NEH Project Grants

Other NEH grants

Cataloging and Preserving the Shakespeare Collection (2010-2016)

Cataloging and Preserving the Shakespeare Collection was a grant project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that took place between May 2010 and June 2016. A largely book-in-hand recataloging project, its purpose was to create and enhance bibliographic access to each edition and copy of Shakespeare in print held at the Folger, adding personal and corporate name headings for editors, translators, printers, booksellers, publishers, engravers, and artists; along with copy-specific descriptions of former owners or other unique characteristics. The project also included rehousing fragile volumes in protective phase boxes, and mass-deacidifying editions in the open stacks.