Folger Library Closure Dates
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 3, No. 376. Sunday, 13 December 1992.
From: Daniel Traister <
Date: Friday, 11 Dec 92 09:32:01 -0500
Subject: Closure dates at Folger Shakespeare Library
At the request of Georgianna Ziegler, Head, Reference Department, The
Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC)--an institution that does not
have access to the Internet (is *anyone* in western Massachusetts listen-
ing?)--I am posting the following CLOSURE DATES for the Folger:
Monday, January 18, 1993 (Martin Luther King Day).
Wednesday, January 20, 1993 (Inauguration Day).
Thursday, January 21, 1993 (this is a PREVIOUSLY UNANNOUNCED closure--
occasioned by the demands of scheduling a sit-down luncheon for
350 guests of President and Ms. Clinton).
This is the first time since 1932 that an incumbent President of the United
States will visit the Folger Shakespeare Library. It may also be the first
time since 1963 that an incumbent President has been familiar with the
*name* "Shakespeare." [This last is NOT a supposition expressed by Dr. Ziegler
or by any other members of the Folger staff.] One supposes the last occasion
of a Presidential visitation to have been President Hoover's attendance at an
opening or a dedication ceremony when the Library was new.
Please note these dates and pass them on to people who may not see this
notice but whom you expect to be in Washington trying to use the Folger
Shakespeare Library during the week of January 18th.
Daniel Traister, Curator of Special Collections
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
215 898 7088 (phone); 215 898 0559 (fax)