The National Archives wishes to extend sincere appreciation to the many friends and organizations providing assistance and guidance for this project. Significantly, the emergency preservation, drying, and care in America, as well as the conservation, imaging, and public access for the Iraqi Jewish Archive, were graciously funded by the United States Department of State.
Support was also generously provided for the preservation, assessment, and documentation phase by the Center for Jewish History, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Special gratitude is owed to the Republic of Iraq and the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq for their continued support and advice throughout the project.
The project and related exhibition benefited from the assistance of a number of very knowledgeable and helpful advisors. We are very grateful to a number of organizations and colleagues for their valuable expertise and knowledge: World Organization of Jews from Iraq and its Board of Directors (Maurice Shohet, President, David Dangoor, and Cynthia Kaplan Shamash); the American Jewish Committee and Rabbi Andrew Baker, Director of AJC International Jewish Affairs; and B’nai B’rith and Dan Mariaschin, Executive Vice President of B’nai B’rith International. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Library of Congress have also been very helpful, contributing advice and expertise for the project.
Much appreciation goes to staff of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) staff for their continued support and guidance throughout the project, including Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, Deputy Archivist Debra Wall, Chief Operating Officer William Bosanko, Executive for Research Services William Mayer and the Research Services staff, General Counsel Gary M. Stern and the NGC staff, the National Archives Trust Fund, the National Archives Foundation, and the following departments: Exhibits, Education and Public Programming, General Counsel, and Public Affairs and Communications.