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  • 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
  • Mac Barnett: 2011 National Book Festival

    Mac Barnett appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Barnett, Mac
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • From Mecca to Mashhad: A Lithographed Shiite Pilgrimage Scroll from Iran

    A Nowruz lecture featuring Ulrich Marzolph speaking about a lithographed Shiite pilgrimage scroll from Qajar, Iran.

    • Contributor: Marzolph, Ulrich
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-10
  • Aaron Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, 2013-05-11.

    • Contributor: Bishop, John Melville - Cline, David P. - Dixon, Aaron Floyd
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-11

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  • Magnificent Distance: Hawk & Dove

    In 2010 a Cooper's Hawk took up residency in the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress, and for a few days the airwaves were full of witty references to the hawks and doves of Congress, and the idea of a bird's eye view of Washington DC. British artist Isabella Streffen was midway through a six-month Arts & Humanities Research Council Fellowship within ...

    • Contributor: Streffen, Isabella
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-24
  • William Joyce: 2011 National Book Festival

    William Joyce appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Joyce, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Catalog Record

    Pity the blind, no. 2 / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Filmed version of a popular vaudeville gag, as if from the audience of a variety theater. A boy, holding a sign under his arm, leads a man onto a stage with a painted backdrop of a city street corner. With his dark glasses and cane, the man is apparently blind. He kneels down slightly left of center stage and lays down his hat and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Gerdan, Kaleidoscope of World Music

    Gerdan, which means "necklace" in Ukrainian, combines the inspired musicianship of Andrei Pidkivka (flutes of the world), Solomia Gorokhivska (violin) and Kalin Kirilov to present musical traditions of Ukraine.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-22
  • Michael Beschloss: Book Fest 07

    Historian Michael Beschloss in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Beschloss, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Sharia in the West? What Place for Faith-Based Family Laws in Western Democracies?

    Legal scholar John Witte Jr. discusses how Western legal systems grapple with non-state-based, family-law systems such as Sharia, Halacha and Canon Law. Witte predicts that the Western-legal-system handling of Sharia will become hotly politicized in America in the next few years, as has happened recently in Canada and the United Kingdom. He believes scholarship can aid in widening the conversation surrounding a potentially inflammatory ...

    • Contributor: Witte Jr., John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-01
  • Nikki Grimes

    • Contributor: Grimes, Nikki
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Armenian Literary Identity

    Kevork Bardakjian presented "Scribes, Compositors and the Mind in the Making: the Armenian Script and the Creation of an Armenian Literary Identity." Levon Avdoyan discussed "The Continuity and Change of an Armenian Identity in the Digital Age." Following the lectures, participants visited the new exhibition, "To Know Wisdom and Instruction: The Armenian Literary Tradition at the Library of Congress."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-19
  • Cantos de mi canton (Songs from My Home): Chicano Music from California

    In a concert in celebration of Hispanic American Heritage Month, Agustin Lira and Alma & Quetza perform.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-09-14
  • Samuel Barber: Serendipitous Discoveries

    Barbara Heyman discussed the life and music of American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981), focusing on how inscriptions and quotations on primary source material reveal striking aspects of his compositional approach. Heyman shed light on recent discoveries including Barber's music manuscripts, sketches and correspondence. The Library of Congress is the preeminent repository for manuscripts by Barber. The composer's Hermit Songs, op. 29 were commissioned by ...

    • Contributor: Heyman, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-02
  • President McKinley inauguration, 1901 /

    The first sequence (ca. 49 ft.), views of President William McKinley speaking, may be unrelated footage. Views of crowds on Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in front of the old Willard Hotel during the March 4, l90l inaugural festivities. A mounted military unit rides through what is probably the court of honor, the area on Pennsylvania Ave., NW, from Fifteenth to Seventeenth Sts.; the President and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Publishing the Declaration of Independence

    Robin Shields discusses the American Declaration of Independence, focusing on its distribution through early American newspapers. Fifteen newspapers containing the Declaration from the Library of Congress' Serial and Government Publication Division's American newspaper collection are profiled. Shields highlights the importance of newspapers for the success of the American Revolution and the influence newspaper printers had on the independence movement.

    • Contributor: Shields, Robin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-06-24
  • Life rescue at Long Branch /

    "Shows a number of bathers enjoying a dip in the surf. A young lady is suddenly seized with cramps, throws up her hands, and goes down for the second time. A life boat approaches and one of the life guards seizes her by the hair as she sinks for the last time. She is pulled into the boat and rowed ashore. The picture then ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • River of Words Awards 2006

    Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass returned to the Library of Congress to moderate a program honoring the student winners of the 10th annual River of Words environmental poetry and art contest. Young poets and artists, in kindergarten through 12th grade from around the country, read their poems, displayed their winning works of art and talked with Hass about their work. Connie McDonald, the ...

    • Contributor: Hass, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-22
  • 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
  • Sagas and Daily Life in the Icelandic Commonwealth, Part I

    The Library of Congress and the Cornell University Library sponsored a scholarly symposium on Old Norse sagas. The symposium, "Saga Literature and the Shaping of Icelandic Culture," featured five sessions presented by distinguished scholars in the field of Old Icelandic studies. Today's session, "Sagas and Daily Life in the Icelandic Commonwealth," featured Jenny Jochens, United States: "Gudridr Thorbjarnardottir: Transmitter of Pagan Culture and Christian ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000-05-24
  • NDIIPP Briefing: How Are We "Ensuring the Longevity of Digital Documents?"

    David S.H. Rosenthal, chief scientist with the LOCKSS Program at Stanford University, explores sustainable approaches to format obsolescence in digital preservation. He discusses large scale interactions between the evolution of information technology over time and the social, technical, and economic factors that enable digital preservation; changing fundamental understandings of threats and challenges in digital preservation starting from Jeff Rothenberg's 1995 Scientific American article "Ensuring ...

    • Contributor: Rosenthal, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-07-27
  • How to Inspect a Talking Book Machine

    Kevin Watson provides a tutorial on inspecting a digital talking book machine. This video is intended for network library staff and volunteers who issue and/or repair NLS talking book machines.

    • Contributor: Watson, Kevin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-02-27
  • Peter Straub

    Peter Straub speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Straub, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Philip Levine: 2012 National Book Festival

    Poet Laureate Philip Levine appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Levine, Philip
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • La Risonanza

    The La Risonanza ensemble -- made up of Fabio Bonizzoni, Yetzabel Arias Fern&aactue;ndez, Matthew Jennejohn, Carlo Lazzaroni, Rossella Croce, Claudia Combs, Gianni de Rosa, Caterina Dell'Agnello and Davide Nava -- perform works of Vivaldi and Handel.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-29