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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    '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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
  • Film, Video
    'Native America: Language Is Life' Panel Discussion From Hollywood films on the big screen to sacred writing deep within the Earth, from long-lost voices captured in wax cylinders, Native people are fighting to keep their languages and ways of life alive. Though many of the approximately 170 Native languages spoken across the United States remain at risk today, it is a time of hope. A revolutionary effort to revitalize traditional languages...
    • Contributor: Soctomah, Donald - Glassman, Gary - Golding, Daniel - Shankar, Guha - Himmelreich, Jennifer Johns
    • Date: 2023-11-09
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    Charly Lowry: Lumbee-Tuscarora Singer and Songwriter Charly Lowry is a dynamic singer-songwriter from Pembroke, North Carolina. An Indigenous woman belonging to the Lumbee and Tuscarora Tribes, sheconsiders 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. She earned a semi-finalist spot on season 3 of American...
    • Contributor: Rugala, Gary - Lowry, Charly - Mackay, Andrew Ferrier - Miller, Derek
    • Date: 2023-11-09
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    Shakespeare Everywhere Festival Concert Enjoy a wide-ranging concert of Shakespeare-inspired music featuring the Cafritz Young Artists of the Washington National Opera as part of the citywide Shakespeare Everywhere Festival. Performers included Teresa Perrotta, Kresley Figueroa, Tiffany Choe, Winona Martin, Sahel Salam, Justin Burgess, Nicole Cloutier and Pei-Hsuan Lin and was co-sponsored with Washington National Opera. WNO presented Charles Gounod's masterwork Roméo et Juliette in November 2023, and this...
    • Date: 2023-11-09
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    Armenian Print Tradition in the Early Modern Period From 1512, when the first Armenian printed codex appeared in Venice, to the end of the early modern period in 1800, Armenian presses operated in 19 locations across the Armenian diaspora. Sebouh Aslanian explores why certain books were published at certain times, how books were sold across the diaspora, who read them, and how the printed word helped fashion a new collective identity for...
    • Contributor: Aslania, Sebouh
    • Date: 2023-11-08
  • Film, Video
    Veterans History Project: Your Story If you're an LGBTQ+ veteran, your memories are important. Share your story with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, where firsthand accounts from U.S. military veterans are preserved and made accessible for researchers and future generations. Visit loc.gov/vets today to submit your stories, photographs and documents.
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2023-11-08
  • Film, Video
    Proyecto de historia de los veteranos: su historia Si eres un veterano LGBTQ+, tus recuerdos son importantes. Comparta su historia con el Proyecto de Historia de los Veteranos de la Biblioteca del Congreso, donde se conservan relatos de primera mano de veteranos militares de los Estados Unidos y se ponen a disposición de investigadores y generaciones futuras. Visite loc.gov/vets hoy para enviar sus historias, fotografías y documentos.
    • Contributor: Narrador
    • Date: 2023-11-08
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    Arthur A. Houghton & the Founding of Harvard's Houghton Library What does Harvard University's rare book library have to do with the Library of Congress? Gary Fitzpatrick discusses Arthur A. Houghton and a forgotten episode in Library of Congress history.
    • Contributor: Fitzpatrick, Gary
    • Date: 2023-11-07
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    El Camino del Mole a New Orleans El Camino del Mole a New Orleans chronicles the story of Ivan Castillo, originally from Veracruz, who immigrated to New Orleans after Katrina. He began working in clean up and reconstruction but soon moved to the restaurant industry. He worked in multiple kitchens, then as head cook in a Honduran-owned restaurant. In pursuit of more autonomy, he opened a street food vending business in...
    • Contributor: Gissela Maldonado, Saira - Cortez, Ivan Castillo - Flores, Gilberto - Donnelly, Briyith
    • Date: 2023-11-07
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    El Camino del Pan a Baltimore El Camino del Pan a Baltimore chronicles the life of José Vargas, owner of a bakery and taqueria located in Highlandtown, a neighborhood in East Baltimore. Vargas migrated to Baltimore from Huaquechula, Mexico and decided to build on his family tradition of baking bread. Jos??'s story began in Mexico with his family's bakery, but after arriving in Baltimore he established a business selling Mexican...
    • Contributor: Vargas, José
    • Date: 2023-11-07
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    Chris Beckett & Alemu Tebeje UK-based poets and translators Chris Beckett and Alemu Tebeje (in conversation with Ethiopica area specialist Fentahun Tiruneh and African section head Edward Miner) discuss their recently published edited anthology, "Songs We Learn From Trees: An Anthology of Ethiopian Amharic Poetry." The first anthology of Amharic poetry in English translation, "Songs" was shortlisted for the 2021 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry.
    • Contributor: Tebeje, Alemu - Beckett, Chris - Miner, Edward - Tiruneh, Fentahun
    • Date: 2023-11-03
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    Lesia Maruschak: When a Book Holds Your Memory To mark the 90th anniversary of the Holodomor, 1932-1933 famine-genocide in Soviet Ukraine, artist Lesia Maruschak spoke about her ongoing exploration of memory surrounding this historic event, titled Project MARIA. The project has been hailed by the National Holodomor Genocide Museum (Kyiv, Ukraine) as one of the most important visual arts exhibitions addressing the famine-genocide in Soviet Ukraine.
    • Contributor: Maruschak, Lesia - Stillo, Stephanie
    • Date: 2023-11-02
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    Conversation with Lakecia Benjamin Lakecia Benjamin, 2023 Jazz Scholar Fellow and mini-residency performer at the Library of Congress, discusses her music and career. Her talent has been recognized by the Downbeat Critics Poll, which voted her as "Rising Star Alto Saxophonist" in 2020, and the Jazz Journalists Association, which named her the "Up and Coming Artist of the Year." Her recent work include a tribute to Alice and...
    • Contributor: Benjamin, Lakecia
    • Date: 2023-11-01
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    Access the Digital Stacks On-Site at the Library of Congress Did you know at the Library of Congress, you can access rights-restricted items, such as books, e-journals, newspapers, maps and films, through the on-site digital stacks? In this step-by-step video, we will show you how you can expand your access to the incredible resources at the Library, by accessing the digital stacks.
