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  • Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee /

    From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken at Washington, in front of the Navy Department, and shows Secretary of the Navy Long and Captain Sigsbee of the ill-fated "Maine" coming down the steps. As they reach the bottom a waiting attaché approaches the Secretary and hands him a letter. In the meantime Capt. Sigsbee and his friend walk toward the immediate foreground, in earnest ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Asian-American Poetry Today

    Japanese-American poet Garrett Hongo reads his work followed by a moderated discussion.

    • Contributor: Hongo, Garrett
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-13
  • Liz Carpenter

    • Contributor: Carpenter, Liz
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Finding Hot Towers in Hurricanes

    Owen Kelley discussed the science, the technology and the researcher who coined the term "hot tower" 50 years ago. During the past decade, NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite has been able to collect definitive statistics on the association of hot towers (towering thunderclouds) and hurricane intensification.

    • Contributor: Kelley, Owen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-10
  • Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters?

    Stephen Hess surveys how journalism has changed between the publication of his first book on Washington journalists in 1978 to today, in conjunction with the release of his new book.

    • Contributor: Hess, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-20
  • Technofiles: Music, Technology & the Entrepreneur

    Panos Panay discusses the intersection of creativity, technology and business. Case Rae discusses issues presenting both challenges and opportunities for creative entrepreneurs in the digital marketplace. David Dufresne, Emilien Moyon, Ethna Schiff and Nick Susi talk about the real-life, first-hand experience of investing in their own ideas while managing their risk.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-11-05
  • The Life of a Poet: Carl Phillips

    As part of new series, "The Life of a Poet," the Washington Post Fiction Editor Ron Charles conducts an in-depth interview with poet Carl Phillips.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-06
  • Martha Raddatz: Book Fest 07

    Martha Raddatz in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Raddatz, Martha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Catalog Record

    Inside an American factory films of the Westinghouse works, 1904 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "The Westinghouse Works Collection contains 21 actuality films showing various views of Westinghouse companies. Most prominently featured are the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, and the Westinghouse Machine Company. The films were intended to showcase the company's operations. Exterior and interior shots of the factories are shown along with scenes of male and female workers performing their duties at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • Beyond Hubble: A New Era of Astronomy with the James Webb Space Telescope

    NASA's Amber Straughn, whose broad interests include galaxy formation and evolution, will discuss a new space-bsed telescope with improved technologies.

    • Contributor: Straughn, Amber
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-21
  • Terrance Hayes

    As part of the ongoing series, Terrance Hayes gives a lecture on poetry.

    • Contributor: Hayes, Terrance
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-01-22
  • Philip Levine Gives Inaugural Reading as U.S. Poet Laureate

    Philip Levine, whose poetry has honored the working man for almost half a century, gives his inaugural reading as the 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the Laureate's appointment on Aug. 10.

    • Contributor: Levine, Philip
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-17
  • Legendary Folk Singer Odetta

    Peggy Bulger, director of the American Folklife Center, interviews folk singer Odetta, who was presented with the Living Legend Award by the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Holmes Felious Gordon, Odetta
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-11-03
  • Pillow fight /

    From F.M. Prescott catalog: A comic subject, clear, bright and characteristic. Shows four girls in their night dresses, engaged in an animated pillow fight. During the action the pillows become torn, and the feathers fly over their heads and about the room in great numbers, producing with the white dresses and the black background a novel effect. Sharp, full of action, and popular in ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Crusader and Ottoman Fortress at Acre

    Shelley-Anne Peleg, director of the International Conservation Center of the Israel Antiquities Authority, discussed the center's ongoing archaeological exploration of the Crusader-era city of Acre. Acre remains a thriving community with extensive Ottoman-era buildings, which are now historic structures in their own right.

    • Contributor: Peleg, Shelley Anne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-04-20
  • TR on Fifth Avenue, New York, near St. Patrick's Cathedral after attending Mayor Mitchel's funeral /

    As an honorary pallbearer at the funeral of former New York City Mayor John P. Mitchel on July 11, 1918, TR appears with other funeral participants on Fifth Avenue. Surrounded by men in formal dress, TR speaks briefly with unidentified military officer; standing in group are men tentatively identified as Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University, and financier George W. Perkins, both pallbearers ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • On the Nature of Celebrity: Franz Liszt, Niccolo Paganini & Lady Gaga

    A panel discussion on the nature of musical celebrity throughout the ages, featuring Mathieu Deflem of the University of South Carolina, Denise Gallo of the Library of Congress Music Division and Robert Aubrey Davis of WETA.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-19
  • Nancy Farmer, Part 1

    • Contributor: Farmer, Nancy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Sikh Conference: Achievements of Extraordinary Sikh Women in Art

    The Library's Sikh conference continued with a session on "Achievements of Extraordinary Sikh Women in Art." The even was sponsored by the Kaur Foundation under the auspices of the Library's Asian Division and Asian Division Friends Society.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-06-18
  • 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
  • Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    • Contributor: Gates Jr., Henry Louis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name

    In 1507 Martin Waldessmuller created a map that depicted what was then known as "the fourth part of the world"; the other three parts being Asia, Europe and Africa. One thousand copies were printed but only one remains, discovered by accident in the library of a German castle in 1901. One hundred two years later, the Library of Congress purchased it for $10 million ...

    • Contributor: Lester, Toby
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-11-05
  • The mystic swing /

    From Edison films catalog: The professor shows his power to Mephisto by mysteriously placing a young lady in a swing. Mephisto then shows his power by making the young lady disappear from the swing, to the surprise of the professor. The professor makes another mystic pass and produces a second young lady then in the swing, and also a skeleton. 60 feet. $9.00.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy

    Considered one of America's leading authorities on children's books, historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus discusses his new book, "Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy" (Candlewick Press, 2009), during a program at the Library of Congress. Marcus' special guest is National Ambassador for Young People's Literature (www.childrensbookambassador.com) Jon Scieszka, himself a writer of some of the funniest books for children, including "The Stinky ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-20
  • Literary Birthday Celebration: Langston Hughes

    Poets Dolores Kendrick and Evie Shockley celebrate the birthday of American poet Langston Hughes by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-01