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  • Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute & the Transportation Revolution

    Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute & the Transportation...

    Drawing heavily on the rich aeronautical archives of the Library of Congress, including personal correspondence, "Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution" is the first detailed examination of French-born and self-trained civil engineer Octave Chanute's life and his immeasurable contributions to engineering and transportation, from the ground-transportation revolution of the mid-19th century to the early days of aviation.

    • Contributor: Short, Simine
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-29
  • Imperial Japanese dance /

    Imperial Japanese dance /

    "A charming representation of The Mikado dance by three beautiful Japanese ladies in full costume. Very effective when colored. 45 feet"--Edison films catalog.

    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy Laurie) - Heise, William - Sarashe Sisters - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Afi/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1894
  • Esmeralda Santiago: 2011 National Book Festival

    Esmeralda Santiago: 2011 National Book Festival

    Esmeralda Santiago appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Santiago, Esmeralda
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Harry Bliss: Book Fest 05

    Harry Bliss: Book Fest 05

    Illustrator Harry Bliss at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Bliss, Harry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Elizabeth Alexander: 2010 National Book Festival

    Elizabeth Alexander: 2010 National Book Festival

    Poet Elizabeth Alexander presents at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Alexander, Elizabeth
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Rita Dove: 2011 National Book Festival

    Rita Dove: 2011 National Book Festival

    Rita Dove appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Dove, Rita
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • A Map of the Cattle Drive

    A Map of the Cattle Drive

    • Contributor: Hickerson, Joseph Charles
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • River of Words Awards 2006

    River of Words Awards 2006

    Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass returned to the Library of Congress to moderate a program honoring the student winners of the 10th annual River of Words environmental poetry and art contest. Young poets and artists, in kindergarten through 12th grade from around the country, read their poems, displayed their winning works of art and talked with Hass about their work. Connie McDonald, the ...

    • Contributor: Hass, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-22
  • RDA for NACO Catalogers: 1b. Background: FRBR/FRAD

    RDA for NACO Catalogers: 1b. Background: FRBR/FRAD

    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
  • Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida

    Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida

    Ann Yao plays the zheng, a long, horizontal plucked zither that is one the most ancient musical instruments in China. She is joined in this performance by Wang Guowei playing the erhu, a two-stringed fiddle, and by Chen Yihan, playing the pipa, a pear-shaped lute.

    • Contributor: Yao, Ann
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-07-27
  • Cattle leaving the corral /

    Cattle leaving the corral /

    The single camera shows a fenced area, a large gate, two men on the fencepost above the gate, and a large herd of cattle behind the gate. The gate is opened and the cattle stream through the opening, herded by four men on horseback. As the film ends, all of the herd of cattle have passed through the gate and by the camera position. ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Transport "Whitney" leaving dock /

    Transport "Whitney" leaving dock /

    From Edison films "war extra" catalog: This boat was the first one to leave for the South with troops. On board is a battalion of the 5th U.S. Infantry. She is a sidewheeler, and the churn of her wide paddles makes the white foam seethe and boil as she backs out of the dock. The constant seesaw of the walking beam on the upper ...

    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Barrelhouse

    Barrelhouse

    This clip was originally recorded on 16mm in 1941. The remaining sections of Dunham works on this film were captured between 1943 and 1944 and include 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); ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • [Color experiment: Pouring Coca-Cola can contents into a paper cup of ice (2 of 3)]

    [Color experiment: Pouring Coca-Cola can contents into a pape...

    • Contributor: Mccann Erickson
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964-00-00
  • Seeger Family Concert

    Seeger Family Concert

    Mike, Peggy, and Pete Seeger with the Short Sisters perform at the Library of Congress March 16, 2007. Forms part of "How Can I Keep From Singing": A Seeger Family Tribute symposium and concert. videorecording | videorecording ; 133 min | Seeger Family Tribute Collection. (Source). March 16, 2007. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Pete - Seeger, Mike - Seeger, Peggy - Short Sisters
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • Calf branding /

    Calf branding /

    The cameraman placed his camera near a fire where some branding irons were being heated. As the film begins, three men can be seen going through the various operations of branding calves. In the background is a large herd of cattle.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Meg Cabot: Book Fest 05

    Meg Cabot: Book Fest 05

    Author Meg Cabot at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Cabot, Meg
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Surviving the Internet: Strategies for the High-Tech Reference Desk

    Surviving the Internet: Strategies for the High-Tech Referenc...

