I Wish to Acknowledge
The following entries constitute an online addendum to the above recently published piece in Prologue, which spotlights examples of "acknowledgments" to archivists working at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), as found in various works of nonfiction. Although all of these acknowledgments (and many more) deserved inclusion in the piece, not all could be due to space limitations in Prologues printed edition. Here we have listed the acknowledgments to NARA and its archival staff in fuller form, so that the reader might gain a better understanding of the scope of NARAs influence on the type of work produced by authors and historians over the years. Time and resources permitting, the present list will be supplemented with additional entries as they become known. Readers should feel free to contact Chief Librarian Jeffery Hartley at email@example.com with additional suggestions for inclusion on this list.
Ackerman, Kenneth D. Young J. Edgar: Hoover, the Red Scare, and the Assault on Civil Liberties (2008).
"My two principal research homes for Young J. Edgar were the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., and the National Archives in Washington and College Park, Maryland. Both institutions once again proved themselves to be true national gems At the National Archives, archivists including Fred Romanski, Alan Walker, and Marian Smith came through for me time after time when I needed help in deciphering the complex systems of records from the era."
Aiken, Charles. The Cotton Plantation South since the Civil War: Creating the North American Landscape (1998).
"I thank William Creech of the National Archives in Washington who spent hours reading Office of Economic Opportunity documents that I sought and took an enlightened attitude toward what should be available to researchers."
Anderson, Edgar Leo. 50 Days of War and Peace, July 16 to September 3, 1945, or Why Harry Dropped the Atomic Bomb! (2003).
"There is one man, John E. Taylor, who gave me the impetus to persevere over the years and complete this manuscript. I had run out of research material at the libraries of UCLA and other colleges. After introducing me to all the material in the Los Angeles public library system, Glen Creason, History Librarian, suggested that I continue at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. I made the first of a dozen trips to Washington, D.C., from my home in Los Angeles.
"It was in the National Archives that I met John E. Taylor. He had begun in the military section in 1946 and was still there in the late 1990s. When I met him he mentioned that that Archives would not let him retire, and the reason was that he knew where every document was located. Over the years, he had assisted tens [of] thousands of researchers from around the world. When I outlined my goal of writing a book using documents, rather than interviews, John told me that such a publication was necessary. He said that he would help me in every way. (The Los Angeles Times devoted a half page [page 5a main section] and a picture of John in its January 9, 1995 edition.)
"John, at our first meeting, telephoned the FBI office and said that he was sending Dr. Anderson over and for them to assist me in every way. They were most co-operative and I searched through many boxes and located all the confessions of the spies who stole atomic bomb secrets for the communist Soviet Union. With the assistance of an agent, I was also offered a great deal of other formerly secret documents which are also included in the book. John also telephoned Dr. Dean Allard at the United States Navy Operational Archives and asked him to open the files to me. Each time I entered Dr. Allards office, he assigned a yeoman to assist me and said that I was to be given whatever I wanted. He also asked the yeoman-librarian to suggest anything that he might believe would be useful to me, because there were no limits. Every military and archival agency has co-operated with me fully because I assured them that my book would not stress a point or belief."
Anthony, Carl Sferrazza. First Ladies: The Sage of the Presidents Wives and Their Power, 1789-1961 (1992).
"I also want to especially thank the dedicated staffs of the presidential libraries."
Aron, Cindy Sondik. Ladies and Gentlemen of the Civil Service: Middle-Class Workers in Victorian America (1987).
"While I was still a graduate student at the University of Maryland, Ira Berlin introduced me to the treasures of the National Archives Rene Jussaud of the Natural Resources Branch of the National Archives used her extraordinary knowledge of the records to direct me to a wonderful cache of documents. Her efficiency and professionalism made years of research considerably easier. Terry Matchette of the Fiscal and Judicial Branch was also enormously helpful in keeping me supplied with records. This project owes much to the staff at the National Archives who searched for, delivered, and Xeroxed truckloads of documents."
Aronson, Schlomo. Hitler, the Allies, and the Jews (2006).
"My archival research greatly profited from several generations of archivists at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) starting with the late John Mendelsohn and the very much alive Robert Wolfe, to the indispensable John Taylor and Lawrence MacDonald of the Military Branch, and to Dr. Greg Bradsher, the Director of the Holocaust Era Assets Records Project at NARA, all of them walking mines of knowledge and immense personal support, which culminated in Dr. Bradshers help in making me a NARA fellow in 2001-2002 and in transforming my fellowship into a very fruitful one."
Atkinson, Rick. An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (2002).
"At the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, I thank John W. Carlin, Archivist of the United States; Michael J. Kurtz; Richard Boylan; Timothy Mulligan; and especially Timothy K. Nenninger, who is also president of the Society for Military History. As chief of modern military records, Tim has been an extraordinary guide in the deep woods of the federal archives. He was also kind enough to read the galleys and to offer suggestions. This would be a lesser book without him."
Atkinson, Rick. The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (2007).
"At the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, I thank Richard Boylan, Timothy Mulligan, Larry McDonald, and, most particularly, Timothy K. Nenninger, the chief of modern military records and former president of the Society for Military History. Virtually every page of this book bears Tims imprint, and I am deeply grateful for his expertise, humor, friendship, and willingness to read a portion of the manuscript."
Baker, Horace L. Argonne Days in World War I (2007).
"This book owes a great deal to the people who helped... To Mitchell A. Yockelson and Timothy K. Nenninger of the National Archives..."
Barde, Robert Eric. Immigration at the Golden Gate: Passenger Ships, Exclusion, and Angel Island. (2008).
"Neil Thomsen, former head archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration, San Bruno, actually launched this book by introducing me to the case file of Quok Shee, the "Alleged Wife." Bill Greene, Dan Nealand, and the staff at NARA/San Bruno have been patient and supportive in helping me wade through NARAs enormous collection and retrieve from it glimpses of our past."
Barry, John W. The Midwest Goes to War: The 32nd Division in the Great War (2006).
"Mitchell Yockelson, an archivist for the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland, is the person to see regarding the American Expeditionary Forces. He provided invaluable assistance in locating and reviewing 32nd Division files and determining other sources of information. The after-action reports for the 32nd, for example, do not reside in the 32nd Division files but are in the materials pertaining to the American Expeditionary Forces. Kate Flaherty of the Still Photo Section of the National Archives provided considerable assistance in locating many of the photographs used in this book."Bartky, Ian R. Selling the True Time: 19th Century Timekeeping in America (2000).
"Prior to this research effort, my professional world had never intersected the archival one. First contact came with Sharon Gibbs, then at the Polar and Scientific Archives Branch of the National Archives. Her successful search for materials became the foundation for several articles on time balls. Later, as Sharon Thibodeau, she encouraged my expanding archival efforts. Marjorie Ciarlante, also at the National Archives, gave me much guidance on making efficient use of the many science collections."
Baseler, Marilyn C. "Asylum for Mankind": America, 1607-1800 (1998).
"During my research trips I encountered many individuals who went far beyond the call of duty on my behalf. James Owens, director of the National Archives and Record Center in Waltham, not only helped me track down elusive records, but also was there with a set of jumper cables when my car battery went dead. Robert Plowman, former director of the National Archives and Record Center in Philadelphia, went out of his way to accommodate my needs "
Bass, Jack. Taming the Storm: The Life and Times of Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. and the Souths Fight over Civil Rights (1993).
"I remain impressed with the unfailing courtesy and efficiency of the many employees of the National Archives whom I called upon for assistance."
Beasley, Maurine H. Eleanor Roosevelt and the Media: A Public Quest for Self-Fulfillment (1987).
"I also want to acknowledge, with gratitude, the assistance of William R. Emerson, director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and his staff, especially Frances Seeber, Joseph Marshall, Emily Williams, Robert Parks, and Mark Renovitch Dale C. Mayer, archivist at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library."
Beatie, Russel H. The Army of the Potomac: Birth of Command, November 1860-September 1861 (2002).
"The largest, indeed numberless, group is the legion of thoughtful, helpful, patient archivists at the many great libraries and historical societies that house the life-giving collections of private papers beyond the Official Records: Michael Musick at the National Archives - than whom no man knows more about the subject and whose willing assistance is truly encyclopedic and always available..."
Beschloss, Michael R. The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman, and the Destruction of Hitlers Germany, 1941-1945 (2003).
"During the course of almost eleven years, I have incurred many debts. At the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, Verne Newton gave excellent advice and shared his own work on FDR and the Holocaust. I renewed my old acquaintance with the Librarys chief archivist, Raymond Teichman, always a superb guide to the documentary record of FDRs diplomacy. In the latter stages of research and writing, I benefited from the help of the capable Bob Clark, as well as Alycia Vivona, Karen Anson, Mark Renovitch, and Robert Parks, and the Librarys new director, Cynthia Koch. At the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, I was aided by Larry Hackman, George Curtis, Michael Devine, Philip Lagerquist, Dennis Bilger, Pauline Testerman, and Elizabeth Safly. At the National Archives, I thank Archivist of the United States, John Carlin, and the redoubtable John Taylor."
Beschloss, Michael R. Taking Charge: The Johnson White House Tapes, 1963-1964 (1997).