    • Contributor: Nappier, Marcus
    • Date: 2023-11-01
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    Conversation on 'All the Light We Cannot See' A conversation with Anthony Doerr, author of "All the Light We Cannot See," director Shawn Levy and producer Joe Strechay to coincide with the Netflix limited series based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
    • Contributor: Levy, Shawn - Strechay, Joe - Doerr, Anthony - Broughton, Jason
    • Date: 2023-11-01
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    Belinda Huijuan Tang: Exploring Familial and National History in a Fictional Lens Belinda Huijuan Tang, author of the 2022 novel "A Map for the Missing" talked about her endeavor as a writer to recover the dreams and agency of individuals in turbulent political times, in a talk on "The Personal and Political: Exploring Familial and National History in a Fictional Lens."
    • Contributor: Tang, Belinda Huijuan
    • Date: 2023-10-27
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    A Conversation with Louise Penny Louise Penny, author of the award-winning Armand Gamache series of murder mysteries, discusses the habitants of Three Pines with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
    • Contributor: Penny, Louise - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2023-10-26
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    Murder, They Wrote Melissa Adelman ("What the Neighbors Saw"), Nick Medina ("Sisters of the Lost Nation") and Sarah Pekkanen ("Gone Tonight") talk about how they concoct murders in their novels.
    • Contributor: Pekkanen, Sarah - Medina, Nick - Adelman, Melissa - Woodard, Desiree
    • Date: 2023-10-26
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    Ernesto Capello: Mapping Mountains Ernesto Capello, professor of Latin American history at Macalester College and author of books and articles on maps and geography, discusses his new book on the challenges of mapping mountains throughout history.
    • Contributor: Capello, Ernesto
    • Date: 2023-10-26
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    Brent Lane on John White's 1585 Map of North Carolina Edward Brent Lane, a professor at Ohio University and a fellow at the Global Research Institute of the University of North Carolina, discusses John White's 1585 map of North Carolina's outer banks.
    • Contributor: Lane, Edward Brent
    • Date: 2023-10-26
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    Carla Hayden in Conversation with Sir Roly Keating The chief executive of the British Library and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden discuss how national libraries are vital to connecting and engaging with users, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the British Library.
    • Contributor: Keating, Roly - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2023-10-25
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    Europe and the Middle East through the Lens of David "Chim" Seymour Photojournalist David "Chim" Seymour (1911-1956) was a leading contributor to human-interest reportage of the mid-20th century, documenting the turmoil of war across Europe and the Middle East and conveying hope for a peaceful future. Earlier this year Chim's nephew, Ben Shneiderman, built upon the David "Chim" Seymour photograph collection at the Library of Congress by donating an additional 173 of his uncle's pictures. Shneiderman...
    • Contributor: Shneiderman, Ben
    • Date: 2023-10-25
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    Spotlight on the John Edward Stavast Collection John Stavast was a veteran of both World War II and the Vietnam. Stavast was shot down over North Vietnam on September 17, 1967, and was held as a Prisoner of War at six different prison camps including what was known as the Hanoi Hilton. It is from his time at this prison camp that some of his items are from, including a roster...
    • Contributor: Harris, Megan - Rogers, Owen
    • Date: 2023-10-23
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    Delilah S. Dawson & Kayvion Lewis: Locked Rooms and Deadly Heists Authors Kayvion Lewis and Delilah S. Dawson talk about how their characters make their ways through mysteries that start fun but have high stakes. In Lewis' new novel "Thieves' Gambit," Ross, part of an elite family of thieves, is facing the Thieves' Gambit, a dangerous international heist that will grant one wish to the winner. In Dawson's "Midnight at the Houdini," Anna's always been...
    • Contributor: Dawson, Delilah S. - Lewis, Kayvion
    • Date: 2023-10-21
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    Jerry Spinelli and Ben Hatke: The Spooky Things Just Out of Sight At this fun and spooky event, we'll meet Worm from legendary children's writer Jerry Spinelli's new novel "Dead Wednesday." We'll also meet Milo from Ben Hatke's graphic novel "Things in the Basement." Worm and Milo have major issues to worry about, like when Worm has to ponder how to deal with the ghost girl who makes herself a cozy home inside his head. Milo...
    • Contributor: Hatke, Ben - Ashour, Rachelle - Spinelli, Jerry
    • Date: 2023-10-21
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    An Evening with Ann Patchett and Kate DiCamillo Writers Ann Patchett and Kate DiCamillo are major fans of one another's books, so much so that Patchett wrote an essay in the New York Times in 2020 declaring that although she initially meant to read just one of DiCamillo's books, "in the end I read them all because I wanted to keep the genius of Kate DiCamillo in my head." Patchett's latest novel...
    • Contributor: Dicamillo, Kate - Patchett, Ann
    • Date: 2023-10-19
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    Conversation with Meta4 Members of Meta4 speak with the Library's David Plylar about their quartet and their program at the Library. The discussion includes personal recollections of their work with Kaija Saariaho, as well as an exploration of Shostakovich's fourth string quartet and Sibelius' "Intimate Voices."
    • Contributor: Djupsjöbacka, Tomas - Tikkanen, Antti - Plylar, David - Kilpeläinen, Atte - Pensola, Minna
    • Date: 2023-10-18
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    2023 Literacy Awards Successful Practices Event The Library of Congress Literacy Awards 2023 Successful Practices Conference honored the three 2023 winners of the Library's Literacy Award Program and fifteen 2023 Successful Practice honorees. Recipients were selected by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden in the summer and were announced on Sept. 8, International Literacy Day. To help continue the conversation about best practices for literacy programs, the day-long celebration featured presentations...
    • Date: 2023-10-18
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    Selections from 'Hadestown' Members of the Broadway cast of "Hadestown" perform selections from the Tony Award-winning Broadway show and discuss their work. Featuring Anaïs Mitchell (creator, "Hadestown"), Betty Who (Persephone), Solea Pfeiffer (Eurydice) and more.
    • Contributor: Hadestown - Mitchell, Anaïs - Pfeiffer, Solea - Who, Betty
    • Date: 2023-10-17
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    Conversation with Anaïs Mitchell, Creator of Hadestown Washington Post chief drama critic Peter Marks speaks with Anaïs Mitchell following a performance of selections from the Broadway musical "Hadestown" at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Marks, Peter - Mitchell, Anaïs
    • Date: 2023-10-17
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    Listening to Divergent Histories through Canadian Music Canadian ethnomusicologist Beverley Diamond reflects on how her approaches to documenting culture have shifted over 50 years, echoing not only changes in the academic realm but changes in her relations with Indigenous and other culturally diverse communities. She suggests that her approach may align with differences between Canadian and American institutions more generally, given such factors as two official languages and multiple forms of...
