The research team members would like to extend their utmost gratitude to all the interviewees whose participation was essential in creating this project. Without their gracious and generous sharing of stories, photographs, personal collections and contacts, this project would not have been possible, and special thanks must go to Ms. Sally Sudo for her support. The help from Ms. Mara Fink, Ms. Masako Matsuda, and Ms. Iko Worung is also much appreciated. The team is grateful to Randy Kusunoki as well as the archivists and librarians from American Lutheran Church, Bethel University, Carleton College, Luther Seminary, Macalester College, Minnesota Historical Society, National Archives and Records Administration, St. Catherine University, and Swarthmore College for granting access to their materials.
The research team would also like to thank the support from St Olaf Digital Humanities on the Hill/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM), and Collaborative Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (CURI) program. Assistance and advice from St Olaf colleagues and staff must be acknowledged as well, in particular, our Associate College Archivist Jeff Suave, Instructional Technology and Digital Humanities team (DiSCO), their summer interns, along with student workers Daniel Gaenslen, Kaylar Fullington, and Jiahao Zhang. This project is still a work in progress, and any comments and suggestions are welcome.