• Voyage of the St. Louis

    A panel discussion on the 75th anniversary of the sailing of the refugee ship the St. Louis, "the saddest ship afloat" (New York Times). On May 13, 1939, over 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany left Hamburg, Germany. Turned away from Cuba, the U.S, and Canada, the St. Louis returned to Europe, a symbol of the world's indifference to the gathering Holocaust.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-19
  • No Exit From Pakistan

    Daniel Markey tells the story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Pakistan's internal strife has threatened U.S. security and international peace and its rapidly growing population, nuclear arsenal and relationships with China and India will continue to make it an important player in America's geopolitical strategy.

    • Contributor: Markey, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-01-30
  • Searching for Life in the Universe: What Does it Mean for Humanity?

    The outgoing and incoming Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chairs in Astrobiology -- David H. Grinspoon and Steven J. Dick -- discuss the societal implications of the search for life in the universe.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-01-28
  • 75th Anniversary of the Hispanic Reading Room

    The Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress celebrates its 75th anniversary and the 78th anniversary of the "Handbook of Latin American Studies." HLAS, prepared since 1939 at the Hispanic Division and published by the University of Texas Press in Austin, is an authoritative annual, annotated bibliography in the humanities and social sciences. Speakers included James H. Billington, Georgette Dorn, Deborah Jakubs, Franklin ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-23
  • Empty Sleeves & Bloody Shirts: Disabled Civil War Veterans & Presidential Campaigns, 1864-1880

    Erin Corrales-Diaz examined political cartoons that interpreted war-induced disability during and after the American Civil War.

    • Contributor: Corrales Diaz, Erin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-14
  • In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling the Global Economy

    Author Larry Doyle exposes the shortcomings of an ineffectual financial regulatory system that brought about the Wall Street meltdown in 2008 and writes that he believes the corrupt relationship between Wall Street and Washington served the interests of the financial industry and failed to protect investors, consumers and the American taxpayer.

    • Contributor: Doyle, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-06-05
  • Poets & Patriotism: The 200th Birthday of the Star-Spangled Banner

    Internationally-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson presented a special program commemorating the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. The program included American music from colonial days to the present, rare historical documents from the Library's extensive collections. Hampson was joined by the University of Michigan Alumni Chorus, Mark Clague (University of Michigan) and pianist Matthew Thompson.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-03
  • Stew

    In a special appearance, Stew discusses his career as a playwright, songwriter, poet and lyricist. Adrien-Alice Hansel talks with him about the song lyric as poem and as a dramatic text, and takes a look at some interesting recent projects -- his song cycle "Brooklyn Omnibus" and a new show written for the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival, "Family Album."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-23
  • Phil Wiggins and Corey Harris

    videorecording | videorecording ; 17 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). The first portion of this video is instrumental. The song, "Pony Blues" composed by Charley Patton begins at 5:50 minutes, followed by "Everybody Got to Change Sometime" composed by Taj Mahal and "Lynch Blues" composed by Correy Harris. (Content). ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wiggins, Phil - Harris, Corey - Patton, Charley - Taj Mahal (Musician)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Simeon Booker and Moses James Newson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Washington, D.C., 2011-07-13.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Booker, Simeon - Newson, Moses J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-07-13

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  • Magna Carta: Rule of Law in the Contemporary World - Civil Liberties & Surveillance

    As a part of a symposium on the enduring legacy of Magna Carta, an expert panel discussed rule of law as it relates to contemporary issues surrounding civil liberties and surveillance.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran

    Ulrich Marzolph spoke about printed materials in 19th Century Iran.

