Constitution Day: 2017

September 17, 2017

Government Documents Librarian

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Rita Wilson
UTSA Libraries -- Main Campus
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249

Mission of the UTSA Libraries Government Documents Unit

The mission of the Government Documents Unit is to serve the government information needs of the UTSA community, citizens of the 20th U.S. Congressional District, and the general public by collecting and organizing government information and providing free public access, instruction, and quality reference assistance in the use of these materials. UTSA Libraries is an official Federal Depository for government information.

Constitution Day Background

"The members of the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Constitutional Convention convened in response to dissatisfaction with the Articles of Confederation and the need for a strong centralized government. After four months of secret debate and many compromises, the proposed Constitution was submitted to the states for approval. Although the vote was close in some states, the Constitution was eventually ratified and the new Federal government came into existence in 1789. The Constitution established the U.S. government as it exists today."

-- United States Constitution: Primary Documents in American History - Library of Congress

Constitution Booklets and Voter Registration for 2017 Constitution Day

UTSA observed Constitution Day on Monday, September 18, 2017. 
Constitution Day in 2018 will be on September 17. 

The UTSA Libraries will again partner with the UTSA Student Activities and Student Government Association to distribute free pocket-sized copies of the U.S. Constitution and information about government information resources available at the library.

We will distribute constitution booklets in the John Peace Library atrium entrance on September 18 from 10:00 - 1:00 or as long as they last.  

There will also be a Downtown event -- Monday, September 18, 4:00 - 6:00 Frio Street Commons.

Information on the Constitution

Books on the Constitution at the Library