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December 29

Texas Collections

Celebrate Texas

Celebrate Texas's Birthday with the Library of Congress!

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Maps of Texas

Schönberg's map of Texas

OTD: December 29, 1845, Texas was the 28th state admitted to the Union! Celebrate by exploring maps of the Lone Star State online at The Library of Congress. There are commercial maps, topographical maps, birds eye views and more – discover them online:
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YouTubeMaps at the Library of Congress

Check out the world’s largest map library with this video before checking out the resource yourself at the Library of Congress.

Songs of Texas

Texas cowboy polka mazurka

Texans! Did you know that The Library of Congress has a collection of songs pertaining to Texas? Show some state pride by discovering more songs about the Lone Star State:
#Texas #songs #LibraryofCongress

YouTubeSongs of America

“See and Hear American History Through Song” through the Library of Congress’s very own Songs of America collection!

Just for Teachers

Teacher with students

Teachers: did you know that The Library of Congress offers free classroom materials and professional development to help you effectively use primary sources from its vast digital collections in your teaching? Search for Primary Sources from Texas to incorporate into your classroom:
#Texas #Teachers #primarysources #lessonplans #LibraryofCongress

YouTubeLibrary of Congress 101 for Teachers

Watch and explore what the Library of Congress has for teachers, including lesson plans and primary sources sets, webinars and professional development opportunities, social media channels and more.

Texas Newspapers

Chronicling America

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Did you know that The Library of Congress Chronicling America Project has historic newspapers from Texas? Partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities allows you to search thousands of historic newspaper pages from 1789 – 1922 from all over the United States! Find some great Texas stories today:
#Texas #Newspapers #ChroniclingAmerica #LibraryofCongress

YouTubeChronicling America

Visit with Digital Conservation Specialist, Tonijala Penn, and hear about historical newspapers and the Chronicling America digital archives project available through the Library of Congress!

Texas Veterans

Hector Garcia Collection

Veterans! Now is the time to record your oral history and make sure it is archived and preserved in The Library of Congress! Search the collection of 5200+ stories of other Texas veterans and add your story to the Veterans History Project today!
#Veterans #Texas #LibraryofCongress

YouTubeInterview a Veteran!

Do your part: interview a U.S. veteran in your community and submit their audio or video interview to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

Folklife Collections

Dancer performs at the 1999 Fiesta San Antonio.

Did you know that The Library of Congress American Folklife Center contains rich and varied materials from Texas that document our state’s diverse traditions? Among its holdings are recordings of cowboy music dating from the early 1900s through the 1940s; the Texas Baptist Collection; and Mexican American folk music. Discover more about the Texas folklife collections at the Library of Congress:
#Texas #Folklife #LibraryofCongress

Prints & Photographs

The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Check out The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs collection to see Texas through the years with prints, photos, publications, cartoons, and more. Explore the full gallery of historic images:
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