Library Virtual Tour
Margery Bailey Renaissance Collection

The Margery Bailey Renaissance Collection on the Second Floor of the Hannon Library has a wide range of Shakespearean works and criticism and other materials from the Renaissance period. 

The Margery Bailey Renaissance Collection is a collection of the following materials:
  • Shakespeare plays in various editions 
  • Shakespeare criticism and commentary from the seventeenth century to the present
  • Reference works about Shakespeare
  • Publications and production histories from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival 
    • Technical aspects such as sets, costuming, and props
    • Promptbooks
    • Programs and promotional material 
  • Special Collection artifacts such as the Shakespeare folios of 1632 and 1685, Beaumont and Fletcher folios of 1647 and 1679, and other publications that require special handling.

The Margery Bailey Renaissance Collection on the Second Floor

Image of the Margery Bailey Renaissance Collection plaque
Dr. Margery Bailey (1893-1963) established the Bailey Collection of over 200 volumes from her personal collection of books about the English Renaissance published prior to 1750. 
The Bailey Collection was transferred from the Ashland Public Library to the Hannon Library in 1972 and has expanded to more than 7000 volumes.

The Bailey Collection is accessible during the regular Hannon Library Hours
For special requests, go to the Reference Desk on the First Floor.


Direct inquiries about this page to Dale Vidmar.