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"W" is for Wright, Louis Booker

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"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.

Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.