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Happy Birthday, Elias Ashmole!

23 May 2017

Today is the 400th anniversary of the birth of Elias Ashmole. Perhaps best known today for giving his name (and the founding collection of antiquities and “curiosities”)...

How to catalog 100,000 playbills (give or take a few thousand)

16 May 2017

You’re probably aware that a significant amount of the Folger’s collection remains uncataloged; the majority of items have at least brief records in our online catalog Hamnet,...

The Reformation at Folger

11 May 2017

As this year marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses and along with it, the beginning of the Reformation, a blog post on the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Reformation...

New resources, old plays: expanding A Digital Anthology of Early Modern Drama

4 May 2017

The Folger’s Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama (EMED) is delighted to announce the release of twenty early modern plays, freely available to read and download. EMED...