For Buffalo Bill

Written, Produced, and Directed by
Rob Rapley

Richard Ben Cramer

Penny Elliott Hays

Supervising Producer
Mark Zwonitzer

Associate Producer
Sierra Pettengill

Original Music Composed by
Joel Goodman

Director of Photography
Michael Chin

Motion Graphics Artist
Tim D’Amico

Production Manager
Deborah Clancy Porfido

Production Assistant
Zachary Wise

On-Line Editor/Colorist
Martin Benn

Sound Editor and Mixer
Jim Briggs III

Additional Graphics
John Vondracek

Assistant Editor
Kara O’Connell-Williams

Assistant Online Editor
Courtney Enos

Assistant Camera
Petr Stepanek

Sound Recording
Wes Cavalier

John Murphy

Spencer Blessman

Production Interns
Brian Letwin
Michael Muldoon

Narration Recording
Lou Verrico

Colleen Sackheim

Buffalo Bill’s Cowboy Band Music
Performed by the Americus Brass Band
Produced by Michael L. Masterson

Archival Material Courtesy of
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming
Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Tibbals Digital Collection
Adirondack Museum
Alan Gallop
American Antiquarian Society
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
The Annie Oakley Center at Garst Museum
Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
Chicago History Museum
Department of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries
Fee & Murphy Family Papers, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
Getty Images
Hoboken Historical Museum
J.E. Stimson Collection, Wyoming State Archives, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources
Jim P. Crain
Kansas State Historical Society
Library and Archives Division, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Library of Congress
Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument
Manchester Archives and Local Studies
Museum of the American West, Autry National Center, Los Angeles
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Nebraska State Historical Society Photograph Collections
National Archives
Oxford Free Public Library Historical Museum
Paul L. Hedren
South Dakota State Historical Society – State Archives
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Wisconsin Historical Society

Special Thanks
Ann-Marie Donoghue
Betsy Martinson
Boettcher Mansion
Charles & Karen Scoggin
Chautauqua Association
Joseph Rosa
Juti Winchester
Northwest College
Rose Mesteth
Sandy Tomes
Sarah Kiesler
Steve Friesen


Post Production
Vanessa Ezersky
Glenn Fukushima
Greg Shea

Series Designer
Alison Kennedy

On-line Editor
Spencer Gentry

Sound Mix
John Jenkins

Series Theme
Charles Kuskin

Production Manager
Nancy Sherman

Jay Fialkov
Janice Flood
Maureen Jordan
Scott Kardel

Project Administration
Kelsey Dorwart
Susana Fernandes
Pamela Gaudiano

Marketing and Communications
Laura Bowman
Jen Holmes
Patrick Ramirez

Project Manager
Lauren Prestileo

Associate Producer, New Media
Molly Jacobs

Director of New Media
Maria Daniels

Senior Editor
Paul Taylor

Series Producer
Susan Bellows

Series Manager
James E. Dunford

Coordinating Producer
Susan Mottau

Senior Producer
Sharon Grimberg

Executive Producer
Mark Samels

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