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  • Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland

    Kalanidhi Dance: Traditional Kuchipudi from Maryland

    Kalanidhi Dance Company was founded in 2005. Its artistic approach is to explore creative and contemporary ideas through the vocabulary of Kuchipudi, while retaining the essence and integrity of the classical form. Dancers include Supraja Chittari, Ankitha Durvasula, Ramya Durvasula, Pragnya Thamire and Deviga Valiyil.

    • Contributor: Kalanidhi Dance Company
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013-08-14
  • Take Me Out to the Library of Congress

    Take Me Out to the Library of Congress

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington kicks off the Library's Baseball Americana Symposium with the help of Martha Madden, Ernie Banks and Rep. Zach Wamp. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is presented with the Living Legend Award given by the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-30
  • Art, culture, and government : the New Deal at 75 symposium, Catalog Record

    Art, culture, and government : the New Deal at 75 symposium,

    Collection of digital videorecordings, digital photographs, and print materials documenting the symposium titled Art, Culture, and Government: The New Deal at 75. Includes lectures, panel discussions, and related materials from the event held on March 13-14, 2008 in LJ-119 and in the Mumford Room at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: 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 - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear

    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear

    Mary Louise Defender Wilson and Keith Bear perform Sioux and Mandan Hidatsa storytelling and music from North Dakota, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-08-16
  • I am a wee weaver : weaving and singing in Northern Ireland, Catalog Record

    I am a wee weaver : weaving and singing in Northern Ireland,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture and performance delivered by Maurice Leyden in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on December 4, 2008, as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland series sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Maurice Leyden discusses the history of songs collected, written, and performed by linen weavers and journeymen of Northern ...

    • Contributor: Leyden, Maurice - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy Music From Maine

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin: Traditional Passamaquoddy...

    Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin, members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine, perform at Coolidge Auditorium. They share music and culture of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-16
  • Winyo concert collection, Catalog Record

    Winyo concert collection,

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert featuring the Kenyan artist, Winyo, in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 1, 2014 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Born Shiphton Onyango, Winyo adopted the artistic name "Winyo," which is a Luo word for "bird." The Luo are a tribe from the Lake Victoria region ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Francis McPeake family concert collection, Catalog Record

    Francis McPeake family concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the McPeake Family from Belfast, Northern Ireland, in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on May 16, 2007 as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Department of Culture, Arts, and Leisure, Northern Ireland; Arts Council of Northern Ireland; and the Northern Ireland Bureau. ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
  • Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn concert collection, Catalog Record

    Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Tony Ellis and the Musicians of Braeburn in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 22, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Concert features old-time and bluegrass music. Photographs by John Barton.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • Makers of the Sacred Harp, Catalog Record

    Makers of the Sacred Harp,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by David Warren Steel in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on October 21, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Professor David Warren Steel discusses his book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," published by the University of Illinois Press, including a discussion of the ...

    • Contributor: Steel, David Warren
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Built with faith : place making and the religious imagination in Italian New York, Catalog Record

    Built with faith : place making and the religious imagination...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Joseph Sciorra in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on September 23, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Sciorra describes how Italian Americans create and use vernacular architecture, material culture, and ceremonial display, such as yard shrines, sidewalk altars, Christmas displays, and other creative ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Two, Session 1

    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Tw...

    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. A panel discussion titled "Burns and His World" kicked off the second ...

    • Contributor: 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: 2009-02-25
  • Baseball Americana Symposium 2009

    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009

    Even those of us who love a day out at the ballgame probably spend more of our baseball time in and around our homes, with our families, friends and neighbors. This event explores the many ways we enjoy baseball at home, from watching it on TV, to following our favorite players and their all-important statistics, to playing baseball, softball and stickball in parks and ...

    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-10-03
  • McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia

    McIntosh County Shouters: Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout from Georgia

    The McIntosh County Shouters perform Gullah-Geechee Ring Shout at a concert at the Library.

    • Contributor: Mcintosh County Shouters
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-12-02
  • Legends and Legacies Concert: A Celebration of Public Folklore

    Legends and Legacies Concert: A Celebration of Public Folklore

    A Legends and Legacies concert celebrates Joseph T. Wilson and the NCTA Collection coordinated and produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).

