The FAU Libraries’ spring exhibit called “Pamphleteers of the American Revolution” is now open! This unique exhibit uses items from the Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection to highlight the writings of brave men and women in the original thirteen colonies who spoke out against the tyrannical King George III of Great Britain.
The colonists’ writings were published in newspapers of the time, read aloud in public houses, taverns, and in town squares. Pamphlets served to educate Americans regarding the need for independence and fueled the fire of revolution. On display are many of their works including Thomas Paine’s famous work, Common Sense.
The FAU community and public are invited to view the exhibit Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays starting February 4 through March 26, 2020. The exhibit room is located in the Weiner Suite on the fifth floor of the S.E. Wimberley Library and will be open from 12:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the above weekdays. All visitors must follow FAU parking procedures.
There will also be extended viewing hours of the exhibit on March 23rd during a special guest lecture given by Richard Bell, an award-winning author and professor at the University of Maryland. Bell’s lecture will begin at 4 p.m. and will be follow by a reception where there will be a chance to view the collection.
The current pieces on display are just a few of the 13,000 books, pamphlets, government publications, newspapers and serials, including rare works from as early as the 16th century, from Spirit of America Collection.
Marvin and Sybil Weiner donated the collection in 2006, and, now, it is valued at $3.8 million. Visit the Spirit of America’s history page to learn more about the Weiner’s and their wonderful collection.