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  • Expedition to the Equator: A Scientific Adventure Story

    Expedition to the Equator: A Scientific Adventure Story

    Ricardo V. Luna holds a conversation with Larrie D. Ferreiro, whose latest book describes an 18th-century scientific expedition to the equator to determine the true shape of the Earth. Ferreiro's new book tells the story of a 10-year scientific expedition to the equator to resolve the mystery surrounding the shape of the Earth. It was known that the Earth was not a perfect sphere, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-25
  • Gershwin Prize Gala Dinner

    Gershwin Prize Gala Dinner

    Paul Simon receives the first annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a gala dinner sponsored by the Library's Music Division.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-22
  • Sikh Conference: Portraits of Courage

    Sikh Conference: Portraits of Courage

    Sen. Ben Cardin kicked off the Library's two-day conference on the Sikh culture, "Taking Heritage to the 21st Century." The conference was sponsored by the Kaur Foundation under the auspices of the Library's Asian Division and Asian Division Friends Society.

    • Contributor: Cardin, Sen. Ben
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-06-18
  • And Wheat Completed the Cycle: Flour Mills, Social Memory, and Industrial Culture in Sonora, Mexico

    And Wheat Completed the Cycle: Flour Mills, Social Memory, an...

    "The abandoned flour mills throughout the region," said a Mexican researcher interviewed during fieldwork in northern Mexico, "are the equivalent for Sonorans of the pyramids in Central Mexico." In this talk about her research as a Fulbright Fellow in Sonora, Mexico for the last nine months, folklorist and anthropologist Maribel Alvarez explores the role of wheat - a grain introduced by the Spanish to ...

    • Contributor: Alvarez, Maribel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-04-21
  • Session 4/5:  Foreign Implementation and Interpretation of the WIPO Internet Treaties

    Session 4/5: Foreign Implementation and Interpretation of th...

    This session explored how foreign laws have interpreted and implemented the relevant provisions of the WIPO Internet Treaties. A few members from the audience added final comments and views on the issued discussed during the day. Speakers included Karyn Temple Claggett, Maria Strong, Sofia Castillo, Joseph J. DiMona, Christian Genetski, Jane Ginsburg, Glynn Lunney, Jay Rosenthal, Matthew Schruers and Steven Tepp.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-05
  • Women in Science and Engineering

    Women in Science and Engineering

    To honor women who have taken the lead in the environmental or "green" movement, the National Women's History Project chose "Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet" as the 2009 theme for National Women's History Month. In celebration, a panel discussion on "Women in Science and Engineering" was held at the Library. The moderator and featured panelist was Carol Burger, associate professor in ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-12
  • Unsung Heroes: A Symposium on the Heroism of Asian Pacific Americans During World War II (Morning Session)

    Unsung Heroes: A Symposium on the Heroism of Asian Pacific Am...

    The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society will co-host a special commemorative program honoring Asian Pacific American heroism during World War II. This session of the symposium includes Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba's overview of the war in the Pacific Theater, Anna Chennault's recollection of her life with the Flying Tigers and Poet Vince ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-26
  • [Story of Christ] /

    [Story of Christ] /

    Story of the life of Christ. Includes, among other scenes, the Nativity; Jesus driving the money changers out of the temple; Jesus walking upon the waters; Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead; Calvary; the Crucifixion; the Resurrection.

    • Contributor: Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Closes the Literary Season

    Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Closes the Literary Season

    U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin--the two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, hailed by the New York Times as the "undisputed master"-- concluded the Library of Congress spring literary season with a reading of his work.

    • Contributor: Merwin, W.S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-04
  • Life Stories and Memory Making in South Africa

    Life Stories and Memory Making in South Africa

    Nokuthula Mazibuko presents "Life Stories and Memory Making in South Africa" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of South Africa. During her presentation, Mazibuko shows a segment from her documentary film, "The Spirit of No Surrender," which looks back on the 1976 youth uprisings in South Africa, focusing on the role that teachers played in firing ...

    • Contributor: Mazibuko, Nokuthula
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-02-26
  • Hilltop outtake: Begins with two young ladies and pans down line.