    • 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: 2009-09-10
  • R. Carlos Nakai concert collection, Catalog Record

    R. Carlos Nakai concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by R. Carlos Nakai in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on November 17, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Solo performance by R. Carlos Nakai, who also discusses musical, cultural, political, and historical aspects of American Indian flute music.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Marce Lacouture concert collection, Catalog Record

    Marce Lacouture concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 23, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The concert features songs, ballads, and waltzes referred to as "home music" --traditional songs sung among family and friends, in ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Major League Tassa

    Major League Tassa

    Major League Tassa performs Indo-Caribbean drumming and dance from Queens, New York, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Tassa, Major League
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-01-31
  • The "Hidden" carols : a Christmas singing tradition in the English Pennines, Catalog Record

    The "Hidden" carols : a Christmas singing tradition in the En...

    Ian Russell, as a featured presenter in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series on January 7, 2014, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, discusses his research and plays examples illustrating the performance of distinctive carols sung during the Christmas season in villages in the West Country and in the region of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire around Sheffield, England. This is a vernacular carolling tradition, ...

    • Contributor: Russell, Ian
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Sama Ensemble concert collection, Catalog Record

    Sama Ensemble concert collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Sama and Naser Khorasani on April 25, 2007 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Sama Ensemble under the co-direction of Dr. Ali Reza Analouei and Dr. Naser Khorasani performed classical Persian music and dance.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
  • Baseball Americana Symposium 2009

    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009

    The second part of this symposium brings together panelists who discuss the different aspects of baseball in America. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is featured as well as a rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."

    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-10-03
  • Passing for Traditional: The New Lost City Ramblers and Folk Music Authenticity

    Passing for Traditional: The New Lost City Ramblers and Folk ...

    The New Lost City Ramblers were pioneers in the old-time music revival that paralleled the great folk music boom of the 1960s. Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley (later replaced by Tracy Schwarz) were city-born and suburban-bred folk musicians who specialized in recreating the sounds of rural southern stringband and early bluegrass music at a time when the folk music scene was dominated ...

    • Contributor: Allen, Ray
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-09-08
  • Open mic : artist interviews with David Broza and Mira Awad, Catalog Record

    Open mic : artist interviews with David Broza and Mira Awad,

    Israeli singer-songwriter David Broza and Israeli Palestinian singer, actress, and songwriter Mira Awad discuss music art, life, and their new film East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series.

    • Contributor: Awad, Mira - Broza, David - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2015
  • Kunqu: China's First Great Multi-art Theatrical Tradition

    Kunqu: China's First Great Multi-art Theatrical Tradition

    Marjory Bong-Ray Liu presented "Total Theatre -- The Art of Kunqu, China's Earliest Classical Opera" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Chinese opera, especially Kunqu, is particularly noted for its graceful dance movements and gestures that are an integral part of the total art form, unlike many western operas where the aural aspect is predominant. Kunqu ...

    • Contributor: Bong Ray Liu, Marjory
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-09-04
  • Memorialization and justice as an ancestral imperative : two American cases / Catalog Record

    Memorialization and justice as an ancestral imperative : two ...

    Ken Bilby, Smithsonian Research Associate, discussed the role of orally transmitted ancestral memory in ongoing struggles to overcome past injustices, which is proving critical in the struggle for human rights, civil rights, and justice. In this context, he reflected on two pathbreaking cases of recent public memorialization: the Moiwana Massacre, which took place in the Republic of Suriname, South America in 1986 and the ...

    • Contributor: Bilby, Kenneth M. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2015
  • Cultural democracy in a time of diminished resources, Catalog Record

    Cultural democracy in a time of diminished resources,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Bau Graves in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on July 22, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Graves, James Bau
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Translating African oral literature in global contexts, Catalog Record

    Translating African oral literature in global contexts,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Lee Haring in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on September 22, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Folklorist Lee Haring discusses the art and ethics of translating materials derived from Africa: folktales, epics, proverbs, riddles, and other verbal art, from five island groups ...

