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  • TR at Fargo, N.D., during Progressive campaign, 1912 [1] /

    As part of a western campaign tour, TR speaks to crowds and firms up Progressive Party structure in the area of Fargo, North Dakota, September 6, 1912. Several views from varying distances of TR greeting and speaking to crowds from rear of train; TR addressing large crowd from a decorated platform, apparently in a stadium; TR speaking from rear of train to Indian men, ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Roosevelt, George E. - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1912
  • William Harry Harrison Inaugural

    Interview

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Former Oklahoma Representative Mickey Edwards Discusses Book on Conservatism

    Former Representative Mickey Edwards (R-Okla.), a leading member of the American conservative movement for more than 40 years, believes that many conservatives today have abandoned their principles and have become champions of that which they once most feared--government intrusion. In his new book, "Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost--And How It Can Find Its Way Back," Edwards argues that the ...

    • Contributor: Edwards, Mickey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-03-05
  • Opening Reception of "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition"

    Librarian of Congress James Billington and Union Pacific Corporation, the exclusive sponsor of "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Bicentennial Exhibition," hosted a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibit. Speakers included Billington, Union Pacific CEO Jim Young, Sen. Dick Durbin and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, with performances by renowned baritone Thomas Hampson and pianist Craig Rutenberg and poetry readings by James Earl Jones.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-10
  • The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    The relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings has been a subject of speculation for centuries and even more so in the past decade, when DNA testing increased evidence of a sexual liaison. Author Annette Gordon-Reed, who received attention in 1997 for a book that carefully evaluated claims and counter-claims about the Jefferson-Hemings relationship, has written a new book about Sally Hemings - a ...

    • Contributor: Gordon Reed, Annette
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-23
  • 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
  • William Harry Harrison Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • 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
  • Discussion on James Madison

    Pulitzer-prize winning historian Jack N. Rakove discusses Madison, his work, and his influence in an interview with Manuscript Division Chief Jim Hutson.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-12
  • Edmund Morris: 2011 National Book Festival

    Edmund Morris appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Morris, Edmund
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Images of America: Mount Vernon

    Author Patrick L. O'Neill, historian and archaeologist, discussed his book, "Images of America: Mount Vernon." In his lecture, he discussed how he researched diverse collections at the Library of Congress for his book and his challenges and successes locating and analyzing historic sites across the entire United States. Much of O'Neill's project research was conducted in the Humanities and Social Sciences and Geography and ...

    • Contributor: O'Neill, Patrick
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-02-10
  • In the Name of National Security: Unchecked Presidential Power and the Reynolds Case

    Louis Fisher, special assistant to the Law Librarian and a specialist in constitutional law, discussed his new book, "In the Name of National Security: Unchecked Presidential Power and the Reynolds Case." Fisher was introduced by Steven Aftergood, the senior research analyst at the Federation of American Scientists and editor of the e-mail newsletter "Secrecy News." Both Fisher and Aftergood participated in a question-and-answer session ...

    • Contributor: Fisher, Louis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-11
  • 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
  • Doro Bush Koch: Book Fest 07

    Doro Bush Koch in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Bush Koch, Doro
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • 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
  • The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War

    Daniel Stashower discussed and signed his book, "The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War," a riveting historical narrative which delves into the "Baltimore Plot" conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

    • Contributor: Stashower, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-07
  • 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
  • Judge Alton B. Parker & Mayor McClellan at Esopus /

    From three camera positions, the Democratic presidential candidate, Judge Parker, bids farewell on the wharf at Esopus to Mayor McClellan and other important Democrats. Judge Parker was nominated at the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, July 6, 1904.

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • 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.

    • Contributor: Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1909
  • The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition /

    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 THE TEMPLE OF MUSIC AT THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION. Unglorify. [code for telegraphic orders]. On Friday, September 6th, 1901, we had our cameras in position to photograph the President as he left ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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 ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Coudert, Frederic R. (Frederic René) - O'Connor, T. P. (Thomas Power) - Wilson, George T. - Lenihan, Michael J. - Carlier, Hector - Moncheur, Ludovic - Burnquist, J. A. A. (Joseph Alfred Arner) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • James Polk Papers & Diary

    Washington Journal interview

    • Contributor: Kranz, Marvin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-09-25
  • Why Coolidge Matters: How Civility in Politics Can Bring a Nation Together

    Contributors to a new book on the Calvin Coolidge legacy make a compelling case for revisiting and learning from the moral tenor and style that defined the Coolidge presidency.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-08-03
  • 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
  • Panoramic view of the President's house at Canton, Ohio /

    Photographed from a single-camera position, the film's 160-degree pan shows President McKinley's house and the large line of people being controlled by military troops. The crowd had gathered before going through the President's house to view his body. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: CIRCULAR PANORAMA OF PRESIDENT McKINLEY'S HOUSE. Ungowned. [code for telegraphic orders]. Here we present probably the most interesting and ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901