    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
  • Uma Krishnaswami: 2011 National Book Festival

    Uma Krishnaswami: 2011 National Book Festival

    Uma Krishnaswami appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Krishnaswami, Uma
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Kislak Lecture: Jonathan Spence on Matteo Ricci

    Kislak Lecture: Jonathan Spence on Matteo Ricci

    Historian Jonathan D. Spence, one of the foremost experts on modern China, delivers the fourth Jay I. Kislak lecture titled "Mapping the Way: The Chinese Quests of Matteo Ricci."

    • Contributor: Spence, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-04-13
  • Skulls, Scalps and Seminoles: Science and Violence in Florida, 1800-1842

    Skulls, Scalps and Seminoles: Science and Violence in Florida...

    Exploration of the history of science in Florida during the decades before and after the beginning of U.S. governance in 1821. The lecture emphasizes the context of violence in Florida shaped scientific practices in the region as well as knowledge circulating throughout the United States of Florida's native peoples and natural history. The overlap between science and violence reached its climax during the Second ...

    • Contributor: Strang, Cameron
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-07-14
  • Falls of Minnehaha /

    Falls of Minnehaha /

    From Edison films catalog: The "Laughing Waters" of Longfellow's "Hiawatha." A beautiful view of this picturesque and celebrated waterfall. 50 feet. $7.50.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Ground Control: Beyond an Environmental History of the Space Race

    Ground Control: Beyond an Environmental History of the Space ...

    Historians usually depict the space race of the 1960s and 1970s as a pitched technological battle between Cold War political rivals. Yet while U.S. and Soviet spacecraft forced the world to look upward towards the Moon, they also, quite ironically, encouraged citizens across the globe to gaze back down at "spaceship Earth" with a newfound environmental awareness. In this lecture, Neil Maher not only ...

    • Contributor: Maher, Neil
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-07-02
  • Scholarfest S5: Right/Wrong: Perspectives on Notions & Morality

    Scholarfest S5: Right/Wrong: Perspectives on Notions & Morality

    As part of the two-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, five 10-minute rapid-fire "lightning conversations," followed by 30 minutes of moderated Q+A, covered perspectives on notions and morality.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-06-11
  • The dreadful flu

    The dreadful flu

    A humorous drama shows the devastating effects of an influenza epidemic on a Micronesian island. People are relieved when a supply of vaccine is ordered and everyone is urged to get immunized against future outbreaks.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • The eXtensible Catalog: Revealing Library Collections Through Collaborative Open-Source Technology

    The eXtensible Catalog: Revealing Library Collections Through...

    The University of Rochester River Campus Libraries (UR) is developing an open-source system called the eXtensible Catalog (UC) to provide easy access to all library resources, both digital and non-digital, incorporating metadata from a variety of databases and in a variety of schemas.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-17
  • Judith Ortiz Cofer: 2006 National Book Festival

    Judith Ortiz Cofer: 2006 National Book Festival

    Judith Ortiz Cofer speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Ortiz Cofer, Judith
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Adrienne Mayor: 2014 National Book Festival

    Adrienne Mayor: 2014 National Book Festival

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

    • Contributor: Mayor, Adrienne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Through Veterans' Eyes: The Iraq and Afghanistan Experience

    Through Veterans' Eyes: The Iraq and Afghanistan Experience

    Larry Minear discusses his book "Through Veterans' Eyes: The Iraq and Afghanistan Experience," based on interviews culled from the Library of Congress Veterans History Project collection.

    • Contributor: Minear, Larry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-11-19
  • Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Newark, New Jersey, 2011-07-20.

    Junius W. Williams oral history interview conducted by Joseph...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Williams, Junius W.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-07-20

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  • The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel I, part 2

    The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel I, part 2

    Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against ...

