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  • Images & Observations: Faces of Egypt

    Images & Observations: Faces of Egypt

    For ten years, photographer Deborah Shea Doyle traveled throughout Egypt- from bustling Cairo to remote parts of the Sinai region- to explore the landscape and learn about the lives of ordinary Egyptians, especially the Bedouins. She visited large cities and small villages and traversed through the country's inaccessible areas, which presented her with a gold mine of opportunities to capture and record interesting faces ...

    • Contributor: Doyle, Deborah Shea
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-06-26
  • Robert B. Parker

    Robert B. Parker

    Robert B. Parker speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Parker, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • [Hendricks Collection. Police entering patrol wagon--unidentified works].

    [Hendricks Collection. Police entering patrol wagon--unidenti...

    Police are seen mounting a horse-drawn police wagon.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from Idaho

    Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from...

    Amuma Says No plays Basque music in a concert at the Library of Congress

    • Contributor: Amuma Says No
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-07-14
  • Flory Jagoda oral history interview conducted by Howard Bass, Catalog Record

    Flory Jagoda oral history interview conducted by Howard Bass,

    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
  • Sara Paretsky: 2011 National Book Festival

    Sara Paretsky: 2011 National Book Festival

    Mystery writer Sara Paretsky appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Paretsky, Sara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Looking Beyond Gitmo: U.S. and Foreign Approaches Toward Legal Treatment of Terrorist Suspects

    Looking Beyond Gitmo: U.S. and Foreign Approaches Toward Lega...

    On January 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order directing the Central Intelligence Agency to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba within a year. Some individuals and groups view this as a risky step because the facility known as "Gitmo" is perceived as a secure location to conduct trials of terrorist suspects. Others welcome the move, but believe it could ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-18
  • Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME): Update & Practical Applications

    Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME): Update & Pract...

    The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is a major community project that the Library of Congress is leading that will help move the library community into the linked data world. Development of BIBFRAME requires the involvement of information specialists and creators of bibliographic data to develop a new bibliographic ecosystem in which bibliographic data is more compatible with the broader World Wide Web environment. BIBFRAME ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-04
  • William P. Jones: 2013 National Book Festival

    William P. Jones: 2013 National Book Festival

    William P. Jones appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Jones, William P.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Daniel Silva: Book Fest 07

    Daniel Silva: Book Fest 07

    Daniel Silva in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Silva, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • A Parting of the Ways: Wealth, Working and Poverty in Early Christian Monasticism

    A Parting of the Ways: Wealth, Working and Poverty in Early C...

    Imagine you are living in 290 and not in 2009. Guess what people were heatedly discussing in those days? It was a pressing economic issue: the financial support of monks. Some insisted that monks should work for a living, and others thought they should be supported by the alms of other Christians. It was a raging debate that involved crucial economic and religious issues, ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-04-30
  • Michael B. Oren: Book Fest 07

    Michael B. Oren: Book Fest 07

    Michael B. Oren in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Oren, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • 2011 Americas Awards for Children's & Young Adult Literature

    2011 Americas Awards for Children's & Young Adult Literature

    The 2011 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature was awarded to Muñoz Ryan and Sis for "The Dreamer" and to author Willie Perdomo and illustrator Bryan Collier for "Clemente!" This event was co-sponsored by the Library and the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP).

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-17
  • [Claremont Theatre, N.Y.] /

    [Claremont Theatre, N.Y.] /

    Shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre in New York City at 135th St. and Broadway where Edison is showing Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper in On the stroke of twelve. Large numbers of men, women and children leave the theater, some as many as two or three times. Delivery boys, a wagon, automobiles and a boy on rollerskates pass by.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Kadir Nelson: 2011 National Book Festival

    Kadir Nelson: 2011 National Book Festival

    Kadir Nelson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Nelson, Kadir
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Peace envoys at Portsmouth, N.H. /

    Peace envoys at Portsmouth, N.H. /

    The Japanese and Russian peace envoys arrive and depart in automobiles, horse-drawn vehicles, or steam yachts, with arbitration groups from the United States. Neutral areas are designated for the conference, the docks, and the buildings in which the conference is held, as well as the parade in the streets.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Torcuato Zamora: Flamenco Guitar with Dancers from Furia Flamenco

    Torcuato Zamora: Flamenco Guitar with Dancers from Furia Flam...

