• Janet Wong

    • Contributor: Wong, Janet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Michael Cunningham: 2011 National Book Festival

    Michael Cunningham appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Cunningham, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • When Insider Trading Was Legal

    The United States has stricter laws than any nation against insider trading in financial markets, but the earliest of these laws date only from 1909. Prior, stock and commodities exchanges governed themselves with minimal external oversight. Mark Geiger presents a close-up view of member relationships and business practices within the Chicago Board of Trade during the later 19th century when rival groups of exchange ...

    • Contributor: Geiger, Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-19
  • Cuisine and Culture in the Arab World

    Author Amy Riolo discusses cuisine and culture in the Arab world.

    • Contributor: Riolo, Amy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-01-19
  • Panorama water front and Brooklyn Bridge from East River /

    This film depicts the East River shoreline and the piers of lower Manhattan starting at about Pier 5 (the New York Central Pier) opposite Broad Street, and extending to the Mallory Line steamship piers just south of Fulton Street and the Brooklyn Bridge. The film begins with shots of canal boats or barges (from the Erie Canal via the Hudson River) docked at and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Mazouk from "L'Ag'Ya"

    Originally recorded on 16mm at various performances between 1943-1944, the film contains sections of Dunham works Tropics (6 minutes), with Miss Dunham as the Woman with the Cigar; Son (2 minutes); Rara tonga (4 minutes); Rhumba Jive (2 minutes), title also given as Rumba with a Little Jive Mixed In); Choros #1 (2 minutes); Batacuda (1 minute); Bolero (1 minute); L'Ag'Ya (10 minutes) Market ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Gary Schmidt: 2011 National Book Festival

    Author Gary Schmidt appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Schmidt, Gary
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • The President's carriage /

    This film shows President Roosevelt in San Francisco, passing in the arrival parade on Market Street on Tuesday, May 12, 1903. The camera view is from the north side of Market Street, just east of Grant Avenue. After leaving the Southern Pacific train station at Third and Townsend streets, the parade proceeded up Third Street and wound through downtown San Francisco before continuing up ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • 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 - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2002-06-05
  • Preservation Aesthetics

    Shannon Mattern discusses the aesthetics of preservation at the annual Digital Preservation meeting.

    • Contributor: Mattern, Shannon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-22
  • Present at the Creation? Human Rights, NGOs & the Trusteeship Debate at the 1945 UN San Francisco Conference

    Historian Elizabeth Borgwardt discusses human rights, non-governmental organizations, and the trusteeship debate at the 1945 United Nations Conference on International Organization.

    • Contributor: Borgwardt, Elizabeth
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-07-16
  • Everett Alvarez Jr.

    • Contributor: Alvarez Jr., Everett
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Eminent Persians: the Men and Women Who Made Modern Iran, 1941-1979

    Abbas Milani discusses his two-volume work "Eminent Persians: The Men and Women Who Made Modern Iran, 1941-1979."

    • Contributor: Milani, Abbas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-16
  • Stanley Kunitz Reads His Poetry

    Stanley Kunitz, who occupied the Chair of Poetry at the Library from 1974 through 1976 as Consultant in Poetry (before the title was changed to ?Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry? with the passage in 1985 of P.L. 99-194), was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1905. His ten books of poetry include Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected (W.W. Norton, 1995), which won ...

    • Contributor: Kunitz, Stanley
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000-10-20
  • Managing Collection Environments: What Should We Know and How Can We Know It?

    This lecture described the Image Permanence Institute's approaches and tools for environmental assessment in cultural heritage institutions. IPI's approach is an inherently sustainable one that makes use of quantitative metrics of the 'preservation quality' of storage and display environments. Mr. Reilly will introduce IPI's latest web-based systems and present the 10-year evolution of these tools and approaches at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Reilly, James M.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-28
  • Abandoned: Foundlings in Nineteenth Century New York City

    In the 19th century, foundlings -- children abandoned by their desperately poor, typically unmarried mothers, usually shortly after birth -- were commonplace in European society. There were asylums in every major city to house abandoned babies, and writers made them the heroes of their fiction, most notably Charles Dickens in "Oliver Twist." In American cities before the Civil War the situation was different, with ...

    • Contributor: Miller, Julie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-12-09
  • Money on the Road to Empire: Japan & Gold, 1873-1897

    Japan's gold standard adoption of 1897 might have come from the country's inability to raise foreign loans denominated in its own currency. This and other views are presented by Kluge Fellow Michael Schiltz.

    • Contributor: Schiltz, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-03-31
  • Surviving the Internet: Strategies for the High-Tech Reference Desk

    McDermott addresses the sudden appearance of the World Wide Web at the reference desk and will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this new technology for librarians.

    • Contributor: McDermott, Irene
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-25
  • The Fabric of America through the Art of Arthur Szyk

    An illustrated lecture on the art of Arthur Szyk by Irvin Ungar.

    • Contributor: Ungar, Irvin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-11-06
  • The Moral Conscience of the World: The United Nations and Palestine in 1947

    The United Nations' role in the creation of the state of Israel marked the beginning of a critical episode in the changing colonial world order, according to historian William Roger Louis. Louis discussed the topic in a lecture titled "The Moral Conscience of the World: The United Nations and Palestine in 1947" in a program sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center and ...

    • Contributor: Louis, William Roger
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-07-16
  • Interview with Shelby Stephenson

    A North Carolina poet, Shelby Stephenson grew up on a small farm near Benson. ?My early teachers were the thirty-five foxhounds my father hunted, the trees and streams, fields, the world of my childhood?all that folklore?those are my subjects,? he observed. Stephenson received the Ph.D. degree in 1974 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is professor of English at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke ...

    • Contributor: Stephenson, Shelby
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-08-05
  • Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life"

    videorecording | videorecording ; 55 min | Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, the awardee of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, premieres "Sketches of a Life," a sprawling, hybrid pop-classical concerto, written between 1976 and 1994. The work was unveiled through a commission for the Library of Congress in the Coolidge Auditorium. (Content). Recorded February 23, 2009 (Date). Born in Saginaw, Michigan ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Wonder, Stevie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Crusader and Ottoman Fortress at Acre

    Shelley-Anne Peleg, director of the International Conservation Center of the Israel Antiquities Authority, discussed the center's ongoing archaeological exploration of the Crusader-era city of Acre. Acre remains a thriving community with extensive Ottoman-era buildings, which are now historic structures in their own right.

    • Contributor: Peleg, Shelley Anne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-04-20
  • Natasha Trethewey

    • Contributor: Trethewey, Natasha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • And Wheat Completed the Cycle: Flour Mills, Social Memory, and Industrial Culture in Sonora, Mexico

    "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