Primary Source Learning: Discover the Library Online

The Teaching with Library of Congress blog points out ways to explore the Library virtually and suggests engaging learning activities using this set of putti images, from the Carol M. Highsmith photograph archive.  You might also try similar activities using this set of images depicting iconic figures found on the doors of the Library annex from the Theodore Horydczak collection. Access more resources for exploring the Library by clicking the links below.

About the Library

Inside the Library with Kurt Maier streaming webcast (transcript)

The American Scene Number 11: Library of Congress” (Academy Award 1945 nominee, short documentary)

Library images from the Highsmith archive

Library images from the Horydczak collection

Library images from multiple collections

Online Activities (Flash 9 or higher required)

The Thomas Jefferson Building: Secret Messages

Thomas Jefferson’s Library: Connecting the Books to the Life

Thomas Jefferson’s Library: Word Search