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  • International Literacy Day 2009 at the Library of Congress

    International Literacy Day 2009 at the Library of Congress

    The Center for the Book marks International Literacy Day with a program at the Library of Congress.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-09
  • Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory: Cajun Music from Louisiana

    Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory: Cajun ...

    Marce Lacouture, David Greely, and Kristi Guillory perform traditional Cajun music at the Library of Congress. This concert is part of the Homegrown Concert Series, presented by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Lacouture, Marce
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-06-23
  • Terry Trueman: 2006 National Book Festival

    Terry Trueman: 2006 National Book Festival

    Terry Trueman speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Trueman, Terry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Cultural Democracy in a Time of Diminished Resources

    Cultural Democracy in a Time of Diminished Resources

    Simply stated, "Cultural Democracy" is the notion that everybody's heritage and cultural expression is worthwhile and deserving of an equitable share of whatever resources are available. In recent years, Cultural Democracy has also gained traction as a descriptor for the whole realm of participatory, community-centered arts activities, practiced by millions of Americans everyday in their homes, backyards, public parks, places of worship, schools -- ...

    • Contributor: Graves, James Bau
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-07-22
  • Daniel J. Boorstin Memorial Service

    Daniel J. Boorstin Memorial Service

    A memorial service for Librarian of Congress Emeritus Daniel J. Boorstin, who died on Feb. 28, was held in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building.

    • Contributor: Billington, James H.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-04-27
  • Yiddish Songs of the Jazz Age

    Yiddish Songs of the Jazz Age

    Jane Peppler sings funny and nostalgic Yiddish songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

    • Contributor: Peppler, Jane
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-22
  • TR's arrival in Panama, November 1906 [2] /

    TR's arrival in Panama, November 1906 [2] /

    TR became the first President in office to visit a foreign country while on an inspection tour of the Panama Canal. On November 15, 1906, in Panama City there are views of the processional, including a marching band and escorts on horseback, as spectators gather; long shot of TR, accompanied by Manuel Amador Guerrero, first President of Panama, and two unidentified men standing on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • A perilous proceeding /

    A perilous proceeding /

    The film follows a group of approximately ten men who are suspended on the cable of a large crane atop a building under construction. As the men are lifted over the site and gradually lowered, they wave to the camera.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • CIP & ONIX: The Future of Bibliographic Control?

    CIP & ONIX: The Future of Bibliographic Control?

    Karl Debus-López presents background information on the Cataloging in Publication Program as it enters its fortieth year. He reviews new developments that position the program to meet an objective of the "On the Record" report to provide enhanced access to information through greater use of publisher supplied data and subject terminology. He also discusses new developments in the Electronic Cataloging in Publication Cataloging Partnership ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-14
  • TR, Mayor Mitchel, Governor Charles Whitman of New York, and Myron Herrick, 1917 /

    TR, Mayor Mitchel, Governor Charles Whitman of New York, and ...

    Close-up view of New York Governor Charles S. Whitman (1915-1918), Myron T. Herrick, formerly governor of Ohio and United States ambassador to France, and New York City Mayor John P. Mitchel (1914-1917) reviewing a parade of New York National Guardsmen from the balcony of the Union League Club in New York City, Aug. 30, 1917. TR steps forward between Herrick and Mitchel and tips ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • Shirley Geok-Lin Lim

    Shirley Geok-Lin Lim

    • Contributor: Lim, Shirley Geok Lin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Sarah Stewart & David Small: 2012 National Book Festival

    Sarah Stewart & David Small: 2012 National Book Festival

    Sarah Stewart & David Small appear on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana: 1934 Lomax Recordings

    Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana: 1934 Lomax Recordings

    This talk examines the songs recorded in the summer of 1934 by folklorist John Lomax, with assistance from his son Alan, who was then a teenager. While the music they recorded there has often been described as Cajun or Creole music, what they actually found was much more complex: a diverse admixture of old medieval lays, Continental pop songs, blues ballads, round dance songs, ...

