• Arrival of McKinley's funeral train at Canton, Ohio /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 26Sept1901; H9082. Duration: 0:41 at 15 fps. Location: Canton, Ohio. Photographed September 18, 1901. It is apparent that the camera was placed on a platform of a train station. A steam locomotive pulling several passenger cars can be seen nearing the camera position and coming to a stop. The remainder of the film is concerned with the people who get ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • David Maraniss: 2012 National Book Festival

    Pulitzer prize-winner David Maraniss appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Maraniss, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners /

    Copyright: reg. unknown. Probable producer, distributor, and distribution date from phone call to W. Jenney at the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 8/25/97. Duration: 2:19 (part 1) and 3:50 (part 2) at 22 fps. Shows scenes of Calvin Coolidge at his summer home in Plymouth, Vermont, including Coolidge helping out on the neighboring farm of cousin Ed Blanchard; in the "summer White House" above ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1924
  • Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City

    Laura Cohen Apelbaum and Wendy Turman spoke about and showed a power point presentation on the new exhibit at the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington on "Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-19
  • Woodrow Wilson Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Haynes, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Stephen L. Carter: 2012 National Book Festival

    Stephen L. Carter discusses his book, "The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln," at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Carter, Stephen L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Politics of Nixon & Obama

    Klaus Larres discusses how the 1970s, like today, were characterized by controversial military engagements, deep political divisions and severe financial disruptions. Larres describes the Nixon/Kissinger approach to overcoming U.S. "decline" in an increasingly multilateral world and analyzes whether this approach is still relevant for the current administration.

    • Contributor: Larres, Klaus
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-29
  • Jefferson and His Legacy

    Historians Joseph Ellis and Annette Gordon-Reed discuss Jefferson and his legacy.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000-07-25
  • TR's reception in Albuquerque, N.M., 1916 /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: President Roosevelt, George Curry, Albert B. Fall. Duration: 2:07 at 18 fps. TR is cordially received on October 23, 1916 in Albuquerque, N.M. where he speaks on behalf of the Republican presidential candidate, Charles Evans Hughes, and attacks President Wilson's Mexican policies. There are long shots of TR being greeted in the courtyard of the Alvarado Hotel; TR walks with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World

    James Srodes discussed and signed his book, "On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World."

    • Contributor: Srodes, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-27
  • Lincoln Symposium: Ronald C. White Jr.

    Ronald C. White Jr. speaks on "Lincoln's Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural" at the Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (2002). He is introduced by Donald R. Kennon.

    • Contributor: White Jr., Ronald C.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-03-16
  • The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8590. Duration: 1:13 at 15 fps. Filmed on the date and at the site of President McKinley's assassination. Photographed September 6, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The camera was positioned at such a height behind a large group of people outside an exhibit building that mainly hats are visible. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: THE MOB OUTSIDE ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • TR at Sagamore Hill [1916] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Richard M. Hurd. Duration: 1:53 at 18 fps. Unrelated footage of TR speaking at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition ca. ft. 43-48. On May 27, 1916, shortly before the Republican Party and Progressive Party conventions, the newly formed Roosevelt Non-Partisan League sponsors a demonstration of support for TR at Sagamore Hill. Many prominent men are included in the over ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives

    Library of Congress manuscript historian Gerard Gawalt discussed his new book "My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. Published by the Library of Congress in association with Black Dog & Leventhal, this compelling anthology draws upon the Library's vast collections of presidential papers to open a unique window into the special husband-wife ...

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-03-30
  • Timothy Egan: 2010 National Book Festival

    Journalist and author Timothy Egan appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Egan , Timothy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Leopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, Statesman, Poet

    Souleymane Bachir Diagne, professor of philosophy and religion at Northwestern University, gave a lecture titled "Leopold Sedar Senghor: Thinker, Statesman and Poet" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division. 2006 was the centennial year of the birth of Senghor (1906-2001), who served as Senegal's first president from 1960 to 1980. During his presidency, he set Senegal on the path toward ...

    • Contributor: Diagne, Souleymane Bachir
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-07
  • President McKinley taking the oath /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Mar1901; H1794. Duration: 0:44 at 15 fps. Photographed March, 1901. Location: Washington, D.C. This film records President McKinley taking the oath of office. The first camera position shows the seating arrangements prepared for the spectators and witnesses on the steps of the Capitol. At the time the film was taken, there were many empty seats. The second camera position shows ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington

    Daniel Epstein is a poet, dramatist and biographer with 12 books in print. Epstein has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and Prix de Rome from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    • Contributor: Epstein, Daniel Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-09-30
  • President McKinley's speech at the Pan-American Exposition /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 11Sept1901; H8589. Duration: 1:17 at 15 fps. Photographed September 5, 1901. Location: Buffalo, New York. The film begins by showing the introductory speaker at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. The speaker introduces the incumbent president of the United States, William F. McKinley. The remainder of the film is a straight-on moving photograph of the president during his last public speech. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 1

    The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-03-14
  • President Harding and Calvin Coolidge [1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Warren G. Harding, Florence Kling Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Will H. Hays, George T. Harding, Henry Cabot Lodge, Edwin P. Morrow. Duration: 3:59 (part 1), 4:01 (part 2), 2:15 (part 3) at 16 fps. Various scenes of the official notification ceremonies held on July 22, 1920 for Warren G. Harding, selected as the Presidential candidate by 17th Republican National Convention and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1920
  • President McKinley and escort going to the Capitol /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 8Mar1901; H1795. Duration: 2:02 at 15 fps. Camera: Edwin S. Porter, James H. White. Photographed March 4, 1901. Location: Pennsylvania Avenue and Fifteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. "The film begins by showing military personnel on horseback. The camera was positioned on a side street and photographed representatives of several different companies of American cavalry. Just as the film ends, foot ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Retreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson and the Elusive Quest for Peace

    Melvyn P. Leffler, Henry Alfred Kissinger Scholar in Foreign Policy and International Relations in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, presented a lecture titled "Retreat from Armageddon? Khrushchev, Kennedy, Johnson and the Elusive Quest for Peace." According to Leffler, there were many attempts by policymakers in both Washington and Moscow to reduce the confrontational nature of the Cold War. Leffler ...

    • Contributor: Leffler, Melvyn
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-11-10
  • The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2

    The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-03-14
  • Benjamin Harrison Papers

    Interview

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