Fowler_Shakespeare RevealedAbout once every 12-18 months I do some fundraising for my library and database projects: the New England Shakespeare Oxford Library (NESOL) and the Shakespeare Online Authorship Resources (SOAR) database of Oxfordian and other authorship articles.

I’ve just updated the library’s Bookstore page and the Special Offer book sales page with the latest on books for sales (old and new), so check them out and see if there’s anything you might like. There are a few hard-to-find titles there, some good prices, and offers for gift books to accompany most orders.

If you haven’t visited the SOAR catalog/database site, please do. We now have 4,800 items cataloged, covering all Oxfordian publications dating back into the 1930s, plus entries for hundreds of other related authorship articles. There are links to individual articles in some records and/or links to online PDF versions of complete newsletters for the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship publications. Our goal is to have individual article links in all the records in the near future.

Later this year a new Index to Oxfordian Publications will be published, covering all articles published through the end of 2013, plus many entries for such little known publications as the Shakespeare Pictorial, where Oxfordians such as B. M. Ward and Percy Allen published in the 1920s and early 1930s before the original Shakespeare Fellowship was founded. All these new records will also be added to SOAR later this year.