    • Contributor: Caffery, Joshua
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-11
  • Brad Meltzer: 2010 National Book Festival

    Brad Meltzer: 2010 National Book Festival

    National best selling author Brad Meltzer appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Meltzer, Brad
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Blind Boys of Alabama II

    Blind Boys of Alabama II

    Fresh from their Grammy win, the Blind Boys of Alabama present a free, lunchtime gospel concert on the steps of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Blind Boys of Alabama
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-06-05
  • A wake in "Hell's Kitchen" / Catalog Record

    A wake in "Hell's Kitchen" /

    Takes place on a rather plain room set, with a single religious picture and a coat hanging from the plain, white walls. An open coffin sits in the center of the room, with its lid leaning against the back wall. An older, grey-haired woman--presumably the widow--stands holding a bunch of flowers to the left of the coffin, wailing and wiping away her tears with ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian Subcontinent - Panel IV: Women and Art

    Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian S...

    Women in the Indian subcontinent are often associated with the smiling, singing and dancing actresses who appear in Bollywood films (Indian cinema). However, throughout history women in that region have played a significant role in the political, religious and cultural life of their society. The contributions of these women are the subject of a symposium titled "Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-04-20
  • Martha Raddatz: Book Fest 07

    Martha Raddatz: Book Fest 07

    Martha Raddatz in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Raddatz, Martha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Maaza Mengiste

    Maaza Mengiste

    Ethiopian novelist Maaza Mengiste reads from her work and discuss the state of contemporary African literature.

    • Contributor: Mengiste, Maaza
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-21
  • Robetta and Doretto, [no. 2] /

    Robetta and Doretto, [no. 2] /

    "The pursuit of Hop Lee by an irate policeman"--Maguire & Baucus catalogue.

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy Laurie) - Doretto, Phil - Robetta - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Rebecca Stead: 2010 National Book Festival

    Rebecca Stead: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Rebbecca Stead appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Stead , Rebecca
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert: Concert

    The Musical Worlds of Victor Herbert: Concert

    An intimate concert sampling Herbert's operetta classics, including "Babes in Toyland," "Naughty Marietta," and moments from the Ziegfield Follies. Rediscover an important composer and cellist who influenced Antonín Dvořák, and later, great American musical theater figures like Irving Berlin and the Gershwins. Hosted by the Library's Loras John Schissel with William Hicks (music director/pianist), Rebecca Luker (vocalist), Ron Raines (vocalist), Aaron Lazar (vocalist), Korliss ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-03
  • James McBride

    James McBride

    • Contributor: McBride, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Ours to Fight For: American Jewish Soldiers in World War II

    Ours to Fight For: American Jewish Soldiers in World War II

    Liaison Specialist Jason Steinhauer of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project presented a lecture and discussion on the contributions, impact and legacy of American Jewish service during World War II. Cosponsored by the Veterans History Project and the Hebrew Language Table, the program is part of the Library's Jewish American Heritage Month commemoration.

    • Contributor: Steinhauer, Jason
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-03
  • Dana Gioia

    Dana Gioia

    • Contributor: Gioia, Dana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Mr. Nobody Holme--he buys a jitney /

    Mr. Nobody Holme--he buys a jitney /

    An animated cartoon about Mr. Nobody Holme, who warms up his sluggish automobile with the assistance of a stick of dynamite.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
  • Jeffrey Eugenides: 2012 National Book Festival

    Jeffrey Eugenides: 2012 National Book Festival

    Jeffrey Eugenides appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Eugenides, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • The Druze Heritage: Part III

    The Druze Heritage: Part III

    The Druze are a thousand-year-old religious community of the Middle East, whose members today live primarily in Lebanon, Syria and Israel, while others have emigrated to the United States, Europe and Africa. Their historical and intellectual legacy was examined by 10 scholars from the U.S. and Middle East who participated in a symposium at the Library of Congress. The event was sponsored by the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-02-07
  • Chrysanthemums  /

    Chrysanthemums /

    Rising from a stage are two vases which separate to reveal a female dancer behind each of the vases. They create magical circles of flowers from which other women emerge. The dancers construct an elegant floral display, in the middle of which a miniature dancer performs. Another circle of flowers is brought forward on the stage, toward the camera, and in the circle are ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • Gretchen Parlato & Gerald Clayton Interviewed

    Gretchen Parlato & Gerald Clayton Interviewed

    Larry Appelbaum of the Library's Music Division talks with musicians Gretchen Parlato and Gerald Clayton.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-12-02
  • BARD Mobile: How to Activate the VoiceOver Function

    BARD Mobile: How to Activate the VoiceOver Function

    John Brown provides a tutorial on how to activate the VoiceOver Function in the BARD Mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

    • Contributor: Brown, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-01
  • The dandy Fifth /

