The Atherton Seidell Endowment Fund of the Smithsonian Institution provided support for this pilot of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Electronic Editions. Tom Garnett, head of the Libraries' Systems Department, was Project Coordinator. He was assisted by Anne Gifford, Suji DeHart, and Marcia Adams, Systems' librarians. Margaret Dittemore, head, Anthropology Branch Library of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, identified candidates for the project. John C. Ewers, Curator Emeritus, of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History Department of Anthropology, author of "Hairpipes in Plains Indian Adornment," provided information and encouragement in the production of this edition of his work. The text was keyed in by a Smithsonian Institution Libraries' intern, Frances Quo of Cornell University, and most of the scanning and text preparation was done by Suji DeHart. The Libraries' Publications Officer Nancy Matthews coordinated support responsibilities of permissions, proofreading, and other pre-publication aspects of the project. Staff of the Department of Anthropology was generous with their time and advice when consulted. Among them, we would especially like to thank Candace S. Greene, Museum Specialist, for her advice and expertise in the completion of this project.
Ewers supported the decision to use reproductions of the original artwork and photographs in this electronic edition, noting that he would have used color images where available in the 1957 edition if it had been possible. Mary Kay Davies, retired head of the Anthropology Branch Library, Suji DeHart, and Margaret Dittemore searched for and located most of the illustrations in the National Anthropological Archives (NAA) of the Department of Anthropology. Paula Fleming and the staff of NAA helped with the search. Dane Penland, Carl Hansen, and Dave Burgevin of the Smithsonian Office of Printing and Photographic Services were extremely helpful and cooperative in their assistance with NAA negatives. Martin Kalfatovic, Smithsonian Institution Libraries' Information Access Coordinator, identified those images which are original paintings in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American Art (NMAA), and Mike Briggs, Joan Stahl, and Steve Dietz of that museum were instrumental in providing slides and electronic images for those paintings.
We wish to thank The New-York Historical Society for providing a color slide of the original work shown in Plate 18a, and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, for a slide of the original painting shown in Plate 36b. Permissions were granted to the Smithsonian Institution Libraries for one-time reproduction.
Barbara J. Smith, Director
Smithsonian Institution Libraries