Drs. Dieter K. Buse and Graeme S. Mount are Professors Emeriti of the History Department at Laurentian University. They have published many academic studies and have frequently written journalistic pieces. They have made presentations to a wide variety of audiences in numerous countries as well as on tv and radio. They have travelled extensively in northeastern Ontario. At their disposal are the materials collected by the Department of History for an encyclopedia of northeastern Ontario that was researched but not written. They know and have obtained support from historians, geographers and librarians that have researched specific aspects of the area.