    • Contributor: Earle, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-12-08
  • Master of the Senate

    Master of the Senate

    Robert A. Caro recently won the Pulitzer Prize in biography for the Master of the Senate (Knopf, 2002) the third volume in his biography of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

    • Contributor: Caro, Robert A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-05-20
  • Comedy cake walk / Catalog Record

    Comedy cake walk /

    Five African Americans--three men and two women--perform an exaggerated cakewalk in fancy evening clothes. Two of the men wear formal black tie in tuxedos with tails, while the third wears a gray tux of shiny material with an extremely long overcoat and exaggerated cuffs. All have matching top hats and canes. The women wear highly decorated hats and tight-fitting, frilly dresses of only mid-calf ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Copland as Good Neighbor: Cultural Diplomacy in Latin America During World War II

    Copland as Good Neighbor: Cultural Diplomacy in Latin America...

    Carol Hess will discuss the beginnings of cultural diplomacy in the United States vis-a-vis the ideology of the Good Neighbor period and this most overtly political of Aaron Copland's Latin American trips.

    • Contributor: Hess, Carol
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-07
  • Stewarding Space Data

    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
  • Americans All: Good Neighbor Cultural Diplomacy in World War II

    Americans All: Good Neighbor Cultural Diplomacy in World War II

    Darlene J. Sadlier explores how the CIAA used film,radio, the press, and various educational and high-art activities to convince people in the United States of the importance of good neighbor relations with Latin America, while also persuading Latin Americans that the United States recognized and appreciated the importance of our southern neighbors. She examines the CIAA's working relationship with Hollywood's Motion Picture Society of ...

    • Contributor: Sadlier, Darlene J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-22
  • Slavica and Rossica

    Slavica and Rossica

    The Library of the Congress has one of world's largest collections of Slavic items. Jefferson's library, bought by Congress in 1815, contained a number of books about this distant region. However, Slavic items were hardly collected for the next century. The purchase of the Yudin Collection in 1906 signaled a turning point in collecting Slavic items with the help of many Russian-born scholars including ...

    • Contributor: Pivovarov, Evgeny
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-22
  • Jan Spivey Gilchrist: Book Fest 07

    Jan Spivey Gilchrist: Book Fest 07

    Jan Spivey Gilchrist in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Gilchrist, Jan Spivey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Literary Lights Readers Theater: 2013 National Book Festival

    Literary Lights Readers Theater: 2013 National Book Festival

    The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and its reading promotion partner, the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, present a young people's Literary Lights Readers Theater program. Readers Theater is a dramatic presentation of a work in script form, similar to a radio play. Literary Lights presenters include favorite young people's authors Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, Grace Lin and Susan ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • A Conversation with Stetson Kennedy

    A Conversation with Stetson Kennedy

    Pioneering folklorist, social activist and writer Stetson Kennedy, of Jacksonville, Fla., discussed his long and wide-ranging career and explored the theme of "Building Democracy in America" in a lecture presented by the American Folklife Center as part of its Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series. The event was co-sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP. The program was introduced by Peggy Bulger, director of the American ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005-05-24
  • Cynthia Baker Anderson and Fletcher Anderson oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-27.

    Cynthia Baker Anderson and Fletcher Anderson oral history int...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-05-27

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  • A Concert of Ladino Music: Flory Jagoda

    A Concert of Ladino Music: Flory Jagoda

    In celebration of Women's History Month, the Library presented a concert of Ladino music with Flory Jagoda in performance with Tiffani Ferrantelli and Zhenya Tochenaya.

    • Contributor: Jagoda, Flory
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-27
  • R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. /

    R.F.D., 10,000 B.C. /

    An animated mannequin comedy (also known as an O'Brien plastic stop-work comedy) set in prehistoric times. Henry Saurus, the mailman, and Johnny Bearskin, the favored suitor, vie for the affections of Winnie Warclub on Valentine's Day.

    • Contributor: O'Brien, Willis - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda"

    War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda"

    Jonathan Tucker discussed his new book "War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. In "War of Nerves" (Pantheon, 2006), Tucker writes about the discovery, development, proliferation and control of the most lethal class of chemical weapons: nerve agents such as Tabun, Sarin, Soman and VX. The book also provides ...

