About the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Program:     

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
  • 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 other resources available to teachers at www.loc.gov/teachers.

The TPS Regional Program:

The TPS Regional Program accepts proposals on a rolling basis from educational organizations able to integrate TPS materials and methods into existing pre- and in-service professional development and education programs for teachers. School districts, colleges and universities, library systems, cultural institutions and associations not served by members of the TPS Consortium may request grants of up to $20,000.

Please visit www.loc.gov/teachers/tps for details about the TPS Program.

The Eastern Region:

The TPS Eastern Region, coordinated by Waynesburg University, reaches from Maine through Florida, and encompasses 17 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

States in the Eastern Region:






Puerto Rico

District of Columbia

New Hampshire

Rhode Island


New Jersey

South Carolina


New York



North Carolina



West Virginia










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