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  • Challenges of Designing the Roud Folk Song Index

    Steve Roud discusses his work compiling The Folk Song Index, an online index to all the traditional folksongs of the English-speaking world. The Folk Song Index is a freely-available online database which lists English-language traditional songs collected in Britain, North America, and Australia, whether found in books, sound recordings, or unpublished collections. Entries include details of the song title and first line, name of ...

    • Contributor: Roud, Steve - Roud, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-04-14
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    Secrets of the manor house / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Secrets of the manor house looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in these ancient British houses, and how mounting financial, political and social pressures were about to bring momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants.

    • Contributor: Ward, Susannah - West, Samuel - Pioneer Productions - Pbs Home Video - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
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    Secrets of Althorp: the Spencers / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    This film focuses on Althorp, the ancestral home of the Spencer family since the 16th century. The interior of the house is generally considered its strongest asset as the Spencer family has assembled an impressive collection of portrait art including several pieces painted by the Flemish master Anthony van Dyck. Diana, Princess of Wales, is buried on the estate.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • King Edward's funeral, 1910 [2] /

    Ceremonial funeral procession of King Edward VII (1901-1910) passing through the streets of London on May 20, 1910. Views of the moving casket, heads of state walking behind the casket, the royal carriage, and various marching military units. Attending the ceremony were Kaiser Wilhelm II, Stéphen Pichon, Kings of Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and Theodore Roosevelt, representing the United States. Roosevelt is ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • From Oral Tradition to Critical Edition: The James Madison Carpenter Collection of Folk Music and Drama

    This lecture showcases the variety and importance of the James Madison Carpenter Collection, which has been digitized and is intended for online presentation as part of the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. The talk describes some of the editorial challenges facing the James Madison Carpenter Project team as they prepare a critical edition of the collection.

    • Contributor: Bishop, Julia
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-04-23
  • Hidden Carols: A Christmas Singing Tradition in the English Pennines

    For well over two and a half centuries, the performance of distinctive carols has been a feature of the seasonal holiday of Christmas in villages in many parts of England, especially in the West Country and in the region of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire around Sheffield, on the eastern edge of the Pennine hills. In this talk Ian Russell explores the development of this ...

    • Contributor: Russell, Ian
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-01-07
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    The world at war. Home fires--Britain, 1940-1944 / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Minor change version: [With added prologue]. -- United States : D.L. Taffner, [1974?]. Video is a minor change version. Series producer, Jeremy Isaacs ; narrator, Laurence Olivier ; music, Carl Davis. Broadcast in the U.S. on PBS during the 1973-1974 season. Variety, 9/19/73. Reference sources used: Television programming source books, v. 3, p. N116; Film news, v. 32, no. 5, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1974
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    Living in the past. Life in medieval times / Catalog Record Only

    Life in medieval times is a fascinating historic program that guides you throughout the everyday life and times of the people who lived in the medieval period of British history.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    International newsreel. Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Distribution company from Moving picture world, v. 42, p. 165; probable Canadian distributor from notes in Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City Collection files. Date from notes in Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City Collection files. Incomplete; last news item lacks picture, providing only introductory title frames. Moving picture world, v. 42, p. 165. NCN000130; International newsreel, Vol01, Iss50 and Iss51; Dawson no397. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
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    Upstairs, downstairs. Catalog Record Only

    Upstairs, the Bellamy family negotiated the scandals and successes of the English aristocracy. Downstairs, their loyal and lively servants showed far less reserve when confronting the challenges of their lives. Together, their stories made TV magic. All 68 episodes of the landmark series are presented.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
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    From hell to paradise, or, Chopin saved me Catalog Record Only

    Alice Sommer is 103 years of age and lives in London. She experienced both world wars, inflation, the Holocaust, the Liberation, Communism and the construction of the State of Israel.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
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    Nut Hill Productions collection Catalog Record Only

    Collection of more than 300 hours of video oral history interviews with various performers and participants in the folk song revival in the United States and England originally recorded by Nut Hill Productions as "Word of Mouth: the Journey of American Folk Music," a part of a multi-part series for WETA television titled, "The Music of America: History Through Musical Traditions," which was not ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Collection
    • Date: 2003
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    The death penalty / Catalog Record Only

    Explores the controversy about capital punishment. Includes interviews with an ex-warden of San Quentin, a British public hangman, chiefs of police, religious leaders, murderers and relatives and friends of murder victims.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1967
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    The long march : the true story of holocaust survivor Leon Greenman / Catalog Record Only

    In October 2002, Leon Greenman went back to the Polish concentration camps to tell his story. It was the first time he visited the German Buchenwald camp since 1945.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
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    History's mysteries. Bounty hunters / Catalog Record Only

    Documentary of the history of bounty hunters in England and the United States.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999
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    Face in the night = Menace in the night / Catalog Record Only

    A mailbag snatch, planned by Rapson, a smooth crook, and his associates, Art, Ted and Victor, is witnessed by Jean. Jean contacts the police, but Rapson discovers her identity and threatens her young sister unless she withholds further information. Bob, a reporter, is also intimidated. Later, Rapson murders Victor, and Art and Ted attempt to share the loot, contrary to Rapson's orders. Jean, moved ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1957
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    Brideshead revisited / Catalog Record Only

    Charles is from a family with little money. Sebastian's family is wealthy. The two become friends at Oxford. When Sebastian invites his friend to dinner, Charles becomes involved with Sebastian's family. After Charles becomes an officer in the British Army he and his company are moved to an English country house that he realizes is Sebastian's family home. Here he discovers memories of his ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
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    Faintheart / Catalog Record Only

    Richard, a sales assistant, spends his weekends as a mighty Norse warrior. He is forced to shape up in order to win back his wife.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
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    A Damsel in distress / Catalog Record Only

    LP7730 PAu1-789-119 (Colorized version) U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: RKO-Radio Pictures, Inc.; 19Nov37; LP7730. Minor change version: [Colorized version]. Copyright for minor change version: RKO Pictures, Inc. NM: colorized version. DCR 1993; REG 27Sep93; PAu1-789-119. Music by George Gershwin ; lyrics by Ira Gershwin ; photographed by Joseph H. August ; edited by Henry Berman ; dance director, Hermes Pan. Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1937
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    Mary Poppins / Catalog Record Only

    Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who, with her magical umbrella, flies into the lives of a proper, upper crust Edwardian English banker and his two children. She proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers and, in the process, teaches the family just how much fun life can be.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
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    The adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Catalog Record Only

    Follow the adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful assistant Dr. Watson as they solve one baffling case after another with the aid of the bumbling Inspector Lestrade.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
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    Venus / Catalog Record Only

    A pair of grizzled veteran actors have their daily routine disrupted by the arrival of a brash grandniece.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    London and the mother of parliaments. Catalog Record Only

    Shows some of the historical, geographical, cultural, and economic characteristics of the city of London.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1975
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    The English masters. Hogarth / Catalog Record Only

    "Undoubtedly, the first great painter to hail from England, William Hogarth's work was a witty and brilliant satirical depiction of English society. This was a society with flaws and Hogarth was not afraid to condemn, as well as praise. With these characteristics combined, Hogarth was able to produce his greatest works, modern moral subjects including The rake's progress and Marriage-à-la-mode which are still admired ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Boswell's London journal. Catalog Record Only

    PA374-874 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: PUB 7Nov84; REG 2Mar88; PA374-874. Copyright notice on film: BBC ; 1984. Place of publication on data sheet: United Kingdom. Part 2. MAVIS 1843685; Boswell's London journal. [No.] 102. Source used: copyright data sheet. Received: 1988-09-14; viewing copy; copyright deposit--No agreement; Copyright Collection. qxp

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1984