University President Dale Knobel Speaks on Collection of Historic Documents at Denison
Posted: September 20, 2007
Denison University President Dale Knobel will speak on "The Birth and Rebirth of the United States: Thomas Paine's Common Sense and Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address" at 7:30 p.m. on Monday (Sept. 24) at the Granville Inn (314 E. Broadway). The lecture is free and open to the public.
Knobel is in his 10th year as president of Denison after coming from Southwestern University in Texas, where he was provost and dean of the faculty. Prior to that, he was a 19-year veteran professor in the Department of History at Texas A&M and a recipient of that institution's highest faculty honor, the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award. Knobel is a respected scholar in the field of U.S. history and is widely published on the subject. He earned a bachelor of arts, cum laude, from Yale University (1971) and holds a Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University (1976).
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This lecture is part of a continuing series of special events planned to highlight the Remnant Trust exhibition of rare documents at Denison's William Howard Doane Library through Dec. 4. Among the 54 titles being exhibited this semester in Denison's library are the first book printing of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address (1863) and the first English edition of Thomas Paine's Common Sense (1776). Among other treasures, the collection at Denison includes an illuminated Latin manuscript of the Magna Carta on parchment (c.1350), the third edition of The Declaration of Independence (1776), the first printing of the Bill of Rights (1789), and the first printing of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation (1862).
The Remnant Trust is a public educational foundation based in Hagerstown, Ind., that encourages learning by enabling people to view and actually touch early editions of important works.
For more information on the Remnant Trust exhibit at Denison, visit the college's Web site at: www.denison.edu/offices/provost/remnanttrust/
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Denison University President Dale Knobel lecture on "The Birth and Rebirth of the United States: Thomas Paine's Common Sense and Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address," 7:30 p.m., Monday (Sept. 24) at the Granville Inn (314 E. Broadway), in the Great Room. Free and open to the public. To confirm, call (740) 587-4728.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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