    • Contributor: Haring, Lee
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Hear, O Israel : Yiddish-American broadcasting 1925-1965, Catalog Record

    Hear, O Israel : Yiddish-American broadcasting 1925-1965,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Henry Sapoznik in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on October 14, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Sapoznik discusses the wide range of Yiddish radio shows in the United States, particularly in New York city -- from rabbinical advice programs to live Yiddish ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Alma and Quetzal concert collection, Catalog Record

    Alma and Quetzal concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the two groups representing California Chicano music, Alma and Quetzal in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 14, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs by John Barton. Agustín Lira is a composer, musician, and singer songwriter whose songs address issues of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • The poetry of everyday life / Catalog Record

    The poetry of everyday life /

    In his talk in the Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture series "The Poetry of Everyday Life," Steve Zeitlin, Director, City Lore, New York City, presented approaches to folklore, creative writing, and an appreciation of everyday life and speech, followed by screening and discussion of two films he made with Academy Award winning filmmaker Paul Wagner, who helped lead the discussion following the films. The first ...

    • Contributor: Wagner, Paul - Zeitlin, Steven J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2015
  • Gary Haleamau concert and interview collection, Catalog Record

    Gary Haleamau concert and interview collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Gary Haleamau and his band on August 20, 2008 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The performance includes Hawaiian visual interpretation of some of the songs using signs and hula dance. Gary Haleamau, who is Portuguese American, discusses ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • Barbara Lynn and friends concert and interview collection, Catalog Record

    Barbara Lynn and friends concert and interview collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs of Barbara Lynn, the "empress of Gulf Coast soul," singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Beaumont, Texas, in concert, performing her rhythm and blues hits from the 60s to the present on November 18, 2009 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance (Day 1)

    The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-...

    Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 1)

    • Contributor: Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman - Mayrent, Sherry L. - Newman, Roberta - Pearlstein, Peggy K. - Rein, David M. - Russo, Alexander - Sapoznik, Henry - Seigel, Amanda - Sokolow, Pete - Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron - Ticktin, Max D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Yiddish of Greater Washington Inc - University of Wisconsin. Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-09-06
  • Tim Tingle & D.J. Battiest-Tomasi

    Tim Tingle & D.J. Battiest-Tomasi

    Both D.J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle are enrolled as members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and regularly participate in tribal events. Both also share relatives who came on the Trail of Tears from the original Choctaw homelands in Mississippi. They speak Choctaw as a part of their performances. They normally perform individually, but have been asked to perform together on this occasion.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-06-29
  • Francis McPeake Family Concert, May 16, 2007

    Francis McPeake Family Concert, May 16, 2007

    From March through May 2007, scholars and artists gathered at the Library of Congress and other venues in and around Washington, DC, to present and promote Northern Irish arts and culture through the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme. The May events at the Library of Congress included an exciting and thought-provoking series of concerts and lectures and a special symposium. Together, they highlighted and focused ...

    • Contributor: Francis Mcpeake Family
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-05-16
  • Major League Tassa concert collection, Catalog Record

    Major League Tassa concert collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Major League Tassa on January 31, 2008 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Major League Tassa, and accompanying dancers, from Queens, New York present rhythms used for processions, the Diwali holiday, and weddings, along with contemporary tunes performed ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • Spyros Koliavasilis and Karpouzi Trio concert collection, Catalog Record

    Spyros Koliavasilis and Karpouzi Trio concert collection,

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Whittal Pavillion, Library of Congress on May 7, 2014 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Spyros Koliavasilis' research focuses on the music, composers and singers of the past. His area of special scholarship has been the Asia Minor region called Mikrasia, but his interests and expertise ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band concert collection, Catalog Record

    Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by the Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on October 13, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Not Too Bad Bluegrass Band reflects the dynamic community of bluegrass musicians who were shaped by the legacy of Bill Monroe ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Work & Transformation: Panels 3 & 4

    Work & Transformation: Panels 3 & 4

    This symposium featured presentations by the 2010 recipients of the American Folklife Center's Archie Green Fellowships on their research and documentation of the culture and traditions of American workers in New York, Idaho, and Louisiana. Panels also included representatives of community-based documentation projects supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services concerning the role of America's libraries and museums as vibrant centers for ...

