Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO)

The IMLS-funded Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) project at the Folger is thrilled to announce the beta launch of our free, searchable repository of manuscript images, metadata, and transcriptions.

Early Modern Manuscripts Online (EMMO) is a project of the Folger Shakespeare Library, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), to provide scholars and the general public with convenient web access to transcriptions, images, and metadata for manuscripts from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

EMMO provides high-quality images and consistent transcriptions for a variety of manuscripts, such as letters, diaries, wills, coats of arms, literary pieces, recipe books, miscellanies, and more. Making the rich content of these manuscripts available online enhances research capabilities in many disciplines by adding important sources for scholars to examine and also promotes the learning of paleography (the study of pre-modern handwriting methods).

For more information, and to access EMMO, please visit: http://emmo.folger.edu.