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  • New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1

    The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...

    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-03-13
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin: 2006 National Book Festival

    Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Kearns Goodwin, Doris
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • 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
  • Ink and Pixel: A Cartoon View of Campaign 2012

    Editorial cartoonists from the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New Orleans Times-Picayune and Pocho.com discuss the highlights and challenges of creating cartoons, representing opinions from both left and right of center, during the 2012 presidential campaign.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-13
  • John Tyler Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • James Polk Papers & Diary

    Washington Journal interview

    • Contributor: Kranz, Marvin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-09-25
  • Lincoln Symposium: Ronald C. White Jr.

    Ronald C. White Jr. speaks on "Lincoln's Sermon on the Mount: The Second Inaugural" at the Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (2002). He is introduced by Donald R. Kennon.

    • Contributor: White Jr., Ronald C.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-03-16
  • Woodrow Wilson Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Haynes, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Bob Woodward: 2006 National Book Festival

    Bob Woodward speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Woodward, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Impeached: the Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy

    After Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the United States continued to tumble through tumultuous times. President Andrew Johnson was failing to heal the nation's wounds, and the bitter political environment culminated in an impeachment trial. David O. Stewart discussed Johnson's 1868 trial, when once again the nation's fate hung in the balance.

    • Contributor: Stewart, David O.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-06-03
  • "They Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder and the Rage for Vengeance

    The assassination of the 16th president is one of the singular events in American history, and historian Anthony Pitch uses primary source material to document and reveal previously unknown facts about Lincoln's death; the murder of his secretary of state, William Seward; and the events that led to the torturous incarceration of John Wilkes Booth's co-conspirators. According to Pitch, Lincoln was under threat of ...

    • Contributor: Pitch, Anthony
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-20
  • Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Symposium (Part 2)

    The Library sponsored an all-day symposium celebrating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln. Lucas E. Morel presented "Lincoln on Race, Equality and the Spirit of '76." Morel is the Garwood Visiting Research Fellow at the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University and the author of "Lincoln's Sacred Effort: Defining Religion's Role in American Self-Government." Lincoln's lifelong interest in language will ...

    • Contributor: Various, Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-04
  • Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington

    Daniel Epstein is a poet, dramatist and biographer with 12 books in print. Epstein has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and Prix de Rome from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

    • Contributor: Epstein, Daniel Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-09-30
  • Lincoln Symposium: Edward Steers Jr.

    Edward Steers Jr. speaks on "The Lincoln Assassination: A Case of Historical Malpractice" at the Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (2002). He is introduced by Michael P. Musick.

    • Contributor: Steers Jr., Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-03-16
  • Andrew Jackson Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • William Harry Harrison Papers

    Interview

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Doro Bush Koch: Book Fest 07

    Doro Bush Koch in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Koch, Doro Bush
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Obama's Victory & the Democratic Struggle for Power

    Jeffrey Alexander offers a new way of looking at the struggle for political power by discussing what happened and why during Barack Obama's run for the presidency. He argues that images, emotion and performance are the central features of the battle for power.

    • Contributor: Alexander, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-14
  • Edmund Morris: 2011 National Book Festival

    Edmund Morris appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Morris, Edmund
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World Webcast

    James Srodes discussed and signed his book, "On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World."

    • Contributor: Srodes, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-27
  • Opening Reception of "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition"

    Librarian of Congress James Billington and Union Pacific Corporation, the exclusive sponsor of "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Bicentennial Exhibition," hosted a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibit. Speakers included Billington, Union Pacific CEO Jim Young, Sen. Dick Durbin and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, with performances by renowned baritone Thomas Hampson and pianist Craig Rutenberg and poetry readings by James Earl Jones.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-10
  • Gateway to Knowledge Travelling Exhibition

    A specially-designed 18-wheel truck brought treasures and information from the Library of Congress into cities and towns across America. Beginning in September 2010, the "Gateway to Knowledge" rolling exhibition visited sites in states across the Midwest, South, and Northeast through September 2011, concluding its tour where it began, at the Library of Congress National Book Festival. The truck, staffed and driven by two docents ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-29
  • Tour of Leopold Sedar Senghor Exhibit in African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room

    The Library's African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room presents a special display of Senghor memorabilia featuring signed copies of Leopold Senghor's prolific works from the private collection of Stephen H. Grant, a retired administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

    • Contributor: Grant, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-07
  • David Maraniss: 2012 National Book Festival

    Pulitzer prize-winner David Maraniss appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Maraniss, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Jim Lehrer: 2011 National Book Festival

    Television journalist Jim Lehrer appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Lehrer, Jim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24