Cuke Press
A Brief History of Tassajara

--- Marilyn's Intro & Acknowledgements

On Producing This Book
A Brief History of Tassajara
from page 171

This book was originally put together as a scrapbook. Pages were added with text typed around photos taped to the pages. The material was saved in a three-ring binder at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center. This was in the 1980s before easy availability of digital files.

Mark Stromberg, Resident Director of the Frances Simes Hastings Natural History Reservation of University of California Berkeley in nearby Carmel Valley, was a friend of Marilyn McDonald interested in seeing her research preserved. He scanned the pages in 2011 with Marilyn, who was by then living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The scans were combined into a pdf file.

In August 2017 the text from this file was transcribed in Indonesia by Alice Dill Wedland, with help from David Chadwick. The transcription was edited by Marilyn’s son, Lawrence Burns, in January 2018. That same month, Mark Stromberg optimized each scanned image and combined them with the digital text file into six by nine inch book form. The manuscript was further edited and developed by Peter Ford and David Chadwick with Lawrence Burns’ oversight as a Cuke Archives project. Andrew Main expertly copy-edited and assisted with design and production. David’s wife, Katrinka McKay, Paul Spier, Arnie Kotler, and Michael Katz provided valuable suggestions. In Indonesia, Ketut Sastrawan and Jonathan Latupeirissa gave indispensable technical assistance.

Mark Stromberg and Marilyn McDonald were able to archive all background materials, original photos, brochures, clippings, etc. at the Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley. These materials can be found there under the name of Marilyn McDonald.

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