books in their collections: Lilly Library, Indiana University; Beinecke Library, Yale University; McFarlin Library Special Collections, University of Tulsa; Houghton Library, Harvard University; Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin; Burke Library, Hamilton College; Art Institute of Chicago; and the London Guildhall School of Music.
We wish to thank the following persons for permission to use unpublished materials and photographs: Ruth Amprim, Joan Arrizabalaga, June Castle, J. Martin Cornell, Valerie Eliot, Col. and Mrs. Morris J. Lucree, Col. Julien H. Le Page, Homer L. Somers, and John L. and Gwen Steele. If, despite our efforts, we have failed to locate the owners of any copyrighted materials, we hope we will be pardoned. Our special thanks are due