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    Justice
    Concerts from the Library of Congress presents Justice composed by Roger Reynolds
    Videorecording. Filmed Operas.. electronic | composed by Roger Reynolds. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title from screen (viewed on March 20, 2009). Commissioned by the Julian E. Berla and Freda Hauptman Berla Fund in the Library of Congress for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial. Carmen Pelton, soprano; Steven Schick, percussion; Donnah Welby, actress. (Performers). Recorded at the Thomas Jefferson Building's Great Hall on November 30, ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Pelton, Carmen - Schick, Steven - Welby, Donnah - Fonte, Henry
    • Date: 2001
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    Rita Williams-Garcia: 2014 National Book Festival Rita Williams-Garcia appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Williams-Garcia, Rita
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    The gay shoe clerk From Edison films catalog: Scene shows interior of shoe-store. Young lady and chaperone enter. While a fresh young clerk is trying a pair of high-heeled slippers on the young lady, the chaperone seats herself and gets interested in a paper. The scene changes to a very close view, showing only the lady's foot and the clerk's hands tying the slipper. As her dress is ...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Subub surprises the burglar
    Subbubs surprises the burglar
    Opens on a bedroom set, with a man in a white nightshirt asleep on a Murphy bed. The bedroom window is raised from the outside, and a man dressed in black clothes and cap enters, furtively looks around the room, and checks to see that the bed's occupant is asleep. The burglar then rummages through the clothes in a chest of drawers and, finding ...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Kevin Young: 2015 National Book Festival Kevin Young discusses "Book of Hours" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Young, Kevin
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    The magician From Edison films catalog: The scene opens on a theatrical stage. The magician enters from the wings, and making a bow to the audience, removes his coat and hat, and they disappear mysteriously into the air. He then takes a white handkerchief from his pocket, holds it over his knees, and his long trousers disappear, and behold! he is clad in knickerbockers. He next ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Emily Dickinson Marathon Reading (Part 2) Part two of an all-day reading of Emily Dickinson's works in honor of the poet's 184th birthday.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-12-08
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    Emily Dickinson Marathon Reading (Part 1) Part one of an all-day reading of Emily Dickinson's works in honor of the poet's 184th birthday.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-12-08
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    Panorama of the moving boardwalk
    Panoramic view of the moving sidewalk at the Paris Exposition
    From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken from the stationary platform, showing the rapidly moving board walk on the outer edge, which has a speed of five miles per hour; also shows the middle platform moving two and a-half miles per hour, the third platform being stationary. At intervals there are upright posts to steady passengers passing from one platform to the other. ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan Four of the most controversial directors of the Central Intelligence Agency -- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby and Willian Casey -- are the subject of a new book by Douglas Waller, who did much of his research at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Waller, Douglas
    • Date: 2016-03-07
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    Magnifying the Universe Jane Rigby demonstrated how scientists study parts of the distant universe with the use of natural telescopes (a natural phenomenon known as gravitational lensing) in conjunction with the largest telescopes on or off the Earth.
    • Contributor: Rigby, Jane
    • Date: 2014-04-22
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    The martyred presidents This film is difficult to classify. It opens on a scene showing a mourner with bowed head sitting in front of what appears to be a tombstone. Shortly afterwards, the face of Abraham Lincoln and then of two other presidents, Garfield and McKinley, can be seen on the monument and then they disappear. There is a figure huddled at the foot of a statue ...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    A frontier flirtation
    Frontier flirtation, or how the tenderfoot won out | How the tenderfoot won out
    Opens on a stage with a painted backdrop of a forest or garden. On a park bench center stage sits a well-dressed woman with a dark veil obscuring her face, holding an open parasol overhead and a closed fan in her lap. A mustached cowboy enters, dressed in fringed chaps, boots, Western hat, neck kerchief, and pistol belt. When he spies the woman, he ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Mission to Baghdad: Toward Rebuilding a National Library This is an interview with two Library of Congress staff members who traveled to Baghdad in November 2003. Their mission was to assist the staff of the Iraqi Library and assess the damage to its building and its collections after two fires, extensive water damage and a devastating explosion.
    • Contributor: Kresh, Diane
    • Date: 2003-11-01
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    Kanakas diving for money, no. 2 Several native boys swimming in what appears to be a harbor area can be seen in the foreground. In the background several seagoing ships are loading and unloading cargo. During the course of the film, a man in an outrigger canoe paddles by the camera.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Bleckyrden, W. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Blechynden, Frederick - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Charleston chain-gang Apparently, the film was photographed from a compound bordered by high walls and buildings. At a distance of fifty yards in the direction that the camera is pointed a column of men can be seen walking backwards and holding a chain under their arms. All the men are dressed the same. Two men carrying shotguns gesture to indicate the chain gang should move. They ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
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    We Write the Songs ASCAP 2015 Concert American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation's "We Write the Songs" concert, featuring the songwriters performing and telling the stories behind their own music. Taking the stage to perform some of their most notable music were Ne-Yo, Natalie Merchant (also formerly of 10,000 Maniacs), Donald Fagan of Steely Dan fame, Rupert Holmes and Rhymefest, who wrote "Glory," the Oscar-winning song from the ...
    • Date: 2015-05-12
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    When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II Molly Guptill Manning discussed her book that tells the story of how, during World War II, publishers, book sellers and librarians mobilized to launch a program that distributed more than 122 million small, lightweight paperbacks to troops overseas.
    • Contributor: Manning, Molly Guptill
    • Date: 2015-09-25
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    Marilynne Robinson on Literacy
    • Contributor: Robinson, Marilynne
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Archiving Email: Policy & Guidelines Development Perspective - Policy Development for Archiving Email As part of a symposium on archiving email, presenters discuss the policy and guidelines development perspective and explore a cross-pollination of perspectives of how private, public and state government institutions are managing email to not only maximize long-term research value but also to comply with technical, legal, access and intellectual policy issues in processing email archives.
    • Date: 2015-06-02
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    Ensemble Dal Niente Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente performs the world premiere of George Lewis' "The Mangle of Practice," a Library of Congres McKim Fund commission, as well as the composer's "Assemblage." Also featured is "in vain" by G.F. Haas, a monumental work with dramatic lighting effects.
    • Contributor: Ensemble Dal Niente
    • Date: 2014-10-30
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    Juan Felipe Herrera 2015 National Book Festival PSA (English) Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera welcomes you to the 2015 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., Sept. 5, 2015. (English)
    • Contributor: Herrera, Juan Felipe
    • Date: 2015-07-28
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    Mary Jones oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09. Mary Jones describes her childhood in Albany, Georgia, including the work she did as a child and her memories of school. Jones discusses learning about the Civil Rights Movement by reading the newspaper, and she describes her children's experiences as they entered white schools. After she joined the Albany Movement, she helped to register voters, participated in marches and boycotts, and joined the police ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Griffin, Willie James - Jones, Mary A.
    • Date: 2013-03-09

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    Provoking Inquiry Through Primary Sources As educators, we have answered the question: Why inquiry? This session engaged participants in answering the question: Why use primary sources during inquiry? They investigated ways that primary sources bring inquiry alive in our students: creation of intellectual space, building authentic connections to the real world, integration of inquiry skills, and the development of empathy.
    • Contributor: Stripling, Barbara
    • Date: 2015-10-28
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    DPLAfest 2016: Free for All - The Story of NYPL's Public Domain Drop On January 6, 2016, the New York Public Library made out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections available as high-resolution downloads, with no permission required and no restrictions on use. Presenters shared the story of the release, including strategic, tactical, and impact design decisions and how it's been received so far.
    • Date: 2016-04-14