April 25, 2017

Primary Source Review: Jun. 24-30, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared June 24-30, 2016 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: Jun. 17-23, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared June 17-23, 2016 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: Jun. 10-16, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared June 10-16, 2016 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Primary Source Nexus Summer 2016

During the summer while we focus on providing Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources workshops, the Primary Source Nexus teaching resource blog will sport a slimmed down look. The main section on the homepage will feature From the Archives content that leads to all content we published in the past year. Below that you will see @PSNTPS tweets in real time. Our Storify newsletter will continue to be published weekly on Fridays and will be accessible via a link in the middle column … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: Jun. 5-9, 2016

We're changing the day the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News comes out each week. We will now be publishing on Fridays instead of Sundays so you'll have the whole weekend to peruse all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared during the past week by TPS-Barat, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and others. If you want daily access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. Below you will find … [Read more...]

Finding Sources: Exploring the Digital Collections

Summer is the perfect time to take some time to explore the Library of Congress digital collections. From the Library homepage, simply click the Digital Collections box in the center top row under Collection Highlights. There are close to 300 digital collections so there's plenty to explore. The default view is Gallery so you can easily get an overview of each collection and how many digital resources are available. Click on the thumbnail image or the title to read more about the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Review: May 29-Jun. 4, 2016

Find all the fabulous primary sources and teaching ideas shared May 29-June 4, 2016 by @PSNTPS from the TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus, the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library, teachers and students in the classroom and more! If you want immediate access to all of these amazing resources, simply follow @PSNTPS on Twitter. [View the story "TPS-Barat Primary Source Nexus News" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Architecture

Architecture primary source set Library architecture collections American Treasures of the Library of Congress: Architecture & Design Architecture, Design, and Engineering Drawings collection Brumfield Collection images of the architecture of the Russian North, including Siberia Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South collection Gottscho-Schleisner Collection U.S. architectural styles and trends Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering … [Read more...]

World Spotlight: France

Country Profile: France Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France online exhibition France in America bilingual digital library site France Allied with American Colonies February 6, 1778 from America's Library France primary source set World Digital Library France maps France image set French image set Films related to France France mentions in the Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection French American life … [Read more...]

Today in History: Samuel H. Gottscho and William H. Schleisner

  Today in History–June 21–the Library of Congress features Samuel H. Gottscho and William H. Schleisner. On this date in 1934, Samuel Herman Gottscho snapped a photograph of the north facade of the Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln. A photography enthusiast, Gottscho was a traveling salesman for 23 year before becoming a professional photographer in 1925 at the age of fifty. His son-in-law William H. Schleisner joined him in the business in 1935. Find out more by visiting the Today in … [Read more...]