Acknowledgments and Special Thanks
Patriotic Melodies is the result of the contributions of many people within the Library of Congress.
Selection of materials for the initial release was made by Jon Newsom (Chief of the Music Division), Loras Schissel, Karen Lund, and Johnnye Egnot.
Digital production and conversion work was performed by the The Library of Congress Presents: Music, Theater and Dance staff of the Music Division, including Mike Ashenfelder, Andrea Buntz, Yolonda Kerney, Pat Padua, James Wolf, and Lauren Woodis. Production work was coordinated by Karen Lund and Johnnye Egnot.
Technical functionality and programming of the site was performed by a team from Network Development and MARC Standards Office which included Moryma Aydelott, Morgan Cundiff, Glenn Gardner, Corey Keith, Julie Mangin, Betsy Miller, and Nathan Trail.
Web site design and user interface was created by Betsy Miller and Moryma Aydelott based on user-centered design principles.
Written text for the site was created by Mary Lou Reker, Digital Reference Team, based on initial work done by Jon Newsom and Loras Schissel of the Music Division. Editorial assistance was provided by Marilyn Parr and Andrea Savada. Research assistance was provided by Andrea Buntz, Yolonda Kerney, Pat Padua, James Wolf, Lauren Woodis, and other members of the Digital Reference Team. Text entry was provided by Sharon Nixon.
Administrative oversight was provided by Diane Kresh, Sally McCallum, Jon Newsom, Jan Lauridsen, Deb Thomas, and Sam Brylawski. We are especially indebted to the staff of the Music Division, particularly the reference staff, for their help with our research and with locating items to scan. We extend our thanks to the staff of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division as well.
Scanning for paper items was conducted by the ITS Digital Scan Center. Our thanks go to its staff, especially Lynn Brooks, Delores Banks, Lloyd Carter, Tanya Pearson, Chris Pohlhaus, and Domenic Sergi. The remainder of items were digitized by the The Library of Congress Presents: Music, Theater and Dance staff. It should be noted that some materials were previously scanned as part of the American Memory project.
Permissions and copyright research was conducted by Mike Ashenfelder. We are also grateful to the General Counsel's Office, and in particular to Emily Vartanian and Michael Hughes, for their assistance with copyright and permissions matters.