FOR RELEASE: Aug. 30, 2011
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081
UNIVERSITY EXPERTS DISCUSS SECOND U.S. PRESIDENT’S IMPACT
Panel Chat to Complement Exhibit Exposing John Adams’ Reading Preferences
MURFREESBORO—To complement its “John Adams: Unbound” exhibit, the James E. Walker Library at MTSU will host a panel discussion on “The Legacy of John Adams at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, near the exhibit on the library’s first floor just past the elevators. This event is free and open to the public.
Panelists will include Dr. John Vile, dean of the University Honors College and Constitutional law expert; Dr. Robb McDaniel, associate professor of political science; Dr. Lynn Nelson, professor of history; and Dr. Jim Williams, historian and director of the Albert Gore Research Center.
“John Adams: Unbound” is a traveling exhibit on display at the library through Friday, Sept. 30. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the exhibit 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.
For more information, contact Kristen Keene at 615-898-5376 or email@example.com.
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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