Folger Shakespeare Library

Founded in 1932 through the support of Henry Clay Folger and Emily Jordan Folger, 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 mission of the library is three-fold: preserve and enhance the collection; make the "collection accessible to scholars and others who will use it productively"; and "to advance understanding and appreciating of Shakespeare's writings and the culture of the early modern world". The Folger Shakespeare Library is world renowned as a research centre and conversation laboratory. It services a wide audience: teachers, students, families, theatre aficionados, and scholarly researchers. The Folger Shakespeare Library publishes editions of Shakespeare's plays, maintains an incredible digital archive of Shakespeare's works, and publishes a leading journal, "Shakespeare Quarterly". Additionally, the Folger Shakespeare Library facilitates public programs such as concerts, reading, and exhibitions.

Type: 
Libraries and Archives
Location: 
Washington DC., USA