    • Contributor: Tucker, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-03-08
  • The  dodger

    The dodger

    motion picture | videorecording ; 8 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Shirley, Wayne D. - Copland, Aaron
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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
  • The Blashfield Collar and Lantern Medallions

    The Blashfield Collar and Lantern Medallions

    Anne Samuel makes a presentation on the Blashfield Collar and Lantern Medallions in the Library's Jefferson Building as part of the Library's docent training program.

    • Contributor: Samuel, Anne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-02
  • Star Theatre /

    Star Theatre /

    Using time-lapse photography, the film shows the demolition of the famous Star Theatre. Judging from the various exposures, the work must have gone on for a period of approximately thirty days. The theater opened in 1861 as "Wallack's Theatre," and was re-christened the "Star" in 1883. It was well known for it's excellent productions, and a number of celebrated actors and actresses worked there, ...

    • Contributor: Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Interview with Tory Dent

    Interview with Tory Dent

    Tory Dent is the author of HIV, Mon Amour (1999), which won the 1999 James Laughlin Award. She is also the author of What Silence Equals (1993) and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her honors include grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. She received the Rona Jaffe Foundation ...

    • Contributor: Dent, Tory
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-12-07
  • Portico: A New Electronic Archiving Service

    Portico: A New Electronic Archiving Service

    Eileen Fenton of the nonprofit electronic archiving service Portico discussed the social and technical challenges concerning the archiving of electronic journals and other scholarly resources. For more than a decade, scholarly publishers have been creating electronic journals in response to demands from libraries and scholars for innovative information resources. Even as these electronic resources have become a significant part of the scholarly record upon ...

    • Contributor: Fenton, Eileen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-05-10
  • Mission Italy: On the Front Line of the Cold War

    Mission Italy: On the Front Line of the Cold War

    Richard N. Gardner discussed his book "Mission Italy: On the Front Line of the Cold War," another in the Books & Beyond series sponsored by Center for the Book. Gardner's memoir of his years in Italy offers insights into the foreign policy of the Carter administration and into a critical turning point in Italy's history. Events during this turbulent period included the kidnapping and ...

    • Contributor: Gardner, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-02-14
  • Visualizing the Nation's Capital (Day 1-Afternoon)

    Visualizing the Nation's Capital (Day 1-Afternoon)

    This conference showcases the unparalleled cartographic collections at the Library of Congress and engage a wide array of experts in exploring how Washington has evolved over 200 years. Speakers include James H. Billington, George Tobolowsky, Ralph Ehrenberg, Richard Stephenson, Ronald Grim, Edward Redmond, Patrick O'Neill, William Stanley, Chas Langelan, Don Alexander Hawkins, Charlene Drew Jarvis, Timothy Davis, Iris Miller, Gail Lowe, Douglas Richardson and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-18
  • Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon /

    Bird's-eye view of San Francisco, Cal., from a balloon /

    As early as 1874, passenger balloon flights were being made over San Francisco. San Franciscans - and Americans in general - were fascinated with the thrills and dangers of flight. Although balloon technology had not advanced greatly by the turn of the century, attempts at man-powered flight were sustaining public interest. The era of powered flight arrived in 1903 with the Wright brothers' flight ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • When Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder and the New Madrid Earthquakes

    When Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder and ...

    Between December 16, 1811, and late April 1812, a catastrophic series of earthquakes shook the Mississippi Valley. Towns were destroyed, an 18-mile-long lake was created and even the Mississippi River temporarily ran backwards. In his book, journalist Jay Feldman examines the quakes' remarkable physical power and the resulting social, political and military upheavals.

    • Contributor: Feldman, Jay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-08-04
  • The Origins of Traditional Palestinian Costumes & Embroidery

    The Origins of Traditional Palestinian Costumes & Embroidery

    Hanan K. Munayyer discusses the origins of traditional Palestinian dress and embroidery.

    • Contributor: Munayyer, Hanan K.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-18
  • Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States

    Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in t...

    Editor and translator Lori Marie Carlson discussed her new book, "Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States," in honor of the Library's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Luis Alberto Ambroggio and Claudia Quiroz Cahill, two of the poets who contributed to "Red Hot Salsa," read their poems. In his introduction to the book, award-winning author Oscar ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-29
  • Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble

    Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble

    This concert features the Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble performing traditional Turkmenistan music.

