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Folgerpedia is the Folger Shakespeare Library's collaboratively-edited, search-based encyclopedia of all things "Folger." Content of the articles has been contributed by various departments within the institution, as well as Folger readers and other scholars. The articles address each topic as it relates to the Folger and the Folger collection. There is a variety of article types that can be found on Folgerpedia, including: lists; how tos; and encyclopedic entries concerning items in the collection, Shakespeare's works and characters, and his works in performance.

Folgerpedia began in 2014, and runs on the MediaWiki platform (the same software as Wikipedia). See the Manual of Style for information about how to name and structure articles.


Folgerpedia was designed by Andru Vallance of WikiWorks in collaboration with representatives from the Folger's Online Strategy Council. The font is Garamond. The main background color is #efeee9, the header and footer background is #ffffff, and the message box background is #f3f2ee.