Iona College and Ryan Library are proud to be the custodians of the Thomas Paine National Historical Association (TPNHA) Collection.
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Iona College and Ryan Library are proud to be the custodians of the Thomas Paine National Historical Association (TPNHA) Collection
The collection consists of more than 200 items created in the 18th and 19th centuries comprised of monographs, pamphlets,
booklets, periodicals, tokens, and ephemera. Professional and personal papers of Paine including, texts, pamphlets or
letters written or published by Paine himself. There are multiple first or early edition copies of Paine's famous writings
including, Common Sense, Rights of Man and Agrarian Justice.
Iona College hosted a gathering of national and international scholars for presentations and discussion on the life, legacy and ideas of a long neglected Founding Father of the United States, Thomas Paine.
featuring an unpublished letter from Thomas Paine to French revolutionary, Dominique Joseph Garat, written in 1800.
Select items from the TPNHA Collection are periodically exhibited on the second floor of Ryan Library. Check in for updates.
Cataloging of the collection is an ongoing project. Please check back often for new titles.
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Future plans for the collection, include online exhibits, presentations, discussion forums, finding aides and detailed guides about the life and work of Thomas Paine.
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