FEDLINK Orientation to Federal Libraries and Information Centers Series: The Folger Shakespeare Library

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

2:00pm - 4:00pm

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The Folger Shakespeare Library is home to the world’s largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art. The Folger serves a wide audience of researchers, visitors, teachers, students, families, and theater and concert goers. The conservation lab is a leading innovator in the preservation of rare materials. Public programs include plays, concerts, literary readings, family activities, and exhibitions, as well as numerous K-12 and college programs for students and teachers. The Folger also publishes the illustrated, completely re-edited Folger Editions of Shakespeare’s plays (in paper and digital versions), award-winning exhibition catalogs, and the journal, Shakespeare Quarterly.


The tour will commence in the Founders Room for an introductory session on the library and its founders. There will be a special display of rare materials from the collections and then visitors will have an opportunity to see the wonderful summer exhibition: Symbols of Honor: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare’s England. Included are two prized documents recording Shakespeare’s application for a coat of arms, from the College of Heralds, shown in this country for the first time.



Tuesday, August 5th, 2014



2:00pm - 4:00pm



Folger Shakespeare Library 201 East Capitol St, SE Washington, DC 20003



The Folger is on Capitol Hill, across the street from the Library of Congress, Jefferson Building and Supreme Court. Take the Blue or Orange Metro lines, Capitol South exit. Walk up First or Second Street, cross Pennsylvania Ave., and continue to the corner of 2nd and East Capitol, SE. You will be asked to check off your name on a list at our security desk. Large bags, food or beverages are not permitted on the tour.



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