"From Harry Middleton and his colleagues - Patrick Borders, Tina Houston, Barbara Biffle, Juanita Hannusch, Yolanda Boozer, Claudia Anderson, Regina Greenwell, Linda Hanson, Mary Knill, Philip Scott, Ted Gittinger, and others in the Johnson Library - I have for three years experienced nothing but high archival professionalism. Processing a collection with such complex demands as the five years of Johnson tapes would strain the resources of any presidential library. Throwing these conversations open would almost certainly irritate some of those around LBJ who would have preferred distant, embellished memories of what he said and what others said to him, instead of reality. There is no better evidence of Middletons commitment to openness than his insistence on opening all of the recordings as quickly and fully as possible. A different kind of library director might have attempted to hide behind LBJs spoken instructions to keep the tapes under seal until at least 2023 and used lawyers to thwart whatever legal challenges historians might have raised to their closure."
Beschloss, Michael. Ed. Reaching for Glory: Lyndon Johnsons Secret White House Tapes, 1964-1965 (2001).
"I first went to the Johnson Library when I was twenty-two and had the pleasure of lunching with its courtly chief, Harry Middleton. Harry is the Joe DiMaggio of presidential library directors part of Harrys legacy is the superb staff of the Johnson Library. I thank Patrick Borders, Tina Houston, Linda Seelke, Claudia Anderson, Regina Greenwell, Phillip Scott and their colleagues for help on this project."
Best, Gary Dean. Herbert Hoover: The Post-Presidential Years (1983).
"I gratefully acknowledge the contributions made to my research [at the Hoover Library] by Thomas T. Thalken, director, Robert Wood, assistant director, Dwight Miller, senior archivist and all the other employees who make working there such a delightful experience."
Black, Conrad. Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full (2008)
"Robert Nedelkoff of the Nixon Presidential Materials Project in College Park, Maryland, has been selfless, tireless, and invaluable in providing access to original documents and arranging photographs. He has shown Job-like patience in receiving telephone calls at home at odd hours, and Samaritanly goodwill in assisting in many vital areas."
Blanton, DeAnne and Lauren M. Cook. They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War (2002).
"Michael Musick, who knows more about the Civil War and its sources than anyone else on earth, kindly and continually passed leads our way. We also thank David Wallace, Jo Ann Williamson, Lisa Miller, Dick Higgins, Jeff Hartley, William Dobak, David Langbart, Karen Stefanik, Michael Meier, Stuart Butler, Cynthia Fox, Mary Kay Schmidt, and Rebecca Livingston."
Bolster, W. Jeffrey. Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail (1998).
"I thank the archivists who steered me through the shoals of their collections, especially Walter Hill, John Vandereedt, and Aloha South at the National Archives."
Boritt, Gabor. The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech that Nobody Knows (2006).
"At the National Archives Mike Musick was not only ever helpful, even after retirement, but also an inspiration. John Deeben, my former student, helped, too, as did Richard Peuser, Trevor Plante, and DAnn Blanton."
Brandt, Dennis W. From Home Guards to Heroes: The 87th Pennsylvania and Its Civil War Community (2007).
"I must applaud the folks at the National Archives in Washington D.C. Government offices do not always have the reputation of assisting on a personal level, but many at the Archives have become friends and frequently go the extra mile in assisting with my research."
Browning, Jr., Robert M. Success Is All That Was Expected: The South Atlantic Blockading Squadron During the Civil War (2002).
"The staff of the National Archives and in particular John and Angie Van De Dereedt and Rick Peuser all helped tremendously with many of the primary documents. Michael Musick was extremely helpful in locating Army records."
Bugliosi, Vincent. Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (2007).
"There simply is no way that this book ended up being the book I think it is without the wonderful cooperation I received from Steven D. Tilley, up until April of 2004 (he has since been elevated) the chief person in charge of these documents (the JFK Assassination Records Collection) at the Archives, and his staff, particularly his able assistant James R. Mathis. Tilley and his staff, more than once, went above and beyond the call of duty to locate obscure but important documents for me. My requests for specific documents, several of which alone contained over a hundred pages each (e.g., the testimony of a witness before the HSCA), were continuous. I kept wondering whether I'd soon be getting a letter from Steve or one of his assistants saying, "Vince, please. Enough is enough," but I never did. What I always got, never accompanied by a complaint, was a very large envelope in the mail containing everything I had requested that they could find. I of course am very grateful to Steve and his staff for all the tremendous assistance they gave me."
Burk, Robert Frederick. The Eisenhower Administration and Black Civil Rights (1984).
"In the course of my study I accumulated a great many obligations. The staff of both the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library in Abilene, Kansas, and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin were models of professionalism and friendly assistance."
Butler, Stuart. Real Patriots and Heroic Soldiers: General Joel Leftwich and the Virginia Brigade in the War of 1812 (2008.)
"Much of this book could not have been written without access to the voluminous military records of the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. Accordingly, I wish to express my deep appreciation to my former boss and current Chief of the Old Military and Civil Branch, Cynthia Fox. Without her generous assistance and permission to use the relevant War of 1812 military records, this book would not have been written; at a minimum, it would not have been written in the time that it was. For this, I will always be indebted for her kind permission to use the records as I did, more, perhaps, than she will ever know. Also, my sincere thanks and appreciation to my former colleague and friend, Mr. Robert Matchette, who often facilitated my access to the records and retrieved often obscure and difficult to locate items. In addition, my thanks to my former colleagues, Assistant Branch Chief, Richard Peuser, and fellow archivists, Trevor Plante, DeAnne Blanton, Michael Pilgrim, Mitchell Yockelson, and John VanDerredt."Calhoun, Frederick S. The Lawmen: United States Marshals and their Deputies, 1789-1989 (1989).
"In any undertaking such as this, a good archivist is essential. I was fortunate to work with Cynthia G. Fox, who is quite simply the best archivist at the National Archives. She guided me through the maze of judicial records, suggested other sources, conducted research, commented on drafts of the manuscript, and became my friend. She first suggested using the implementation of the Constitution as a theme, then waited patiently for me to discover it on my own. The book could hardly have been started, much less completed, without her.
"Other archivists helped. Clarence Lyons, Ron Swerczek, Mary Ronan, and John Roberts of the National Archives were invaluable."
Califano, Jr., Joseph A. Inside: A Public and Private Life (2004).
"The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Texas, the finest of the presidential libraries thanks to Harry Middleton, was unfailingly cooperative. Archivist Linda Seelke was particularly helpful."
Caro, Robert A. Master of the Senate (2002).
"For me, during the past twelve years, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library has meant a single person: Claudia Wilson Anderson
"Claudia is a Senior Archivist at the Library - a title which does not adequately do justice to her abilities, or to her significance in the study of American history. Like Dick Baker and Don Ritchie, she is an historian in the highest sense of the word. She knows - she has made it her business to know - the archival material in her charge as thoroughly as it is possible for a single human being to know those thousands of boxes of documents. And she wants historians - and through them history and the world - to know that material. And in addition to this motivation - the motivation of the true historian - there is about her work a rare integrity and generosity of spirit. I cant even imagine how many questions I have asked of Claudia (Where could I find material on this senator or that issue? Didnt I once, years ago, see a piece of paper somewhere in which George Reedy was advising Johnson not to keep ignoring Hubert Humphrey? What file might that be in?). No matter how many questions I asked her, however, I cannot remember one on which she didnt make as much of an effort as possible to answer it. And beyond such help on individual inquiries, her overall expertise - her guidance through the Lyndon Johnson Archives - has been the guidance of a perceptive and discriminating expert. I notice that every other biographer of Lyndon Johnson has thanked Claudia for help. They should have. Historys knowledge of Johnson will be the richer for her help. I cant imagine any biographer who owes her more than I do.
"At the Johnson Library also, Linda Seelke, E. Phillip Scott, Ted Gittinger, and Kyla Wilson have been of help with this volume."
Caro, Robert A. Means of Ascent (1990).
"The Staff of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library have been, over many years now, of more help to me than I can easily express.
"As always, Claudia Anderson has been of particular help because of her historians instinct and the depth of her knowledge of the contents of the Johnson archives. Tina Houston, the Librarys supervisory archivist, and Mike Gillette, Linda Hanson, Ted Gittinger, David Humphrey, Joan Kennedy, E. Phillip Scott, Nancy Smith, Robert Tissing, Shellyne Wucher, Regina Greenwell, Irene Parra, and Kathy Frankum deserve - and have - my deep gratitude for years of help."
Castle, Alfred L. Diplomatic Realism: William R. Castle, Jr., and American Foreign Policy, 1919-1953 (1998).
"I owe a deep debt to Dwight Miller, chief archivist at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library; and the former director of the Hoover Library, Robert S. Wood."
Chang, Iris. The Chinese in America: A Narrative History (2003).
"In Washington D.C., John Taylor, a friend and cherished fixture at the National Archives for more than half a century, was one of the best allies an author could hope for. Compassionate and knowledgeable, profoundly wise and endlessly helpful, John Taylor played a special role in helping me research this book, just as he did for my first two books, and my research benefited from his vast experience...
"Neil Thomsen, formerly of the National Archives and Records Administration at San Bruno, gave me copies of the most intriguing historical documents he had found during his long career there."
Coffman, Edward M. The Regulars: The American Army, 1898-1941 (1980).
"Timothy K. Nenninger and Larry I. Bland also deserve my special appreciation for their great help in my research."
Cole, Wayne S. Roosevelt and the Isolationists, 1932-45 (1983).
"Countless archivists, librarians, and library aides, the unsung heroes and heroines of historical research, shared their knowledge of their materials with me Among those of special importance for my work were four heads of Franklin D. Roosevelt Library (the late Herman Kahn, Elizabeth B. Drewry, William J. Stewart, and William R. Emerson) and their staffs, whom I thank for their unfailing help and encouragement."
