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Teaching with Primary Sources Portal


The UAL Teaching with Primary Sources Portal is a resource for instructors and librarians to identify ideas, sources, and tools to use in their courses. [something something something]

Lesson Plans

Primary Source Sets



Funded by a grant from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program. Content created and featured in partnership with the TPS program does not indicate an endorsement by the Library of Congress.

About the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at; access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at; and register creative works of authorship at

About the Teaching with Primary Sources Partner Program
Since 2006, the Library has awarded Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) grants to build a nationwide network of organizations that deliver educational programming, and create teaching materials and tools based on the Library’s digitized primary sources and other online resources. Each year members of this network, called the TPS Consortium, support tens of thousands of learners to build knowledge, engagement and critical thinking skills with items from the Library’s collections.

Image credits

Johnston, Frances Benjamin, photographer. Group of young women reading in library of normal school, Washington, D.C. Washington D.C, 1899. Photograph.

Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, William H. Dentzel Company Of Philadelphia, Daniel C Muller, Salvatore Cernigliaro, William H Dentzel, Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, Berni Organ Company, et al., Boucher, Jack E, photographer. Glen Echo Park, Dentzel Carousel & Building,MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Montgomery County, MD. Maryland Montgomery County Glen Echo, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph.

Hartley, William B. Hartley's map of Arizona. [S.I, 1865] Map.