Film, Video2006 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity John Hope Franklin and Yu Ying-shih were awarded the 2006 Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the study of humanity. John Hope Franklin's pioneering work established African American history as an important area of academic study and popular understanding. His contributions ranged across the genres of non-fiction writing, from scholarly monographs to works of history intended for a non-academic public, to a textbook, a...
- Contributor: Ying-Shih, Yu - Franklin, John Hope
- Date: 2006-12-05
Film, VideoWash day in Mexico
Washday in Mexico "Mexican International R. R. Series: the interesting views catalogued below were photographed by our artists, while enjoying the special privileges extended to Mr. Edison's party. Under a broad and intelligent management, the Mexican International is increasing its tourist business every year. The pictures show what a quaint and wonderful foreign country lies at the very gateway of our southern frontier"--Edison films catalog. "In front...
- Contributor: Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
- Date: 1898
Film, VideoAmy Tan: 2018 National Book Festival Amy Tan discusses "Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir" at the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Tan, Amy
- Date: 2018-09-01
Film, VideoPoetry at Noon: The Air Poets Former Indiana Poet Laureate Joyce Brinkman introduces a group of "Airpoets" whose poems were incorporated into stained-glass murals in the new Indianapolis International Airport that is scheduled to open later this year as part of the Library's Poetry at Noon series. The poets include Ruthelen Burns, Joseph Heithaus and the current Indiana Poet Laureate Norbert Krapf. Brinkman herself is an "Airpoet." The work written...
- Contributor: Burns, Ruthelen - Heithaus, Joseph - Brinkman, Joyce - Krapf, Northbert
- Date: 2008-12-09
Film, VideoDiscovering the Deep Award-winning author Barb Rosenstock discussed her book "Discover the Deep," the true story about the bathysphere, a spherical deep-sea submersible built by engineer Otis Barton and explorer Will Beebe, which was unpowered and lowered into the ocean on a cable. She described her writing and her research, and why the book is dedicated to Constance (Connie) Carter, former head of Science Reference at the...
- Contributor: Carter, Constance - Rosenstock, Barb
- Date: 2018-12-10
Film, Video[Claremont Theatre, N.Y.] "Shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre in New York City at 135th St. and Broadway where Edison is showing Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper in On the Stroke of Twelve. Large numbers of men, women and children leave the theater, some as many as two or three times. Delivery boys, a wagon, automobiles and a boy on rollerskates pass by"--The George Kleine Collection...catalog.
- Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1915
Film, VideoCharles F. McDew oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia, 2011 June 04. Charles McDew recalls growing up in Massillon, Ohio, his family's involvement in the steel mill unions and attending South Carolina State University. He remembers being arrested three times in two days for not obeying segregation laws in South Carolina, founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and registering voters in Mississippi.
- Contributor: Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - McDew, Charles
- Date: 2011
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Film, Video"Love Me" The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress challenged musical artists to interpret material from its unparalleled archive of ethnographic recordings of traditional folk music. Artists were asked to put their own spin on these archival treasures, and to perform them at a special showcase during the Folk Alliance International conference in Montreal, Canada in 2019. The showcase was recorded for this webcast....
- Contributor: Williams, Roger - S'aida, Shakura
- Date: 2019-02-16
Film, VideoDanny Kaye - golfing videorecording | 16mm color film | This home movie shows Danny Kaye teeing off and taking instruction from another golfer. There are also shots of Bob Hope golfing. (Print viewed). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
Film, VideoDas Testament des Dr. Mabuse
Testament of Dr. Mabuse Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Locked away in an asylum for a decade and teetering between life and death, the criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse has scribbled his last will and testament: a manifesto establishing a future empire of crime. When the document's nefarious writings start leading to terrifying parallels in reality, it's up to Berlin's star detective, Inspector Lohmann, to connect the fragmented, maddening clues in a case unlike...
- Contributor: John, Georg - Jacques, Norbert - Wolff, Lothar - Erdmann, Hans - Criterion Collection (Firm) - Harbou, Thea Von - Henckels, Paul - Hasler, Emil - Janus Films - Nebenzal, Seymour ... John, Georg - Jacques, Norbert - Wolff, Lothar - Erdmann, Hans - Criterion Collection (Firm) - Harbou, Thea Von - Henckels, Paul - Hasler, Emil - Janus Films - Nebenzal, Seymour - Vash, Karl - Diessl, Gustav - Home Vision (Firm) - Beregi, Oszkár - Nero-Film A.G. - Lang, Fritz - Klein-Rogge, Rudolf - Höcker, Oskar
- Date: 2004
Film, VideoRisk Capital: Fictitious Finance & the Rise of the Insurance Business Elisabeth Engel examines how insurers envisioned, and ultimately invented, significant amounts of American capital to fund the fragile political economy of the United States upon its founding. How can we prosper in times of economic hardship? This question has driven the development of numerous institutions concerned with financial security in the Atlantic world since the early modern period, ranging from friendly societies to welfare...
- Contributor: Engel, Elisabeth
- Date: 2019-10-30
Film, VideoGerman Almanacs in 18th-Century North America Alexander Knirim discussed his research of German-American almanacs of the 18th century in the rare book collections. He showed a number of 18th-century German-American almanacs that are held in the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections division.
- Contributor: Knirim, Alexander
- Date: 2017-11-30
Film, VideoReach for Gold: Sports and Copyright This program explored the unique and sometimes surprising relationship between sports and copyright.
- Contributor: Derakhshani, Delara - Garrett, Robert - Heggans, Derrick
- Date: 2019-04-25
Film, VideoRalph Ellison: A Biography Ralph Ellison never produced another novel in his lifetime after his magnum opus "Invisible Man," which won the National Book Award in 1953. Did success ruin him? This is one theme in the new biography of Ellison by Arnold Rampersad, the first scholar given complete access to Ellison's papers at the Library of Congress. Rampersad discussed and signed his book, "Ralph Ellison: A Biography,"...
- Contributor: Rampersad, Arnold
- Date: 2007-05-03
Film, VideoTahereh Mafi: National Book Festival 2021 Tahereh Mafi discusses "An Emotion of Great Delight" (HarperCollins), a novel about a Muslim teenager living in post-9/11 America, navigating a dual identity and reclaiming a right to joy, with Ava Schifferns and Bailey Carbary, student ambassadors from 2020-2021 National Ambassador Jason Reynolds' GRAB THE MIC program.
- Contributor: Carbary, Bailey - Schifferns, Ava - Mafi, Tahereh
- Date: 2021-09-17
Film, VideoDenise Kiernan: 2013 National Book Festival Denise Kiernan appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Kiernan, Denise
- Date: 2013-09-22
Film, VideoLate Nineteenth-Century Dance: Waltz videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:44 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "Wein, Weib und Gesang Waltzes," in Johann Strauss Dance Music, Boston: White, Smith and Perry, 189-. See: p. 79-88 in Gilbert, M. Round dancing, (#250), See: p. 62-70 in Dodworth, A. Dancing and its relations to education and social life,...
Film, VideoThe Amman Message: A Magisterium for Islam? Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick discusses the similarities between Muslim and Christian quests for common understanding among adherents of each religion.
- Contributor: McCarrick, Theodore E.
- Date: 2011-11-16
Film, VideoOur Lady of Charity: The Heart of the Cuban People Emilio Cueto spoke about his latest book "La virgen de la Caridad del Cobre: en el alma del pueblo cubano" ("Our Lady of Charity: The Heart of the Cuban People").
- Contributor: Cueto, Emilio
- Date: 2015-04-10
Film, VideoVishtèn Oral History Members of the band Vishtèn paid homage to their traditions and to the historic and strong musical connections between their two island Acadian communities.
- Contributor: Vishtèn - Winick, Stephen
- Date: 2019-03-21
Film, VideoLibrary of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: Smokey Robinson Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden welcomes legendary R&B singer Smokey Robinson to the Library to talk about his recent selection as the recipient of the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The interview takes place in the Library's George and Ira Gershwin Room with Robinson sitting at George Gershwin's favorite piano.
- Contributor: Robinson, Smokey - Hayden, Carla
- Date: 2016-11-16
Film, VideoMotherhood and the Military The Motherhood in the Military panel discussion, sponsored by the Veterans History Project, explores the dual roles of mother and soldier through the personal experiences of four service connected women. This event encourages women veterans to contribute their oral histories to the national collections of the Library of Congress.
- Contributor: Dever, Mary - Ernst, Sen. Joni - Duckworth, Sen. Tammy - Dainer, Rupa - Estabrooks, Elizabeth - Hayden, Carla - Mayweather, Rue - Martin, Candy
- Date: 2021-05-06
Film, VideoMusic & Technology: Ge Wang & Mark Applebaum In collaboration with Stanford University, Mark Applebaum and Ge Wang speak about and demonstrate their work exploring technology in music. They illuminate key issues at the intersection of art and the technologies that contribute to it.
- Contributor: Applebaum, Mark - Wang, Ge
- Date: 2013-10-26
Film, VideoDepression and Creativity Symposium Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, convened a discussion of the effects of depression on creativity. Joining Jamison were two distinguished colleagues from the fields of neurology and neuropsychiatry, Dr. Terence Ketter and Dr. Peter Whybrow. The Music and the Brain series is co-sponsored...
- Contributor: Whybrow, Peter - Ketter, Terence - Jamison, Kay Redfield
- Date: 2009-02-03
Film, VideoClimate Change, Nature & the Writer's Eye: A Tribute to Annie Proulx Science writer Peter Brannen and internationally acclaimed novelist Amitav Ghosh will join 2018 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner Annie Proulx to discuss pressing issues of environmental change and a writer's responsibilities to them.
- Contributor: Ghosh, Amitav - Proulx, Annie - Brannen, Peter
- Date: 2019-03-20