"W" is for Wright, Louis Booker
"W" is for Wright, Louis Booker [1899-1984]. Historian, library administrator. After graduating from Wofford, Wright earned his Ph.D. in English literary history from UNC. For nearly two decades he was a member of the research staff at the Huntingdon Library in California. In 1948 he was appointed the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. During his twenty-year tenure at the Folger, he arranged major acquisitions of rare early imprints and the library became a world-class research institution. Wright was a superb scholar and a prolific writer whose graceful style made the prodigious research that went into his articles and books appear deceptively easy. He was awarded twenty-nine honorary degrees from American and foreign universities. Louis Booker Wright’s annotated editions of Shakespeare’s works were for many years standard fare for high school and college students.