• A Public Trust at Risk: Findings of the Heritage Health Index

    The Heritage Health Index, published in 2005, was the first survey to assess the condition of U.S. collections held by institutions, large and small, from internationally renowned art museums and research libraries to local historical societies and archives. Heritage Preservation, the country's leading conservation advocate, conducted the study in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services. To date, 25,000 copies of A ...

    • Contributor: Laise, Kristen Overbeck
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-07-16
  • Luci Tapahonso

    • Contributor: Tapahonso, Luci
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • One Place: Paul Kwilecki & Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia

    While Paul Kwilecki (1928-2009) ranks among the most important American documentary photographers of the twentieth century, he is also one of the least well-known. "One Place" is about the evolution of an artist and the life of a community in southwest Georgia. Paul Kwilecki's years of photographing and writing about the place where he lived produced a body of work that not only reflects ...

    • Contributor: Rankin, Tom
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-30
  • 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
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko: 2006 National Book Festival

    Yevgeny Yevtushenko speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Yevtushenko, Yevgeny
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Conversation with the Elias String Quartet

    Donald Grant, violin, and Martin Saving, viola, of the Elias Quartet, discuss their work and the music of Haydn, Kurtag, and Beethoven.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-07
  • Libraries and Human Development in Haiti: The Work of Fondation Connaissance et Liberte (FOKAL)

    FOKAL (Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty) supports 35 community libraries throughout Haiti from Port-Salut to Pestel to Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitian. From its humble beginnings, it has grown to be an organization that also supports arts and culture programming, has a debate program, and supports grassroots initiatives and water projects. How has this organization impacted Haiti and through its work strengthened the roots of a ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-06-10
  • HABS: Planning for the Future (Afternoon Session)

    2008 marks the 75th anniversary of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), America's first federal historic preservation program. The HABS mission is to create a public archive of America's architectural heritage, consisting of measured drawings, historical reports and large-format black-and-white photographs. Speakers for the afternoon session "Planning for the Future" were Anne Weber, a senior associate with Farewell, Mills, Gatsch Architects in Princeton, N.J.; ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-14
  • Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (Spanish)

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the third of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience. (Spanish language version)

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-11-19
  • The Amman Message: A Magisterium for Islam?

    Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick discusses the similarities between Muslim and Christian quests for common understanding among adherents of each religion.

    • Contributor: McCarrick, Theodore E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-16
  • Ellen Sabin: 2011 National Book Festival

    Ellen Sabin appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Sabin, Ellen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Poetry 180

    • Contributor: Collins, Billy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Kay Ryan: 2008 National Book Festival

    Kay Ryan, Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2008-2009, speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Island in a Storm: A Rising Sea, A Vanishing Coast and a Nineteenth Century Disaster That Warns of a Warmer World

    In the mid-19th century, the Isle Derniere was emerging as an exclusive summer resort near the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. About 100 miles from New Orleans, it attracted the most prominent members of antebellum Louisiana society. Without warning, on Aug. 10, 1856, a ferocious hurricane swept across the island, killing half of its 400 inhabitants. Sallenger traces the link between the environmental ...

    • Contributor: Sallenger, Abby
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-16
  • Bryan Collier: 2014 National Book Festival

    Bryan Collier appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Collier, Bryan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • The House: The History of the U.S. House of Representatives

    Historian Robert V. Remini discussed his recently published book, "The House: The History of the U.S. House of Representatives." Remini's single-volume history traces the development of the House of Representatives from a struggling, nascent body to the venerable powerhouse it has become over the past two centuries. The history is told through the lens of America's first through 108th federal Congresses--from the House's origins ...

    • Contributor: Remini, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-05-09
  • Ted Kooser: Out of the Ordinary

    Ted Kooser, Poet Laureate and winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, closes out the 2004-2005 literary season with an hour-long exhibition of wit and award-winning poetry style.

    • Contributor: Kooser, Ted
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-05-05
  • Folklore and Seeing: Photographs from Cummins Prison

    In two separate decisions in 1969 and 1970, Holt v. Sarver I and II, U.S. District Judge J. Smith Henley declared the Arkansas prison system unconstitutional on the grounds that it was cruel and unusual punishment. This was the first time a state's prison system had been declared illegal, and the first time that a Federal judge ordered a state to radically change the ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, Bruce
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-25
  • Robert MacNeil: Book Fest 05

    Author Robert MacNeil at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Macneil, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Jules Feiffer: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author and cartoonist Jules Feiffer appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Feiffer, Jules
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Theodore Taylor III: 2014 National Book Festival

    Theodore Taylor III appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Taylor Iii, Theodore
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Jim Lehrer, Part 1

    • Contributor: Lehrer, Jim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Cataloging Principles and RDA: Resource Description and Access

    The second in a series on RDA: Resource Description and Access, the next generation cataloging code designed for the digital environment. This presentation deals with the cataloging principles that have influenced the development of RDA; the challenges they present to the international sharing of bibliographic and authority data; and the challenges they present to the developers of RDA.

    • Contributor: Tillett, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-06-10
  • Linda Sue Park: Book Fest 05

    Author Linda Sue Park at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Park, Linda Sue
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Ashley Bryan

    • Contributor: Bryan, Ashley
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12