• Kay Ryan: 2009 National Book Festival

    U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Poet Laureate Kay Ryan's Farewell Reading

    Poet Laureate Kay Ryan concludes her second and final term as Poet Laureate at the Library of Congress with a reading from her newest volume of poetry "The Best of It: New and Selected Poems," published in March 2010. During Ryan's highly successful two-year tenure as the 16th Poet Laureate of the United States, she launched "Poetry for the Mind's Joy," a project that ...

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-20
  • The Many Rooms of Bach's Suites

    Daniel Boomhower discusses Bach.

    • Contributor: Boomhower, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-28
  • Thomas Mallon

    • Contributor: Mallon, Thomas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Interview with Rosanne Wagner, Naples, Italy, December 2, 2001 (part 1 of 2)

    • Contributor: Wagner, Rosanne - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-12-02
  • Calf branding /

    The cameraman placed his camera near a fire where some branding irons were being heated. As the film begins, three men can be seen going through the various operations of branding calves. In the background is a large herd of cattle.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Paolo Ventura: Winter Stories

    A conversation among Ventura; Denise Wolff and Renato Miracco. The book depicts scenes from the memory of an old circus performer as he looks back on his life. The event was co-sponsored by the Library's Prints and Photographs Division and Center for the Book, and the Embassy of Italy.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-12
  • Between European and Ottoman: Hellenic Grand Dragomans, Roman Subjects, and Classical Ruins at the Turn of the 18th Century

    By the nineteenth century, philhellenic Europeans had appropriated the classical Greek world as their distinct cultural patrimony. However, sources composed in the late 1600s and early 1700s by Ottoman dignitaries, Greek Orthodox intellectuals, and French and English travelers reveal a more fluid period when the Greco-Roman tradition exerted an influence on the perceptions all these (sometimes overlapping) groups had of themselves and one another. ...

    • Contributor: Leal, Karen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-08-20
  • 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
  • Craig Hatkoff: 2009 National Book Festival

    Award-winning children's author Craig Hatkoff appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hatkoff, Craig
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Andrea Beaty: 2014 National Book Festival

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

    • Contributor: Beaty, Andrea
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Uri Caine Trio

    videorecording | videorecording ; 101 min | The Uri Caine Trio performs at the Atlas Performing Center in Washington, D.C. (Content). Recorded May 22, 2010 (Date). Admired for original compositions and reinventions, jazz pianist and composer Uri Caine brings an eclectic array of disciplines and influences to his music. His classical and jazz training and his poetic sense combine in ambitious hybrids that are ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Caine, Uri
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Philip Levine: 2012 National Book Festival

    Poet Laureate Philip Levine appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Levine, Philip
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Discussion on James Madison

    Pulitzer-prize winning historian Jack N. Rakove discusses Madison, his work, and his influence in an interview with Manuscript Division Chief Jim Hutson.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-12
  • Beginning of a skyscraper /

    The scene is an excavation site in New York City. A large group of workmen with picks and shovels are digging. Carts drawn by pairs of horses can be seen emerging from the smoke in the background. From a contemporary American Mutoscope and Biograph Company catalog: Starting a Skyscraper--New York--26 feet. Taken in the immense excavation for the foundation of the new Macy Building ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Adrian Miller: 2014 National Book Festival

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

    • Contributor: Miller, Adrian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Tom Silva

    Tom Silva speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Silva, Tom
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Amos C. Brown oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in San Francisco, California, 2013-03-02.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Brown, Amos C. (Amos Cleophilus)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-02

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  • Michael Feinstein on Musicals & Songs at the Library of Congress, Series 1 – Rodgers & Hammerstein, Episode 1 – Introduction & Oklahoma!

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 9 min. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael - Horowitz, Mark Eden
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Ben Payton and the Thundering Harps

    Ben Payton's voice resonates with a passion for life and his skills as a guitarist evoke the tradition of the original Delta blues greats such as Robert Johnson, Tommy Johnson, Charley Patton and Son House. He performs with Steve Chester on rhythm guitar, Cyndi Clark on conga drums and Kindrick Hart on electric bass.

    • Contributor: Payton, Ben
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-05-25
  • Bob Adelman: 2014 National Book Festival

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

    • Contributor: Adelman, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Touching History - Pianos in Perspective

    videorecording | videorecording ; 98 min | Dr. Frank P. Baer, curator of historic instruments at the German National Museum, Nuremberg, and fortepianist Ludwig Semerjian from Quebec, shared their experience of a journey into the land of the forgotten sound. The event was presented in collaboration with the Orchestre de la Nouvelle France and SMW World of Sound. (Content). Recorded April 30, 2009 (Date). ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Baer, Frank - Semerjian, Ludwig
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Jonathan Franzen: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Jonathan Franzen appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Franzen , Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Joaquim Nabuco Seminar (Portuguese)

    This seminar examines the life and career of Joaquim Nabuco, a leader of the abolitionist movement in Brazil and later Brazil's first ambassador to the United States. (This seminar is also available in English, see below.)

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-11-23
  • Life & Works of Naguib Mahfuz Symposium, Part 1

    Egyptian author and screen playwright Naguib Mahfuz (1911-2006), the 1988 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature, is the subject of this international symposium co-sponsored with the Egyptian Embassy. Part 1, morning sessions, included remarks by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, Mohammed Tawfik, Roger Allen and Marius Deeb.

    • Contributor: Speakers, Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-14