Hundreds of individuals have participated in this project, including:

  • Principal Investigators – Margaret Burnham, Northeastern University; Melissa Nobles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Project Historian – Jay Driskell, PhD
  • CRRJ/NUSL Teachers – Melvin Kelley, Katie Sandson, Raymond Wilkes, Rose Zoltek-Jick
  • Archivists – Rhonda Jones, Gina Nortonsmith, Giordana Mecagni
  • Northeastern University Library staff — Robert Chavez, Dan Cohen, David Cliff, Drew Facklam, Julia Flanders, Kim Kennedy, Meg McMahon, Patrick Murray-John, Jeanine Rodriguez, Amy Ruskin, Amanda Rust, Sarah Sweeney
  • CRRJ Project Managers and Research Assistants – Lauren Hawkes and Lydia Beal
  • CRRJ Senior Advisor – Emily Spieler
  • CRRJ Editors and Writers – Nancy Earsy, Victoria Rothbaum, Ann Baum, Jeri Zeder, Ha Ta
  • Four hundred students from universities and colleges including:
    • Northeastern University
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Southern University
    • Pennsylvania State University
    • Dillard University
    • Vassar College
    • Wellesley College
    • Family historians
    • Volunteer lawyers at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Bingham McCutchen LLP, and DLA Piper

Major Donors include:

  • Mellon Foundation
  • Carnegie Foundation of New York
  • Ford Foundation
  • The Hope Lewis and Blossom Stephenson Estate
  • Elizabeth Zitrin
  • Josh Mailman
  • Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • Cristina Callan Charitable Trust