Acknowledgments and Special Thanks
The Web site Amazing Grace is the result of the contributions of many people and of several divisions within the Library of Congress:
Thanks go to Allan Chasanoff and Raymon Elozua for the generous donation of their “Amazing Grace” Collection and database to the Library of Congress.
Thanks go to Steve Turner for the research provided in his book Amazing Grace:The Story of America’s Most Beloved Song.
Curatorial expertise was provided by Bryan Cornell, Eugene DeAnna, and Karen Fishman of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division; Denise Gallo and Sam Perryman of the Music Division; and Todd Harvey of the American Folklife Center.
Selection of materials was performed by Bryan Cornell, Eugene DeAnna, Karen Fishman, Denise Gallo, Todd Harvey, Karen Lund, and Sam Perryman.
Text for the site was written by Denise Gallo, Todd Harvey, Bryan Cornell, Karen Fishman, Sam Perryman, and Karen Lund.
Editorial assistance was provided by Andrea Matles Savada.
Digital production and conversion work was coordinated by Karen Lund. Scanning of paper items was performed by the LC Digital Scan Lab; thanks go to Lloyd Carter, Jade Curtis, and Domenic Sergi. Pat Padua handled quality review and file management. Digitization of audio files was performed by James Wolf. Mike Turpin of the MBRS Recording Laboratory made new audio transfers of American Folklife Center Recordings. Special thanks go to Elizabeth Gettins and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division for facilitating the scanning of Olney Hymns for this presentation.
Additional thanks for their help in bringing this project to fruition go to Sam Brylawski and Matthew Barton.
Technical functionality and programming of the site was performed by a team from Network Development and MARC Standards Office which included Morgan Cundiff, Glenn Gardner, Betsy Miller, and Nathan Trail.
Web site design and user interface was created by Betsy Miller based on user-centered design principles.
Launch Date: April 3, 2007