Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 106. Monday, 19 Nov 1990.
Date:         Mon, 19 Nov 90 12:41:01 EST
From:         Ken Steele <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Subject:      SHAKSPER Directory of Shakespearean Institutes
Dear Fellow SHAKSPEReans;
         In keeping with SHAKSPER's mandate to offer every
electronic resource possible to its members, I would like to
begin compiling a directory (or several directories) of
organizations, institutes, libraries, and journals dedicated
entirely or primarily to Shakespearean scholarship.  These
directories will be stored on the SHAKSPER Fileserver, regularly
updated, and available to all members.  I am particularly
interested in organizations with Bitnet links, but will eventually
be approaching those which do not to encourage participation in
SHAKSPER as well.
         Only the eight Shakespearean institutions below are
listed among the Renaissance institutes in the Directory issued
by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies here at
the University of Toronto.  Some of the CRRS information was
outdated, and I suspect that many smaller and/or newer
Shakespearean institutes (like that at CUNY directed by Steven
Urkowitz) have inevitably been overlooked:
         1.     Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft
                West Rathaus, D-4360 Bochum,
                West Germany
         2.     Folger Institute
                Folger Shakespeare Library,
                201 East Capitol Street S.E.,
                Washington, DC 20003, USA
         3.     International Shakespeare Association
                c/o The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street,
                Warwickshire CV37 6QW, England
         4.     Pennsylvania Renaissance Seminar
                c/o Dr. Georgianna Ziegler,
                Special Collections, Van Pelt Library,
                University of Pennsylvania,
                3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
                19104-6206, USA
         5.     Shakespeare Association of America
                Department of English,
                Southern Methodist University,
                Dallas, TX 75275
         6.     Shakespeare Centre
                Henley Street,
                Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
                CV37 6QW, England
         7.     Shakespeare Institute
                Westmere, 50 Edgbaston Park Road,
                Birmingham B15 2RX, England
                (or) Mason Croft, Church Street,
                Stratford-upon-Avon CV37, England
         8.     West Virginia Shakespeare and Renaissance
                c/o Sophia B. Blaydes,
                Department of English,
                West Virginia University,
                Morgantown, WV 26506, USA
         If any SHAKSPEReans are aware of corrections to the
information above, or additional organizations, institutes, or
journals which could be included in such a directory, please
send a note with as much or as little of the following
information as you have:
         Institute / Organization / Journal / Library Name:
         University / Library / College Affiliation:
         Surface Mail Address:
         Telephone and Area Code:
         Current Presiding Officers:
         Bitnet Address or Contact:
         Date Founded:
         Aims or Purposes:
         Membership (Number, Procedures):
         Courses / Seminars Offered:
         Hours of Operation:
         Annual Closure?:
         By Appointment Only?:
         (If you can suggest any additional categories of
         information which might be useful, please let me know.)
         I hope that your responses will be as overwhelming as
those to my "Spinoffs" query, which continue to arrive (and
which are encouraged to persist despite this additional query).
Unless responses to this questions are particularly amusing, or
generate further queries, however, I will not burden the
conference as a whole with them, but will compile the list
silently and post it to the Fileserver when complete.
         Please note also that I do not have much of the above
information for the eight organizations listed above either;
information on those would also be welcome.
         Thank-you in advance for your assistance.
                                     Ken Steele
                                     University of Toronto

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