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    John Tyler Papers


    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Date: 1996-06-01
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    Lessons Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake & New Ta...

    In this lecture, Tateo Arimoto discusses the new science technology and innovation policy of the Japanese government.

    • Contributor: Arimoto, Tateo
    • Date: 2013-01-08
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    The enchanted glasses /

    Devilish looking man dances with a dress in his arms. The dress stands up by itself and a woman magician appears in it. She conjures six women and then makes them disappear. She magically changes into men's clothing and lines up six boxes which begin to smoke and produce six women, whose clothing transforms from formal gowns to ballet dresses. The magician makes them ...

    • Contributor: Chomón, Segundo De - Mathieu, Julienne - Pathé Frères (france) - Pathé Frères (u.s.) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress) - Afi/Masson (daniel J.) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1907
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    American Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Peggy...

    Peggy Seeger remembers Alan Lomax as part of the Lomax Challenge.To mark the 100th birthday of influential folklorist and musician Alan Lomax (1915-2002), who collected songs from musicians like Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Aunt Molly Jackson and Woody Guthrie, Folk Alliance International joined the American Folklife Center to create the Lomax Challenge. Folk Alliance members chose collected by Lomax from the collections of the ...

    • Contributor: Seeger, Peggy
    • Date: 2015-02-21
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    Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

    French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his seminal chamber work Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while he was a prisoner of the German army during World War II. The first performance, given for an audience of about four hundred of his fellow prisoners of war and their prison guards in Stalag VIII-A, resonates as poignant example of the ...

    • Contributor: Wintle, James
    • Date: 2011-03-11
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    Ken Follett: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Ken Follett appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Follett, Ken
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Music Therapy for Alzheimer's & Post-Traumatic Stress

    Alicia Clair discusses music therapy and their affect on patients with Alzheimer's and Post-Traumatic Stress syndrome.

    • Contributor: Clair, Dr. Alicia
    • Date: 2010-11-06
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    Opening, Pan-American Exposition

    "This is a great historical event. Our cameras were stationed in the center of the Esplanade looking toward the Main Approach to the Pan-American Exposition, with the Triumphal Bridge, and the entrance in the foreground. The procession, headed by Vice-President Roosevelt, enters the Main Approach, passes over the Triumphal Bridge, down to the center of the Esplanade directly in front of our camera, when ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress) - Roosevelt, Theodore - Hanna, Marcus Alonzo - Gallinger, Jacob H. (jacob Harold) - Odell, Benjamin (benjamin Barker) - Biehl, Conrad - Babcock, Louis L. - Welch, S. L.
    • Date: 1901
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    I'd Still be Puerto Rican, Even if Born on the Moon: Document...

    This presentation tells the story of the Puerto Rican diaspora to the mainland U.S. during the 20th century and into the 21st through the lens of expressive culture. This history has been well recorded, but by drawing on the work of folk and traditional artists, as well as the work of contemporary artists, the speaker explores the traditions practiced or developed in New York ...

    • Contributor: Mart&iacute - Nez, Elena
    • Date: 2013-08-08
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    Linked Data at the National Library of Sweden

    Martin Malmsten is a developer/architect/technical lead at the National Library of Sweden. He works with many aspects of LIBRIS[1], the Swedish union catalog. He created the linked data interface to LIBRIS[2] to experiment with RDF (Resource Description Framework) and linking to other datasets. Malmsten is interested in how libraries continually re-link vast datasets. He believes that making information available to anyone is what libraries ...

    • Date: 2012-05-03
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    Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in th...

    Elizabeth Eisenstein discusses five centuries of ambivalent attitudes toward printing and printers, based on her new book, "Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

    • Contributor: Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.
    • Date: 2011-03-08
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    "Parallel Worlds: The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring...

    When William Henry Hunt married Ida Alexander Gibbs in the spring of 1904, their wedding was a glittering Washington social event that joined an Oberlin-educated diplomat's daughter and a Wall Street veteran who could trace his lineage to Jamestown. Their union took place in a world of refinement and privilege, but both William and Ida had mixed-race backgrounds, and their country therefore placed severe ...

    • Contributor: Logan Alexander, Adele
    • Date: 2010-03-03
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    [ Excerpt of "Live from Lincoln Center - An Evening with Dann...

    videorecording | Danny Kaye conducts the New York Philharmonic in a rendition of the overure to "The Thieving Magpie." (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

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    2009 Americas Awards Ceremony

    Authors Yuyi Morales and illustrator Margarita Engle receive the 2008 Americas Award for Children and Young Adult Literature during the 16th award presentation hosted by the Library of Congress. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of the Latin American Studies Program (CLASP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Library of Congress Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book hosted the event. Yuyi ...

