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The initial research and image scanning was completed by James Masnov, WOU History student/WOU Archives student employee. Editing assistance was provided by Zoe Strickland, WOU English Literature student/WOU Archives student employee, Sue Kunda, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Stewart Baker, Systems Librarian and Jerrie Lee Parpart, WOU Archives Coordinator.