August 3, 2021

The Latest News, Events, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium

News & Events NEWS Library Library of Congress Adds 'A Century of Lawmaking' to Congress.gov Update Increases Accessibility, Readability of Bills and Resolutions Dating from 1799 Learn more Joy Williams Wins 2021 Prize for American Fiction Learn more TPS Consortium Black Founders Investigation The Read.Inquire.Write. team has developed a U.S. history investigation focused on the compelling question: How did Black Founders (re)define democracy and … [Read more...]

June News, Opportunities, Resources & PD from the Library & TPS Consortium

News, Opportunities, Resources Concerts from the Library Information | Premiering on Facebook | Watch on YouTubeGlobal Resource Fair U.S. Department of State Online June 22 - 24 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Free | Information & registrationGrab the Mic June Newsletter Jayson Reynolds | Read Hidden Folklorists and Hidden Spirituals on the Folklife Today Podcast Read about it | Listen Japanese Storytelling: Kamishibai and Ukiyo-e Minerva's Kaleidoscope | … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage

Teaching Resources World Spotlight source sets Argentina Brazil Chile Cuba Guantánamo Bay Guatemala Dominican Republic Guatemala Mexico Nicaragua Panama Peru Puerto Rico Venezuela Today in History source sets New Mexico Christopher Columbus Columbus Day The Gadsden Purchase José Manuel Gallegos El Grito de Dolores – Mexican Independence Day Gabriela Mistral Mexican American War Mexican Americans & United Farm … [Read more...]

Today in History: Federal Patent for Steamboat Awarded

Today in History–August 26–the Library of Congress features the awarding of a federal patent for the steamboat on this day in 1791 to two (!) men—John Fitch and James Rumsey—each who had devised different systems. Find out whose sketch of what is featured above and uncover more fascinating facts by visiting the Today in History section. Then, if you haven't run out of steam, check out this large collection of primary sources related to Fitch, Rumsey, and the steamboat. Fitch & Rumsey … [Read more...]