Written and Produced by
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Rena C. Kosersky
Assistant Sound Editor
Ron J. Griffith
Home Movie Restoration
Robert P. Brodsky
Archival Footage and Photographs
Adams Museum and House
John E. Allen, Inc.
AP/Wide World Photos
Lincoln Borglum Collection
Borglum Historical Center
Brown & Dawson
Brown Brothers, Sterling, PA
The Chicago and North Western Historical Society
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
Fox Movietonews, Inc.
Grinberg Film Libraries, Inc.
Historic Film Archive
Paul Horsted, Dakota Photographic
Georgia Leach Collection
Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Library of Congress
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
National Park Service
The Rodin Museum, Philadelphia: Gift of Jules E. Mastbaum
Publishers Photo Service
Rise Photo Sekani, Inc.
South Dakota Historical Society - State Archives
Streamline Stock Footage
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Nick and Carolyn Clifford
Leroy and Cathie Draine
Michael and Marnie Gould
Pamela E. Goldstein, Public Information Office, City of Newark, Mayor
Division of Parks and Grounds, Division of Neighborhood and
Recreational Services, City of Newark
Irene Handren Seals
Rex Alan Smith and Wanda Smith
South Dakota Film Office
Special Collections, I.D. Weeks Library, The University of South Dakota
Dr. and Mrs. Karl Wegner
Very Special Thanks
Jim Popovich, Mike Pflaum, Bruce Weisman, and the staff at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT, for permission to film Gutzon Borglum's "I Have Piped unto Ye and Ye Have not Danced," "Martyr," and "Centaur"
The Borglum Family, especially Robin Carter, Mary Ellis Vhay, and James Borglum
For AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Post Production Supervisor
Special Projects Assistant
Marketing Account Manager
A Hidden Hill Productions, Inc. film for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
WGBH Educational Foundation
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