We are grateful to the following who have shared books and other artifacts with us, especially the considerable collections of Congregation Ezra Bessaroth and Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation; Al Maimon via his own collection, as well as those of his father (Sam Bension Maimon), his uncle Isaac Maimon, Henry Benezra, and Mordo Israel; Richard Adatto from the collections of Albert Adatto and Emma Adatto-Schlesinger; Elazar Behar from the Rev. David J. Behar collection; David and Joy Maimon from the David Romey collection; Judy Amiel from the Rev. Sam Benaroya collection; and Larry Azose from the Leo Azose collection.
In addition we recognize and express our gratitude to others who have contributed books, documents and other artifacts: Ralph and Marcelle Adatto, Irv and Vivian Adatto, Josie Agoado, Al Benoliel, Joel and Maureen Benoliel, Al Shemarya, Joe Fintz, Albert M. Almeleh, Alfred Arkley, Ty and Emily Alhadeff, Hazzan Isaac Azose, Rabbi Michael Azose, Kathie Barokas, David Behar, Lynne Behar, Leon Cohen, Cynthia Flash, Daisy and Michael Israel, Dr. Devin Naar, Zach Levy, Eli Almo, Rabbi Elie Estrin, Grace Azose, Aryeh Greenberg, Sol Halfon, Steve and Rachely Hemmat, Menache Israel, Jack Babani, Jack Salem, Prof. Jere Bacharach, Emily Wilson, Dr. John Holcenberg, Azaria Rousso, Rick LaMarche, Leatrice Gutman (nee DeLeon), Leo Shahon, Lilly DeJaen, Al DeJaen, Linda (Tacher) Robke, Louise Angel Kiss, Madeline Buckley (nee Murad), Marcia Israel Weingarten, Marlene Souriano-Vinikoor, Mary Jane Galbraith, Neil Sheff, Rabbi Solomon Maimon, Rae Baroh , Robert Hallila, Rochelle Romano, Shayna Waldbaum, Sol Halfon, Sol Niego, Susan Solomon, Steve Baral, Susan Hasson, Jack Varon, Sara Benveniste, Fran Israel.
The Sephardic Studies Program is grateful for the support of the Sephardic Studies Founders’ Circle: Ike Alhadeff Foundation, Eli and Rebecca Almo, Joel and Maureen Benoliel, Harley and Lela Franco, and Richard and Barrie Galanti.
We are also grateful to our colleagues and partners at UW Libraries, including Ann Lally and Anne Graham in the Digital Initiatives Program, and Betsy Wilson, Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives and Dean of University Libraries.
Lastly, we would like to thank the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies for providing the support and resources to help turn our plans for the Digital Library into reality.