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Constitution Day is September 17

The Constitution Comes in a Pocket Size!

The Constitution is a very important document, but it can literally fit in your pocket.

Pocket Constitutions

Constitution Day Resources from the University of Delaware Library

In the News

Constitutional issues have been frequently covered in recent news and social media. This guide highlights some of those issues and links to selected sources representing various points of view.

Recent Articles

What is Constitution Day?


"Constitution Day and Citizenship Day" is observed every year on September 17. This observance is established by federal law to commemorate September 17, 1787, the date of the signing of the United States Constitution by members of the Constitutional Congress.

The Documents

Detail of the Constitution showing the signatures. National Archives.

Encyclopedias and Analyses

Federal Depository

The University of Delaware Library is a Federal Depository Library.

"A popular Government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but as Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
– James Madison, "Letter to W. T. Barry" (August 4, 1822)

Subject Librarian

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Rebecca Knight
Associate librarian
Reference and Instructional Services Department
Morris Library, Room 117H
(302) 831-1730

Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.

Constitution Day 2017

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