    • Contributor: Diamond, Beverley
    • Date: 2023-10-16
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    2023 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Honorees 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 2023 Library of Congress Literacy Awards winners and honorees. Learn more about the inspiring and innovative work of The News Literacy Project (2023 David M. Rubenstein Prize recipient), Downtown Boxing Gym (2023 American Prize recipient),...
    • Date: 2023-10-16
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    Kebedech Takleab Poet, translator and artist Kebedech Tekleab joins the Library's Ethiopic specialist Fentahun Tiruneh for a conversation on her work. Tekleab's most recent poetry can be found in the anthologies "Songs We Learn from Trees: An Anthology of Ethiopian Amharic Poetry" and "Soul Spaces: Poems on Cities, Towns and Villages."
    • Contributor: Tiruneh, Fentahun - Takleab, Kebedech
    • Date: 2023-10-12
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    Choosing the Breast Cancer Care That's Right For You In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, join for this conversation with two breast cancer experts from George Washington University. Authors of "No Longer Radical: Understanding Mastectomies and Choosing the Breast Cancer Care That's Right For You," Dr. Rachel Brem and Dr. Christy Teal discuss best practices for taking control of your own healthcare.
    • Contributor: Brem, Rachel - Teal, Christy - Werb, Shari
    • Date: 2023-10-12
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    Erica Quinones: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) supports and provides resources to individuals and institutions who use the Library's digital materials to create projects that center communities of color. As a part of this work, Erica Quinones designed a guide to help queer Latinx create zines about and inspired by the 1970s gay liberation movement, and interviewed users to learn more about challenges they may...
    • Contributor: Quinones, Erica
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Easton Brundage: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The Year of Keyboard Accessibility project was created to raise awareness of the needs of individuals with disabilities. It is a project of The Digital Accessibility Team in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. This initiative especially focuses on the importance of the keyboard as an assistive technology for people with motor, visual, and cognitive disabilities. Easton Brundage collaborated with co-fellow Bailey White...
    • Contributor: Brundage, Easton
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Bailey White: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The Year of Keyboard Accessibility Program is an initiative by the Office of the Chief Information Officer's (OCIO) Digital Accessibility Team. It is an initiative to raise awareness at the Library of Congress about how to create accessible experiences. It focuses on the importance of the keyboard in supporting individuals with motor, visual, and cognitive disabilities. Junior Fellows Bailey White and Easton Brundage collaborated...
    • Contributor: White, Bailey
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Suzanne L. Schulz: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day 2023 Junior Fellow Suzanne L. Schulz worked with the Library's Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office (PLOI) on the project, "Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with LC Digital Collections." Drawing on digital resources from loc.gov, Suzanne created teaching materials for the Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Teachers Network that highlight Library items focusing on African American artistic and intellectual movements that promoted sovereignty for Haiti before,...
    • Contributor: L. Schulz, Suzanne
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Hannah Whitaker: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day For her project, Hannah Whitaker worked at the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) processing 16 lacquer discs from the Universal Music Group (UMG) collection. Lacquers are grooved-disc formats of recorded sound, similar to vinyl, that were primarily used to record live sessions throughout the 1930s, '40s, and '50s. They were created by coating an aluminum disc with a thin, malleable layer of nitrocellulose, which...
    • Contributor: Whitaker, Hannah
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Amina Malik: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day Junior Fellow Amina Malik was tasked to inventory serials in South Asian languages housed with the Asian Division. A main goal of this project was to enhance discoverability of the Library of Congress' online catalog for patrons. Each serial held unique attributes, which shaped the way Amina created and updated their records. The diversity in language, publication frequency, set size, and numbering systems resulted...
    • Contributor: Malik, Amina
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Kate Bennett: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day Over the past several decades the Rare Book & Special Collections Division (RBSCD) has built one of the strongest book arts collections in the country. These collections are bolstered by archival collections in book arts that provide significant opportunities for research. Artist archives are deeply connected to the creative process and studio practices of modern and contemporary American artists working in the genre of...
    • Contributor: Bennett, Kate
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Alexandra Yaralian: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day 2023 Junior Fellow Alexandra Yaralian worked on the Access for Newly Acquired Armenian-American Materials Project in the Asian and Middle Eastern Division. This project involved processing and creating initial bibliographic control records for about 160 materials published in the Americas from the Antranig Poladian Collection. Poladian was an Armenian-American journalist and his collection includes over 1,962 serials and monographs published in the 19th -...
    • Contributor: Yaralian, Alexandra
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Nikki Dobbins: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The Literary Initiatives office's mission is to produce onsite and online literary events that promote reading and connect people with authors and the Library's collections and experts. One primary focus is programming the National Book Festival. Nikki Dobbins' 2023 Junior Fellowship project was to create a virtual attendee guide for the 2023 National Book Festival. The guide's goal is to help increase the Festival's...
    • Contributor: Dobbins, Nikki
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Karla Berrios: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day As a 2023 Junior Fellow, Karla Berrios worked with the Library's Professional Learning and Outreach Initiatives Office (PLOI) on "Culturally Relevant Pedagogy with LC Digital Collections," a project to develop K-12 teaching materials that support culturally relevant instruction. For this project, Karla focused on creating teaching materials that explore the African American experience in the post-Civil War era using primary sources from various Library...
    • Contributor: Berrios, Karla
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Mark DeSantis: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day 2023 Junior Fellow Mark DeSantis explored the power of storytelling in poetry by examining two pieces and their significance within the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection. By looking into the background information of the poets and poems, we are able to gain insight to the motivation for the creation of these works. However, this project went further than just looking into these poems; it emphasizes...
    • Contributor: Desantis, Mark
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Pheolyn Allen: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day 2023 Junior Fellow Pheolyn Allen's curated project, The Odyssey of Black Studies in Public Broadcasting, is an online exhibit to be launched in 2023 on the website of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (https://americanarchive.org/) showcasing the history of what we know as Black and Afro-Diasporic Studies in American higher education and public schools. The exhibit examines the radical organizing and acts of political...
    • Contributor: Allen, Pheoly
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Lum Chi: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The Literary Initiatives Office develops signature literary programs at the Library of Congress, including the National Book Festival. As a Junior Fellow, Lum Chi assisted with the development of Festival programming and promotion, particularly with a focus on elevating diverse voices, and writing public-facing content about the authors and their events. She wrote session descriptions specifically for the marginalized authors in attendance and their...
