Among the many members of the Folger staff who contributed to the site's development, special thanks are due to Georgianna Ziegler, Louis B. Thalheimer Head of Reference, who among other things provided frequent research assistance, reviewed large portions of the website text, and proposed and wrote the feature Is There a Treasure on Your Bookshelf? Special thanks also go to Gail Kern Paster, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, who reviewed large portions of the site text; Erin Blake, curator of art, who assisted significantly at every stage of this visually intensive project; Heather Wolfe, curator of manuscripts; and Rachel Doggett, then the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Books and Exhibitions, who coordinated research and photography with the Folger Shakespeare in American Life exhibition and catalog.
Richard Kuhta, Eric Weinman Librarian of the Folger, Janet Griffin, director of education and public programs, Jim Kuhn, head of technical services, and Virginia Millington, exhibitions coordinator, all lent their time and expertise to making this project a success. Betsy Walsh, head of the reading room, and the entire reading room staff were tireless in their support of the needed research effort for this site. Melody Fetske, director of administrative services and controller, provided much-appreciated advice and encouragement.
Jeremy Ehrlich, head of education, coordinated the lesson plans, assisted in the creation of Just for Kids, and arranged and participated in filming sessions with Bill’s Buddies. Barbara Mowat, director of research, reviewed portions of the site and offered valuable insights. Kathleen Lynch, executive director of the Folger Institute, and Owen Williams, program administrator, generously shared their research on the history of Shakespeare in American education; thanks also are due to Carol Brobeck, fellowships administrator and Institute program liaison.
Karen Lyon, managing editor of the Folger Magazine, provided a unique resource through her transcript of an interview with the late Lawrence Levine; Howard Parks, the assistant controller, played an important role in managing the accounting and financial reporting of the project. Sarah Weiner, administrative assistant, assisted in a wide variety of ways, including ttranscribing a multipage seventeenth-century narrative. Intern Rebecca Bellotto prepared a notable compendium of American Shakespeare films, and intern Elizabeth Magovern compiled information on more than 100 US Shakespeare festivals for a special map.
To learn more about the vital role of the Folger photography and digital imaging department, select Photography and Commissioned Art from the list at left.