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  • Conversation with Rosanne Cash & Natasha Trethewey

    Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey discusses music, poetry and creativity with country musician Rosanne Cash.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-07
  • Kinky Friedman

    • Contributor: Friedman, Kinky
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Uncle Josh in a spooky hotel /

    From Edison films catalog: The landlord enters with his rural guest. After examining the bed and other things in the room, Josh takes a seat beside the landlord, who tells him that there is a rumor that a ghost appears in that room every night at 12 o'clock. The ghost then appears mysteriously and hits Josh a slap on the cheek. Thinking it was ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • NCSU's Faceted Catalog: 18 Months Later

    In 2006, NCSU Libraries launched a new catalog powered by an e-commerce enterprise search engine. Years of frustration with legacy systems and inadequate search tools are driving many libraries and their vendors to create new products and services rarely seen in catalogs. In this webcast, Pace discusses: what led to the decision to implement the Endeca Information Access Platform; statistics of how patrons are ...

    • Contributor: Pace, Andrew
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-07-18
  • Sara Paretsky: Fire Sale

    What do basketball, a discount superstore, two runaway teenagers and an explosion that screams of foul play have in common? They are just a sampling of the twists and turns found in the latest mystery thriller by Sara Paretsky who discussed her most recent book "Fire Sale." The program, which marked the 25th anniversary of the debut of Paretsky's fictional private detective, V.I. Warshawski, ...

    • Contributor: Paretsky, Sara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-02-27
  • National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Announcement Ceremony: Walter Dean Myers

    Walter Dean Myers, five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award and two Newbery Honors, was inaugurated as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. The previous two ambassadors, Katherine Paterson and Jon Scieszka, were also on hand for the event.

    • Contributor: Myers, Walter Dean
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-01-10
  • Asian-American Literature Today

    Bangladeshi-American poet Tarfia Faizullah read from and discussed her first collection of poetry, "Seam," which explores the history of the Birangona, Bangladeshi women raped by Pakistani soldiers during the Liberation War of 1971, and the ethics of interviewing.

    • Contributor: Faizullah, Tarfia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-21
  • Murder & Martyrdom in Spanish Florida: Don Juan & the Guale Uprising of 1597

    In the late fall of 1597, Guale Indians murdered five Franciscan friars stationed in their territory and razed their missions to the ground. The 1597 Guale Uprising, or Juanillo's Revolt as it is often labeled, brought the missionization of Guale to an abrupt end and threatened Florida???s new governor with the most significant crisis of his term. This lecture explores the 1597 uprising and ...

    • Contributor: Francis, J. Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-11-29
  • The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, whom The Washington Post calls "one of the nation's most important voices on foreign policy," discussed his latest book, in which he encourages the United States to work effectively with other nations to achieve its ends.

    • Contributor: Brzezinski, Zbigniew
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-04-22
  • Christopher Columbus Book of Privileges: The Claiming of a New World

    John W. Hessler, Chet Van Duzer and Daniel De Simone discuss the book "Christopher Columbus Book of Privileges: Claiming of a New World."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-28
  • Josh Lewis: 2011 National Book Festival

    Josh Lewis performs at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Lewis, Josh
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Money on your Life

    videorecording | 35mm black and white film | 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1938
  • Real Realpolitik: A History

    John Bew argues that real realpolitik is ripe for excavation and rediscovery as it undergoes a renaissance in the English-speaking world. Bew argues that the original concept of 'realpolitik' is still relevant to the challenges of the 21st century. Its use in the English language provides a window into the soul of Anglo-American political culture.

    • Contributor: Bew, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-10
  • Presidential Campaign Posters

    Along with every presidential campaign there are great campaign posters. There are also ridiculous ones. In "Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art" editors and curators of the Library of Congress have mined the institution's extraordinary collections for 100 posters, from the campaigns of Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama.

    • Contributor: Eubanks, Ralph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-06-19
  • New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters

    videorecording | videorecording ; 27 min | Forms part of Legends and Legacies: A Concert and Symposium Celebrating Joe Wilson and the NCTA Collection (Source). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters (Musical Group)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009
  • Sam Young, Jr., oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia,

    Samuel J. Young, Jr., describes his childhood in Worth County, Georgia, during the 1950s. He recalls the racial violence that he witnessed and heard stories about as a child. After graduating high school he joined the Southwest Georgia Project. He helped to start a newspaper for the project and was also involved in the group's initiative to develop a self-sufficient farm to counteract discrimination ...

    • Contributor: Young, Sam - Griffin, Willie James - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • William Schuman's Puzzling Seventh Symphony

    The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented another in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Steven Swayne of Dartmouth College discussed William Schuman's Seventh Symphony. Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 1954, the symphony premiered in the fall of 1960, nearly five years after ...

    • Contributor: Swayne, Steven
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-03-25
  • How to View an Exhibition from a Hot Air Balloon: Nadar at the Paris Salon

    An examination of comic drawings about French Salon paintings created by the famous photographer Nadar (a.k.a. Felix Tournachon, 1820-1910).

    • Contributor: Langbein, Julia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-01
  • Bob Schieffer

    Bob Schieffer at the 2003 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Schieffer, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Writing the Story of America's Religious Origins

    The John W. Kluge Center and the American Academy of Religion presented panel discussions on America's religious origins and on international religious freedom at the Library of Congress. The first panel, "Writing the Story of America's Religious Origins," was cosponsored by the National History Center. Participants included Susan Jacoby, Mark Noll, Steve R. Prothero and Jonathan D. Sarna. Catherine L. Albanese presided. The second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-20
  • Demons of the Mind: Ebb and Flow in the Sea of Sadness, Part 2

    The Office of Scholarly Programs, in conjunction with the Dana Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies and the National Institute of Mental Health, sponsored a two-day conference, "Demons of the Mind: 21st Century Science vs. Depression," bringing together top neuroscientists and mental health experts to discuss mental depression.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-04-19
  • The Enduring Value of Magna Carta

    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." Speakers included Roberta I. Shaffer (Library of Congress, ret.), Jonathan Jacobs (City University of New York) and William C. Hubbard (American ...

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • Cecilia Suyat Marshall oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Washington, D.C.,

    Cecilia Suyat Marshall recalls moving from Hawaii to New York where she found a job as a secretary with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1948. Marshall notes some of the highlights of her experiences at the NAACP offices, including the organization's victory in the Brown v. Board case, traveling the South with NAACP staff, and attending conferences. There ...

    • Contributor: Marshall, Cecilia - Crosby, Emilye - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013

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  • Margarita Engle: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Margarita Engle appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Engle, Margarita
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25