    • Date: 2009-10-17
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    Paul Yederbeck: ALIAS YEDERBECK Expanded Animation Cinema /

    Vertrieb: Re:Voir, Paris.

    • Contributor: Gessner, Frank - Yederbeck, Paul - Buchan, Suzanne - Frohne, Ursula - Katti, Christian - Spielmann, Yvonne
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video

    Philip Levine Closes the Literary Season

    Philip Levine, 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, concludes the Library's literary spring season.

    • Contributor: Levine, Philip
    • Date: 2012-05-03
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    On the coast of the Bay of Biscay, France /

    A travelog of the frontier dividing France and Spain, with views of the Hendaye Coast, France; the village of Fontarabia, Spain; Saint Marie Gate at Fontarabia; a shopping center; homes of fishermen; the frontier of Spain; Behobie, Spain; the International Bridge between France and Spain; the beach and streets of San Sebastian; the old castle of Polignac; and the Island of Pheasants. Includes a ...

    • Contributor: Eclipse (firm) - George Kleine (firm) - Kleine (george) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1911
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    Natasinh Dancers and Musicians

    The Natasinh Dancers and Musicians performed Lao music and dance from Iowa, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa, based in Des Moines, is a group of Lao dancers and musicians trained in the Natasinh style of performance--the traditional forms, techniques and character of performing arts taught at the Ecole National de ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2006-07-26
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    Megan McDonald: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's author Megan McDonald appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McDonald, Megan
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Film, Video

    Charles Melvin Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Jo...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Sherrod, Charles
    • Date: 2011-06-04

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    The Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy songs and music at the Library of Congress, October 2, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Date). October 2, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bar J Wranglers (musical Group) - Hatch, Anne F. - Humphreys, Scott - Humphreys, Bryan - Hodgson, Tim - Cook, Donnie - Rogers, Danny - Baxter, Jerry - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Date: 2008
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    Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (English)

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the third of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience. (English language version).

    • Date: 2010-11-19
  • Film, Video

    Transcript of "Learning from the FSA Collection" by Carl Flei...

    Transcript of "Learning from the FSA Collection" by Carl Fleischhauer: Documenting America, 1935-1943: The Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photo Collection (Library of Congress Journeys and Crossings)

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
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    A Buckaroo Conversation after a Morning's Work

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Smock, William - Stewart, Fred - Winslow, Mel
    • Date: 1979-10-04
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    Cave of the Heart: Noguchi's Set for the Graham Ballet

    Janet Eilber of the Martha Graham Dance Center of Contemporary Dance discusses Isamu Noguchi's set for the Martha Graham work "Cave of the Heart," set to music by Samuel Barber. The presentation is part of the "Martha Graham at the Library" Festival and presented in association with the Isamu Noguchi Museum.

    • Contributor: Eilber, Janet
    • Date: 2016-03-30
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    Poet Laureate Ted Kooser Opens Literary Season

    Ted Kooser, in his second term as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, opened the Library's 2005-06 literary season with a reading of his work.

    • Contributor: Kooser, Ted
    • Date: 2005-10-13
  • Film, Video

    Lawrence Wright: 2015 National Book Festival

    Lawrence Wright and NPR's Michael Oreskes discuss "Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Wright, Lawrence
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger's Life & Musical Journey

    A musician, documentarian, scholar, and founding member of the influential folk revival group New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger (1933-2009) spent more than 50 years collecting, performing and commemorating the culture and folk music of white and Black Southerners, which he called "music from the true vine." Biographer Bill Malone explores the life and musical contributions of folk artist Seeger, son of musicologists Charles ...

    • Contributor: Malone, Bill
    • Date: 2013-06-12
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    Sikh Conference: Book Reception and Cultural Program

    A cultural program celebrating the Sikh culture culminated the first day of the conference, which was sponsored by the Kaur Foundation under the auspices of the Library's Asian Division and Asian Division Friends Society.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-06-18
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    The Cellos of Stradivari

    Cellists Richard Belcher, Enso String Quartet, and Steven Honigberg, along with sculptor/instrument collector Alfredo Halegua, luthier John Montgomery and Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford of the Library's Music Division presented a lecture on Stradivari's cellos preceding the Enso String Quartet Concert.

