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  • Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture

    Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...

    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-04-11
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    ha-Bayit bi-reḥov Betsalʼel the House on Bezalel street / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    A short movie, presenting the history of a Schatz family, from the creation of the school of Bezalel, by the father of the family, Boris Schatz, till the days of the second generation, Zahara, Louise and Bezalel. The movie was initiated by The Schatz house.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
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    At the center of the world: Hyannis Port and the presidency of John F. Kennedy / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, this documentary weaves together rarely seen film with interviews from people who were there during that special time. The museum looks at the life and times of President Kennedy and his family on Cape Cod"--Container.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in the European Communities of the United States

    videorecording | videorecording; 52 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). July 27, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
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    Mysterious China. Land of legends / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Hubei Province in subtropical central China dates back to the 7th century BC, when it was home to the powerful state of CHU. The epic history includes the heartbreaking tale of Mulan and the evolution of Wudang Kung Fu. Today, Hubei is home to the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro electric plant in the world. It is also rich in history and time ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Proverbs for Civil Rights

    For more than ten years Wolfgang Mieder has made the study of proverbs in political discourse one of his major research areas, particularly the role of proverbs at critical moments in American history. In this lecture he discusses his research for his most recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric" (2010). In barely 40 years of ...

    • Contributor: Mieder , Wolfgang - Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-02-10
  • Laborlore: Social Justice, the Environment and the Ethics of Collaboration

    The panel examines the work that the participants have done in mining communities in the US South and West by beginning with a consideration of pioneer scholar George Korson, one of the most prolific collectors and publishers of mining folksong, folklore and cultural history. By linking Korson's focus on local economic and political concerns to larger global environmental and human rights issues in contemporary ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-08-16
  • The Two Worlds of the Pennsylvania Dutch

    The Pennsylvania Dutch culture, which is now over three centuries old and still evolving, is an American hybrid creation put together from Continental Europe, British Isles, and American building blocks in Southeastern Pennsylvania. While this culture is a unit linguistically, and in most other ways, it is divided down the middle by religion. The "two worlds" are those of the "Plain Dutch"--Amish, Mennonites, and ...

    • Contributor: Yoder, Don
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-05-05
  • Documenting the Freedom Struggle in Southwest Georgia

    Glen Pearcy and David Cline discuss Pearcy's documentary work with the Southwest Georgia Project, which documented local people at work and in their homes during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

    • Contributor: Pearcy, Glen
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-02-27
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    Flory Jagoda oral history interview conducted by Howard Bass, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Flory Jagoda tells her life story. Born in Sarajevo, she discusses her upbringing in Bosnia, keeping her family's Jewish traditions in Ladino while speaking Serbo-Croatian in school, remembering the culture of the Sephardim in the Balkans, her family, her grandmother; Jews escaping Bosnia and the Germans during World War II; her life as a refugee on the island of Korčula and in Bari, Italy; ...

    • Contributor: Jagoda, Flory
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
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    Secrets of the dead. Slave ship mutiny / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The Meermin set sail from Madagascar en route to South Africa in 1766 with a Dutch crew and human cargo, slaves bound for hard labor building the Dutch colony, Cape Town. The slaves, led by a man named Massavana, mutinied and managed to overpower the Dutch crew. The ship ended up wrecked on a beach 200 miles east of Cape Town. This program tracks ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Joe - Young, Nic - Pechel, Katharina - Schreiber, Liev - Off the Fence Productions - Wnet (Television Station : New York, N.Y.) - Arte (Firm) - Wnet.Org - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Pbs Distribution (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • " If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" Irish and Jewish Influences on the Music of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley

    videorecording | videorecording; 74 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). December 1, 2009 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Moloney, Mick
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

    Polka, zydeco, and "Lady of Spain": If this is your idea of the only genres wherein the accordion flourishes, prepare to be enlightened by the history of this robust instrument's odyssey across the American musical landscape and its dramatic rise, fall, and rise again in 20th century popular culture.

    • Contributor: Jacobson, Marion - Jacobson, Marion S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-07-12
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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
  • An-Sky Ensemble Oral History

    Members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, who are performers as well as researchers of Yiddish music, discuss their history.

    • Contributor: An Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013-06-25
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    10 buildings that changed America / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    10 Buildings That Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society. These 10 Buildings represent architects who dared to strike out on their own and design radical new types of buildings that permanently altered our environmental and cultural landscape.

    • Contributor: Protess, Dan - Baer, Geoffrey - Wttw (Television Station : Chicago, Ill.) - Window to the World Communications, Inc - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Pbs Distribution (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • Laborlore Keynote Address

    Nick Spitzer presents a talk titled "In Katrina's Wake: The Building Trades in New Orleans." This presentation focuses on the historical and contemporary relationships of skilled building trades workers in New Orleans to the musical and visual culture of their place. Interviews with veteran workers in the local music and work communities point to the resilience and creative spirit of New Orleans communities as ...

    • Contributor: Spitzer, Nick
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-08-16
  • Civil War symposium

    Webcast of a 2 1/2 day symposium with leading Civil War experts. It consisted of eight panel discussions on various aspects of the war, presentations of Library of Congress Civil War materials, dramatic readings from Civil War letters, diaries and other materials, a showing of the film The Red Badge of Courage and silent films about the war, and a concert of Civil War ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress Civil War Symposium
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002
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    After Newtown: guns in America / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    An unprecedented exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms. From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice; from 19th Century immigrant riots to gangland violence in the Roaring Twenties; from the Civil War to Civil Rights, guns have been at center of our national narrative for four hundred years. Americans have relied on guns to sustain communities, challenge authority, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013
  • Oral History with Traditional Artist Flory Jagoda

    In this interview with Howard Bass, singer and composer Flory Jagoda discusses her family and her life before, during, and after the Second World War and the influence these experiences had on her singing and songwriting.

    • Contributor: Jagoda, Flory
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-20
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    Secrets of the dead. China's terracotta warriors / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The story of China's 8,000 terracotta warriors begins two centuries before the birth of Christ. The First Emperor of China was preparing an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife, and decreed that he be protected forever by a monumental army. Since then no one has seen these ancient warriors in their original splendor, brightly painted and fully armed, ready to protect their ...

    • Contributor: Schreiber, Liev - Natural History New Zealand Ltd - Wnet (Television Station : New York, N.Y.) - Wnet.Org - National Geographic Channel (Television Station : Washington, D.C.) - Pbs Home Video - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Belfast's Linen Hall Library

    John Killen brings to life the collections of this unique Irish institution. The Linen Hall Library was envisioned as the archive of its community; its mission statement, written on 1 January 1795, outlines its goals: "The object of this society is the collection of an extensive Library, Philosophical Apparatus and such productions of Nature and Art as tend to improve the mind and excite ...

    • Contributor: Killen, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-11-29
  • Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving and Singing in Northern Ireland

    Handloom weaving was dominated by men in 19th century Ireland. The Industrial Revolution changed that, enabling women to take the dominant role in the factory production of linen. In this talk, Maurice Leyden discusses the reasons for this historical shift, and the impact of this change on the traditions of singing and songwriting among weavers. To illustrate his lecture, Leyden sings songs composed by ...

    • Contributor: Leyden, Maurice
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-12-04
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    America at work, America at leisure motion pictures from 1894-1915 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Collection of motion pictures covering work, school, and leisure activities in the United States from 1894 to 1915. Features films of the United States Postal Service from 1903, cattle breeding, fire fighters, ice manufacturing, logging, calisthenic and gymnastic exercises in schools, amusement parks, boxing, expositions, football, parades, swimming, and other sporting events.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000
  • African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase

    The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-02-22