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  • September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, 2001-2002

    September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, 2001-2002

    Documentation of the reactions of individuals and communities across the United States and elsewhere (Naples, Italy) to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia; and the crash of the hijacked plane in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; in audio, video, and photographs from 2001-2002.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2001
  • Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston, Catalog Record

    Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston,

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Carl Lindahl and Pat Jasper in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on August 13, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston was the first large-scale project in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Papers of Union staff officers, 1861-1865 Catalog Record

    Papers of Union staff officers, 1861-1865

    Reproduces letters, orders, telegrams and other papers which chronicle military campaigns, tactics and maneuvers, treatment of prisoners of war, and internal workings of the Union military organization from the viewpoint of Union staff officers.

    • Contributor: United States. Army - Lester, Robert - Beckwith, Adam L. - Farmer, Faith - University Publications of America (Firm)
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2004
  • StoryCorps collection, Catalog Record

    StoryCorps collection,

    Collection of sound recordings of more than 56,000 interviews recorded in StoryBooths in New York City and in mobile sound booths at various locations around the United States from 2003-2015. Each interview is approximately 40 minutes long and conducted with the help of a trained facilitator. Most interviews are conducted by family members and friends of the interviewees. Many interviews are accompanied by color ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2003