These films were previously released on videotape by the Library of Congress as The Library of Congress Video Collection, volume 3:Origins of American Animation, 1900-1921. The films were selected by Scott Simmon, who also wrote the liner notes. Piano scores for these films were composed and performed by Philip Carli.
Work on the digital presentation was performed by the National Digital Library Program team in the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, composed of Hussein Hassan, Judi Hoffman, and Karen Lund, and by Marc Dudley of the National Digital Library Program production group.
Framework materials were compiled by Karen Lund. Judi Hoffman created the catalog records. Hussein Hassan created the thumbnail images. Digital quality review was performed by Marc Dudley.
The web page was designed by Glenn Ricci. Text was edited by Emily Lind Baker and Jurretta Jordan Heckscher.
Special thanks go to the following for their assistance in preparing this collection: David Francis, Patrick Loughney, Scott Simmon, Philip Carli, Jerry Hatfield, Luisa Hegedus, Kim Tomadjoglou, Melissa Levine, Carl Fleischhauer, Dick Thaxter, David Woodward, the staff of Roland House in Arlington, Virginia, and the staff of Crawford Multimedia in Atlanta, Georgia.
The two fragments Gertie on Tour and The Centaur appear thanks to their generous donation to the Library of Congress by the Cinémathèque Québécoise. AWOLAll Wrong Old Laddiebuck was donated to the Library by the Rhode Island Historical Society.
First release, April 1999