Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Orientation to the Collections of the Prints & Photographs Division This general orientation session highlights a wide range of pictorial formats and subject matter. It will focus especially on digital images available to all patrons, even those far from the Library's buildings. Topics covered will include search tips and tricks, research and collection guides, ways to engage with the collections online, and how to prepare for a future trip to the Prints & Photographs...
    • Contributor: Scheppele, Tori - Brubacher, Ryan
    • Date: 2022-06-14
  • Film, Video
    Community Collection Grants For Individuals and Organizations Informational webinar for the American Folklife Center's Community Collections Grants program of the Library's Of The People initiative. The webinar provides an overview of the grant program, information on the application process, and a live Q&A. Applications are due August 1, 2022.
    • Contributor: Fenn, John - Stefano, Michelle
    • Date: 2022-06-08
  • Film, Video
    The Codex Huexotzinco: Deciphering a Lost World of Art to Reveal its Secret Codes Barbara Mundy, Jay I. Kislak Chair for the Study of the History and Cultures of the Early Americas at the Library of Congress, and Martha and Donald Robertson Chair in Latin American Art at Tulane University, tells the story of the Codex Huexotzinco, a rare painted manuscript from 16th century Mexico. The manuscript was created in 1531, less than a decade after the fall...
    • Contributor: Yacobucci, Brent - Mundy, Barbara
    • Date: 2022-05-12
  • Film, Video
    Parallel Primary Sources for Enhancing STEM Experiences The interactive session will have our guest STEM educators' model strategies to help your students examine primary sources from multiple perspectives. How can students identify different perspectives from which a single primary source may be examined? And how can examining multiple sources with different perspectives add to their understanding of a topic? We'll practice a number of related strategies and reflect on how they...
    • Contributor: Decraene, Peter - McGuigan, Kathy - Anderson, Lesley
    • Date: 2022-05-12
  • Film, Video
    Primary Source Teaching Strategies for the STEM classroom In this webinar, we use primary source analysis tools to explore these artifacts and consider opportunities to make connections with oceanography, chemistry, and human impacts on ecosystems. Teachers will be able to discuss classroom strategies that can be used to engage all grade-level science students.
    • Contributor: Decraene, Peter - McGuigan, Kathy - Anderson, Lesley
    • Date: 2022-05-05
  • Film, Video
    Gadgets in the Harris and Ewing Collection The photograph collection of Washington, D.C.-based photography studio Harris & Ewing, active during the first half of the 20 century, contains a surprising number of images showing gadgets. These include new inventions, updated technology, and devices created by the federal government to test or produce goods and services. In this talk, we will explore some of these gadgets, including some unidentified mysteries that you...
    • Contributor: Eaker, Jon
    • Date: 2022-05-05
  • Film, Video
    Discovering Your Unique Cultural Lens: A Guide to Cultural Competence Creating an Inclusive Agency: Deepening our awareness of our Unique Cultural Lens is essential for working toward actualizing DEI is in our DNA. Becoming aware of our biases opens our minds to new possibilities, supports everyone sharing perspectives to work effectively together to address complex issues, and serves Congress and the American people.
    • Contributor: J. Zaldivar, Enrique - Kith, Sarah
    • Date: 2022-04-29
  • Film, Video
    Analyzing Primary Sources with a STEM Lens This interactive session will focus on the primary source analysis process and its application for STEM teachers at all grade levels. The breadth and depth of mathematics beyond what students typically see in their textbooks is something educators aspire to deliver on a regular basis. Students connect (or disconnect) with math in different ways and for different reasons and asking students to observe, reflect,...
    • Contributor: Decraene, Peter - McGuigan, Kathy - Anderson, Lesley
    • Date: 2022-04-28
  • Film, Video
    Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change This panel explored moments of constitutional change in the United States, especially in more recent years, looking at constitutional amendments, as well as social movements that led to legislation, shifts in U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence, and other indicators of significant legal change. This event is co-sponsored by the Law Library of Congress and the American Bar Association.