Costa, Dora L. and Matthew E. Kahn. Heroes Cowards: The Social Face of War (2008).
"The Union Army project owes a particularly large debt to the National Archives, where the original records are located, and especially to Cynthia Fox and Dr. Kenneth Heger, the branch chiefs in charge of records and customer service, and Dr. Michael Meier, the military archivist Noelle Yetter has relied on since the day she started working at the Archives."
Costello, John and Oleg Tsarev. Deadly Illusions: The KGB Orlov Dossier Reveals Stalins Master Spy (1993).
"I can vouch for the unique contribution that has been made by John Taylor. Once again I record my debt to this paradigm for all historical researchers and his National Archives colleagues: Terri Hamnet, Wilbur A. Mahoney, Eddie Reese, Rodney A. Ross, and Mary Jo Williamson."
Cox, Stephen. The Woman and the Dynamo: Isabel Paterson and the Idea of America (2004).
"I want to acknowledge a special debt to Dwight Miller and Lynn Smith of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library."
Creswell, Michael. A Question of Balance: How France and the United States Created Cold War Europe (2006).
"Doing the research for this book required many months in several archives sifting through reams of old documents. For making this arduous task easier, I thank David J. Haight of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, David Bilger of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library."
Dallek, Robert. Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945 (1979).
"I am also indebted to the staff of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library for helping me through the Librarys rich holdings. To this, I wish to add a special note of thanks to Dr. William R. Emerson, the Librarys director, and to William J. Stewart, the Librarys former associate director. They helped make my journeys to Hyde Park more valuable and interesting than they may have realized."
Dallek, Robert. Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power (2007).
"At Archives II in College Park, Maryland, where the Richard Nixon presidential materials are housed, the archivists John Powers and Samuel Rushay were indispensable in helping me find my way through the millions of pages available to researchers studying the Nixon presidency. Michael Hamilton was especially helpful in dealing with the 2800 hours of tapes currently available for study. Allen Rice greatly facilitated the search for photographs."
Dallek, Robert. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 (2003).
"The staffs of the various libraries and archives cited in the notes were uniformly helpful, but none was more essential to the study of Kennedys personal life than the exquisitely located John F. Kennedy Library at Columbia Point, overlooking Boston Harbor. The staff was consistently helpful, but I am particularly grateful to Megan Desnoyers, who worked so diligently to arrange my access of Joseph P. Kennedys papers and, most importantly, the Janet Travell collection of medical records that had been unavailable to biographers until the donor committee agreed to open them to me in 2002."
Dobbs, Michael. One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (2008).
"At my request, the National Archives began the process of declassifying the crisis records of the Office of the Secretary of Defense For help in declassifying and accessing Cuban missile crisis records at the National Archives, I would like to thank the following: Allen Weinstein, Michael Kurtz, Larry MacDonald, Tim Nenninger, David Mengel, Herbert Rawlings-Milton, and James Mathis."
Dobbs, Michael. Saboteurs: The Nazi Raid on America (2005).
"At the Archives I would particularly like to thank Greg Bradsher, who whetted my interest in the case by giving me a tour of the stacks where the Dasch records are held; Amy Schmidt, for guiding me through the intricacies of captured German records; John Taylor, an inexhaustible fount of information on World War II; David Van Tassel, for opening up thousands of previously held secret FBI records on Walter Kappe; and Timothy Mulligan, for helping me understand the operations of a German U-boat."
Doenecke, Justus D. In Danger Undaunted: The Anti-Interventionist Movement of 1940-1941 as Revealed in the Papers of the America First Committee (1990).
"Dr. Robert S. Wood, former director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, was especially generous in sharing his unmatched knowledge of the former President."
Doenecke, Justus D. Storm on the Horizon: The Challenge to American Intervention, 1939-1941 (2003).
"Certain other librarians and administrators, along with their institutional coworkers, deserve to be singled out. These include...Robert S. Wood of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library at West Branch, Iowa...and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library at Hyde Park, New York."
Doerries, Reinhard. Hitlers Last Chief of Foreign Intelligence: Allied Interrogations of Walter Schellenberg (2003).
"Without the ceaseless efforts of Tim Nenninger this volume just would not be. Rich Boylan and Bob Wolfe never lost patience when I was impatient and surely unkind under the pressures of research."
Douglass, James W. JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (2008).
"Archivists and librarians have sustained this project at every step. At the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, Marty McGann answered patiently my many early morning phone requests for help. Stephen Plotkin and Sharon Kelly of the Research Room at the JFK Library in Boston helped graciously at long distance and during my visit there. Maura Porter and Michelle DeMartino of the JFK Librarys Declassification Unit facilitated my Mandatory Review Requests for Kennedy administration documents. Regina Greenwell and Linda Seelke [provided unpublished materials and documents] at the LBJ Library in Austin."
Downs, Jim. World War II: OSS Tragedy in Slovakia (2002).
"I owe a debt of gratitude to Niels Cordes, John Taylor, and Dr. Larry McDonald of the National Archives."
Eales, Anne Brunner. Army Wives on the American Frontier: Living Within in the Sound of Bugles (1996).
"I had extensive help from Jeffery Hartley. His ability was matched by his good humor as he repeatedly searched data bases for obscure books and articles I requested."
Eisenberg, Carolyn Woods. Drawing the Line: The American Decision to Divide Germany, 1944-1949 (1996).
"In conducting my research, I encountered many capable archivists and librarians. Although my questions and requests imposed a large burden, these professionals were always courteous and cooperative. I especially want to thank Erwin Mueller and Liz Safly of the Truman Library, David Haight of the Eisenhower Library Michael Miller of the Federal Records Center, and Edward Rees, Ron Swerczek, and John Taylor of the National Archives. In the Research Room of the National Archives Mr. William Lind was a miraculous presence, who used his breaks to obtain materials rapidly so that I could return to New York in time for the birth of my first child."
Eisenhower, John D. Yanks: The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I (2001).
"Joanne and I consider ourselves unusually fortunate in having the assistance of Mitchell Yockelson, who assisted us in securing documents, articles, and photographs. In this last category, Mitch was assisted by Kate Flaherty, who went to great length to expedite our searches. Teresa Roy was also helpful."
Esslinger, Michael. Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years (2003).
"First and foremost, Joseph V. Sanchez, Archivist at the National Archives, was an enthusiastic supporter, and always went above and beyond to help me navigate through the endless maze of files and records. Michael Frusch and Rosemary Kennedy also extended their support, and always came through on my short-notice requests."
Faust, Drew Gilpin. This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (2008).
"I am deeply indebted to...Trevor Plante..."
Feiss, William B. Grants Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox (2002).
"I am also indebted to Michael Musick and Michael T. Meier of the Military Reference Branch at the National Archives. Their knowledge of the records and their help in identifying other places to search paid off handsomely. Their devotion to public service and to history is inspirational; I raise my BVU coffee mug to both of them."
Ford, Nancy Gentile. Americans All! Foreign-born Soldiers in World War I (2001).
"I have many people to thank for their efficient and professional assistance during my research: Mitchell Yockelson of the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C...."
Friedlander, Henry. The Origins of Nazi Genocide: From Euthanasia to the Final Solution (1997).
"The late John Mendelsohn and George Wagner of the National Archives and Records Administration, National Archives Building, Washington, D.C., for guiding me through the Nuremberg records; and Richard Boylan of the National Archives and Records Administration, Suitland (Maryland) Records Branch, for finding long lost records."
Gardner, Martha. The Qualities of a Citizen: Women, Immigration, and Citizenship, 1870-1965 (2009).
"I owe a great debt and hearty thanks to the archivists who allowed me to rummage through the records of countless immigrant women: Waverly Lowell and Neil Thomsen at the National Archives in San Bruno, California."
Gibson, E. Kay. Brutality on Trial: "Hellfire" Pedersen, "Fighting" Hansen, and the Seamens Act of 1915 (2006).
"NARA archivists who have helped me locate critical documents include Dr. Milton O. Gustafson, Dr. Michael Hussey, and John K. Vandereedt, Civilian Records, Suitland, Maryland; Kim Y. McKeithan, Old Military and Civil Records, Textual Archives Services Division, Suitland; Arlene Royer, East Point, Georgia; Joseph Sanchez and Peggy Tran-Le, Pacific Region, San Bruno; John Fitzgerald, Pacific-Alaska (Seattle) Region."
Glusman, John A. Conduct under Fire: Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945 (2005).
"Kenneth Schlesinger and Berry Zerby of the Modern Military Records Branch of the National Archives conscientiously pursued arcane document requests."Greene, John Robert. Candor and Courage in the White House: Betty Ford (2004).
"No work on the Ford Administration can be undertaken without utilizing the collections housed at the Gerald R. Ford Library. For my money, the staff at the Ford library is the best in the business; I thank the director, Dennis Dallenbach; and David Horrocks, Helmi Raaska, and William McNitt for their service to this writer. Nancy Mirshah of the GFL went far beyond the call of duty in helping me track down the photos that add to this book."
Griffith, Jr., Robert K. Men Wanted for the Army: Americas Experience with an All-Volunteer Army Between the World Wars (1982).
"Of the many people who helped me at the Archives, Dr. Timothy K. Nenninger deserves special mention. His tireless efforts at tracking down obscure references when I was ready to give up kept me going on more than one occasion."
Grose, Peter. Gentleman Spy: The Life of Allen Dulles (1994).