    A concert featuring guitarist Torcuato Zamora and flamenco dance company Furia Flamenco.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-04-23
  • Daniel J. Boorstin Memorial Service

    Daniel J. Boorstin Memorial Service

    A memorial service for Librarian of Congress Emeritus Daniel J. Boorstin, who died on Feb. 28, was held in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building.

    • Contributor: Billington, James H.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-04-27
  • Healthy Bites: Great-Tasting, Healthy Food on a Budget

    Healthy Bites: Great-Tasting, Healthy Food on a Budget

    Sally Squires, award-winning journalist and former syndicated nutrition columnist of the Lean Plate Club in the Washington Post, discussed "Healthy Bites: Great-Tasting, Healthy Food on a Budget."

    • Contributor: Squires, Sally
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-11
  • Alice McDermott: 2014 National Book Festival

    Alice McDermott: 2014 National Book Festival

    Alice McDermott appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: McDermott, Alice
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Constitution Day 2013: Risa L. Goluboff

    Constitution Day 2013: Risa L. Goluboff

    Risa L. Goluboff lectured on "How the Constitution Changes: Social and Political Aspects of the Law." This program is part of the Law Library's annual celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day--a federal holiday observed each year to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and to "recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens."

    • Contributor: Goluboff, Risa L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-17
  • Hilltop outtake: Scattered shots of kids sitting on hill

    Hilltop outtake: Scattered shots of kids sitting on hill

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • Julie Morgenstern: 2008 National Book Festival

    Julie Morgenstern: 2008 National Book Festival

    Organizational expert Julie Morgenstern appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Morgenstern, Julie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Benjamin Harrison Papers

    Benjamin Harrison Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Sellers, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • The Road to Home: My Life and Times

    The Road to Home: My Life and Times

    Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, discussed his new autobiography

    • Contributor: Gregorian, Vartan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-05-19
  • Judith Viorst: 2008 National Book Festival

    Judith Viorst: 2008 National Book Festival

    Judith Viorst appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Viorst, Judith
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Spurs

    Spurs

    • Contributor: Stewart, Leslie J. - Marshall, Howard W. - Gastañaga, Linda - Ahlborn, Richard E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1978-07-25
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: 2013 National Book Festival

    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: 2013 National Book Festival

    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Arabian gun twirler / Catalog Record

    Arabian gun twirler /

    A bearded man performs a rifle twirling act on a stage with a painted backdrop of a city street corner. He wears a white turban and a dark two-piece costume of tunic and baggy pants that narrow at the knees; perhaps the costume of an Arab infantryman. The tricks he performs include throwing the spinning rifle in the air and catching it; twirling the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Russell Freedman

    Russell Freedman

    • Contributor: Freedman, Russell
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Panorama of Place de L'Opera /

    Panorama of Place de L'Opera /

    From Edison films catalog: The busiest square in all Paris. 75 feet. $11.25.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • America Is in the Heart for the 21st Century, Part 1

    America Is in the Heart for the 21st Century, Part 1

    The Asian Division of the Library of Congress held a daylong symposium on author Carlos Bulosan, titled "America Is in the Heart for the 21st Century." Bulosan depicted the early Filipino migrant experience in the United States and is best known for his book "America Is in the Heart." The Library, in conjunction with the Asian Division Friends Society (ADFS), coordinated the program as ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-28
  • Sylvia Nasar: 2011 National Book Festival

    Sylvia Nasar: 2011 National Book Festival

    Author Sylvia Nasar appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Nasar, Sylvia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Books as Weapons: Propaganda, Publishing and the Battle for Global Markets in the Era of World War II

    Books as Weapons: Propaganda, Publishing and the Battle for G...

    John Hench tells the little-known story of the vital partnership between American book publishers and the United States government to put carefully selected recent books highlighting American history and values into the hands of civilians liberated from Axis forces.

    • Contributor: Hench, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-05
  • SuperStrings: Einstein's Dream at the New Millennium

    SuperStrings: Einstein's Dream at the New Millennium

    Dr. Gates, John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, presents an audiovisual discussion of the concept of "superstrings," a new theory that describes the forces and matter that make up the universe.

    • Contributor: Gates Jr., Sylvester James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-06-05
  • Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court

    Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court

    Historian Jeff Shesol documents FDR's plan to expand the court to 15 justices and to "pack" the new seats with liberals who shared his belief in an expanded version of the Constitution.