    • Contributor: Chi, Lum
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Amanda Roberts: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day As a 2023 Junior Fellow, Amanda Roberts worked in the Informal Learning Office creating a discovery box for The Source, a new experiential learning space for kids, teens, and families. The Source will be located in the Southwest Corridor of the Thomas Jefferson building of the Library of Congress. Discovery boxes allow visitors to follow a Library user's research from the initial research question...
    • Contributor: Roberts, Amanda
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Vierra Queen: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The Back-to-Africa movement was based on the widespread belief among some European Americans in the 18th and 19th century that African Americans would want to return to the continent of Africa. Although the political movement was considered a widespread failure as many few former freed slaves wanted to move to Africa, it energized an abolitionist movement in the United States in the 1850s. This...
    • Contributor: Queen, Vierra
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Abigail Cottingham: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day Abigail Cottingham, a 2023 Junior Fellow in the Music Division, organized the papers of choreographer Helen McGehee and artist Umaa, her spouse. The couple contributed appreciably to the artistic legacy of modern dance icon Martha Graham and her company during some of her most innovative and creative years. From amongst the performance programs, sheet music, choreographic notes and costume designs, and photographs in the...
    • Contributor: Cottingham, Abigail
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Madeline Griffin: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The interview series involved researching films and directors, reaching out to potential interviewees, writing interview questions, as well as leading interviews with filmmakers that will be posted to the Library's website and within the research guide. This expansive project is the work of three junior fellows: Madeline Griffin, Karla Camacho, and Mateo Arango. Madeline drafted the general interview script and questions used throughout the...
    • Contributor: Griffin, Madeline
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Victoria Dey: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day In recent years, there has been a substantial effort to reimagine diversity within academic settings and institutions. This important work is often supported by generous grants that provide the necessary financial resources to accomplish such endeavors. One particular area of focus for these grants is the documentation of the histories of underrepresented groups within the emerging field of digital humanities. The introduction of digital...
    • Contributor: Dey, Victoria
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Ester Luna: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day Ester Luna's 2023 Junior Fellowship project aimed to highlight events and activities offered at the National Book Festival other than the author panels and book signings. For instance, the Festival also features booths for each of its sponsors and interactive activities for children and families alike, and media sponsors like PBS host livestreamed discussions with some of the authors in the weeks leading up...
    • Contributor: Luna, Ester
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Samiah Sudler-Brooks: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Over the years, the pivotal moment of black history has evolved in today's world. From slavery to Jim Crow, black history has become even more significant. With the recent #BlackLivesMatter protests, Samiah wanted to analyze the history and development of African American organizations from the 1900s to the present day to make it accessible for K-12 students. Today, K-12 students are not exposed to...
    • Contributor: Sudler-Brooks, Samiah
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Kathleen Senn: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day This project examined how quality control measures could be standardized and refined so that international collection materials are able to be found, used, and enjoyed by all users of the Library of Congress. At the Library of Congress, titles and authors of books in non-Roman scripts are converted into the Roman alphabet in a process called romanization. The Roman alphabet is used to write...
    • Contributor: Senn, Kathleen
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Carter Jackson: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day Carter Jackson's Junior Fellowship in the Prints and Photographs Division was focused on inventorying a selection of the Library's material from the archive of Paul Marvin Rudolph (1918-1997), one of the most controversial American architects. While he designed buildings ranging from mid-century beachfront homes to 1980s office towers, Rudolph is most famous for his concrete Brutalist projects from the 1960s. These highly expressive buildings...
    • Contributor: Jackson, Carter
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Grace Shao: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day As a 2023 Junior Fellow, Grace Shao worked in the Office of the Chief Information Officer with the User Experience Design Team and Quality Assurance Team. Grace's internship focused on Software Quality Assurance and automation testing, learning to use technologies such as Cypress (with JavaScript), Cucumber, and Gitlab to automate test cases for congress.gov sites. Grace created automated test cases to test user functionality...
    • Contributor: Shao, Grace
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Abigail Bingham: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day Abigail Bingham studied with the Congressional Research Service as a summer 2023 Junior Fellow. Her research focused on 911 services in rural and remote regions, and the lack of wireless coverage that could inhibit people's ability to access 911 services. The research examined how new satellite-connected smartphones could fill coverage gaps, create redundant networks, and enable access to 911 in remote and rural regions...
    • Contributor: Bingham, Abigail
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Noelle Charbonneau: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day As a 2023 Junior Fellow in the Science, Technology & Business Division, Noelle Charbonneau worked on the Science & Business Pamphlet Collection: an 82-box collection of pamphlets, manuscripts, and other paper-based ephemera transferred to the division for review and processing. Noelle examined the collection's contents for relevance to either Science, Technology & Business or other Library divisions, consulting with reference librarians to locate the...
    • Contributor: Charbonneau, Noelle
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Easton Brundage: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The Year of Keyboard Accessibility project was created to raise awareness of the needs of individuals with disabilities. It is a project of The Digital Accessibility Team in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. This initiative especially focuses on the importance of the keyboard as an assistive technology for people with motor, visual, and cognitive disabilities. Easton Brundage collaborated with co-fellow Bailey White...
    • Contributor: Brundage, Easton
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Natalie Miller: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day As a 2023 Junior Fellow, Natalie Miller worked in the Literary Initiatives Office whose mission is to produce onsite and online literary events that promote reading and connect people with authors and the Library's collections and experts. She assisted with the development of National Book Festival programming and promotion, with a specific focus on amplifying Latino voices through the written public-facing festival content. Through...
    • Contributor: Miller, Natalie
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Emily Evans: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day As a Junior Fellow, Emily Evans spent her summer fellowship working onsite in the Manuscript Division. She provided reference services for patrons of the Manuscript Reading Room, and pulled Manuscript Division materials for researchers. She also answered reference questions online through Ask a Librarian. For Display Day, Emily created a LibGuide of Manuscript Division resources related to the history of reproductive health. The Manuscript...
    • Contributor: Evans, Emily
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Callie Beattie: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day As a 2023 Junior Fellow, Callie Beattie worked on processing the archive of contemporary book artist Russell Maret. Comprised of twenty-nine boxes and over forty different book projects, the archive spans several decades and provides a window into the mind and creative practice of an accomplished letter designer, letterpress printer, author and book artist. Along with her co-Fellow, Callie developed an archival arrangement and...