"The great presidential libraries of those chief executives whom Allen served are natural treasure troves, particularly the Truman, Eisenhower, and Johnson libraries, and I appreciate the help of the research staffs of these overworked centers for their cooperation in my arcane inquiries. I owe special and long standing gratitude to William R. Emerson, retired director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park, New York. Under his guidance at Yale I took my first plunge into military and diplomatic history with an audacious undergraduate thesis on the Herron-Lammasch talks of 1918 - little knowing that this "covert operation" would appear again in my later life. At the National Archives in Washington I am only the latest in a long line of researchers to recognize a unique national resource in the person of John E. Taylor, who valued the fundamental freedom of information long before it became recognized in law."
Grotelueschen, Marl Ethan. The AEF of War: The American Army and Combat in World War I (2006).
"During my work at the National Archives and Records Administration, Mitchell Yockelson and Timothy Nenninger provided extraordinary research assistance, using not only their skills as archivists but also as Great War Historians themselves."
Guttridge, Leonard F. Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition (2000).
"Equally helpful, in Washington D.C., were the ever courteous staff at the National Archives, notably Marjorie Ciarlante, Michael P. Musick, and their colleagues."
Halberstam, David. The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War (2007).
"I was welcomed and treated with uncommon kindness at a number of libraries...at the Harry Truman Library, Michael Devine, the director, Liz Safly, Amy Williams, and Randy Sowell; at the Lyndon Johnson Library, Betty Sue Flowers; from the Franklin Roosevelt Library, Alycia Vivona, Robert Clark, the supervisory archivist, Karen Anson, Matt Hanson, Virginia Lewick, and Mark Renovitch..."
Harris, Sheldon H. Factories of Death: Japanese biological warfare 1932-45 and the American cover-up (1994).
"In the United States, I was aided immensely in my research by Mr. John Taylor and Mr. Richard Boylan of the National Archives. These gentlemen, and their associates, are truly dedicated public servants. My gratitude to Richard and John cannot be expressed in a few simple words."
Hastings, Max. Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-45 (2004).
"I owe a debt also to Tim Nenninger at the National Archives in Washington, D.C."
Hastings, Max. Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 (2008).
"Without the advice and personal commitment of Dr. Tim Nenninger, it would be impossible for a researcher to make swift headway in the vastnesses of the U.S. National Archives. Tims help was indispensable in pointing me towards relevant and relatively unexplored material."
Hayashi, Brian Masaru. Democratizing the Enemy: The Japanese American Internment (2004).
"Many thanks go to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) archivists whose patient guidance and suggestive leads helped immeasurably to improve this manuscript. Aloha South of NARA I, in Washington, D.C., proved invaluable, as did John Taylor, Larry McDonald, William Mahoney, David Pfeiffer, and Barry Zerby of NARA II in College Park, Maryland. Archivists at the regional branches of NARA were extremely helpful and their challenge to inspect the alternative sources that I did initially not consider widened my horizons substantially. Thanks go to Paul Wormser, National Archives Pacific Region, Laguna Niguel, California, for suggesting the Irrigation Projects file. Suzanne Dewsberry directed me to U.S. Navy archival materials and the Bureau of Indian Affairs materials. Joan Howard and Eric Bittner of Rocky Mountain Region Branch office guided me through Bureau of Land Management records and other record groups. Kathy OConnor, of the Pacific Sierra Region Branch at the Leo J. Ryan Memorial Building in San Bruno, California, and Dennis Bilger of the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, did the same introducing me to a number of documents previously unused."
Herf, Jeffrey. Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World (2009).
"With pleasure, I acknowledge the people and institutions that supported the research and writing of this book. Thanks are due to archivists at the United States National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland, for their assistance in locating relevant files of the United States Department of State. Lawrence MacDonald, in particular, helped unravel some of the complexities of the World War II-era American intelligence files. My fellow historian Richard Breitman, himself a pioneer in the scholarly use of American intelligence and diplomatic files in the United States National Archives regarding the Holocaust, shared both his deep knowledge of them as well as encouragement for this project. His assertion that our National Archives contain a great deal of material of interest to historians of modern European history has turned out to be even more accurate than I anticipated."
Herz, Norman. Operation Alacrity: The Azores and the War in the Atlantic (2003).
"Sally Kuisel of Civilian Records, Gibson Smith and Ken Schlessinger of Modern Military Records of the U.S. National Archives were especially helpful."
Hirabayashi, Lane Ryo. Japanese American Resettlement through the Lens: Hikaru Carl Iwasaki and the WRAs Photographic Section, 1943-1945 (2009).
"Archivists at NARA I and II have also offered their specialized expertise, especially Aloha South, Nathaniel Natanson, and Roseanne Mesinger."
Hirschfeld, Katherine. Health, Politics, and the Revolution in Cuba since 1898 (2006).
"I am also deeply grateful to all of the archivists at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland and Washington, D.C., who have helped me track down odd minutiae of Cuban history. Marty McGann has been a particularly outstanding resource for archival material."
Hittman, Michael. Wovoka and the Ghost Dance: A Source Book (1997).
"I would also like to acknowledge the staff at the Federal Archives, San Bruno, California, where I read and photocopied much of Special Case 188 (SC 188), volumes 1 and 2 of the Ghost Dance file, available there on microfilm."
Hoffman, Jon T. Once a Legend: "Red Mike" Edson of the Marine Raiders (1994).
"Dr. Timothy Nenninger of the National Archives unearthed a key box of documents on the Raiders."
Hoffman, Jon T. Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller (2001).
"Dr. Tim Nenninger of the National Archives performed his usual sterling service in unearthing boxes of records that otherwise seemed buried forever. Richard Boylan worked similar miracles at the Records Center in Suitland."
Holzimmer, Kevin C. General Walter Krueger: Unsung Hero of the Pacific War (2007).
"Dr. Timothy Nenninger of the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland, pointed me to some records of which I had been unaware. Mr. Mitchell Yockelson, of the Washington, D.C. branch helped me to locate documents relating to Walter Kruegers early years. I am grateful to both for their assistance."
Horne, Gerald. Black and Brown: African Americans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920 (2005).
"As with all of the books I have written of late, Walter Hill of the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland, has been of extraordinary assistance to me and has become a good friend."
Hotchner, Aaron Edward. Hemingway and his World (1989).
"A very special acknowledgment must go to Alan Goodrich at the Audiovisual Division of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. Without his limitless patience, cooperation, and good cheer, the present endeavor would not have been possible. Also at the John F. Kennedy Library, we wish to thank Megan Desnoyers, curator of the Hemingway collection."
Huddleston, Robert. Edmundo: From Chiapas, Mexico to Park Avenue (2007).
"Research at the National Archives, located first in Washington, D.C., and later in College Park, Maryland, proved very difficult due to the condition of the OSS records released by the CIA. What we were able to accomplish was due to the very able assistance of veteran archivists John Taylor and Lawrence McDonald. To these two dedicated civil servants, our sincere thanks."
Hurst, James W. Pancho Villa and Black Jack Pershing: The Punitive Expedition in Mexico (2007).
"For Mitchell Yockelson, Modern Military Records Branch, National Archives and Records Administration at College Park, Maryland, a special thanks for the time and effort in answering my e-mail inquiries, telephone calls, and most of all for digging out boxes and boxes of documents and having them ready for me when I got to the Archives. His vast knowledge of the archival holdings in regard to the Punitive Expedition is a gold mine for the researcher and he is a reminder that behind any researchers success is a good archivist."
Immerman, Richard H. Ed. John Foster Dulles and the Diplomacy of the Cold War (1990).
"At the Eisenhower Library, Martin Tealer and David Haight went out of their way to run down "lost" citations."
Jacobs, Seth. Cold War Mandarin: Ngo Dinh Diem and the Origins of Americas War in Vietnam, 1950-1963 (2006).
"Record keepers at several houses of research - notably Thomas Branigar and Herbert Pankratz of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library - contributed their wisdom and experience and reminded me yet again why a single good archivist is worth a dozen historians."
Johnson, David K. The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government (2004).
"Marty McGann and Kenneth Heger at the National Archives in College Park were particularly instrumental in helping me access federal government records, especially those of the U.S. State Department. Their expert knowledge and enthusiastic support enriched this project immeasurably. Rod Ross at the Center for Legislative Archives provided important help with congressional records, including previously unreleased files of the 1950 Hoey committee. I also want to thank Dennis Bilger at the Harry S. Truman Library, David Haight at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library."
Jordan, John M. Machine-age Ideology: Social Engineering & American Liberalism, 1911-1939 (1994).
"While academics often feel underappreciated, librarians surely labor as hard with less reward... The same should be said for archivists at ...the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library (especially Dale Mayer) ...the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library..."
Kahn, David. The Reader of Gentlemans Mail: Hebert O. Yardley and the Birth of American Codebreaking (2004).
"At the National Archives, Mitchell Yockelson, John Taylor, Milton Gustafson, Lawrence McDonald, and Timothy Nenninger led the team of archivists and helpers who provided that agencys excellent service."
Keene, Jennifer D. Doughboys, the Great War, and the Remaking of America (2001).
"I am beholden to Tim Nenninger of the National Archives for alerting me to the existence of the Thomas Files, a series of WWII era studies of WWI personnel policies, and to John Taylor for suggesting that I consult intelligence files. Michael Knapp was always willing to take a walk into the stacks to locate an obscure reference, and Mitchell Yockelson went beyond the call of duty too many times to count."
