• Thomas Mallon: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Thomas Mallon speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Mallon , Thomas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Trick bears /

    77519 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 27Nov1899; 77519. Duration: 1:49 at 16 fps. Filmed ca. June to September 1899, probably in Orange, New Jersey. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 526; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Panorama, Union Square, San Francisco /

    This film shows the crowd gathered in San Francisco for the dedication of the Dewey Monument in Union Square, on Thursday, May 14, 1903, from 9:00am to 9:20am. The Monument, which is still in place, commemorates the victory of Admiral George Dewey and the American fleet over Spanish forces at Manila Bay, the Philippines, on May 1, 1898, during the Spanish-American War. The monument ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters?

    Stephen Hess surveys how journalism has changed between the publication of his first book on Washington journalists in 1978 to today, in conjunction with the release of his new book.

    • Contributor: Hess, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-20
  • Hilltop outtake: Shot of first row to tenth row

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • Phil Wiggins & Friends: Acoustical Blues & Dance from Maryland

    A concert by Phil Wiggins and Friends, an all-star blues and dance group including Phil Wiggins (harmonica), Rick Franklin (guitar and vocals) Marcus Moore (violin) and Junious Brickhouse (dance).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-06
  • Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

    This film, photographed from the front of a moving steam engine, shows the scenic portion of the Ferries and Cliff House Railroad route along the bluffs and cliffs of Lands End (at the northwest corner of San Francisco) overlooking the Golden Gate and the Marin headlands. The line gave access to the famed Cliff House and Sutro Baths, previously accessed by the Point Lobos ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • No Evil Shall Escape My Sight: Fredric Wertham & the Anti-Comics Crusade

    Kluge Fellow Chris Bishop discusses Fredric Wertham and the anti-comics campaign of the 1950s.

    • Contributor: Bishop, Chris
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-20
  • Aubrey Ghent and Friends

    Aubrey Ghent with friends performed sacred lap steel guitar for the Library's annual Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Ghent, Aubrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-10-17
  • Eminent Persians: the Men and Women Who Made Modern Iran, 1941-1979

    Abbas Milani discusses his two-volume work "Eminent Persians: The Men and Women Who Made Modern Iran, 1941-1979."

    • Contributor: Milani, Abbas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-16
  • War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars

    Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Former Sen. Bob Dole, ABC News Correspondent Sam Donaldson, Sen. Chuck Hagel, Vice Admiral Patricia A. Tracey, Rep. Charles B. Rangel and Humorist Christopher Buckley participated in an event which launched an historic book giveaway of the first Armed Services Edition (ASE) in 55 years -- a condensed paper bound edition of Andrew Carroll?s New York times bestseller, War ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-05-01
  • Respecting Conscience, Protecting Patients: Unresolved Tensions in American Health Care

    A lecture on "Respecting Conscience, Protecting Patients: Unresolved Tensions in American Health Care" is presented at the Library of Congress by James F. Childress, holder of the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History and a distinguished professor from the University of Virginia. In his lecture, Childress will examine the current controversies surrounding how to respect the conscientious refusals of health ...

    • Contributor: Childress, James F.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-06
  • The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel I, part 2

    Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against ...

    • Contributor: Earle, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-12-08
  • Jimmy Santiago Baca

    • Contributor: Baca, Jimmy Santiago
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • "Oh No, It's Monday, and I've Run Out of Ideas": A Cartoonist's Crisis II

    A short reading by Nicole Hollander.

    • Contributor: Hollander, Nicole
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-03-15
  • Russian Imperial Bindings as Artifact and a Key for Reconstruction of the Imperial Libraries

    The global social-political and cultural cataclysm at the beginning of 20th century in Russia eradicated the moral and spiritual basis for millions of people. The destruction of archives and private libraries, especially those of the Russian emperors and grand dukes, and the ensuing world-wide dispersal of books caused an unreliable "new" version of history to be written. These books, with their heraldic symbols, ex-libris ...

    • Contributor: Gerasimova, Dr. Ekaterina
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-19
  • Anna Quindlen

    Author Anna Quindlen speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Quindlen, Anna
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Unsung Heroes: A Symposium on the Heroism of Asian Pacific Americans During World War II (Afternoon Session)

    The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society co-host a special commemorative program honoring the heroism of Asian Pacific Americans during World War II. This afternoon session includes presentations from members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Congressman Mike Honda and Congresswoman Judy Chu.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-26
  • Bluegrass Odyssey: A Documentary in Pictures and Words, 1966-86

    The fruit of four decades of collaboration between bluegrass music's premier historian and photographer, Bluegrass Odyssey offers a fascinating journey into the heart of a quintessentially American musical form.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-02-27
  • National Student Poet Inaugural Reading

    A celebration of the National Student Poets Program, the nation's highest honor for youth poets creating original work, and the inaugural reading of the 2014 class.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-19
  • David Baldacci: 2009 National Book Festival

    Trial and corporate attorney turned author David Baldacci appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Baldacci, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • William Lamar Strickland oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Amherst, Massachusetts, 2011-09-23.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Strickland, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-23

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  • Sam McBratney: 2011 National Book Festival

    Sam McBratney appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McBratney, Sam
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • The clown and the alchemist /

    From Edison films catalog: Although we are led to believe that the ancient alchemists were all powerful, this picture somewhat reverses the order of things. The clown plays some wonderful pranks on the old professor. He appears and disappears in numerous startling positions, using his club with great effect and always escaping punishment. At last the alchemist brings his magic power into use, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Krazy Kat, bugologist /

    While in the woods studying bugs, Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse encounter a sleeping bee and an angry elephant.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916