The authors wish to thank individuals in various agencies of the Indonesian and United States governments and private institutions who gave their time, research materials, and special knowledge to provide information and perspective. These individuals include Willy A. Karamoy, Director of Indonesia's Foreign Information Services; Bidang Kelembagaan, Assistant I to the Minister of State for Administrative Reform; and the staff of Indonesian Department of Information in Jakarta; who provided extremely useful and timely research materials to assist the writers of the book. Latief Tuah, assistant director of the Secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Jakarta also provided timely assistance. A very special thanks goes to E. Gene Smith, Director of the Library of Congress Southeast Asia Field Office and his staff for supplying bounteous amounts of valuable research materials on Indonesia.
Appreciation is also extended to the staff of the Office of the Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington and to Ralph K. Benesch, who oversees the Country Studies--Area Handbook Program for the Department of the Army. A. Kohar Rony, Senior Reference Specialist in the Asian Division of the Library of Congress, was always on hand to respond to bibliographic and research-related queries.
The authors also wish to thank those who contributed directly to the preparation of the manuscript. They include Sandra W. Meditz, who reviewed all textual and graphic materials, served as liaison with the sponsoring agency, and provided numerous substantive and technical contributions; Juliet Bruce, who edited the chapters; Andrea T. Merrill, who edited the appendices; Marilyn Majeska, who supervised editing and managed production; and Barbara Edgerton and Izella Watson, who did much of the word processing. Cissie Coy performed the final prepublication editorial review, and Joan C. Cook compiled the index. Linda Peterson of the Library of Congress Printing and Processing Section, performed phototypesetting, under the supervision of Peggy Pixley.
In addition, several individuals who provided research support are gratefully acknowledged. Alberta Jones King provided research assistance and word processing; Helen Chapin Metz read parts of the text dealing with Islam; Timothy L. Merrill reviewed the maps; and Rodney P. Katz, Paulette Marshall, and Irene W. Kost provided timely assistance with elusive research and bibliographic data.
Finally, the authors acknowledge the generosity of individuals and the public and private organizations who allowed their photographs to be used in this study; they have been acknowledged in the illustration captions. Additionally, thanks go to Maureen Aung-Thwin, Coordinator of Public Programs for the Festival of Indonesia, 1990-1991, for providing numerous photographs as well as useful publications. Jan Fontein helped with historical photo interpretation.
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