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Thomas Jefferson Handwritten Documents go on Display at TJSL

February 6, 2013

Thomas Jefferson Documents
Thomas Jefferson Documents

As part of Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s upcoming Dedication Celebration, the law school will have on display two of Thomas Jefferson’s personally handwritten documents.

“At a time that we are dedicating the new facilities of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, it is particularly significant to be able to display two documents written and signed by Thomas Jefferson,” said Dean Rudy Hasl. “We are thankful to St. John’s University School of Law to allow us to display these documents.”

The collection of Presidential signatures and documents was collected by Jerry and Maxine Belson and provided to St. John’s University, where Jerry Belson has served as a University Trustee. In conjunction with the dedication of the new building, these documents provide a special connection with Thomas Jefferson.

The two historical pieces will be on display in the lobby during the open house being held on Thursday, February 7 during TJSL’s three day Dedication Celebration.