    Hilltop outtake: Begins with two young ladies and pans down l...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1971-00-00
  • In Mexico There Are No Mexicans: Decolonization and Modernization, 1750-1850

    In Mexico There Are No Mexicans: Decolonization and Moderniza...

    New Spain became Mexico virtually overnight, in 1821, although a decade of bloody civil strife preceded its final independence. Historian Eric Van Young uses the case of Mexico to examine the layered and contradictory nature of decolonization.

    • Contributor: Van Young, Eric
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-07-20
  • Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS & Modern American Espionage

    Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS & Modern...

    Author Douglas Waller discusses "Wild" Bill Donovan and his role in the OSS and modern American espionage, the subject of his new book.

    • Contributor: Waller, Douglas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-02-24
  • Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord Concert

    Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord Concert

    Leading international harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani played works by Kuhnau, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach and C.P.E. Bach in commemoration of C.P.E. Bach's 300th birthday.

    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-04
  • Bargain day, 14th Street, New York /

    Bargain day, 14th Street, New York /

    The film shows hundreds of tightly packed people crowding into the front door of the Rothschild Co. 5 and 10 cent store. They are so closely packed it is difficult to tell one from another. The view is from across the street, looking down from the 2nd floor.

    • Contributor: Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Poetry Reading by James Tate and Jorie Graham

    Poetry Reading by James Tate and Jorie Graham

    U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic introduced Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Jorie Graham and James Tate, who read from their works. Graham's latest book is the widely acclaimed "Overlord: Poems" and Tate's latest collection is "Return to the City of White Donkeys." Both poets are unusual in their approach to poetry--Graham for her loquacious lines and artistic investigation of topical themes and Tate for his surreal ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-12-06
  • Persian Mystical Literature: The Marriage of Poetry & Music

    Persian Mystical Literature: The Marriage of Poetry & Music

    Fatemeh Keshavarz from the University of Maryland and Jessika Kenney from the Cornish College of the Arts discussed Persian mystical literature as part of a lecture series accompanying the "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-07
  • Parade of floats, St. Louis Exposition /

    Parade of floats, St. Louis Exposition /

    One of the parades of floating craft held in the waterways of the St. Louis Exposition is shown in this film. The cameraman placed equipment on shore at a distance to include each of the competing craft. Photographed were twelve small craft, some motot-powered and some rowed, but all decorated with foliage and bunting and containing foreign representatives and dignitaries.

    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Blacks in Advertising Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    Blacks in Advertising Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    Marilyn Kern Foxworth discusses myths and stereotypes in "Blacks in Advertising Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" in a lecture sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.

    • Contributor: Kern Foxworth, Marilyn
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-05-25
  • Bing Xia: Traditional Chinese Guzheng Music

    Bing Xia: Traditional Chinese Guzheng Music

    Bing Xia performs on the Chinese guzheng, or zheng, a plucked zither that is thought to be about 2,500 years old ("gu" means "ancient" and has been added to the name zheng to indicate the great age of the zheng). The instrument changed over time, as the earliest guzheng had 12 strings, while the modern instrument has 21 to 25 strings. The guzheng is ...

    • Contributor: Xia, Bing
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-05-21
  • Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland

    Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland

    Kalanidhi Dance Company was founded in 2005. Its artistic approach is to explore creative and contemporary ideas through the vocabulary of Kuchipudi, while retaining the essence and integrity of the classical form. Dancers include Supraja Chittari, Ankitha Durvasula, Ramya Durvasula, Pragnya Thamire and Deviga Valiyil.

