• Film, Video
    The New Iraq: Memory and National Identity Part 2 The symposium focused on the importance and the preservation of millions of documents from the Baathist archives of Iraq uncovered after the war in 2003. The keynote speaker was the Honorable `Ala' al-Tamimi, the Mayor of Baghdad. There was a slide presentation shown at the symposium which displayed photographs and art works made by Iraqis depicting the scourge of war. Kanan Makiya, the Iraqi ...
    • Date: 2005-03-08
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    American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) discussed, "American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country." "American Heroines" is a blend of biography, history and personal memoir that profiles notable American women from the 19th century to the present. This compelling mix of social history and personal recollection presents female pioneers in fields as varied as government, business, education and health care, who overcame the ...
    • Contributor: Hutchison, Kay Bailey
    • Date: 2005-03-14
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    Jim Lehrer: 2011 National Book Festival Television journalist Jim Lehrer appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Lehrer, Jim
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Daniel Yergin: 2012 National Book Festival Daniel Yergin appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Yergin, Daniel
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Women Who Dare The seven authors of the Library of Congress "Women Who Dare" series, which celebrates the lives of remarkable women who have shaped American history, discussed their books in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. The "Women Who Dare" series focuses on women who have changed the course of American history through their courage and spirit, often in the face of ...
    • Date: 2006-11-16
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    A Digital Library of British Printed Images to 1700 Michael Hunter discusses a collaborative project with the Centre for Computing in the Humanities at King's College London to produce a digital library of British printed images to 1700. The project, to be completed by 2009, will present online 12,000 images mainly from the holdings of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. A retrieval system is being constructed which will ...
    • Contributor: Hunter, Michael
    • Date: 2007-03-27
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    The Library of Congress Is Your Library An overview of the history of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2015
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    James McPherson
    • Contributor: McPherson, James
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    John Feinstein
    • Contributor: Feinstein, John
    • Date: 2001-09-08
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    Comparing Independence Movements in the Americas Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the second of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience.
    • Date: 2010-11-19
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    Women in Science and Engineering To honor women who have taken the lead in the environmental or "green" movement, the National Women's History Project chose "Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet" as the 2009 theme for National Women's History Month. In celebration, a panel discussion on "Women in Science and Engineering" was held at the Library. The moderator and featured panelist was Carol Burger, associate professor in ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-03-12
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    From Spanish Court to Ottoman Palace Ann Brener discusses Hebrew books from the 16th century in the collections of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Brener, Ann
    • Date: 2012-08-21
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    Dorothy Height
    • Contributor: Height, Dorothy
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Nathaniel Philbrick
    • Contributor: Philbrick, Nathaniel
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Ian Fleming, James Bond & the Public Perception of the CIA Christopher Moran explores the similarities between Ian Fleming's James Bond novels and the real world of the Central Intelligence Agency.
    • Contributor: Moran, Christopher
    • Date: 2011-06-02
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    Unsung Heroes: A Symposium on the Heroism of Asian Pacific Americans During World War II (Morning Session) The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society will co-host a special commemorative program honoring Asian Pacific American heroism during World War II. This session of the symposium includes Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba's overview of the war in the Pacific Theater, Anna Chennault's recollection of her life with the Flying Tigers and Poet Vince ...
    • Date: 2009-10-26
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    John Tyler Papers Interview
    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Date: 1996-06-01
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    Svetlana Kim Delivers the 2009 Asian Pacific American History Month Keynote Author Svetlana Kim delivered the keynote address for the Library's 2009 celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. She discussed her new book, "White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee," which describes her journey from Korea to the United States and her rise from poverty to a successful career as a stockbroker.
    • Contributor: Kim, Svetlana
    • Date: 2009-05-07
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    Expedition to the Equator: A Scientific Adventure Story Ricardo V. Luna holds a conversation with Larrie D. Ferreiro, whose latest book describes an 18th-century scientific expedition to the equator to determine the true shape of the Earth. Ferreiro's new book tells the story of a 10-year scientific expedition to the equator to resolve the mystery surrounding the shape of the Earth. It was known that the Earth was not a perfect sphere, ...
    • Date: 2011-10-25
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    Flory's Flame A discussion of the documentary film on the life and music of Flory Jagoda by producers Curt Fissel and Ellen Friedland.
    • Date: 2015-01-21
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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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    Joaquim Nabuco Seminar (English) This seminar examines the life and career of Joaquim Nabuco, a leader of the abolitionist movement in Brazil and later Brazil's first ambassador to the United States. (This seminar is also available in Portuguese, see below.)
    • Date: 2010-11-23
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    Classified as White: Historical Insights into the Racial Classifications of Americans of Middle Eastern & North African Descent Randa A. Kayyali from the Elliott School for International Affairs at George Washington University spoke about the intersections of religion and race for immigrants in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century.
    • Contributor: Kayyali, Randa A.
    • Date: 2015-11-04
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    Martha Raddatz: Book Fest 07 Martha Raddatz in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Raddatz, Martha
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    The Road to Home: My Life and Times Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, discussed his new autobiography
    • Contributor: Gregorian, Vartan
    • Date: 2003-05-19