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  • Founder's Day Concert Featuring the Music of Morton Subotnick

    The Library hosted a concert featuring the music of Morton Subotnik. "Trembling," an early foray into "Ghost" electronics, is the opener for the world premiere of a new Subotnick work, a 30 minute opera without words. Conceived for Joan La Barbara, "the queen of vocal experimentation" (The Wire), it's an extraordinary aural and visual experience: the composer's voice interacts with and controls the Buchla ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-09
  • Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (English)

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the third of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience. (English language version).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-11-19
  • John Feinstein

    • Contributor: Feinstein, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Liberian-U.S. Relations Symposium: Session I

    In celebration of the 160th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Liberia, the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of Liberia co-sponsored a symposium with the theme "Liberian-United States Relations: Past, Present and Future." Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., made a special presentation. Other speakers included His Excellency Charles A. Minor, Liberian Ambassador to the United States; Wilton Gbakolo Sengbe Sankawulo, Sr., novelist ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-07-24
  • Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Exploring the Known and Unknown

    Prominent scholars gathered at the Library to examine Waldseemuller's cartographic vision and to reflect on the philosophical and historical context of the map's production and reception. Experts spoke on a wide range of topics, from the history of exploration and German Humanism to the mathematical and astronomical basis of early 16th-century cartography. This session, "Waldseemuller's World: Exploring the Known and Unknown," begins a more ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-14
  • Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium Session 6

    The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aims to energize the discussion of ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic strategies for contemporary archival realities. This segment includes a panel on education and training and closing remarks by Nicole Saylor. Other speakers included Beth Davis-Brown, Doug Boyd, Elizabeth Call, Emanuel Valentin, Alexia Hudson-Ward, Shauna Collier, Holly Smith, Lori Harris and Cecilia L. Salvatore.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-27
  • There Are No Fears

    Yevgeny Yevtushenko recited his poetry in both English and Russian in a program titled" There Are No Fears". Yevtushenko is a poet, novelist, film maker and professor of literature and cinema.

    • Contributor: Yevtushenko, Yevgeny
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-04-29
  • Shirley Miller Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia, 2011-09-15.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Sherrod, Shirley
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-15

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  • Jonathan Going South: The Yankee & the Making of American National Character

    Stefanie Schaefer traces the origins and functions of the Yankee in 19th century U.S. literary and popular culture. Schaefer traces the Yankee's most commonly known sectional (Northern) denomination to its origins and explores how this allegory was used to imagine an American national identity.

    • Contributor: Schaefer, Stefanie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-07
  • Janet Wong

    • Contributor: Wong, Janet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Justin Martin: 2011 National Book Festival

    Biographer Justin Martin appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Martin, Justin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Celebrating Kentucky Poets

    Kentucky poets Jane Gentry Vance, Maurice Manning, Tony Crunk and Davis McCombs read selections of their work as part of the Library's Poetry at Noon series.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-18
  • Working (and Not Working) with Bernstein

    Composer Jack Gottlieb, author of the recently published memoir "Working with Bernstein," discusses his own role as a fellow composer.

    • Contributor: Gottlieb, Jack
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-12-11
  • Business in History

    Louis Galambos, holder of the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the John W. Kluge Center, discussed "Business in History." In light of Enron and other recent corporate scandals, there is a heightened awareness today of ethical business practices. In his lecture, Galambos places in historical perspective society's concern for business ethics, ranging from the early 20th century to ...

    • Contributor: Galambos, Louis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-06-14
  • Bobbitt Prize Reading: Gerald Stern

    Gerald Stern, winner of the 12th Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, reads selections from his "Early Collected Poems: 1965-1992."

    • Contributor: Stern, Gerald
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-01-24
  • Christopher Myers

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Brad Meltzer: 2010 National Book Festival

    National best selling author Brad Meltzer appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Meltzer, Brad
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Tim O'Brien: 2009 National Book Festival

    Fiction author Tim O'Brien appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: O'Brien, Tim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • 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
  • RDA for NACO Catalogers: Supplement 1, Part 2. Non-Latin Languages

    With this first supplement, the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat presents 27 webcasts in an online course created and intended for independent AACR2 Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) participants who are making the transition to RDA: Resource Description and 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: 2012-07-12
  • George Crumb & David Starobin

    A conversation with composer George Crumb on his American Songbooks cycle with a longtime friend, Bridge Records producer David Starobin.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-04-28
  • 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    Rep. Donna Edwards visits the Library to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

    • Contributor: Edwards, Donna
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-06
  • RDA for NACO Catalogers: 8a. WEMI Group 1 Entities as NARs: Overview

    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat presents 25 webcasts as a portion of an online course created and intended for independent AACR2 Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) participants who are making the transition to RDA: Resource Description and 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 following ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-08
  • Legislating International Religious Freedom

    The John W. Kluge Center and the American Academy of Religion presented panel discussions on America's religious origins and on international religious freedom at the Library of Congress. The first panel, "Writing the Story of America's Religious Origins," was cosponsored by the National History Center. Participants included Susan Jacoby, Mark Noll, Steve R. Prothero and Jonathan D. Sarna. Catherine L. Albanese presided. The second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-20
  • Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

    Polka, zydeco, and "Lady of Spain": If this is your idea of the only genres wherein the accordion flourishes, prepare to be enlightened by the history of this robust instrument's odyssey across the American musical landscape and its dramatic rise, fall, and rise again in 20th century popular culture.

    • Contributor: Jacobson, Marion - Jacobson, Marion S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-07-12