• Drugs for the Mind and How to Use Them

    Drugs for the Mind and How to Use Them

    In May 2005, the Library of Congress, the Dana Foundation, Columbia University, and the National Institute of Mental Health gathered leaders in neuroscience and ethics to discuss the rights and wrongs of using or not using new therapies and enhancements. By defining the most advanced and promising research findings, the conference sought to dispel public confusion about what brain science today can and cannot ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-05-11
  • Little mischief /

    Little mischief /

    From Edison films catalog: Papa is reading his newspaper and his little girl tickles his neck with a long straw. Thinking it is a fly papa "shoos" away the supposed fly with his hand. The tickling continues now on the ear, and papa waves his newspaper around his head. Not yet content, the little mischief maker continues her fun, and the man loses all ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Demons of the Mind: Opening Remarks and Overview

    Demons of the Mind: Opening Remarks and Overview

    The Office of Scholarly Programs, in conjunction with the Dana Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies and the National Institute of Mental Health, sponsored a two day conference, "Demons of the Mind: 21st Century Science vs. Depression," bringing together 26 of the country's top neuroscientists and mental health experts to discuss the latest findings on the reach, effects, costs, management and potential for future treatments for ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-19
  • Demons of the Mind: Depression and its Treatments (Panel)

    Demons of the Mind: Depression and its Treatments (Panel)

    The Office of Scholarly Programs, in conjunction with the Dana Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies and the National Institute of Mental Health, sponsored a two-day conference, "Demons of the Mind: 21st Century Science vs. Depression," bringing together top neuroscientists and mental health experts to discuss mental depression. During this panel discussion, William Safire, New York Times columnist and chairman of the Dana Foundation, moderated a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-19
  • Statue of Liberty /

    Statue of Liberty /

    A three-quarter front view of the Statue of Liberty. The statue was erected twelve years earlier, in 1886.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Jan Spivey Gilchrist: Book Fest 07

    Jan Spivey Gilchrist: Book Fest 07

    Jan Spivey Gilchrist in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Gilchrist, Jan Spivey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Laborlore: Expressive Culture, Work Culture and the Art of Representation

    Laborlore: Expressive Culture, Work Culture and the Art of Re...

    This panel considers the artistic representations of work in a range of cultural and social contexts (Mexico, Texas, Nevada, San Francisco) and in a variety of media (graphic arts, video and material culture). The panel focuses on issues of self-representation, the aesthetics of portraying work culture for both inside and outside audiences and the ways in which members of working communities adapt old and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-08-16
  • Russell Banks: 2011 National Book Festival

    Russell Banks: 2011 National Book Festival

    Author Russell Banks appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Banks, Russell
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • The Moral Conscience of the World: The United Nations and Palestine in 1947

    The Moral Conscience of the World: The United Nations and Pal...

    The United Nations' role in the creation of the state of Israel marked the beginning of a critical episode in the changing colonial world order, according to historian William Roger Louis. Louis discussed the topic in a lecture titled "The Moral Conscience of the World: The United Nations and Palestine in 1947" in a program sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center and ...

    • Contributor: Louis, William Roger
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-07-16
  • Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House

    Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House

    British journalist and historian Godfrey Hodgson discussed his new book, "Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House" as part of the Books & Beyond series sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. Colonel Edward M. House served not only as intimate friend and chief political advisor to President Wilson but also as a national security advisor and senior diplomat ...

    • Contributor: Hodgson, Godfrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-10-31
  • Sara Paretsky: 2011 National Book Festival

    Sara Paretsky: 2011 National Book Festival

    Mystery writer Sara Paretsky appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Paretsky, Sara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Wash day in Mexico /

    Wash day in Mexico /

    From Edison films catalog: In front of each bare headed woman is a flat rock, used as a wash board. Stream of water near by. Naked Mexican child is playing in the foreground. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Mexican International R. R. Series" (Edison films catalog): The interesting views catalogued below were photographed by our artists, while enjoying the special privileges ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Library of Congress New Bibliographic Framework Initiative: Update Forum with Eric Miller

    Library of Congress New Bibliographic Framework Initiative: U...

    The new bibliographic framework transition initiative will be focused on the Web environment, Linked Data principles and mechanisms, and the Resource Description Framework (RDF) as a basic data model. Zepheira, led by Eric Miller, has been active in the development of Semantic Web and library standards as well as open source tools to support linked data technologies and library applications. Zepheira will provide both ...

