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  • Leon Fleisher: 2011 National Book Festival

    Pianist Leon Fleisher is interviewed at the 2011 National Book Festival by Philip Kennicott, art critic for the Washington Post.

    • Contributor: Fleisher, Leon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Richard Peck: 2013 National Book Festival

    Richard Peck appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Peck, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 /

    This film shows the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the devastation resulting from the subsequent three-day fire. The 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 5:12am and was centered along the San Andreas Fault, which slices through coastal California. Most of the cities of central California were badly damaged. San Francisco, with thousands of unreinforced brick buildings - and thousands ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Africa: Re-Sourcing History

    David Birmingham presents a lecture on "Africa: Re-Sourcing History."

    • Contributor: Birmingham, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-14
  • The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, whom The Washington Post calls "one of the nation's most important voices on foreign policy," discussed his latest book, in which he encourages the United States to work effectively with other nations to achieve its ends.

    • Contributor: Brzezinski, Zbigniew
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-04-22
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    The Amish / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The Amish intercuts historical analysis with contemporary footage to provide an unprecedented look at this highly private, little understood, and utterly unique community whose beliefs raise important questions about religious liberty in American life.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014
  • A Picture of Humanity

    • Contributor: Brannan, Beverly
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Scott Turow, Part 2

    • Contributor: Turow, Scott
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
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    The serenaders / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Opens on a stage set of a two-story brick building. Two street serenaders in rather shabby clothes stand outside the building, one playing a trombone and the other what appears to be a clarinet. A young woman appears in the upstairs window and looks down smiling on the two suitors. She soon favors and encourages the trombonist by throwing kisses and clutching her chest, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
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    Ella Lola, a la Trilby / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    A young, dark-haired woman performs a dance inspired by George du Maurier's character Trilby, in an early modern dance style reminiscent of Isadora Duncan. She dances barefoot without stockings and is dressed in a long, flowing gown bound across the bosom in Grecian style, with inside fringe and a draped cape hooked to her wrist. She also wears what appears to be a garland ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • The History of Education in Ethiopia with Special Emphasis on Higher Education

    Dr. Aklilu Habte discusses the history of higher education in Ethiopia.

    • Contributor: Habte, Aklilu
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-26
  • Pre-concert Talk: Joy Zinoman

    Joy Zinoman talks about Samuel Beckett and the genesis of the Library's special production of "Ohio Impromptu."

    • Contributor: Zinoman, Joy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-07
  • Alice McDermott

    • Contributor: McDermott, Alice
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House

    British journalist and historian Godfrey Hodgson discussed his new book, "Woodrow Wilson's Right Hand: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House" as part of the Books & Beyond series sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. Colonel Edward M. House served not only as intimate friend and chief political advisor to President Wilson but also as a national security advisor and senior diplomat ...

    • Contributor: Hodgson, Godfrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-10-31
  • Enhancing Access to Library of Congress Collections

    Since early 2007, the Library of Congress and several partner organizations have worked to create a thesaurus of genre/form terms (MARC 21 tag 155), that describe what a work is, as opposed to what it is about. Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) now includes over 700 terms in four disciplines; hundreds more terms, representing literature, music, religion, and ...

    • Contributor: Young, Janis L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-08-07
  • Magna Carta & the American Constitution

    For the Library's annual Constitution Day lecture, Akhil Reed Amar discussed Magna Carta and its historical connection to the U.S. Constitution.

    • Contributor: Reed Amar, Akhil
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-16
  • Along the upper Nile /

    Journey of a camel caravan encountering a warrior tribe who perform and offer a glimpse of their children.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1908
  • A Parting of the Ways: Wealth, Working and Poverty in Early Christian Monasticism

    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
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Panel

    This panel discussion covered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with veterans living with the diagnosis and experts who work directly with PTSD-diagnosed veterans. Speakers included Jason Cain, Karen Lynn Fears, Richard Tedeschi, Gala True and David Williams.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-06-27
  • An Anthropologist Looks Back on Decades Living in the Middle East

    Andrea Rugh reflects on her years living and working as an anthropologist in the Middle East.

    • Contributor: Rugh, Andrea
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-30
  • Managing Stress and Enhancing Wellness with Music Therapy

    A discussion in association with the American Music Therapy Association.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-15
  • Derek Anderson: 2014 National Book Festival

    NBA great Derek Anderson appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Derek
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • 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
  • Assembling a generator, Westinghouse works /

    A group of men work on various parts of a large generator, assembling the pieces. A crane carries a large piece of the generator over to the rest of the machine, and the men guide it down to assemble it. The crane brings two other pieces to the machine and lays them down where they belong.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • A Wrinkle in Time: 2012 National Book Festival

    At the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Hope Larson, Anita Silvey and Leonard Marcus discuss the classic book "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle upon its 50th anniversary.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23