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  • A Hole in Texas

    Herman Wouk, one of America's best-known and most popular novelists, discussed his writing career and his new novel, with journalist William Safire.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-04-21
  • 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
  • The Art of Splendor: Islamic Luxury Goods

    A lecture with illustrations the author of Bazaar to Piazza: Islamic Trade and Italian Art, 1300-1600.

    • Contributor: Mack, Rosamond E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-04-19
  • American Democracy & the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters

    As part of Law Day 2014, Jeffrey Rosen discusses American democracy and the rule of law in commemoration of the impending 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    • Contributor: Rosen, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-01
  • Henry Threadgill's Zooid

    A rare Washington appearance from Henry Threadgill, "one of the most important living composers in and around the jazz idiom" (Nate Chinen) and a dazzling alto saxophonist and flutist with masterly improvisational skills.

    • Contributor: Threadgill, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-25
  • International Literature: International Writing Program Showcase

    Christopher Merrill and his international students/alumni participate in panels and read from their work. Speakers included Bruce Armstrong, Cynthia Edul, Omar Pérez, Enrique Serrano, Natasha Tiniacos, Boaz Gaon, Mujib Mehrdad, Mamle Kabu, Sadek Mohammed, Binayak Banerjee, Bernice Chauly, Heekyung Eun, Chen Li, Franca Treur, Laurynas Katkus, Auguste Corteau and Gerõur Kristný.

    • Contributor: Merrill, Christopher
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-11-06
  • Steven Millhauser: 2012 National Book Festival

    Steven Millhauser appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Millhauser, Steven
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • C.P.E. Bach Sources at the Library of Congress

    A discussion of the C.P.E. Bach manuscripts at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Boomhower, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-04
  • Haynes Johnson: 2009 National Book Festival

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author Haynes Johnson appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Johnson, Haynes
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Walter Mosley: 2009 National Book Festival

    Author of the critically acclaimed Easy Rawlins mystery series Walter Mosley appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Mosley, Walter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Alma Powell

    Alma Powell at the 2003 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Powell, Alma
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Steve Meisner Band

    Accordion polka concert with the Steve Meisner Band.

    • Contributor: Meisner, Steve
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-08-25
  • The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    The relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings has been a subject of speculation for centuries and even more so in the past decade, when DNA testing increased evidence of a sexual liaison. Author Annette Gordon-Reed, who received attention in 1997 for a book that carefully evaluated claims and counter-claims about the Jefferson-Hemings relationship, has written a new book about Sally Hemings - a ...

    • Contributor: Gordon Reed, Annette
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-23
  • Lynn Sherr: 2014 National Book Festival

    Lynn Sherr appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Sherr, Lynn
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Elise Paschen: 2006 Natinal Book Festival

    Elise Paschen speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Paschen, Elise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Eleanor Lambert: Still Here

    John A. Tiffany discusses his new book on Eleanor Lambert, best known as the inventor of Fashion Week, creator of the International Best-Dressed List and founder of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. When she died in 2003 at age 100, she was one of the most influential women in the American fashion industry. But well before she became a fashion doyenne, Lambert ...

    • Contributor: Tiffany, John A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-02
  • Donna Britt: 2012 National Book Festival

    Donna Britt appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Britt, Donna
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • World War I Symposium

    Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech), Paul Miller (McDaniel College) and retired US Ambassador Jacques Paul Klein discuss the territorial and ethnic conflicts that led to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, and how Europe's great powers over-reacted, leading to "the Great War." The speakers then show how the First World War has affected the subsequent history of Europe, through ...

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-16
  • Domestic Engraving & European Letterpress: A Conversation with Gaylord Schanilec & Russell Maret

    Gaylord Shanilec, Wisconsin wood engraver, talks about his intricately realized multi-colored engravings inspired by his rural Midwestern surroundings. Russell Maret, a New York-based private designer and letterpress printer, discusses the high and low corners of European alphabetical history for both form and content.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-04
  • Stewarding Space Data

    A panel discussion from the Digital Preservation 2014 meeting covered how the challenges of preservation data from space are truly astronomical. Four presenters discussed and explored these issues in a range of contexts. These included projects working with satellite data from the 1950s, a database of extragalactic distances occurring in research libraries, and ongoing work on managing space data and data from satellites at ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-22
  • Robert L. Carter: Book Fest 05

    Author Robert L. Carter at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Carter, Robert L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Diane Ackerman: Book Fest 07

    Diane Ackerman appears at the 2007 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Ackerman, Diane
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Amuma Says No: Traditional and Contemporary Basque Music from Idaho

    Amuma Says No plays Basque music in a concert at the Library of Congress

    • Contributor: Amuma Says No
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-07-14
  • Introduction and History of the Library's Music Division

    videorecording | videorecording ; 21 min | Susan Vita makes a presentation on the Library's Music Division for the docent training program. (Content). Recorded December 7, 2006 (Date). Speaker Biography: Susan Vita is chief of the Library's Music Division. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Vita, Sue
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West

    Elizabeth Eisenstein discusses five centuries of ambivalent attitudes toward printing and printers, based on her new book, "Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

    • Contributor: Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-08