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  • Catalog Record

    Lewis B. Schwellenbach papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, writings, clippings, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to Schwellenbach's service as U.S. senator from Washington (State) and U.S. secretary of labor in the Harry S. Truman presidential administration. Subjects include Schwellenbach's friendship with Truman, anti-alien legislation, anti-communism, civil liberties, Huey Long and the use of filibuster in the U.S. Senate, fishing and lumber industries in Washington (State), labor strikes, rights of ...

    • Contributor: Schwellenbach, Lewis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Irving Brant papers, 1910-1977

    Author, historian, and newspaper editor. Correspondence, memoranda, writings and speeches, research notes, and other papers reflecting Brant's career with various newspapers, in the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, as a playwright, and his interest in James Madison.

    • Contributor: Brant, Irving
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1910
  • Catalog Record

    John Barrett papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Family and general correspondence, diaries, journals, speeches, writings, reports, notebooks, subject files, biographical material, financial records, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers relating principally to Barrett's career as a journalist in California, Washington, and Oregon; his appointments as U.S. minister to Argentina, Colombia, Panama, and Thailand; his duties as director general of the Pan American Union; and his work as a counselor and arbiter in ...

    • Contributor: Barrett, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Seeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparition Sites

    What happens in a community after a Catholic claims to see and hear Mary, the Blessed Mother? Always a challenging situation, the claims are contested while individuals try to discern the credibility of the visionary and the apparition. Those who choose to believe develop devotional practices to honor Mary at the site made sacred through her visit. These devotions are both ancient and emergent, ...

    • Contributor: Pryor, Anne
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-06-03
  • Lewis B. Schwellenbach papers, 1916-1958

    United States secretary of labor, United States senator from Washington, jurist, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, clippings, and scrapbooks relating primarily to Schwellenbach's career in the Senate and with the Department of Labor.

    • Contributor: Schwellenbach, Lewis (Lewis Baxter) - Schwellenbach, Lewis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1916
  • Catalog Record

    Hubbard family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly correspondence supplemented by diaries, speeches, writings, notes, printed matter, drawings, and other papers of members of the Hubbard family and allied Bell, Greene, and McCurdy families. Primarily the papers of Gardiner G. Hubbard; his wife, Gertrude Mercer McCurdy Hubbard; his father, Samuel Hubbard; and his father-in-law, Robert Henry McCurdy. Documents Gardiner G. Hubbard's interest in the education of the deaf; the Caledonia Mine, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    While all other aspects of Yiddish culture existed wherever Ashkenazic Jews lived, it was only in America that radio realized its greatest and most fulfilling use by and for Jews. Yiddish scholar Henry Sapoznik discusses and shares some of the most memorable and powerful moments in this nearly lost world of ethnic American broadcasting. By exploring amazingly broad category of Yiddish radio shows -- ...

    • Contributor: Sapoznik, Henry
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-10-14
  • William E. Humphrey papers, 1903-1936

    Lawyer, United States congressman, and member of the Federal Trade Commission. Correspondence, memoranda, speeches and other papers relating primarily to Humphrey's service in the United States House of Representatives (1903-1917) and on the Federal Trade Commission (1925-1933).

    • Contributor: Humphrey, William E. (William Ewart) - Humphrey, William E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1903
  • Reflections on Memory & History: Collecting New Oral Histories of the Civil Rights Movement

    A half-century on, what remains to be learned of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement? Plenty, it turns out. Last year historian Joe Mosnier, together with videographer John Bishop, journeyed to twenty states to interview fifty individuals who, most as teenagers or young adults, gave themselves over to the civil rights struggle. This testimony -- urgent and immediate, but also refracted by memory and time ...

    • Contributor: Mosnier, Joe - Mosnier, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-04-12
  • Reverb

    Gospel/inspirational harmony group Reverb performs as part of the Library's celebration of African American History Month. The concert was also part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Reverb Ensemble
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-02-07
  • Place and the Politics of Belonging

    One of America's greatest ironies is that, although a nation of immigrants, the country also has a longstanding history of ambivalence, and at times hostility, toward its newest arrivals. In the last decade, the increased number of immigrants living in new destinations, those settlements located outside the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, has coincided with an upsurge in local anti-immigrant sentiment.

    • Contributor: Shutika, Debra Lattanzi - Lattanzi Shutika, Debra
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-08-12
  • New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1

    The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...

