Research and Exploration at the Folger
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Othello: what’s in a name?
Simon Newman examines the use of the name “Othello” given to enslaved people on both sides of the Atlantic.
A 17th Century Letter Collection, Part 2: Travelling Around Early Modern England, 1630-1632
A continued look at the Powell family letters.
Censorship and the Valladolid Folio
Why was this copy of the Second Folio so heavily redacted? Dumbarton Oaks fellow Abner Aldarondo explores the reasons.
Carib Garifuna Chief: Transatlantic Images of Chatoyer in the Early 19th Century
Folger Fellow Désha Osborne looks at Horace Twiss’s early 19th century play The Carib Chief.
Postcards in the (home) archive 1946–48
Stephen Grant examines postcards of the Folger sent in the years after World War II.
Should Ophelia Die in the 21st Century?
Folger Fellow Injela Zaini examines Ophelia’s death and the purpose it serves.
Notes for future reference
Do you ever leave notes to your self, to come back to later? Folger catalogers have a long history of doing this, as Erin Blake explains.
Changes they are a comin'! (They're here!)
How to ask a reference question
“What manner o’ thing is your crocodile?”: February 2023
“To the right Wor[shipfu]ll and my very louinge freinde the Lady Powell …”: A 17th Century Letter Collection
The first part of a series of posts examining the Powell family letters.