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Library of Congress: the nation's oldest federal cultural institution. The Library serves as the research arm of Congress, while also making its resources available to the public.

Teachers Page: extensive Web site for teacher within the Library of Congress Web Site. The Teachers Page is designed to help educators use Library of Congress (and especially American Memory) Collections to enrich the classroom learning experience. This site is the main place for K-12 educators to find information on how to use primary sources, to find lesson plans and other classroom materials, and to learn about professional development opportunities from the Library.

American Memory: database of digital collections from the Library of Congress. American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Prints & Photographs: division and repository within the Library of Congress. The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog provides access through group or item records to about 75% of the Division's holdings, as well as to some images found in other units of the Library of Congress. Not all images found here are in the public domain.

American Folklife Center: The American Folklife Center provides online access to selected portions of our collections. Online content may include audio samples of music and stories, digital images of rare letters and photographs, and video clips. Choose from several online collections and presentations.

America’s Story: a site for children and families. The site hopes to “put the story back in history and show you some things that you've never heard or seen before.”


Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources: the nation-wide TPS program, which currently has twenty-one member institutions from nine states. Find information on the TPS program, as well as monthly newsletters on educational issues and profiles on member institutions and their projects.

MTSU Center for Historic Preservation: a research and public service institute committed to the heritage development—the identification, research, preservation, interpretation, and promotion—of our historic environment.

Middle Tennessee State University: a major public institution of higher learning with the largest undergraduate enrollment in Tennessee. MTSU was founded in 1911 as one of three state normal schools for teacher training.

Tennessee Historical Society: a non-profit membership organization, established in 1849 to promote interest in and preservation of all matters relating to the history of Tennessee. The Tennessee Historical Society coordinates the Tennessee History Day competitions across the state.

East Tennessee Historical Society: a non-profit membership organization that provides public programming relating to the history and heritage of East Tennessee. The East Tennessee Historical Society also offers a teacher resource site that was created as part of a Teaching American History grant.

MTSU James E. Walker Library: the main library of MTSU, which facilitates the scholarly communication process by providing information resources and instructional services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and researchers. The Library provides online research guides for a variety of subjects.


The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture: an online version of the Encyclopedia, which is a comprehensive reference work on the Volunteer State cosponsored by the University of Tennessee Press and the Tennessee Historical Society, and edited by TPS-TN’s own Carroll Van West. The Encyclopedia provides image, map, and media galleries.

Tennessee State Library and Archives: a government institution that collects and preserves books and records of historical, documentary and reference value, and promotes library and archival development throughout the state. For more information about primary sources and lesson plans, look at Education Outreach.

Tennessee's Landmark Documents: some of the most important documents in Tennessee state history, available for download.

Volunteer Voices: a statewide digital collection from over 100 Tennessee institutions. The site also provides information for educators, including lesson plans and information about primary sources.

National Archives and Records Administration: the nation's record keeper. The site also provides information to educators and students.