FOR RELEASE: Aug. 17, 2011
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081
AMERICA’S SECOND PRESIDENT IS ‘UNBOUND’ AT WALKER LIBRARY
MTSU Library One of Only 20 in Nation to Display Exhibit about John Adams
MURFREESBORO—The James E. Walker Library at MTSU is one of only 20 libraries in the nation selected to host “John Adams: Unbound,” a traveling exhibit, free and open to the public, on display on the library’s first floor Aug. 17-Sept. 30.
Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, “John Adams: Unbound” reveals the personal library of the United States’ second president. This remarkable collection of 3,500 books, willed by Adams to the people of Massachusetts, was deposited in the Boston Public Library in 1894.
Photographic reproductions of the annotated volumes reveal the intellectual and political ideas that shaped the thinking of one of America’s founding fathers and a signatory of the Constitution.
Adams’ lifelong love of books is evident in the exhibit, which chronicles his determination to grapple with a variety of viewpoints in each phase of his life—as a boy, a university student, a Boston lawyer, a revolutionary, a diplomat, a president and as a witness to the birth of a new nation.
For more information, contact Kristen Keene at 615-898-5376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution located in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. In September 2011, MTSU will celebrate its 100th year anniversary with special events and activities throughout the year—kicked off by a Blue-Tie Centennial Gala on Friday, Sept. 9.
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