All artifacts on display were evaluated for condition and professionally conserved by Bronwyn Eves, Conservation Studios, Inc., in the summer of 2004.  The dates, cultural affiliations and artifact descriptions provided in this guide were researched and compiled by Illinois State Museum Curator of Anthropology Jonathan Reyman.  Funding for research and conservation of this collection was provided by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Tate Archives & Special Collections, the Ames Library department with curatorial responsibility for this collection, also wishes to acknowledge the institutional support received from administrators and trustees of Illinois Wesleyan University, as well as the staff of the University’s Physical Plant for providing a safe, secure environment for this collection.