    • Contributor: Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'Vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'Abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven - Groen, Jeffrey A. - Iyengar, Sunil - Loughran, Maureen - McCarl, Robert - Popovich, Mark G. - Ray, Joyce M. - Rogers, Nancy E. - Rothstein, Donna S. (Donna Suzann) - Semmel, Marsha L. - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Tabb, Derrick - Taft, Michael - Taylor, David Alan - Winick, Stephen D. - Wunder, Steve R. - Zeitlin, Steven J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.) - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-12-07
  • Aubrey Ghent and friends concert collection, Catalog Record

    Aubrey Ghent and friends concert collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Aubrey Ghent and his band on October 17, 2007 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Ghent, a minister, performs "sacred steel" music, a gospel music tradition developed in House of God churches in the southern United States, featuring ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
  • Folk music from the Slovak mountains, lecture/demonstration of the fujara and other overtone flutes / Catalog Record

    Folk music from the Slovak mountains, lecture/demonstration o...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Bob Rychlik in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on May 27, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Rychlik discusses the history of flutes from the Slovak mountain region, plays selections on the fujara and other flutes and sings traditional songs. The lecture was ...

    • Contributor: Rychlik, Bob
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Alan Lomax, the man who recorded the world : a bio-ethnography, Catalog Record

    Alan Lomax, the man who recorded the world : a bio-ethnography,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by John Szwed in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on May 5, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. John Szwed discussed his forthcoming biography of Alan Lomax, a musicologist, folklorist, anthropologist, political activist, author, and radio and television producer. Szwed discussed his bio-ethnographic approach ...

    • Contributor: Szwed, John F.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • This little light of mine : the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, / Catalog Record

    This little light of mine : the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, /

    For this film screening and discussion in the American Folklife Center's series, "Many paths to freedom: looking back, looking ahead at the long Civil Rights Movement," director Robin N. Hamilton and NPR host Michel Martin described and discussed Ms. Hamilton's film, This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer (2015), a documentary short that explores the life of Mrs. Hamer, an ...

    • Contributor: Hamilton, Robin N. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2015
  • Harmonia concert collection, Catalog Record

    Harmonia concert collection,

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 11, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Harmonia presents traditional folk music of Eastern Europe, ranging from the Danube to the Carpathians. Its repertoire reflects the cultures of this region: Hungarian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Romanian, Croatian, and Roma (Gypsy). ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013
  • Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Two, Session 2

    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Tw...

    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 afternoon featured a second panel discussion exploring Burns' relationship to the ...

    • Contributor: 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: 2009-02-25
  • What's in a Name? AIDS, Vernacular Risk Perception and the Culture of Ownership

    What's in a Name? AIDS, Vernacular Risk Perception and the Cu...

    Since reports of the first cases of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s, contemporary, or "urban," legends about origins of the virus, modes of transmission, deliberate infection, withheld treatment and minority genocide have proliferated. Told cross-culturally, AIDS legends recount HIV-filled needles in movie theater seats, pinpricks in drugstore shelf condoms, semen in fast food and HIV-positive sexual predators. Diane Goldstein explores the story-making activities that ...

    • Contributor: Goldstein, Diane - Goldstein, Diane E.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-10-04
  • The Royal Harmonizers

    The Royal Harmonizers

    Concert by the gospel group The Royal Harmonizers, who have been performing for 59 years.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers - Royal Harmonizers - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2015-03-18
  • And wheat completed the cycle : flour mills, social memory, and vernacular culture in Sonora, Mexico, Catalog Record

    And wheat completed the cycle : flour mills, social memory, a...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Maribel Alvarez in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on April 21, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Folklorist and anthropologist Maribel Alvarez explores the role of wheat -- a grain introduced by the Spanish to Mexico in the 16th century -- as a ...

    • Contributor: Alvarez, Maribel L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Natasinh Dancers and Musicians

    Natasinh Dancers and Musicians

    The Natasinh Dancers and Musicians performed Lao music and dance from Iowa, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa, based in Des Moines, is a group of Lao dancers and musicians trained in the Natasinh style of performance--the traditional forms, techniques and character of performing arts taught at the Ecole National de ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-07-26
  • Warning of global warming? : shamanic traditions, politics, and ecological change in Siberia, Catalog Record

    Warning of global warming? : shamanic traditions, politics, a...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on January 27, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Based on her long-term fieldwork in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Balzar presented concerns of her Sakha colleague, Uliana Vinokurova, sociologist and former deputy in the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Force and Violins: What the FBI Had on Folksingers

    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
  • North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection

    North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection

    John Moulden, singer and author from Ulster, presented a lecture titled "North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection" as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Included in his lecture was discussion of the Sam Henry Collection, the largest ...