    • Contributor: Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-28
  • Jack Kemp, An American Idealist

    Jack Kemp, An American Idealist

    Morton Kondracke discussed the life and political career of Jack Kemp. Kemp served nine terms in Congress as a representative from New York and as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the George H.W. Bush administration. He is known as a leading advocate of supply-side economics, and co-sponsored the law that resulted in the 1981 tax cuts under President Ronald Reagan. Kemp was ...

    • Contributor: Kondracke , Morton
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-24
  • Louise Glück Reads Her Poetry

    Louise Glück Reads Her Poetry

    Louise Glück explains that she is a lyric poet who loves editing. After discussing writer's block and her early work, she reads in Part I from First Born (1983), The House on Marshland (1975), and Descending Figure (1980). In Part II, she continues with poems from Descending Figure and The Triumph of Achilles (1987). In Part III, Ms. Glück discusses poems by others that ...

    • Contributor: Glück, Louise
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988-01-29
  • Dave Pelzer: Book Fest 05

    Dave Pelzer: Book Fest 05

    Dave Pelzer at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Pelzer, Dave
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Departure of Peary [and the] "Roosevelt" from New York /

    Departure of Peary [and the] "Roosevelt" from New York /

    The camera pans to show the schooner "Roosevelt" docked at a covered pier on the Hudson River on Manhattan's west side. Then, from a camera position on board, men in straw hats and fashionably dressed ladies are seen boarding the ship. Next, the famous polar explorer Robert Peary appears on the gangway in a dark jacket, mustache and straw hat [Frame: 4552]. He tips ...

    • Contributor: Peary, Robert E. (Robert Edwin) - Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Stephenie Meyer: 2006 National Book Festival

    Stephenie Meyer: 2006 National Book Festival

    Stephenie Meyer speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Meyer, Stephanie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Embarquement des filets de pêche /

    Embarquement des filets de pêche /

    Men on the docks of Marseille load fishing boats with nets.

    • Contributor: Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • Branding Calves (ca. 1965)

    Branding Calves (ca. 1965)

    • Contributor: Stewart, Leslie J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1945-00-00
  • D'Army Bailey oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Memphis, Tennessee, 2013-08-13.

    D'Army Bailey oral history interview conducted by David P. Cl...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Bailey, D'Army
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-08-13

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  • Ed Young

    Ed Young

    • Contributor: Young, Ed
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • White: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP

    White: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP

    The author discusses the first biography about Walter White, who served as executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931 to 1955, and is credited with bringing the NAACP to national prominence.

    • Contributor: Janken, Kenneth
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-02-25
  • Jon Meacham: 2009 National Book Festival

    Jon Meacham: 2009 National Book Festival

    Jon Meacham, author and 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Meacham, Jon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • 2010 Library of Congress Junior Fellows

    2010 Library of Congress Junior Fellows

    This webcast features interviews and collection highlights from the 2010 Library of Congress Junior Fellows Project displays. Junior Fellows describe some of the special collections and items they worked with and researched over the summer including a rare, underground copy of Leo Tolstoy's The New Gospel (Novoe Evangelie), scrapbooks from a WWI soldier and DC opera singer, WWII film evaluations for Bambi and Tarzan ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-08-05
  • ASCAP 2013: We Write the Songs

    ASCAP 2013: We Write the Songs

    The Library of Congress hosted the annual ASCAP "We Write the Songs" concert that celebrates the Library's partnership with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, a non-profit organization that handles licensing and royalties for songwriters. Performers included Paul Williams, Alan Bergman, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jim Weatherly, Siedah Garrett, Charles Strouse and Liz Calloway.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-14
  • Jane Smiley: 2010 National Book Festival

    Jane Smiley: 2010 National Book Festival

    National bestselling author Jane Smiley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Smiley, Jane
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda

    Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda

    Author Lee Ann Fujii addresses some of the causes of the genocide that took place in Rwanda 15 years ago, killing nearly one million people in a span of 100 days. She also talks about her book "Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda."

