The Folger Undergraduate Fellowship
All about the archives!
The Folger Shakespeare Library is one of the world’s premier research libraries. Its founder, Henry Clay Folger, graduated from Amherst in 1879 and bequeathed the Library to Amherst upon his death in 1930. The Amherst–Folger Undergraduate Fellowship program began in 1996 and awards several student fellowships each year. It provides an opportunity for Amherst students to engage the Folger's collection through in-depth archival research. The program takes an expansive view of research and has included projects not only in English and History, but also in Anthropology, Psychology, Art, Music, Black Studies, Digital Humanities, Asian Studies, Political Science, and Statistics.Past Folger Undergraduate Fellows