    • Contributor: Kalanidhi Dance Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013-08-14
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: 2012 National Book Festival

    Mario Vargas Llosa: 2012 National Book Festival

    Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Vargas Llosa, Mario
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • David A. Taylor: 2009 National Book Festival

    David A. Taylor: 2009 National Book Festival

    Writer of award-winning documentaries David A. Taylor appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Taylor, David A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Introduction to the Global Legal Monitor

    Introduction to the Global Legal Monitor

    This video shows how to access, search and subscribe to the Law Library of Congress's Global Legal Monitor.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-17
  • Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

    Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

    • Contributor: Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Laura Kasischke: 2012 National Book Festival

    Laura Kasischke: 2012 National Book Festival

    Laura Kasischke appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Kasischke, Laura
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • John Lewis Gaddis: 2012 National Book Festival

    John Lewis Gaddis: 2012 National Book Festival

    John Lewis Gaddis appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Gaddis, John Lewis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Congress.gov Introduction

    Congress.gov Introduction

    An introduction to the Congress.gov legislative information website.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-15
  • Take Me Out to the Library of Congress

    Take Me Out to the Library of Congress

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington kicks off the Library's Baseball Americana Symposium with the help of Martha Madden, Ernie Banks and Rep. Zach Wamp. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is presented with the Living Legend Award given by the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-30
  • Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman's Building Library at the World's Columbian Exposition

    Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman's Building Library a...

    On May 1, 1893, the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago opened its gates to an expectant public eager to experience firsthand its architectural beauty, technological marvels and vast array of cultural treasures gathered from all over the world. Among the most popular of the fair's attractions was the Woman's Building, a monumental exhibit hall filled with the products of women's labor, including more than ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-02
  • The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

    The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

    Daniel B. Schwartz discusses his new book, "The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image."

    • Contributor: Schwartz, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-18
  • Panorama of the moving boardwalk /

    Panorama of the moving boardwalk /

    From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken from the stationary platform, showing the rapidly moving board walk on the outer edge, which has a speed of five miles per hour; also shows the middle platform moving two and a-half miles per hour, the third platform being stationary. At intervals there are upright posts to steady passengers passing from one platform to the other. ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Okee Dokee Brothers: 2011 National Book Festival

    Okee Dokee Brothers: 2011 National Book Festival

    The Okee Dokee Brothers perform at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Okee Dokee Brothers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-24
  • St. Patrick's Day parade, Lowell, Mass.

    St. Patrick's Day parade, Lowell, Mass.

    Shows policemen and men in top hats and formal riding attire carrying large bunches of flowers as they parade on horseback. Angle changes slightly as a marching band carrying a drum inscribed Bugle Corps, Lowell appears, followed by a uniformed military group carrying rifles and marching in formation. Angle changes to show carriages and the rest of the procession. Scene changes to a building, ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • TR in New Mexico, 1916 /

    TR in New Mexico, 1916 /

    On Oct. 23, 1916, Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for Republican presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes and assails the Wilson administration in Albuquerque, N.M. A young woman rides on horseback carrying a bouquet of flowers. There is an auto parade. Roosevelt passes by in an open touring car. Seated next to him is a man who appears to be Albert B. Fall, one of New Mexico's ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Fall, Albert (Albert Bacon) - Curry, George - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Scenes of TR and his sons Quentin and Archie, 1917-1918 [2] /

    Scenes of TR and his sons Quentin and Archie, 1917-1918 [2] /

    Unrelated segments of Quentin, Archie, and TR at various times and locations. Medium close view of Quentin wearing a WWI uniform standing by a wooden shed in Mineola, New York, May 1917; long shot of Archie in uniform astride a horse possibly in 1917; Archie in uniform, with a cane, standing by a building possibly in 1918; medium shot of TR speaking from the ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Roosevelt, Quentin - Roosevelt, Archibald (Archibald Bulloch) - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • David Wiesner

    David Wiesner

    • Contributor: Wiesner, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Tim O'Brien: 2009 National Book Festival

    Tim O'Brien: 2009 National Book Festival

    Fiction author Tim O'Brien appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: O'Brien, Tim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Formación RDA para participantes de NACO 4a3. Personas: Atributos

    Formación RDA para participantes de NACO 4a3. Personas: ...

