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  • Dorothy Height

    • Contributor: Height, Dorothy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Iranians Writing and Publishing Today, At Home and Abroad

    Iranian novelist Moniro Ravanipour, author and publisher Babak Takhti, author Shahryar Mandanipour and playwright Ezzat Goushegir participated in a panel discussion on "Iranians Writing and Publishing Today, At Home and Abroad" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division and the University of Maryland Center for Persian Studies.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-04-25
  • Diana Gabaldon

    • Contributor: Gabaldon, Diana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Edward P. Jones: Bookfest 04

    Author Edward P. Jones speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Jones, Edward P.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-04
  • The Folklore Behind Ecology, or Why Scientists in Ecology Need Help from Folklorists

    Our laws, policies and the fundamental scientific ideas about nature derive from ancient myths and modern folklore. We "save" endangered species and manage our natural resources based on beliefs about a balance of nature that never existed and is continually disproved by scientific observations, but strangely still forms much of the basis of the science of ecology. In his Benjamin Botkin Lecture sponsored by ...

    • Contributor: Botkin, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-05
  • Dana Stabenow

    Dana Stabenow speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Stabenow, Dana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

    • Contributor: Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Pat Mora

    • Contributor: Mora, Pat
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Richard Peck, Part 1

    • Contributor: Peck, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Marie Arana

    • Contributor: Arana, Marie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Quick to the Party: Southern Jews and the Americanization of Hanukkah

    Registrants attending the 32nd annual conference of the Southern Jewish Historical Society came to the Library as guests of the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, to learn about Judaic treasures in the Library's collections. Peggy Pearlstein, head of the Hebraic Section, gave an overview of Judaica at the Library and spoke about the historic significance of documents on display from the Hebraic ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-02
  • Learning from the FSA Collection

    Suggestions for using the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) Photograph Collection at the Library of Congress to support research. Includes case studies of the photographic documentation of the tenant farm community of Gee's Bend in Alabama by Arthur Rothstein in 1937 and of the New Mexico Hispanic community of Las Trampas by John Collier in 1943.

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-13
  • Alma Powell

    Alma Powell at the 2003 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Powell, Alma
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • School Gardens

    Constance Carter, head of the Science Reference Section at the Library of Congress, describes the history of the school garden in America and offers reasons why school gardens are making a comeback.

    • Contributor: Carter, Constance
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-10-01
  • 100 Years of Hebrew Poetry

    Poet and anthologist Peter Cole reads from his poems and discusses the history of Hebrew poetry.

    • Contributor: Cole, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-05
  • Gateway to Knowledge Travelling Exhibition

    A specially-designed 18-wheel truck brought treasures and information from the Library of Congress into cities and towns across America. Beginning in September 2010, the "Gateway to Knowledge" rolling exhibition visited sites in states across the Midwest, South, and Northeast through September 2011, concluding its tour where it began, at the Library of Congress National Book Festival. The truck, staffed and driven by two docents ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-29
  • Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

    Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver perform bluegrass and gospel music from Tennessee, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Lawson, Doyle
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-09-13
  • A Conversation with Stetson Kennedy

    Pioneering folklorist, social activist and writer Stetson Kennedy, of Jacksonville, Fla., discussed his long and wide-ranging career and explored the theme of "Building Democracy in America" in a lecture presented by the American Folklife Center as part of its Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series. The event was co-sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP. The program was introduced by Peggy Bulger, director of the American ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005-05-24
  • Heloise

    Heloise speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Heloise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. International Boundary: Panels 4, 5 & 6

    Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which will explore the history and culture of regions, communities and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. Panel 4: Cultural Manifestations of the Border includes Laurie Ricou speaking on "Border Songs of Cascadia: Rain, Rivering, and Raven in the Pacific Northwest" and Nora Foster Stoval on "'American ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-16
  • Sagas and Daily Life in the Icelandic Commonwealth, Part II

    The Library of Congress and the Cornell University Library sponsored a scholarly symposium on Old Norse sagas. The symposium, "Saga Literature and the Shaping of Icelandic Culture," featured five sessions presented by distinguished scholars in the field of Old Icelandic studies. Today's session, "Sagas and Daily Life in the Icelandic Commonwealth," featured Jenny Jochens, United States: "Gudridr Thorbjarnardottir: Transmitter of Pagan Culture and Christian ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000-05-24
  • Surati: Classical and Folk Indian Dance from New Jersey

    Surati performs Indian classial and folk dance from New Jersey, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Surati Dance Group
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-11-19
  • Reflections on the First Baseball Classic of 2006

    Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria, sterling professor of comparative literature at Yale University, presented "Reflections on the First World Baseball Classic of 2006" in a program sponsored by the Hispanic Division. A major literary critic of Spanish and Latin American Literature, he is an expert on baseball and the author of "The Pride of Havana," winner of the Dave Moore Award of Best Baseball Book in ...

    • Contributor: Gonzalez Echevarria, Roberto
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-06-30
  • Ink and Pixel: A Cartoon View of Campaign 2012

    Editorial cartoonists from the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New Orleans Times-Picayune and Pocho.com discuss the highlights and challenges of creating cartoons, representing opinions from both left and right of center, during the 2012 presidential campaign.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-13
  • Fashion & Politics in Postcolonial Argentina

    Regina Root discusses her new book "Couture and Consensus: Fashion and Politics in Postcolonial Argentina" (University of Minnesota Press, 2010).

    • Contributor: Root, Regina
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-07