Exhibit on Display March 7 - April 15:
Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America
The exhibit is located in the three tall glass display cases on one's left upon entering the Special Collections and Archives Department. This exhibit features numerous illustrations, books, captions, and a chronology detailing the life of Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) who was born in on the Caribbean island of Nevis, emigrated to what became the U.S.A., fought in the American Revolution, became the very influential first Secretary of the Treasury in 1789 and died in a duel with Aaron Burr (who served as Vice-President in the first administration of Thomas Jefferson) in 1804. Additional exhibit materials concerning Hamilton are located on the large folding panels located to one's right on the opposite side of the department from the exhibit described above.
The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.