    • Contributor: Beattie, Callie
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Savannah Scott: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The Quality Assurance (QA) and Testing team of the IT Design and Development Division is responsible for evaluating and testing updates to essential LOC websites, such as Congress.gov. As a part of the project Quality Assurance and Testing Using the Agile Methodology, Savannah Scott explored using test automation to modernize the bill summary workflow for Congress.gov. A helpful website for both researchers and the...
    • Contributor: Scott, Savannah
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Majestie Varnado: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day Heavy is the Hair: Evolution of African Hair in America from the 17th c. to the 20th c. is a curatorial guide to African haircare/hairstyling in the Americas over the course of 400 years. This guide will chronicle the ways in which Africans adapted hair expression amidst legal and discriminatory policing, barriers to haircare products and tools, assimilation, and resistance. This guide is intended...
    • Contributor: Varnado, Majestie
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Yeji Kim: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) supports and provides resources to individuals and institutions who use the Library's digital materials to create projects that center communities of color. As a part of this work, Yeji Kim created a guide to help Asian American designers and textile artists create works based on historically and culturally significant fabrics from Asian communities and interviewed users to learn...
    • Contributor: Kim, Yeji
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Destiny Abercrumbie: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day 2023 Junior Fellow Destiny Abercrumbie worked with the Office of Communications to create a visual presentation mapping out the writings on the Opinions of the early Presidents, and of the fathers of the Republic, upon slavery and upon African Americans as men and soldiers from the Daniel A.P. Murray Pamphlet Collection. Daniel Alexander Payne Murray worked for the Library of Congress for 52 years...
    • Contributor: Abercrumbie, Destiny
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Evangeline Gahn: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day Effective user research remains an important tool for the Library of Congress, in order to ensure user-friendly experiences of the tools used to support internal operations and external access by users. Junior Fellow 2023 Evangeline Gahn, with the support and guidance of Project Mentor Libby Bawcombe, conducted a user research study which focused on the development of a Digital Submission Portal for the Veterans...
    • Contributor: Gahn, Evangeline
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Sara Augustin: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day Daniel A. P. Murray was the second African American librarian to work at the Library of Congress. His collection highlights the important narratives, achievements and depictions of African Americans within history, marking his invaluable influence on the Library of Congress. 2023 Junior Fellow Sara Augustin looked to amplify the presence, involvement and voice of Black children within the collection. Although there are over 300,000...
    • Contributor: Augustin, Sara
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Isabel Hernandez-Marquez: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day Engaging in effective user research continues to be a principal element to understand end users, stakeholders, internal staff, and other communities. During the summer of 2023, Isabel Hernandez-Marquez focused on conducting effective user research to aid the ongoing development of a digital submission tool. Isabel worked under the IT Design and Development Directorate and with various stakeholders. To conduct effective user research to design...
    • Contributor: Hernandez-Marquez, Isabel
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Mateo Arango: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The Cine Latine: Shaping Latino Representation at the Movies project is the first resource in the Library's history dedicated to Latino films. The Latino Film Research Guide will connect users to moving image collections as part of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center featuring Latino characters and stories. Latino voices have been historically underrepresented in many forms of media but in recent years there has...
    • Contributor: Arango, Mateo
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    David Fiora: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day In the U.S. Copyright Office, Junior Fellow David Fiora collaborated with Junior Fellows Madison Price and Rosalia Garcia to review and update the metadata of digitized, pre-1977 copyright registration records. With over 40 million cards from 1870-1977, a vendor used optical character recognition and other tools to extract the metadata needed to make the cards searchable online. Junior Fellows assisted in this process by...
    • Contributor: Fiora, David
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Erika Cooley: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day Junior Fellow Erika Cooley worked at the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) on the Universal Music Group lacquer disc processing project, a collections-oriented project that involves the creation of metadata for unprocessed master music recordings on 16-inch lacquer discs. The Universal Music Group collection is comprised of over 200,000 recordings on various sound formats that contain the work of influential artists such as Ella...
    • Contributor: Cooley, Erika
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Robert Johnson: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day In 1997, the Prints & Photographs Division acquired the archive of the architect Paul Marvin Rudolph (1918-1997). The collection contains over 150,000 drawings, prints, photographs, and manuscript items related to Rudolph's work. His style evolved over his career, starting with modern residences and growing to large, institutional buildings in the brutalist style. Many of Rudolph's buildings are being reevaluated as they age, and decisions...
    • Contributor: Johnson, Robert
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Jasper Forster: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day RISM, or the International Inventory of Musical Sources, is an international database that documents extant musical sources worldwide. Previously, RISM only accepted sources created prior to 1800, but have recently changed this to now include manuscripts from any era. This change inspired the following project focused on publishing records of American music manuscripts from the 19th and 20th century held within the Library of...
    • Contributor: Forster, Jasper
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Sabrina Gunn: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day 2023 Junior Fellow Sabrina Gunn explored and implemented digital preservation workflows and methodologies within the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB), a collaboration between the Library of Congress and GBH, a public broadcasting station in Boston, onsite at the Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center (NAVCC) in Culpeper, Virginia. With over 70 years of materials documenting American political, social, and cultural history,...
    • Contributor: Gunn, Sabrina
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Madison Price: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day This project aimed to capture metadata for all of the Office of Copyright Record's digitized copyright application cards and make them available through the Copyright Public Records System (CPRS). The current priority are records created between 1938 and 1945. To accomplish this, a vendor captured specific metadata from the cards. Madison Price, 2023 Junior Fellow, and two other interns acted as first level reviewers....
    • Contributor: Price, Madison
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day 2023 Junior Fellow, Rosalia Garcia, supported the U.S. Copyright Office's goals through her work in the Copyright Card Catalog Metadata Capture Project. The goal of the Copyright Card Catalog Metadata Capture Project is to improve the online discoverability of U.S. Copyright records by enhancing their current metadata. Rosalia's role within the project was to support the Card Catalog Data Capture (CCDC) clean-up process by...
    • Contributor: Garcia, Rosalia
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Karla Camacho: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day As a 2023 Junior Fellow, Karla Camacho, her co-fellows Madeline Griffin and Mateo Arango, and the project mentor Dani Thurber worked with the Latin American, Caribbean, and European Division (LACE) on Cine Latine: Shaping Representation at the Movies. Cine Latine is a two-facet project. For the first phase of the project, the team developed a Latino Film Research Guide that consists of a curated...