Kenner, Charles S. Buffalo Soldiers and Officers of the Ninth Cavalry, 1867-1898: Black and White Together (1999).
"The majority of my research has been conducted at the National Archives, its staff has been my greatest benefactor. Among the many archivists there who patiently provided me with the benefit of their expertise, William Lind and Mike Meier have been called on most often."
Keogh, Pamela Clark. Jackie Style (2001).
"[I] would gratefully like to thank: everyone at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, particularly Allan Goodrich and Catja Burckhardt from the audio visual department - they are divine (and patient) professionals."
Kissinger, Henry A. Years of Upheaval (1982).
"Kenneth G. Hafeli of the Gerald R. Ford Library was extremely helpful with locating official White House photographs."
Kochavo, Arieh J. Confronting Captivity: Britain and the United States and their POWS in Nazi Germany (2005).
"While archivists in all places were invariably most helpful, I wish to single out Wilbert Mahoney of the Military Branch of the National Archives."
Kornweibel, Jr., Theodore. "Seeing Red:" Federal Campaigns Against Black Militancy, 1919-1925 (1999).
"When I began research on this topic in the National Archives, more than fifteen years ago, the staff of half a dozen branches - now combined into the Civil Reference and Military Reference branches - proved extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Especially valuable was the assistance of Susan Rosenfeld and Michael McReynolds in the old Judicial and Fiscal branch. Later, staff at National Archives branches in Suitland, Maryland; Bayonne, New Jersey; East Point, Georgia; Chicago; Kansas City; Fort Worth; and Laguna Niguel, California, gave me additional help."
Krenn, Michael L. Black Diplomacy: African Americans and the State Department, 1945-1969 (1998).
"A small army of archivists made the research for this project a pleasure Regina Greenwell of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library pointed me to several collections I might have overlooked and never blinked an eye at my hundreds of declassification requests. The Harry S. Truman Library staff, particularly Dennis Bilger, Sam Rushay, and Randy Sowell, helped me sift through boxes of records. David Haight of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library turned me on to several avenues of exploration, including the "Unfinished Business" exhibit at the 1958 Worlds Fair."
Krugler, David F. This is Only a Test: How Washington, D.C., Prepared for Nuclear War (2006).
"My research benefited greatly from the guidance of dozens of archivists and librarians. I thank the staff of the National Archives, Washington, D.C., and College Park, Maryland, especially Janis Wiggins, Marjorie Ciarlante, Wayne T. De Cesar, Tab Lewis, and Judith Koucky; Barbara Constable, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library "
Laird, Thomas. Into Tibet: The CIAs First Atomic Spy and His Secret Expedition to Lhasa (2002).
" I salute all employees at NARA for doing a wonderful job and without the sufficient support you deserve. In particular I thank Mary Ronan, Ed McCarter, Kathy Vinson, Michael Hussey, Wilbert Mahoney, Pauline Testerman, and John Taylor. Tim Nenninger, that last document was important, thank you. To Martin McGann - model archivist and researcher - I extend my deepest gratitude."
Lanouette, William. Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb (1994).
"Among those I gratefully acknowledge are the following:...Dale Mayer, Mildred Mather, and Shirley Sondergard at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library; Barbara Anderson, Megan Desnoyers, and Michael Desmond at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library; Susan Elter at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library..."
Lau, Estelle T. Paper Families: Identity, Immigration Administration, and Chinese Exclusion (2006).
" the staff at the National Archives in San Bruno were indispensable."
Lawrie, Alan. Saturn I/IB: The Complete Manufacturing and Test Records (2008).
"Since my research for the Saturn V book the National Archives, Southeast Region, have moved to a new facility in Morrow, Georgia. The new building is clean, modern and architecturally pleasing to the eye. Arlene Royer has taken over responsibility for the collections of documents shipped across from the Marshall Space Flight Center. The documents arrive in cardboard boxes and when time allows the documents are restored, sorted and indexed. The situation has improved significantly since my first visit four years ago and Arlene is to be congratulated on her fine work. The wealth of original Saturn documentation at NARA is staggering and on my visits I was able to unearth significant Saturn documents that are not available anywhere else. Arlene also has the original von Braun weekly notes and the original Saturn still photo negatives, stored in the refrigerator. Arlene kindly provided me with a number of photographs from the refrigerator for inclusion in the book. Thanks also to Arlenes assistant Shane Bell who located some useful documents for me."Lawrie, Alan. Saturn V: The Complete Manufacturing and Test Records Plus Supplemental Material (2005).
"At the National Archives and Records Administration at East Point, Georgia, I was given wonderful support by Charlie Reeves and Arlene Royer. They didnt complain as I requested box after box from the vaults. Arlene continued to assist in the provision of long-lost negatives of Saturn photographs."
Lee, Erika. At Americas Gates: Chinese Immigration During the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 (2007).
"Neil Thomsen, Waverly Lowell, and the entire staff at the National Archives, Pacific Region, in San Bruno, California, generously shared their own findings, greatly facilitated my research and provided a second home to me. This book would not have been possible without their assistance and support. I know they will be as happy to see it in print as I will be. Betty Lee Sung guided me through the National Archives, Northeast Region, in New York City."
Lender, Mark Edward. "This Honorable Court": The United States District Court for The District of New Jersey, 1789-2000 (2006).
"I spent many hours in court records at the facilities of the National Archives and Records Administration, Northeast Region, in New York. The staff there, under the direction of the late Dr. Robert Morris, was consistently generous with advice, interested in what I was doing, and diligent in ferreting out materials on even the most arcane aspects of the District of New Jersey. They have charge of a remarkable collection and they are a remarkable group."
Liebovich, Louis W. Bylines in Despair: Herbert Hoover, the Great Depression, and the U.S. News Media (1994).
"The author wishes to extend a note of sincere appreciation to the entire staff of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa, and to director Richard Norton Smith. A special recognition is also proffered to archivists Dwight M. Miller and Dale C. Mayer, whose suggestions concerning appropriate manuscripts were invaluable."
Linn, Brian McAllister. The Echo of Battle: The Armys Way of War (2007).
"This book would not have been possible without the help of Dr. Timothy Nenninger and the military records specialists at the National Archives."
Linn, Brian McAllister. The Philippine War, 1899-1902 (2000).
"No historian has been better assisted by archivists than I have. I would like to single out the following for special praise: Tim Nenninger, Mitch Yockelson, and Richard Peuser at the National Archives "Liu, Haiming. The Transnational History of a Chinese Family: Immigrant Letters, Family Business, and Reverse Migration (2005).
"I also thank the National Archives and its staff specialists. Archivist Lisa B. Gezelter of the National Archives and Records Administration at Laguna Niguel, California, gave indispensable support and assistance when I researched immigration files of the Chang family. She helped me locate all the Chang family files available. Other staff also helped me in my research, and reproduced photos of the Chang family immigration files. William Greene of the National Archives and Records Administration at San Bruno, California, also selflessly researched immigration files of the Chang family; I have included several photos provided by him in the book."
Long, Michael J. Ed. First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson (2007).
"I am indebted especially to Paul Wormser of the National Archives in Laguna Niguel, California, for encouraging me to take a look at Jackie Robinsons file in Richard Nixons pre-presidential papers (now deposited at the Nixon Library). Invaluable assistance also came from Samuel Rushay of the Nixon Project at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland."
Lowry, Thomas. Confederate Heroines (2006).
"A return visit to the National Archives and a séance with one of the Old Army consultants left the women still lost in the mists of time. All of the usual approaches to this search, which at first had seemed so straightforward, had yielded nothing. It was now time to impose upon the talents and remarkable memory of the National Archives legendary Michael P. Musick."Madsen, Daniel. Resurrection: Salvaging the Battle Fleet at Pearl Harbor (2003).
"The staff at the National Archives was as helpful as always. Thanks to Kathy OConnor, Lisa Miller, and Bob Glass in San Bruno, California; and Barry Zerby and Annette Williams in College Park, Maryland."
Major, John. Prize Possession: The United States and the Panama Canal, 1903-1979 (1993).
"My debts to the staff of the U.S. National Archives are manifold, and I wish to pay particular tribute to all who helped me in the Central Research Room and the Microfilm Reading Room. "My thanks, too, to the Audiovisual Division, which houses the incomparable collection of canal photographs, and to R. Michael McReynolds of the Judicial, Fiscal, and Social Branch of the Civil Archives Division. "Members of the Modern Military Branch supplied me with invaluable guidance to the records of the U.S. Army in the 1940s: Robert Wolfe and his dedicated staff, notably Marilla Guptil, Wilbert Mahoney (who also greatly assisted me at Suitland), Gibson Bell Smith, and John Taylor. "In the Navy and Old Army Branch I wish particularly to thank Tim Nenninger, Dale Floyd, Michael Musick, and Gary Conn for their exemplary professionalism, which made it possible for me to come to terms with the awesome amount of material in their charge. "The Diplomatic Branch was likewise a patient and assiduous pathfinder, and here I should like to thank Milton Gustafson and his staff, especially Gerald Hains, Sally Marks, Cathy Nicastro, and Ronald Swerczek, who kept me furnished with the equally voluminous output of the State Department."
Mansoor, Peter R. The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945 (1999).
"Dr. Timothy Nenninger and Mr. Richard Boylan at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Without their professional assistance, I would not have been able to complete the research for this study."
Marvel, William. Andersonville: The Last Depot (1994).
