150th Anniversary of the J&R Lamb Studios: Morning Session
Art and architectural historians and design community insiders assembled at the Library of Congress for a symposium celebrating 150 years of J&R Lamb Studios, America's oldest continuously-run decorative arts firm, which preceded and influenced the studios of both John LaFarge and Louis C. Tiffany. The Library of Congress acquired the J&R Lamb Studios archives in 2003 to 2004. The collection contains company records and...
Do All Indians Live in Tipis? and Other Compelling Questions for Education
Do all Indians live in tipis? | Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2008-08-05
Stereotypes, inaccuracies and inappropriate representations of Native Americans continue to abound in American society today. Reflecting on his 20 years of experience working in the field of American Indian education, the Edwin Schupman explores examples, causes and implications of the current state of awareness about Native peoples and issues.
Schupman, Edwin - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
The Gannon Family
Gannon Family concert | American Folklife Center concert, 2006-11-15 | Irish music and dance from Missouri | Homegrown 2006, the music of America
The Gannon Family performs Irish music and dance from Missouri, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Gannon Family - Gannon Family (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2008
Poet Laureate Charles Simic has chosen two new voices in poetry, business-development writer Matthew Thorburn and attorney Monica Youn, for the 2008 Witter Bynner Fellowships.Thorburn and Youn each will receive a $10,000 fellowship, provided by the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry in conjunction with the Library of Congress. It is the 11th year the fellowships have been awarded. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington...
The dreadful flu
A humorous drama shows the devastating effects of an influenza epidemic on a Micronesian island. People are relieved when a supply of vaccine is ordered and everyone is urged to get immunized against future outbreaks.
Researching Amos Kendall: Adventures in Library Research, Literature and Literacy
Through his philanthropy, Amos Kendall, who served as U.S. postmaster general under presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, founded the institution that would become Gallaudet University, the leading educational institution for the deaf in the world. The Center for the Book, in partnership with the National Literary Society of the Deaf, a center reading-promotion partner, hosted a program titled "Researching Amos Kendall: Adventures...
To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence
A 2007 research report from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) about the state of reading in the United States reached three startling conclusions that are still being debated: Americans are spending less time reading; reading comprehension skills are eroding; and these declines have serious civic, social, cultural and economic implications. Sunil Iyengar, director of the NEA Office of Research and Analysis that...
Diamonds, Gold and War: The British, the Boers and the Making of South Africa
In 1871, prospectors exploring a remote stretch of land in South Africa stumbled upon a rich deposit of diamonds. Fifteen years later, gold was discovered in the region, which was once regarded as a "worthless jumble of British colonies." What followed was an epic struggle for control between the colonizing British and the native Boer settlers, culminating in a costly, bloody war that left...
George, Scott Edward - Kellam, Alicia
The New American Cooking
Noted food writer Joan Nathan spoke about her latest book "The New American Cooking" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. To complement her lecture, area chefs provided sample dishes. They were chef Cliff Wharton of TenPenh Restaurant, pastry chef Ann Amernick of Palena Restaurant and baker Mark Furstenberg of Bread Line.
The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership
Zbigniew Brzezinski, whom The Washington Post calls "one of the nation's most important voices on foreign policy," discussed his latest book, in which he encourages the United States to work effectively with other nations to achieve its ends.