    The dandy Fifth /

    From the Biograph picture catalogue: 62 feet. Taken during the land parade in honor of Admiral Dewey, just before the turn into 72nd Street, with Grant's tomb and decorated residences in the background. This entire series of pictures [of the Dewey land parade] has a very high photographic quality, and the various organizations appear at their best.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria greeted by his people /

    Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria greeted by his people /

    Views of Francis Joseph I, Emperor of Austria-Hungary, and an entourage of military officers and civilians walking down a wide avenue; the street is lined with people greeting the Emperor. Interior title notes location as Vienna, Austria and notes TR as being entertained by the Emperor at the palace. TR visited the Emperor in April, 1910; there are no views of TR on film.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1910
  • Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement

    Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Historie...

    A half-century on, what remains to be learned of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement? Plenty, it turns out. Last year historian Joe Mosnier, together with videographer John Bishop, journeyed to twenty states to interview fifty individuals who, most as teenagers or young adults, gave themselves over to the civil rights struggle. This testimony -- urgent and immediate, but also refracted by memory and time ...

    • Contributor: Mosnier, Joe - Mosnier, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-04-12
  • How to Navigate an Audiobook

    How to Navigate an Audiobook

    Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to navigate an audiobook with the BARD Mobile app for iOS devices.

    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-01
  • Carl Gustav Jung & The Red Book (part 1)

    Carl Gustav Jung & The Red Book (part 1)

    "Carl Gustav Jung and the Red Book," an all day symposium, featured presentations by prominent Jungian scholars.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-06-19
  • Why Rancher Les Stewart Shuns New Technology for Branding

    Why Rancher Les Stewart Shuns New Technology for Branding

    • Contributor: Stewart, Leslie J. - Fleischhauer, Carl - Wilson, William A. (William Albert)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1981-05-09
  • War correspondents /

    War correspondents /

    From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Shows a phase of the war excitement as it affects newpaper men at Key West, Florida. About a dozen war correspondents of the different New York papers are running up the street in a bunch to get to the cable office to get copy of cablegrams to be in turn transmitted to their different papers. They rush directly ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • [Unidentified Staples & Charles. San Francisco after the earthquake and fire of 1906] /

    [Unidentified Staples & Charles. San Francisco after the eart...

    This film is made up of five panoramas, four wide and one close-up, of the ruins of downtown San Francisco shortly after the 1906 disaster, plus a panorama and scene in a nearby refugee camp. Original intertitles precede each change of scene, but the locations provided are incorrect for three of the five views. The state of the ruins and camp suggest a date ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • The Pilgrimage of World Christianity: A Post-Christian West and the non-Western Church

    The Pilgrimage of World Christianity: A Post-Christian West a...

    Distinguished Visiting Scholar Wesley Granberg-Michaelson discusses the major demographic shifts in the Christian world and the impact on efforts for Christian unity.

    • Contributor: Granberg Michaelson, Wesley
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-12-13
  • Francisco Campbell Hooker: The African Presence in Latin America

    Francisco Campbell Hooker: The African Presence in Latin America

    Ambassador Francisco Campbell Hooker of the Republic of Nicaragua discusses the African presence in Latin America.

    • Contributor: Campbell Hooker, Francisco
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-12
  • Tom Wolfe: Book Fest 05

    Tom Wolfe: Book Fest 05

    Author Tom Wolfe at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Tom
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Esmé Raji Codell: 2012 National Book Festival

    Esmé Raji Codell: 2012 National Book Festival

    Esmé Raji Codell appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Codell, Esm&Eacute - Raji
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • The Persian Book in Pre-Modern Turkey

    The Persian Book in Pre-Modern Turkey

    As part of the Library's celebration of a thousand years of the Persian book, Ahmet Karamustafa discusses Persian literature in pre-modern Turkey.

    • Contributor: Karamustafa, Ahmet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-13
  • Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Discussion

    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Discussion

    Stephen and Jackie Newbould of Birmingham Contemporary Music Group join the Library's Nicholas Brown to discuss the work of the ensemble, Oliver Knussen and their unique Sound Investment commissioning scheme.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-08
  • From Mecca to Mashhad: A Lithographed Shiite Pilgrimage Scroll from Iran

    From Mecca to Mashhad: A Lithographed Shiite Pilgrimage Scrol...

    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
  • The Wide World of Persian: Connections and Contestations, 1500-Today

    The Wide World of Persian: Connections and Contestations, 150...

