The Library of Congress is in the process of upgrading portions of the website, and some media files may be temporarily unavailable. Work is expected to be completed by May 2016. If you have specific questions please Ask a Librarian.
TITLE: Publishing the Declaration of Independence
SPEAKER: Robin Shields
EVENT DATE: 2005/06/24
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 22 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Robin Shields discusses the American Declaration of Independence, focusing on its distribution through early American newspapers. Fifteen newspapers containing the Declaration from the Library of Congress' Serial and Government Publication Division's American newspaper collection are profiled. Shields highlights the importance of newspapers for the success of the American Revolution and the influence newspaper printers had on the independence movement.
Speaker Biography: Robin Shields (retired) was a reference librarian in the Serial and Government Publications Division of the Library of Congress.
SERIES: Journeys & Crossings