Independence Day Oration
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a handwritten oration containing ruminations on the Declaration of Independence and the need for education to prevent the fragmentation of the union. The speech also memorializes Henry Clay, Senator from Kentucky, who had died recently. The booklet is unsigned.
- Creation: 1852 July 5
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0.01 Linear Feet
Acc. 2014.221 was received by Special Collections in November 2014. The purchase was made possible by the Hooker Fund.
Accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in April 2015.
- Guide to the Independence Day Oration
- Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English