Acknowledgments and Special Thanks
The Ragtime web site is the result of the contributions of many people:
The curatorship of the presentation was performed by a group from three Library divisions: David Sager and Larry Appelbaum of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division; Denise Gallo, Karen Moses, and Loras Schissel of the Music Division; and Jennifer Cutting of the American Folklife Center.
The essays were written by:
-- David Sager of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division (A History of Ragtime)
-- Denise Gallo of the Music Division (Treemonisha, Christensen's Ragtime Journal, The Classic Rag, and Biographies: Scott Joplin, Ben Harney, John Stark, Joseph Lamb, James Scott, and May Aufderheide)
-- Jennifer Cutting and Stephen Winick of the American Folklife Center ("Sit Down, Shut Up, and Listen to Ragtime": Bob Milne and the Occupational Folklore of the Traveling Piano Player).
Editorial assistance was provided by Andrea Matles Savada and Jurretta Heckscher. Editorial assistance was provided on the essay The History of Ragtime by Jennifer Ormson.
Digital production and conversion work was coordinated by Karen Lund. The staff included Pat Padua, James Wolf, and Paul Fraunfelter. Pat Padua oversaw the scanning of paper items and file maintenance, and digitization of audio files was performed by James Wolf.
Paper scanning was conducted by the Digital Scan Lab; thanks especially go to Lisa Cope, Jade Curtis, and Domenic Sergi for their efforts.
Many thanks go to Bob Milne, Joshua Rifkin, Max Morath, and Pat Lamb Conn for their willingness to be interviewed and to contribute to this Web site.
The Milne and Conn interviews and performance were recorded by the ITS Multimedia Team. Special thanks go to Tom Bramel, Glenn Ricci, and Cathy Young for their efforts.
The Rifkin and Morath interviews were recorded by Mike Turpin of the MBRS Recording Laboratory. Thanks also go to Brad McCoy for his assistance.
Thanks go to Jennifer Cutting, David Sager, Denise Gallo, Larry Appelbaum, Loras Schissel, and Betty Auman for conducting the oral histories for this site.
Thanks go to Neil Huntley for his assistance in making streaming video files.
Thanks go to Steve Soderberg for his assistance in the making of Finale files.
Thanks go to Betty Auman for her assistance in setting up the Rifkin and Morath interviews.
Thanks go to Walter Zvonchenko for his assistance in setting up the Conn interview and for other tasks.
Thanks go to Victor P. Dyni for performing the audio example of "Maple Leaf Rag" for the essay The Classic Rag.
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.
Thanks also go to Sue Vita and Jan Lauridsen for their supervision of the project.