The editors are grateful to our authors, to our editorial board, and to our advisory committee (all listed in the early pages of the Encycloiedia) for their labors and advice during these seven years.
The editors acknowledge with utmost appreciation the financial support given to this project by four institutions. The National Endowment for the Humanities made a major grant which the Weingart Foundation of Los Angeles matched. The Macmillan Publishing Company and The Claremont Graduate School also handsomely underwrote this encyclopedia. The earliest private funds came from a small group of southern California attorneys and foundations: The Times Mirror Foundation; James Greene, Judge Dyson William Cox and Janice T. Cox, Robert P. Hastings, James E. Ludlam, and J. Patrick Waley; Musick, Peeler & Garrett; and The Ralph B. Lloyd Foundation.
The Claremont Graduate School and University Center also provided facilities and logistical support for the Encyclopedia. Former President Joseph B. Platt gave the project his encouragement. Executive Vice-President Paul A. Albrecht significantly assisted our grant applications from the outset and remained helpful throughout the project. Associate Dean Christopher N. Oberg has seen to the efficient management of administrative aspects of the project. Sandra Glass, now of the Keck Foundation, provided invaluable aid while she was associated with The Claremont Graduate School. We are also grateful for the unflagging support of the School of Law of the University of California, Los Angeles, and its deans, William D. Warren and Susan Westerberg Prager.
A succession of graduate students at The Claremont Graduate School worked on the project as editorial assistants, research assistants, typists, and proofreaders. First was Dr. David Gordon, who also acted as assistant editor for one year, and who wrote over one hundred of the articles before going on to law school. Dr. Michael E. DeGolyer and Susan Marie...