    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat presents 26 webcasts as a portion of an online course created and intended for Spanish-speaking independent AACR2 Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) participants who are making the transition to RDA: Resource Description & Access for authority work. The course consists of filmed lectures, hands-on guided sessions, online exercises, and follow-up Q&A webinars, with a brief review period ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-16
  • Esmé Raji Codell

    Esmé Raji Codell

    • Contributor: Codell, Esmé Raji
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • International Summit of the Book 4: Closing

    International Summit of the Book 4: Closing

    The closing session of this annual event featured a passing of the torch to officials from Singapore, the site chosen for the 2013 International Summit of the Book.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-07
  • TR attends his son Archie's wedding at Boston, 1917 /

    TR attends his son Archie's wedding at Boston, 1917 /

    On April 14, 1917, Archie Roosevelt marries Grace S. Lockwood at the Emmanuel Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Side view of TR entering an automobile with two women, the one following TR may be his wife Edith; TR doffs his hat as he faces camera; view of crowd outside the Emmanuel Church; and long shot of woman holding blanket up, perhaps to shield the bride's ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Archibald (Archibald Bulloch) - Roosevelt, Grace Lockwood - Roosevelt, Theodore - Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Mary Pope Osborne

    Mary Pope Osborne

    • Contributor: Osborne, Mary Pope
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Zotero: A Personal Research Assistant inside Your Browser

    Zotero: A Personal Research Assistant inside Your Browser

    New technologies have transformed the ways we do research. Automatic capture of citation information from Web pages is now possible. Dan Cohen and Trevor Owens, Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, demonstrate Zotero, an easy-to-use Firefox extension that helps collect, manage, and cite research sources.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-06-11
  • Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi, 2013-03-13.

    Rosie Head oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer i...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Dittmer, John - Head, Rosie M.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-13

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  • [Easter Sunday, Atlantic City boardwalk] /

    [Easter Sunday, Atlantic City boardwalk] /

    Crowds of people in their Easter finery parade on the boardwalk near Green's Hotel, and near a pier in Atlantic City. Some people ride in stroller chairs, one man pushes a baby carriage, and the ladies hold their hats to keep them from being blown off in the wind.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve: 2012 National Book Festival

    Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve: 2012 National Book Festival

    Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve performs on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Soul, Choo Choo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • John Hope Franklin: 2006 National Book Festival

    John Hope Franklin: 2006 National Book Festival

    John Hope Franklin speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hope Franklin, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Delores Kendrick: Book Fest 05

    Delores Kendrick: Book Fest 05

    Author and poet Delores Kendrick at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Kendrick, Delores
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear

    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear

    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear perform Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-08-16
  • Bobbitt Prize Reading: Patricia Smith

    Bobbitt Prize Reading: Patricia Smith

    Patricia Smith, winner of the 13th Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, reads selections from her poetry collection, "Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah."

    • Contributor: Smith, Patricia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-04-06
  • Tayari Jones: 2012 National Book Festival

    Tayari Jones: 2012 National Book Festival

    Tayari Jones appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Jones, Tayari
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Photos of F. Holland Day: Developing a Materials-Based Catalog Raisonne

    Photos of F. Holland Day: Developing a Materials-Based Catalo...

    The Library holds the largest collection of photographs by F. Holland Day in the world, a gift from his estate spanning his career and comprising six hundred and ninety prints. The methodology for acquiring material information and the results of paper texture analysis, a new technique in field of conservation, as well as new findings pertaining to Day's working methods are discussed.

    • Contributor: Lundgren, Adrienne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-19
  • Kathy Reichs: 2006 National Book Festival

    Kathy Reichs: 2006 National Book Festival

    Kathy Reichs speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Reichs, Kathy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life

    Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life

    Legendary musician Graham Nash, founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, speaks about his candid and riveting new autobiography "Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-16
  • Legendary Folk Singer Odetta

    Legendary Folk Singer Odetta

    Peggy Bulger, director of the American Folklife Center, interviews folk singer Odetta, who was presented with the Living Legend Award by the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Holmes Felious Gordon, Odetta
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-11-03
  • Carol & Mary Higgins Clark, Part 1

    Carol & Mary Higgins Clark, Part 1

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • The Women Who Kept the Songs from India to Israel: The Musical Heritage of Cochin

    The Women Who Kept the Songs from India to Israel: The Musica...

