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Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives: Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia


First and foremost, we would like to thank all the librarians, archivists, volunteers, and other staff who generously took the time from their busy work schedules to respond to our survey. This guide would not have been possible without their cooperation and support. We would also like to thank the management of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Division of the Library of Congress-- Dr. Stephen James, Chief, and Victoria Hill, Assistant Chief--for granting us the time and resources to complete this project. Marguerite Bloxom and Virginia Wood, HSS publications coordinators, provided us with valuable advice and editorial assistance. Finally, we would like to express our gratitude to our HSS colleagues--Cassy Ammen, Pablo Calván, Sheridan Harvey, David Kresh, and Phoebe Peacock--who proofread the entries and offered helpful suggestions for improvement. Final responsibility for the accuracy and utility of this guide rests, of course, with the authors.