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  • Octavio Paz Symposium

    Octavio Paz (1914-1998) was a world-famous poet, writer and essayist. His writing, which garnered him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990, has been characterized as impassioned and marked with sensuous intelligence and humanistic integrity. A two-hour symposium, "A Tribute to Octavio Paz," was sponsored by the Library's Hispanic Division and the Poetry Office, in cooperation with the Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, D.C. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-05-23
  • Alexandra Stoddard: 2006 National Book Festival

    Alexandra Stoddard speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Stoddard, Alexandra
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Reflections on the Mendelssohn Bicentenary

    videorecording | videorecording ; 71 min | Hailed in the New York Times as "the dean of Mendelssohn scholars in the United States," R. Larry Todd shares his insights on the Mendelssohn reception in the 19th and 20th centuries and how different composers responded to his music. (Content). Recorded February 19, 2009 (Date). Speaker Biography: Hailed in the New York Times as "the dean ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Todd, R. Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland

    Kalanidhi Dance Company was founded in 2005. Its artistic approach is to explore creative and contemporary ideas through the vocabulary of Kuchipudi, while retaining the essence and integrity of the classical form. Dancers include Supraja Chittari, Ankitha Durvasula, Ramya Durvasula, Pragnya Thamire and Deviga Valiyil.

    • Contributor: Kalanidhi Dance Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013-08-14
  • John Elliott Churchville oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

    John Churchville recalls growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his mother's career as a music teacher, moving to New York, and converting to Islam. He remembers joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), registering voters in Americus, Georgia, and in Mississippi. He discusses moving back to Philadelphia, converting to Christianity, and founding the Freedom Library and Black People's Unity Movement.

    • Contributor: Churchville, John Elliott - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Shannon Hale: 2009 National Book Festival

    New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hale, Shannon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Richard Holmes: 2010 National Book Festival

    Biographer and scholar Richard Holmes appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Holmes , Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Patrick O'Connell

    • Contributor: O'Connell, Patrick
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Jim Lehrer & Kate Lehrer

    Jim and Kate Lehrer speak at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • New York City "ghetto" fish market /

    The view, photographed from an elevated camera position, looks down on a very crowded New York City street market. Rows of pushcarts and street vendors' vehicles can be seen. The precise location is difficult to ascertain, but it is certainly on the Lower East Side, probably on or near Hester Street, which at the turn of the century was the center of commerce for ...

    • Contributor: Smith, James Blair - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Beethoven: The Universal Composer

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris discussed his new book, "Beethoven: The Universal Composer." The Library's Music Division cosponsored the event with the Center for the Book. Morris, a classically trained pianist, has studied Beethoven and his music for 40 years. "Of all the great composers, Beethoven is the most enduring in his appeal to dilettantes and intellectuals alike," Morris writes. "What draws them is ...

    • Contributor: Morris, Edmund
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-10-25
  • Brad Meltzer: 2013 National Book Festival

    Brad Meltzer appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Meltzer, Brad
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Demons of the Mind: Depression and its Treatments (Panel)

    The Office of Scholarly Programs, in conjunction with the Dana Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies and the National Institute of Mental Health, sponsored a two-day conference, "Demons of the Mind: 21st Century Science vs. Depression," bringing together top neuroscientists and mental health experts to discuss mental depression. During this panel discussion, William Safire, New York Times columnist and chairman of the Dana Foundation, moderated a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-19
  • Brian Haig: Book Fest 07

    Brian Haig in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Haig, Brian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia,

    Mary Jones describes her childhood in Albany, Georgia, including the work she did as a child and her memories of school. Jones discusses learning about the Civil Rights Movement by reading the newspaper, and she describes her children's experiences as they entered white schools. After she joined the Albany Movement, she helped to register voters, participated in marches and boycotts, and joined the police ...

    • Contributor: Jones, Mary A. - Griffin, Willie James - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • The Transmission of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and Influenza: Lessons from the Past and How We Should Be Preparing for the Future

    Dr. Marc Lipsitch, Ph.D, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard School of Public Health, presented a lecture partially based on his most recent publication in Nature, vol. 432 on December, 16, 2004, p. 904-906.

    • Contributor: Lipsitch, Marc
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-02-07
  • David Baldacci: Book Fest 05

    Author David Baldacci at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Baldacci, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • The first sleigh-ride /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This subject taken just after the recent first fall of snow, shows two enthusiastic horsemen indulging in a "brush" with their respective horses and cutters.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Dogs used as smugglers /

    With contraband strapped to the backs of their dogs, smugglers set off to cross the Spanish-French border. Having been spied upon and betrayed to customs officers, a fierce skirmish results and only the dogs and a single smuggler reach their destination.

    • Contributor: Hatot, Georges - Heuzé, André - Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Nfsa Australia Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Baker (Glenn L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Literature in Conversation: Tim Z. Hernández

    Tim Z. Hernández reads and discusses his poetry and fiction with Francisco Aragón.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-05-06
  • Malaria & War: The U.S. Antimalarial Program in World War II

    Leo B. Slater discussed "Malaria & War: The U.S. Antimalarial Program in World War II".

    • Contributor: Slater, Leo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-25
  • The Astor tramp /

    From Edison films catalog, no. 105: A side-splitting subject, showing the mistaken tramp's arrival at the famous New York hotel, the Waldorf-Astoria. The tramp inquires as to changing his nationality and asks also as to the results of this prospective change. The music and words accompanying are explanatory and can be either sung or spoken. The tramp calls to ask Waldorf's opinion as to ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Challenges and Prospects of 11 Official Languages Policy in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Leketi Makalela discussed English and language development in South Africa, particularly among speakers with indigenous African language backgrounds. His work reveals fresh insights into the study of English and the development of language in Africa.

    • Contributor: Makalela, Leketi
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-15
  • Jonathan Safan Foer : 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Jonathan Safran Foer appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Safran Foer , Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • A Digital Library of British Printed Images to 1700

    Michael Hunter discusses a collaborative project with the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King's College London to produce a digital library of British printed images to 1700. The project, to be completed by 2009, will present online 12,000 images mainly from the holdings of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. A retrieval system is being constructed which will ...

    • Contributor: Hunter, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-03-27