Stephenson Institute Ribbon Cutting Event

Established in 2021, the Stephenson Institute for Classical Liberalism is a non-partisan, academic resource center. They provide teaching, learning, and research opportunities for motivated students and faculty at Wabash College and beyond who share an interest in the operations and implications of a free society. On May 10th, we had the privilege of attending the Stephenson Institute for a ribbon cutting, showcasing their new home on campus. This was followed by a lunch for all of those in attendance. In addition to the celebration, we brought over 30 historical books and documents from our 1600+ work collection. Attendees were able to interact and engage with the books hands-on during the event. Thank you again to the Stephenson Institute for having us out on such a special day. We greatly admire your dedication to emphasizing the importance of individual liberty, personal responsibility, and intellectual history.

Classical works exhibition included:
  • Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith, 1790
  • Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776
  • Constitution by US Congress, 1828
  • On Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by David Ricardo, 1819
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine, 1776
  • Proposals for an Economical and Secure Currency by David Ricardo, 1816
  • The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli, 1640
  • The Hystory of the writtone by Thucidides by Thucydides, 1550
  • The Unconstitutionality of Slavery by Lysander Spooner, 1839-1845
  • Nichomachean Ethics by Aristotle, 1488
  • Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, 1957
  • Magna Carta, ca 1350
  • No Treason No 1 by Lysander Spooner, 1867
  • The Verrine Orations by Cicero, ca 1476
  • Bhagavad Gita, 1823
  • Bill of Rights by US Congress, 1789
  • Book of Enoch, 1450-1500
  • Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, 1651
  • King James Bible, 1611
  • The Illustrated Life of Confucius by Shengji Ti, 1592
  • Two Treatises of Government by John Locke, 1694
  • Cuneiform Akkadian Clay Tablet, 2500 B.C.
  • The Deist’s Immortality by Lysander Spooner, 1834
  • Complete Works by Charles Montesquieu, 1777