    • Contributor: Kerr, Orin - Bulut, Aslihan - U. Codrington III, Wilfred - Slattery, Elizabeth - Lucero, Orlando - M. Turner, Jr., Reginald - Lin Lakin, Sophia - Wermiel, Stephen
    • Date: 2022-04-28
  • Film, Video
    European Green Bonds and the ECB's Climate Change Agenda This webinar discussed green and sustainable finance with a focus on measures in the European Union (EU). In its 2018 action plan on financing sustainable growth, the European Commission set out the EU strategy to connect finance with sustainability. In particular, the webinar discussed the EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, which contains transparency rules for financial market participants and financial advisers; the European Commission's...
    • Contributor: Gesley, Jenny
    • Date: 2022-04-14
  • Film, Video
    Historical Company Research Webinar The Historical Company Research Webinar covers strategies and resources business librarians at the Library of Congress use to research old companies. We plan on covering print and electronic sources, both free and subscription, as well as giving a few tips and tricks picked up over the years.
    • Contributor: Terrell, Ellen
    • Date: 2022-04-13
  • Film, Video
    Seasonal Appreciations in Japanese Visual Art Jewel-toned woodblocks from the Library's Japanese print collection reflect recurring seasonal celebrations of springtime cherry blossoms, summer fireflies, bright autumn foliage, winter snow, and more. Katherine Blood, co-author of the book, "Cherry Blossom: Sakura Collections from the Library of Congress" will highlight 18th century to contemporary examples, including related, recently acquired prints, drawings, and posters.
    • Contributor: Blood, Katherine - Leventhal, Aliza - Nakahara, Mari
    • Date: 2022-04-08
  • Film, Video
    2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival While the 1912 gift of cherry blossom trees from the city of Tokyo to Washington, D.C. is an enduring symbol of the U.S.-Japan friendship, former Japanese Ambassador Hirosi Saito also played an important role in our friendship in the 1930s. Mari Nakahara, co-author of the book, "Cherry Blossom: Sakura Collections from the Library of Congress" will introduce the Library collections related to Ambassador Saito.
    • Contributor: Blood, Katherine - Nakahara, Mari - Kagei, Tomiko
    • Date: 2022-04-07
  • Film, Video
    Exploring Cherry Blossom Varieties How many varieties of cherry blossoms can you find in your neighborhood? How do you describe their colors? Nakahara will offer a close-up exploration of exquisite watercolor illustrations of the 1912 gift of cherry blossom trees from the city of Tokyo to Washington, D.C. to increase your visual recognition of cherry blossoms each spring.
    • Contributor: Blood, Katherine - Leventhal, Aliza - Nakahara, Mari
    • Date: 2022-04-06
  • Film, Video
    Library of Congress Internship Opportunities IFP is building relationships with university career centers at minority-serving institutions (MSIs) around the U.S. to build awareness of and help disseminate information about the Library's internship programs. The webinars will give an overview of the Library's internship programs and spotlight any upcoming open application periods. For the spring, we will spotlight the Mellon-sponsored Archives, History and Heritage Advanced (AHHA) internship program ahead of...
    • Contributor: Powell, Kimberly - Gibbs, Diana
    • Date: 2022-03-18
  • Film, Video
    Green Energy in the Arctic: Regulatory Opportunities and Challenges in the Nordic Countries Join us for a conversation about how Nordic countries have jointly set to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. We will discuss the agreements, laws, and regulations that provide opportunities or present limitations and challenges for meeting these targets, including international obligations, domestic laws, indigenous self-determination, and municipal rights.
    • Contributor: Hofverberg, Elin
    • Date: 2022-03-10
  • Film, Video
    Culturally Relevant Literacy Approaches Join us for a conversation on successful practices and culturally relevant literacy approaches. This session will be facilitated by the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Advisory Board Member, Dr. Gholdy Muhammad; author of "Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy."