    For centuries Jewish women along India's Malabar Coast filled songbooks with Jewish-themed music sung in Malayam at weddings, community celebrations and rituals. The subsequent influx of Jews from other nations splintered the Jews of Cochin (the present day port city of Kochi, India) and caused many to emigrate, principally to Israel. With them went a rich musical heritage that might have been lost to ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-04-07
  • James Patterson: 2009 National Book Festival

    James Patterson: 2009 National Book Festival

    Mystery and young adult author James Patterson appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Patterson, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • A Teacher's Guide to Education Law

    A Teacher's Guide to Education Law

    J.C. Blokhuis and Jonathan Feldman discuss their new book on education law designed for an audience of educators.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-11
  • Dreamy Dud--he resolves not to smoke /

    Dreamy Dud--he resolves not to smoke /

    Dreamy Dud steals a man's pipe because he is fascinated with smoking and blowing smoke rings. He smokes the pipe and the smoke turns into a ghost and carries him up to the moon and leaves him. Dud falls off the moon and down to earth. He wakes up on the floor of his room and resolves never to smoke.

    • Contributor: Carlson, Wallace - Essanay Film Manufacturing Co. - Afi/Edell (Frederick) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy Music From Maine

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy...

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin, members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine, perform at Coolidge Auditorium. They share music and culture of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-16
  • Nell Irvin Painter: 2010 National Book Festival

    Nell Irvin Painter: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author and historian Nell Irvin Painter presents at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Painter , Nell Irvin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • John Sandford: Book Fest 05

    John Sandford: Book Fest 05

    Author John Sandford at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Sandford, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • 10,000 Intimate Friends: Leonard Bernstein's Life in Letters

    10,000 Intimate Friends: Leonard Bernstein's Life in Letters

    Musicologist Nigel Simeone speaks about his new book, "The Leonard Bernstein Letters," including 650 letters spanning Bernstein's adolescence to the end of his life that provide a rare glimpse into the more private side of the great conductor and composer. Letters by Leonard Bernstein used by permission of The Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. Special thanks to The Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. and Yale University ...

    • Contributor: Simeone, Nigel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-29
  • Pan-American Exposition by night /

    Pan-American Exposition by night /

    The film begins with a slow pan over the tower building of the exposition, which was lighted by electric lights. The pan goes from a daylight shot of the grounds to what appears to be a special effects situation involving back lighting of the scene. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION BY NIGHT. Unhagata. [code for telegraphic orders] A great feature ...

    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Jewish-Latin American Historiography: The Challenges Ahead

    Jewish-Latin American Historiography: The Challenges Ahead

    History professors Raanan Rein and Jeffrey Lesser deliver a joint lecture. Latin-American Jewish Studies has become an increasingly popular area of academic inquiry, with a growing number of institutions offering classes in related subjects.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-17
  • Michael Buckley: 2010 National Book Festival

    Michael Buckley: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Michael Buckley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Buckley, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • President Roosevelt crossing the field /

    President Roosevelt crossing the field /

    President Roosevelt, accompanied by Secretary of War Root, Secretary of the Navy Long, and a number of others, crosses the football field during the half-time of the game.

    • Contributor: Congdon, James - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Samuel Menashe: Book Fest 05

    Samuel Menashe: Book Fest 05

    Author and poet Samuel Menashe at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Menashe, Samuel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Authors Breakfast: National Book Festival 2010

    Authors Breakfast: National Book Festival 2010

    Authors' breakfast prior to the 2010 Library of Congress National Book Festival, sponsored by the Washington Post.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. /

    Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal. /

    "The background of this picture is the Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, Cal. This observatory, the gift of James Lick, of Pennsylvania, was constructed at a cost of $700,000, being equipped with one of the most powerful telescopes that has ever been produced, and is famous the world over. The view of the Observatory is very complete, showing the style of architecture, including the glass ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • The NAACP: Reflections on the First 100 Years

    The NAACP: Reflections on the First 100 Years

    In commemoration of 100 years of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), the Library of Congress sponsored the symposium "The NAACP: Reflections of the First 100 Years." The symposium explored both the history and future of the NAACP.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-02-26
  • Conversations About RDA: Undifferentiated Personal Name Authorities

    Conversations About RDA: Undifferentiated Personal Name Autho...

    Four Library of Congress bibliographic description experts provide tips and strategies for working with the RDA: Resource Description and Access instructions in a new training series titled "Conversations about RDA."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-05-20
  • Transforming the Urban Public Library

    Transforming the Urban Public Library

    The director of the District of Columbia Public Library spoke about urban public libraries all across North America experiencing a great renaissance, as individuals and communities rediscover these centers of lifelong learning.

    • Contributor: Raphael, Molly
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-04-18
  • Kelly Cherry: 2011 National Book Festival

    Kelly Cherry: 2011 National Book Festival

    Kelly Cherry appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Cherry, Kelly
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • President McKinley taking the oath /

    President McKinley taking the oath /

    "This film records President McKinley taking the oath of office. The first camera position shows the seating arrangements prepared for the spectators and witnesses on the steps of the Capitol. At the time the film was taken, there were many empty seats. The second camera position shows the inaugural party during the swearing-in ceremonies. All that can be seen is the black draped balcony ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Denise Levertov Reads Her Poetry

    Denise Levertov Reads Her Poetry

    Denise Levertov (1923-1997) was born in Ilford, Essex, England. Educated entirely at home, she became a civilian nurse in World War II, serving in London throughout the bombings. Levertov emigrated to the United States in 1941. She received early encouragement and guidance from T.S. Eliot, Robert Creeley, William Carlos Williams and Kenneth Rexroth. In 1956, she became a U. S. citizen. During the 1960s ...

    • Contributor: Levertov, Denise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988-05-27
  • Douglas Brinkley: 2009 National Book Festival

    Douglas Brinkley: 2009 National Book Festival

    Professor and author Douglas Brinkley appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Brinkley, Douglas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World

    The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World

    Sir Richard Burton, one of the most intriguing figures of Victorian Era Great Britain, who was a daring adventurer, prolific writer, prodigious linguist and translator of "The Arabian Nights" and "Kama Sutra," was the subject of a book talk at the Library of Congress. Historian Dane Kennedy discussed his new book "The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World." The program was ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Dane
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-11-30
  • Kim Addonizio: Book Fest 05

    Kim Addonizio: Book Fest 05

    Author and poet Kim Addonizio at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Addonizio, Kim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Bolivar: American Liberator

    Bolivar: American Liberator

    Author and journalist Marie Arana discusses the adventurous and volatile life of Simon Bolivar, who famously liberated much of Latin America from Spain.

    • Contributor: Arana, Marie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-06-06
  • Alan Leshner Discusses New Science of Addiction and What It Means to Society

    Alan Leshner Discusses New Science of Addiction and What It M...

    Advances in science in recent decades have revolutionized the understanding of the nature of drug abuse and addiction and what society needs to do about them. According to Alan Leshner, chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), there is now a clear understanding that drug abuse and addiction are bio-behavioral phenomena with important biological, behavioral and social-context components. ...

    • Contributor: Leshner, Alan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-03-04
  • NBA/WNBA All Stars

    NBA/WNBA All Stars

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • The Naqab Bedouin & Colonialism: New Perspectives

    The Naqab Bedouin & Colonialism: New Perspectives

    Mansour Nasasra and Sophie Richter-Devroe discussed their book, describing the historic isolation of Naqab Bedouin studies from the rest of Palestine studies by situating, studying and analyzing their predicaments firmly within the contemporary context of Israeli settler-colonial policies. They offer a nuanced description and analysis of Naqab Bedouin activism and describe settler-colonial power structures.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-04-06
  • Down the old Potomac /

    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.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Fisherman's luck /

    Fisherman's luck /

    From Edison films catalog: Two German anglers are fishing, with odd results. One gets a bite, and pulls in a length of stovepipe. The other is so astonished that he falls overboard. 50 feet. $7.50.