    • Contributor: Miller, Eric
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-07-16
  • Dance Treasures of the Music Division

    Dance Treasures of the Music Division

    Elizabeth Aldrich makes a docent training presentation on the dance treasures of the Library's Music Division.

    • Contributor: Aldrich, Elizabeth
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-12-07
  • Larry L. King

    Larry L. King

    • Contributor: King, Larry L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Interview with Mark Andrew Williams, Naples, Italy, November 10, 2001

    Interview with Mark Andrew Williams, Naples, Italy, November ...

    • Contributor: Williams, Mark Andrew - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-10
  • Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City

    Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City

    Laura Cohen Apelbaum and Wendy Turman spoke about and showed a power point presentation on the new exhibit at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington on "Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-19
  • David Levithan: 2012 National Book Festival

    David Levithan: 2012 National Book Festival

    David Levithan appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Levithan, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2007

    Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2007

    Poet Laureate Donald Hall presents 2007 Witter Bynner Fellowship awardees Laurie Lamon and David Tucker, who read from their work in an event sponsored by the Poetry and Literature Center.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-29
  • Cruelty, Savagery and the Formation of a National Community in the Bohemian Reformation

    Cruelty, Savagery and the Formation of a National Community i...

    The Bohemian Reformation of the 15th century was a seminal event in the history of late medieval Europe. Kluge Fellow Joel Seltzer contends that for the first time, the authority of the Roman Church over Latin Christendom was broken by a religious reform that sought to return to the primitive roots of the early Church. Anticipating the Protestant Reformation by a full century, the ...

    • Contributor: Seltzer, Joel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-07-23
  • Fergus Bordewich: 2012 National Book Festival

    Fergus Bordewich: 2012 National Book Festival

    Fergus Bordewich appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Bordewich, Fergus
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Dagoberto Gilb

    Dagoberto Gilb

    • Contributor: Gilb, Dagoberto
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Bob Shea: 2012 National Book Festival

    Bob Shea: 2012 National Book Festival

    Bob Shea appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Shea, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • London pinat Ben Yehudah Yaron London meḥapeś et ha-ʻIvrit / Catalog Record

    London pinat Ben Yehudah Yaron London meḥapeś et ha-ʻIvrit /

    DVD, widescreen (16x9) presentation; PAL. In Hebrew with Hebrew subtitles. Hosted by Yaron London; produced by Shula Spiegel and Danah ʻEran; directed by Danny Syrkin; cheif-editor: Aliza Ziegler. In this six-episode series Yaron London deals with the Hebrew language. While Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, who revived Hebrew as a modern language, is credited with creating one of history's most impressive linguistic revolutions, London laments the state ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America

    An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Crea...

    Historian Henry Wiencek discussed his new book, which focuses on the life of Washington and explores early slavery in America.

    • Contributor: Wiencek, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-11-05
  • Mexicans and Americans: Cracking the Cultural Code

    Mexicans and Americans: Cracking the Cultural Code

    International business executive and cultural analyst Ned Crouch discusses how Mexicans and Americans live and work together, and how this will be the big cultural story in North America in the 21st century.

    • Contributor: Crouch, Ned
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-02-14
  • Unsung Heroes: A Symposium on the Heroism of Asian Pacific Americans During World War II (Afternoon Session)

    Unsung Heroes: A Symposium on the Heroism of Asian Pacific Am...

    The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society co-host a special commemorative program honoring the heroism of Asian Pacific Americans during World War II. This afternoon session includes presentations from members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Congressman Mike Honda and Congresswoman Judy Chu.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-26
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Real Nice Clambake

    Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Real Nice Clambake

    In the ninth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses Oscar Hammerstein's research techniques, and "A Real Nice Clambake" from "Carousel." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • Reflections on the Mendelssohn Bicentenary

    Reflections on the Mendelssohn Bicentenary

    Hailed in the New York Times as "the dean of Mendelssohn scholars in the United States," R. Larry Todd shares his insights on the Mendelssohn reception in the 19th and 20th centuries and how different composers responded to his music.

    • Contributor: Todd, R. Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-19
  • Dunham Technique: Fourth position contractions

    Dunham Technique: Fourth position contractions

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Woodie Guthrie: My Father, My Partner

    Woodie Guthrie: My Father, My Partner

    Nora Guthrie recounted her early recollections of family life (which include family gatherings and hootenannies with musicians close to the family), her father Woody's hospitalization with Huntington's Disease, her recognition of her father's growing mythology among artists in the 1960s folk music revival, and the gradual transition of her relationship with her father into one of professional partnership.

