Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Veterans History Project Art Showcase: Occupational Poetry As a part of a Veterans History Project art showcase, a panel of occupational poets read and discussed their work. Occupational poetry is a category of verbal art in the form of folk poetry that is anchored in communities of work, often manifesting in the everyday settings of jobs and employment. Folklore scholarship and fieldwork has focused on the poetic traditions within a narrow...
    • Contributor: Quinlan, Vess - Brooks, Jerry - Jones, Bill - Hermansen, Meezie
    • Date: 2019-11-06
  • Film, Video
    Engaging Our Veterans to Preserve Their Histories Staff of the Library's Veterans History Project and Preservation Directorate discuss how the Library collects, preserves, and makes accessible the first-hand accounts American veterans so that future generations may better understand the realities of war.
    • Contributor: Telford, Rachel - Nadal, Jacob - Edwards, Gwenanne - Lloyd, Karen - Evers, Jennifer
    • Date: 2018-04-23
  • Film, Video
    Preserving Your Memories: Traditional & Digital Albums & Scrapbooks Conservators highlight basic preservation measures one can do at home for long-lasting albums and scrapbooks; enumerate the pros and cons of dismantling old scrapbooks and albums in poor condition; and discuss how to address condition problems. Digital archivists cover preservation considerations for digital scrapbooks and albums. Staff from the Library's Veterans History Project share information on how to participate in the Project.
    • Date: 2013-04-22
  • Film, Video
    Preserving Your Memories: Traditional & Digital Albums & Scrapbooks Conservators highlighted basic preservation measures one can do at home for long-lasting albums and scrapbooks. They enumerated the pros and cons of dismantling old scrapbooks and albums in poor condition and discussed how to address condition problems. Digital archivists covered preservation considerations for digital scrapbooks and albums and staff from the Library's Veterans History Project shared information on how to participate in the Project.
    • Date: 2013-04-24
  • Film, Video
    Preserving Your Memories: Traditional & Digital Albums & Scrapbooks. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Conservators highlight basic preservation measures one can do at home for long-lasting albums and scrapbooks; enumerate the pros and cons of dismantling old scrapbooks and albums in poor condition; and discuss how to address condition problems. Digital archivists cover preservation considerations for digital scrapbooks and albums. Staff from the Library's Veterans History Project share information on how to participate in the Project.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Preservation Directorate
    • Date: 2013
  • Film, Video
    Preserving Your Memories: Traditional & Digital Albums & Scrapbooks. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Conservators highlighted basic preservation measures one can do at home for long-lasting albums and scrapbooks. They enumerated the pros and cons of dismantling old scrapbooks and albums in poor condition and discussed how to address condition problems. Digital archivists covered preservation considerations for digital scrapbooks and albums and staff from the Library's Veterans History Project shared information on how to participate in the Project.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Library of Congress. Preservation Directorate
    • Date: 2013
  • Film, Video
    "Code Girls" Reunion New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy discussed her book "Code Girls: The Untold Story of the Women Code Breakers of World War II." Mundy used Library collections to provide her with overall background information and context when writing the book, and featured a few women veterans from the Library's Veterans History Project collections. That event, coupled with the book's increasing popularity, started a...
    • Contributor: Mundy, Liza - Tipton, Nancy - Nye, Bill - Embree, Suzanne
    • Date: 2019-03-22
  • Film, Video
    The Road Back: Poetry & Literature Reading In honor of Veterans Day, the Library sponsored a series of readings on the veterans' "road back," focusing on the use of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction as a means of coping with service experience. Poets Bill Jones, Vess Quinlan, Dave Richmond and Bruce Weigl discussed their favorite World War I writers and shared selections of their work.
    • Contributor: Quinlan, Vess - Jones, Bill - Richmond, Dave - Weigl, Bruce
    • Date: 2018-11-10
  • Film, Video
    Dog Tags: History, Stories & Folklore of Military Identification The 100th anniversary of the official use of American personal identity tags, affectionately known as "dog tags," recently passed without fanfare. Dog tags are highly personal items to warriors of every service and to their families as well. Each dog tag carries its own human-interest story. The acts of receiving the dog tag, hanging it around the neck, and feeling it against the body...
    • Contributor: Cucolo, Ginger
    • Date: 2012-01-26
  • Film, Video
    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
    • Date: 2012-04-12
  • Film, Video
    Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964: Memory, Legacy & the Way Forward The launch of the Civil Rights History Project (CRHP) website was highlighted during this symposium, with remarks by Roberta Shaffer, Rex Ellis, Betsy Peterson, Guha Shankar and Kate Stewart. Following the launch, Wesley Hogan moderated a panel session featuring four African American freedom rights activists discussing their experiences in organizing the Mississippi Freedom Summer project in 1964 and the legacy of their work in...
    • Contributor: Moses, Robert Parris - Peterson, Elizabeth - Cobb Jr., Charles E. - Hogan, Wesley - Ladner, Joyce - Stewart, Kate - Shaffer, Roberta - Ladner, Dorie - Ellis, Rex - Shankar, Guha
    • Date: 2014-05-19
  • Film, Video
    Work & Transformation: Panels 5, 6 & 7 This symposium featured presentations by the 2010 recipients of the American Folklife Center's Archie Green Fellowships on their research and documentation of the culture and traditions of American workers in New York, Idaho, and Louisiana. Panels also included representatives of community-based documentation projects supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services concerning the role of America's libraries and museums as vibrant centers for...
    • Contributor: McCarl, Robert - Barr, Christina L. - Taft, Michael - Popovich, Mark - Rothstein, Donna S. - Groce, Nancy - Ray, Joyce - Chute, Mary L. - Zeitlin, Steven - Correa, Jennifer - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2010-12-07
  • Film, Video
    The Inspiring Life of Héctor P. García Cecilia García-Akers discusses her book about her father, "The Inspiring Life of Héctor P. García."
    • Contributor: García-Akers, Cecilia
    • Date: 2016-05-20
  • Film, Video
    The Album in the Age of Photography As photography became an increasingly accessible medium in the 20th century, the popularity of the photographic album exploded, yielding a wonderful range of objects made for varying purposes -- to memorialize, document (officially or unofficially), promote or educate and sometimes simply to channel creative energy. Verna Posever Curtis traces the rise of the album from the turn of the last century to the present...
    • Contributor: Curtis, Verna Posever
    • Date: 2011-06-03
  • Film, Video
    Breath of Life Collections Orientation An orientation for Native American researchers on using Library of Congress collections.
    • Date: 2017-05-31
  • Film, Video
    Americans' Forgotten Love Affair with Opera Scholar Katherine Preston looks at the prevalence of English-language opera productions in the United States in the 19th century (and the women who were the managers of many companies), and debunks the myth that only the elite attended operatic productions. Much of the preliminary research for this talk was done at the Library of Congress, utilizing its stellar collection of American music periodicals from...
    • Contributor: Preston, Katherine
    • Date: 2019-04-16