    • Contributor: Liberiste-Osirus, Anasthasie - Collette, Chiara - Black, Kaleena - Dyer, Dorothy - Bender, Penelope - Muhammad, Gholdy
    • Date: 2022-03-10
  • Film, Video
    Illegal Migration in the Central and Western Mediterranean The webinar discussed the main instrument of international law regulating the issue of illegal migration, which is the United Nations Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air. First, highlighted the scope of application of the UN protocol. Additionally, it talked about how the protocol regulates the criminal liability of smuggled migrants and cooperation among member states to curb the problem.
    • Contributor: Sadek, George
    • Date: 2022-02-10
  • Film, Video
    Places and Spaces to Grow Literacy Join us for a conversation on successful practices for growing literacy programs and services in unique places and spaces. This session will be facilitated by the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Advisory Board Member, Allister Chang.
    • Contributor: Briggs, Nora - Naviwala, Nadia - O'Brien, Sharon - Black, Kaleena - Adelson, Robin - Chang, Allister - Torgerson, Michelle
    • Date: 2022-02-10
  • Film, Video
    The Changing Face of Washington D.C. through the U.S. News and World Report Magazine Photograph Collection Kristi Finefield, Reference Specialist, will take you on a tour of 1950s, 1960s and 1970s Washington, D.C. through the lens of staff photographers for U.S. News & World Report (USN & WR) Magazine. A collection of nearly 1.2 million photographs dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, the USN & WR Magazine Photograph Collection not only provides images of the news and political activities...
    • Contributor: Duke, Sara - Finefield, Kristi
    • Date: 2022-02-03
  • Film, Video
    Building Africana Collections and Connecting to Researchers: Interviews with James Armstrong, Part 2 Interviews of James Armstrong, Field Director, Library of Congress Office, Nairobi, Kenya, 1977-1990, is a two-part interview series sponsored by the African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division. Mr. James Armstrong, was the Field Director of the Library of Congress Nairobi Office from 1977-90; and subsequently of the Offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Jakarta, Indonesia from 1992 through 2005. At...
    • Contributor: Page, Laverne - Armstrong, James - Miner, Edward
    • Date: 2022-01-26
  • Film, Video
    Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series: Odd Laws in the United Kingdom Senior Foreign Law Specialist Clare Feikert-Ahalt reviewed laws from the United Kingdom that are often considered odd. From carrying ladders and flying kites on the streets of London, to drunkenness in pubs, sheep riding in cars, and laws against extravagance, this webinar covered a variety of odd laws, providing both citations to the laws, their background, and how the police handle the enforcement of...
    • Contributor: Feikert-Ahalt, Clare
    • Date: 2022-01-20
  • Film, Video
    Literacy Education Beyond the Classroom Join us for a conversation on successful practices related to literacy education beyond the classroom. This session will be facilitated by the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Advisory Board Member, Don Vu; author of "Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Supporting Our Immigrant and Refugee Children Through the Power of Reading."
    • Contributor: Baron, Caitlin - Nesheim, Eric - Gully, Constance - A. Robinson, British - Black, Kaleena - Vu, Don
    • Date: 2022-01-13
  • Film, Video
    Building Africana Collections and Connecting to Researchers, with James Armstrong Join us for an interview with James Armstrong, who was the Field Director of the Library of Congress Nairobi Office from 1977-90; and subsequently of the Offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Jakarta, Indonesia from 1992 through 2005.
    • Contributor: Page, Laverne - Armstrong, James - Miner, Edward
    • Date: 2022-01-06
  • Film, Video
    Come Fly Away with Us: Exploring the Library of Congress Aeronautics Collection Join the Library of Congress in celebrating all things aviation with a webinar tour of the Library's world-class history of aviation collections. The presentation will showcase a selection of material from across the Library, in addition to a brief history on how the Library developed these collections with the aid of the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics and the Division of...
    • Contributor: Harbster, Jennifer
    • Date: 2021-12-14