    • Contributor: Shesol, Jeff
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-21
  • The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in WWI & Korea

    The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in...

    Adriane Lentz-Smith of Duke University and David Cline of Virginia Tech discuss the forgotten history of African-American participation in WWI and Korea, followed by a discussion facilitated by Robert Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-03-18
  • Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Cal. /

    Mabel and Fatty viewing the World's Fair at San Francisco, Ca...

    The 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition was San Francisco's second fair (following the 1894 Mid-Winter Fair) and her first major exposition. The 1915 fair celebrated both the opening of the newly-completed Panama Canal -- a triumph of Franco-American engineering -- and the newly-rebuilt San Francisco, vital and vigorous after recovering from the 1906 earthquake and fire. The fair opened on February 20, 1915, and closed December ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Theodore Roosevelt arrives in New York after the World War /

    Lieutenant-Colonel Theodore Roosevelt arrives in New York aft...

    Theodore Roosevelt Jr., suffering from a machine gun wound in the leg, returned as a casual from France to New York City aboard the Mauretania on March 6, 1919. Medium close shot of TR Jr., dressed in uniform, aboard what may be the liner Mauretania, docked at the Cunard pier, North River, New York City.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
  • Interview with Carolyn Mooney, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    Interview with Carolyn Mooney, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    • Contributor: Mooney, Carolyn - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-16
  • Dogs used as smugglers  /

    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.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Neal Stephenson: 2011 National Book Festival

    Neal Stephenson: 2011 National Book Festival

    Neal Stephenson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Stephenson, Neal
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Mark Kurlansky: 2009 National Book Festival

    Mark Kurlansky: 2009 National Book Festival

    New York Times best-selling author Mark Kurlansky appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Kurlansky, Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Congress.gov Introduction

    Congress.gov Introduction

    An introduction to the Congress.gov legislative information website.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-15
  • Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving and Singing in Northern Ireland

    Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving ...

    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
  • Children's Africana Book Awards

    Children's Africana Book Awards

    The Children's Africana Book Awards encourages the publication and use of accurate, balanced children's materials on Africa in the U.S. schools and libraries. Eric Walters was one of the 2013 winners for his book, "The Matatu," about a young Kenyan boy who takes a ride on the matatu bus with his grandfather for his fifth birthday. Walters conducts a presentation to elementary students from ...

    • Contributor: Walters, Eric
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-08
  • Waging Peace: Building a New Life in Chad after Conflict for the Victims of Darfur

    Waging Peace: Building a New Life in Chad after Conflict for ...

    Brian Wakley, chief executive of CORD, discussed "Waging Peace: Building a New Life in Chad After Conflict for the Victims of Darfur" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.

    • Contributor: Wakley, Brian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-01-12
  • The Loveliest Woman in America: A Tragic Actress, Her Lost Diaries and Her Granddaughter's Search for Home

    The Loveliest Woman in America: A Tragic Actress, Her Lost Di...

    Rosamond Pinchot was dubbed "the loveliest woman in America" at 23, yet 10 years later she was dead by her own hand. An acclaimed actress, socialite and sportswoman, she was the toast of Broadway and Hollywood during the 1920s and 1930s. Bibi Gaston, who took a remarkable journey to discover the truth about her forgotten grandmother, discussed and signed "The Loveliest Woman in America: ...

    • Contributor: Gaston, Bibi
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-17
  • Rosenzweig Forum on Technology & the Humanities: Preserving & Interpreting Born-Digital Collections

    Rosenzweig Forum on Technology & the Humanities: Preserving &...

    On Monday, April 22, the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program co-hosted the Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities: Preserving and Interpreting Born-Digital Collections, as a special event in celebration of ALA's Preservation Week 2013. The forum hosted four speakers to talk about how their institutions are addressing the acquisition and preservation of born-digital collections and a discussion of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-22
  • Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king /

    Terrible Teddy, the grizzly king /

    "A burlesque on Theodore Roosevelt hunting mountain lions in Colorado and taken from the New York Journal and Advertiser. The scene opens in a very picturesque wood. Teddy with his large teeth is seen running down the hill with his gun in hand, followed by his photographer and press agent. He reconnoitres around a large tree and finally discovers the mountain lion. He kneels ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • High holy days Catalog Record

    High holy days

    Condensed version of the Jewish Holy day services at Temple Sinai Reform Jewish Congregation, Washangton, DC.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Lourdes, transport de malades, I /

    Lourdes, transport de malades, I /

    Patients are conveyed in carriages toward the shrine in Lourdes.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature

    The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human N...

