Q: Folger Library: Undergraduate Research
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 162. Friday, 12 March 1993.
From: Howell Chickering <HDCHICKERING@AMHERST.BITNET
Date: Thursday, 11 Mar 1993 17:32:58 -0500
Subject: Folger/ug research
Can anybody on the net tell me anything about the Folger's
capability for accomodating a group of undergraduates from a
Shakespeare seminar who would like to spend a few days there
researching such topics as witchcraft in relation to _Macbeth_ and
other plays, popular amusements like bear-baiting in relation to the
baiting of Malvolio in _12N_, and the like?
This is nothing urgently in hand, but is to help me think about a
possible course that might be taught in the future. I would be
interested in knowing about such things as the Folger's policies
concerning undergraduate library use; their procedures for searching
and accessing their materials; whether any of their materials are
already in collections that are organized topically. Things of that
From following the net I have learned a fair amount about
the Folger's current presentations to the public at large, and of course one
knows about its status as an archive for professional researchers; but
I know next to nothing about its relationship to such educational
endeavors as the hypothetical case above.
I hope answers to this query might be of general interest; if
not, I will still appreciate any information sent privately.