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Finding aids are hierarchical archival descriptions of manuscript and other collections. The levels of finding aids include, from largest to smallest: collection, series and sub-series, box, and item levels. They complement the bibliographic descriptions found in library catalogs like [[Hamnet]]. Starting in the early 2000s, the [[Folger Shakespeare Library]] began converting its paper-based finding aids into electronic form, and creating new finding aids directly online. The result is the Folger's [http://findingaids.folger.edu/ Finding Aid Database].
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Finding aids are hierarchical descriptions of individual collections of manuscripts, archival materials, and other distinct groupings, also known as "archival description." The levels of finding aids include, from largest to smallest: collection, series and sub-series, box, folder, and item levels. Most archival descriptions go only to the box or folder level, but almost all Folger finding go all the way to the item level.
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Finding aids complement the bibliographic descriptions found in library catalogs like [[Hamnet]]. Starting in the early 2000s, the [[Folger Shakespeare Library]] began converting its paper-based finding aids into electronic form, and creating new finding aids directly online. The result is the Folger's [http://findingaids.folger.edu/ Finding Aid Database].
  
 
For general guides to finding information about specific topics at the Folger, see [[:Research guides]].
 
For general guides to finding information about specific topics at the Folger, see [[:Research guides]].
  
The following finding aid links are organized by topic and then alphabetically.
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==Shakespeare and performance finding aids==
 
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Hierarchical descriptions of collections related to Shakespeare and Performance at the Folger include:
==Shakespeare and performance==
 
This section provides a list of links to Shakespeare-related finding aids.
 
  
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfodelia.xml Bacon, Delia Salter, Papers of], 1820-1952 (bulk 1827-1859), [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230379 Folger MS Y.c.2599 (1-323)], 323 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfodelia.xml Bacon, Delia Salter, Papers of], 1820-1952 (bulk 1827-1859), [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230379 Folger MS Y.c.2599 (1-323)], 323 items
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfowinterletters.xml Winter, William, Letters to various recipients], 1864-1917, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229157 Folger MS Y.c.573 (1-114)], 114 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfowinterletters.xml Winter, William, Letters to various recipients], 1864-1917, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=229157 Folger MS Y.c.573 (1-114)], 114 items
  
==Early modern==
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==Early modern finding aids==
This section provides a list of links for early modern non-Shakespeare finding aids.
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Hierarchical descriptions of collections from the Early Modern period at the Folger include:
  
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfonathaniel.xml Bacon, Nathaniel, Papers of], 1574-1650 (bulk 1590-1622), [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=244302 Folger MS X.d.502 (1-51)], 51 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfonathaniel.xml Bacon, Nathaniel, Papers of], 1574-1650 (bulk 1590-1622), [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=244302 Folger MS X.d.502 (1-51)], 51 items

Revision as of 09:50, 9 December 2016

Finding aids are hierarchical descriptions of individual collections of manuscripts, archival materials, and other distinct groupings, also known as "archival description." The levels of finding aids include, from largest to smallest: collection, series and sub-series, box, folder, and item levels. Most archival descriptions go only to the box or folder level, but almost all Folger finding go all the way to the item level.

Finding aids complement the bibliographic descriptions found in library catalogs like Hamnet. Starting in the early 2000s, the Folger Shakespeare Library began converting its paper-based finding aids into electronic form, and creating new finding aids directly online. The result is the Folger's Finding Aid Database.

For general guides to finding information about specific topics at the Folger, see Research guides.

Shakespeare and performance finding aids

Hierarchical descriptions of collections related to Shakespeare and Performance at the Folger include:

Early modern finding aids

Hierarchical descriptions of collections from the Early Modern period at the Folger include: