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  • The Marriage of Preservation & Access

    The close alliance between preservation of cultural heritage collections and the provision of access to them will be explored, with particular reference to the ways in which the grant programs of the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities exemplify that alliance. The results of a recent strategic planning effort, which included attention both to physical preservation and to ...

    • Contributor: Gardner, Nadina
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-04-14
  • The artist's dilemma /

    "The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist asleep in his chair. A large old fashioned clock opens and a young lady comes out and awaking the artist, requests him to paint her picture. While the artist is executing the work a clown comes down from the clock, takes in the situation and begins to make love to the lady. The artist detects ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Hope for America Exhibition Opening

    Linda Hope, Sloan Gibson, James Billington open "Hope for America: Performers, Politics & Pop Culture," a new exhibition that explores the dynamics of political and social satire.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-10
  • Mandlakayise C. Matyumza

    Mandlakayise C. Matyumza discusses African poets and writers in an event co-sponsored by the Africa Society for the National Summit on Africa.

    • Contributor: Matyumza, Mandlakayise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-25
  • Japanese village /

    At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese man appears directly in front of the camera. He is accompanied by two small Japanese boys attired in tight knee britches and rather loose sleeved blouses. The three of them exhibit their gymnastic powers ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • New York police parade, June 1st, 1899 /

    The film shows members of "New York's Finest" parading at a crowded Union Square. There are members of the Bicycle Squad [Frame: 0396], mounted horses [0612], and two regimental marching bands [2518, 3456]. At the time of filming, the New York City Police Department was still recovering from the corruption scandals of the early 1890's that had severely tarnished the reputation of the department. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Steven Millhauser: 2012 National Book Festival

    Steven Millhauser appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Millhauser, Steven
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • So We Read On: How "The Great Gatsby" Came To Be and Why It Endures

    In her recently published book on "The Great Gatsby," Maureen Corrigan presents a new perspective on why F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic American novel is a great work of literary achievement.

    • Contributor: Corrigan, Maureen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-15
  • Clay Risen: 2014 National Book Festival

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

    • Contributor: Risen, Clay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Twelfth Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture

    Edward Alexander, retired Foreign Service officer and author, delivered the Twelfth Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture, "Diplomacy and the Armenian Factor." Alexander's diplomatic career began soon after the end of World War II and lasted into the late 1980s. He anecdotally narrated his dealings with Soviet, Turkish and other diplomatic staff he met on his journeys. By using his Armenian language heritage as a ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-04-28
  • Interview with Rosanne Wagner, Naples, Italy, December 2, 2001 (part 2 of 2)

    • Contributor: Wagner, Rosanne - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-12-02
  • Odetta! An Interview for the American Folklife Center

    videorecording | 1 videorecording; 35 min | Interview on November 3, 2003. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Odetta - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003
  • 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
  • A Slave in the White House

    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor has used correspondence, legal documents and journal entries rarely seen before to write "A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons."

    • Contributor: Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-07
  • David Maraniss

    • Contributor: Maraniss, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • The good sport /

    A domestic comedy about a wealthy young woman whose poor inventor husband becomes rich when he perfects the first elevator that ever stopped even without a floor.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1918
  • Party and Procedure in the United States Congress

    In "Party and Procedure in the United States Congress," author Jacob R. Straus and his contributors offer students and researchers an in-depth understanding of the procedural tools available to congressional leaders and committee chairs and how those tools are implemented in the House of Representatives and Senate, and during negotiations between the chambers.

    • Contributor: Straus, Jacob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-24
  • TR in Norway and Denmark, 1910 [1] /

    While returning from Africa in 1910, Theodore Roosevelt visited many European countries, including Denmark, May 2-3, and Norway, May 4-6. Roosevelt, King Haakon, Edith Roosevelt, Queen Maud, Ethel Roosevelt, Kermit Roosevelt, and others enter carriages outside the railroad station in Oslo, Norway. Carriages arrive at the wharf in Helsingør, Denmark. Roosevelt and Kermit arrive by carriage outside the National Theater in Oslo where he ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Capture of Boer battery by British /

    From Edison films catalog: Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing in the face of a murderous fire of the Boers, who are making their guns speak with rapid volleys. One by one the gunners fall beside their guns, and as the smoke clears for an instant the Highlanders are seen gaining nearer and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Down the old Potomac /

    Follows a week-long, 180-mile trip on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal through the Potomac Valley from Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D.C. Includes scenes of the locks in operation; a mile-long, hand-dug tunnel which was built in 1840; coal barges plying the canal; Maryland farming country; Harper's Ferry; and Great Falls.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Sally Satel: 2014 National Book Festival

    Psychiatrist and author Sally Satel appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Satel, Sally
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Cutting and Windrowing Hay with a Swather

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Purser, Margaret Sermons - Muceus, Annebet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1982-07-08
  • Rick Riordan: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's and adult author Rick Riordan appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Riordan, Rick
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • BARD Mobile: How to Activate the VoiceOver Function

    John Brown provides a tutorial on how to activate the VoiceOver Function in the BARD Mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

    • Contributor: Brown, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-01
  • From the Glory of Conquest to Paradise Lost: Al-Andalus as an Arab Realm of Memory

    Peter Wien discusses how "Realms of Memory" are central to how societies relate to a perceived collective past. The history of medieval al-Andalus, or Muslim Spain, served as a shared point of reference for Arabs throughout the 20th century. A nationalist symbol for Arab-Muslim civilization, al-Andalus also served as a common nostalgia for a culture of "convivencia" and a flourishing of arts and sciences.

    • Contributor: Wien, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-08-02