May 21, 2022

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

NEWS Library Connecting Communities Digital Initiative Grants The Library of Congress recently awarded three Connecting Communities Digital Initiative grants totaling more than $250,000. The 2022 awardees—Huston-Tillotson University in Texas, Kenton County Public Library in Kentucky, and Maya Cade, founder of the Black Film Archive in New York—will use these funds to support imaginative uses, remixes, and reuses of the Library’s digital collections centering on the lives, histories, and … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage

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 Workers of America Juan … [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...]