Who Knew WashU? 7.8.20

Question: University Libraries boasts a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence, known as a Southwick broadside. How many copies of it exist today?

A copy of the Declaration of Independence at Olin Library. (Photo: James Byard/Washington University)

Answer:B) Just seven copies still exist. Official broadsides were printed and posted on the doors of courthouses across the colonies to spread the word about the Continental Congress’ action.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Jim Eddy, an engineering alumnus, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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