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  • Film, Video

    Carter Family Tribute

    In honor of Janette Carter's achievement as a performer and an organizer, the American Folklife Center present a Carter Family Tribute Concert, featuring prominent country and old-time musicians, hosted by Joe Wilson, former director of the National Council for Traditional Arts, as part of the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series.

    • Contributor: Carter Family
    • Date: 2005-09-20
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    The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity and the Aesthetics of Dress

    Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.

    • Contributor: N'diaye, Diana - N'diaye, Diana Baird
    • Date: 2013-01-30
  • Film, Video

    Other Cultures Within: Beyond the Naming of Things

    How do practices and theories relating to the nation and transnational flows, movements, and institutions function to include/exclude communities--for instance, diasporic communities. How have ideas of creolization, multiculturalism, interculturality contributed to (or limited) possibilities, and what do they promise for the future? What role does intercultural translation that is attentive to "other cultures within" play? How do we carry on the urgent re-configuring required ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-04-04
  • Film, Video

    Food Thrift: Scraps from the Past

    Constance Carter describes the resourceful ways American housewives found to feed their families during hard times of the past.

    • Contributor: Carter, Constance
    • Date: 2011-06-07
  • Film, Video

    Pat Conroy

    • Contributor: Conroy, Pat
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Film, Video

    Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective (Morning Session)

    In the years following the Vietnam War, more than 1 million refugees fled the war-ravaged countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Those who took to the ocean in small, overcrowded ships were dubbed the "boat people." Many perished on the seas, some at the hands of pirates, while others took refuge in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia. By the late ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-05-02
  • Film, Video

    James Patterson

    • Contributor: Patterson, James
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Film, Video

    A Sense of Place

    Pickney has been illustrating children's books since 1964. These include classics such as "Noah's Ark" (2003), "The Nightingale" (2002), "The Little Match Girl" (1999) and "John Henry" (1994).

    • Contributor: Pinkney, Jerry
    • Date: 2004-02-17
  • Film, Video

    Influence of the Sagas on Modern Nordic Literature

    The Library of Congress and the Cornell University Library sponsored a scholarly symposium on Old Norse sagas. The symposium, "Saga Literature and the Shaping of Icelandic Culture," featured five sessions presented by distinguished scholars in the field of Old Icelandic studies. Today's session, "Influence of the Sagas on Modern Nordic Literature," featured Jon Karl Helgason, Iceland: "A Modern Biography of Hallgerdur: Icelandic Sagas, Henry ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2000-05-25
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    Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan Sands in Concert

    Tommy Sands, with his daughter Moya and son Fionan, performed in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress. This event was co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the American Folklife Center. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It is the main support for ...

    • Contributor: Sands, Tommy
    • Date: 2008-10-09
  • Film, Video

    The Sultan's Kitchen: A History of Turkish Cuisine

    Sheilah Kaufman shares her great passion for richly flavored, no-fuss food in this presentation on the history of Turkish cooking.

    • Contributor: Kaufman, Sheilah
    • Date: 2014-03-26
  • Film, Video

    Eric Rohmann

    • Contributor: Rohmann, Eric
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Collection

    Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers

    Concert by the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers.

    • Contributor: Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers
    • Date: 2013-08-07
  • Film, Video

    Iranian Jewry: From Past To Present (Afternoon Session)

    The Jews of Iran comprise not only one of the oldest populations of Jews in the world, but also one of the most ancient threads in the diverse fabric of the ancient Iranian community. Beginning with the Achaemenid period (550-330 B.C.) and lasting beyond the emigration of a portion of Iran's Jewish population to the United States and Israel in the late 1970s, Jews ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-11-03
  • Film, Video

    Holy Moses! A Cultural History of the Ten Commandments in Modern America

    Jenna Weissman Joselit, a Princeton University professor who spent the summer as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the John W. Kluge Center, wrapped up her research with a lecture titled "Holy Moses! A Cultural History of the Ten Commandments in Modern America." While a scholar at the Kluge Center, Joselit conducted research in the Library's collections for her forthcoming book on the Ten Commandments. ...

    • Contributor: Joselit, Jenna
    • Date: 2007-10-11
  • Film, Video

    Linda Fairstein, Part 2

    • Contributor: Fairstein, Linda
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    Work & Transformation: Panels 3 & 4

    This symposium featured presentations by the 2010 recipients of the American Folklife Center's Archie Green Fellowships on their research and documentation of the culture and traditions of American workers in New York, Idaho, and Louisiana. Panels also included representatives of community-based documentation projects supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services concerning the role of America's libraries and museums as vibrant centers for ...

    • Contributor: Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven ... Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven - Groen, Jeffrey A. - Iyengar, Sunil - Loughran, Maureen - McCarl, Robert - Popovich, Mark G. - Ray, Joyce M. - Rogers, Nancy E. - Rothstein, Donna S. (donna Suzann) - Semmel, Marsha L. - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Tabb, Derrick - Taft, Michael - Taylor, David Alan - Winick, Stephen D. - Wunder, Steve R. - Zeitlin, Steven J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Institute of Museum and Library Services (u.s.) - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History
    • Date: 2010-12-07
  • Film, Video

    Allen Say

    • Contributor: Say, Allen
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Film, Video

    Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawaii

    Drawing on research for his recent book, "Voices from the Canefields," author Franklin Odo situates over two hundred songs of Japanese immigrant workers in Hawaii, in translation, in a hitherto largely unexplored historical context. According to Odo, folk songs are short stories from the souls of common people. Some,like Mexican corridos or Scottish ballads reworked in the Appalachians, are stories of tragic or heroic ...

    • Contributor: Odo, Franklin
    • Date: 2013-09-20
  • Film, Video

    Jan Karon

    • Contributor: Karon, Jan
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Film, Video

    The Gift to Stalin

    Film producers Boris Cherdabayev and Aliya Uvalzhanova show selected clips and discuss the film, the tale of a young Jewish orphan is sent into exile during a Stalinist purge.

    • Date: 2010-06-23
  • Film, Video

    Everyday Saints & Other Stories

    Archimandrite Tikhon discusses his book "Everyday Saints and Other Stories," followed by a musical performance by the renowned choir of the Sretensky Monastery.

    • Contributor: Tikhon, Archimandrite
    • Date: 2012-10-05
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    Decoration Day in the Mountains

    Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning community cemeteries, decorating them with flowers, holding religious services in cemeteries, and having dinner on the ground. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil-War celebrations that ultimately gave us our national Memorial Day. Little has been written about this tradition, but it is still practiced widely throughout the Upland South, from North ...

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011-07-07
  • Film, Video

    Natasha Trethewey

    • Contributor: Trethewey, Natasha
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Harmonia: Music of the Danube to the Carpathians from Ohio

    Harmonia presents traditional folk music of Eastern Europe, ranging from the Danube to the Carpathians. Its repertoire reflects the cultures of this region: Hungarian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Romanian, Croatian and Gypsy. Performed on authentic folk instruments, and styled after turn-of-the-century eastern-European Gypsy bands, their music is drawn from both the urban and rural traditions of eastern Europe. The musicians come from varied eastern-European backgrounds; in ...

    • Date: 2013-07-11