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    Celebrated Cookbook Editor Judith Jones Judith Jones spoke at the Library of Congress in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. Jones was the first to espouse the kind of cookbook in which the author encourages and enables the ordinary home cook to create the extraordinary by defining culinary terms, demonstrating techniques, whether it be boning or braising, and by providing explicit directions and detailed explanations. ...
    • Contributor: Jones , Judith
    • Date: 2007-11-05
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    Island in a Storm: A Rising Sea, A Vanishing Coast and a Nineteenth Century Disaster That Warns of a Warmer World In the mid-19th century, the Isle Derniere was emerging as an exclusive summer resort near the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. About 100 miles from New Orleans, it attracted the most prominent members of antebellum Louisiana society. Without warning, on Aug. 10, 1856, a ferocious hurricane swept across the island, killing half of its 400 inhabitants. Sallenger traces the link between the environmental ...
    • Contributor: Sallenger, Abby
    • Date: 2010-03-16
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    Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955 While all other aspects of Yiddish culture existed wherever Ashkenazic Jews lived, it was only in America that radio realized its greatest and most fulfilling use by and for Jews. Yiddish scholar Henry Sapoznik discusses and shares some of the most memorable and powerful moments in this nearly lost world of ethnic American broadcasting. By exploring amazingly broad category of Yiddish radio shows -- ...
    • Contributor: Sapoznik, Henry - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-10-14
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    The Origins of FBI Counterintelligence Foreign spies and the theft of military and industrial secrets were real threats during the 1930s as the United States faced the impending war. The nation's lack of security on those fronts was also a problem. Enter J. Edgar Hoover and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Raymond J. Batvinis, former FBI special agent, presents an early history of the FBI in a lecture at ...
    • Contributor: Batvinis, Raymond
    • Date: 2007-11-08
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    Making Sense of Ancient Graffiti In the year AD 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted with devastating force, burying the nearby town of Pompeii under more than thirty feet of volcanic debris. Pompeii was effectively wiped off the map, but buried below the surface the material remains of the town were preserved in remarkable detail. While best known for its art and architecture, Pompeii also offers a colorful glimpse into the ...
    • Contributor: Benefiel, Rebecca R.
    • Date: 2012-07-05
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    Britten's Coolidge Commission & Shostakovich's Soviet Redemption In a pre-concert presentation, Nicholas A. Brown discusses 20th Century masters Benjamin Britten and Dimitri Shostakovich.
    • Contributor: Brown, Nicholas
    • Date: 2012-11-13
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    Disrupt Aging Jo Ann Jenkins discusses her book "Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life At Every Age," co-authored with Boe Workman.
    • Contributor: Jenkins, Jo Ann
    • Date: 2016-04-20
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    Never Tell a Boy Not to Fight Harry D. Boonin spoke about his new book, "Never Tell A Boy Not To Fight," about four Jewish boxers from Philadelphia.
    • Contributor: Boonin, Harry
    • Date: 2016-11-15
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    North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South Iconic images of the civil rights movement were largely photographed in the South. In a new volume of extraordinary photographs, historian Mark Speltz focuses on compelling civil rights images from north of the Mason-Dixon line, in places such as Philadelphia, Cleveland and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
    • Contributor: Speltz, Mark
    • Date: 2017-02-22
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    Resurrecting the Ancient Library of Alexandria Hassan Eltaher discusses the considerable cultural and historical project of reviving Egypt's ancient library at Alexandria.
    • Contributor: Eltaher, Hassan M.
    • Date: 2012-10-02
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    Asian Multi-Cultural Program A multi-cultural program of Philippine and Burmese dance, along with a martial arts lecture and demonstration by Master Jhoon Rhee, culminated the Library's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The event was sponsored by the Office of Workforce Diversity, the Office of the Librarian, LC Asian American Association and Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Planning Committee.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-05-31
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    Every Photo Is a Story Part 4: Explore the Photographer's Era In this five-part series, Kristi Finefield and Sam Watters discuss the ways to uncover the story in photographs, specifically a series of hand-colored lantern slides of historic gardens and homes created by Frances Benjamin Johnston in the early 20th century. In Part Four, Finefield and Watters discuss researching the era in which a photograph was made in order to discover events and movements that ...
