Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 109. Thursday, 25, February 1993.
Date: Wednesday, 24 Feb 1993 17:20:46 -0500
Subject: 4.0103 Re: Folger Library and Theatre
Comment: Re: SHK 4.0103 Re: Folger Library and Theatre
Most of the readers at the Folger Library are professors or post-MA
graduate students working on their dissertations. We also get actors/
actresses, directors, and independent writers. Graduate students under
dissertation level can apply for short-term access. Basically, everyone
needs two letters of reference (usually from academic or theater colleagues)
and a photo I.D. New readers can no longer register on Saturdays, and we
also no longer page rare materials on Saturdays (but you can put in your
request Mon. through Fri. and the items will be held for Sat.). Anyone
interested in becoming a reader can write to our Registrar, David Ressa,
at The Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St., SE, Washington,
D.C. 20003. His phone number is 202-675-0306. If you think you may
need special permission, write to Dr. Philip Knachel, Associate Director
at the same address. The Folger does have accommodation in the form of
single rooms or apartments, but they are limited and are already full
for much of May and June. Mr. Ressa can advise about alternative
housing in the Capitol Hill area.
It seemed useful to get this general information onto SHAKSPER, thanks
to John Aney's request, which I have already answered personally.
Georgianna Ziegler, Reference Librarian
The Folger Shakespeare Library