    • Contributor: Camacho, Karla
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Courtney Murray: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day 2023 Junior Fellow Courtney Murray worked with the Serial and Government Publications Division to provide more context for these important newspapers. Courtney wrote ten title essays on newspapers from the collection that are crucial in understanding the African American Press and African American history. Her essays covered single-issue antebellum and postbellum newspapers a part of the Colored Conventions Movement, long-running newspapers significant to the...
    • Contributor: Murray, Courtney
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Elle Nicoletti: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day As a 2023 Junior Fellow, Elle Nicoletti worked with the Humanities and Social Sciences Section of the Researcher and Reference Services Division on a project titled "Local History of U.S. Immigrant Communities from 1880-1924," an ongoing project aimed at creating a more centralized, accessible, and diverse set of resources relating to immigrant history at the Library of Congress. The arrival of new populations to...
    • Contributor: Nicoletti, Elle
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Olivia Hewang: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day The Connecting Communities Digital Initiative (CCDI) supports and provides resources to individuals and institutions who use Library digital materials to create projects that center communities of color. As a part of this work, Olivia created a guide to help present day Asian American activists and artists draw connections to a history of Asian American activism in the 1960s and 70s. The guide highlights interracial...
    • Contributor: Hewang, Olivia
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Lindsay Musil: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day 2023 Junior Fellow Lindsay Musil collaborated with the Manuscript Division's librarians, historians, and archivists to produce a series of blogs that spotlights the division's diverse collections. Along with these blogs, Lindsay created resources focused on engaging students in orienting themselves and their research with the Manuscript Reading Room. The blog series supports the Manuscript Division's strategic goal of enhancing the accessibility and discoverability of...
    • Contributor: Musil, Lindsay
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    Hannah Meyer: 2023 Junior Fellows Program Display Day While working in the Science, Business and Technology Division, Junior Fellow Hannah Meyer wrote and published "This Month in Business History" entries for the Business Reference Section. These entries highlight the important contributions made by individuals and organizations from historically underrepresented groups whose work often goes unrecognized in U.S. business history. Focusing on the contributions of historically marginalized groups expands opportunities for diverse audiences...
    • Contributor: Meyer, Hannah
    • Date: 2023-10-11
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    From Sexual Regulation to Antigay Discrimination Library of Congress Chief Communications Officer Roswell Encina interviews Kluge Prize winner George Chauncey. In their discussion, Encina and Chauncey survey the history of sexual regulation in the United States, and the contours of systematic discrimination that LGBTQ people faced only a few decades ago.
    • Contributor: Encina, Roswell - Chauncey, George
    • Date: 2023-10-10
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    AIDS: A Tragedy and a Turning Point AIDS took the lives of a generation of gay male writers, activists, leaders, and ordinary people, even as it also set the stage for changes to come by prompting a new wave of activism and leading unprecedented numbers of people to come out. George Chauncey, Deborah Gould, Duane Cramer, and Jafari Allen revisit the early history of AIDS and discuss this important period of...
    • Contributor: Cramer, Duane - Chauncey, George - Butterfield, Kevin - Gould, Deborah - Allen, Jafari
    • Date: 2023-10-10
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    Why Marriage Equality Became a Goal Kluge Prize winner George Chauncey interviews civil rights attorney Mary Bonauto. In this interview, they discuss how litigation and the public debate played out over the past three decades, and why they think both the law and public opinion changed so rapidly.
    • Contributor: Chauncey, George - Bonauto, Mary
    • Date: 2023-10-10
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    NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award Public Ceremony The NEA National Heritage Fellowships is the nation's highest honor in folk and traditional arts. Each year since 1982, the program recognizes recipients' artistic excellence, lifetime achievement, and contributions to our nation's traditional arts heritage.
    • Date: 2023-09-29
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    A Conversation with Bill Moyers and Judy Woodruff Veteran journalists Bill Moyers and Judy Woodruff, chair of the executive advisory council of the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, will be at the Library of Congress for a conversation and screening to mark the induction of five decades of Moyers' programs in the archive.
    • Contributor: Moyers, Bill - Woodruff, Judy
    • Date: 2023-09-28
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    Signum Quartet The Signum Quartet's performance of Schubert's Death and the Maiden has been called "as boldly imagined as a symphony" (The Times, London). The exciting German ensemble plays Schubert's emotional masterpiece, a robust Haydn quartet, the enchanting and rarely heard Quartet for Strings by South African British composer Priaulx Rainier ("a revelation, according to The Independent), and a striking contemplation on mortality by South African...
    • Contributor: Quartet, Signum
    • Date: 2023-09-27
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    A Talk with Sheila Johnson Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, interviews Sheila Johnson about her book, "Walk Through Fire".
    • Contributor: Johnson, Sheila - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2023-09-27
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    Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film 2023 In 2019, the Library of Congress partnered with The Better Angels Society and the Crimson Lion/Lavine Family Foundation to establish an annual award recognizing excellence in American history documentary filmmaking in the model of Ken Burns - filmmaking that is painstakingly researched, rich in archival materials, ideologically balanced and focusing on inclusive American stories. The Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film is...
    • Contributor: Dewitt, Meredith - Burns, Ken - Yost, Peter - Auchincloss, Jake - Moore Capito, Shelley - Hayden, Carla - Malone-France, Katherine - Rohatyn, Michael - Lavine, Jonathan - Stein, Bobby
    • Date: 2023-09-26
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    The Life of a Medieval Armenian Manuscript: Transmission of Sacred Texts Across Space, Time & Communities Today the Library of Congress holds in its collection a medieval Armenian manuscript, originally copied in Jerusalem in 1321 A.D. at the Armenian monastery of Holy Archangels by a scribe named Nerses Abela. This is the oldest Armenian manuscript held at the Library. It was donated by Henry Foster from Clifton Springs, New York. This manuscript tells the fascinating story of the transmission of...
    • Contributor: Shahinian, Ani
    • Date: 2023-09-22
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    Alejandro Brittes Quartet: Masters of Chamamé The Alejandro Brittes Quartet uses innovation to explores the traditional, cross-border chamamé musical genre, a confluence of indigenous Guaraní and Iberian Baroque influences, slow-cooked over centuries. The unique ensemble, based in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil, is composed of Alejandro Brittes (accordion) from Argentina, as well as Charlise Bandeira (flute), André Ely (seven-stringed guitar), and Carlos de Césaro (contrabass), all...