    • Contributor: Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    Author John Perkins discussed his book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. In his book, Perkins describes his experiences as an economist of an international consulting firm whose job was to persuade strategically important developing countries, such as Panama and Indonesia, to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and then to ensure that ...

    • Contributor: Perkins, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-10
  • Jonathan Going South: The Yankee & the Making of American National Character

    Jonathan Going South: The Yankee & the Making of American Nat...

    Stefanie Schaefer traces the origins and functions of the Yankee in 19th century U.S. literary and popular culture. Schaefer traces the Yankee's most commonly known sectional (Northern) denomination to its origins and explores how this allegory was used to imagine an American national identity.

    • Contributor: Schaefer, Stefanie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-02-07
  • Odessa: Genius & Death in a City of Dreams

    Odessa: Genius & Death in a City of Dreams

    Odessa was the Russian Empire's gateway to the Middle East when Catherine the Great created this port city on the Black Sea as a model of enlightenment. Georgetown University professor Charles King recreates this world in his historical account.

    • Contributor: King, Charles
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-28
  • Bobbie Ann Mason: Book Fest 05

    Bobbie Ann Mason: Book Fest 05

    Author Bobbie Ann Mason at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Mason, Bobbie Ann
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Kindergarten ball game /

    Kindergarten ball game /

    A row of approximately twenty-five children under the age of six can be seen facing the camera. They stand in front of a long blackboard with the words "Kansas City, Mo." written on it. As the film continues, the children bounce the balls they have in their hands, then form a circle and march around the bouncing balls.

    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • NLS 80th Anniversary

    NLS 80th Anniversary

    On March 3, 2011, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), the nationally-renowned talking-book and braille program of the Library of Congress, celebrated 80 years of helping visually impaired and physically handicapped individuals enjoy reading their favorite books and magazines.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-03
  • Interview with Stanley Plumly

    Interview with Stanley Plumly

    Grace Cavalieri interviews Stanley Plumly for the Library's Poet and the Poem Series.

    • Contributor: Plumly, Stanley
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-12-15
  • How About That! The Life of Mel Allen

    How About That! The Life of Mel Allen

    Stephen Borelli, baseball editor of USA Today Sports Weekly, discussed his new book, "How About That! The Life of Mel Allen," the first biography of Allen, one of the most famous sports broadcasters in American history. CNN's Larry King praised the volume as "a wonderful book about a wonderful life; I knew and loved Mel Allen and Borelli captures him in full measure." The ...

    • Contributor: Borelli, Stephen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-10-18
  • A day with Thomas A. Edison /

    A day with Thomas A. Edison /

    A six-part documentary recording the 74-year-old Edison's collaborations with his staff, conversations with industrial leaders, and supervision of the factory's production line. The majority of the film (parts 3, 4, and 5) chronicles Edison's trip to the incandescent light bulb factory and details its manufacturing process.

    • Contributor: Schroeder, A. - General Electric Company - Bray Studios - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1922
  • Marie Arana delivers the 2008 Hispanic Heritage Month keynote address

    Marie Arana delivers the 2008 Hispanic Heritage Month keynote...

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, editor and author Marie Arana delivered the keynote address for the Library's celebration. This year's celebration, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, had a theme of "Getting Involved: Our Families, Our Community, Our Nation."

    • Contributor: Arana, Marie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-18
  • The kiss /

    The kiss /

    From Edison films catalog: Nothing new, but an old thing done over again and done well. Some one has attempted to describe a kiss as "something made of nothing," but this is not one of that kind, but one of those old fashioned "home made" kind that sets the whole audience into merriment and motion, and has always proven a popular subject. It is ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

    Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

    Barbara Ehrenreich discussed her 2005 book "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream," which chronicles the often futile efforts of laid-off middle-class professionals to become re-employed in corporate America. The event was sponsored by the Science, Technology & Business Division.

    • Contributor: Ehrenreich, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-12-07
  • Higher Education in an Age of Specialized Knowledge

    Higher Education in an Age of Specialized Knowledge

    Historian Jaroslav Pelikan was honored in a special lecture presented by the president of the Carnegie Corporation.

    • Contributor: Gregorian, Vartan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-09-09