Charles Herbert. [Prison Journal]. 15 November 1776 – 23 August 1780. Diaries, Journals, and Ships’ Logs. Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

July 3-31: 'American Revolution'

University Library announces new exhibition 'The American Revolution'

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8:41 a.m., June 29, 2012--The University of Delaware Library has announced a new exhibition, “The American Revolution: A War for Independence.”

The exhibition will be on display from July 3-31 in the Information Room on the first floor of the Morris Library.

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Sept. 30: DELCAT Discovery opening

The University of Delaware Library invites the campus community to the official opening of DELCAT Discovery, scheduled at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Reading Room on the first floor of the Morris Library.

Oct. 1: Lessons of love

Jayne Smith, who underwent a near-death experience while giving birth to her second child, will share her insights at a lecture that will be telecast in the Health Sciences Complex Atrium at the University of Delaware's STAR Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 3- 4:30 p.m.

The exhibition will commemorate the Fourth of July with a selection of manuscripts and rare books related to the American Revolution from the library's Special Collections

Manuscripts on display include letters from Declaration of Independence signatories Caesar Rodney and John Dickinson, and the private diary of Charles Herbert, an American sailor who was held as a prisoner of war for two years. 

Rare books on display include Thomas Paine’s influential pamphlet, Common Sense, and the Journals of Congress, which contain one of the first printings of the text of the Declaration of Independence. 

“The American Revolution:  A War for Independence” is curated by Alexander C. Johnston, assistant librarian, with exhibition preparation by Anita Wellner, library assistant, and design and installation of the physical and virtual exhibition by Laurie Rizzo, assistant librarian, all of the Special Collections Department.

The exhibition will soon be available online.

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