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  • Michael Beschloss: Book Fest 07

    Historian Michael Beschloss in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Beschloss, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Music in the Lincoln White House

    Music scholars and Library curators discuss music in the Lincoln White House. Presented in cooperation with the White House Historical Association.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-09
  • A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor has used correspondence, legal documents and journal entries rarely seen before to write "A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons."

    • Contributor: Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-07
  • Lincoln Symposium: John R. Sellers

    John R. Sellers speaks on "Lincoln's Washington: A Divided City" at the Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (2002). He is introduced by Charles Hubbard.

    • Contributor: Sellers, John R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-03-16
  • Roosevelt scenes [1917-1918] /

    Views of TR at various public functions in support of the war effort: 1) TR stands with Brigadier General Michael J. Lenihan, fellow-officer in the Spanish-American War, and speaks to camera during an informal visit to Camp Mills, near Garden City, N.Y., on Sept. 2, 1917; 2) on the lawn of Sagamore Hill on Aug. 22, 1917, TR and members of the Belgian mission ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • James Garfield Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Sellers, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • President McKinley and escort going to the Capitol /

    "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 soldiers and West Point cadets preceding the two horse-drawn carriages, one containing President McKinley's party, come into view"--Early motion pictures. "This most excellent picture was secured at the junction of Pennsylvania ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Gateway to Knowledge Travelling Exhibition

    A specially-designed 18-wheel truck brought treasures and information from the Library of Congress into cities and towns across America. Beginning in September 2010, the "Gateway to Knowledge" rolling exhibition visited sites in states across the Midwest, South, and Northeast through September 2011, concluding its tour where it began, at the Library of Congress National Book Festival. The truck, staffed and driven by two docents ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-29
  • Catalog Record

    Theodore Roosevelt his life and times on film / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Derived from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection and the Paper Print Collection of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division at the Library of Congress, presents 104 films that document the events in Theodore Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. Features selected bibliography, timeline, film chronology, and four sound recordings of Roosevelt stating his progressive political ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: 2006 National Book Festival

    Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Kearns Goodwin, Doris
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, 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 - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-03-13
  • Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer

    Attorney and Lincoln scholar James L. Swanson discussed his best-selling book "Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer" in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. "Manhunt" (Morrow, 2006) has received outstanding reviews and is now on both the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best seller lists. According to historian James McPherson, "this riveting hour-by-hour account of Lincoln's assassination, Booth's ...

    • Contributor: Swanson, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-18
  • 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
  • Cartoon--TR's arrival in Africa /

    Animated caricature of the animals' attitude towards TR's arrival in Africa. Views of a huge tree filled with frightened animals, as a monkey on the ground peers over a cliff; he begins jumping up and down, pointing and climbing the tree as TR appears over the rim of the cliff with gun in his hand.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1909
  • Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right

    Political events in the United States often have unintended consequences for American politics and for the country as a whole. The long-term consequences of the Panama Canal debates of the 1970s was examined by Adam Clymer, former chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, who discussed his book, "Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of ...

    • Contributor: Clymer, Adam
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-05-22
  • Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kotz discussed his new book, "Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America" (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), where he draws upon newly available resources, including President Johnson's taped telephone conversations, FBI wiretap logs and recently declassified communications between the FBI and the president, to examine challenges faced by Johnson and King following the death ...

    • Contributor: Kotz, Nick
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-03-01
  • 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
  • William Harry Harrison Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Daniel Mark Epstein on Walt Whitman's "The Death of Lincoln"

    The Library of Congress presented an evening concert and a dramatic reading of Walt Whitman's historic lecture on the "Death of Lincoln." Daniel Mark Epstein, author of "Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington" (Ballantine Books, 2004), offered a complete reading of Whitman's tribute to the assassinated president. Whitman first delivered the "Death of Lincoln" lecture at Steck Hall in New York ...

    • Contributor: Epstein, Daniel Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-04-14
  • Lincoln Symposium: Edward Steers Jr.

    Edward Steers Jr. speaks on "The Lincoln Assassination: A Case of Historical Malpractice" at the Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (2002). He is introduced by Michael P. Musick.

    • Contributor: Steers Jr., Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-03-16
  • Jefferson and His Legacy

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

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000-07-25
  • William McKinley Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Sellers, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Symposium (Part 2)

    The Library sponsored an all-day symposium celebrating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln. Lucas E. Morel presented "Lincoln on Race, Equality and the Spirit of '76." Morel is the Garwood Visiting Research Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University and the author of "Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government." Lincoln's lifelong interest in language will ...

    • Contributor: Various, Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-04
  • President McKinley taking the oath /

    "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 the inaugural party during the swearing-in ceremonies. All that can be seen is the black draped balcony ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • The martyred presidents /

    This film is difficult to classify. It opens on a scene showing a mourner with bowed head sitting in front of what appears to be a tombstone. Shortly afterwards, the face of Abraham Lincoln and then of two other presidents, Garfield and McKinley, can be seen on the monument and then they disappear. There is a figure huddled at the foot of a statue ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901