Exhibition Credits

“Johns Adams Unbound” Online Site Support Notebook

Please send an invitation for all exhibition opening events to:


National Endowment for the Humanities

1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20506

Please use the following credit information on materials you produce to accompany the exhibition. Also see “Further Guidelines for Sponsor Acknowledgement” below. Libraries which do not used sponsor credits or logos as instructed may be ineligible for future exhibition tours or other ALA Public Programs projects. The first paragraph is required; the second should be used if there is space. If you have a space problem, please check with the Public Programs staff to edit these credits.

John Adams Unbound has been organized by the Boston Public Library and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.

Believing that an “ample and well chosen Assortment of Books” could serve both intellectual and political purposes, President John Adams (1735–1826) assembled one of the greatest private libraries in early America. The traveling exhibition is based upon the gallery exhibition of the same name mounted by the Boston Public Library in 2006, the first public display of Adams’s complete 3,500-book collection. The John Adams Library has been on deposit at the Boston Public Library since 1894.

Logos to use on publicity materials (logos are on the web site and on the PR CD): National Endowment for the Humanities, Boston Public Library, and the American Library Association.