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Bibliographical descriptions, cites, and notes are the work of the staff of Dorothy Sloan—Rare Books, Inc. The historical essays which appear below the decorative line in each Zamorano title description were written by Gary F. Kurutz and Dr. W. Michael Mathes.
Gary F. Kurutz has been the Director of Special Collections for the California State Library in Sacramento since 1980. Previously, he served as Sutro Librarian, Library Director of the California Historical Society, and Bibliographer of Western Americana at the Henry E. Huntington Library. Kurutz has written extensively on California subjects including The California Gold Rush: A Descriptive Bibliography. For many years he has been Chairman of the Publications Committee of The Book Club of California. He is the recipient of the Oscar Lewis Award from The Book Club of California.
Dr. W. Michael Mathes is the Honorary Curator of Mexicana at the Sutro Library, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of San Francisco, and Library Director of El Colegio de Jalisco (Guadalajara, Mexico). He is the recipient of many awards for his contributions to the colonial history of Mexico, including the prestigious Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca.
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