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Nora
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-03-29
  • Sharon Draper: 2006 National Book Festival

    Sharon Draper: 2006 National Book Festival

    Sharon Draper speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Draper, Sharon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble

    Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble

    This concert features the Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble performing traditional Turkmenistan music.

    • Contributor: Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-28
  • 2nd Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry--parade /

    2nd Special Service Battalion, Canadian Infantry--parade /

    From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the Canadian troops departing from Quebec for the war in the Transvaal. The scene opens with the soldiers clad in campaign uniform, marching under the triumphal arch, cheered by thousands of spectators who are waving English flags.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Founder's Day Concert Featuring the Music of Morton Subotnick

    Founder's Day Concert Featuring the Music of Morton Subotnick

    The Library hosted a concert featuring the music of Morton Subotnik. "Trembling," an early foray into "Ghost" electronics, is the opener for the world premiere of a new Subotnick work, a 30 minute opera without words. Conceived for Joan La Barbara, "the queen of vocal experimentation" (The Wire), it's an extraordinary aural and visual experience: the composer's voice interacts with and controls the Buchla ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-09
  • How the States Got Their Shapes

    How the States Got Their Shapes

    Why does West Virginia have a finger creeping up the side of Pennsylvania? Why are California and Texas so large when so many of the states in the Midwest are roughly the same size and shape? Why are Alabama and Mississippi almost exact mirror images of each other? Mark Stein provided answers to these questions, and many more, when he discussed and signed his ...

    • Contributor: Stein, Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-07-15
  • Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day 1

    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day 1

    To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, the American Folklife Center, in collaboration with the Scottish government as part of its Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebration, presented a free public symposium on Burns' life and work, as well as his impact on America and American culture. The symposium began with a keynote address by Alex Salmond, First Minister ...

    • Contributor: Various, Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-24
  • Paula Deen: 2009 National Book Festival

    Paula Deen: 2009 National Book Festival

    Paula Deen, author of many best-selling cookbooks of Southern food appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Deen, Paula
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Forum on Education and the Economy: Welcome and Session I

    Forum on Education and the Economy: Welcome and Session I

    Education reform has been a policy focus in the United States since "A Nation at Risk" was released in 1983. Despite the best of intentions and large investments by both the public and private sectors, we are slipping in comparison to our industrialized peers, placing 25th out of 30 in math and 21st in science on the 2006 PISA test. Our nation's high schools ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-06-27
  • [ Danny Kaye conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in concert, April 3, 1957]

    [ Danny Kaye conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra in conc...

    videorecording | 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • A. Scott Berg: 2013 National Book Festival

    A. Scott Berg: 2013 National Book Festival

    A. Scott Berg appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Berg, A. Scott
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • The Ninety-Six Ranch Earmark

    The Ninety-Six Ranch Earmark

    • Contributor: Stewart, Leslie J. - Fleischhauer, Carl - Wilson, William A. (William Albert)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1981-05-09
  • How to Make a Brand

    How to Make a Brand

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Nichols, Jesse "Tex - Smock, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1979-10-16
  • Juan Williams

    Juan Williams

    • Contributor: Williams, Juan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • The  Sea

    The Sea

    videorecording | 1 video, 2 minutes, 40 seconds | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, October 2009. Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Hampson, Thomas - Macdowell, Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video

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  • Life Beyond MARC: the Case for Revolutionary Change in Library Systems and Services

    Life Beyond MARC: the Case for Revolutionary Change in Librar...

    Roy Tennant makes a case for revolutionary change in the ways libraries do their business and make their offerings available to the public via the Internet.

    • Contributor: Tennant, Roy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-15
  • Hilltop outtake: Scattered shots of kids sitting on hill

    Hilltop outtake: Scattered shots of kids sitting on hill

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • As in a looking glass

    As in a looking glass

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (63 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch pos. | 1 reel of 1 (63 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. arch neg. | 1 reel of 1 (63 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. masterpos. | 1 roll (61 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn

    Tony Ellis & the Musicians of Braeburn

    Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn from Ohio perform banjo and string band songs and music at the Library of Congress, June 22, 2011. sound recording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 22, 2011. (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Ellis, Tony, Banjoist - Austen, Theadocia Millich
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-09-16.

    Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph M...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Cleaver, Kathleen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-16

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  • Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez: 2006 National Book Festival

    Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez: 2006 National Book Festival

    Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Valdes Rodriguez, Alisa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Terry McMillan: 2013 National Book Festival

    Terry McMillan: 2013 National Book Festival

    Terry McMillan appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McMillan, Terry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Amity Gaige: 2013 National Book Festival

    Amity Gaige: 2013 National Book Festival

    Amity Gaige appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Gaige, Amity
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 57 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). October 14, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sapoznik, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Strickland v. Washington Conference: Panel II

    Strickland v. Washington Conference: Panel II

    The Law Library and the Constitution Project cosponsored a day-long conference on the right to the effective assistance of counsel and, in particular, the case of Strickland v. Washington. This panel explored "The Significance of Strickland: The High Stakes of Failing to Ensure the Effective Assistance of Counsel." The panelists included prominent district and state attorneys, appellate judges, law professors and experts from legal ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-07
  • The dreadful flu

    The dreadful flu

    DVD-R. Harrison (Eric) Eliam, Wehns Billen. Director, Kevin Cronin ; producer, Francis X. Hezel ; edited by Sepio Joseph, Ramond Soumwei. A humorous drama shows the devastating effects of an influenza epidemic on a Micronesian island. People are relieved when a supply of vaccine is ordered and everyone is urged to get immunized against future outbreaks. "Funded by US Centers for Disease Control and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Formación RDA para participantes de NACO 7. Identificando Lugares

    Formación RDA para participantes de NACO 7. Identificand...

    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat presents 26 webcasts as a portion of an online course created and intended for Spanish-speaking independent AACR2 Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) participants who are making the transition to RDA: Resource Description & Access for authority work. The course consists of filmed lectures, hands-on guided sessions, online exercises, and follow-up Q&A webinars, with a brief review period ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-16
  • Rep. John Lewis & Andrew Aydin: 2014 National Book Festival

    Rep. John Lewis & Andrew Aydin: 2014 National Book Festival

    Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin appear at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • U.S. Infantry supported by Rough Riders at El Caney /

    U.S. Infantry supported by Rough Riders at El Caney /

    From Edison films catalog: Up the road comes a detachment of infantry, firing, advancing, kneeling and firing, again and again. The advance of the foot soldiers is followed by a troop of Rough Riders, riding like demons, yelling and firing revolvers as they pass out of sight. Other troops follow in quick succession, pressing on to front. 100 feet. $15.00

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Patrik Henry Bass & Jerry Craft: 2014 National Book Festival

    Patrik Henry Bass & Jerry Craft: 2014 National Book Festival

    Patrik Henry Bass and Jerry Craft appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Justice

    Justice

    Videorecording. Filmed Operas.. electronic | composed by Roger Reynolds. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title from screen (viewed on March 20, 2009). Commissioned by the Julian E. Berla and Freda Hauptman Berla Fund in the Library of Congress for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial. Carmen Pelton, soprano; Steven Schick, percussion; Donnah Welby, actress. (Performers). Recorded at the Thomas Jefferson Building's Great Hall on November 30, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Pelton, Carmen - Schick, Steven - Welby, Donnah - Fonte, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001

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  • Aeronautics at the Library of Congress: Forty Years of One User's Experience

    Aeronautics at the Library of Congress: Forty Years of One Us...

    A nationally known aviation historian and biographer of the Wright brothers, Tom Crouch has been mining the treasures of the Library of Congress for more than four decades. Crouch discussed the Library of Congress collections, and his many hours searching through materials, in a lecture titled "Aeronautics at the Library of Congress: Forty Years of One User's Experience" in a program sponsored by the ...

    • Contributor: Crouch, Tom
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-10-24
  • Carl Gustav Jung & The Red Book (part 1)

    Carl Gustav Jung & The Red Book (part 1)

    "Carl Gustav Jung and the Red Book," an all day symposium, featured presentations by prominent Jungian scholars.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-19
  • Ragtime Dance: One Step Variation

    Ragtime Dance: One Step Variation

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:37 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "The Castle Walk" by James Reese Europe and Ford T. Dabney, New York, Chicago, London, Australia: Jos. W. Stern and Co., 1914. See: p. 25 in Hopkins, J. The tango and other up-to-date dances, (#097), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian Music from Las Vegas

    Gary Haleamau: Traditional Hawaiian Music from Las Vegas

    Gary Haleamau and his band perform traditional Hawaiian slack-key guitar from Nevada, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Haleamau, Gary
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-08-20
  • Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida

    Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida

    Ann Yao plays the zheng, a long, horizontal plucked zither that is one the most ancient musical instruments in China. She is joined in this performance by Wang Guowei playing the erhu, a two-stringed fiddle, and by Chen Yihan, playing the pipa, a pear-shaped lute.

