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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]].
 
==Shakespeare and performance finding aids==
 
Hierarchical descriptions of collections related to Shakespeare and Performance at the Folger include:
 
 
*[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/dfoboothedwin.xml Booth, Edwin, Letters to various recipients], 1858-1893, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230920 Folger MS Y.c.215 (1-534)] 534 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfocollierhistory.xml Collier, John Payne Collection of letters and papers removed from ''The history of English dramatic poetry to the time of Shakespeare'', and ''Annals of the stage of the restoration'' by J.P. Collier], 19th century, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=236039 Folger MS W.b.502-503], 152 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfocollier.xml Collier, John Payne Collection of letters and papers, removed from ''An old man’s diary'' ca. 1875], 1647-1875 (bulk 1830-1875), [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=191441 Folger MS Y.d.341 (1-172)], 172 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfocolliercopies.xml Collier, John Payne copies of manuscripts and printed material, ca. 1400-ca. 1700], ca. 1825-1861, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=191448 Folger MS Y.d.582], 48 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfocollierletters.xml Collier, John Payne, Autograph letters signed and initialed to various recipients], 1824-1882, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=191307 Folger MS Y.c.1055 (1-224)], 224 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfocollierrecipient.xml Collier, John Payne, Letters from various correspondents], 1799-1884, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=191449 Folger MS Y.d.6 (1-231)], 231 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfodaly2002.xml Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899. Collection of letters and papers, n.d.], 1849-1916, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=219219 Y.c.2602-3099 and Y.c.4000-5378], 33 boxes
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfodrury.xml Drury Lane and Covent Garden Theatres, records of], 1714-1880, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=243947 Drury Lane Theatre] and [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=243946 Covent Garden Theatre],  282 items (218 manuscript volumes and 64 manuscript documents)
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfohalliwellphillippsj.xml Halliwell-Phillipps, J.O., Scrapboxes of], 19th century, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=244319 Folger MS Y.d.1119-1414], 43 boxes
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfokeanc.xml Kean, Charles, Letters of], 1828-1866, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=244435 Folger MS Y.c.393 (1-299)], 299 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfonorth.xml North Family Collection of Letters and Papers relating to Tate Wilkinson, Mrs. Siddons, and the North family of York], 1732-1955, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=128839 Folger MS Y.d.618 (1-38)], 38 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfosiddons.xml Siddons, Sarah, Letters to various recipients], 1783-1820, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=190086 Folger MS Y.c.432 (1-26)], 26 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfolesliee.xml Winter, William, Letters to Elsie Leslie], 1898-1916 (bulk 1910-1915), [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=243885 Folger MS Y.c.1825 (1-221)], 6 boxes (221 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 finding aids==
 
==Early modern finding aids==
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfowaltersjc.xml Walters, John Cuming, Papers of], ca. 1898-1932, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=208366 Folger MS Y.d.1417 (1-2011)], 2,011 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfowaltersjc.xml Walters, John Cuming, Papers of], ca. 1898-1932, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=208366 Folger MS Y.d.1417 (1-2011)], 2,011 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfowilliams.xml Williams, E., watermark collection, including the papers of the Hale family of King's Walden and other papers], ca. 1570-1699, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=244378 Folger MS.L.f.1-1058], 1,058 items
 
*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfowilliams.xml Williams, E., watermark collection, including the papers of the Hale family of King's Walden and other papers], ca. 1570-1699, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=244378 Folger MS.L.f.1-1058], 1,058 items
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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:
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*[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/dfoboothedwin.xml Booth, Edwin, Letters to various recipients], 1858-1893, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=230920 Folger MS Y.c.215 (1-534)] 534 items
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfocollierhistory.xml Collier, John Payne Collection of letters and papers removed from ''The history of English dramatic poetry to the time of Shakespeare'', and ''Annals of the stage of the restoration'' by J.P. Collier], 19th century, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=236039 Folger MS W.b.502-503], 152 items
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfocollier.xml Collier, John Payne Collection of letters and papers, removed from ''An old man’s diary'' ca. 1875], 1647-1875 (bulk 1830-1875), [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=191441 Folger MS Y.d.341 (1-172)], 172 items
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfocolliercopies.xml Collier, John Payne copies of manuscripts and printed material, ca. 1400-ca. 1700], ca. 1825-1861, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=191448 Folger MS Y.d.582], 48 items
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfocollierletters.xml Collier, John Payne, Autograph letters signed and initialed to various recipients], 1824-1882, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=191307 Folger MS Y.c.1055 (1-224)], 224 items
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfocollierrecipient.xml Collier, John Payne, Letters from various correspondents], 1799-1884, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=191449 Folger MS Y.d.6 (1-231)], 231 items
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfodaly2002.xml Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899. Collection of letters and papers, n.d.], 1849-1916, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=219219 Y.c.2602-3099 and Y.c.4000-5378], 33 boxes
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfodrury.xml Drury Lane and Covent Garden Theatres, records of], 1714-1880, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=243947 Drury Lane Theatre] and [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=243946 Covent Garden Theatre],  282 items (218 manuscript volumes and 64 manuscript documents)
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfohalliwellphillippsj.xml Halliwell-Phillipps, J.O., Scrapboxes of], 19th century, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=244319 Folger MS Y.d.1119-1414], 43 boxes
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfokeanc.xml Kean, Charles, Letters of], 1828-1866, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=244435 Folger MS Y.c.393 (1-299)], 299 items
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfonorth.xml North Family Collection of Letters and Papers relating to Tate Wilkinson, Mrs. Siddons, and the North family of York], 1732-1955, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=128839 Folger MS Y.d.618 (1-38)], 38 items
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfosiddons.xml Siddons, Sarah, Letters to various recipients], 1783-1820, [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=190086 Folger MS Y.c.432 (1-26)], 26 items
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*[http://findingaids.folger.edu/dfolesliee.xml Winter, William, Letters to Elsie Leslie], 1898-1916 (bulk 1910-1915), [http://hamnet.folger.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=243885 Folger MS Y.c.1825 (1-221)], 6 boxes (221 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
  
  

Revision as of 12:12, 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.

Early modern finding aids

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


Shakespeare and performance finding aids

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