    Daniel Levitin gives a talk titled "The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature." Director of McGill University's Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise and best-selling author of "This is Your Brain on Music," Levitin blends cutting-edge scientific findings with his own experiences as a former record producer and still-active musician. The Music and the Brain Lecture Series is ...

    • Contributor: Levitin, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-18
  • Recent Trends in Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Recent Trends in Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage

    The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage dates back to only 2003. Yet it is already having a major impact, globally and within the preservation community of the United States. This movement explicitly recognizes that material culture is intertwined with ideas, memories, knowledge, skills, creativity, spirituality, emotions, traditions, and other intangible qualities. As much as possible, preservation of these intangible ...

    • Contributor: Reedy, Chandra
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-05-20
  • Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power

    Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power

    Although he may be best known today for the prize that bears his name, Joseph Pulitzer ushered in the era of modern mass media in the 19th century. "What he accomplished was as significant in his time as the creation of television would be in the 20th century, and it remains deeply relevant in today's information age," writes James McGrath Morris in his new ...

    • Contributor: McGrath Morris, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-02-16
  • "World War II: 365 Days"

    "World War II: 365 Days"

    Described in a recent review as "one of the best single-volume histories of the war yet published," "World War II: 365 Days" is a unique compilation of riveting text and more than 600 color and black-and-white images (many of them rarely seen) from the Library of Congress's collections. The speakers discuss their work on the book.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-27
  • Esmeralda Santiago: 2011 National Book Festival

    Esmeralda Santiago: 2011 National Book Festival

    Esmeralda Santiago appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Santiago, Esmeralda
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Jeff Kinney: 2009 National Book Festival

    Jeff Kinney: 2009 National Book Festival

    New York Times best-selling author Jeff Kinney appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Kinney, Jeff
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Michael Buckley: 2011 National Book Festival

    Michael Buckley: 2011 National Book Festival

    Michael Buckley appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Buckley, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Walter Mosely, Part 1

    Walter Mosely, Part 1

    • Contributor: Mosley, Walter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • General Lee's procession, Havana /

    General Lee's procession, Havana /

    From Edison films catalog: A magnificent view of the Prado, from the balcony of the United States Club. The procession is headed by a troop of horsemen. Prominent among them is General Lee. Then come the soldiers, file after file and company after company; filling the broad avenue from curb to curb and as far as the eye can reach with marching men. It ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Interview with Natasha Trethewey

    Interview with Natasha Trethewey

    Grace Cavalieri interviews Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey for the Library's Poet and the Poem Series.

    • Contributor: Trethewey, Natasha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-14
  • The Secret War in El Paso: Mexican Revolutionary Intrigue 1906-1920

    The Secret War in El Paso: Mexican Revolutionary Intrigue 190...

    Authors Charles H. Harris III and Louis R. Sadler discuss their work and the Mexican Revolution.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-11-08
  • Islamic Science and the Making of Renaissance Europe

    Islamic Science and the Making of Renaissance Europe

    George Saliba, senior distinguished visiting scholar in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, presented a talk on "Islamic Science and The Making of Renaissance Europe." Saliba's illustrated talk explored the scientific ideas that passed from the Islamic world to the European Renaissance during the 15th and 16th centuries. He showed the connection between mathematical innovations produced in the Islamic world ...

    • Contributor: Saliba, George
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-27
  • Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute & the Transportation Revolution

    Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute & the Transportation...

    Drawing heavily on the rich aeronautical archives of the Library of Congress, including personal correspondence, "Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution" is the first detailed examination of French-born and self-trained civil engineer Octave Chanute's life and his immeasurable contributions to engineering and transportation, from the ground-transportation revolution of the mid-19th century to the early days of aviation.

    • Contributor: Short, Simine
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-29
  • Brando Skyhorse: 2014 National Book Festival

    Brando Skyhorse: 2014 National Book Festival

    Brando Skyhorse appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Skyhorse, Brando
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Early Cartography of Panama & Darien

    Early Cartography of Panama & Darien

    Due to its role as a world's crossroads, the Isthmus of Panama has been one of the most mapped regions in the Americas. Hernan Arauz examines some of Panama's most significant maps and their interpretation and how the feats of the early conquistadors, buccaneers, surveyors and explorers influenced the development of cartography there.

