• Jews & Magic in Medici Florence

    With work published widely in the course of his 30 years of archival research in Florence, Edward Goldberg founded the Medici Archive Project to provide worldwide public access to the historical data in the Medici Granducal Archive through a fully searchable database. Established by Grand Duke Cosimo I in 1569, the archive of the Medici Grand Dukes offers the most complete record of any ...

    • Contributor: Goldberg, Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-04-13
  • Dunham Technique: "Congo Paillette"

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Party and Procedure in the United States Congress

    In "Party and Procedure in the United States Congress," author Jacob R. Straus and his contributors offer students and researchers an in-depth understanding of the procedural tools available to congressional leaders and committee chairs and how those tools are implemented in the House of Representatives and Senate, and during negotiations between the chambers.

    • Contributor: Straus, Jacob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-24
  • Pianist, Vocalist and Composer Henry Butler Discusses Teaching and Performing Rhythm & Blues and Jazz

    Pianist, vocalist and composer Henry Butler discusses his life of teaching and performing rhythm and blues and jazz. He performs selected pieces on the piano that were influenced by his native New Orleans. Butler also shares his experience of losing his home from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Interviewing Butler is the Library's Larry Appelbaum.

    • Contributor: Butler, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-01
  • Suzan Shown Harjo Delivers the 2008 Native American History Month Keynote Address

    Native American activist, journalist and poet Suzan Shown Harjo delivered the keynote address for the Library's 2008 celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The theme was "Celebrating Tribal Nations."

    • Contributor: Harjo, Suzan Shown
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-13
  • Carl Gustav Jung & The Red Book (part 2)

    "Carl Gustav Jung and The Red Book," an all-day symposium, features presentations by prominent Jungian scholars.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-19
  • Natasha Trethewey: 2013 National Book Festival

    Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Trethewey , Natasha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Bucking broncho /

    Copyright: no reg. Performers: Lee Martin, Frank Hammitt. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:21 at 30 fps. From Raff & Gammon price list: An out-of-door scene. The men and horse of this subject are from "Buffalo Bill's Wild West." 15.00. From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A cowboy riding an unruly "bronco." From Edison films catalog: A fine exhibition of horsemanship by Lee Martin, a genuine ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • District of Literature Festival - Evening Session 1

    A day-long celebration reflecting DC's literary past, present, and future (first evening session). Speakers included Henri Cole, Camille Dungy, Terrance Hayes and Marilyn Nelson.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-30
  • Reflections from South Africa: Libraries and Society Change

    Ellen R. Tise, president-elect (2007-2009) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), gave an informative presentation on the transformation of libraries and the library profession in South Africa titled "Reflections from South Africa: Libraries and Societal Change." The lunchtime program opened up the Library of Congress' African American History Month celebration.

    • Contributor: Tise, Ellen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-02-04
  • Anita Shreve

    • Contributor: Shreve, Anita
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Loren Long: 2011 National Book Festival

    Illustrator Loren Long appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Long, Loren
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Homo-Musicus: How Music Began

    Ellen Dissayanake discusses "Homo Musicus: How Music Began." The universally observed interaction between mothers and infants, commonly and even dismissively called "baby talk," is composed of proto-aesthetic, temporally-organized elements that Dissayanake suggests are the origin of human music. Because infants are born ready to engage in these encounters and to prefer their visual, vocal and gestural components to any other sight or sound, one ...

    • Contributor: Dissayanake, Ellen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-10-17
  • Song of the deathless voice

    videorecording | Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Farwell, Arthur - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The Ike Age: Eisenhower, America & the World of the 1950s

    Historian Will Hitchcock explores America's place in the world and President Eisenhower's leadership during the tumultuous 1950s.

    • Contributor: Hitchcock, Will
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-02
  • Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever

    John Beck presented a lecture on his book, "Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever," which offers groundbreaking insights into how the skills and abilities of the under-34 gamer generation can help enterprises across all disciplines adapt and enable best performance.

    • Contributor: Beck, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-10-13
  • Let's Travel the World Through Books

    This event, sponsored by the Library of Congress National Book Festival and the D.C. Public Library, featured master storyteller Diane Macklin, music by the Elise Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School Student band, and special guest NFL linebacker Chris Draft. The event was designed to promote the summer reading theme of "One World, Many Stories" and serve as an introduction to the Library's ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-06-03
  • The Story of the Town of Minas de Oro in Honduras

    Author Marcial Cerrato Sandoval gives a Spanish-language book talk on his newest work, "The Story of the Town of Minas de Oro in Honduras."

    • Contributor: Sandoval, Marcial Cerrato
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-04-25
  • S.S. "Coptic" sailing away /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 25Oct1897; 60582. Camera, Frederick Blechynden. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows the vessel after she has been fully turned and on her way across the Pacific. The boat shows large and clear with smoke coming from the stack. In the foreground is a constantly changing crowd of people composed of men, women and children. Action is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Poetry Readings from Jack Gilbert and Miranda Field

    The Library of Congress 2006 Literary Season continues with poetry readings from poets Jack Gilbert and Miranda Field.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-10-26
  • "The House at the End of the Road"

    Ralph Eubanks discusses his personal story that began with his grandparents: James Richardson, a white man from a middle-class family, who defiantly married Edna Howell, a light-skinned black woman in 1914 in Alabama.

    • Contributor: Eubanks, W. Ralph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-19
  • Breaking the Holocaust Silence: A Hidden Hasidic Text of 1947 - and Elie Wiesel

    Gershon Greenberg will deliver the 10th Annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book. The lecture was titled "Breaking the Holocaust Silence: A Hidden Hasidic Text of 1947--and Elie Wiesel." The lecture series honors Myron M. Weinstein (1927-1998), whose 29-year tenure at the Library was spent in the Hebraic Section.

    • Contributor: Greenberg, Gershon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-13
  • [Color experiment: Pouring Coca-Cola can contents into a paper cup of ice (1 of 3)]

    From a reel entitled "Experimental TV Color Project. 1964." This reel of film contains 40 color film snippets (18 are included on this site) of Coca-Cola bottles, cans and performers in varying lighting and backgrounds. Coca-Cola introduced its first color Television advertising on June 15, 1964. This reel of film was to examine how the product looked to determine best lighting, etc. There is ...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00
  • Sapphires in Song: Zemer Chai Jewish Choir

    The Zemer Chai Jewish Choir performed in conjunction with the Library exhibition "Words Like Sapphires."

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-26
  • Ching Ling Foo outdone /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 28Feb1900; D4735. Duration: 0:45 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The magician enters upon the stage, and removing a covering from a small table, shakes it before the audience to show that there is nothing whatever concealed inside, places the cloth upon the floor, and when he removes it a large washtub is found to be entirely filled with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900