Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Behind the Books: A Day in the Life at the Library of Congress with Dani Thurber Behind the Books is a video series dedicated to providing a snapshot of the experience of members at the Library of Congress. Here, we have Dani Thurber sharing her experience as a Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room.
    • Contributor: Reyes, Cesar - Thurber, Dani
    • Date: 2022-06-24
  • Film, Video
    Behind the Books: A Day in the Life at the Library of Congress with Elmer Eusman Behind the Books is a video series dedicated to providing a snapshot of the experience of members at the Library of Congress. In this video, Elmer Eusman shares his experience as a Chief of the Conservation Division.
    • Contributor: Reyes, Cesar - Eusman, Elmer
    • Date: 2022-06-24
  • Film, Video
    Behind the Books: A Day in the Life at the Library of Congress with Angela Kinney Behind the Books is a video series dedicated to providing a snapshot of the experience of members at the Library of Congress. In this video, Angela Kinney shares her experience as a Chief of the African, Latin American, & Western European Division.
    • Contributor: Kinney, Angela - Reyes, Cesar
    • Date: 2022-06-24
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Chao Tian, Chinese Dulcimer Master Chao Tian is a master of the Chinese hammered dulcimer, as well as a sound designer and visual artist. Her creative interests include synesthesia in cross-disciplinary collaboration; interplay between visual art and music; applying Chinese musical vocabulary and philosophy to improvisation; and the use of music in conflict resolution and healing. She enjoys working across creative genres and creating multidimensional experiences for audiences. Chao...
    • Contributor: Winick, Steven - Tian, Chao
    • Date: 2022-06-22
  • Film, Video
    Chao Tian & Tom Teasley Chao Tian is a master of the Chinese hammered dulcimer, as well as a sound designer and visual artist. Her creative interests include synesthesia in cross-disciplinary collaboration; interplay between visual art and music; applying Chinese musical vocabulary and philosophy to improvisation; and the use of music in conflict resolution and healing. She enjoys working across creative genres and creating multidimensional experiences for audiences. Chao...
    • Contributor: Tian, Chao - Teasly, Tom
    • Date: 2022-06-22
  • Film, Video
    2022 Kluge Prize Announcement Historian George Chauncey will receive the 2022 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Chauncey is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University, a position he has held since 2017, and he directs the Columbia Research Institute on the Global History of Sexualities.
    • Contributor: Chauncey, George
    • Date: 2022-06-22
  • Film, Video
    Live! at the Library: Celebrating Pride Month Join the Library in Celebrating Pride Month with a discussion from journalist James Kirchick on his new book "Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington," and Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart.
    • Contributor: Smith, Clay - Kirchick, James - Capehart, Jonathan
    • Date: 2022-06-09
  • Film, Video
    Pamyua The American Folklife Center presents the ensemble Pamyua, who performs traditional Inuit (Yup'ik) drum-songs from Alaska with a distinct and unique American sound.
    • Contributor: Pamyua
    • Date: 2022-06-01
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Pamyua The American Folklife Center presents a conversation with Pamyua's founding members, Phillip Blanchett and Stephen Blanchett
    • Contributor: Blanchett, Stephen - Blanchett, Phillip - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2022-06-01
  • Film, Video
    The Fires of Philadelphia Author Zachary M. Schrag discusses his book "The Fires of Philadelphia: Citizen Soldiers, Nativists, and the 1844 Riots Over the Soul of a Nation."
    • Contributor: Schrag, Zachary - Breiner, Andrew - Yacobucci, Brent
    • Date: 2022-05-26
  • Film, Video
    Live! at the Library: Honoring Memorial Day Bob Regan is a Grammy nominated, Dove Award nominated, and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame nominated songwriter from Nashville, TN. In 2012, Regan founded Operation Song, a non-profit with the mission to "empower veterans, active-duty military, and their families to tell their stories through the process of songwriting." To date, over 1100 songs have been written in the program with veterans of WWII to...
    • Contributor: Regan, Bob - Mohindra, Monica
    • Date: 2022-05-26
  • Film, Video
    A Conversation with Abdulrazak Gurnah, Nobel Prize winner in Literature 2021 Join us for a conversation with Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tanzanian-born novelist and academic, and also the Nobel Prize winner in Literature 2021. Administered by the African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division (AMED), the Conversations with African Poets and Writers series presents interviews with current African diaspora writers committed to the literature of continental and diasporic Africa and readings from their written works....
    • Contributor: Kitchiner, Lanisa - Gurnah, Abdulrazak
    • Date: 2022-05-25
  • Film, Video
    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Heather Geiger For Public Service Recognition 2022 at the Library of Congress, Heather Geiger, Video Librarian in the Library of Congress Multimedia Group, discusses her work in the division that produces the Library's multitude of video projects for the Library's website and social media channels.
    • Contributor: Geiger, Heather
    • Date: 2022-05-25
  • Film, Video
    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Lanisa Kitchiner For Public Service Recognition 2022 at the Library of Congress, Lanisa Kitchiner, Chief of the Library of Congress Concert African And Middle Eastern Division describes her work with the historic maps, writings and other accomplishments of Sultan Ibrahim Njoya of modern-day Cameroon in preserving his Bamum kingdom.