    • Contributor: Marzolph, Ulrich
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-23
  • D. W. Groethe -- Cowboy songs and poetry from Montana

    D. W. Groethe performs cowboy songs and poetry from Montana at the Library of Congress, July 20, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 58 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 20, 2005. (Date). Groethe, a working cowboy, performs his own compositions as well as traditional songs. (Content). D. W. Groethe was born and grew up in western North Dakota, the third generation descendant of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Groethe, D. W. - Swaney, Alexandra - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • World Christianity, Immigration & the U.S.: The Non-Western Church Comes to America

    Four religion scholars discuss the interconnectivity of the current state of world Christianity, immigration to the U.S. from the Global South, and the impact on American religion, particularly Christianity. How are the diverse practices of immigrants changing the landscape of American religion, culture and society?

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-26
  • The Persian Book of Kings: Vicissitudes of a Foundational Text in Iranian Culture

    Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak discussed "The Persian Book of Kings" as part of the Library's "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition.

    • Contributor: Karimi Hakkak, Ahmad
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-25
  • Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth (Morning, Day 2)

    Kluge Center Astrobiology Chair Steven Dick convenes scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians from around the world for a two-day symposium at the Library of Congress to explore how we prepare to face new knowledge that may challenge our very conceptions of life and our place in the universe. Day 2/morning speakers included Constance Bertka, Mark Lupisella, Carol Cleland, Susan Schneider, Robin Lovin and Guy ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-19
  • Recital: Valerie Tryon, Piano

    The Library celebrated the bicentennials of composers Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi with lecture/recital double-bill. In the recital, Valerie Tryon performed a range of these works that draws on the Library's substantial holdings. In addition to Lisztian encounters with Verdi and Wagner, Tryon included several unique works based on the music of Mozart and Allegri.

    • Contributor: Tryon, Valerie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-09
  • How to Make a Digital Talking Book

    Phillip Carbo demonstrates how to make an NLS digital talking book (DTB). This video is intended for network library staff and volunteers who create DTBs for use by NLS patrons. An NLS DTB must meet specific requirements so that they will properly function with the Library's digital talking book interfaces, the hardware players and the BARD Mobile applications. This tutorial demonstrates the key elements ...

    • Contributor: Carbo, Phillip
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-01
  • [Joshua Rifkin in an interview with Denise Gallo]

    videorecording | 1 digital video file (54 min., 42 sec.) : sd., col. | Title supplied by cataloger. Interviewer: Denise Gallo; pianist/conductor: Joshua Rifkin. Recorded in the Recording Laboratory, Motion Picture Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Sept. 5, 2006. (Venue). Courtesy of Joshua Rifkin. (Copyright Notice). In an interview with Denise Gallo, Library of Congress, pianist/conductor Joshua Rifkin discusses his musical ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Rifkin, Joshua - Gallo, Denise P.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006

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  • Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium Session 2

    In Session 2 of the symposium, a panel discusses archival description. The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aims to energize the discussion of ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic strategies for contemporary archival realities. It will also provide a forum for new voices to present and discuss emerging archival initiatives as well as case studies focused on several key topics for ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-26
  • From Terra to Terabytes: Popular Cartography, and Military and Intelligence Cartography (Morning, Day 1)

    Day One, morning sessions of the annual conference of the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society of the Library of Congress, established in 1995 as an association of collectors, geographers, historians and map enthusiasts, with a shared interest in supporting the programs and activities of the Library's Geography and Map Division. Speakers (including Mark Monmonier, Stephen Hornsby, James Akerman and Ralph Ehrenberg) presented a sweeping ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-15
  • 2014 Junior Fellows

    An overview of the Summer 2014 Junior Fellows program at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-11-18
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: It Might as Well Be Spring

    In the third episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein examines the creative process of songwriting via "It Might as Well Be Spring" from the film "State Fair," which won an Academy Award for Best Song. Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • Conversation with Rosanne Cash & Natasha Trethewey

    Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey discusses music, poetry and creativity with country musician Rosanne Cash.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-07
  • American Democracy & the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters

    As part of Law Day 2014, Jeffrey Rosen discusses American democracy and the rule of law in commemoration of the impending 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    • Contributor: Rosen, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-01