    • Contributor: Moulden, John
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007-05-02
  • Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs from New Hampshire

    Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs ...

    Patrick Ross and Jean Theroux present a program of fiddle tunes and songs drawn from their French-Canadian heritage. They will be joined by Dalton Binette and Bow Thayer. All four musicians hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent to the Canadian border, across which people and cultural influences have flowed steadily over the last hundred years or more. The fiddle, accordion, and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-08-08
  • Give my poor heart ease : voices of the Mississippi blues, Catalog Record

    Give my poor heart ease : voices of the Mississippi blues,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by William R. Ferris in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on February 17, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Bill Ferris presented selections from interviews that he recorded beginning in the 1960s with African American women and men in communities in Mississippi near the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • R. Carlos Nakai: American Indian Flute Music from Arizona

    R. Carlos Nakai: American Indian Flute Music from Arizona

    R. Carlos Nakai performs American Indian flute music in a noontime concert in the Library's "Homegrown" series.

    • Contributor: Nakai, R. Carlos
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-11-17
  • The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance (Day 2, morning)

    The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-...

    Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 2, morning)

    • Contributor: Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman - Mayrent, Sherry L. - Newman, Roberta - Pearlstein, Peggy K. - Rein, David M. - Russo, Alexander - Sapoznik, Henry - Seigel, Amanda - Sokolow, Pete - Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron - Ticktin, Max D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Yiddish of Greater Washington Inc - University of Wisconsin. Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-09-07
  • Cowboy Poet Paul Zarzyski and Cowboy Singer-Composer Wylie Gustafson From Montana

    Cowboy Poet Paul Zarzyski and Cowboy Singer-Composer Wylie Gu...

    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
  • Dog tags : history, stories and folklore of military identification, Catalog Record

    Dog tags : history, stories and folklore of military identifi...

    Ginger Cucolo discusses stories about dog tags and their significance to soldiers, veterans, and their families, while looking forward to future developments in military identification.

    • Contributor: Cucolo, Ginger
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012
  • Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur performs ballads and songs from Vermont, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Macarthur, Margaret
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005-06-21
  • Traditional Classical Persian Music

    Traditional Classical Persian Music

    A concert of traditional classical Persian music by Nader Majd & Farshid Mahjour.

    • Contributor: Majd, Nader
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-04-16
  • Ivan Kupalo : ritual in post-Soviet Ukraine, Catalog Record

    Ivan Kupalo : ritual in post-Soviet Ukraine,

    Illustrated lecture by Dr. Natalie Kononenko, Professor of Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Folklore at the University of Virginia, on the re-emergence of ritual celebrations of Ivan Kupalo, the mid-summer festival of St. John the Baptist, in post-Soviet Ukraine.

    • Contributor: Kononenko, Natalie O.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2004
  • Barbara Lynn & Friends

    Barbara Lynn & Friends

    Barbara Lynn & Friends perform Texas rhythm and blues at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Lynn, Barbara
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-11-18
  • Marimba Linda Xelajú concert collection, Catalog Record

    Marimba Linda Xelajú concert collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Marimba Linda Xelajú in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 15, 2010 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Marimba Linda Xelajú is a family group from Maryland who form a small marimba orchestra (Marimba Grande, with drums and electric bass) performing Guatemalan music.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. International Boundary: Panel 1 and Keynote Address

    Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. Intern...

    The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the Embassy of Canada together with the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec join in welcoming the public to Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which explored the history and culture of regions, communities, and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. The ...

    • Contributor: Arenson, Adam - Carter, Brian - Champ, Henry - Diamond, Beverley - Dyster, Paul A. - Faid, Julian - Fischer, David Hackett - Konrad, Victor A. - Lynch, Timothy G. - Matthiesen, Birgit - Meer, Mark - Ricou, Laurence - Robson, Patrick J. - Stovel, Nora Foster - Taft, Michael - Tarbell, Reaghan - Taylor, David Alan - Widdis, Randy W. (Randy William) - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Canada. Embassy (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-06-15
  • Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955

    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
  • Mariano Gonzalez Ramirez concert collection, Catalog Record

    Mariano Gonzalez Ramirez concert collection,

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 26, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Mariano Gonzalez, a virtuoso harpist and composer born and raised in Buena Vista, Paraguay to a family of harpists and harp makers, is a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. He began playing the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012
  • James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman

