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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
sort.
 
        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.
 
                        Howell Chickering
                        HDCHICKERING@AMHERST
 

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