• Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

    Polka, zydeco, and "Lady of Spain": If this is your idea of the only genres wherein the accordion flourishes, prepare to be enlightened by the history of this robust instrument's odyssey across the American musical landscape and its dramatic rise, fall, and rise again in 20th century popular culture.

    • Contributor: Jacobson, Marion - Jacobson, Marion S.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2012-07-12
  • Mindful Work and Technology

    David Levy, holder of the Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Technology and Education at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, spoke about ways to bring contemplative practices into today's harried workplaces. According to Levy, new information technologies, including e-mail and the World Wide Web, have transformed the way people work, allowing them to collaborate over vast distances and to work at ...

    • Contributor: Levy, David M.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-03-22
  • Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin

    The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented the third in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Jeffrey Magee presented "Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin." After Jerome Kern famously pronounced that "Irving Berlin is American music" in 1925, Berlin continued for several decades more to ...

    • Contributor: Magee, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-26
  • Kay Ryan: 2008 National Book Festival

    Kay Ryan, Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2008-2009, speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Taylor Branch: 2013 National Book Festival

    Taylor Branch appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Branch, Taylor
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Aysha Murad: From Dilmun to Bahrain

    Aysha Murad discusses the past and future of Bahrain.

    • Contributor: Murad, Aysha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-20
  • R.L. Stine: 2012 National Book Festival

    R.L. Stine appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Stine, R.L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Vaclav Havel: The Emperor Has No Clothes

    Vaclav Havel, playwright and one of Europe's leading political, moral and intellectual leaders, delivered a major lecture on human rights, "The Emperor has No Clothes," in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium. The lecture focused on countries such as Cuba, China, Belarus and Burma. Havel has occupied the Kluge Chair for Modern Culture in the Library's John W. Kluge Center since early April.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-05-24
  • New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 2

    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
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-03-13
  • James McBride: 2008 National Book Festival

    Author and musician James McBride speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McBride, James
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Francis McPeake Family Concert, May 16, 2007

    From March through May 2007, scholars and artists gathered at the Library of Congress and other venues in and around Washington, DC, to present and promote Northern Irish arts and culture through the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme. The May events at the Library of Congress included an exciting and thought-provoking series of concerts and lectures and a special symposium. Together, they highlighted and focused ...

    • Contributor: Francis Mcpeake Family
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2007-05-16
  • Don DeLillo: 2013 National Book Festival

    Don DeLillo appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Delillo, Don
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • The Knowledge Revolution and the Future of Libraries

    Ismail Serageldin speaks on the transformation of knowledge and how it will impact the future of libraries.

    • Contributor: Serageldin, Ismail
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-08
  • Marie Arana: 2006 National Book Festival

    Marie Arana speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Arana, Marie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Gandydancer

    Gandydancer performs traditional string band music from West Virginia as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.

    • Contributor: Gandydancer Stringband
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-12-12
  • In Search of Africa at the Library of Congress: Collecting and Preserving African Heritage

    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
  • Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band (Sat.): 2012 National Book Festival

    Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival (Saturday).

    • Contributor: Diaz, Lucky
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force (Poets)

    As part of the "Necessary Utterance: Poetry as Cultural Force" event commemorating Natasha Trethewey's historical year as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, poets Marilyn Chin, Brenda Shaughnessy, Patricia Smith, Brian Turner and Kevin Young read from their work.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-01
  • The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

    Aviva Kempner talked and showed film clips from a new special DVD edition of "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg."

    • Contributor: Kempner, Aviva
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-13
  • Eugene Robinson: 2011 National Book Festival

    Journalist and author Eugene Robinson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Robinson, Eugene
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth & Hannah

    An illustrated lecture by artist and calligrapher, Debra Band, on the publication of her new book "Arise! Arise! Deborah, Ruth and Hannah."

    • Contributor: Pearlstein, Debra
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-19
  • The Golden Treasures of King Tut

    Nevine H. Tolba discussed the Egyptian museum and the archaeological findings from the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Egypt.

    • Contributor: Tolba, Nevine H.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-01-15
  • Natasha Trethewey: 2013 National Book Festival

    Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Trethewey , Natasha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • 2006 Jay I. Kislak Lecture: Re-thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas:

    British historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto delivered the second annual Jay I. Kislak lecture titled "Re-Thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas." In his lecture, Fernandez-Armesto argues that Spanish empire building in the Americas was, by most standards, more dynamic and big-scale than any comparable event at the time. His recent research, especially in native-language archives and neglected Spanish sources, opens new perspectives and ...

    • Contributor: Fernandez Armesto, Felipe
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-09
  • Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi: 2004 National Book Festival

    Author Holly Black and artist Tony DiTerlizzi talk about their work at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Black, Holly
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09