Press Release

Rep. Cuellar Offers District-Wide Videoconference to Explain Library of Congress Resources

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WASHINGTON, October 11, 2017 | Rafael Benavides ((956) 725-0639) | comments
Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted a videoconference from Washington with the Library of Congress to show educators, parents, students and the public in the 28th Congressional District of Texas the free resources available through the Library of Congress.

The live videoconference from Washington was held simultaneously in San Antonio, Pleasanton, Laredo and Mission. Participants learned how to access the Library of Congress’ Digital Collections, as well as digital books available for all ages, the Virtual Reference Shelf—which includes classroom materials for teachers—and American history documents such as the George Washington Papers, Alexander Hamilton Papers, Abraham Lincoln Papers, Andrew Jackson Papers and much more.

Participants also engaged in a question and answer session with subject-matter expert Donna Brearcliffe, Acting Head of the Humanities Collection Department at the Library of Congress.

“The resources available through the Library of Congress are an important learning tool for all of the residents in my district,” said Congressman Cuellar. “History tends to repeat itself. The ability for the public to thoroughly analyze our nation’s rich history is something that will be valuable to our country in the long-run. I thank the Library of Congress for allowing me the opportunity to showcase all of these free resources, offered both online and in-person, as well as the institutions that helped host our constituents today: the University of Texas at San Antonio, Coastal Bend College, Texas A&M International University and the Mission Consolidated Independent School District.”


Constituents participate in the Library of Congress videoconference hosted by Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) at the University of Texas at San Antonio on Wednesday.




Constituents participate in the Library of Congress videoconference hosted by Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) at Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton on Wednesday.




Constituents participate in the Library of Congress videoconference hosted by Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) at Texas A&M International University in Laredo on Wednesday.




Constituents participate in the Library of Congress videoconference hosted by Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) at the Mission Consolidated Independent School District Central Office Conference Room on Wednesday.



About the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States. The largest library in the World, it moved from New York and Philadelphia to its current location in Washington D.C. in 1800.
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