    • Contributor: Kitchiner, Lanisa
    • Date: 2022-05-25
  • Film, Video
    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Michele Glymph For Public Service Recognition 2022 at the Library of Congress, Michele Glymph, Music Specialist in the Library of Congress Concert Office, describes her work in producing Library concerts for some of the biggest names in entertainment - Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, Garth Brooks, Mavis Staples, Audra McDonald, Smokey Robinson and many others.
    • Contributor: Glymph, Michele
    • Date: 2022-05-25
  • Film, Video
    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Carla Hayden A message from Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden in honor of Federal Public Service Recognition Week. Join the Library in celebrating the contributions of our country's public servants all month long.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-05-25
  • Film, Video
    Federal Public Service Recognition Week: Mark Horowitz For Public Service Recognition 2022 at the Library of Congress, Mark Horowitz, Reference Specialist in the Library of Congress Music Division, talks about his work acquiring and preserving the collection of Broadway musical icon Jonathan Larson, and how that work helped Lin-Manuel Miranda complete Larson's "tick, tick ... BOOM!" as a feature film.
    • Contributor: Horowitz, Mark
    • Date: 2022-05-25
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Simon Wynberg of ARC Ensemble Join us for a conversation with the ARC Ensemble's Artistic Director, Simon Wynberg. They discuss the mission of the ensemble and Jewish composers suppressed by the Holocaust.
    • Contributor: Wynberg, Simon - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2022-05-24
  • Film, Video
    ARC Ensemble: Artists of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada The ARC Ensemble musicians (Artists of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Canada) are considered among Canada's leading cultural ambassadors. Its 20-year history of excellent concerts and superbly-produced recordings documents the ensemble's focus on the research and rediscovery of music suppressed and marginalized under the 20th century's repressive regimes. Émigrés to Israel reclaims noteworthy works by three composers who escaped Europe under Nazi domination to...
    • Contributor: Wiebe, Tom - Valedepeñas, Joaquin - Raum, Erika - Berard, Marie - Ahfat, Kevin - Dann, Steven
    • Date: 2022-05-24
  • Film, Video
    Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices from The Colburn School The Colburn School's Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices encourages the performance and awareness of music by composers suppressed during the years of the Nazi regime in Europe. Artistic Director James Conlon conducts the school's orchestra in a significant work by the Austrian composer Franz Schreker, known in the early 20th century primarily for his operas. Today his innovative and influential one-movement chamber symphony from...
    • Contributor: Glicklich, Samuel - Lybolt, Andrew - Conlon, James - Millstein, Adam - Meng, Shengyu - Hwang, Bogang - Drake, Cassia - Mo, Nathan - Dollar, Alexa
    • Date: 2022-05-23
  • Film, Video
    Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices Tune in for a conversation with conductor James Conlon, Artistic Director of The Colburn School's Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices; Adam Millstein, curator and producer for this virtual concert by Colburn musicians.
    • Contributor: McLean, Anne - Conlon, James - Plylar, David - Millstein, Adam
    • Date: 2022-05-23
  • Film, Video
    The World of Ptolemy and the Birth of the Cartographic Atlas Explore images of rare atlases printed between 1475 and 1600 being shown together as a complete group for the very first time.
    • Contributor: Dimunation, Mark - Dale, Robin - Hessler, John
    • Date: 2022-05-20
  • Film, Video
    Pillars of Democracy: Churches & Other Civic Institutions The Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center, with the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute, host the Pillars of Democracy series to explore how institutions should work in a functioning society, and grapple with the question of how their decline can be counteracted. This webinar will discuss what is causing once-central features of American life to decline in relevance.
    • Contributor: Yacobucci, Brent - Smarick, Andy - Granberg-Michaelson, Wesley - Skocpol, Theda - Campbell, David
    • Date: 2022-05-19
  • Film, Video
    Afghanistan's Legal Order in Transition: The Possible Path Forward in an Uncertain Environment This webinar explored the ramifications of the Taliban's return to power for the Afghan constitutional and legal systems. Dr. Pasarlay discussed the Taliban's constitutional vision and address what type of a constitution the Taliban may draft for an Afghan society in transition. He also looked at the Taliban's quick re-staffing of the judiciary, and their official conduct regarding Afghanistan's existing laws. Specifically, hints from...
    • Contributor: Ahmad, Tariq - Pasarlay, Shamshad
    • Date: 2022-05-19
  • Film, Video
    A Conversation with Peter Balakian The Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture series was created soon after Mrs. Dadian's bequest (1991) to the Library for the health and maintenance of the Armenian collections and is one of the longest running lecture series in the Library. For the 2022 iteration of the series, the Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division proposes a poetry reading and discussion on erasure,...
    • Contributor: Balakian, Peter - Mouradian, Khachador - Kitchiner, Lanisa
    • Date: 2022-05-16