Spirit of America
The Marvin & Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection is comparable in scope and content to the collections of the American Antiquarian Society and the Library Company of Philadelphia. Originally inspired to emulate the personal libraries of men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, Marvin Weiner spent a lifetime collecting the books and pamphlets that a colonial gentleman would have owned. Taking great care to purchase the same editions that were available in 18th century America, Mr. Weiner eventually amassed a collection of more than 13,000 books, pamphlets, government publications, newspapers and serials, including rare works from as early as the 16th century.
The Weiner Spirit of America digital collection includes more than 800 almanacs, documents, speeches, letters from the Marvin & Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Pamphlets Collection which comprises more than 50 archival boxes housed in FAU Libraries' Special Collections & Archives.