    This conference examines this period that includes not only aspects of cohesion and fracture but also renewal and reconstitution of the Persian-speaking world. The period from early modern to contemporary times features some of the defining moments in the lifespan and legacy of the Persian world. This was a period that witnessed immense interchange and connection at the height of the Ottoman, Safavid, and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-02
  • Sharon Creech: Book Fest 05

    Sharon Creech: Book Fest 05

    Author Sharon Creech at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Creech, Sharon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Croatia: Partnerships, Priorities and Progress

    Croatia: Partnerships, Priorities and Progress

    Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Croatian minister for foreign affairs and European integration, gave a speech titled "Croatia: Partnerships, Priorities and Progress" in a lecture sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center. In October 2005, the European Union opened membership talks with Croatia. Grabar-Kitarovic's speech addressed Croatia's desire to join the European Union and the country's relationship to Europe.

    • Contributor: Grabar Kitarovic, Kolinda
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-02-14
  • Astor Battery on parade /

    Astor Battery on parade /

    From The Phonoscope, January 1899, p. 15: As they appeared in New York on Saturday, January 21 [sic], 1899, on their return from active service in the Philippines. The picture is taken as they cross Broadway, Union Square, north. First come the mounted police, proud and prancing, then the band, then the famous Astor Battery, marching twenty-four abreast. As the second file approaches, the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • There Are No Fears

    There Are No Fears

    Yevgeny Yevtushenko recited his poetry in both English and Russian in a program titled" There Are No Fears". Yevtushenko is a poet, novelist, film maker and professor of literature and cinema.

    • Contributor: Yevtushenko, Yevgeny
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-04-29
  • Do All Indians Live in Tipis? and Other Compelling Questions for Education

    Do All Indians Live in Tipis? and Other Compelling Questions ...

    Stereotypes, inaccuracies and inappropriate representations of Native Americans continue to abound in American society today. Reflecting on his 20 years of experience working in the field of American Indian education, the Edwin Schupman explores examples, causes and implications of the current state of awareness about Native peoples and issues.

    • Contributor: Schupman, Edwin
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-08-05
  • Journals of a Pioneer Argonaut, Daniel Jenks

    Journals of a Pioneer Argonaut, Daniel Jenks

    Sara W. Duke, curator of popular and applied graphic art in the Prints & Photographs Division, uses unique drawings in the Library of Congress and other archival materials to tell the story of a pioneer who went west to search for gold in the mid-19th century.

    • Contributor: Duke, Sara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-10-09
  • Between European and Ottoman: Hellenic Grand Dragomans, Roman Subjects, and Classical Ruins at the Turn of the 18th Century

    Between European and Ottoman: Hellenic Grand Dragomans, Roman...

    By the nineteenth century, philhellenic Europeans had appropriated the classical Greek world as their distinct cultural patrimony. However, sources composed in the late 1600s and early 1700s by Ottoman dignitaries, Greek Orthodox intellectuals, and French and English travelers reveal a more fluid period when the Greco-Roman tradition exerted an influence on the perceptions all these (sometimes overlapping) groups had of themselves and one another. ...

    • Contributor: Leal, Karen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-08-20
  • The New Iraq: Memory and National Identity Part 2

    The New Iraq: Memory and National Identity Part 2

    The symposium focused on the importance and the preservation of millions of documents from the Baathist archives of Iraq uncovered after the war in 2003. The keynote speaker was the Honorable `Ala' al-Tamimi, the Mayor of Baghdad. There was a slide presentation shown at the symposium which displayed photographs and art works made by Iraqis depicting the scourge of war. Kanan Makiya, the Iraqi ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-03-08
  • The Heart Has Reasons: Holocaust Rescuers & Their Stories of Courage

    The Heart Has Reasons: Holocaust Rescuers & Their Stories of ...

    Mark Klempner spoke about people he interviewed for his book, "The Heart Has Reasons: Holocaust Rescuers and Their Stories of Courage."

    • Contributor: Klempner, Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-19
  • Peering into the Storm: NASA's Exploration of Hurricanes

    Peering into the Storm: NASA's Exploration of Hurricanes

    Dr. Braun, a research meteorologist with Goddard Space Flight Center, provides an overview of questions that motivate NASA's research on hurricanes and describes how NASA addresses these questions with the use of satellites, aircraft field campaigns, computer modeling, and other instrumentation that are used to interpret hurricanes.

