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  • Buzz Aldrin: Book Fest 05

    Author and former Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Aldrin, Buzz
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Legendary Folk Singer Odetta

    Peggy Bulger, director of the American Folklife Center, interviews folk singer Odetta, who was presented with the Living Legend Award by the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Holmes Felious Gordon, Odetta
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-11-03
  • Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation

    In 1974, the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) accepted its first graduate class of six students towards a masters of science in the conservation of artistic and historic objects. With the graduation of the Class of 2014, the program has produced 364 conservators who have conserved and preserved landmark symbols of our cultural heritage.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-01
  • Jonathan Hennessey: 2013 National Book Festival

    Jonathan Hennessey appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hennessey, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Night wanderers

    videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source Note). Courtesy of the Samuel Barber Estate and G. Schirmer, Inc., www.schirmer.com. Courtesy of G. Schirmer, Inc. http://www.schirmer.com/ (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Barber, Samuel - Davies, W. H. (William Henry) - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Authenticity of Print Materials

    Specialists, conservators, scientists, booksellers and private collectors who are on the cutting edge of research on printing techniques, paper manufacture, binding construction and typography convened at the Library of Congress for a symposium on authenticity. One of the most difficult subjects facing today's collection-development programs is judging the genuineness of printed materials. For nearly 10 years, the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division ...

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-06
  • 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards: 826 National

    826 National is the recipient of the American Prize, one of three??2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards.

    • Contributor: Richards, Gerald
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-04
  • Tom Shachtman: Airlift to America

    Tom Shactman discusses his book "Airlift to America: How Barack Obama Sr., John F. Kennedy, Tom Mboya and 800 East African Students Changed Their World and Ours." Cora Weiss speaks from personal experience about the airlifts and activities of the African American Students Foundation, which funded, coordinated and supported the airlifts. The event is sponsored by the African Section of the African and Middle ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-12
  • Formación RDA para participantes de NACO 6c. Entidades corporativas: Variantes

    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat presents 26 webcasts as a portion of an online course created and intended for Spanish-speaking independent AACR2 Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) participants who are making the transition to RDA: Resource Description & Access for authority work. The course consists of filmed lectures, hands-on guided sessions, online exercises, and follow-up Q&A webinars, with a brief review period ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-16
  • Susan Cooper: 2011 National Book Festival

    Susan Cooper appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Cooper, Susan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Concert: Eddie Daniels, Roger Kellaway & the American Songbook

    videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | "A duet of one" -- a concert with Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway, two jazz masters with classical leanings and an impressive command of the American Songbook. (Content). Recorded February 25, 2011 (Date). Speaker Biography: American tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Eddie Daniels took up alto saxophone at the age of nine, began doubling on tenor saxophone and ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Daniels, Eddie - Kellaway, Roger
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Anne Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Selma, Alabama, 2011-05-31.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Avery, Anne Pearl
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-31

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  • ASCAP 2014: We Write the Songs

    The Library's annual ASCAP concert featuring: Jon Batiste, Alan Bergman, Josh Kear, Randy Newman, Carly Simon, Narada Michael Walden with Shelea Frazier, Jimmy Webb and Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-16
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Historical Fiction

    The construction of historical fiction requires the attributes of good story telling plus some important additional components. Novelist David L. Robbins -- whose most recent political thriller, "The Assassins Gallery," imagines the assassination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt -- discussed the building blocks of historical novels in a lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book. Robbins discussed the importance of research, the role ...

    • Contributor: Robbins, David L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-10-24
  • Depression and Creativity Symposium

    Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, convened a discussion of the effects of depression on creativity. Joining Jamison were two distinguished colleagues from the fields of neurology and neuropsychiatry, Dr. Terence Ketter and Dr. Peter Whybrow. The Music and the Brain series is co-sponsored ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-03
  • Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil

    The world was forever changed when American geologists and engineers in the 1930s and 1940s discovered oil in Saudi Arabia and developed the Middle Eastern oil industry. Timothy J. Barger and Thomas W. Lippman examined this significant period in history when they discussed a book by the late, award-winning author Wallace Stegner titled "Discovery! The Search for Arabian Oil." The event was sponsored by ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-28
  • Traditional Greek Smyrneika Music from Massachusetts

    Sophia Bilides sings and plays santouri (Greek hammered dulcimer) and zilia (finger cymbals). Smyrneika songs arose out an urban population where the music of Greeks, Turks, Jews, and Armenians influenced each other in the early decades of the 20th century. This vibrant cultural scene was shattered when conflicts led to the 1922 Asia-Minor Catastrophe. The destruction of the port city of Smyrna (Izmir) led ...

    • Contributor: Bilides, Sophia
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-08-24
  • Music and the Brain: The Positive Affects of Music Therapy on Health

    Why can someone with Alzheimer's disease recall lyrics to songs when they can't remember the names of their children? Why can a stroke survivor sing words to a familiar song even though they cannot speak? Drawing from more than 30 years of clinical experience and current research into the therapeutic applications of music for persons with acute or chronic health conditions, Concetta Tomaino will ...

    • Contributor: Tomaino, Dr. Concetta M.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-12
  • ASCAP 2013: We Write the Songs

    The Library of Congress hosted the annual ASCAP "We Write the Songs" concert that celebrates the Library's partnership with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, a non-profit organization that handles licensing and royalties for songwriters. Performers included Paul Williams, Alan Bergman, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jim Weatherly, Siedah Garrett, Charles Strouse and Liz Calloway.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-14
  • Interview with the Ambassadors: A Different Approach to Being an Ambassador

    Following the Jan. 5, 2010, ceremony announcing the appointment of Katherine Paterson as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2010-2011, Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for 2008-2009, interviewed his successor. They discussed a wide range of issues, both serious and humorous, in a room in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-01-05
  • Nelson DeMille

    Author Nelson DeMille talks about her work at the 2003 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Demille, Nelson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Mac Barnett & Adam Rex: 2012 National Book Festival

    Mac Barnett and Adam Rex appear at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland

    Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic Michael Dirda, senior editor of the "Washington Post Book World", discussed his new memoir.

    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-14
  • Visualizing the Nation's Capital (Day 1-Afternoon)

    This conference showcases the unparalleled cartographic collections at the Library of Congress and engage a wide array of experts in exploring how Washington has evolved over 200 years. Speakers include James H. Billington, George Tobolowsky, Ralph Ehrenberg, Richard Stephenson, Ronald Grim, Edward Redmond, Patrick O'Neill, William Stanley, Chas Langelan, Don Alexander Hawkins, Charlene Drew Jarvis, Timothy Davis, Iris Miller, Gail Lowe, Douglas Richardson and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-18
  • Linda Fairstein, Part 1

    • Contributor: Fairstein, Linda
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12