    • Date: 2006-12-18
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    The Impact of China and Russia on United States-Mongolian Pol...

    Dr. Alicia Campi discusses her book "The Impact of China and Russia on United States-Mongolian Political Relations in the Twentieth Century."

    • Date: 2010-03-18
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    Svetlana Kim Delivers the 2009 Asian Pacific American History...

    Author Svetlana Kim delivered the keynote address for the Library's 2009 celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. She discussed her new book, "White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee," which describes her journey from Korea to the United States and her rise from poverty to a successful career as a stockbroker.

    • Contributor: Kim, Svetlana
    • Date: 2009-05-07
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    Discussion on James Madison

    Pulitzer-prize winning historian Jack N. Rakove discusses Madison, his work, and his influence in an interview with Manuscript Division Chief Jim Hutson.

    • Date: 2014-03-12
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    Sylvia Nasar: 2011 National Book Festival

    Author Sylvia Nasar appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Nasar, Sylvia
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur performs ballads and songs from Vermont, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Macarthur, Margaret
    • Date: 2005-06-21
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    Wanderers of the desert

    Aspect ratio: 16 x 9. Original film: 1986, France. Also known as Les baliseurs du désert. Cert. Not available [BBFC]. DVD Region 1. Colour. PAL. Arabic with English subtitles (optional).

    • Contributor: Khemir, Nacer
    • Date: 2008
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    Slavica and Rossica

    The Library of the Congress has one of world's largest collections of Slavic items. Jefferson's library, bought by Congress in 1815, contained a number of books about this distant region. However, Slavic items were hardly collected for the next century. The purchase of the Yudin Collection in 1906 signaled a turning point in collecting Slavic items with the help of many Russian-born scholars including ...

    • Contributor: Pivovarov, Evgeny
    • Date: 2012-03-22
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    Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2012

    Philip Levine, the 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry introduced L.S. Asekoff and Sheila Black as this year's winners of the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress. Both read their poems.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-04-05
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    Interview with Allen Hamby, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001 ...

    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Hamby, Allen
    • Date: 2001-11-19
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    Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of th...

    Fatemeh Keshavarz discussed her new book on the mediaeval Persian lyrical poet Sa'di: "Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self." This program was the opening lecture of a Persian book lecture series, held during the Nowruz season which celebrates the arrival of spring.

    • Contributor: Keshavarz, Fatemeh
    • Date: 2016-03-22
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    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (26 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 24Apr1903; H30752. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:26 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Ameta - Armitage, F. S. - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    2013 Witter Bynner Fellows

    2013 Witter Bynner Fellows Sharon Dolin and Shara McCallum are introduced by Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey at their inaugural reading at the Library of Congress.

    • Date: 2013-04-02
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    Craig Thompson: 2012 National Book Festival

    Graphic novelist Craig Thompson appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Thompson, Craig
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Jeff Kinney: 2009 National Book Festival

    New York Times best-selling author Jeff Kinney appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Kinney, Jeff
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Chauncey Depew, Senator Perkins, and Governor Whitman of New ...

    Scenes from the 16th Republican National Convention held in Chicago, June 7-10, 1916. Long shot of delegates outside the Congress Hotel. Medium shots, from left to right, of Mrs. Olive H. Whitman; Governor Charles S. Whitman of New York (1915-1918); Francis Hendricks, former New York State Senator (1886-1891); George W. Perkins, a leader in the Progressive movement (1912-1916); Chauncey M. Depew, former New York ...

    • Contributor: Depew, Chauncey M. (chauncey Mitchell) - Perkins, George W. (george Walbridge) - Whitman, Charles S. - Whitman, Olive H. - Hendricks, Francis - Republican National Convention - Pathe News - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
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    William Alexander: 2006 National Book Festival

    William Alexander speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Alexander, William
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Richard Peck: 2006 National Book Festival

    Richard Peck speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Peck, Richard
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    The Early Herblock

    Scholar Warren Bernard discussed Herb Block's early life and the rise of his career as a political cartoonist in one of several outreach programs for the "Herblock!" exhibition at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Bernard, Warren
    • Date: 2009-10-30
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    Battle of Mafeking /

    From Edison films catalog: In the opening of this picture we see in the foreground a company of Highlanders preparing for a charge on the Boer entrenchments seen in the distance. Just in advance of the Highlanders, two pieces of artillery have just been placed in position, and these immediately open fire upon the enemy. After several volleys from the battery, the Highlanders charge. ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Mitchell, Mason - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Sally Satel: 2014 National Book Festival

    Psychiatrist and author Sally Satel appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Satel, Sally
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video

    Cape Verde & Sao Tome Principe: Commonalities & Differences o...