    • Date: 2013-05-02
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    Musical Soundscapes of Morocco: From Africa to America Samuel Torjman Thomas explores the circulation of Moroccan music in America and the place of music in constructing modern Moroccan-American hybrid identities. Morocco has long been a nexus point between east and west, drawing upon an inherently international position in world history and its own ethnic diversity (including Arab, Jewish, and Berber traditions) for creative musical inspirations. In recent generations, as Moroccans have immigrated ...
    • Contributor: Thomas, Samuel Torjman
    • Date: 2016-06-06
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    Post-1800 Treasures of the Music Collection Kevin Lavine makes a presenation on the post-1800 items in the Music Division's collections for the Library's docent training program.
    • Contributor: Lavine, Kevin
    • Date: 2006-12-07
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    Mary Neighbour: Speak Right On On March 6, 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that African-Americans were not U.S. citizens, a decision that intensified ongoing debates about slavery, further polarizing the North and the South and helping give rise to the Civil War. Award-winning writer Mary E. Neighbour discussed "Speak Right On," her novel about Dred Scott, the former slave at the heart of the 1857 decision, in a ...
    • Contributor: Neighbour, Mary E.
    • Date: 2007-03-06
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    Copyright Office Celebrates World IP Day 2017 In recognition of World Intellectual Property Day, the U.S. Copyright Office hosted a program with the theme "Innovation--Improving Lives" that featured remarks and panel discussions focusing on the impact of creative works and performances on the lives of both creators and the public.
    • Date: 2017-04-26
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    Writers from Iowa's International Writer's Program Read From Their Work Writers from the distinguished International Writing Program at the University of Iowa read from their works at the Library of Congress in a program jointly sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center and the International Writing Program. The International Writing Program at the University of Iowa introduces talented writers to American life, providing them with the time and setting to produce literary work. ...
    • Date: 2007-11-15
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    Islam: Facts & Fictions Chase Robinson discussed his work on the history of Islamic civilization.
    • Contributor: Robinson, Chase
    • Date: 2017-04-06
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    Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer
    • Contributor: Mack, Kenneth
    • Date: 2012-10-11
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    150th Anniversary of the J&R Lamb Studios: Morning Session Art and architectural historians and design community insiders assembled at the Library of Congress for a symposium celebrating 150 years of J&R Lamb Studios, America's oldest continuously-run decorative arts firm, which preceded and influenced the studios of both John LaFarge and Louis C. Tiffany. The Library of Congress acquired the J&R Lamb Studios archives in 2003 to 2004. The collection contains company records and ...
    • Date: 2007-11-28
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    Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin: 2006 National Book Festival Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin speak at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    The Bayard Rustin Papers An examination of Bayard Rustin's involvement in the Civil Rights movement. Rustin (1912-1987) was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, pacifism and non-violence, and gay rights.
    • Date: 2013-08-28
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    Preserving Digital Heritage: Presentations from Collecting Partners in the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program Several of the partners in the Library's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation program addressed attendees at the American Library Association's Annual Meeting during the convention's convention in Washington. The partners described the types of at-risk digital content they are collecting and the hurdles they face and have overcome in their collaborative initiatives.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-06-25
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    The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name In 1507 Martin Waldessmuller created a map that depicted what was then known as "the fourth part of the world"; the other three parts being Asia, Europe and Africa. One thousand copies were printed but only one remains, discovered by accident in the library of a German castle in 1901. One hundred two years later, the Library of Congress purchased it for $10 million ...
    • Contributor: Lester, Toby
    • Date: 2009-11-05
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    Asian Ambassadors Lecture Series The Library of Congress Asian Division and the Asian Division Friends Society host a program marking the launch of the Asian Ambassador Lecture Series. Ambassador Chan Heng Chee is featured as the guest speaker.
    • Contributor: Chee, Chan Heng
    • Date: 2009-12-02