On September 17th, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed into law. To honor this momentous occasion, the Leatherby Libraries creates an annual book display for Constitution Day, celebrated yearly on the anniversary of the signing. Our display marks the historic day by sharing literature about the Constitution from our collection, inviting patrons to increase their knowledge about how the document continues to influence the American society.
Titles such as Anchor of Liberty by C. Fred Kleinknecht, The Framing of the Constitution of the United States by Max Farrand, and Stephen A. Simon’s Universal Rights and the Constitution help readers understand and honor our Constitution. This reference desk display inspires students to understand, question, and debate the Constitution’s lasting impact on critical issues.
Stop by the reference desk to browse the books or pick up a free copy of the Constitution and/or an American Flag! Special thanks to the Department of Student Engagement for providing Flags and Pocket Constitutions for the Chapman University community.
The complete bibliography for the display can be viewed on the Chapman’s Digital Commons. The books will remain on display until September 21st.