    • Contributor: Yao, Ann
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-07-27
  • Iraq: Rural and Urban Social Organization

    Iraq: Rural and Urban Social Organization

    Michael Albin, former chief of the Library's Anglo-American acquisitions and, until December 2008, anthropologist with the United States military in Iraq, discusses "Iraq: Rural and Urban Social Organization" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.

    • Contributor: Albin, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-10
  • James Baker: Foreign Policy and International Relations

    James Baker: Foreign Policy and International Relations

    Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III, who recently served as co-chair of the Iraq Study Group, delivered the fifth Kissinger Lecture on Foreign Policy and International Relations in a program sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center. An endowment was established in 1999 by friends and colleagues of former Secretary of State Kissinger to support an annual appointment to the Henry ...

    • Contributor: Baker, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-02-27
  • Andrew Carroll: Book Fest

    Andrew Carroll: Book Fest

    Author Andrew Carroll at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Carroll, Andrew
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Mexico in World History

    Mexico in World History

    Author William H. Beezley disussed his books "A Companion to Mexican History and Culture" and "Mexico in World History."

    • Contributor: Beezley , William H.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-08
  • Justin Roberts/Naptime Players (Sat.): 2011 National Book Festival

    Justin Roberts/Naptime Players (Sat.): 2011 National Book Fes...

    Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players performed on Saturday at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Roberts, Justin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Paolo Bacigalupi: 2013 National Book Festival

    Paolo Bacigalupi: 2013 National Book Festival

    Paolo Bacigalupi appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Bacigalupi, Paolo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Chinua Achebe: 50th Anniversary of "Things Fall Apart" (Morning)

    Chinua Achebe: 50th Anniversary of "Things Fall Apart" (Morning)

    Through his fiction and non-fiction works, Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has sought to repair the damage done to the continent of Africa and its people as a result of European colonization. This is best exemplified in his most famous novel "Things Fall Apart," one of the first African novels written in English to achieve national acclaim. Set in the 1890s, the novel deals with ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-03
  • Grace Lin: 2013 National Book Festival

    Grace Lin: 2013 National Book Festival

    Grace Lin appears at the Library of Congress 2013 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Lin, Grace
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /

    Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /

    From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of Havana Harbor. The high ramparts and lofty battlements look very formidable. Parts of the stronghold date back to the seventeenth century. While the yacht from which the picture is taken sails around the promontory, an excellent view is afforded of the entire fortress. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • A History of Russian Architecture

    A History of Russian Architecture

    Architectural historian and photographer William Craft Brumfield discussed his book, "A History of Russian Architecture." The book is the most comprehensive study of Russian architecture in English, of interest to both scholars and general audiences. Illustrated with photographs taken by Brumfield, "The History of Russian Architecture" is divided into four parts: the early medieval period up to the Mongol invasion; the revival of architecture ...

    • Contributor: Brumfield, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-12-01
  • Portico: A New Electronic Archiving Service

    Portico: A New Electronic Archiving Service

    Eileen Fenton of the nonprofit electronic archiving service Portico discussed the social and technical challenges concerning the archiving of electronic journals and other scholarly resources. For more than a decade, scholarly publishers have been creating electronic journals in response to demands from libraries and scholars for innovative information resources. Even as these electronic resources have become a significant part of the scholarly record upon ...

    • Contributor: Fenton, Eileen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-05-10
  • Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

    Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

    French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his seminal chamber work Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while he was a prisoner of the German army during World War II. The first performance, given for an audience of about four hundred of his fellow prisoners of war and their prison guards in Stalag VIII-A, resonates as poignant example of the ...

    • Contributor: Wintle, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-11
  • Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force (Trethewey)

    Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force (Trethewey)

    Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Natasha Trethewey delivers her final lecture, "Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force," closing the spring literary season at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Trethewey, Natasha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-01
  • Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers

    Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers

    Smithsonian curator and historian Tom D. Crouch discussed his new book, "Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers: A History of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and What Came Before," in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. "Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers" is an account of the significant contributions the AIAA and its predecessor organizations have made to the evolution of flight. ...