    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman

    James "Super Chikan" Johnson and Richard Christman perform blues guitar from Mississippi, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Johnson , James "Super Chikan"
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-05-23
  • Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni Orchestra concert collection, Catalog Record

    Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni Orchestra concert collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni on June 19, 2008 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The vocal repertoire for which Merita is best known is that of the towns of central Albania (Shqipëria e Mesme), particularly Tiranë, Elbasan, ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • What's in a name? : AIDS, vernacular risk perception, and the culture of ownership, Catalog Record

    What's in a name? : AIDS, vernacular risk perception, and the...

    Diane Goldstein, professor at Memorial University, Newfoundland, lectured on contemporary legends about the AIDS virus. She presented case studies of stories about transmission of AIDS in communities in Newfoundland, Canada, and the potential implications of legend discourse for public health. The lecture was given in recognition of the recent designation of the AIDS Memorial Quilt as an American Treasure, and in honor of the ...

    • Contributor: Goldstein, Diane E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • The long black freedom struggle, African American soldiers in WWI and Korea, Catalog Record

    The long black freedom struggle, African American soldiers in...

    In a Scholars Roundtable as part of the series "Many Paths to Freedom: Looking Back, Looking Ahead at the Long Civil Rights Movement," scholar Adriane Lentz-Smith, Duke University, discusses black soldiers' experiences in World War I and stresses the importance of World War I in the long civil rights movement by arguing that it provided a crucial training ground and intellectual crucible for the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Sophia Bilides Concert Collection, Catalog Record

    Sophia Bilides Concert Collection,

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Sophia Bilides with Mal Barsamian and Mike Gregian in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on August 24, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Photographs by John Barton.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • Baseball Americana symposium collection, Catalog Record

    Baseball Americana symposium collection,

    Collection of digital video recordings, digital photographs, a miniature Louisville Slugger baseball bat, and print materials documenting a symposium, Baseball Americana, which was held on October 2 and 3, 2009 at the Library of Congress. The symposium, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, coordinated the event with the Library's Publishing Office's release of the book, Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress (2009). ...

    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • "Making a way out of no way" Martin Luther King's use of proverbs for civil rights / Catalog Record

    "Making a way out of no way" Martin Luther King's use of prov...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Wolfgang Mieder in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on February 10, 2011, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Professor Mieder discusses his research for his recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way": Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric (2010).

    • Contributor: Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011
  • The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 1

    The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, 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 - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-03-14
  • Documenting the freedom struggle in southwest Georgia, Catalog Record

    Documenting the freedom struggle in southwest Georgia,

    Glen Pearcy, as a featured presenter in the Many Paths to Freedom series on February 27, 2014, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, screens his film, "One More River to Cross," (1969) about the Southwest Georgia Project, led by Charles Sherrod, which Glen Pearcy and his wife Susan Due Pearcy participated in during the 1960s. Pearcy also shows and discusses his involvement in and ...

    • Contributor: Pearcy, Glen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Eight sounds of Chinese musical instruments, Catalog Record

    Eight sounds of Chinese musical instruments,

    Illustrated lecture in which ethnomusicologist Nora Yeh discusses characteristics of traditional Chinese instrumental music and the categorization of the "eight sounds" as they are related to the tonal qualities and colors produced on the instruments.

    • Contributor: Yeh, Nora
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2004
  • Locality and nation : civil rights and voting rights in the Deep South, 1963-1966, Catalog Record

    Locality and nation : civil rights and voting rights in the D...

    Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University and Thomas F. Jackson, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro and Visiting Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities were featured presenters in a Scholars Roundtable in the Many Paths to Freedom series at the Library of Congress on April 17, 2014 discussing their research using collection materials in the Library's Moving Image and Prints and Photographs ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance (Day 2, afternoon)

    The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-...

    Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 2, afternoon)

    • Contributor: Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman - Mayrent, Sherry L. - Newman, Roberta - Pearlstein, Peggy K. - Rein, David M. - Russo, Alexander - Sapoznik, Henry - Seigel, Amanda - Sokolow, Pete - Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron - Ticktin, Max D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Yiddish of Greater Washington Inc - University of Wisconsin. Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-09-07
  • Traditional Turkish & Bulgarian Instrumental & Vocal Music

    Traditional Turkish & Bulgarian Instrumental & Vocal Music

    Turkish and Bulgarian vocalists and instrumentalists Tzvety Weiner, Valeri Georgiev & Varol Saatcioglu share their traditional music.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-03-05
  • Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers perform a capella gospel music from Kentucky, another in the 2009 Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-07-16
  • Corsican language and expressive culture, lecture by Alexandra Jaffe, Catalog Record

    Corsican language and expressive culture, lecture by Alexandr...

    Alexandra Jaffe provides a brief historical overview of the social, economic, and political factors that have affected contemporary linguistic cultural practices and conceptions of identity on Corsica. It provides an account of the "language shift" that turned Corsican into a "minority" language under the dominance of French and explores contemporary changes that include the tensions of identity brought about by successful language revitalization. This ...

    • Contributor: Jaffe, Alexandra M. (Alexandra Mystra) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston

    Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston

    Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston is the first large-scale project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead in documenting it. The project's goal is to voice, as intimately as possible, the experiences and reflections of those displaced to Houston by the two major hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in August and September of 2005. The heart ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-08-13
  • David Ayriyan and Levon Ayriyan concert and interview collection, Catalog Record

    David Ayriyan and Levon Ayriyan concert and interview collect...

    Collection of video recordings of a concert of Armenian and other regional classical, popular, and folk music performed by David Ayriyan, a master player on the kemanche, a bowed stringed instrument; and by his son, Levon Ayriyan, dumbek, performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on April 12, 2006, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. David ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006
  • The Zionaires

    The Zionaires

    The Zionaires perform gospel music from Maryland and Delaware, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: The Zionaires
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-07-24
  • North American influence on a North Irish folksong collection, Catalog Record

    North American influence on a North Irish folksong collection,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture and performance delivered by John Moulden in the Mumford Room, Library of Congress, on May 2, 2007, as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme series sponsored by the American Folklife Center; the Department of Culture, Arts, and Leisure, Northern Ireland; Arts Council of Northern Ireland; and the Northern Ireland Bureau. This collection also includes digital photographs ...

    • Contributor: Moulden, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
  • Stetson Kennedy and "Building Democracy in America," Catalog Record

    Stetson Kennedy and "Building Democracy in America,"

    Collection includes digital video and analog sound recording of the Stetson Kennedy and Peggy Bulger lecture and discussion; one black-and-white photograph of Stetson Kennedy seated at the base of a tree taken by Ivy Bigbee; and a program flyer for the event. Kennedy begins by discussing his memories of Benjamin Botkin, and collecting "folksay" and folklore idioms for the WPA folklore project. Kennedy discusses ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • The Western Flyers Texas swing trio, Catalog Record

    The Western Flyers Texas swing trio,

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress on February 5, 2015 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, featuring Joey McKenzie, from Texas; with Katie Glassman from Denver, Colorado; and Gavin Kelso, from Missouri and Texas, the trio known as the The Western Flyers. They perform ...

    • Contributor: Western Flyers (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2015
  • Dr. Nader Majd and Farshid Mahjour concert collection, Catalog Record

    Dr. Nader Majd and Farshid Mahjour concert collection,

    Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Whittall Pavilion, Library of Congress on April 4, 2014 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center featuring Dr. Nader Majd and Farshid Mahjour performing traditional classical Persian music. Nader Majd is a composer, co-founder of the Saba and Rouholah Khaleghi Ensembles, and music director and conductor of ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
  • Decoration Day in the Mountains

    Decoration Day in the Mountains

    Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning community cemeteries, decorating them with flowers, holding religious services in cemeteries, and having dinner on the ground. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil-War celebrations that ultimately gave us our national Memorial Day. Little has been written about this tradition, but it is still practiced widely throughout the Upland South, from North ...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-07-07
  • Paul Zarzyski and Wylie Gustafson concert collection, Catalog Record

    Paul Zarzyski and Wylie Gustafson concert collection,

    Collection of sound recordings, photographs, and video of a concert featuring cowboy poetry and music in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, October 7, 2009 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Performed by rodeo poet Paul Zarzyski, who was born in Wisconsin, but has spent many years in Montana, where he lives in Great Falls in collaboration ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does it Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?

    Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does...