    • Contributor: Césaro, Carlos De - Brittes, Alejandro - Ely, André - Bandeira, Charlise
    • Date: 2023-09-21
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    Conversation with Alejandro Brittes Alejandro Brittes' musical career spans over 30 years. He has published 100 original compositions and nine albums, and has performed in ten nations in the Americas and Europe, collaborating with chamamé legends such as Raúl Barboza and Chango Spasiuk. For 2023 U.S. touring, Alejandro Brittes Quartet is supported by Ibermúsicas/Mid Atlantic Arts' Iber Exchange program, and the Lei de Incentivo a Cultura -- Rouanet...
    • Contributor: Brittes, Alejandro - Peach, Douglas
    • Date: 2023-09-21
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    A Conversation with Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland Katrín Jakobsdóttir, prime minister of Iceland talks about her newly published thriller. "Reykjavík" is co-written with bestselling thriller writer Ragnar Jónasson and is about the long-unsolved murder of fictional character Lára, a 14-year-old in Iceland in 1956. Thirty years later, the murder is still unsolved -- and there is someone who wants to keep it that way.
    • Contributor: Jakobsdóttir, Katrín - Jónasson, Ragnar
    • Date: 2023-09-21
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    Civic Learning Innovation Showcase The Showcase highlights innovations in educational technology related to civics that have recently been, or are being, supported by different federal agencies. In addition to the Library, other participating agencies would likely include: the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Department of State, the Department of Education, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health.
    • Date: 2023-09-20
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    Hispanic Heritage Month Message from Carla Hayden Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden shares a greeting for Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla D.
    • Date: 2023-09-15
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    Seeing Lost Enclaves: Research Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren describes the research process for the relational reconstructions of Providence Chinatown and other sites, as well as the search methods, strategies and challenges of doing research into destroyed and erased communities. This video is part of the Seeing Lost Enclaves toolkit, a free resource for virtually reconstructing lost or erased historic neighborhoods of color using...
    • Contributor: Yoo Warren, Jeffrey
    • Date: 2023-09-15
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    Seeing Lost Enclaves: Atmosphere Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren and artist Alicia Renee Ball discuss the importance of emotional tone in relational reconstructions, including lighting and atmospheric effects. Alicia then demonstrates how she has used a speculative approach to reconstructing a historic site, incorporating fog, trees and fireflies. This video is part of the Seeing Lost Enclaves toolkit, a free resource for virtually reconstructing...
    • Contributor: Yoo Warren, Jeffrey
    • Date: 2023-09-15
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    Seeing Lost Enclaves: Soundscapes Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren and artist Ann Chen discuss their approach to reconstructing historical soundscapes, including a speculative deep "listening" exercise with an archival photo, and a close listening exercise at the site of Providence Chinatown in 2023. They also demonstrate placement of spatialized audio in a virtual environment. This video is part of the Seeing Lost Enclaves toolkit,...
    • Contributor: Yoo Warren, Jeffrey
    • Date: 2023-09-15
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    Seeing Lost Enclaves: Modeling Library of Congress Innovator in Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren demonstrates relational reconstruction techniques for using archival photographs and maps to build virtual models of historic buildings and scenes. Topics include removing working with terrain, perspective distortion, and reconstructing building facades from multiple images. This video is part of the Seeing Lost Enclaves toolkit, a free resource for virtually reconstructing lost or erased historic neighborhoods...
    • Contributor: Yoo Warren, Jeffrey
    • Date: 2023-09-15
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    Seeing Lost Enclaves: A Virtual Visit of Providence's Historic Chinatown Join Library of Congress Innovator-in-Residence Jeffrey Yoo Warren to experience and learn about his work virtually reconstructing lost neighborhoods with communities of color around the United States.
    • Contributor: Yoo Warren, Jeffrey - Mears, Jaime
    • Date: 2023-09-15
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    The Fragile, the Flammable and the Forbidden: Books in the Art of Xiaoze Xie Xie received his Master of Fine Art degrees from the Central Academy of Arts & Design in Beijing and the University of North Texas. Xie has exhibited extensively in the US and internationally, his recent solo exhibitions include "Objects of Evidence" at the Asia Society Museum in New York City (2019-20) and "Eyes On" at the Denver Art Museum (2017-18). Xie's work has garnered...
    • Contributor: Song, Yuwu - Xie, Xiaoze
    • Date: 2023-09-14
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    Nani Noam Vazana: Ladino Singer, Musician, Composer Noam "Nani" Vazana is one of the only artists in the world who writes and composes new songs in the endangered Ladino (or Judeo-Spanish) language, a very archaic form of Castilian Spanish spoken by Sephardic Jews living mostly in Israel, the Balkans, North Africa, Greece, and Turkey. Ladino, which traveled to these areas with Jewish communities expelled from Spain in 1492, is very nearly...
    • Contributor: Vazana, Nani Noam
    • Date: 2023-09-14
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    2023 Literary Costume Ball For the first Library of Congress Literary Costume Ball, the public dressed as favorite literary figures and enjoyed a DJ dance set, themed food and cocktails, a curated display of Library collections, photo opportunities within the shelves of our collections, caricature artists and other exciting experiences in D.C.'s most beautiful building.
    • Contributor: None
    • Date: 2023-09-14
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    Inks and Skins The manuscripts created from calfskin by secular scholars in Ireland prior to 1600 contain a wealth of tales and poetry, together with historical, legal and scientific writing. The vernacular traditions contained in these books are extraordinary witnesses to Gaelic civilization and learning on the western limit of the known world. Inks and Skins seeks to unearth that narrative by focusing on how and by...
    • Date: 2023-09-13
  • Film, Video
    Congress.gov Public Forum The Congress.gov Public Forum provides an opportunity for the public to learn about recent enhancements to Congress.gov and to provide feedback about the site so the Library can learn how we can better serve our patrons' legislative information needs.
    • Date: 2023-09-13
  • Film, Video
    Treasures of the Ethiopic Manuscript Collection David Muluneh, a Howard University PhD candidate in African Studies, spent a month working at as a Lilly Scholar-in-Residence working on a comprehensive description of the Ethiopic Manuscript Collection. The Ethiopian and Eritrean diaspora communities in the United States; the Ethiopic Studies research community.
    • Contributor: Muluneh, Dawit
    • Date: 2023-09-08
  • Film, Video
    Kent State: Recreating History with Comics from the Small Press Expo Author Series Award-winning artist and author Derf Backderf will discuss his latest published graphic novel: "Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio." He is most famous for his graphic novels, especially "My Friend Dahmer", the international bestseller which won an Angoul??me Prize, and earlier for his comic strip "The City", which appeared in a number of alternative newspapers from 1990 to 2014. In 2006 Derf won the...
