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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

Race B4 Race Seminar 3: What We’re Reading and Why
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Race B4 Race Seminar 3: What We’re Reading and Why

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Kavita Mudan Finn

In the third 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.

Acquiring the Vincent First Folio: A Bibliophilic Drama in Two Parts (Part 2)
Written receipt for the purchase of the First Folio. There is a red postal stamp.
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Acquiring the Vincent First Folio: A Bibliophilic Drama in Two Parts (Part 2)

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Sara Schliep

Part 2 of the thrilling story about how Henry Folger acquired the Vincent-Sibthrop copy of the First Folio.

Acquiring the Vincent First Folio: A Bibliophilic Drama in Two Parts (Part 1)
Handwritten telegram message on lined paper
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Acquiring the Vincent First Folio: A Bibliophilic Drama in Two Parts (Part 1)

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Sara Schliep

Did you ever wonder how Henry Folger acquired the copy of the First Folio that he considered “the most precious book in the world”? Wonder no more. Join Folger Archivist Sara Schliep on a two-part saga spanning over a decade and an ocean, both literal and figurative. Here is part 1 of the tale.

The Americas Gaze upon Europe, 1492-1800
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The Americas Gaze upon Europe, 1492-1800

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Lauren Beck

Fellow Lauren Beck lays out her plans to use travel narratives to explore non-European perceptions of Spain in the early modern period.

Venice paper, bacon, and quiet luxury
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Venice paper, bacon, and quiet luxury

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Heather Wolfe

Why is there a picture of cooking bacon on this blog? Read on to find out what Heather Wolfe learned about Venice paper, early modern experimentation, and bacon.

Folger tooltips: "Narrow by collection" in the catalog
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Folger tooltips: "Narrow by collection" in the catalog

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Erin Blake

Want to quickly narrow down your catalog search by collection? Learn how in this post.

Race B4 Race Seminar 2: What We’re Reading and Why
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Race B4 Race Seminar 2: What We’re Reading and Why

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Kavita Mudan Finn

In the second 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.

A window on the (Ward) world
Handwritten page in a dark ink on cream colored paper.
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A window on the (Ward) world

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Abbie Weinberg

Jump into the rabbit hole of the world of John Ward.

How To Find 14 Missing Pages of a Rare Book
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How To Find 14 Missing Pages of a Rare Book

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Alexander D’Agostino

Artist Research Fellow Alexander D’Agostino uses ChatCPT to help imagine what the fourteen missing pages of a magical Folger manuscript could be like.

Race B4 Race Seminar 1: What We’re Reading and Why
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Race B4 Race Seminar 1: What We’re Reading and Why

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Kavita Mudan Finn

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

The Address Leaf of the Early Modern Letter
detail of a handwritten letter, dark ink on cream colored paper
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The Address Leaf of the Early Modern Letter

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William Davis

Senior Photographer William Davis looks at the many ways in which an early modern letter might be addressed.

George Saunders in happier times
signature of George Saunders
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George Saunders in happier times

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Heather Wolfe

The tale of George Saunders and his hopes for a wife.

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