Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) Data Jam Led by LC Labs, the Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) initiative is an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-supported endeavor to pilot ways to combine cutting-edge technology and the collections of the largest library in the world, to support digital research at scale. The Data Jam event featured presentations from seven experienced cultural heritage data professionals about their experiences accessing and analyzing data in...
    • Contributor: Straup Cope, Aaron - J. Manchester, Eileen - Conklin, Judith - Allen, Laurie - Dombrowski, Quinn - Nomura, Nichole - Van Strien, Daniel - Sherratt, Tim - Leblanc, Zoe - Dooley, Chase - Mohanty, Vikram - Ferriter, Meghan - Garfinkel, Susan
    • Date: 2022-11-25
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Gordon Henry Jr. This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Jr., Gordon Henry
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Edgar Gabriel Silex This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Silex, Edgar Gabriel
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Deborah A. Miranda This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Miranda, Deborah A.
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Elise Paschen This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Paschen, Elise
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Esther Belin This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Belin, Esther
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Denise Low This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate--namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Low, Denise
    • Date: 2022-11-22
  • Film, Video
    REPLENISH and Nourishing Neighbors through Community Food Equity This film profiles REPLENISH, Middlesex County's network of over 160 food pantries, food banks and soup kitchens, which received and distributed more than 4.7 million pounds of food last year. With more than 832,000 residents, Middlesex is New Jersey's second largest and fourth most diverse and densely populated county. While overall, the county is considered above the median income of the state, several communities...
    • Contributor: Apostol, Jennifer
    • Date: 2022-11-16
  • Film, Video
    Native American Heritage Month Feature: Heid Erdrich This 2022 Native American Heritage Month feature highlights Native poets who participated in Joy Harjo's closing events as U.S. Poet Laureate - namely, poets affiliated with the In-Na-Po: Indigenous Nations Poets retreat.
    • Contributor: Erdrich, Heid
    • Date: 2022-11-14
  • Film, Video
    Multigenerational Ukrainian Foodways with Roman Kovbasniuk Central and Northern New Jersey are home to some of the first Ukrainian communities established in the U.S., and generations of Ukrainian families have continued carrying on Ukraine's wide variety of traditional arts, including embroidery, pysanky and foodways. This film features, Roman Kovbasniuk, a "1.5 generation" Ukrainian-American cook who adds his own layer of meaning to his family recipe. After enjoying the traditional foods...
    • Contributor: Kovbasniuk, Roman - Moratti, Carolina
    • Date: 2022-11-09
  • Film, Video
    Made at the Library: "Madwoman" by Louisa Treger Louisa Treger discusses her novel, "Madwoman," based on the life of trailblazing journalist, Nellie Bly, who faked madness and had herself committed to a lunatic asylum in order to expose the dreadful conditions. Louisa will also talk about how she used the resources at the Library of Congress to research this spellbinding story. ?Made at the Library is an event series highlighting works inspired...
    • Contributor: Treger, Louisa - Thomas, Deborah - Paranick, Amber
    • Date: 2022-11-09
  • Film, Video
    2022 Library of Congress Literacy Awards The Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program honors nonprofit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States or abroad. This short video highlights the 2022 Library of Congress Literacy Awards winners and honorees. Learn more about the inspiring and innovative work of Street Child (2022 David M. Rubenstein Prize recipient), Make Way for Books (2022 American Prize recipient), and...
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2022-11-04
  • Film, Video
    Folklife, Foodways, and Women's Empowerment in Afghanistan This film highlights the work of Nasrin Rafiq, a longtime director of USAID's women's empowerment programs in Afghanistan, moved to the U.S. in 2017. She talks about the ways traditional arts and knowledge fueled economic development for Afghanistan's women, and how specialty dishes like Qabuli Pulao and Shir Berenj reinforce community values. She joins host Carolina Moratti of the Share Your Foodways initiative of...
    • Contributor: Rafiq, Nasrin - Moratti, Carolina
    • Date: 2022-11-02
  • Film, Video
    Mapping the Electoral Demographics of the United States by John Hessler The Library welcomes Friends of the Library of Congress, Phillips Society, and Washington Map Society members for a discussion on Mapping U.S. elections through History by John Hessler.
    • Contributor: Dale, Robin - Hessler, John
    • Date: 2022-10-27
  • Film, Video
    The Tree of Democratic Liberty: 2022 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprude The Tree of Democratic Liberty: 2022 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence. Dr. Jeffrey Stout presents his lecture, "The Tree of Democratic Liberty." As Dr. Stout explains: At a time when the United States electorate is sharply divided, it is an apt moment for a lecture on liberty: what the founders actually understood by liberty, the historical roots of this...
