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UNCG and the Folger Institute Consortium

UNCG recently joined the prestigious Folger Institute consortium. Through this new membership, UNCG’s faculty and graduate students now have access to the Folger's archive and related conferences and seminars, and may also apply for acceptance and grants-in-aid to the Folger Institute's many programs. Dr. Christopher Hodgkins, Professor, English Department and Director of UNCG’s Atlantic World Research Network, led the consortium membership initiative. For details on applying to Folger Institute programs, please visit the AWRN web site or contact Dr. Hodgkins at

Reader privileges at the Folger Institute are available to any person, regardless of academic affiliation. To access the collections, the borrower must first email the Folger's registrar about their visit. That communication should be followed by a letter from the UNCG dept. head to the Folger library, verifying the patron's identity and research needs. When the UNCG researcher finally visits the Folger, they must present their UNCG ID as well as a government-issued photo ID.

Reader privileges at the Newberry Library in Chicago are also available to any person, regardless of academic affiliation. However, for extended research stays at the Newberry, patrons should contact the Newberry's Research & Education department well in advance of their planned visit. With proper notice, Newberry staff may be able to provide a research carrel for visiting scholars.