Friday, April 3, 2009

John Adams Library
















A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to obtain a collection of library bookplates that was assembled by Essae Martha Culver who was executive secretary of the Louisiana Library Commission and later Louisiana State Librarian. One of the bookplates was for the John Adams Library that is located in the Boston Public Library. I have included the bookplate in a philatelic exhibit that I have on presidential libraries. The John Adams Library in the Boston Public Library is a personal library, of course, and is not on the scale of our most recent presidential libraries. I was delighted to become aware of a national traveling exhibit on the John Adams Library entitled "John Adams Unbound". There is even a blog which is following the exhibit and the exploits of a John Adams bookmark entitled "Where in the World is John Adams". There is also an online exhibit at the Boston Public Library on the John Adams Library.

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