Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America

Interpretive Programs Office:

  • Irene Chambers, Interpretive Programs Officer
  • Cheryl Regan, Exhibition Director
  • Debbie Durbeck, Production Officer
  • Christopher O'Connor, Lead Exhibition Production Specialist
  • Betsy Nahum-Miller, Online Exhibition Coordinator
  • Tambra Johnson, Registrar
  • Susan Mordan, Education Specialist
  • Giulia Adelfio, Denise Agee, Margaret Brown, Kimberli Curry, Seth de Matties, Trudy French, David Hayward, Martha Hopkins, Carroll Johnson, Pamela Steele

Library of Congress Curators:

  • Ronald Grim, Geography and Map Division, principal curator
  • Gerard Gawalt, Manuscript Division
  • Rosemary Fry Plakas, Rare Book and Special Collections Division

Advisors to the Exhibition:

  • James P. Ronda, University of Tulsa
  • John Logan Allen, University of Wyoming
  • Carolyn Gilman, Missouri Historical Society

Library of Congress Staff Contributors:


  • Mark Roosa, Diane L. van der Reyden, Rikki Condon, Kaare Chaffee, Sylvia Albro, John Bertonaschi, Julie Biggs, Terry Boone, Lage Carlson, Cynthia Karnes, Elmer Eusman, Annlinn Grossman, Mary Haude, Lynn Kidder, Linda Morenus, Jesse Munn, Maria Nugent, Heather Wanser, Otoyo Yonekura

Geography and Map Division

  • John Hébert, Colleen Cahill, James Flatness, Michael Klein, Robert Morris, Patrick Shepler, Edward Redmond, Diane Schug-O'Neill, Patricia Molen van Ee

Information Technology Services

  • Lynn Brooks, Lisa Cope, Jade Curtis, Ronnie Hawkins, Glen Krankowski, Karl Rogers, Domenic Sergi

Network Development and MARC Standards Office

  • Julie Mangin, Elizabeth Miller


  • Sue Hayduchok, Belinda Urquiza, Phyllis Thomas, Joe Young, Bob Ralls, Automation Planning and Liaison Office
  • Gerry Otremba, Steve Kelley, Congressional Relations Office
  • Anthony Mullen, Humanities and Social Sciences Division
  • Charles Floto, Meredith Shed-Driskell, Law Library
  • Jo Ann Jenkins, Librarian's Office
  • Beacher Wiggins, Dottie Denchy, Library Services
  • Mike Mashon, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
  • Gail Petri, Leni Donlan, Elizabeth Ridgeway, Office of Strategic Initiatives
  • Sara Duke, Carol Johnson, Prints and Photographs Division
  • Jill Brett, Helen Dalrymple, Sheryl Cannady, John Sayers, Public Affairs Office
  • Stanley Bandong, Onetta Benoit, Printing Management Section
  • Mark Dimunation, Clark Evans, Gerald Wager, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
  • Prosser Gifford, Scholarly Programs
  • Georgia Higley, Serial and Government Publications Division
  • Kim Moden, Wanda Cartwright, Special Events Office

Photo research

  • Athena Angelos, Washington, D.C.

Exhibition design and brochure

  • Chermayeff & Geismar, Inc., New York

The Library of Congress wishes to thank all of the lenders to this exhibition including: The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia; Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery; American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia; Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven; Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia; Fort Ticonderoga, New York; William H. Guthman; Historical Society of Pennsylvania Library, Philadelphia; Hudson's Bay Archives, Manitoba; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, Washington; Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul; Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge; Mutter Museum, College of Physicians of Philadelphia; National Archives, Washington, D.C.; National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Washington, D.C.; National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.; National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.; North Dakota Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Washburn; Oklahoma State Museum of History, Oklahoma City; Oregon Historical Society, Portland; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge; University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Royal Botanic Garden, Kew, England.

Special thanks are due to the following individuals for the scholarly advice they provided: Peter Onuf, University of Virginia; Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University; James Horn, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The exhibition is made possible through funding from the United States Congress. The Library of Congress is grateful for this support and the continued interest of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Congressional Caucus and its co-chairs, Senators Conrad Burns, Larry Craig, and Byron Dorgan, and Representatives Doug Bereuter and Earl Pomeroy.

The purchase of the1507 Waldseemüller world map was also made possible by the United States Congress. Several additional donors who contributed to its purchase include John Hendricks and the Discovery Channel, Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, and David Koch. Special appreciation is accorded to Prince Johannes Waldburg-Wolfegg, the Federal Republic of Germany, the state of Baden-Württemberg, Margrit Beran Krewson, George Tobolowsky, and Virginia Gray.

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