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The Collation

Research and Exploration at the Folger

The Collation is a gathering of useful information and observations from Folger staff and researchers. Read more about this blog

Marmalade boxes, Lenten fasts, and love
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Marmalade boxes, Lenten fasts, and love

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Heather Wolfe

Heather Wolfe discovers the true intentions behind Jane Skipwith’s marmalade box

Remembering Laetitia Yeandle, Curator of Manuscripts (1930-2024)
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Remembering Laetitia Yeandle, Curator of Manuscripts (1930-2024)

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Heather Wolfe

Heather Wolfe remembers Laetitia’s influence on scholars and staff, as a curator, paleographer, editor, and friend.

Who Cares about Care?
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Who Cares about Care?

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Zachary Dorner

Fellow Zachary Dorner explores how labor, medical care, and class interacted in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Puzzling Through a Stage Direction in Love’s Labor’s Lost
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Puzzling Through a Stage Direction in Love’s Labor’s Lost

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Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich

Fellow Elizabeth Zeman Kolkovich explores what a stage direction about Blackamoors might mean.

Our new digital collections site is here!
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Our new digital collections site is here!

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Emily Wahl

Announcing the launch of our new digital collections site!

“To re-back, or not to re-back”
Two photos of a spine of a book laid on top of each other. Both have an exposed spine but the bottom image has a endcap at the top of the spine and thin paper has been laid over the exposed edges of the paper.
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“To re-back, or not to re-back”

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Rachel Bissonnette

Book and Paper Conservator Rachel Bissonnette gives a look behind the scenes at the conservation work done on one of our collection’s books.

Flamboyant Plants
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Flamboyant Plants

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Amy Reid

Artistic Research Fellow Amy Reid explores the queer history and meaning of plants using the Folger collection in an audiovisual project.

Surveying the Bird’s-Eye View
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Surveying the Bird’s-Eye View

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Mark Rosen

Fellow Mark Rosen explores the Folger’s collection from a bird’s-eye view.

Mariam Rising: A Short Closet Play by Jay Eddy
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Mariam Rising: A Short Closet Play by Jay Eddy

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Jay Eddy

Folger artistic fellow Jay Eddy presents a closet play combining early modern drama with current events.

The Jew of Malta and Empire
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The Jew of Malta and Empire

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Philip Goldfarb Styrt

Fellow Philip Goldfarb Styrt uses Marlowe’s play to examine how early modern drama portrayed the problems of empire.

Race B4 Race Seminar 4: What We’re Reading and Why
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Race B4 Race Seminar 4: What We’re Reading and Why

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Kavita Mudan Finn

In the fourth post of the series, a member of the Race Before Race Mentorship Network discuss what they’re reading and thinking about in their monthly Reading Group.

Of Actors, Playwrights, and Porcupines
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Of Actors, Playwrights, and Porcupines

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Corinne Bayerl

Folger fellow Corinne Bayerl explores the bestiary deployed in polemics about theatre across Europe.

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