• Who Are the Copts?

    Bishop Angaelos delivered a presentation on the Copts, the native Christians of Egypt.

    • Contributor: Angaelos, Bishop
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-21
  • Elsa Cross: 2008 National Book Festival

    Poet Elsa Cross appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Cross, Elsa
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • "They Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder and the Rage for Vengeance

    The assassination of the 16th president is one of the singular events in American history, and historian Anthony Pitch uses primary source material to document and reveal previously unknown facts about Lincoln's death; the murder of his secretary of state, William Seward; and the events that led to the torturous incarceration of John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators. According to Pitch, Lincoln was under threat of ...

    • Contributor: Pitch, Anthony
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-20
  • Assembling a generator, Westinghouse works /

    A group of men work on various parts of a large generator, assembling the pieces. A crane carries a large piece of the generator over to the rest of the machine, and the men guide it down to assemble it. The crane brings two other pieces to the machine and lays them down where they belong.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Selma, Alabama, 2011-05-31.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Avery, Anne Pearl
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-31

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  • Casting a guide box, Westinghouse works /

    A large bucket full of molten material is poured into a large container, possibly a mold, by a group of men using machinery. Some other men stoke the fire under the container. When finished pouring, the men lift the bucket up from the container and take it away on a crane. Two men put prods down repeatedly into the container, while others lay covers ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Taylor Branch: 2013 National Book Festival

    Taylor Branch appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Branch, Taylor
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Taha Husayn's Intellectual Legacy in the Arab World

    Egyptian writer and scholar Taha Husayn (1889-1973) devoted his life to intellectual freedom and the introduction of Western learning into his country. His body of work, which focused on Islamic and Arabic history and literature, had a profound effect on scholarship in the Arab and non-Arab world. Scholars lecture on various aspects of Husayn's writings including his autobiography and the themes of Islamiyyat (Islamic ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-23
  • Jack and the beanstalk /

    From Edison films catalog: A grand spectacular performance in nine scenes and one tableau, illustrating the most popular fairy story ever written.... From this very simple and popular fairy tale we have produced a most pleasing, interesting and mirth producing play in motion pictures, introducing therein many surprising new tricks and dissolving effects. The subject was carefully studied, and every scene posed with a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • European rest cure /

    From Edison films catalog: On the gangplack of one of the large ocean liners leaving New York is shown an old gentleman kissing his wife and daughter good-bye before leaving on a tour abroad for a much needed rest from business cares and troubles. A great crowd of people are next shown waving farewells to departing friends and relatives as the big steamer leaves ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • The Jewish Book Since the Invention of Printing

    A lecture by Dr. Emile Schrijver on the history of the Jewish book since the invention of printing.

    • Contributor: Schrijver, Emile
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-25
  • Katherine Dunham on "Shango"

    In this series of clips recorded in September 2002, Katherine Dunham speaks about her influence on American dance; dance anthropology; her anthropological films; Shango; L'Ag'Ya; the Mazouk from L'Ag'Ya; the need for a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the "pole through the body" in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium: Morning Session

    The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Nigeria Peoples Forum-USA jointly hosted the Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium -- Developing Nigeria's Power Sector: Strategies, Challenges and Impact.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-10-10
  • Sue Monk Kidd

    • Contributor: Kidd, Sue Monk
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Manil Suri: 2013 National Book Festival

    Manil Suri appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Suri, Manil
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Multiculturalism and the Rule of Law: Law Day 2010

    In recognition of Law Day 2010, the Law Library of Congress will present a program titled "You Be the Judge: Cross-Cultural Issues in the Courts." In this engaging and highly interactive presentation, audience members use hand-held technology to "vote" on the outcome of vignettes drawn from real cases and presented by an inter-disciplinary panel of some of the nation's leading cross-cultural experts.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-03
  • Fishing smacks /

    From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully reproduced.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Esquimaux leap-frog /

    The film, photographed from a single camera position, shows buildings resembling igloos on ice floes, in front of which persons clothed as Eskimos play a game of leapfrog. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SCENE IN THE ESQUIMAUX VILLAGE. Ungulado. [code for telegraphic orders]. This shows several Esquimaux at the game of "Misheetak," or leap frog, which differs somewhat from the civilized game, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • W.S. Merwin, Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry Recipient, Reads From His Works

    Celebrated poet W.S. Merwin received the 2006 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry and read selections of his work in a program sponsored by the Library's Poetry and Literature Center. The prize, the ninth to be given, was awarded to Merwin for his book "Present Company," published in 2005 by Copper Canyon. The 2006 Bobbitt Prize is awarded for the most distinguished book ...

    • Contributor: Merwin, W.S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-10-31
  • Twelfth Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture

    Edward Alexander, retired Foreign Service officer and author, delivered the Twelfth Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture, "Diplomacy and the Armenian Factor." Alexander's diplomatic career began soon after the end of World War II and lasted into the late 1980s. He anecdotally narrated his dealings with Soviet, Turkish and other diplomatic staff he met on his journeys. By using his Armenian language heritage as a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-04-28
  • U.S. battleship "Indiana" /

    From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken at the Dry Tortugas, and shows the most powerful fighting machine in the world to-day as she lies at anchor taking on coal. The decks are covered with marines and sailors. An immense barge lies along side, from which a large gang of negroes are hustling "King coal" into the battleship, on whose decks the coal passers ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Jack Kemp & the Reagan Revolutionaries in the House I

    The Jack Kemp Foundation and the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress co-hosted this symposium that brought together colleagues of Republican Congressman Jack Kemp, along with journalists who covered his career, to elicit and record their recollections and reflections upon Kemp's successes and failures as a leader in Congress, and his place in the history of the Reagan Revolution, the Republican ...

    • Contributor: Kondracke, Morton
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-06
  • Immaculee Ilibagiza: 2008 National Book Festival

    Author Immaculee Ilibagiza speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Ilibagiza, Immaculee
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: Bow and curtsy (Salutations)

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:14 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird. See: p. 75 in Dodworth, A. Dancing and its relations to education and social life (#186), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Ever Faithful: Race, Loyalty, and the Ends of Empire in Spanish Cuba

    Discussing his new book, David Sartorius explored the relationship between political allegiance and race in 19th-century Cuba. Challenging assumptions that loyalty to the Spanish empire was the exclusive province of the white Cuban elite, he examines the free and enslaved people of African descent who actively supported colonialism. By claiming loyalty, many black and mulatto Cubans attained some degree of social mobility, legal freedom, ...

    • Contributor: Sartorius, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-30