Williams College is honored to maintain, on permanent display, original printings of five founding documents of the United States. The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist are all available in the Chapin Library. The National Archives possesses the only other originals. On July 4 every year actors with the Williamstown Theater Festival come to Chapin Library to read the Declaration to the community.

There is no need for the Chapin Library. Shut it down and sell the Declaration of Independence.

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