    The commonalities and differences of two Lusophone African countries are discussed.

    • Date: 2010-10-05
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    The chimney sweep and the miller

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 10Apr1902; H16334. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:31 at 17 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Marvin, Arthur W. - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
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    Gennifer Choldenko: 2015 National Book Festival

    Gennifer Choldenko discusses "Chasing Secrets" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Choldenko, Gennifer
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    From Inspiration to Illumination: The Saint John's Bible

    Tim Ternes discussed the processes, tools, methods and materials behind the making of the Saint John's Bible.

    • Contributor: Ternes, Tim
    • Date: 2016-02-04
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    The Jihadis' Path to Self-Destruction

    Do contemporary jihadists hold, in their own doctrine, the seeds to self-destruction? Nelly Lahoud, a top expert on jihadi ideology and a West Point associate professor, discusses this topic, the subject of her new book of the same name.

    • Contributor: Lahoud , Nelly
    • Date: 2011-02-16
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    Bicycle trick riding, no. 2

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (43 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20Mar1899; 20771. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:34 at 20 fps. Materials listed originate ...

    • Contributor: Edison Manufacturing Co.
    • Date: 1899
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    Feeding Cattle in Winter (ca. 1945)

    • Contributor: Stewart, Leslie J.
    • Date: 1945-00-00
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    Christopher Columbus Book of Privileges: The Claiming of a Ne...

    John W. Hessler, Chet Van Duzer and Daniel De Simone discuss the book "Christopher Columbus Book of Privileges: Claiming of a New World."

    • Date: 2014-10-28
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    Analysis & Curation of American Travelers' Visual Documents o...

    Saule Satayeva discussed her archival research related to American travelers who illuminated Kazakh Nomadic culture through their visual documents from 1876-1937.

    • Contributor: Satayeva, Saule
    • Date: 2016-03-23
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    A Spiteful Souvenir

    • Contributor: Dimunation, Mark
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    Bernstein Meets Broadway

    videorecording | videorecording ; 60 min | The composer Leonard Bernstein once wrote that his now-famous "West Side Story" of 1957 included a plea for racial tolerance as materials reveal in the Bernstein Collection in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. This lecture traces Bernstein's composer-activism back to "On the Town" of 1944, which was his first Broadway show and grew out ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Oja, Carol J.
    • Date: 2011
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    Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of...

    A special program commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, specifically the Voter Rights Act of 1965 with Rep. Terri Sewell.

    • Contributor: Sewell, Terri
    • Date: 2014-02-27
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    Magna Carta's Legacy: A Conversation with Senator Patrick J. ...

    U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy and David S. Mao discuss the legacy of Magna Carta in the United States.

    • Date: 2014-12-03
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    Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: The German (also known as coti...

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:41 | Performed by members of The Jonquil Street Foundation, Inc. Ariane Anthony, Thomas Baird, Barbara Barr, Patricia Beaman, Christopher Caines, Reneé Camus, Charles Garth, Elizabeth Keen, James Martin, Hugh Murphy, Maris Wolff. Choreography/reconstruction by Elizabeth Aldrich. The Great Hall, The Library of Congress, 15 October 1997. Music: "The Stampede: A Descriptive Hunting Scene" by W. E. Pettee, ...

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    Eric Ruske, Jennifer Frautschi & Gloria Chien in Concert

    Acclaimed horn player Eric Ruske was joined by violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Gloria Chien for a performance of horn trios by Ligeti and Brahms, as well as the Hindemith Alto Horn Sonata and Perschichetti "Parable VIII" for solo horn, op. 120.

    • Date: 2015-12-11
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    Concert: Celebration of Roman Totenberg

    Legendary violinist and teacher Roman Totenberg is celebrated with this evening of chamber music that features one of his former students, Mira Wang, with chamber music partners Jan Vogler and Antti Siirala. The program included Beethoven, Sonata for cello and piano in D major, op. 102/2; Harbison, Fantasy Duo for violin and piano; and Tchaikovsky, Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50.

    • Date: 2014-12-12
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    The Story Behind the Stamp

    Kim Therault talks about Arshile Gorky's Stamp and the development of abstract expressionism.