    • Contributor: Arauz, Hernan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-12-16
  • Optical Scanning Applied to Recorded Sound Preservation & Access

    Optical Scanning Applied to Recorded Sound Preservation & Access

    Carl Haber discusses the current status of ongoing collaborative research between the Library of Congress and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories.

    • Contributor: Haber, Carl
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-04
  • Hugo Black of Alabama: How His Roots and Early Career Shaped the Great Champion of the Constitution

    Hugo Black of Alabama: How His Roots and Early Career Shaped ...

    Steve Suitts discussed his book "Hugo Black of Alabama: How His Roots and Early Career Shaped the Great Champion of the Constitution."The event was sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center and the Supreme Court Historical Society. Hugo Black, who served on the Supreme Court from 1937 to 1971, was one of America's most controversial justices. In Birmingham in the 1920s, he became ...

    • Contributor: Suitts, Steve
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-01-12
  • Vine Deloria Jr.

    Vine Deloria Jr.

    • Contributor: Deloria Jr., Vine
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Rupert Holmes: Book Fest 05

    Rupert Holmes: Book Fest 05

    Author Rupert Holmes at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Holmes, Rupert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Brian Biggs: 2014 National Book Festival

    Brian Biggs: 2014 National Book Festival

    Brian Biggs appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Biggs, Brian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Seminary girls /

    Seminary girls /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A most amusing and life-like scene, in which a number of young ladies clad in their night robes, are seen engaged in a midnight frolic. From Edison films catalog: A number of young ladies, in their night robes, are having a frolic, and are interrupted by a teacher. One girl makes herself very conspicuous by crawling under a bed. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Poet Laureate Billy Collins Reads his Poems

    Poet Laureate Billy Collins Reads his Poems

    Billy Collins is introduced by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and gives the final reading of his tenure as U. S. Poet Laureate.

    • Contributor: Collins, Billy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-05-07
  • Coach at rural post office, U.S.P.O. /

    Coach at rural post office, U.S.P.O. /

    This section of the postal film is concerned with a stagecoach pulled by four horses arriving and delivering a pouch of mail to a rural post office for rerouting. Also visible is the post office delivery wagon.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City /

    Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City /

    The subject is a group of about thirty men and boys who are sorting combustible refuse, mostly paper, and stuffing it into large sacks. In the background a man in a hat with an emblem on it can be seen unloading trash from a large wagon. Location may be the New York City Sanitation Department's East 17th Street facility, or possibly the incinerator at ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • The seven tapes a documentary autobiography / Catalog Record

    The seven tapes a documentary autobiography /

    A cinematic journey into the world of Yona Wallach, an Israeli poet, whose radical life and poetry ended with her death at an early age, leaving behind a myth and a trail of admirers. More than 25 years after her death, seven recorded tapes from her last interview, which were made with Helit Yeshurun, are discovered. In these tapes, Wallach confesses to her attraction ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • [Scenes from Mexico and the 1900 Paris Exposition] /

    [Scenes from Mexico and the 1900 Paris Exposition] /

    French language translation title, Scènes du Mexique et de l'Exposition universelle de 1900 á Paris, is supplied for the France in America project. Danse espagnole de la Feria Sevillanos also known as Feria Sevillano. Expérience du ballon dirigeable de M. Santos-Dumont (parts I & II) was released in the U.S. in 1902 by Edison Mfg. Co. under the title: Santos Dumont's airship. The films ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Jonathan Franzen: 2010 National Book Festival

    Jonathan Franzen: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Jonathan Franzen appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Franzen , Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Bryan Collier: 2006 National Book Festival

    Bryan Collier: 2006 National Book Festival

    Author Bryan Collier speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Collier, Bryan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • CIP & ONIX: The Future of Bibliographic Control?

    CIP & ONIX: The Future of Bibliographic Control?

    Karl Debus-López presents background information on the Cataloging in Publication Program as it enters its fortieth year. He reviews new developments that position the program to meet an objective of the "On the Record" report to provide enhanced access to information through greater use of publisher supplied data and subject terminology. He also discusses new developments in the Electronic Cataloging in Publication Cataloging Partnership ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-14
  • Timothy Egan: 2010 National Book Festival

    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
  • The Sufi Ritual in the New Theater

    The Sufi Ritual in the New Theater

    Sudanese actor and director Ali Mahdi discusses how theater, music and drama have an invaluable role in promoting dialogue and supporting peacekeeping processes.

