Constitution Day: Pop-Up Display of Materials from 1787 +

Event time: 
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (BRBL), Room 38-39 See map
121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

On September 17, 2019, the Yale University Library will sponsor events and exhibits recognizing U.S. Constitution Day:
The theme, “Liberty is a Lady,” explores women’s rights through the Constitution and marks the 100th anniversary, in 2020, of (white) women’s suffrage. By looking at the changing rights of women in the United States, these events raise further questions about who truly enjoys equal protection under the law. These events are also part of the libraries’ offerings for 50 Women at Yale 150.
Join us at the Beinecke Library from 4 pm to 5 pm for a pop-up display of materials, including:
* The Journal of the Federal Convention of 1787, manuscript copy in the hand of James Madison of the Journal made by William Jackson as Secretary of the Convention
* Early printings of the U.S. Constitution from 1787
* The first printing of The Federalist Papers
* The first printing of the Report of the Woman’s Rights Convention, held at Seneca Falls, N.Y., July 19th & 20th, 1848
* Pins and pennants of the suffrage movement
Please note: this event will take place in one of the courtyard level classrooms; everyone attending will need to store any and all bags, purses, and other personal belongings except for mobile phones and hand held cameras in the storage lockers on the library’s ground floor.

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