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Drake lecture to feature curator of ‘John Adams Unbound’ exhibit

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Beth Prindle
CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Beth Prindle, curator of the “John Adams Unbound” exhibit now on display at Drake University’s Cowles Library, will give a lecture on the president’s book collection on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Cowles Library Reading Room, 2725 University Avenue.

“John Adams Unbound,” is a traveling exhibit that includes photo reproductions of many of Adams’ books and personal effects. It aims to give viewers an insight into a founding father wrestling with intellectual and political ideas throughout his life.

Prindle is the manager of the John Adams Library Project at the Boston Public Library. She will give additional insights into the exhibition during her talk.

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John Adams
Prindle holds degrees from Stanford and Harvard and oversaw all content and development of the John Adams Library companion Web site at www.johnadamslibary.org, which provides access to digital copies of Adams’ catalog and books.

“John Adams Unbound” is sponsored by Drake’s “Citizens Arise!” series, a multi-year initiative that aims to inspire students, teachers and citizens to responsible citizenship. Its goal is to encourage all to learn about the history, development and uses of the democratic process as an instrument for managing the challenges of the 21st century.

“John Adams Unbound” has been organized by the Boston Public Library and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.

For more information about the lecture or the exhibit, contact Claudia Frazer at 515-271-3776 or claudia.frazer@drake.edu.