On the occasion of his 50th reunion at Amherst College, Stephen H. Grant (Ed.D. 1972) will give a presentation at the college on "Henry Clay Folger and Amherst" on June 1 in Buckley Recital Hall. Folger, an Amherst College 1879 alumnus, founded the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. in 1932, considered the largest literary gift in American history.
In 2014, Johns Hopkins University Press will publish his fifth book, the working title of which is “Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger.”
Grant earned a master’s degree in French from Middlebury College at the Sorbonne. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ivory Coast, West Africa and a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development with long-term assignments in the field of education in Ivory Coast and Guinea, Egypt, Indonesia, and El Salvador. He now serves as Senior Fellow at the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training in Arlington, Virginia, where he helps retired diplomats prepare their manuscripts for publication.