Every September, federal depository libraries across the nation celebrate Constitution Day, including our own Alexander Campbell King Law Library. Stop by the Law Library Foyer today for a display of related items from the collection and to pick up a pocket Constitution.
Can’t make it into the library today? There are many online resources you can explore, including the National Constitution Center’s Interactive Constitution.
The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) curates a wide variety of research guides at https://libguides.fdlp.gov/, such as:
- Hot Topics – These guides are pulled from the GPO as well as depository library sites to provide a collection of resources for current interest areas. This collection includes a collection of Constitution Day guides.
- Subject Guides – For guides with lists of resources and search tips related to specific topics and tools, check out this collection. Subjects include: COVID-19, Elections, Influenza, Natural Disasters, and Social Issues.
Several organizations around the state and around the country (including the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) here at UGA) are holding events today in honor of Constitution Day:
- SPIA is virtually hosting its annual Constitution Day lecture, this year entitled “The Consistency of James Madison: The Bill of Rights” from 2:30-3:30pm
- Georgia Tech and the Atlanta History Center are virtually hosting a Celebration of Constitution Day and the Centennial of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution from 12-1pm
- Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library is virtually hosting Celebrate Constitution Day: African Americans and Voter Suppression, A Conversation with AUC Faculty from 1-2:30pm
- The Law Library of Congress is virtually hosting its annual Constitution Day lecture, this year entitled “”The Bulwark of Freedom”: African-American Members of Congress and the Constitution During Reconstruction” from 3-4pm