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  • Susan Richards Shreve: 2012 National Book Festival

    Susan Richards Shreve appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Shreve, Susan Richards
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • 10,000 Intimate Friends: Leonard Bernstein's Life in Letters

    Musicologist Nigel Simeone speaks about his new book, "The Leonard Bernstein Letters," including 650 letters spanning Bernstein's adolescence to the end of his life that provide a rare glimpse into the more private side of the great conductor and composer. Letters by Leonard Bernstein used by permission of The Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. Special thanks to The Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. and Yale University ...

    • Contributor: Simeone, Nigel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-29
  • Pacific Islander Literary Spotlight

    Pacific Islander poets Brandy Nālani McDougall, Craig Santos Perez, and Lyz Soto read from their work and participate in a moderated discussion with Lawrence-Minh Bùi Davis.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-06-03
  • Embracing Defeat in the Colonies: The Allies & the Dismantling of the Japanese Empire After World War II

    One of the distinctive aspects of the end of the Japanese empire in 1945 is the intersection of defeat, foreign occupation and decolonization. After defeating Japan's military, the Allies occupied all of its colonies as well as the home islands, inserting themselves between the colonizers and the colonized at a critical moment in the decolonization process. They oversaw the end of empire, including the ...

    • Contributor: Watt, Lori
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-07-24
  • Literary Conversation with Admiral James G. Stavridis

    A moderated discussion with Admiral James G. Stavridis about how literature has impacted his career and what purpose it might have for members of the military.

    • Contributor: Stavridis, James G.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-20
  • History and the Mystery

    What do Sir Walter Raleigh, Harry Houdini, Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, Thomas Jefferson and a current-day vintner from Virginia have in common? They are characters who show up in historical mysteries and are the topic of discussion among a panel of authors. Writers Louis Bayard, Ellen Crosby and Daniel Stashower share their insights on writing mysteries. They discuss inspiration for plots and characters; ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-23
  • If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews: Irish and Jewish Influences on the Music of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley

    Mick Moloney's illustrated talk on Jewish and Irish collaborations in vaudeville and early Tin Pan Alley explores a fascinating, though largely forgotten, era in American popular culture. His presentation, rich with biographical details and period and contemporary recordings, is a charming story of decades of good natured inter-ethnic flux, competition and cooperation which left a lasting imprint on the history of American popular music.

    • Contributor: Moloney, Mick
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-12-01
  • The National Digital Preservation Program: Challenges and Solutions

    The Library's associate librarian for Strategic Initiatives spoke about the national effort to forge an infrastructure to identify, acquire, manage and preserve important works in digital form through the National Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP).

    • Contributor: Campbell, Laura
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-03-21
  • Pan African Cuisine: Healing Secrets of the Continent

    Tambra Raye Stevenson shared her culinary nutritional discoveries in African heritage foods.

    • Contributor: Stevenson , Tambra Raye
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-20
  • Reverb

    Reverb performs a capella songs at the Library of Congress, February 7, 2007. videorecording | videorecording ; 62 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). February 7, 2007. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Reverb (Vocal Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Book Launch of "Lighthouses" and "Bridges"

    The Library of Congress and W.W. Norton & Company celebrated the publication of "Lighthouses" and "Bridges" with a special program. "Lighthouses" by Sara E. Wermiel and "Bridges" by Richard L. Cleary are the fourth and fifth volumes in the Norton/Library of Congress Visual Sourcebooks in Architecture Design and Engineering series. They join "Barns" by John Vlach, "Canals" by Robert Kapsch and "Theaters" by Craig ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-09
  • Birthright: The True Story That Inspired 'Kidnapped'

    No saga of personal hardship so captivated the British public in the 18th century as did the turbulent life of James Annesley, the presumptive heir of five aristocratic titles and scion of the mighty house of Annesley. Kidnapped at 12 years of age by his uncle, "Jemmy" was shipped from Dublin to America in 1728 as an indentured servant. Only after 12 more years ...