    • Contributor: Therault, Kim
    • Date: 2010-09-28
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    Palace of Electricity

    The camera pans around the Exposition grounds, providing views of the Champs-de-Mars, including a close view of the Palace of Electricity, a partial view of the Eiffle Tower, and views of many visitors to the Exposition.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Jill Biden: Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops

    As part of a program aimed at supporting children of military families, Jill Biden gave a public reading of her book, "Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops."

    • Contributor: Biden, Jill
    • Date: 2013-06-13
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    Preserving At-Risk Digital Social Science Data: The Data-PASS...

    Myron P. Gutmann, professor of history and director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan and the principal investigator of the Data-PASS partnership with the Library's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (, gives a briefing on how the project is acquiring and preserving at-risk digital opinion polls, voting records, large-scale surveys and other social ...

    • Contributor: Gutmann, Myron
    • Date: 2007-01-26
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    Preconcert Talk: Helen Ashby & Andrew Griffiths

    Members of the Stile Antico ensemble discuss Renaissance vocal music.

    • Date: 2013-04-17
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    Burnt Sugar Cana Quemada

    The Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book organized a reading of "Burnt Sugar Cana Quemada" (2006) by the editors Oscar Hijuelos and Lori Marie Carlson. "Burnt Sugar" features the best of Cuban poetry in both Spanish and English.

    • Date: 2006-09-20
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    Scholarfest S5: Right/Wrong: Perspectives on Notions & Morality

    As part of the two-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, five 10-minute rapid-fire "lightning conversations," followed by 30 minutes of moderated Q+A, covered perspectives on notions and morality.

    • Date: 2015-06-11
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    Beyond the Bubble: A New Generation of Historical Thinking As...

    During this interactive session, participants learned how to use free online assessments designed by the Stanford History Education Group that incorporate documents from the Library of Congress's archives. Participants examined assessments, rubrics and sample student responses.

    • Contributor: Breakstone, Joel
    • Date: 2015-10-27
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    Recipes for a New You: Healthy Eating at Its Best

    Daniel W. Thomas cooks recipes from his health-conscious cookbook "Recipes for a New You: Healthy Eating at Its Best."

    • Contributor: Thomas, Daniel W.
    • Date: 2015-02-18
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    Parade of horses on Speedway /

    The film is of a parade of fine horses and fashionable carriages taken along what is now the Harlem River Drive, in the Highbridge section of northern Manhattan. The view is from the Manhattan side of the river looking north. On the right is the Harlem River and on the opposite bank, the Bronx. Prominent in the background is the High Bridge at 175th ...

    • Contributor: Bonine, R. (robert K.) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Lee Child: 2009 National Book Festival

    Author Lee Child known for his Jack Reacher adventures appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Child, Lee
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Yemen's Unknown Treasure: Traditional Silver Jewelry of Bedou...

    Marjorie Ransom discussed traditional silver jewelry of Bedouin and tribal women in Yemen. Her book, "Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba" documents her exploration of the significance of a woman's handmade jewelry with its attributes of power, protection, beauty and personal identity. This is the first in-depth study of Yemeni silver, uniquely illustrated with over 300 photographs.

    • Contributor: Ransom, Marjorie
    • Date: 2014-07-15
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    D.J. MacHale: 2013 National Book Festival

    D.J. MacHale appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Machale, D.J.
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Prove...

    For more than ten years Wolfgang Mieder has made the study of proverbs in political discourse one of his major research areas, particularly the role of proverbs at critical moments in American history. In this lecture he discusses his research for his most recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric" (2010). In barely 40 years of ...

    • Contributor: Mieder , Wolfgang - Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Date: 2011-02-10
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    Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble

    This concert features the Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble performing traditional Turkmenistan music.

    • Contributor: Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble
    • Date: 2011-11-28
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    Renaissance Dance: Branle Simple

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:19 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Susan Manus, violin. Music: "Branle Simple" from Arbeau. See: p. 71 recto - 71 verso in Arbeau, Thoinot. Orchesographie, (#219), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

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    President Harding and Calvin Coolidge [1] /

    Various scenes of the official notification ceremonies held on July 22, 1920 for Warren G. Harding, selected as the Presidential candidate by 17th Republican National Convention and Calvin Coolidge, selected as the Vice Presidential nominee. Opening views of Harding, followed by scenes of him and his wife, Florence Kling Harding, in Marion, Ohio; Harding, Coolidge, and Will H. Hays, Republican National Committee chairman, getting ...

