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  • James Monroe Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Catalog Record

    The life of a city early films of New York, 1898-1906 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Derived from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress, presents forty-five films of New York that were made during the period from 1898 to 1906 by the Edison Company and the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Features selected bibliographies on New York and early motion pictures. Includes historical information about turn-of-the-century New York City and the United States.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • Interview with Actor Christopher Reeve

    Parade magazine Editor Walter Anderson interviewed actor Christopher Reeve. The goal is to create a record that gives viewers a sense of America at the turn of the millennium and what we thought about.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999-10-26
  • President McKinley's funeral cortege at Washington, D.C. /

    The photographer covered the subject, the funeral cortege of President McKinley, from many different positions along the line of march. The people shown are those who preceded the hearse and those who followed after it. First come the walking military (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard) [end of part 2], and then ranking military dignitaries who immediately precede the hearse. Following the escorted hearse ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Sam Hamill Reads His Poetry

    Sam Hamill looks beyond the surface meaning of the words in this program. "What propels us through the poem is the emotion which gets expressed as rhythm," he tells a small group of students. "Precise emotion and precise words are needed in poetry." Hamill reads and discusses translations of ancient classical Asian poets.

    • Contributor: Hamill, Sam
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989-04-28
  • Ian Morris: 2014 National Book Festival

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

    • Contributor: Morris, Ian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1992-08-30
  • Denise Levertov Reads Her Poetry

    Denise Levertov (1923-1997) was born in Ilford, Essex, England. Educated entirely at home, she became a civilian nurse in World War II, serving in London throughout the bombings. Levertov emigrated to the United States in 1941. She received early encouragement and guidance from T.S. Eliot, Robert Creeley, William Carlos Williams and Kenneth Rexroth. In 1956, she became a U. S. citizen. During the 1960s ...

    • Contributor: Levertov, Denise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988-05-27
  • Louise Gluck Reads Her Poetry

    Louise Gluck explains that she is a lyric poet who loves editing. After discussing writer's block and her early work, she reads in Part I from First Born (1983), The House on Marshland (1975), and Descending Figure (1980). In Part II, she continues with poems from Descending Figure and The Triumph of Achilles (1987). In Part III, Ms. Gluck discusses poems by others that ...

    • Contributor: Gluck, Louise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988-01-29
  • President McKinley's funeral, 1901.

    Three sequences of the funeral ceremonies held for President William McKinley: Sequence 1: McKinley's body lay in state in the Rotunda of the Capitol, Washington, D.C. on Sept. 17, 1901; views of officers on horseback, the Artillery Band (wearing dark headdresses), a squadron of cavalry, a battalion of artillery and coast artillery, Marine Band (wearing white helmets), battalion of Marines, civilians carrying umbrellas (may ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • TR's inauguration, 1905 [1] /

    Scenes of TR's second inauguration on March 4, 1905 in Washington, D.C.: long panning shots of crowds gathered at the Capitol; on a platform erected on the East Front of the Capitol, Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administers the presidential oath of office to TR as Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court James H. McKenney holds the Bible; TR speaks to crowd. Views of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Down the old Potomac /

    Follows a week-long, 180-mile trip on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal through the Potomac Valley from Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D.C. Includes scenes of the locks in operation; a mile-long, hand-dug tunnel which was built in 1840; coal barges plying the canal; Maryland farming country; Harper's Ferry; and Great Falls.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • John Tyler Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Allen Ginsberg Reads His Poetry

    Allen Ginsberg discusses his work and the poets who influenced him, including Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams. Born in Newark, NJ in 1926, Ginsberg became a major figure in American poetry in the late 1950s after his book, Howl and Other Poems, was published. Along with his friends William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac, Ginsberg was part the Beat Movement. In ...

    • Contributor: Ginsburg, Allen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988-04-29
  • Silent Film Clip of Captain Pearl R. Nye

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1938-00-00
  • Visitor Orientation Film

    The Visitor Orientation film presents an introduction and basic overview to the Library of Congress. Highlighted are the Library's beginnings with Thomas Jefferson's book donation; CRS; interlibrary loaning with cataloging records database; Copyright Office; preservation initiative; and NDL.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1997-05-23
  • Andrew Jackson Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Michael Harper Reads His Poetry

    Michael S. Harper, Professor of English at Brown University, is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Dear John, Dear Coltrane and Healing Song for the Inner Ear. He has been the recipient of the Governor's Poetry Award and a Doctorate of Letters from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire; he was named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library; ...

    • Contributor: Harper, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989-02-24
  • Rita Dove Reads Her Poetry

    Rita Dove reads her poems and discusses their sources with a small group of students. The poems are selected from Thomas and Beulah (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1986) which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and from her earlier books: The Yellow House on the Corner (1980), Museum (Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1983), and a book of short stories: Fifth Sunday (University Press of Virginia, 1985).

    • Contributor: Dove, Rita
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989-01-26
  • Interview with Disney Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner

    Parade magazine Editor Walter Anderson interviewed Disney Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner. Eisner was asked to consider what we should have in mind as we enter the next century; what are the moral, academic and technological challenges we must face; and how should face them.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999-10-05
  • Millard Fillmore & Maps

    Interview

    • Contributor: Van Ee, Patricia Molen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Post man delivering mail, U.S.P.O. /

    "This film shows the delivery of the U.S. mail, in a rural area. A two-horse vehicle, with a sign reading "U.S. Mail," appears on the scene. The postal employee gets out of the vehicle and places mail in a standard metal mail box. A woman comes out of her house and removes the mail from the mail box, then buys stamps from the mail ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • James Garfield Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Sellers, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • William McKinley Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Sellers, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Benjamin Harrison Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Sellers, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Poetry and American Memory

    With this lecture on "Poetry and American Memory," Mr. Pinsky officially opened the Library's 1998-1999 poetry and literature series.

    • Contributor: Pinsky, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1998-10-08