MTSU experts to discuss John Adams’ legacy Sept. 1...

MTSU experts to discuss John Adams’ legacy Sept. 13

To complement its “John Adams: Unbound” exhibit, the James E. Walker Library at MTSU will host a panel discussion on “The Legacy of John Adams” at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, near the exhibit on the library’s first floor.

Panelists will include Dr. John Vile, dean of the University Honors College and a constitutional-law expert; Dr. Robb McDaniel, associate professor of political science; Dr. Lynn Nelson, professor of history; and Dr. Jim Williams, historian and director of the Albert Gore Research Center.

“John Adams: Unbound” is a traveling exhibit on display at the library through Friday, Sept. 30. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the exhibit reveals the personal library of the United States’ second president. The remarkable collection of 3,500 books, willed by Adams to the people of Massachusetts, was deposited in the Boston Public Library in 1894.

Photographic reproductions of the annotated volumes reveal the intellectual and political ideas that shaped the thinking of one of America’s founding fathers and a signatory of the Constitution.

For more information, contact Kristen Keene at 615-898-5376 or

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