Loyola at a Glance
Loyola hosts Constitution Day exhibit of rare historical documents
September 13, 2013
As part of Loyola University New Orleans’ Constitution Day celebration this month, the University Honors Program and the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library are partnering to display an exhibit of rare historical documents relating to the U.S. Constitution, including the first printing of the Constitution from an 18th-century magazine in Philadelphia. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The exhibit, “Reframing the Constitution: to Form A More Perfect Union,” opens today and runs through Monday, Sept. 30 on the first floor of Loyola’s Monroe Library, which is ranked No. 19 among best college libraries in the nation by The Princeton Review. The weeklong exhibit also provides the opportunity for area school children to view documents that bring the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights to life.
"The University Honors Program’s exhibit highlights our Constitutional Amendments as living, ongoing examples of democracy at work," said Loyola Honors Program Director Naomi Yavneh Klos, Ph.D. "Our university strives to educate our students to be men and women for and with others. These documents remind each of us of our individual and collective power to effect social change."
In addition to the first printing of the Constitution from American Museum magazine printed in Philadelphia in 1787, the exhibit also features:
“I believe the high level of interest in this remarkable exhibit will yet again position the Monroe Library as a center of intellectual, social and spiritual life on campus,” said Michael P. Olson, Ph.D., dean of libraries at Loyola.
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