    • Contributor: Ekirch, A. Roger
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-04-15
  • Walter Tillow oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Louisville, Kentucky,

    Walter Tillow discusses how he joined the Civil Rights Movement as a college student and how that led him into labor and leftist movements. He describes his childhood in New York City and the leftist politics of his parents, as well as how he learned about the Movement as a college student at Harpur College and as a graduate student at Cornell University. In ...

    • Contributor: Tillow, Walter M. - Cline, David P. - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • MIC: Moving Image Collections

    MIC (Moving Image Collections) is a management, preservation, and educational tool incorporating a consortial database, directories, a METS/MODS cataloging/mapping utility, and informational resources in a portal structure customizing information for various constituencies. MIC is co-sponsored by the Association of Moving Image Archivists and was designed in collaboration with the community as a preservation tool. Unique in its commitment to collaborative preservation of digital and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-05-12
  • William Lucy oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C.,

    William Lucy discusses his role in the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) in the 1960s, especially how he and the union supported the 1968 sanitation workers' strike in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1966 Lucy started to work for AFSCME in Washington, D.C., as the Associate Director of the Department of Legislation and Community Affairs. Lucy explains AFSCME's support of the Civil ...

    • Contributor: Lucy, William - Crosby, Emilye - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps

    The Master Chorale of Washington, in partnership with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, presented the "Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps," a work based on the songs and letters written by Nazi concentration camp prisoners. The cantata, composed and conducted by Donald McCullough, stands as a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The program included selected readings from the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-11-15
  • The Impact of China and Russia on United States-Mongolian Political Relations in the 20th Century

    Dr. Alicia Campi discusses her book "The Impact of China and Russia on United States-Mongolian Political Relations in the Twentieth Century."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-18
  • David Baldacci/Teens: 2015 National Book Festival

    David Baldacci discusses "The Finisher" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Baldacci, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • John Elliott Churchville oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

    John Churchville recalls growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his mother's career as a music teacher, moving to New York, and converting to Islam. He remembers joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), registering voters in Americus, Georgia, and in Mississippi. He discusses moving back to Philadelphia, converting to Christianity, and founding the Freedom Library and Black People's Unity Movement.

    • Contributor: Churchville, John Elliott - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • A Celebration of American Poets Laureate

    Some of the most distinguished voices in American poetry--seven former U.S. Poets Laureate/Consultants in Poetry--reunited in the historic Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress for a night of poetry. The event marked publication of "The Poets Laureate Anthology," a volume which brings together for the first time in print a sampling of poems by all of the Poets Laureate.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-06
  • No Such Thing as Overexposure

    Robert Slater, author of "Inside the Life and Celebrity of Donald Trump" and "Jack Welch and the GE Way," spoke on writing about business CEOs. The lecture was sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division and was part of an on-going lecture series sponsored by the Division.

    • Contributor: Slater, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-10-25
  • The Longevity of Human Civilization (2 of 4)

    Will the longevity of human civilization on Earth be imperiled, or enhanced, by our world-changing technologies? Scientists, humanists, journalists and science-fiction authors convened to answer this question in a daylong symposium. The panel, "Seeing What's in Store: The Future in the Literary and Scientific Imagination," includes speakers Kim Stanley Robinson, Ursula Heise and Steven Dick.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-12
  • Whitman and Place

    The Library of Congress Manuscript Division presented a symposium titled "Whitman and Place," held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition "Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass." Topics of discussion were "Walt Whitman in New York," "Whitman and the Civil War" and "Whitman in Camden-Philadelphia." Joann P. Krieg, English professor at Hofstra University; Ted Genoways, editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-11-03
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford

    • Contributor: Bradford, Barbara Taylor
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Will There Be Peace Again? Some Aspects of Vietnamese Representations of the Vietnam War and its Aftermath

    For more than a decade literary works by Vietnamese veterans and civilians have been published in the United States. These can be classified into various groups: those written by North Vietnamese and South Vietnamese, communists and anti-communists, Vietnamese living in Vietnam and Vietnamese-Americans. In all these categories -- which are themselves fluid -- the one common thread is the Vietnam/American war and its aftermath. ...

    • Contributor: Chattarji, Subarno
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-18