    • Contributor: Fujii, Dr. Lee Ann
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-11-04
  • TR at San Diego Exposition, 1915 /

    TR at San Diego Exposition, 1915 /

    Theodore Roosevelt attends the Panama-California Exposition on Roosevelt Day, July 27, 1915. He arrives at the United States Government Building in an open touring car with two men in the rear seat. The man who is wearing a ribbon on his coat appears to be George W. Marston, park commissioner. Gilbert Aubrey Davidson, president of the Exposition, and others greet Roosevelt and his party. ...

    • Contributor: Stineman, Ralph P. - Roosevelt, Theodore - Marston, George W. - Davidson, Gilbert Aubrey - Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1915
  • Jessica B. Harris: 2011 National Book Festival

    Jessica B. Harris: 2011 National Book Festival

    Culinary historian Jessica B. Harris appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Harris, Jessica
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Susan Richards Shreve: 2012 National Book Festival

    Susan Richards Shreve: 2012 National Book Festival

    Susan Richards Shreve appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Shreve, Susan Richards
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-23
  • Mona Simpson: 2014 National Book Festival

    Mona Simpson: 2014 National Book Festival

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

    • Contributor: Simpson, Mona
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • William P. Jones: 2013 National Book Festival

    William P. Jones: 2013 National Book Festival

    William P. Jones appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Jones, William P.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Segregated Scholars: Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890-1950

    Segregated Scholars: Black Social Scientists and the Creation...

    Who were the major black labor historians and how did they come to produce groundbreaking work in economic and labor studies? In a talk at the Library of Congress, Francille Rusan Wilson explored the lives and work of black scholars whose imprint on labor history and social science has earned them a lasting place in African-American intellectual heritage. A nationally known historian, Wilson discussed ...

    • Contributor: Wilson, Francille Rusan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-06-13
  • Catching an early train /

    Catching an early train /

    From Edison films catalog: Surburbanite [sic] is seen in bed chamber, discovers he has overslept himself, jumps out of bed, shirt, trousers, shoes, collar, tie, coat, vest, hat, cane, cigar and satchel arise from the floor and adjust themselves to him. Makes a hasty exit. Scene dissolves to a R.R. Station, showing surburbanite running to catch the rear end of a moving train. Class ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • [ Danny Kaye speaks at a news conference for The White House Conference on Youth and Children, April, 1960, part 1]

    [ Danny Kaye speaks at a news conference for The White House ...

    videorecording | 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • A Washington Sketchbook: Drawings by Robert L. Dickinson, 1917-18

    A Washington Sketchbook: Drawings by Robert L. Dickinson, 191...

    New York physician Robert L. Dickinson was stationed in Washington during World War I and in his free time was a prolific artist. An avid nature lover, he explored both sides of the Potomac River, sketching the woodsy and idyllic scenery that captured a now-vanished way of life. His work is the subject of a new book by Gail Dickersin Spilsbury.

    • Contributor: Dickersin Spilsbury, Gail
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-12-06
  • Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism

    Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism

    Anthony Benezet is recognized as the founder of the antislavery movement in America in the mid-1700s. Benezet believed the British ban on slavery should have been extended to the colonies, and worked to convince his Quaker brethren that slave-owning was not consistent with Christian doctrine. Benezet and his fight against slavery was the topic of a lecture by Maurice Jackson, an assistant professor in ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, Maurice
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-02-26
  • The Jews of Brazil

    The Jews of Brazil

    Daniel R. Pinto of the Embassy of Brazil delivers an illustrated lecture on the Jews of Brazil.

    • Contributor: Pinto, Daniel R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-20
  • Hooligan assists the magician /

    Hooligan assists the magician /

    From Edison films catalog: This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he requests some assistance Happy Hooligan immediately volunteers his services and climbs upon the platform. As he does so, the professor vanishes through the floor and the amateur assistant ...

    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution

    The Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution

    The award-winning author and journalist discussed her new book.