    • Contributor: Braun, Dr. Scott
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-16
  • Cutting and canaling ice  /

    Cutting and canaling ice /

    The camera shows what appears to be a frozen-over lake on which men are driving teams of horses pulling a device similar to a plow. The second camera position shows that the horses are being driven in a straight line across the ice, with the device chiseling a groove, called canaling, into the ice. This action precedes removal of the ice for storage so ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • The American Civil War: 365 Days

    The American Civil War: 365 Days

    Writer and editor Margaret E. Wagner and historian Gary W. Gallagher discussed their new book "The American Civil War: 365 Days," which draws on the Library's incomparable collections to present a unique perspective on the conflict. Illustrated with more than 500 images, 253 in full color, the book features Mathew Brady's iconic photographs and other photos that heavily influenced public perceptions of the struggle, ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-11
  • Honey Bees, Satellites and Climate Change

    Honey Bees, Satellites and Climate Change

    Life isn't what it used to be for honey bees in Maryland. The latest changes in their world were discussed by NASA scientist Wayne Esaias, a biological oceanographer with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, in an illustrated lecture sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division. At Goddard, Esaias has examined the role of marine productivity in the global carbon cycle using visible ...

    • Contributor: Esaias, Wayne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-04-03
  • The New Iraq: Memory and National Identity Part 1

    The New Iraq: Memory and National Identity Part 1

    A symposium, cosponsored by the Near East Section of African and Middle East Division, and the Iraq Memory Foundation, was held on Tuesday March 8, 2005. The symposium focused on the importance and the preservation of millions of documents from the Baathist archives of Iraq uncovered after the war in 2003. The keynote speaker was the Honorable 'Ala' al-Tamimi, the Mayor of Baghdad. There ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-03-08
  • Records, Documents, and Stuff in the Digital Era

    Records, Documents, and Stuff in the Digital Era

    This lecture focuses on Dr. Cox's teaching on "understanding" information and his other work on electronic records management and archival appraisal.

    • Contributor: Cox, Richard J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-03-07
  • Making Sense of Ancient Graffiti

    Making Sense of Ancient Graffiti

    In the year AD 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted with devastating force, burying the nearby town of Pompeii under more than thirty feet of volcanic debris. Pompeii was effectively wiped off the map, but buried below the surface the material remains of the town were preserved in remarkable detail. While best known for its art and architecture, Pompeii also offers a colorful glimpse into the ...

    • Contributor: Benefiel, Rebecca R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-07-05
  • RDA for NACO Catalogers: 4b. Identifying Persons: Recording Attributes, Part 1

    RDA for NACO Catalogers: 4b. Identifying Persons: Recording A...

    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat presents 25 webcasts as a portion of an online course created and intended for independent AACR2 Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) participants who are making the transition to RDA: Resource Description and 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 following ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-08
  • Tying up bags for train, U.S.P.O. /

    Tying up bags for train, U.S.P.O. /

    The camera shows the action of two postal employees as they remove mail sacks from the semicircular rack where they are placed so they can be filled with mail for their respective locations. The two postal employees stack the mail sacks on a cart in preparation for dispatch elsewhere.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • A dull razor /

    A dull razor /

    From Edison films catalog: This picture shows an old gentleman seated at his shaving table. The razor is evidently giving him a great deal of trouble, as he catches hold of the brush and with a great show of impatience he hurriedly coats his face with the foaming soap and makes a second attempt at removing his beard. He scrapes and scrapes, and judging ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The magician /

    The magician /

    From Edison films catalog: The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat, and they disappear mysteriously into the air. He then takes a white handkerchief from his pocket, holds it over his knees, and his long trousers disappear, and behold! he is clad in knickerbockers. He next ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: 2013 National Book Festival

    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: 2013 National Book Festival

    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Traditional Chinese Wisdom and Business World

    Traditional Chinese Wisdom and Business World

    Hsu Cho-Yun, professor of history and sociology at the University of Pittsburgh, will suggest how entrepreneurs can use traditional Chinese wisdom to promote business success.

    • Contributor: Cho Yun, Hsu
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-08-17
  • Alfredo Corchado: 2013 National Book Festival

    Alfredo Corchado: 2013 National Book Festival

    Alfredo Corchado appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Corchado, Alfredo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Ken Burns' "The War" Press Conference

    Ken Burns' "The War" Press Conference

    The Library of Congress and the Veterans History Project held a joint press conference with PBS and Florentine Films to announce a partnership in connection with "The War," Ken Burns's World War II documentary television series.