"The National Archives provided a greater amount of information for this work than any other single agency, so I am particularly indebted to the staff of the Military Reference Branch there - most notably to Michael Musick, who outdid himself to help me find cartloads of documents and correct citations for certain elusive manuscripts: if my footnotes fall short of perfection, they will do so despite his best efforts. Bill Lind and Michael Meier, of the same office, likewise helped me hunt down valuable information, and Barry Yerby provided me with the muster rolls of the U.S.S. Water Witch."
Marvel, William. The Alabama and the Kearsage: The Sailors Civil War (1996).
"...and Barry Zerby of the National Archives found much of the naval material held in that institution."
Mason, David L. From Buildings and Loans to Bail-Outs: A History of the American Savings and Loan Industry, 1831-1995 (2004).
"Allen Fisher at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library provided invaluable assistance researching the collections of that impressive repository. Pat Wildenberg and Dale Mayer at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library helped me to better understand Herbert Hoovers devotion to the needs of families and better housing. Don Shewe at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library provided both invaluable assistance and stories about the OSU History Department faculty while he was a graduate student in the 1960s."
McCullough, David. Truman (1992).
"The staff archivists, librarians, and other specialists at the Harry S. Truman Library have been helpful in countless ways, instructive, patient, generous with their time, generous with ideas and advice, since the morning I first walked in the door one very cold winter day early in 1982. Though they are in no way responsible for any errors of fact or judgment in these pages, there is no part of the book in which they have not played a role, both in what they have helped to uncover in the library collection and in what they themselves know of Trumans life from years of interest and study. In my experience, there is no more agreeable place in which to do research than the Truman library. Nor has there been anyone on the staff who has not shown an interest my work or failed to be helpful. I am grateful to them all. But for their particular help and friendship over the years I wish to express my utmost thanks to: Benedict K. Zobrist, director, and George Curtis, assistant director; archivists Philip D. Lagerquist, Erwin J. Mueller, and Dennis Bilger; photographic librarian Pauline Testerman; the very good-natured, resourceful Elizabeth Safly, research librarian and creator and keeper of the so-called vertical file, a mine of marvelous information; Vicky Alexander, Clay Bauske, Robin Burgess, Carol Briley, Millie Carol, John Curry, Patricia Dorsey; J.R. Fuchs, Ray Geselbracht, Anita Heavener, Jann Hoag, Niel Johnson, Earl Pennington, Warren Ohrvall, Ruth Springston, and Mark Beveridge, who knows more about World War I than anyone I know."
McDaniel, George William. Smith Wildman Brookhart: Iowas Renegade Republican (1995).
"I am grateful for all the help I have received from librarians. Everywhere I have worked, librarians have responded quickly and efficiently to make my research easier. I would particularly like to thank...the staff at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch."
McMillan, Priscilla J. The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Birth of the Modern Arms Race (2005).
"I gained special appreciation for the devoted work of archivists and librarians, and I wish to thank...Marjorie Ciarlante, William Davis, and Rodney Ross of the National Archives...David Haight of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library; Dale Mayer of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library; Dennis Bilger of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library..."
Miller, Jr., Edward A. Gullah Statesman: Robert Smalls from Slavery to Congress, 1839-1915 (1995).
"My thanks go to the staff of the National Archives, and especially to Reggie Washington, who gave me some important assistance in the early stages of this project."
Miller, Edward S. Bankrupting the Enemy: The U.S. Financial Siege of Japan before Pearl Harbor (2007).
"I enjoyed valuable help from the learned archivists at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland: Tim Nenninger, Greg Bradsher, who catalogued the formerly secret financial records; and the long serving John Taylor, who is a national treasure."
Miller, John. Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder (1998).
"Dwight M. Miller, senior archivist at the Herbert Hoover Library, was a fount of information and advice. I would like to thank the other staff at the Hoover Library "
Miscamble, C.S.C., Wilson D. From Roosevelt to Truman: Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War (2006).
"I want to specifically thank my friends at the Harry S. Truman Library, especially Liz Safly and Randy Sowell for their willingness to assist me - even at long distance! The staff of the National Archives Photographic Branch, from where I obtained the photos used in this book, also proved most cooperative and efficient."
Mobley, Richard A. Flash Point North Korea: The Pueblo and EC-121 Crises (2003).
"This book would have been impossible to write without the assistance of several archivists. I am particularly grateful to Mike Parrish (formerly of the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas)... Pat Anderson of the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland..."Moreo, Dominic W. Riot at Fort Lawton, 1944 (2004).
"To the many librarians and archivists who have been helpful in unlocking the secrets of the past, the following is but a token appreciation of their fine efforts. They are Donald Singer of the National Archives, College Park, Maryland, and to John Fitzgerald, National Archives, Seattle, Washington..."
Morley, Jefferson. Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA (2008).
"I want to thank the archivists who helped me navigate complex document collections to find the material I was looking for. At the National Archives in College Park, Larry McDonald guided me through the records of the Office of Strategic Services...Jennifer Cuddeback made my short visit to the LBJ Library in Austin a productive one."
Moyar, Mark. Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 (2006).
"At National Archives II, I received superlative assistance from Cliff Snyder, Jeannine Swift, and Rich Boylan... Other archivists who assisted me were...Herb Pankratz of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library; Tom McNaught of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library; and Ted Gittinger, Laura Harmon, Linda Seelke, and John Wilson of the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library."
Neufeld, Michael J. Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War (2007).
" and the Staffs of the National Archives at College Park, the Ford and Carter Presidential Libraries "
Nichols, David A. A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution (2007).
"The Eisenhower Presidential Staff, particularly Director Dan Holt, encouraged the project at every juncture, and Archivist David Haights encyclopedic knowledge and uncanny ability to find obscure documents made all the difference."
Nye, Joseph. Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics (2004).
"Sally Kuisel of the National Archives made a notable contribution."
Oates, Stephen B. Let the Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1983).
"I am also grateful to the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin Texas to Tina Lawson, Nancy Smith, and Linda Hanson of the Librarys staff for their prompt and cheerful assistance. William Johnson, Henry J. Gwiazda, and Deborah Green of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston made my stay there both comfortable and rewarding, and I am in their debt."
Odom, William O. After the Trenches: The Transformation of U.S. Army Doctrine, 1918-1939 (1999).
"I am also grateful to Dr. Timothy K. Nenninger at the National Archives for [his] personal interest in support of my research. On more than one occasion, [he] found important files in areas in which I would not have thought to look and provided helpful insights on the resources of the period."
Perez, Jr., Louis A. The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography (1998).
"In the United States I have been the beneficiary of expert assistance and unfailing courtesy provided by the National Archives in Washington, D.C."Perret, Geoffrey. Lincolns War: The Untold Story of Americas Greatest President as Commander in Chief (2004).
"Like many another Civil War researcher, I had the benefit of Michael Musicks assistance in researching the War Department files at the National Archives."
Persico, Joseph E. Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial (1994).
"The Nuremberg lode at the National Archives in Washington amounts to thousands upon thousands of files. For helping me thread my way through that wealth of material and for pursuing my special requests, I am grateful for the cooperation of Robert Wolfe, Robin E. Cookson, and William Cunliffe of the Archives Captured German Records staff."
Persico, Joseph E. Roosevelts Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage (2001).
"This book could not have been written without the unstinting cooperation of the staff of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York. At the time I began, the librarys director was Verne W. Newton, who, in addition to steering me initially in wise directions, read my final manuscript with great care and to the authors profit. I especially benefited from the assistance of the librarys supervisory archivist, Raymond Teichman, and Lynn Bassanese was unfailingly helpful and imaginative in handling my queries. Others who aided me at Hyde Park were Robert Parks, Nancy Snedeker, Alycia Vivona, and Mark Renovitch, who was especially helpful in finding photographs. Verne Newtons successor, Cynthia Koch, continued to provide the backing of her staff."
Peterson, Harold F. Diplomat of the Americas: A Biography of William I. Buchanan, 1852-1909 (1977).
"In each of these institutions [including NARA] willing staff personnel responded unfailingly to my requests for data or counsel In Washington two veteran archivists - Mrs. Kieran Carroll and Milton O. Gustafson - protected me from the risk of overlooking documents pertaining to Buchanans fifteen year diplomatic service."
Pfau, Richard. No Sacrifice Too Great: The Life of Lewis L. Strauss (1985).
"Archivists who helped me use my time especially well were Tom Thalken at the Hoover Library, David Haight at the Eisenhower Library..."
Pitch, Anthony S. The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814 (1998).
"I am deeply indebted to the staff at the National Archives, particularly Rebecca Livingston, Archivist, and Rod Ross, the latter an Archivist with the Center for Legislative Archives, for plucking dusty files from sheltered safekeeping."
Porter, Gareth. Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (2005).
"At the John F. Kennedy Library, reference archivist Stephen Plotkin facilitated my research and deftly handled all my questions."
Posner, Gerald. Killing the Dream: James Earl Ray and the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1998).
"Linda Hanson, archivist at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, was, as on previous book projects, helpful in quickly procuring relevant oral histories; Elizabeth Lockwood, of the Access and Freedom of Information staff at the National Archives, College Park, Maryland, facilitated the task of reviewing several thousand pages of Justice Department documents on the case."
Prados, John. Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA (2006).
"For assistance with documentary research I extend great thanks to the staffs and archivists of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); and the Harry S. Truman Library, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, John F. Kennedy Library, Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Richard Nixon Library Project, Gerald R. Ford Library, and Ronald Reagan Library, all of NARA. My special appreciation goes to John Taylor, Herbert Pankratz, Moira Porter, Michele DiMartino, David Humphrey, Regina Greenwell, Nancy Smith, Linda Seelke, Ted Gittinger, Shannon Jarrett, Irene Lonedo, Karen Holzhausen, and Donna Lehman. Some of these excellent archivists have moved up, on, or retired during the long years I have been following these subjects, but I am proud to have worked with each of them."
