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Art, Culture, and Government:
The New Deal at 75


Thursday, March 13, 2008
New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy

1:00-1:10 pm -- Welcome and Opening Remarks [View the webcast for the presentations 1:00 to 3:00. Total running time 1:55:29]

  • Deanna Marcum, Associate Librarian for Library Services
  • Peggy Bulger, Director, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Nancy Groce, Folklorist, American Folklife Center

1:10 pm -- Walter Zvonchenko, Music Division, Library of Congress [Introduced at 0:07:35]

1:30 pm -- Alice Birney, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress [Introduced at 0:30:40]

1:50 pm -- New Deal Web Guide, Laura Gottesman, Digital Reference Team, Library of Congress -- [Introduced at 0:49:30]

2:00 pm -- National Archives and Records Administration (NARA):

  • NARA's New Deal Resources in Washington, D.C., William Creech[Introduced at 0:56:55]
  • NARA's New Deal Resources in Regional Offices, Tom Wiltsey [Introduced at 1:15:36]

2:40 pm -- Mark Dimunation, Director, Rare Books Division, Library of Congress [Introduced at 1:38:30]

3:00 pm -- Break

[View the webcast for the presentations from 3:30 to the conclusion of Thursday's events. Total running time 1:13:53]

3:30 pm -- Ford Peatross, Historic American Building Survey, Library of Congress [Introduced at 0:04:50]

3:50 pm -- "Soul of a People": Voices from the Writers' Project, Andrea Kalin, Spark Media --(documentatry film) [Introduced at 0:27:20]

4:00 pm -- The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum,External link Robert Clark, Supervisory Archivist [read bio] -- [Introduced at 0:32:30]

4:20 pm -- Bryan Cornell, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress [Introduced at 0:46:30]

4:40 pm -- The America Eats Manuscript, Charlie Camp, Folklorist and independent scholar [read bio]--[Introduced at 0:58:50]

Friday, March 14, 2008
The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship

8:30 - 9:00 am -- Registration
[View the webcast for the morning presentations. Total running time 2:18:17]

9:00 - 9:15 am -- Welcome and Opening Remarks
Peggy Bulger, Director, American Folklife Center

9:15 - 9:45 am -- Keynote Address [Introduced at 0:05:40]
The New Deal and the American People, Michael Kazin, Professor, History, Georgetown University [read bio]

9:45 - 11:30 am -- Panel I
John Cole (moderator), Director, Center for the Book, Library of Congress [read bio] [Introduced at 0:42:20]

"Please Remember That I, Too, Am an Indian": Native American Voices in the Federal Writers' Project, Mindy J. Morgan, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Michigan State University [read bio][Introduced at 0:52:50]

Picturing Puerto Rico under the American Flag: The New Deal Photographs of Edwin and Louise Rosskam, 1937-38, Laura Katzman, Associate Professor, Art History, James Madison University [read bio] [Introduced at 1:25:40]

11:30 - 1:00 pm -- LUNCH

[View the webcast for the afternoon sessions. Total running time 4:23:57]

1:00 - 2:45 pm -- Panel II
Catherine Hiebert Kerst (moderator), Folklife Specialist/Archivist, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress [read bio] [Introduced at 0:01:18]

"All I Got Is Gone": Roots Music Photos from the Farm Security Administration, Richard Remsberg, Photo Researcher/Independent Scholar [read bio] and Henry Sapoznik, Ethnomusicologist, Living Traditions [read bio][Introduced at 0:19:38]

Negro Fictions, Fictitious Negroes, and Sterling A. Brown's Quest for Authenticity on the Federal Writers' Project, John Edgar Tidwell, Associate Professor, English, University of Kansas [read bio] [Introduced at 0:57:45]
2:45 - 3:15 pm -- Break

3:15 - 5:00 pm -- Panel III
Beverly Brannan (moderator), Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress [read bio] [Introduced at 1:50:00]

Religious America and New Deal Photography, Colleen McDannell, Professor, Religious Studies and History, University of Utah [read bio] [Introduced at 2:16:10]

Refiguring Race: The Jubilee Singers of the Buffalo Historical Marionettes, Peter Rachleff, Professor, History, Macalester College [read bio] and Beth Cleary, Associate Professor, Theater and Dance, Macalester College [read bio] [Introduced at 2:49:25]

5:00 - 5:30 pm
Working for the New Deal: A Voice from the Era, Stetson Kennedy [read bio] [Introduced at 3:35:00]

5:30 - 5:45 pm -- Summary Remarks
Lessons from the New Deal for the 21st Century, Christopher Breiseth, Director, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute [read bio] [Introduced at 4:06:50]

5:45 - 7:00 pm -- Reception [No webcast]
Co-sponsored by the National New Deal Preservation Association External link and the American Folklife Center,
Montpelier Room, 6th floor, Madison Building.


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