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Samuel Tannenbaum Shakespeariana collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-020

Scope and Contents

Dr. Samuel A. Tannenbaum collection is a supplement to the Bailey collection. These materials add an essential dimension to the collection rarely found outside journal indexes of a general nature. The remaining are article reprints appearing in scholarly journals during the first quarter of this century. Several of the publications included Dr. Tannenbaum’s writings.


  • 1850-1977


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright and any related rights protect materials in this collection. Researchers are free to use these materials for any purpose that is permitted by the copyright and any rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses, researchers need to obtain permission from the rights holder(s). For fair use/educational reproduction, please provide the following credit: From the Samuel Tannenbaum Shakespeariana collection, courtesy of Southern Oregon University Hannon Library.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Samuel A. Tannenbaum (1874-1948) was a New York medical doctor who spent his leisure hours studying Shakespeare, particularly Shakespearean penmanship. Prior to modern photocopy processes, scholars received extra copies of reprints of articles they wrote for scholarly journals and sent copies of the reprints to other authorities.


3.3 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials



Dr. Samuel A. Tannenbaum collected well over 400 article reprints and pamphlets concerning the Renaissance era as it related to Shakespeare and his contemporaries.


The archivist arranged materials in this collection. The collection materials are organized into file folders by general subject to permit some ease of filing and retrieval. The finding aid to the Tannenbaum Shakespeare Collection was originally created by Richard Moore. In 2009, Jenith Hall, a student intern, recreated and edited the document using Microsoft Word.

Guide to the Samuel Tannenbaum Shakespeariana collection
Samuel Tannenbaum Shakespeariana collection
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Finding aid prepared by Hannon Library Special Collections
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Repository Details

Part of the Southern Oregon University, Hannon Library Repository

1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland OR 97520 US