Since 2006, the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources program has been empowering educators to make use of the Library’s digitized collections in a vast array of subjects. Lee Ann Potter, the Library's director of educational outreach, writes about several schools that use historical documents, photographs, maps and other resources to help students gain an understanding of the past.
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, which makes it an excellent time to check in on the Library's collection of Free to Use and Reuse images, this time from a set devoted to Hispanic life and culture. We look at two photos of two young Mexican women who came to work in the U.S. One is of a mural devoted to the legendary actress Delores del Río, the first Latina to become a Hollywood icon. The second is Dorothea Lange's unforgettable Depression-era image of the daughter of a Mexican field laborer in rural Arizona.
For 30 years now, the Library's Junior Fellows program has provided undergraduate and graduate students with experiences in everything the world’s largest library has to offer. This year's class of 42 interns shows off their research projects.
Russell Lee, the most prolific of the Farm Security Administration photographers who documented the nation in the 1930s and 1940s, is the subject of a new book co-published by the Library. Lee's 19,000 photographs for the FSA are preserved at the Library.