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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Carlson, Marybeth (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Virginia (1)
8 (1988)

Acknowledgments,   p. xv


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Acknowledgments
The editing of this volume was supported primarily by grants from
the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the Na-
tional Endowment for the Humanities, and The Virginia Commission
on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution. Substantial aid
was also provided by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the E.
Gordon Fox Fund of Madison. We also wish to express our gratitude
to Frank G. Burke, the former Acting Archivist of the United States,
who is again Executive Director of the NHPRC; Roger A. Bruns, Mary
A. Giunta, and Donald L. Singer of the NHPRC; Kathy Fuller of the
NEH; Timothy G. O'Rourke, the Executive Director of The Virginia
Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution;
and E. David Cronon, dean of the College of Letters and Science at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The staff of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, our primary
research library and our publisher, continues its most cordial coop-
eration and unparalleled assistance. In particular, we would like to
thank Director H. Nicholas Muller III, Craig Cramer, James P. Danky,
and Michael Edmonds. The Memorial and Law libraries of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin-Madison have also been of assistance. Several col-
leagues on documentary projects have located documents, provided
biographical information, and given sound advice on a variety of mat-
ters. We thank Gordon DenBoer, Lucy T. Brown, and Alfred L. Sker-
pan of The Documentary History of the First Federal Elections; Thomas
A. Mason, formerly of the James Madison Papers; and Dorothy Twohig
of the George Washington Papers. Linda J. Pike, formerly of the La-
fayette Papers, and Gail Walter helped in translating some of the cor-
respondence of French diplomats. Meredith Dunham Dodge of The
Journals of Diego de Vargas, assisted in translating the Don Diego de
Gardoqui correspondence; while Frank M. Clover, Department of His-
tory, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, identified and translated
several Latin passages. Others who have provided assistance are James
H. Hutson, Paul G. Sifton, and Janice Ruth of the Library of Congress;
Jon Kukla and Brent Tarter of the Virginia State Library; James E.
Mooney of the New-York Historical Society; Frances Pollard of the
Virginia Historical Society; Joyce Ann Tracy of the American Anti-
quarian Society; and Richard B. Bernstein, formerly of the New York
Public Library.
In addition we would like to acknowledge the contributions of Peter
A. Knupfer, a former editorial assistant on this project. We would also
like to thank Onno Brouwer, director of the University of Wisconsin
Cartographic Laboratory and David W. DiBiase, who, with the assis-
tance of Joseph R. Wilson, prepared the maps.
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