¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Mary Jo Czaplewski, past executive director of NCFR, is leading the history project, which is crafted as an online “living” publication as material is created. Mary Jo is the primary researcher and author of the manuscript.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 NCFR staff members Jason Samuels, Jeanne Strand, Brenda Boogren, Nancy Gonzalez, and Charles Cheesebrough have provided support to the NCFR history project. Jason worked as a research assistant alongside Mary Jo, spearheaded the process of digitally archiving historical materials, and led the technical development of this website. Jeanne proofread the history manuscript and led the process of identifying NCFR members pictured in the photographs. Brenda began the process of digitally archiving the NCFR photo file. Nancy wrote the articles detailing the modern-day (post-2006) history of NCFR. Charlie worked with Cindy Winter to collect and record the stories of longtime NCFR members for inclusion in this narrative.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 NCFR interns Emma Theis and Bobby DeWall completed most of the data entry and digital archiving for this project. Emma keyed in nearly every article in this website, assigned metadata and user profiles to articles, and completed the work of digitally archiving NCFR newsletters and photo file. Bobby completed the work of digitally archiving past NCFR conference programs and began the process of digitally archiving NCFR newsletters.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 NCFR contractors Kathy Savadel and Alicia Hillar performed editing and further digital archiving work for this project. Kathy performed a front-to-back developmental edit of the manuscript contained in this website. Alicia completed the work of digitally archiving thousands of photos from NCFR newsletters and other sources, added those photos to the online galleries in this history book, and created montage videos from history interviews conducted at the 2011 NCFR conference.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Christian Wach developed the CommentPress platform on which this website is built and contracted with NCFR to theme and tailor CommentPress to suit this online publication. This website would not have the capabilities it does without Christian’s creativity, talent for web development, and willingness to collaborate with NCFR.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 University of Minnesota librarian Linnea Anderson coordinated access to the Social Welfare History Archives for NCFR researchers, ensuring that materials were made available in a timely fashion and provided helpful pointers along the way to further the project.
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Elizabeth Szaluta and Carl Steeg with the Stephen F. Wise Free Synagogue graciously coordinated access for an NCFR researcher to their archives, enabling the discovery of information and photographs of NCFR founder Sidney Goldstein which were previously unknown to the organization.
¶ 9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 And last but not least, this history book would not be possible without the support of current NCFR Executive Director Diane Cushman. Diane’s prioritization of this project, willingness to allocate organization resources to further it, and guidance in strategic discussions made this project possible.