Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Rhapsody in Blue at 100 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" turned 100 on Feb. 12, 2024. First performed in New York, it has become a motif of the nation's creative spirit. The Library of Congress, home to George and Ira Gershwin's papers, presents this short tribute video from performers around the country, from dancers and pianists, from a high school orchestra and a pro football player, from New York...
    • Date: 2024-02-12
  • Film, Video
    2024 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize: Elton John & Bernie Taupin Elton John and Bernie Taupin, one of the great songwriting duos of all time, will be the 2024 recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The prize is named for another legendary songwriting team, George and Ira Gershwin, whose papers are held by the Library. John and Taupin will be honored with a tribute concert in Washington, D.C., that will...
    • Contributor: Taupin, Bernie - John, Elton
    • Date: 2024-01-30
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Charly Lowry Singer-songwriter Charly Lowry speaks with Stephen Winick and Megan Nicholas from the American Folklife Center. An Indigenous woman from Pembroke, North Carolina belonging to the Lumbee and Tuscarora Tribes, Lowry considers her work a platform for raising awareness around issues that plague underdeveloped and underserved Native communities. Lowry is a songwriter who accompanies herself on acoustic and electric guitars and Native American hand drum....
    • Contributor: Nicholas, Megan - Lowry, Charly - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2024-01-18
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with the Goldmund Quartet and Philip Kass Members of the Goldmund Quartet speak with the Library's Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford and guest Philip Kass, a respected expert, appraiser, consultant and writer about fine classic stringed instruments and bows. The Goldmund Quartet performed on the famed "Paganini Quartet" of Stradivari instruments collected by Niccolò Paganini. Topics include the special instruments used for the concert, as well as the program that included works by...
    • Contributor: Vandory, Christoph - Adt, Pinchas - Schötz, Florian - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn - Paratore, Raphael - Kass, Philip
    • Date: 2024-01-12
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Frederic and Molly Kellogg Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut interviewed Frederic and Molly Kellogg about their thoughts on the importance of studying jurisprudence and what led them to approach the Library of Congress with the idea to create the Biennial Kellogg Lecture in Jurisprudence.
    • Contributor: Kellogg, Molly - Kellogg, Frederic - Bulut, Aslihan
    • Date: 2024-01-11
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Dalí Quartet and Ricardo Morales Members of the Dalí Quartet join Ricardo Morales and the Library's Claudia Morales for a preconcert conversation.
    • Contributor: Rubio, Carlos - Isaacman-Beck, Ari - Morales, Jesús - Linares, Adriana - Morales, Ricardo
    • Date: 2023-12-18
  • Film, Video
    Apply for the 2024 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Hear from past winners and honorees about how they define literacy and what receiving a Library of Congress Literacy Award means to their organization. The Library invites nonprofit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States or abroad to apply for the 2024 Literacy Awards. Award recipients can receive up to $150,000. The 2024 application period opens on January...
    • Date: 2023-12-15
  • Film, Video
    Library of Congress Chorale 50th Anniversary Concert The Library of Congress Chorale celebrates its 50th year with a performance of Schubert's Mass in G Major and special holiday songs.
    • Contributor: Library of Congress Chorale
    • Date: 2023-12-14
  • Film, Video
    Library of Congress Holiday Celebration Celebrate the holiday season with musical performances, poetry readings, and story time with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
    • Contributor: Becker, Rachel - Hayden, Carla D. - Grant, Jannie - Olabanji, Jummy
    • Date: 2023-12-14
  • Film, Video
    2023 National Film Registry Announcement The 2023 Library of Congress National Film Registry announces its 25 inductees in this sizzle reel. It features hit films such as "Home Alone," "Apollo 13," "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," "Love & Basketball" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," as well as independent and influential films such as "12 Years a Slave," "Matewan," "Maya Lin: A Strong, Clear Vision" and "Alambrista!" Artists such as Spike...
    • Date: 2023-12-13
  • Film, Video
    Proyecto de Historia de los Veteranos: Estás invitado (español) La Biblioteca del Congreso lo invita a visitar el sitio web renovado del Proyecto de Historia de los Veteranos, donde el público puede acceder a relatos de primera mano compartidos por veteranos militares estadounidenses. Vea este video para aprender cómo buscar colecciones en el sitio web es fácil y se puede completar en unos pocos pasos. Realizar una búsqueda sencilla de la colección es...
    • Contributor: Narrador
    • Date: 2023-12-01
  • Film, Video
    Veterans History Project: You're Invited (English) The Library of Congress invites you to visit the revamped website of the Veterans History Project, where firsthand accounts shared by U.S. military veterans are accessible to the public. View this video to learn how searching the collections on the website is easy and can be completed in a few steps. Performing a simple search of the collection is easy. First, go to LOC.gov/vets....
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2023-12-01
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah Two-time Edison award-winner and six-time Grammy nominee Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott) speaks with the Library's Claudia Morale.