    • Contributor: Stout, Jeffrey - Bulut, Aslihan - R. Kellogg, Frederic
    • Date: 2022-10-27
  • Film, Video
    Will Work for Maps The Library welcomes Friends of the Library of Congress, Phillips Society, and Washington Map Society members for a discussion on maps by Laura McElfresh.
    • Contributor: McElfresh, Laura - Meehan, Jennifer - Katz, Jeffrey - Grim, Ronald
    • Date: 2022-10-27
  • Film, Video
    30 Years of Goosebumps and Magic Tree House with R.L. Stine and Mary Pope Osbourne Get in a Halloween mood with beloved authors R.L. Stine (master of spookiness and spine-tingles) and Mary Pope Osborne (wizard of imagination and adventure) at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Roszak, Lauren - Stine, R.L. - Windham, Henry - Osborne, Mary Pope - Valentine, Monica - McWhorter, Kareena - Smith, Clay
    • Date: 2022-10-22
  • Film, Video
    Visions of Brazil The Carvalho Monteiro Collection at the Library of Congress and the Oliveira Lima Library at the Catholic University of America are two of the most valuable Luso-Brazilian collections in the world. This event will focus on the provenance histories of the collections, the work currently occurring to bring them to the public's attention, and underscore the collections' meanings in the terms of U.S.-Brazil relations.
    • Contributor: Forster Jr., Nestor - Lopes, Francisco Duarte - Schadl, Suzanne - De Mello, Duilia - Lopes, Livia - Haspo, Beatriz
    • Date: 2022-10-13
  • Film, Video
    A Celebration of the Investiture of Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court This event features an interview with Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin by the Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden concerning Dean Brown-Nagin's book, "Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality." The event will also feature musical performances by the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Concert Choir, Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of...
    • Contributor: Brown-Nagin, Tomiko - Bulut, Aslihan - Jackson, Ketanji Brown - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-09-30
  • Film, Video
    U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón Opening Reading Ada Limón gives her inaugural reading as the 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, with an introduction by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The historic reading marks the beginning of Limón's laureateship, and it traditionally launches the Library's literary season.
    • Contributor: Limón, Ada - Casper, Rob - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-09-29
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco is a trio playing the traditional music of Northeastern Mexico, known as Son Huasteco or Huapango music. Son Huasteco music is built around two small guitars, the jarana and the quinta, as well as the violin and the voice. Son Huasteco singing employs a distinctive falsetto style. Improvisation plays a strong role in this music, with each group adding their own...
    • Contributor: Herbertz, Armando - Zúñiga, Eloy - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2022-09-28
  • Film, Video
    Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco Tlacuatzin Son Huasteco is a trio playing the traditional music of Northeastern Mexico, known as Son Huasteco or Huapango music. Son Huasteco music is built around two small guitars, the jarana and the quinta, as well as the violin and the voice. Son Huasteco singing employs a distinctive falsetto style. Improvisation plays a strong role in this music, with each group adding their own...
    • Contributor: Züniga, Eloy - Pérez, Yuyutlztin - Zavala, Manolo
    • Date: 2022-09-28
  • Film, Video
    A Conversation with Nikki Giovanni Nikki Giovanni debuts her new picture book "A Library," in which she and Illustrator Erin K. Robinson "craft an ode to the magic of a library as a place not only for knowledge but also for imagination, exploration, and escape."
    • Contributor: Robinson, Erin - Giovanni, Nikki - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2022-09-27
  • Film, Video
    Lizzo at the Library Professional singer and musician Lizzo visits the flute vault at the Library of Congress, which contains nearly 1,700 flutes and other wind instruments. She capped her visit with an impromptu performance with one of the flutes in the Great Hall of the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Lizzo
    • Date: 2022-09-26
  • Film, Video
    Ian McEwan: The Journey of Life in "Lessons" Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of "Atonement" and "Amsterdam," will discuss his latest novel, "Lessons," with the Library's Literary Director, Clay Smith. Ian McEwan's works have earned him worldwide critical acclaim. He won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories, "First Love, Last Rites"; the Whitbread Novel Award (1987) and the Prix Fémina Etranger (1993) for "The Child...
    • Contributor: Smith, Clay - McEwan, Ian
    • Date: 2022-09-22