    Jonathan Dueck presented "Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does It Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. As "colonists" in 19th-century Russia, Mennonites sang German diasporic choral musics and borrowed Russian choral musics; when war drove many to North America, Mennonites drew on this repertoire and borrowed new repertoires to forge ...

    • Contributor: Dueck, Jonathan
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-05-21
  • D. W. Groethe -- Cowboy songs and poetry from Montana

    D. W. Groethe -- Cowboy songs and poetry from Montana

    D. W. Groethe performs cowboy songs and poetry from Montana at the Library of Congress, July 20, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 58 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 20, 2005. (Date). Groethe, a working cowboy, performs his own compositions as well as traditional songs. (Content). D. W. Groethe was born and grew up in western North Dakota, the third generation descendant of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Groethe, D. W. - Swaney, Alexandra - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2005
  • Sreevidhya Chandramouli with Poovalur Sriji: South Indian Classical Music from Oregon

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli with Poovalur Sriji: South Indian Cla...

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli plays the vina, a plucked Indian lute with a fret board spanning three and a half octaves. She was trained in the Karaikudi vina tradition, the only school of south Indian vina players that goes back more than ten generations. Also featured is Poovalur Sriji on the mridangam.

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-08-20
  • Hard luck blues, roots music photographs from the Great Depression / Catalog Record

    Hard luck blues, roots music photographs from the Great Depre...

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Rich Remsberg in the West Dining Room, Library of Congress, on June 2, 2010, as part of the Books and Beyond lecture series sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book, co-sponsored by the Publishing Office, the Prints and Photographs Division, and the American Folklife Center. Remsberg discusses his book, Hard Luck Blues, ...

    • Contributor: Remsberg, Rich
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010
  • Lubana Al Quntar & Kenan Adnawi: Traditional Music and Song from Syria

    Lubana Al Quntar & Kenan Adnawi: Traditional Music and Song f...

    In this concert Lubana Al Quntar performs classical Arabic Maqam pieces with a melancholy flavor, characteristic of this genre. She is accompanied by the internationally known oud player Kenan Adnawi, who also presents traditional instrumental music of Syria.

    • Contributor: Al Quntar, Lubana - Adnawi, Kenan - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - Library of Congress. African and Middle Eastern Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2015-03-25
  • Zionaires concert collection, Catalog Record

    Zionaires concert collection,

    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by the Zionaires on July 24, 2008 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The group performs African American gospel music with vocal harmonies and a full band. Since the founding of the group in 1954, they have focused their ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • Sreevidhya Chandramouli and friends concert collection, Catalog Record

    Sreevidhya Chandramouli and friends concert collection,

    Collection of sound recordings, photographs, and video of a concert featuring Sreevidhya Chandramouli singing and playing the vina, a plucked Indian lute with a fret board spanning three and a half octaves. She was trained in the Karaikudi vina tradition, a school of south Indian vina players that goes back more than ten generations. Also featured is Poovalur Sriji on the mridangam. The concert ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Seeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparition Sites

    Seeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparit...

    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
  • Literatura de Cordel: Continuity and Change in Brazilian Popular Literature (Day 2, morning)

    Literatura de Cordel: Continuity and Change in Brazilian Popu...

    Literatura de cordel, literally "string literature," refers to small popular books or chapbooks, predominantly from northeastern Brazil. They were often suspended from cords or strings, hung across marketplace stalls belonging to local poets during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Today, cordel chapbooks are still sold and performed on street corners and in markets throughout Brazil, but are more readily circulated through the Internet. ...

    • Contributor: Various - Chesnut, R. Andrew - Curran, Mark J. - Gambliel, Maria Carmen - Maia, Manuela - Marks, Morton - McCann, Bryan - Morris, Valda - Silva, Gonçalo Ferreira Da - Slater, Candace - Soares, Marli Gomes - Williams, Gayle Ann - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Hispanic Division - Brazil. Embaixada (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2011-09-27
  • September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, Catalog Record

    September 11, 2001 documentary project collection,

    The collection documents reactions of ordinary citizens in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States in sound and video recordings of interviews and personal narratives; as well as photographs, children's drawings, two scrapbooks, letters and e-mail, poems, ephemera, a sermon, and a few artifacts, including three United States flags. Photographs document spontaneous shrines near the Pentagon, in ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2001