The Library of Congress provides targeted activities and lesson plans in support of teachers and students. The Teachers Page is a clearinghouse of materials for teachers drawn from various locations on the Library of Congress website, including the Manuscript Division, and it also provides guidance on how to use them.
In addition, the Manuscript Division offers three highlights for teaching, which utilize various elements of our collections:
It should be noted that the Library of Congress ordinarily does not own the copyright in either published or unpublished manuscripts in its custody. Therefore it can neither grant nor deny permission to publish or quote in published form from manuscripts in its collections.
It should also be noted that neither titles nor facts can be copyrighted; therefore, permission is not required to cite a collection as a source or to use facts from it. In general, when copyright interests do subsist in unpublished manuscripts, these interests are the property of the author or of the author's heirs or assigns.
Copyright ownership does not accompany physical ownership of a manuscript, although the owner of copyright interests may assign or sell such interests to the owner of the physical property. For more information about copyright, please refer to the U. S. Copyright Office Web page: