Retrospective & Prospective: Sudan & South Sudan
Richard Lobban discussed the long history and vast geography of Sudan. He presented a comprehensive view of many significant events and personages in Sudanese history. As Sudan has had a turbulent and troubled post-colonial life, the program also looked closely at its political and military history including the conflicts in Darfur, the north south conflict as well as the intra-south conflict at present.
Danny Kaye - Africa and Asia
videorecording | 16mm color film | This footage shows people, wildlife, and architecture from various locales in Africa and Asia. The first portion of the film appears to be shot at a Kikuyu guard post in Kenya. (See MAVIS no. 126855). Some later sections appear to be related to Danny Kaye's UNICEF work. (Print viewed). (General). MAVIS record number: 1843843-1-1287952-4 (General). From: Home Movies ...
SuperStrings: Einstein's Dream at the New Millennium
Dr. Gates, John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, presents an audiovisual discussion of the concept of "superstrings," a new theory that describes the forces and matter that make up the universe.
Gates Jr., Sylvester James
Ruze Dalmatinke Traditional Croatian Singing from Washington State
Ruze Dalmatinke of Seattle, Washington presents traditional Croatian songs. Founded by sisters Binki Franulovic Spahi and Alma Franulovic Plancich who immigrated to the U.S. with their family after World War II, the group origianally sprang from their desire to preserve the songs of their native Dalmatia, but their repertoire has since expanded to include songs from throughout Croatia. Special guests Croatian Ambassador Josko Paro ...
Haghighi, Kiu - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
Genre Division & Canonical Unity in the World of Heavy Metal Music
In this curator lecture, James Wintle unravels the complex web of stylistic threads that have permeated heavy metal music since the raucous tri-tone progression of the song "Black Sabbath" signaled its birth in 1970. Wintle also discusses how to access heavy metal music and scholarship in the Library's collections.
Renaissance Dance: Cinq pas de la gaillarde (basic galliard step)
videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:24 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford, dancer; Susan Manus, violin. Music: variation on "Belle qui tiens ma vie" by Thoinot Arbeau. See: p. 53 recto in Arbeau, Thoinot. Orchesographie, (#219), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).
Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord Concert
Leading international harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani played works by Kuhnau, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach and C.P.E. Bach in commemoration of C.P.E. Bach's 300th birthday.
Funeral leaving the President's house and church at Canton, Ohio
President McKinley's body leaving the house and church
In order to film the funeral of President McKinley, the photographer placed his camera in three locations. The first scene shows the casket being carried from his home by the honor guard and placed in the hearse. The second scene shows the hearse, the honor guard, and people lining the streets. The third scene shows the celebrities who attended the funeral preceding the casket ...
McKinley, William - Roosevelt, Theodore - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress - Raim, Ethel - Groce, Nancy
Civil War symposium
Civil War and American memory
Webcast of a 2 1/2 day symposium with leading Civil War experts. It consisted of eight panel discussions on various aspects of the war, presentations of Library of Congress Civil War materials, dramatic readings from Civil War letters, diaries and other materials, a showing of the film The Red Badge of Courage and silent films about the war, and a concert of Civil War ...
Library of Congress Civil War Symposium
Dunham Technique: Dunham walk—slow
In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham’s dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...
TR reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910
Theodore Roosevelt reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910
Robert Bacon, American Ambassador to France, TR, Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the United States, and General Jean B. Dalstein, Military Governor of Paris, arrive at the Château de Vincennes, a medieval castle and dungeon, parts of which are used by French military schools; the group has been invited to review troops and observe military maneuvers. TR's party arrives in a car and is ...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Bacon, Robert - Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules) - Dalstein, Jean - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Since its foundation by Pierre Boulez in 1976, Ensemble Intercontemporain has been one of the world's great ensembles dedicated to new music and 20th-century repertoire. Under the direction of composer/conductor Matthias Pintscher, the group performed a special collection of masterworks by Varèse, Berg and Ligeti, as well as two recently composed pieces of chamber music: the world premiere of a new work for violin ...
Heaven & Earth: Church Education & Monastic Culture in Ethiopia
Filmmaker Mackonen Michael discussed his documentary, "Heaven & Earth" covering a millennium of Ethiopian monastic culture and ecclesiastical education. Presenting the development of indigenous Christianity in an African setting, the film provides a corrective to still prevalent stereotypes of Africa as a dark continent in need of enlightenment by outside forces.
Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa" [i.e., "Chitose"]
Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitose" | Launching of Japanese man-of-war "Chitose" | Launch of the Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"
This film shows the launching of the Imperial Japanese Navy cruiser Chitose at the Union Iron Works shipyard, San Francisco, on Saturday, January 22, 1898. The camera view is east, across a small inlet of Central Basin, to slipway #1. Four additional slipways lay beyond to the west. The inlet and slipway remain today, now covered with chunks of abandoned piers, adjacent to the ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick
Panoramic view of the Golden Gate
Panorama of the Golden Gate
This film, photographed from the front of a moving steam engine, shows the scenic portion of the Ferries and Cliff House Railroad route along the bluffs and cliffs of Lands End (at the northwest corner of San Francisco) overlooking the Golden Gate and the Marin headlands. The line gave access to the famed Cliff House and Sutro Baths, previously accessed by the Point Lobos ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)