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'

TEXT SIZE

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.

Events Stories

July 30: Fulbright interest meeting

The UD Institute for Global Studies invites students to attend a Fulbright Scholars Program interest meeting beginning at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, in 114 Gore Hall.

Aug. 1: Free concert

The fifth annual Jazz Vibes Workshop will present a free public concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, in the Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building on the UD's Newark campus.

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.

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs
ADVERTISEMENT

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Office of Communications & Marketing
302-831-NEWS
ud-ocm@udel.edu

UDaily is produced by the
Office of Communications & Marketing

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
email: ud-ocm@udel.edu
www.udel.edu/ocm
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716
ud-ocm@udel.edu • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices