On Display

MU Celebrates U.S. Constitution Week 2012!


Join Marshall University and the John Deaver Drinko Library as we celebrate The United States Constitution and the birthday (Sept. 24,1755) of John Marshall during the month of September! 

Constitution Week (September 17-23) commemorates the adoption of The United States Constitution and was 'officially enacted on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a congressional resolution petitioned by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  It's inception was officially declared in September 2002 by President George W. Bush. The purpose of the observance week is to promote study and education about the Constitution which was originally adopted by the American Congress of the Confederation on September 17, 1787.[1]

In support of the purpose of the observance and the celebration, Drinko Library is show-casing some of the resources available online and at Drinko Library on the American Revolution, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, our Founding Fathers, and John Marshall.  As a Supreme Court Justice, Marshall reinforced the principle that federal courts are obligated to exercise judicial review, by disregarding purported laws if they violate the Constitution. He became known as The Great Chief Justice.

For more information about John Marshall, including the online John Marshall Documentary Film, and a list of scheduled events for Constitution Week, go to The John Deaver Drinko Academy.  You can also see a brief film of MU's Constitution Week 2011 by clicking here.

The Constitution Week Display can be viewed throughout the month of September on 3rd floor of the John Deaver Drinko Library For more information about the exhibit at Drinko Library, contact Paris Webb, Digital Resources/Systems Support Librarian.  (08-27-12)