Film, VideoLegendary Folk Singer Odetta Peggy Bulger, director of the American Folklife Center, interviews folk singer Odetta, who was presented with the Living Legend Award by the Library of Congress.
- Contributor: Holmes Felious Gordon, Odetta
- Date: 2003-11-03
Film, VideoJudith Viorst: 2014 National Book Festival Judith Viorst appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Viorst, Judith
- Date: 2014-08-30
CollectionPassing for Traditional: The New Lost City Ramblers and Folk Music Authenticity
Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2011-09-09 The New Lost City Ramblers were pioneers in the old-time music revival that paralleled the great folk music boom of the 1960s. Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley (later replaced by Tracy Schwarz) were city-born and suburban-bred folk musicians who specialized in recreating the sounds of rural southern stringband and early bluegrass music at a time when the folk music scene was dominated...
- Contributor: Allen, Ray - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2011-09-08
Film, VideoAnne Ursu: 2014 National Book Festival Anne Ursu appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Ursu, Anne
- Date: 2014-08-30
Film, VideoBait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream Barbara Ehrenreich discussed her 2005 book "Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream," which chronicles the often futile efforts of laid-off middle-class professionals to become re-employed in corporate America. The event was sponsored by the Science, Technology & Business Division.
- Contributor: Ehrenreich, Barbara
- Date: 2005-12-07
Film, VideoLois Lowry on Literacy Lois Lowry addresses the importance of literacy at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Lowry, Lois
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoThe Woman Who Read Too Much Bahiyyih Nakhjavani speaks about her novel, "The Woman Who Read Too Much." Set in the world of the Qajar monarchs, mayors, ministers and mullahs, this book explores 19th century Iran and tells a gripping tale of a pioneering woman.
- Contributor: Nakhjavani, Bahiyyih
- Date: 2015-04-02
Film, VideoLove Wins: Obergefell v. Hodges Jim Obergefell and Debbie Cenziper discussed their new book, "Love Wins." Obergefell was the named plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 landmark marriage equality ruling that the Supreme Court issued just a year prior.
- Date: 2016-06-29
Film, VideoThe Literacy Legacy of Álvaro Mutis Charlotte Rogers discussed the work and legacy of Álvaro Mutis, one of Colombia's most revered literary figures.
- Contributor: Rogers, Charlotte
- Date: 2016-05-13
Film, VideoRecent Research on Daguerreotypes at George Eastman House The 2005 George Eastman House exhibition, "Young America, the Daguerreotypes of Southworth and Hawes," launched a research collaboration among Eastman House conservators, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, focused on these fragile early photographs. The research has encouraged the Mellon Foundation to support efforts to standardize and share common examination methods, develop image-based condition databases, and establish a...
- Date: 2008-10-23
Film, VideoDigital Library Technologies Staff of the U.S./Anglo Division in the Library's Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access directorate took on special projects in the summer of 2015 and presented their findings regarding advancements in digital library technologies. Topics covered include the innovative reuse of linked open data, trends in open access publication and licensing models, and the changing serials publication environment.
- Date: 2015-08-26
Film, VideoThe History of Education in Jamaica Anthony S. Johnson, Ambassador of Jamaica to the United States, delivered a lecture titled "The History of Education in Jamaica."
- Date: 2009-04-21
Film, VideoResearching 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...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2008-03-13
Film, VideoThe Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble
Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2002-05-31 Webcast of a concert performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, May 31, 2002. videorecording | 2 digital video files (2 hr., 45 sec.) : sd., col. | Title from cover of printed program. On cover: The McKim Fund, The Carolyn Royall Just Fund, in the Library of Congress. All works composed by Paquito D'Rivera; lyrics for Panamericana suite and Song for peace...
- Contributor: Library of Congress - Paquito D'rivera Ensemble - D'rivera, Paquito - Urcola, Diego - Yavnai, Alon - Stagñaro, Oscar - Walker, Mark - Carter, Regina - Piccinini, Marina - Feliciano, Brenda ... Library of Congress - Paquito D'rivera Ensemble - D'rivera, Paquito - Urcola, Diego - Yavnai, Alon - Stagñaro, Oscar - Walker, Mark - Carter, Regina - Piccinini, Marina - Feliciano, Brenda - Colina, Annie - McKim Fund - The Carolyn Royall Just Fund - Music Division - Recording Laboratory - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2002
Film, VideoEleanor Lambert: Still Here John A. Tiffany discusses his new book on Eleanor Lambert, best known as the inventor of Fashion Week, creator of the International Best-Dressed List and founder of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. When she died in 2003 at age 100, she was one of the most influential women in the American fashion industry. But well before she became a fashion doyenne, Lambert...
- Contributor: Tiffany, John A.
- Date: 2012-02-02
Film, VideoFinding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society Nancy Newman presents an American Musicological Society lecture, "A Program Not Greatly to Their Credit": Finding New Perspectives on the Germania Musical Society through the American Memory Sheet Music Collection.
- Contributor: Newman, Nancy
- Date: 2014-04-22
Film, VideoHolocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps The Master Chorale of Washington, in partnership with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, presented the "Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps," a work based on the songs and letters written by Nazi concentration camp prisoners. The cantata, composed and conducted by Donald McCullough, stands as a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The program included selected readings from the...
- Date: 2005-11-15
Film, VideoQuestionPoint: Reference in a Digital World Diane Kresh discusses QuestionPoint, a collaborative initiative and online service to create a vision of what reference can be in the twenty-first century.
- Contributor: Kresh, Diane
- Date: 2004-08-04
Film, VideoThe Legacy of St. Augustine: Myth, History & the Story of America's Oldest City J. Michael Francis discussed the Spanish founding of St. Augustine, Florida, and its long and varied cultural heritage.
- Contributor: Francis, J. Michael
- Date: 2015-10-14
Film, VideoWomen's History Month: Former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder Deputy Librarian of Congress Robert Dizard Jr. interviews former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder about her career as the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado, as former president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and, most recently, as professor at Rollins College in Florida.
- Date: 2014-06-04
Film, VideoRobert L. Carter oral history interview conducted by Patricia Sullivan in New York, New York, Robert L. Carter recalls growing up in Newark, New Jersey, and attending Lincoln University, Howard University Law School, and Columbia University. He discusses hearing Marian Anderson sing at the Lincoln Memorial and his service in the segregated army during World War II. He recounts his career as a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, including the Brown v. Board of Education case and...
- Contributor: Carter, Robert L. - Sullivan, Patricia - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
- Date: 2010
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Film, VideoJames L. Swanson: 2009 National Book Festival New York Times best-selling author James L. Swanson appears at the National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Swanson, James L.
- Date: 2009-09-26
Film, VideoCalhoun vs. Madison: Transformation of the Thought of the Founding Harry Jaffa presented "Calhoun vs. Madison: Transformation of the Thought of the Founding" at this symposium celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Madison, the nation's fourth president.
- Contributor: Jaffa, Harry V.
- Date: 2001-03-16
Film, VideoBill Russell oral history interview conducted by Taylor Branch in Seattle, Washington, 2013-05-12.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Branch, Taylor - Russell, Bill
- Date: 2013-05-12
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Film, VideoLinda Sue Park and Margaret Peterson Haddix: 2010 National Book Festival National best selling authors Linda Sue Park and Margaret Peterson Haddix present at the 2010 National Book Festival.
- Date: 2010-09-25