ACKNOWLEDGMENTS  



 

 

A multitude of people is responsible for bringing this project to fruition but I would like to take the time to express my thanks and appreciation to a handful who contributed most significantly to its production.

First, I would like to thank Drs. Chih Wang, past-Dean of the University of Guam Robert F. Kennedy Library, and Kenneth L. Carriveau, Sr. for their encouragement in undertaking this project and assisting in its initial development and design.

Many thanks go out to Profs. Monique Storie and Karen Peacock, the respective curators of the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center Guam and Micronesia Reference Collection and the University of Hawaii Pacific Collections, for allowing me to have free, unrestricted access to two of the greatest collections of Micronesiana in the western world during my research travels.

I also thank Dean Avery Sharp, Prof. John Wilson, and Prof. Ruthann McTyre, my colleagues and mentors at the Baylor Libraries, for their support, encouragement, and helpful suggestions.

I am very grateful to the Baylor Interlibrary Loan Office staff, particularly Beverly Cownover, Sheryl Salazar, Clark Griffin, and Jennifer Prieto, for their cheer and aplomb in obtaining documents for me, especially those with Russian, Japanese, or Chinese titles!!

Si Yu’us Ma’ase’ and Mahalo to the staffs of the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center, University of Guam RFK Library, and University of Hawaii libraries for their assistance with locating items in their collections.

Last, but not least, I would like to thank the Baylor University Research Committee and the Office of Sponsored Programs for their financial support, without which this project would never have been possible.  This study was supported in part by funds from the Baylor University Research Committee.