    • Contributor: Monk, Linda R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-04-14
  • Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Scholars & Scientists 1450-1550

    Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Scholars & Scientists 1450-1550

    Prominent scholars gathered at the Library to examine Waldseemuller's cartographic vision and to reflect on the philosophical and historical context of the map's production and reception. Experts spoke on a wide range of topics, from the history of exploration and German Humanism to the mathematical and astronomical basis of early 16th-century cartography. This session, "Waldseemuller's World: Scholars and Scientists 1450-1550," examined how the transmission ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-14
  • The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran

    The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran

    Ulrich Marzolph spoke about printed materials in 19th Century Iran.

    • Contributor: Marzolph, Ulrich
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-07-23
  • Peace envoys at Portsmouth, N.H. /

    Peace envoys at Portsmouth, N.H. /

    The Japanese and Russian peace envoys arrive and depart in automobiles, horse-drawn vehicles, or steam yachts, with arbitration groups from the United States. Neutral areas are designated for the conference, the docks, and the buildings in which the conference is held, as well as the parade in the streets.

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture

    Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture

    Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...

    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-04-11
  • Poet Robert Hass Hosts River of Words Ceremony

    Poet Robert Hass Hosts River of Words Ceremony

    Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate, returned to the Library of Congress to moderate a program honoring the student winners of the annual River of Words environmental poetry and art contest. Young poets and artists, in kindergarten through grade 12, read their poems, displayed their winning works of art and talked with Hass about their work. Linda Cover of Watsonsville, Calif., the 2007 River ...

    • Contributor: Hass, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-15
  • Salt in Your Sock and Other Tried-and-True Home Remedies

    Salt in Your Sock and Other Tried-and-True Home Remedies

    Dr. Lillian Beard, a practicing pediatrician in Silver Spring, Md., discussed her book "Salt in Your Sock and Other Tried-and-True Home Remedies." The event was sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division, Health Services Office and LC Child Care Association. Beard, an associate clinical professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and the medical contributor on ABC-TV's "Good Morning Washington," ...

    • Contributor: Beard, Dr. Lillian
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-06-07
  • Millard Fillmore & Maps

    Millard Fillmore & Maps

    Interview

    • Contributor: Van Ee, Patricia Molen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996-06-01
  • Literature and Nation-Building in the Writings of 'A'isha Taymur (1840-1902)

    Literature and Nation-Building in the Writings of 'A'isha Tay...

    Mervat Hatem, professor of political science at Howard University, presented a talk titled "Literature and Nation-Building in the Writings of 'A'isha Taymur (1840-1902)."

    • Contributor: Hatem, Mervat
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-08
  • My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives

    My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives

    Library of Congress manuscript historian Gerard Gawalt discussed his new book "My Dear President: Letters Between Presidents and Their Wives," in a program sponsored by the Center for the Book. Published by the Library of Congress in association with Black Dog & Leventhal, this compelling anthology draws upon the Library's vast collections of presidential papers to open a unique window into the special husband-wife ...

    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-03-30
  • The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition /

    The mob outside the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Expos...

    The camera was positioned at such a height behind a large group of people outside an exhibit building that mainly hats are visible. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: THE MOB OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE OF MUSIC AT THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION. Unglorify. [code for telegraphic orders]. On Friday, September 6th, 1901, we had our cameras in position to photograph the President as he left ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • A History of Future Cities

    A History of Future Cities

    Daniel Brook talked about his recently published book, which reports on the history and growth of four "instant cities" - Dubai, St. Petersburg, Shanghai and Mumbai.

    • Contributor: Brook, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-15
  • Tribute to Mama Afrika: Miriam Makeba

    Tribute to Mama Afrika: Miriam Makeba

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the African Section and Women's History Month,The African Section, of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress paid tribute to "Mama Afrika," Miriam Makeba, the Grammy-Award winning singer and civil rights activist, who was honored with film clips from her concerts, live performances by her fellow musicians.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-22
  • 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
  • Every Photo Is a Story Part 4: Explore the Photographer's Era

    Every Photo Is a Story Part 4: Explore the Photographer's Era

    In this five-part series, Kristi Finefield and Sam Watters discuss the ways to uncover the story in photographs, specifically a series of hand-colored lantern slides of historic gardens and homes created by Frances Benjamin Johnston in the early 20th century. In Part Four, Finefield and Watters discuss researching the era in which a photograph was made in order to discover events and movements that ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-02
  • 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