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Look back. See Further.

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution.  The Library serves as a reservoir for knowledge, providing unparalleled resources to Congress and the American people.  Founded in 1800, the Library seeks to further understanding and wisdom through its magnificent collections, which bring to bear the world’s knowledge in nearly all of the world’s languages and America’s private sector intellectual, creative and cultural output in almost all formats.
At the University of the Arts, we know how to foster original thinking.  Artists are critically aware of the role that cultural context plays in understanding history, and how to apply that understanding to envision the present in new ways. 
We are proud to be a member of the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Educational Consortium.  Members assist in the design of the TPS program and offer TPS professional development on an ongoing basis, year-round.  
Visit www.loc.go/teachers/tps to view a current list of Consortium members and their respective states.  We invite you to share this enriching experience with us, and to envision a better future for your students.

The mission of the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) program is to: build awareness of the Library’s educational initiatives; provide content that promotes the effective educational use of the Library’s resources; and offer access to and promote sustained use of the Library’s educational resources.
The Library achieves this mission through collaborations between the Library and the K-12 educational community across the United States. The program contributes to the quality of education by helping teachers use the Library’s digitized primary sources to engage students, develop their critical thinking skills and construct knowledge.
Learn more about the Library’s TPS program and other resources available to teachers at www.loc.gov/teachers.