    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-03-13
  • Traditional Greek Smyrneika Music from Massachusetts

    Sophia Bilides sings and plays santouri (Greek hammered dulcimer) and zilia (finger cymbals). Smyrneika songs arose out an urban population where the music of Greeks, Turks, Jews, and Armenians influenced each other in the early decades of the 20th century. This vibrant cultural scene was shattered when conflicts led to the 1922 Asia-Minor Catastrophe. The destruction of the port city of Smyrna (Izmir) led ...

    • Contributor: Bilides, Sophia
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-08-24
  • Catalog Record

    Henry T. Mayo papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, memoirs, genealogical material, reports, orders, certificates, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Mayo's naval career. Includes accounts of his daily routine during tours of duty at sea and narratives of significant events in his career including the exploration and hydrographic survey of Puget Sound in the late 1800s, his participation in the relief expedition (1883) aboard the gunboat Yantic ...

    • Contributor: Mayo, Henry T.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day 1

    To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, the American Folklife Center, in collaboration with the Scottish government as part of its Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebration, presented a free public symposium on Burns' life and work, as well as his impact on America and American culture. The symposium began with a keynote address by Alex Salmond, First Minister ...

    • Contributor: Various, Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy - Lambert, Marc - Miller, Ed - Newton, Cate - Ryan, Kay - Salmond, Alex - Sklarew, Myra - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-02-24
  • Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers

    Among the sufferings of those pursued during the McCarthy era, the situation of folksingers and folklorists was unique. Suspected by their government, they were hunted by the FBI almost everywhere. Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, one can now know the extent of privacy crimes committed against Pete Seeger and other folklorists. For more than 20 years, the FBI and CIA conducted surveillance ...

    • Contributor: Dunaway, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-03-19
  • Catalog Record

    Amasa J. Parker papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly letters written by Parker while serving in the U.S. Congress to his wife, Harriet Langdon Roberts Parker, in Delhi, N.Y., describing his trip to Washington, the city, the Capitol building, and his impressions of John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. Other topics include dueling, Indian affairs, politics, and Washington social life and theater. Also includes letters written while Parker was ...

    • Contributor: Parker, Amasa J.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Catalog Record

    Solon Hannibal Borglum papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, articles, commission files, subject files, biographical material, printed matter, scrapbook, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Borglum's career as a sculptor and to his works of art. Documents his activities with the Silvermine Group of Artists, New Canaan, Conn.; and the School of American Sculpture, New York, N.Y. Also documents Borglum's World War I service in France with the Young Men's Christian ...

    • Contributor: Borglum, Solon Hannibal
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Rich Remsberg: Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music from the Great Depression

    Showcasing American music and music making during the Great Depression, "Hard Luck Blues" presents more than 200 photographs created by the New Deal's Farm Security Administration photography program. With an appreciation for the amateur and the local, FSA photographers depicted a range of musicians sharing the regular music of everyday life, from informal songs in migrant work camps, farmers' homes, barn dances, and on ...

    • Contributor: Remsberg, Rich
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-06-02
  • Celebrating the Acquisition of the NCTA Collection

    Barry Bergey, with the National Endowment for the Arts moderates a group of panelists who discuss the significance and highlights of the NCTA Collection.

    • Contributor: Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-11
  • African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase

    The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-02-22
  • Hubbard family papers, 1639-1925

    Chiefly correspondence supplemented by diaries, notes, drawings, poems, speeches and writings, and printed material of various members of the Hubbard family and their relatives, primarily Gardiner G. Hubbard, his wife, Gertrude Mercer McCurdy Hubbard , father, Samuel Hubbard, and father-in-law, Robert Henry McCurdy. Includes material relating to Gardiner Hubbard's interest in the education of the deaf, the Caledonia Mines, ranching in Washington state, and ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1639
  • Solon Hannibal Borglum papers, 1886-1969

    Sculptor. Correspondence, commission files, subject files, articles, certificates and awards, photographs, printed matter, a scrapbook, and microfilm mostly relating to Borglum's career as a sculptor, his works of art, and his activities with the American Expeditionary Forces Art Training Center in Bellevue, France, Silvermine Group of Artists in New Canaan, Connecticut, and the School of American Sculpture in New York.

    • Contributor: Borglum, Solon Hannibal
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1886
  • Cowboy Poet Paul Zarzyski and Cowboy Singer-Composer Wylie Gustafson From Montana

    Poet Paul Zarzyski and singer-composer Wylie Gustafson perform at Coolidge Auditorium as part of the Homegrown Concert Series.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-10-07
  • We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi

    As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet ...

    • Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-05-05