    • Contributor: Bernard, Warren - Higley, Georgia - Backderf, Derf
    • Date: 2023-09-07
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    "Books That Shaped America" C-SPAN Series Kickoff This fall, C-SPAN launches a new series, "Books That Shaped America." The Library of Congress and C-SPAN partnered to explore key works from American history that have had a major impact on society. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Historian Douglas Brinkley kickoff this series with a discussion about how these books have provoked thought, have been best sellers, have led to significant public...
    • Contributor: Slen, Peter - Brinkley, Douglas - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2023-09-07
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    Conversation with Nani Noam Vazana Noam "Nani" Vazana is one of the only artists in the world who writes and composes new songs in the endangered Ladino (or Judeo-Spanish) language, a very archaic form of Castilian Spanish spoken by Sephardic Jews living mostly in Israel, the Balkans, North Africa, Greece and Turkey. Ladino, which traveled to these areas with Jewish communities expelled from Spain in 1492, is very nearly...
    • Contributor: Winick, Stephen - Vazana, Noam "Nani"
    • Date: 2023-09-06
  • Film, Video
    Singing in Solidarity: Women's Voices Celebrate Labor Day In celebration of Labor Day, the Library's American Folklife Center honors the contributions of women of both the past and present. This compilation of Folklife Homegrown and other concerts includes performances by Thea Hopkins, Ialoni, Martha Gonzales, Rachel Sumner and Traveling Light, Piper Hayes, and the group, Windborne that feature the voices of women.
    • Date: 2023-09-06
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    PBS Books 2023 National Book Festival Author Talk: Angeline Boulley and Trang Thanh Tran PBS Books, in collaboration with Kansas City PBS and KERA in Dallas, Texas, interviews authors Angeline Boulley followed by Trang Thanh Tran.
    • Contributor: Tran, Trang Thanh - Boulley, Angeline
    • Date: 2023-08-31
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    PBS Books 2023 National Book Festival Author Talk: Héctor Tobar PBS Books, in collaboration with PBS SoCal, interviews Héctor Tobar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist. Tobar is the author of the critically-acclaimed bestseller "Deep Down Dark" as well as "The Barbarian Nurseries," "Translation Nation" and "The Tattooed Soldier."
    • Contributor: Tobar, Héctor
    • Date: 2023-08-30
  • Film, Video
    From Cylinders to Surround Mixes: Les Paul and the Early Days of Multi-Tracking This event was one of several scheduled presentations on topics in the history of sound recording and the sound preservation work at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia, with all day-immersive sound installations in rooms along Mahogany Row in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Rosenthal, Steve - Margouleff, Perry
    • Date: 2023-08-24
  • Film, Video
    From Cylinders to Surround Mixes: World War II on Wire and Film This event was one of several scheduled presentations on topics in the history of sound recording and the sound preservation work at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia, with all day-immersive sound installations in rooms along Mahogany Row in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Barton, Matthew - Bergh, Nicholas
    • Date: 2023-08-24
  • Film, Video
    From Cylinders to Surround Mixes: The 20th Century on the Radio This event was one of several scheduled presentations on topics in the history of sound recording and the sound preservation work at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia, with all day-immersive sound installations in rooms along Mahogany Row in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Barton, Matthew
    • Date: 2023-08-24
  • Film, Video
    The Stereo Era begins, 1952-1960 Presentations on topics in the history of sound recording and the Library of Congress's sound preservation work at the National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia with all day immersive sound installations in rooms along Mahogany row.
    • Contributor: Fine, Tom - Barton, Matthew
    • Date: 2023-08-24
  • Film, Video
    From Cylinders to Surround Mixes: The Cylinder Era of Recording This event was one of several scheduled presentations on topics in the history of sound recording and the sound preservation work at the Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center in Culpepper, Virginia, with all day-immersive sound installations in rooms along Mahogany Row in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Widzinski, Melissa - Barton, Matthew - Sager, David
    • Date: 2023-08-24
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    PBS Books 2023 National Book Festival Author Talk: Matthew Desmond PBS Books, in collaboration with WTTW in Chicago, hosts Matthew Desmond, a professor of sociology at Princeton University to discuss his latest release "Poverty, by America."
    • Contributor: Desmond, Matthew
    • Date: 2023-08-24
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    Deitsch: Traditional Folk Music, Made in Germany Deitsch plays traditional songs and dance tunes from Germany, some of them 250 years old. For years, German folk music was neglected and nearly forgotten, or derided as old-fashioned and conservative. But now, arranged and interpreted in the style of modern folk music from Germany's European neighbors, it emerges timeless and contemporary at the same time.
    • Contributor: Deitsch
    • Date: 2023-08-23
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    PBS Books 2023 National Book Festival Author Talk: TJ Klune PBS Books, in collaboration with South Florida PBS, presents TJ Klune, the bestselling author of "The House in the Cerulean Sea," "Into This River I Drown" and "Under the Whispering Door."
    • Contributor: Klune, Tj
    • Date: 2023-08-23
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    Conversation with Gundrun Walther and Jürgen Treyz of Deitsch Gudrun Walther (voice, violin, viola, diatonic accordion) and Jürgen Treyz (guitar, mandolin, mandola, voice) had built up years of experience with award-winning bands and projects before founding Deitsch as a duo in the mid 2000s. Their duo recordings won many awards, including the German Record Critics' Quarterly Prize in 2009. They have since added Barbara Hintermeier (violin, viola, voice) and Steffen Gabriel (flute, bagpipes,...
    • Contributor: Treyz, Jürgen - Walther, Gundrun - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2023-08-23
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    Folklore Today/Folklore Tomorrow: Expanding the Conversation with Marilyn White Folklorist Marilyn White, current President of the American Folklore Society, retired Professor at Kean University, and a pivotal member of such influential groups as the Association of African and African American Folklorists, City Lore (NYC), and the New Jersey Folklore Society, reflects on her career and the challenges that must be met for the field to become more inclusive and reflective of 21st century...
    • Contributor: White, Marilyn M. - Saylor, Nicole
    • Date: 2023-08-16
  • Film, Video
    2023 National Book Festival: Comics Come Alive Did you know that the Library of Congress has one of the largest publicly accessible comic book collections in the world? See some highlights from the comic book collection and share your interests.
    • Contributor: Halsband, Megan - Queen, Michael
    • Date: 2023-08-12