    • Contributor: Mahdi, Ali
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-19
  • Mac Barnett & Adam Rex: 2012 National Book Festival

    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
  • Ed Young: 2012 National Book Festival

    Ed Young: 2012 National Book Festival

    Ed Young appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Young, Ed
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Kevin Young: Book Fest 07

    Kevin Young: Book Fest 07

    Kevin Young in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Young, Kevin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Persia in Crisis: Safavid Decline and the Fall of Isfashan

    Persia in Crisis: Safavid Decline and the Fall of Isfashan

    Rudi Matthee spoke about his new book "Persia in Crisis: Safavid Decline and the Fall of Isfahan."

    • Contributor: Matthee, Rudi
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-05
  • Anchee Min: 2010 National Book Festival

    Anchee Min: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Anchee Min appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Min , Anchee
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • The last days of a president films of McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901 / Catalog Record

    The last days of a president films of McKinley and the Pan-Am...

    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?
  • Sikh Conference: Achievements of Extraordinary Sikh Women in Art

    Sikh Conference: Achievements of Extraordinary Sikh Women in Art

    The Library's Sikh conference continued with a session on "Achievements of Extraordinary Sikh Women in Art." The even was sponsored by the Kaur Foundation under the auspices of the Library's Asian Division and Asian Division Friends Society.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-06-18
  • Interview with Disney Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner

    Interview with Disney Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner

    Parade magazine Editor Walter Anderson interviewed Disney Chairman and CEO Michael Eisner. Eisner was asked to consider what we should have in mind as we enter the next century; what are the moral, academic and technological challenges we must face; and how should face them.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999-10-05
  • Elmer Kelton and Lucia St. Clair Robson: 2006 National Book Festival

    Elmer Kelton and Lucia St. Clair Robson: 2006 National Book F...

    Elmer Kelton speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Will Osborne: Book Fest 05

    Will Osborne: Book Fest 05

    Author Will Osborne at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Osborne, Will
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Mystery of the "Place of Dog Tail"

    Mystery of the "Place of Dog Tail"

    Anastasia Kalyuta offers a comparative analysis of land tenure and related practices of inheritance, land distribution and exploitation among Aztec nobility on the eve of Spanish conquest and aftermath. The talk explores distinctions of elite land tenure in two main centers of Aztec empire-Tenochtitlan and Tetzcoco.

    • Contributor: Kalyuta, Anastasia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-01-26
  • By Endurance We Conquer: Ernest Shackleton and Lessons of Leadership for the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Centenary Expedition 2014

    By Endurance We Conquer: Ernest Shackleton and Lessons of Lea...

    A team of adventurers who hope to traverse the Antarctic continent along the same route planned by Sir Ernest Shackleton in 1914 discuss the ill-fated early expedition and their plans for 2014.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-20
  • TR in New Mexico, 1916 /

    TR in New Mexico, 1916 /

    On Oct. 23, 1916, Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for Republican presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes and assails the Wilson administration in Albuquerque, N.M. A young woman rides on horseback carrying a bouquet of flowers. There is an auto parade. Roosevelt passes by in an open touring car. Seated next to him is a man who appears to be Albert B. Fall, one of New Mexico's ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Comedy Icon Carl Reiner

    Comedy Icon Carl Reiner

    Carl Reiner, a giant of American comedy for nearly six decades, spoke at the Library of Congress as part of the Books & Beyond author series sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. Following his talk, Reiner signed his recently published book "Just Desserts" as well as his children's book "Tell Me a Scary Story, But Not TOO Scary."

    • Contributor: Reiner, Carl
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-26
  • Visualizing the Nation's Capital (Day 1-Morning)

    Visualizing the Nation's Capital (Day 1-Morning)

    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
  • Matthew Reinhart: 2011 National Book Festival

    Matthew Reinhart: 2011 National Book Festival

    Pop-up book author Matthew Reinhart appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Reinhart, Matthew
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Nikki Grimes: 2009 National Book Festival

    Nikki Grimes: 2009 National Book Festival

    New York Times best-selling author Nikki Grimes appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Grimes, Nikki
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26