Preston, Diana. The Boxer Rebellion: The Dynamic Story of Chinas War on Foreigners that Shook the World in the Summer of 1900 (2000).
" from the Hoover Library, Dale C. Mayer in particular, for providing me with journals and correspondence of Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou, and some of their acquaintances in China at the time "
Ratcliff, R.A. Delusions of Intelligence: Enigma, Ultra, and the End of Secure Ciphers (2006).
"My greatest debt of all is to Timothy P. Mulligan of the National Archives and Records Administration. The use of technology in archives has improved the researchers lot tremendously; but no technology, however advanced, can proved a researcher with the depth of information, years of lessons in German naval matters, and numerous gentle nudges toward crucial documents that Tim has provided for more than a decade. Archivists such as he are a national resource, and they are retiring unreplaced. In the midst of its rush to acquire all things electronic, NARAs administration should not neglect this most valuable resource of all."
Reardon, Carol. Launch the Intruders: A Naval Attack Squadron in the Vietnam War, 1972 (2005).
"Dr. Timothy K. Nenninger at the College Park Branch of the National Archives took the time to shepherd the 1972 Saratoga deck log through internal review processes to make it available for me."
Rotter, Andrew J. Comrades at Odds: The United States and India, 1947-1964 (2000).
"The staffs at the National Archives in Washington and the Washington National Records Center in Suitland, Maryland, were courteous and professional. At the Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy Presidential Libraries, I was received with a spirit of generosity and a willingness to help that still takes my breath away."
Rymph, Catherine E. Republican Women: Feminism and Conservatism from Suffrage through the Rise of the New Right (2006).
"Geir Gunderson at the Ford Library and Herb Pankratz at the Eisenhower Library have been especially helpful in guiding me through their collections."
Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. The Age of Roosevelt: The Crisis of the Old Order, 1919-1933 (1957).
"I want to express special acknowledgement to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, to Herman Kahn, who, as director, has shown with spectacular success how a library can serve the cause of scholarship, and to George Roach, William J. Nichols, and the rest of the admirable staff."
Schmitz, David F. The United States and Right Wing Dictatorships, 1965-1989 (2006).
"I thank all of the archivists and librarians at the presidential libraries, the National Archives without fail I encountered dedicated professionals who went out of their way to make my work possible."
Schwab, Gerald. OSS Agents in Hitlers Heartland: Destination Innsbruck (1996).
"John Taylor of the National Archives, to whom whole generations of researchers are indebted."
Shaw, John M. The Cambodian Campaign: The 1970 Offensive and Americas Vietnam War (2005).
"At the National Archives, Military Archivists Rich Boylan and Gary Conn made it possible to burrow through the greatest number of files within the limited time I had."
Shiner, John F. Foulois and the U.S. Army Air Corps, 1931-1935 (1983).
"Dr. Timothy K. Nenninger of the Navy and Old Army Branch deserves special praise. He spent countless hours in the Archives locating pertinent boxes of documents. His advice and willingness to help went well beyond the call of duty."
Simpson, Bland. Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals: The Mystery of the Carroll A. Deering (2002).
"Many people have helped me enormously as I sought to detail the ghost ships life and times Nathan Hilkert of the National Archives, East Point, Georgia, sent me the log entries of those same stations for that fateful week A key memo led me directly to hundreds of pages concerning the Carroll A. Deering in the Lawrence Richey Papers at the Herbert Hoover Library, West Branch, Iowa, where archivists Cindy Worrell, J. Patrick Wildenberg, and Jim E. Detlefsen have been extraordinary in their assistance to me."
Skinner, Kiron K., Annelise Anderson, and Martin Anderson. Reagans Path to Victory: The Shaping of Ronald Reagans Vision: Selected Writings (2004).
"At the Reagan Presidential Library the archivists were uniformly helpful and professional, and all did much to make our many days of research in the papers both productive and enjoyable. Sometimes it was fun. We want to express our appreciation and thanks to archivists Diane Barrie, Kelly Barton, Steve Branch (audio-visual), Greg Cumming (who is now the head archivist at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace), Mike Duggan, Sherrie Fletcher, Lisa Jones, Cate Sewell, and Jenny Sternaman for their enthusiastic support."
Slotkin, Richard. Lost Battalions: The Great War and the Crisis of American Nationality (2005).
"...to Mitch Yockelson, Ed Barnes, Sally Kuisel, and the staff at National Archives II for their good and patient advice and their help in finding key documents."
Smith, Susan L. Japanese American Midwives: Culture, Community, and Health Politics, 1880-1950 (2005).
"I also thank the many archivists and librarians who make it possible for scholars to do their work. Special thanks to Aloha South at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., for her wise suggestions and extraordinary assistance. I also thank Margaret Adams and Tab Lewis at the National Archives."
Spence, Mark David. Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks (1999).
"I owe a great debt to the expert staffs of the National Archives I and II in Washington, D.C. and College Park, Maryland."
Steinberg, Neal. Hatless Jack: The President, the Fedora, and the History of American Style (2004).
"The professionals at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston were particularly helpful in guiding me through their magnificent collection. Maryrose Grossman was enthusiastic beyond the call of duty: she is the first librarian in my experience to send follow-up materials, unbidden. Stephen Plotkin and James Hill were also extraordinarily cooperative. They made my days at their library wonderful."
Stephens, Hugh W. The Texas City Disaster, 1947 (1997).
"One is Barbara Rust, an archivist at the National Archives, Southwest Region, Fort Worth, Texas. With unfailing patience and efficiency, she dug out a voluminous amount of the material collected for Dalehite v. United States, the major damage suit filed in federal court in connection with the disaster."
Still, William N., Jr. Crisis at Sea: The United States Navy in European Waters in World War I (2007).
"In the National Archives, Mr. Richard von Doenhoff, deceased, was most patient and understanding in my determination to wade through all the pertinent records. I am especially indebted to him for taking me back into that holy of holies, the stacks, to sift through dozens of boxes searching for documents."
Swift, Will. The Kennedys Amidst the Gathering Storm: a Thousand Days in London, 1938-1940 (2008).
"Maryrose Grossman went beyond the call of duty in helping me to choose a rich selection of photography and tracking down their copyrights."
Talbert, Jr., Roy. Negative Intelligence: The Army and the American Left, 1917-1941 (1991).
"I was aided immeasurably by archivist John E. Taylor and his colleagues, as well as by the staff at the branch at Suitland, Maryland, where I was allowed into the underground labyrinth to pick and choose from its vast holdings Working at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York, was, as always, a pleasure, and the staff was long-suffering in handling problems for me over the phone."
Taylor, Nick. American-made: The enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work (2008).
"I thank Gene Morris at the National Archives, whose expertise in the Archives New Deal materials helped me find the right stuff; the staff in the Archives still photo repository for their goodwill and courtesy; and the research room staff at the FDR Library for their patient guidance."
Thompson, Elizabeth Lee. The Reconstruction of Southern Debtors: Bankruptcy after the Civil War (2004).
"The staff of the National Archives Southeast Region in East Point, Georgia, supplied noteworthy assistance. Mary Ann Hawkins, Charles Reeves, Arlene Royer, and the late Gary Fulton each unhesitatingly pulled box after box of case files as I came to grips with the large quantity of records. Arlene Royer in particular provided repeated assistance both on site and via e-mail and telephone calls concerning the data. At the National Archives in Washington, D.C., Robert Ellis, Mary Frances Morrow, and Aloha South likewise provided unfailing help as they provided me with troves of rich federal court documents."
Tofel, Richard J. Sounding the Trumpet: The Making of John F. Kennedys Inaugural Address (2005).
"I owe thanks to the entire reference staff of the John F. Kennedy Library, but especially to reference archivist Stephen Plotkin, who met repeated requests with efficiency, intelligence, and good cheer."
Tone, Andrea. Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America (2001).
"My research began at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Aloha South guided me through postal records there, and Tab Lewis of the College Park branch located Federal Trade Commission transcripts - and registered an appropriate combination of enthusiasm and alarm when decaying diaphragms and condoms appeared glued to the transcript pages! Trevor Plante and Richard Peuser made my foray into the Archives military records both productive and entertaining."
Tyler, Daniel. Silver Fox of the Rockies: Delphus E. Carpenter and Western Water Compacts (2003).
"Archivists Dwight Miller, Dale Mayer, and Pat Wildenberg, were unfailingly supportive during my stays [at the Hoover Presidential Library]."
Vogel, Steve. The Pentagon: A History (2007).
"Tim Nenninger was a friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable guide through the modern military records collection at the National Archives; he and his staff, including Ken Schlesinger and Will Mahoney, pointed toward many avenues of pursuit. Thanks also to the staff, in particular Robert Parks, at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library."
Walcott, Charles E. and Karen M. Hult. Governing the White House: From Hoover through LBJ (1995).
"We especially appreciate the help of archivists at the libraries of the early modern presidents - in particular, Dale Mayer and Robert Wood at the Hoover Library, Susan Bosanko at the Roosevelt Library, Erwin Mueller at the Truman Library, Tom Branigan at the Eisenhower Library, Roy Whealan at the Kennedy Library, and Nancy Smith at the Johnson Library. Scott Parham, the supervisory archivist for the Nixon Presidential Materials Project, aided us with some initial work on the Nixon White House."