    • Contributor: Crouch, Tom
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-25
  • Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

    Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

    Barbara Ehrenreich discussed her 2005 book "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream," which chronicles the often futile efforts of laid-off middle-class professionals to become re-employed in corporate America. The event was sponsored by the Science, Technology & Business Division.

    • Contributor: Ehrenreich, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-12-07
  • The clockmaker's secret  /

    The clockmaker's secret /

    A clockmaker sells his soul to the devil, but good triumphs over evil in the end.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • LibraryThing: A Social Cataloging Web Site

    LibraryThing: A Social Cataloging Web Site

    The Library of Congress presents a program in its "Digital Future & You" series featuring LibraryThing, a social cataloging and social networking Web site.

    • Contributor: Spalding, Tim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-04-19
  • Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oakland, California, 2011-09-01.

    Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mos...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hutchings, Phil
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-01

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  • Danny Kaye - Israel

    Danny Kaye - Israel

    videorecording | 16mm color film | Danny Kaye visits desert sites in Israel. (Print viewed). (General). MAVIS record number: 1843850-1-128034-1 (General). From: Home Movies (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Opalanga Pugh African American storytelling from Colorado with Askia Touré on voice and drum

    Opalanga Pugh African American storytelling from Colorado wit...

    videorecording | 1 videorecording: 67 min | Storytelling, songs, and music, including songs and stories Pugh learned while traveling in Africa. (Content). Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). May 28, 2008. (Date). Opalanga Pugh died of cancer on June 5, 2010. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Pugh, Opalanga D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Burt Bacharach on Composing

    Burt Bacharach on Composing

    Burt Bacharach was interviewed at the Library while he was here to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (along with his frequent collaborator, lyricist Hal David). The interview focuses on Bacharach's compositional process.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-08
  • La poule aux œufs d'or. Le châtiment de l'avare apothéose /

    La poule aux œufs d'or. Le châtiment de l'avare apothéose /

    Beset by remorse, a man is about to slaughter a hen when the devil appears. When he takes his knife to the hen, an egg appears. It turns into a witch, casting a spell which causes the man to wake surrounded by giant hens laying giant eggs big enough for women to emerge from. Some of the women dance. The devil appears inset in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal. /

    South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal. /

    From Edison films catalog: Various equipages pass, including a tally-ho and six white horses. A peculiar, open-end trolley car comes along; bicycle riders and pedestrians. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the extreme cold of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players (Sat): 2012 National Book Festival

    Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players (Sat): 201...

    Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players appear on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival (Saturday).

    • Contributor: Roberts, Justin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Deep river

    Deep river

    motion picture | videorecording; 7 min., 57 sec. | 16:9 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Shirley, Wayne D. - Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker) - Coleridge Taylor, Samuel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dan Chiasson: 2008 National Book Festival

    Dan Chiasson: 2008 National Book Festival

    Poet Dan Chiasson appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Chiasson, Dan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies

    Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies

    A century ago, in the early days of cinema, when actors were unbilled and unmentioned in credits, audiences immediately noticed Mary Pickford. Dubbed "America's Sweetheart," Pickford charmed moviegoers during the first three decades of the 20th century with magnetic talent, as she rose to become cinema's first great star. Christel Schmidt's "Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies," sheds new light on this icon's life ...

    • Contributor: Schmidt, Christel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-04
  • Mary Pope Osborne: Book Fest 05

    Mary Pope Osborne: Book Fest 05

    Author Mary Pope Osborne at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Pope Osborne, Mary
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-26
  • The National Zoo

    The National Zoo

    Dr. Spelman discusses her work at the National Zoo, which she serves as director.

    • Contributor: Spelman, Lucy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-04-03
  • Ellen Birnbaum and Nancy Schulman: 2008 National Book Festival

    Ellen Birnbaum and Nancy Schulman: 2008 National Book Festival

    Educators Ellen Birmbaum and Nancy Schulman appear at the National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Peter Robinson: 2008 National Book Festival

    Peter Robinson: 2008 National Book Festival

    Peter Robinson speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Robinson, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Linda Fairstein, Part 2

    Linda Fairstein, Part 2

    • Contributor: Fairstein, Linda
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Charles R. Smith Jr.: 2008 National Book Festival

    Charles R. Smith Jr.: 2008 National Book Festival

    Photographer and children's book author Charles R. Smith Jr. appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Smith Jr. , Charles R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Thomas Mallon: 2010 National Book Festival

    Thomas Mallon: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Thomas Mallon speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Mallon , Thomas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25