Primary Sources Running the Gamut from Columbus to Sept. 11


Teachers and appreciators of American History are undoubtedly gearing up for the new school year.  Resources from the Library of Congress may inspire you with ideas from the Discovery Era in 1492: An Ongoing Voyage in Exhibitions to  modern times in Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress.


For example, in the 1492 Exhibition, you will find maps, drawings and related information from the time of Columbus such as the Spanish map of California below:

First Map of California , Americae sive quartae orbis partis nova et exactissima descriptio [Map of America], by Diego Gutiérrez, 1562. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress

In Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions from the Library of Congress, you will find prints, posters, photographs, interviews and folk art to commemorate the events of September 11.