    • Contributor: Adjuah, Chief Xian Atunde
    • Date: 2023-12-01
  • Film, Video
    DC: Fifty Years of Home Rule To commemorate the 50th anniversary of home rule in the District of Columbia, the Library sponsored a panel discussion on "50 Years of Home Rule" moderated by WAMU's Kojo Nnamdi ("The Politics Hour") and featuring Tom Sherwood (longtime D.C. journalist and co-author of "Dream City: Race, Power and the Decline of Washington D.C."), Judy Richardson (co-founder of the Drum and Spear Bookstore and "Eyes...
    • Contributor: Nnamdi, Kojo - Sherwood, Tom - Musgrove, G. Derek - Richardson, Judy - Sommers, Kyla
    • Date: 2023-11-30
  • Film, Video
    Home Rule at 50: Mambo Sauce Performance To commemorate the 50th anniversary of home rule in the District of Columbia, the Library sponsored a performance by go-go band "Mambo Sauce."
    • Contributor: Mambo Sauce
    • Date: 2023-11-30
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Escher Quartet and Jason Vieaux Members of the Escher Quartet and guitarist Jason Vieaux join the Library's Anne McLean in this pre-concert conversation.
    • Contributor: Escher Quartet - Vieaux, Jason
    • Date: 2023-11-29
  • Film, Video
    Swahili Resources at Library of Congress This video provides a dynamic overview and orientation to Swahili-language materials found at the Library of Congress, offered in Swahili by reference specialist Melanie Zeck. The video comes out of an ongoing collaboration that Zeck has pursued with CHAUKIDU (Global Association for the Promotion of Swahili) leadership and Swahili language scholars/learners that serves to engage Swahili speakers with the Library's collections and resources.
    • Contributor: Zeck, Melanie
    • Date: 2023-11-29
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Richard O'Neill and Jeremy Denk Violist Richard O'Neill and pianist Jeremy Denk speak with the Library's Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford and David Plylar about the music they performed at the Library of Congress. Topics included Schumann, Hindemith, Bach and Clarke, as well as the Tuscan-Medici Stradivari viola played in the concert.
    • Contributor: O'Neill, Richard - Denk, Jeremy
    • Date: 2023-11-20
  • Film, Video
    A Love Letter to Leonard Bernstein from Wife Felicia Leonard Bernstein himself started giving the Library of Congress his music manuscripts in the 1950s. After Bernstein's death in 1990, his estate and family donated hundreds of thousands of additional items, providing the bulk of the collection, which now also includes: correspondence, writings, photographs, business papers, fan mail, datebooks, even his wedding suit and the suit he wore at his unexpected debut conducting the...
    • Contributor: Horowitz, Mark
    • Date: 2023-11-17
  • Film, Video
    An Evening with Simon Schama and Atul Gawande Writer, surgeon and public health leader Atul Gawande joined writer and public intellectual Simon Schama to discuss Schama's latest book, "Foreign Bodies: Pandemics, Vaccines and the Health of Nations." The conversation explored the complex and surprising history of pandemics in the 18th and 19th centuries and its relevance to our current struggles with COVID-19 today.
    • Contributor: Gawande, Atul - Schama, Simon
    • Date: 2023-11-16
  • Film, Video
    'Mascot' and Native American Heritage To celebrate Native American Heritage Month, renowned children's authors Traci Sorrell and Charles Waters discussed their book "Mascot," dealing with a community grappling with their school's mascot: is it tradition, or does it need an update? How do we resolve the ways that Native Americans are portrayed in history books vs. their lived experiences and contemporary lives?
    • Contributor: Sorrell, Traci - Waters, Charles
    • Date: 2023-11-16
  • Film, Video
    A Big Deal: The Role of Heresthetic in Negotiating the Affordable Care Act of 2010 The Kluge Center's Kevin Butterfield interviewed Kluge Fellow in Congressional Policymaking Alex P. Smith on the events that produced the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and identified negotiation strategies used to overcome stalemate in the U.S. Congress.
    • Contributor: Butterfield, Kevin - Smith, Alex
    • Date: 2023-11-16
  • Film, Video
    Didier Mutel: From the Rosetta Stone to the United States of Acid Since 1793, the Atelier Remond in France has been printing books, etchings, and engravings. Artist, master printmaker, and current studio manager Didier Mutel will use his projects "United States of Acid" and "Birds of Acid" to consider why the slow and obsolete process of etching and engraving still challenges and inspires us today. This talk is a rare opportunity to engage with one of...
    • Contributor: Cloud, Gerald W. - Mutel, Didier - Stillo, Stephanie
    • Date: 2023-11-16
  • Film, Video
    Qohelet-Ecclesiastes: Searching for a Life Worth Living The event celebrated and shared the book, "Qohelet: Searching for a Life Worth Living," with illuminations and commentary by Debra Band and philosophical commentary by Menahem Fisch. The book provides an artistic and philosophical re-interpretation of the Book of Ecclesiastes.
    • Contributor: Fisch, Menahem - Band, Debra
    • Date: 2023-11-15
  • Film, Video
    GIS Day 2023: Climate Cartographies Geography enthusiasts, teachers, students and professionals celebrate GIS Day across the globe with community events to highlight the benefits of geospatial science and technology in addressing the world's challenges. This year speakers from the Library's observance of GIS Day highlighted the role that geospatial data and GIS technologies can play to create positive change in the face of humanitarian challenges all around the globe....
    • Date: 2023-11-15