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Studies in Southwest Literature [DRAFT]

photograph from Lee Lung Sing Market in Tucson, Arizona

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Kaminsky, David J, photographer. Lee Lung Sing Market, 600 South Meyer Avenue, Tucson, Pima County, AZ. Pima County Tucson Arizona, 1933. Photograph.


This lesson introduces students to the concepts of archives, digital collections, and primary sources and demonstrates an overview of searching Library of Congress digital collections

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to: 

  • Define digital collection.
  • Define primary source.
  • Search Library of Congress digital collections to find relevant sources.
  • Understand descriptive metadata associated with primary source document/media.

About this Lesson Plan



Time Needed

Overview of Library of Congress collections in one class period; students given several weeks to complete assignment

Original Course

ENGL/AIS/MAS 542: Studies in Southwest Literature

Lesson Plan Created By

Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, Department of English, University of Arizona, and Niamh Wallace, University of Arizona Libraries