    • Contributor: Burns, Ken
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-04-17
  • Charleston chain-gang /

    Charleston chain-gang /

    Apparently, the film was photographed from a compound bordered by high walls and buildings. At a distance of fifty yards in the direction that the camera is pointed a column of men can be seen walking backwards and holding a chain under their arms. All the men are dressed the same. Two men carrying shotguns gesture to indicate the chain gang should move. They ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Chronicling America and Building the National Digital Newspaper Program

    Chronicling America and Building the National Digital Newspap...

    The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Library of Congress, is a long-term effort to create and provide permanent access to a searchable database of U.S. newspapers and digitized pages, selected for their historic content and value. The initial version of this rich digital resource is available from the Library of Congress Web site ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-06
  • Panorama of Galveston power house /

    Panorama of Galveston power house /

    From Edison films catalog: This building and machinery supplied the electric power and electric light for the entire city of Galveston, including the car system. The building, which is of solid masonry, is a complete wreck, and together with the twisted iron work of the machinery, shows the tremendous power of the cyclone. 50 feet. $7.50. Part of The Galveston Cyclone series (Edison films ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Sharyn McCrumb: 2006 National Book Festival

    Sharyn McCrumb: 2006 National Book Festival

    Sharyn McCrumb speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McCrumb, Sharyn
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald Delivers Keynote Address for African American History Month

    Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald Delivers Keynote Address for ...

    Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald delivered the African American History Month keynote address at the Library of Congress. The program also featured remarks by John Fleming, national president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). ASALH's 2007 theme, "From Slavery to Freedom: Africans in the Americas," honors the work of black historian John Hope Franklin, who recently won the Library's ...

    • Contributor: Millender McDonald, Rep. Juanita
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-02-08
  • Magna Carta Entrenched: The Legacy in America

    Magna Carta Entrenched: The Legacy in America

    Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers discuss how Magna Carta's political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at this symposium, Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter, held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor."

    • Contributor: Malcolm, Joyce Lee
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • LOC.gov for Teachers

    LOC.gov for Teachers

    This film focuses on the resources for teachers available from the Library of Congress website.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015
  • Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. /

    Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. /

    Shows the Baby Parade at Asbury Park, N.J., in 1904. Includes scenes of boys (dressed as soldiers and sailors) and girls (dressed in oriental costume) marching in groups, mothers pushing decorated perambulators, and horse-drawn floats.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Guiding Our Destiny: Loriene Roy

    Guiding Our Destiny: Loriene Roy

    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, American Library Association (ALA) President Loriene Roy delivered a lecture, which was sponsored jointly by the Office of Workforce Diversity, the Law Library and the Center for the Book.

    • Contributor: Roy, Loriene
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-11-02
  • A Tribute to Fay Kanin

    A Tribute to Fay Kanin

    Fay Kanin was recognized for her 20 years of service to the Library as chair of the Library of Congress National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) with a presentation of the institution's 100th Living Legend Award.

    • Contributor: Kanin, Fay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-07-17
  • Bruce Feiler: 2006 National Book Festival

    Bruce Feiler: 2006 National Book Festival

    Bruce Feiler speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Feiler, Bruce
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Gail Godwin

    Gail Godwin

    • Contributor: Godwin, Gail
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • American Journalism

    American Journalism

    W. Joseph Campbell, a specialist in journalism history, discussed his new book, "The Year That Defined American Journalism: 1897 and the Clash of Paradigms" as part of the Center for the Book's Books & Beyond author series. The program was cosponsored by the Library's Serial and Government Publications Division. According to the author, 1897 was so decisive because "journalists then were wrestling desperately with ...

    • Contributor: Campbell, W. Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-10-04
  • Cornelis de Bruyn & His Contemporaries: Internationalism and Late Seventeenth Century Dutch Art

    Cornelis de Bruyn & His Contemporaries: Internationalism and ...

    Rebecca Parker Brienen addresses the phenomenon of Internationalism as exemplified in the work and career of painter, traveler, and writer Cornelis de Bruyn (1652-1726).

    • Contributor: Brienen, Rebecca Parker
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-12-09
  • In Search of Africa at the Library of Congress: Collecting and Preserving African Heritage

    In Search of Africa at the Library of Congress: Collecting an...

