Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    A Story in Layers: Japanese Woodblock Prints
    Japanese Woodblock Prints
    Clair Cuccio discussed how Japanese woodblock prints are created by means of a network of multiple artists in a process that combines individual expertise and collaborative production.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Asian Division
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Dolly Parton Dedicates Her Imagination Library's 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress
    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
    Singer-songwriter Dolly Parton joined Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden for a presentation of the 100 millionth book in Parton's Imagination Library program, donated to the Library of Congress. The program featured a reading with school children and an announcement about a new literacy collaboration between Parton's program and the Library of Congress. Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a book-gifting organization that has, to date,...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2018
  • Film, Video
    Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers with Chum Ngek Ensemble
    Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers
    The Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers and Chum Ngek Ensemble present a program of classical Khmer dance and music from the Cambodian court repertoire.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Open Arms: Expanding the Cultural Emergency Preparedness Community
    The Cultural Emergency Preparedness Community
    The Library of Congress celebrates Preservation Week with this lecture as the IFLA PAC (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions - Preservation and Conservation) center for the U.S.A. and Canada. This presentation presented details on a variety of new initiatives that are working to broaden cooperation in disaster planning and recovery.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Preservation Directorate
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Mapping the Wilderness of Knowledge: The Card Catalog, Past, Present and Future
    Mapping the Wilderness of Knowledge
    Panelists discussed the challenges of managing the "firehose of information" that is modern library collections, from using printed catalog cards to the development of MARC and BIBFRAME. The event began with an overview of the new book, "The Card Catalog: Cards, Books, and Literary Treasures," co-published by Chronicle Books in association with the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Publishing Office
    • Date: 2017
  • Film, Video
    Artists' Rights & the Digital Marketplace
    Artists' Rights & the Digital Marketplace
    Jazz composer and bandleader Maria Schneider is be joined by singer-songwriter Spree Wilson and music industry veteran John L. Simson for a panel discussion on the linkage between artists' rights and the digital-music marketplace.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Hair Gel & Groupies: Boy Bands in the Library of Congress
    Hair Gel & Groupies: Boy Bands
    Ever wonder how the Library of Congress captures popular culture? One way is through archiving boy band memorabilia. The Library's collections are a hidden trove of books and music related to popular male groups, from the throwback version of barbershop quartets, to recent phenomena like One Direction and the Backstreet Boys.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Islands in the Stream: Cuban Maps from the Past to the Future
    Cuban Maps from Past to Future
    Architect and urban planner Julio Cesar Perez discusses the history of Cuba through cartography, starting with the Juan de la Cosa map of 1500, up to his own Master Plan for XXI Century Havana.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Geography and Map Division
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Improvising a Musical Metropolis: Detroit, 1940s-1960s
    Improvising a Musical Metropolis
    Ethnomusicologist Mark Slobin surveys his research on the musical life of his hometown, Detroit, Michigan, during "my day," the 1940s-60s. He positions his personal experience in the wider panorama of a musically dynamic city of recent immigrants from Europe and migrants from the American South, and addresses the role of the schools and subcultures in shaping Detroit's complex cultural landscape.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Jamie Lee Curtis: "This is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where We Come From"
    Jamie Lee Curtis: This is Me
    Actor and author Jamie Lee Curtis read from her book "This is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Come From," the 11th book in the "This is Me" series for young children.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Queer Iberia: Sexualities & Crossings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
    Queer Iberia
    Josiah Blackmore and Gregory Hutcheson discuss their book "Queer Iberia," which looks at the sexual diversity that proliferated during the period between the 10th and the 16th centuries when political hegemony in the region of Spain and Portugal passed from Muslim to Christian hands.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2016
  • Film, Video
    Religious Freedom & the U.S. Constitution
    Religious Freedom & the Constitution
    In commemoration of Constitution Day, the Law Library of Congress hosted a public program on that examined the right of religious freedom, which is protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Law Library of Congress (U.S.)
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    Dante Alighieri's 750th Birthday Anniversary
    Dante's 750th Birthday
    In partnership with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, the Library hosted a panel discussion of distinguished scholars who spoke about Dante Alighieri's influence on music, American art and popular culture, philosophy, science and the law.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words
    Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words
    Karen Leggett Abouraya discussed her new book, "Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words." Abouraya shared the Nobel Peace Prize winner's story through illustrations and graphics from her book, adding historical photos and maps to put this material in context. As part of Women's History Month, she also brought along teens from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and members of School Girls United organization to share their...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Center for the Book
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    Asian American Literature Today: Viet Thanh Nguyen
    Viet Thanh Nguyen
    Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen read from his new novel, "The Sympathizer," and participated in a moderated discussion with Mimi Khùc of the University of Maryland.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Poetry and Literature Center
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    Library of Congress 101 for Teachers
    Library of Congress 101 for Teachers
    Watch and explore what the Library of Congress has for teachers, including lesson plans and primary source sets, webinars and professional development opportunities, social media channels and more.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    Stories from Lost Archives
    Stories from Lost Archives
    Adam Harrison Levy discusses how to transform research and interviews into compelling narratives when writing.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Veterans History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    President Warren Harding's Love Letters
    President Harding's Love Letters
    A collection of approximately 1,000 pages of love letters between 29th U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, is examined. Historian James D. Robenalt and archivist Karen Linn Femia shared their impressions about the Harding-Phillips correspondence and what they reveal about Harding's character and political views; his relationship with his wife; and implications for national security during World War I,...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    The Future of Web Archiving
    Future of Web Archiving
    The web is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, and although more organizations than ever are preserving web content, preservation of and access to archived content remains challenging on many fronts. This panel provided an opportunity to reflect not only where we are today, but the future of web archiving, featuring brief presentations by experts working in the field. Presenters included Stephen Abrams (California...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Rebel Music: Race, Empire & the New Muslim Youth Culture
    Rebel Music & the New Muslim Youth Culture
    Hisham D. Aidi discusses his widely acclaimed new book that examines how hip-hop, jazz and reggae play crucial roles in the global Muslim youth culture.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Winyo: Benga & Traditional Music from Kenya
    Benga & Traditional Music from Kenya
    Winyo performs traditional Luo songs infused with witty storylines, Afro fusion, Afro jazz, and Benga (a mix of contemporary music with traditional Kenyan Luo music in which the guitar is played to mimic a Luo eight-string lyre called a nyatiti). Winyo sings in Dholuo, Swahili and English.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Plant Hunters
    Plant Hunters
    Connie Carter describes the work of the intrepid group of scientists from the U.S. and beyond who traveled the world collecting plants to enrich botanical knowledge and their nations' gardens.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video
    Flory Jagoda: The Celebration Concert
    Flory Jagoda: The Celebration Concert
    This concert celebrates Flory Jagoda's internationally recognized career as singer, composer and teacher of Sephardic song and will honor her role as "keeper of the flame" for preserving, perpetuating, and expanding this venerable Jewish cultural tradition. Family members and musical colleagues and from the Washington, D.C., area and beyond joined Jagoda to perform the songs that she has taught them in her quest to...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Jagoda, Flory - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2013
  • Film, Video
    Sea Monsters on Medieval & Renaissance Maps
    Sea Monsters on Medieval & Renaissance Maps
    A discussion on the representations of sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
  • Film, Video
    Authenticity of Print Materials
    Authenticity of Print Materials
    Specialists, conservators, scientists, booksellers and private collectors who are on the cutting edge of research on printing techniques, paper manufacture, binding construction and typography convened at the Library of Congress for a symposium on authenticity. One of the most difficult subjects facing today's collection-development programs is judging the genuineness of printed materials. For nearly 10 years, the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2013