    • Contributor: Harding, Warren G. (warren Gamaliel) - Coolidge, Calvin - Harding, Florence Kling - Hays, Will H. (will Harrison) - Harding, George T. - Lodge, Henry Cabot - Morrow, Edwin P. - Republican National Convention - Community Motion Picture Service, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1920
  • Film, Video

    Colonel Funston swimming the Bagbag River /

    A fictionalized reenactment of an incident in the Spanish-American War when an American officer swam the Bagbag River despite the presence of enemy soldiers on the opposite shore. He jumps into the river under cover of fire by his men at the enemy, leading some on a raft, and eventually the American flag is unfurled in victory.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
  • Film, Video

    Web Research: What's New in 2004

    Chris Sherman and Gary Price discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of web search and its role for the online researcher.

    • Date: 2004-01-29
  • Film, Video

    Sandra Brown: 2008 National Book Festival

    Romance novelist Sandra Brown speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Brown, Sandra
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Film, Video

    96 Ranch Rodeo and Barbecue (1951)

    • Contributor: Stewart, Leslie J.
    • Date: 1951-00-00
  • Film, Video

    Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters?

    Stephen Hess surveys how journalism has changed between the publication of his first book on Washington journalists in 1978 to today, in conjunction with the release of his new book.

    • Contributor: Hess, Stephen
    • Date: 2013-03-20
  • Film, Video

    Demons of the Mind: Ebb and Flow in the Sea of Sadness, Part 1

    The Office of Scholarly Programs, in conjunction with the Dana Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies and the National Institute of Mental Health, sponsored a two-day conference, "Demons of the Mind: 21st Century Science vs. Depression," bringing together top neuroscientists and mental health experts to discuss mental depression.

    • Date: 2006-04-19
  • Film, Video

    Ragheb Moftah's 100th birthday party

    videorecording | 1 video disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. | December 21, 1998 (Date). Duration - 2:00:47 (General). Courtesy of Welcome Video Film, Cairo, Egypt. (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Welcome Video Film
    • Date: 1999
  • Film, Video

    The Way the World Works

    • Contributor: Hebert, John R.
  • Film, Video

    Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: Heel-and-Toe Polka (also known...

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:29 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "Heel and Toe (Kutsche) Polka," in The national dance album by favorite composers, Philadelphia: Thos. Hunter, 1882. See: p. 58-59 in [Brown, R]. A treatise on the elements of dancing, (#162). Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

  • Film, Video

    Plant Hunters

    Connie Carter describes the work of the intrepid group of scientists from the U.S. and beyond who traveled the world collecting plants to enrich botanical knowledge and their nations' gardens.

    • Contributor: Carter, Constance
    • Date: 2014-04-19
  • Film, Video

    Rare Book and Special Collections Division

    Clark W. Evans makes a presentation on the Library's Rare Book and Special Collection Division as part of the docent training program.

    • Contributor: Evans, Clark
    • Date: 2006-10-17
  • Film, Video

    TR at Billings, Montana [1918] /

    In Billings, Montana, on October 5, 1918, to speak on behalf of the Liberty Loan and to denounce the Nonpartisan League of Farmers for its pacifist orientation, TR appears in a touring car greeting Billings citizens. Long shot of TR doffing his hat and shaking hands from a parked car in downtown Billings; after he is seated, car moves through crowded, flag-draped street

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
  • Film, Video

    White: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP

    The author discusses the first biography about Walter White, who served as executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931 to 1955, and is credited with bringing the NAACP to national prominence.

    • Contributor: Janken, Kenneth
    • Date: 2003-02-25
  • Film, Video

    Linda Sue Park: Book Fest 05

    Author Linda Sue Park at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Park, Linda Sue
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Film, Video

    The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and t...

    Noah Webster's name is synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so well-known. Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started America's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most ...

    • Contributor: Kendall, Joshua
    • Date: 2011-06-02
  • Film, Video

    Eleanor Clift: 2008 National Book Festival

    Eleanor Clift appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Clift, Eleanor
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Film, Video

    Scholarfest S4: War/Peace: Perspectives on the Concept of Wor...

    As part of the two-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, five 10-minute rapid-fire "lightning conversations" (followed by 30 minutes of moderated Q&A) covered perspectives on the concept of world order from former Kissinger chairs at the Center.

    • Date: 2015-06-11