Celebrate Constitution Day at the Library

Posted by Emily Alford, Head of Government Information, Maps and Microform Services

On September 17, 1787 the United States Constitution was finalized and signed by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention.  Today, we celebrate this document of our country's legal frame and our rights as citizens on Constitution Day each year.  This year we will do so on Friday September 16th.  Of relevant interest are many web resources provided by the Library of Congress and the United States government:

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, 1774 to 1789

Primary Documents in American History

National Endowment for the Humanities - Constitution Day

Charters of Freedom

The Government Information department at Wells Library also encourages you to stop by and browse its very rich collection of publications on and pertaining to U.S. governmental history.  Check out titles including:

The American Experiment: Living with the Constitution

The Constitution of the United States: an account of its travels since September 17, 1787

Signers of the Constitution : historic places commemorating the signers of the Constitution

The Constitution of the United States of America as Amended: Unratified Amendments, Analytical Index

The Federal and state constitutions, colonial charters, and other organic laws of the states, territories, and colonies now or heretofore forming the United States of America

The American Constitution: Its global heritage: Essays by the staff of the Law Library of the Library of Congress on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Constitution of the United States

... and more.  Be one of the first ten visitors to stop by the GIMMS circulation/reference desk and mention Constitution Day this Friday to receive a free pocket U.S. Constitution!