Wall, Irwin M. The United States and the Making of Post-War France, 1945-1954 (1991).
"It is a pleasure to acknowledge the help of Sally (Kuisel) Marks and Kathy Nicastro of the Diplomatic Branch of the National Archives, Washington, D.C."
Ward, Andrew. River Run Red: The Fort Pillow Massacre in the American Civil War (2005).
"At the Archives, I am especially indebted to Michael Musick (since retired from his position as head of the National Archives Department of Old Military Records) for his tireless assistance and many tips, and to Rebecca Livingston for her assistance reviewing naval records."
Ward, Andrew. The Slaves War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves (2008).
"I also want to acknowledge the help of Reggie Washington, the resident authority on African-American records at the National Archives and Records Administration and its retired Civil War expert Michael Musick."
Ward, Geoffrey C. A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt (1992).
"The bulk of my work was done at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, and I want to thank by name all those whose patience, good humor, and willingness to look further on my behalf made working in its daunting collections such an unalloyed pleasure: the director, William R. Emerson, Supervisory Archivists Frances Seeber and Raymond Teichman, as well as Elizabeth Denier, Susan Elter, John Ferris, Sheryl Griffith, Marguerite Hubbard, Paul McLaughlin, Robert Parks, Irene Prentiss, and Mark Renovitch. I shall miss them all."
Welch, Bob. American Nightingale: The Story of Frances Slanger, Forgotten Heroine of Normandy (2004).
"When I discovered myself stymied at the National Archives, researcher Richard Boylan dropped what he was doing and took me deep into the basement caverns to find a Frances Slanger file that included dozens of letters responding to her Stars and Stripes letter."
Wheeler, James Scott. The Big Red One: Americas Legendary 1st Infantry Division from World War I to Desert Storm (2007).
"Tim Nenninger guided me through the National Archives and found a number of valuable sources for my work. He and Rick Atkinson discussed the project with me during my visits to the National Archives and encouraged me with their own historical work."
Wheeler, Tom. Mr. Lincolns T-Mails: The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War (2006).
"I was standing with a half a dozen other people amidst the files in the vaults of the National Archives in Washington. Among the documents that Rick Peuser, an archivist of military records, was showing us was a book of glassine pages, each of which contained a handwritten telegram in the precise, forward leaning cursive of Abraham Lincoln. As I turned the pages in awe, my vocation as a telecommunications executive and my avocation as amateur historian collided; I was holding in my hands the physical records of the first time a national leader had ever used telecommunications as a regular part of his leadership. Remarking on the similarities between Lincolns telegrams and the e-mails so common to us all, I turned to the Archivist of the United States, John Carlin, and said: 'These are Mr. Lincolns T-Mails.
"Trevor Plante of the National Archives patiently plumbed the files to find the images of the telegrams that are republished herein. Jane Fitzgerald and Cynthia Fox helped in the Archival retrieval Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, provided his insights as a scholar as well as his support.
"John Carlin, the former Archivist of the United States, heard the first idea and encouraged its development. Rick Peuser at the National Archives started me in the right direction and provided key initial thoughts."
Whitlock, Flint. Given Up for Dead: American GIs in the Nazi Concentration Camp at Berga (2005).
"Then, in no particular order of importance (for they are all important) are Will Mahoney of the Modern Military Records Branch of the National Archives II in College Park, Maryland "
Wilcox, Robert K. Japans Secret War (1995).
"John Taylor of the Modern Military Branch, National Archives, was always supportive and helpful. He pointed me in the right directions and let me know when something important was at hand. He is an asset to the Archives and I was lucky to have his help."
Wilson, Mark R. The Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, 1861-1865 (2006).
"At the National Archives, I was assisted by countless staff members, including most of the team in the Old Army room."
Williams, Kathleen Broome. Grace Hopper: Admiral of the Cyber Sea (2004).
"When I had hit several brick walls, Tim Nenninger of the National Archives found accessions that included Hopper documents from the 1960s and 1970s at the Washington National Records Center, Suitland, Maryland."
Winton, Harold R. Corps Commanders of the Bulge: Six American Generals and Victory in the Ardennes (2007).
"Archivists, librarians, and colleagues have been of inestimable assistance. Foremost is Dr. Timothy Nenninger, chief of modern military records at the National Archives. Tim has gone far out of his way to track down documents during and between my trips to Washington, D.C., and to College Park, Maryland; he is an important asset to the study of military history in this country and true friend to those who practice the craft. Robin Crookson, German records specialist at the National Archives, answered many questions and facilitated acquisition of the foreign military studies collection by the Air University Library; and Holly Reed was of great assistance in the still photograph collection."
Wong, Marie Rose. Sweet Cakes, Long Journey: The Chinatowns of Portland, Oregon (2004).
"I am grateful to institutions such as the National Archives, Washington, D.C; the Civilian Personnel Records Center; and all those archivists and librarians who were eager to assist me as I pored over so many files of precious materials. A special thanks goes to Joyce Justice and my dear friend Susan Karren at the National Archives, Pacific Alaska Region, in Seattle. Sues encouragement has been with me since this research started; she was always available for questions and found as much joy in the discoveries as I did."
Yaqub, Salim. Containing Arab Nationalism: The Eisenhower Doctrine and the Middle East (2006).
"The archivists and staff at the National Archives the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library were consistently courteous, patient, and helpful."
Yeide, Harry and Mark Stout. First to the Rhine: The 6th Army Group in World War II (2007).
"We would also like to thank the cheerful and efficient public servants at the National Archives and Records Administrations document, microfilm, and still photo reading rooms in College Park, Maryland. The taxpayer is getting a good deal."
Yeide, Harry. Steeds of Steel: A History of American Mechanized Cavalry in World War II (2008).
"I would also like to thank the cheerful and efficient public servants at the National Archives and Records Administrations (NARA) document and still-photo reading rooms in College Park, Maryland. My particular thanks to Greg Bradsher, NARA, who shared his research into intelligence records covering the battle at Hill 700 on Bougainville."
Yeide, Nancy H. Beyond the Dreams of Avarice: The Hermann Goering Collection (2009).
"I would like to thank the staff of the National Archives in College Park, from the affable guards at the gate to those who pulled my seemingly endless requests from the shelves. In particular I must note Michael Kurtz, interested and supportive; Greg Bradsher, that most knowledgeable yet unassuming of men; Anne Rothfeld, cheerful and helpful beyond the bounds of expectation, Michael Hussey, always good for assistance with a smile, and Rebecca Collier, ever patient and responsive."
Yockelson, Mitchell A. Borrowed Soldiers: Americans under British Command, 1918 (2008).
"At the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), where I have had the pleasure of working for twenty years, the story that became Borrowed Soldiers developed. Tim Nenninger, who over the years has been a friend, boss, and mentor, first helped me to conceive the idea of writing about the 27th and 30th Divisions. For this reason I owe him much gratitude. Numerous colleagues provided unsolicited encouragement, research assistance, and other help. They include Cindi Fox, Juliet Arai, Wil Mahoney, Richard Boylan, Judy Koucky, Jodi Foor, Rick Peuser, Trevor Plante, Kate Flaherty, Susan Francis-Houghton, Holly Reed, Maria Albanese, Jeff Hartley, Michael Lingenfelter, Kate Mollan, Mark Mollan, Pat Osborne, Sam Anthony, and many, many others."
Young, Nancy Beck. Lou Henry Hoover: Activist First Lady (2004).
"Equally important was the assistance I received from the dedicated staff of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. I was made welcome on each my trips, and the archivists never failed to answer many queries or fetch the numerous boxes I requested. I am indebted to Tim Walch, the director of the library, and his staff, particularly Brad Bauer, Jim Detlefsen, Dale Mayer, Dwight Miller, Matt Schaefer, Lynn Smith, Pat Wildenberg, and Cindy Worrell."
Zhao, Xiaojian. Remaking Chinese America: Immigration, Family, and Community, 1940-1965 (2002).
"Neil Thomsen, Claude Hopkins, Rose Mary Kennedy, Kathleen OConnell, and other staff members at the National Archives Pacific Sierra Branch in San Bruno, California, provided the most valuable assistance, and they warmly welcomed my then seven-year-old daughter during my visits to the repository. I would like to thank Michael McReynolds and Robert Ellis at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and Marvin Russell and Fred Romanski at the National Archives II, College Park, Maryland, for locating and declassifying the Chinese Confession Program files with great efficiency."
Zimmerman, Robert. Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8, The First Manned Flight to Another World (1999).
"I must also thank Meg Hacker at the National Archives in Fort Worth, Texas, for providing me transcripts for the Gemini 6 and 7 missions."
Zinngrabe, Donald L. The 196th Field Artillery Battalion (2004).
"I would like to express my deep appreciation to the staff of the National Archives, Suitland Branch, especially David Giordano, Lee Gladwin, Clifford Snyder, and Richard Boylan. It would not have been possible for me to have written this book without their invaluable assistance."
Zweig, Ronald W. The Gold Train: The Destruction of the Jews and the Looting of Hungary (2002).
"I owe many debts of gratitude, especially to archivists. Dr. Greg Bradsher, the doyen of Holocaust-era asset records at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland, ensured that I did not miss too many relevant files. So too did Dr. Richard Boylan, William Walsh, Dr. Amy Schmidt, and John MacDonald. Greg Murphy helped me trace missing documents in the National Archives when I was too far away to do so myself."