As a student of the Enlightenment in America, I was thrilled to see that Stanford University is running an exhibit entitled “The American Enlightenment: Treasures from the Stanford University Libraries.” Here is a snippet from an online article on the exhibit:
In recent years, Stanford’s early American holdings, particularly from the era of America’s founding fathers, have increased dramatically. As the collection grows, more scholars are finding themselves studying the nation’s East Coast beginnings on the other side of the country.
“The American Enlightenment: Treasures from the Stanford University Libraries,” an exhibition that will display rare books from the great age of intellectual discovery and innovation that produced the American Revolution among other events, will open at Stanford’s Green Library on February 7, 2011. It is curated by Caroline Winterer, Professor of American History at Stanford University, in collaboration with John E. Mustain, Curator of Rare Books at the Stanford University Libraries.
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