Lyster was created by Eric Steenstra with financial support from Vote Hemp.

Special thanks to:

  • Dr. Bronner’s for donating to fund the acquisition of the diaries.
  • Michael Krawitz for finding the diaries on eBay and bringing them to our attention.
  • Adam Eidinger for co-founding this project and being the curator for the first 5 years.
  • Rica Madrid for her painstaking work to review all of the diaries and to extract the searchable text on this site.
  • Lauren Stansbury for her guidance and support for the project.
  • Paul Wester, Sara Lee and Susan Fugate at USDA National Agricultural Library for their support.
  • Cosmic Egg Studios & Mike Aubert for the site design and development