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A guide to the many resources available for research on Shakespeare and his works.

Shakespeare Sources in Special Collections

The guides listed below, created for classes in Special Collections, identify some of the many Shakespeare-related materials in the Claremont Colleges Library's Special Collections. Many of these items are in the Philbrick collection, a major research collection on the history of English, American and, to a lesser extent, French drama of the late seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries.

The Shakespeare exhibit brochure (pdf) from Spring 2016 and the related Shakespeare digital exhibit provide lots of additional primary sources focused especially on 17th, 18th, and 19th century adaptations and performances of Shakespeare's plays.

Shakespeare in the CCDL

The Lindley Scrapbooks were assembled by Dr. Walter Lindley (1852-1922), early resident of Los Angeles. The Lindley Scrapbook Collection consists of 33 scrapbooks covering the period from 1861 to 1921. His interest in the life and works of William Shakespeare is reflected in the many articles and clippings collected in his scrapbooks, which offer a view into Shakepeare's popular and critical reception during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) offers resources in many different subjects. Although the Lindley Scrapbooks include the greatest number of references, you can also find references to Shakespeare across many other CCDL collections.