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    Sophia Bilides Concert Collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
  • Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection, 2008-2009

    The Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection includes manuscripts (letters, sermons, orations, church programs, etc.), audio and video recordings, photographs, and other graphic materials created by the public in response to the 2009 election and inauguration of President Barack Obama and collected by the American Folklife Center. Includes submissions from over 300 individuals, religious and secular organizations, from 39 states and the District ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008
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    I feel so good : the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Bob Riesman discusses Big Bill Broonzy's life and his influence on other musicians. The lecture includes selections from Broonzy's performances. Riesman is the author of I feel so good : the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy (Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2011).

    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012
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    Archie Green : the making of a working-class hero, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Sean Burns discusses the life and work of Archie Green (1917-2009), folklorist, who was devoted to understanding the diverse cultural customs of working people and the place of workers' culture and music in American life.

    • Contributor: Burns, Sean
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012
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    Art, culture, and government : the New Deal at 75 symposium, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
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    The long black freedom struggle, African American soldiers in WWI and Korea, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
  • 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
  • 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
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    The will to adorn : reflections on African American dress and the aesthetics of identity, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.

    • Contributor: N'Diaye, Diana Baird
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2013
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    We had sneakers, they had guns : the kids who fought for civil rights in Mississippi, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Tracy Sugarman in the Mumford Room, James Madison Building LM 649, Library of Congress, on May 5, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta in 1964 ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
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    Organizing across the boundaries : strategies and coalitions in the struggle for civil rights and social justice symposium, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    A collection of documentation of the symposium Organizing Across the Boundaries: Strategies and Coalitions in the Struggle for Civil Rights and Social Justice on September 25, 2014, sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014
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    The Quilters' Save Our Stories Project, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Photographs of and a program for a lecture delivered by Bernard L. Herman in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on July 24, 2007, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The collection includes the text and slides of Herman's lecture. Herman discussed the Quilters' Save Our Stories Project (Quilters' S.O.S.) of the Alliance for ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2007
  • 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
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    Reflections on memory and history : collecting new oral histories of the civil rights movement for the LOC/Smithsonian NMAAHC, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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. These interviews are the first installment of a five-year national research initiative, the Civil Rights History Project, supported by an act of Congress and jointly led by the Library of Congress and the ...

    • Contributor: Mosnier, Joseph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012
  • 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
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    Stetson Kennedy and "Building Democracy in America," Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
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    My father, my partner, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Nora Guthrie discusses her work developing projects that bring Woody Guthrie's vast, often unknown, cultural and creative legacy to life.

    • Contributor: Guthrie, Nora
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012
  • 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
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    Force and violins : what the FBI had on folksingers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by David King Dunaway in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on March 19, 2008, in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Dunaway presents his research resulting from his successful suit under the Freedom of Information Act to reveal the surveillance conducted by the FBI and CIA on the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008
  • 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
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    Keith M. Little collection Veterans History Project (U.S.) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The collection contains an interview with Keith M. Little about his Marine Corps service during World War II in the Pacific Theater as a Navajo code talker and a documentary entitled The Face Behind the File: American Indian Veteran in which Little is featured.

    • Contributor: Little, Keith M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2004