Early Virginia Religious Petitions


The Library of Congress National Digital Library Program acknowledges with gratitude the following contributions:

Dr. James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress, who encouraged the development of this cooperative arrangement which serves to enhance the Library of Congress exhibition Religion and the Founding of the American Republic. The Library of Virginia, for their generous cooperation in providing collection materials and supporting documents to the NDLP for digitization. LVA State Archivist Conley Edwards, Digital Library Program Manager Elizabeth Roderick, and Digital Library Specialist Senior Glenn Courson deserve special recognition for their enthusiastic support throughout the project.

Laura Campbell, Director of the National Digital Library Program, and James H. Hutson, Chief of the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, for proposing the online collection and establishing a cooperative partnership with the Library of Virginia.

In addition, many dedicated professionals on the staff of the National Digital Library Program worked on Early Virginia Religious Petitions. Tamara Swora coordinated the cooperative partnership between the Library of Virginia and the Library of Congress, and she also managed the contract for digitization. Catherine Tousignant oversaw the production of the online collection, assisted by Melissa Bargar-Hughes. Martha Anderson provided expertise, general advice, and consultation throughout. Nancy Eichacker supervised production staff.

Andrea Greenwood designed the Web pages and graphics. Barak Stussman assisted with database conversion and technical support. Dominique Pickett coordinated digitization of the Virginia maps, which were provided by the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division. Mary Ambrosio of Information Technology Services programmed the indexing and display. Jurretta Jordan Heckscher and Emily Lind Baker edited the framework materials for the online collection. Danna Bell-Russell developed publicity. Steven C. McCollum and Christopher J. Polhaus tracked receipt of digital images. Melissa Smith-Levine investigated copyright and permissions for the collection.

Preservation Resources, a division of Online Computer Library Center, Inc., digitized the early Virginia religious petitions from Library of Virginia microfilm. Thanks are due to Meg Bellinger, President of Preservation Resources, and her staff, especially Louis Squillace, Manager of Scanning Services; the scanning team responsible for digitizing the microfilm; and Lynn Wagner, Manager of New Products and Marketing.