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  • 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards: 826 National

    826 National is the recipient of the American Prize, one of three??2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards.

    • Contributor: Richards, Gerald
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-04
  • Christopher Paolini: 2012 National Book Festival

    Christopher Paolini appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Paolini, Christopher
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Looking Homeward Towards Earth: The Power of Perspective

    In 1968, Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders took an image of planet Earth as it emerged from the lunar horizon. The picture, "Earthrise," changed forever society's view of our celestial home, according to NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati. The image of Earth--beautiful and vulnerable, and suspended in dark stillness--inspired an appreciation that there is one human race, whose fate hinges delicately on mankind's collective ...

    • Contributor: Abdalati, Waleed
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-16
  • Ralph Ellison Literary Birthday Celebration

    Writers Danielle Evans and Jabari Asim celebrate the birthday of American author Ralph Ellison by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-01
  • Mary Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Griffin, Willie James - Jenkins, Mary F.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-09

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  • The Music of Language and the Language of Music

    In our everyday lives, language and instrumental music are obviously different things. Neuroscientist and musician Ani Patel is the author of a recent, elegantly argued offering from Oxford University Press, "Music, Language and the Brain." Oliver Sacks calls Patel a "pioneer in the use of new concepts and technology to investigate the neural correlates of music." In Patel's presentation, he discusses some of the ...

    • Contributor: Patel, Aniruddh
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-07
  • Ruby Nell Sales oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-04-25.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Sales, Ruby - Mosnier, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-04-25

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  • Jazz Conversation: Lyricist Iola Brubeck

    Denise Gallo, Head of Acquisitions and Processing with the Library of Congress Music Division, conducts a conversation with lyricist Iola Brubeck, wife of famed jazz musician Dave Brubeck.

    • Contributor: Brubeck, Iola
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-04-10
  • Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective (Morning Session)

    In the years following the Vietnam War, more than 1 million refugees fled the war-ravaged countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Those who took to the ocean in small, overcrowded ships were dubbed the "boat people." Many perished on the seas, some at the hands of pirates, while others took refuge in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia. By the late ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-02
  • Music and the Brain: Halt or I'll Play Vivaldi

    Jacqueline Helfgott and Norman Middleton examine the use of classical music by law enforcement and other cultural institutions as social control, to quell and prevent crime. Their conversation touches on how classical music is viewed in contemporary culture, how it can be a tool for discouraging criminal activity and anti-social behavior, as well as its history as a mind-altering experience.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-13
  • John Dickerson: "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star"

    John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate, discussed his new biography, "On Her Trail: My Mother, Nancy Dickerson, TV News' First Woman Star," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. Nancy Dickerson was the first female member of the Washington, D.C., television news corps and the only woman covering many of the iconic moments of the 1960s. She was the first ...

    • Contributor: Dickerson, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-02-06
  • Lawrence Guyot oral history interview conducted by Julian Bond in Washington, D.C., 2010-12-30.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Bond, Julian - Guyot, Lawrence
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-12-30

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  • How to View an Exhibition from a Hot Air Balloon: Nadar at the Paris Salon

    An examination of comic drawings about French Salon paintings created by the famous photographer Nadar (a.k.a. Felix Tournachon, 1820-1910).

    • Contributor: Langbein, Julia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-01
  • James Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, 2011-05-25.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Jones, James Oscar
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-25

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  • Scholarfest S3: Life/Present: Personal & Cultural Identity in a Multicultural World

    As part of the two-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, seven 10-minute rapid-fire "lightning conversations" (followed by 20 minutes of moderated Q&A) covered the topic of personal and cultural identity in a multicultural world.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-06-11
  • Marimba Linda Xelaju: Guatemalan Marimba Music from Maryland

    Marimba Linda Xelaju performs traditional Guatemalan marimba.

    • Contributor: Xelaju, Marimba Linda
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-09-15
  • China Rediscovers its Own History

    Distinguished historian Yu Ying-shih, recipient of the 2006 John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity, presented a talk on the current debate within the Chinese Communist Party on the roles that democracy, tradition, Confucianism and Maoism play in reinterpreting China's history, in light of the development of modern society and a burgeoning economy. The lecture is sponsored by the Library's John W. ...

    • Contributor: Ying Shih, Yu
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-04-24
  • Flory Jagoda and Friends

    Flory Jagoda with Susan Gaeta, Howard Bass, and Tina Chancey, performs traditional Sephardic music from the former Yugoslavia and other parts of the world at the Library of Congress, 2007. videorecording | videorecording ; 52 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). March 21, 2007. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Jagoda, Flory - Bass, Howard - Gaeta, Susan - Chancey, Tina
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Harry Potter, St. Augustine and the Confrontation with Evil

    Library of Congress Maguire Chair Holder Jean Bethke Elshtain discussed St. Augustine's discourse on evil and his rejection of a dualistic universe in which evil is an active, freestanding principle poised against good.

    • Contributor: Elshtain, Jean Bethke
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-11-12
  • Interview with Tory Dent

    Tory Dent is the author of HIV, Mon Amour (1999), which won the 1999 James Laughlin Award. She is also the author of What Silence Equals (1993) and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her honors include grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She received the Rona Jaffe Foundation ...

    • Contributor: Dent, Tory
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-12-07
  • Nazi Propaganda: The Machinery of Evil

    Gabriel Weimann, professor of communication at Haifa University in Israel, explores the period of Nazi seizure of power in 1933 and their takeover of all communications in Germany, turning them into a sophisticated propaganda machine.

    • Contributor: Weimann, Gabriel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-18
  • Michael Connelly

    • Contributor: Connelly, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Poet Laureate Civil War Reading

    Natasha Trethewey reads historically focused poems in celebration of "The Civil War in America" exhibition at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Trethewey, Natasha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-01-30
  • Interview with Joshua Weiner

    Joshua Weiner, who received the Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, was director of the Writing Program at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and now teaches at Northwestern University. His first book of poetry, "The World's Room," was published in the Phoenix Poets Series.

    • Contributor: Weiner, Joshua
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000-12-01
  • Traditional Classical Persian Music

    A concert of traditional classical Persian music by Nader Majd & Farshid Mahjour.

    • Contributor: Majd, Nader
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-04-16