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This is one of a series of articles which describes a template that will allow for consistent and easy article creation on Folgerpedia.

This page provides notes and resources for creating consistent exhibition material pages/content sections related to Folger Exhibitions.

Content of article page

Exhibition material sections incorporate item lists and online/print descriptive content. As best as possible, item lists should be listed after their descriptive paragraphs. Links within paragraphs should either lead to the image of an item or to a related Folgerpedia article. If not already on the page, you are welcome to add related audio files as well.

Topical headings (from exhibition headings) should precede any information about where the element was within an exhibition. Ex.

Enigmas and Machines (zone 3)
St. Pauls Cathedral (case 5 and wall above case 5)

Exhibitions material format notes

PLEASE NOTE: This heading is singular. Exhibition material (no "s")

Loan & Facsimile Wording

  • LOAN courtesy of
  • FACSIMILE from

Order for Links in Item Lists

Call number: #; displayed p. # and Finding Aid name and Blog post, The Collation and LUNA Digital Image and Binding image on LUNA.

  • ex1: Henry VIII. Writ under sign manual and signet, for Christopher Moore. Manuscript, 24 November 1539. Call number: L.b.1 and Guide to the Loseley Collection and LUNA Digital Image.
  • ex2: Sir Walter Raleigh. Speech before his execution, Manuscript, October 19 [i.e. 29], 1618. Call number: V.b.303; displayed p. 271 and Guide to Collection of Political and Parliamentary Documents and LUNA Digital Copy.
  • ex3: William Shakespeare. Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies. London: Isaac Iaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623. Call number: STC 13087 and LUNA Digital Image and Binding image on LUNA.
  • ex4: Pinkney Marcius-Simons. Watercolor and gouache paintings of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1908, added directly to William Shakespeare, Le songe d’une nuit d’été. Paris: L. Conquet, 1886. Call number: ART Vol. a71; displayed p. 28–29 and Blog post, The Collation and LUNA Digital Copy.

Creating exhibition material as a new page article

Title your article with the name of the exhibition, (eg. Shakespeare's the Thing exhibition material, Very Like a Whale exhibition material, Shakespeare in American Life exhibition material). When creating the page name on the Exhibitions page mark it as [[Name of exhibition exhibition material|''Name of exhibition'' exhibition material]] so that the article title is shown in italics but will remain without them for the actual page.

Click the "piece of paper" symbol in the upper right corner of your page and select "Edit Source." In this editing mode, copy the code after the (<hr/>) mark up into the "creating" page to get a head-start on creating your article. See Folgerpedia Manual of Style for more style guide information.

An explanation of what goes in each section is in parentheses. You may not need all the sections listed below, they are simply suggestions. Exhibition material article pages should not have a table of contents. If there are major overarching themes (3-5, say), these can be highlighted to create "jumps" further down into the article. Two categories: Exhibitions and Public programs are necessary for all exhibition articles, but other designators can be used as applicable.

Don't forget to remove the "template" category and any other extraneous elements from your finished article!

You can save a DRAFT of your article by putting {{draft}} as the first word in the article.



This article offers a comprehensive and descriptive list of each piece included in the X, one of the Exhibitions at the Folger. __NOTOC__ (remove the nowiki coding to eliminate the Table of Contents from this article)

Title of first section (case # if given)


(Embedded audio with a brief sentence introduction can be added at the end)

Items included

  • (Bulleted list of items)