    The African Section of the African & Middle Eastern Division and The Prints & Photographs Division at the Library of Congress co-sponsor an illustrated lecture given by Sylivester Sennabulya.

    • Contributor: Sennabulya, Sylivester
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-10-07
  • Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah: 2009 National Book Festival

    Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah: 2009 National Book Festival

    In collaboration with Carmen Agra Deedy on "14 Cows," Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Naiyomah, Wilson Kimeli
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • [TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905] /

    [TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905] /

    On Mar. 4, 1905, TR is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. with much celebration and fanfare. TR rides in an open landau on Fifteenth St., NW, escorted by mounted Rough Riders; Secret Service men and detectives walk on either side of the carriage; TR tips his hat to the crowd. Sitting beside him is Sen. John C. Spooner of Wis., Chairman of the joint Congressional ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Poetry Readings from Maxine Kumin and Wesley McNair

    Poetry Readings from Maxine Kumin and Wesley McNair

    The Library of Congress 2006 Literary Season continued with poetry readings from poets Maxine Kumin and Wesley McNair, two New England poets, who through the magic of poems, style takes the listener on a joyful ride through non-urban America.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-09
  • Reformist Voices of Islam: Mediating Religion and Modernity

    Reformist Voices of Islam: Mediating Religion and Modernity

    The Near East Section of the African Middle Eastern Division and the John W. Kluge Center hosted a talk by Shireen Hunter on her new book, "Reformist Voices of Islam: Mediating Religion and Modernity."

    • Contributor: Hunter, Shireen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-02-26
  • Seminary girls /

    Seminary girls /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A most amusing and life-like scene, in which a number of young ladies clad in their night robes, are seen engaged in a midnight frolic. From Edison films catalog: A number of young ladies, in their night robes, are having a frolic, and are interrupted by a teacher. One girl makes herself very conspicuous by crawling under a bed. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Dead Center: The Collapse of Bipartisanship and Its Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy

    Dead Center: The Collapse of Bipartisanship and Its Implicati...

    Americans are living in an era marked by political partisanship and polarization. What happened to the bipartisanship of previous decades, and how does this political climate affect U.S. engagement in global affairs? In his lecture, Charles Kupchan will draw on an article, co-authored with Peter Trubowitz, titled "Dead Center: The Demise of Liberal Internationalism in the United States," which appears in the fall issue ...

    • Contributor: Kupchan, Charles
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-20
  • Former Oklahoma Representative Mickey Edwards Discusses Book on Conservatism

    Former Oklahoma Representative Mickey Edwards Discusses Book ...

    Former Representative Mickey Edwards (R-Okla.), a leading member of the American conservative movement for more than 40 years, believes that many conservatives today have abandoned their principles and have become champions of that which they once most feared--government intrusion. In his new book, "Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost--And How It Can Find Its Way Back," Edwards argues that the ...

    • Contributor: Edwards, Mickey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-03-05
  • Over route of Roosevelt parade in an automobile /

    Over route of Roosevelt parade in an automobile /

    This film is a review by automobile of the arrival parade route of President Theodore Roosevelt, on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The film was shot from about 2:10 pm to 2:15 pm (shortly before the 3 pm parade) and shows street and building decorations and excited crowds. The portion of the route shown is in the heart of the downtown business district. The later ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Pan African Cuisine: Healing Secrets of the Continent

    Pan African Cuisine: Healing Secrets of the Continent

    Tambra Raye Stevenson shared her culinary nutritional discoveries in African heritage foods.

    • Contributor: Stevenson , Tambra Raye
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-20
  • David Ignatius: Book Fest 07

    David Ignatius: Book Fest 07

    David Ignatius in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Ignatius, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Holly Black: 2009 National Book Festival

    Holly Black: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's and teens author Holly Black appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Black, Holly
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • The Druze Heritage: Part IV

    The Druze Heritage: Part IV

    The Druze are a thousand-year-old religious community of the Middle East, whose members today live primarily in Lebanon, Syria and Israel, while others have emigrated to the United States, Europe and Africa. Their historical and intellectual legacy was examined by 10 scholars from the U.S. and Middle East who participated in a symposium at the Library of Congress. The event was sponsored by the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-02-07
  • Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers perform a capella gospel music from Kentucky, another in the 2009 Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-07-16
  • Interview with Branden Montgomery, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001

    Interview with Branden Montgomery, Naples, Italy, November 16...

    • Contributor: Montgomery, Braden - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-16