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  • Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War

    Historian and biographer Ernest B. Furgurson discussed his new book, which tells the story of how the Civil War transformed the nation's capital from a provincial city into one of America's most important cultural and social centers.

    • Contributor: Furgurson, Ernest
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-26
  • Chauncey Depew, Senator Perkins, and Governor Whitman of New York, at GOP Convention, 1916, Chicago, Ill. /

    Scenes from the 16th Republican National Convention held in Chicago, June 7-10, 1916. Long shot of delegates outside the Congress Hotel. Medium shots, from left to right, of Mrs. Olive H. Whitman; Governor Charles S. Whitman of New York (1915-1918); Francis Hendricks, former New York State Senator (1886-1891); George W. Perkins, a leader in the Progressive movement (1912-1916); Chauncey M. Depew, former New York ...

    • Contributor: Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell) - Perkins, George W. (George Walbridge) - Whitman, Charles S. - Whitman, Olive H. - Hendricks, Francis - Republican National Convention - Pathe News - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • "America in the Middle East" by Michael Oren

    • Contributor: Oren, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-02-07
  • My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives

    Library of Congress manuscript historian Gerard Gawalt discussed his new book "My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. Published by the Library of Congress in association with Black Dog & Leventhal, this compelling anthology draws upon the Library's vast collections of presidential papers to open a unique window into the special husband-wife ...

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-03-30
  • Catalog Record

    The last days of a president films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Presents twenty-eight films from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. Produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company from March to November 1901, these actuality motion pictures feature footage of President William McKinley at his second inauguration; the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition; and McKinley's funeral. Links to a section of The Learning Page covering the subjects ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 199?
  • 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
  • Ken Burns: Bookfest 07

    Director Ken Burns in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Burns, Ken
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • 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
  • Presidential Campaign Posters

    Along with every presidential campaign there are great campaign posters. There are also ridiculous ones. In "Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art" editors and curators of the Library of Congress have mined the institution's extraordinary collections for 100 posters, from the campaigns of Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama.

    • Contributor: Eubanks, Ralph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-06-19
  • Obama's Victory & the Democratic Struggle for Power

    Jeffrey Alexander offers a new way of looking at the struggle for political power by discussing what happened and why during Barack Obama's run for the presidency. He argues that images, emotion and performance are the central features of the battle for power.

    • Contributor: Alexander, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-14
  • Catalog Record

    The last days of President McKinley--films of William McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Compilation of 28 films from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1991
  • 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
  • James Garfield Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Sellers, John
    • 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
  • Taking President McKinley's body from train at Canton, Ohio /

    This film was photographed from two camera positions and shows the area where the guard of honor (pallbearers) is removing the casket containing the remains of President McKinley from the railroad car. The second camera position shows the pallbearers as they carry the casket to the hearse and place it inside. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: BODY LEAVING THE TRAIN AT CANTON, ...

    • Contributor: McKinley, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Ellen & Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies

    The wives of Woodrow Wilson were strikingly different from each other. Ellen Axson Wilson, quiet and intellectual, died after just a year and a half in the White House and is thought to have had little impact on history. Edith Bolling Wilson was flamboyant and confident but left a legacy of controversy. Kristie Miller discusses them, the subject of her new book.

    • Contributor: Miller, Kristie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-30
  • Funeral leaving the President's house and church at Canton, Ohio /

    In order to film the funeral of President McKinley, the photographer placed his camera in three locations. The first scene shows the casket being carried from his home by the honor guard and placed in the hearse. The second scene shows the hearse, the honor guard, and people lining the streets. The third scene shows the celebrities who attended the funeral preceding the casket ...

    • Contributor: McKinley, William - Roosevelt, Theodore - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • 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
  • McKinley's funeral entering Westlawn Cemetery, Canton [Ohio] /

    Photographed from several camera positions, the film shows the funeral procession both preceding and following the body of the assassinated president before he is interred at Canton, Ohio. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: FUNERAL CORTEGE ENTERING WESTLAWN CEMETERY AT CANTON, OHIO. Ungraceful. [code for telegraphic orders]. Another of our cameras is in an excellent position at the entrance to the Westlawn Cemetery, ...

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

    Washington Journal interview

    • Contributor: Kranz, Marvin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-09-25
  • 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
  • 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
  • TR at Sagamore Hill [1916] /

    On May 27, 1916, shortly before the Republican Party and Progressive Party conventions, the newly formed Roosevelt Non-Partisan League sponsors a demonstration of support for TR at Sagamore Hill. Many prominent men are included in the over 2,000 people who traveled from New York City to Oyster Bay to see TR and hear him speak on "Americanism." Panning shots of crowd gathered around porch; ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Hurd, Richard M. (Richard Melancthon) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Bob Woodward: 2006 National Book Festival

    Bob Woodward speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Woodward, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt

    In a new biography, author Elizabeth D. Leonard illuminates the history of this seldom-discussed but important figure in Lincoln's presidency.

    • Contributor: Leonard, Elizabeth D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-07-25