• Film, Video
    James L. Swanson: 2011 National Book Festival James L. Swanson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Swanson, James L.
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Film, Video
    Kay Bailey Hutchison: 2006 National Book Festival Kay Bailey Hutchison speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Bailey Hutchison, Kay
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Film, Video
    175th Anniversary Gala of the Law Library of Congress On July 14, 2007, The Law Library of Congress celebrated its 175th Anniversary Gala Dinner in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress' Thomas Jefferson Building. More than 125 distinguished guests in the political, legal and educational world were present to pay tribute to the institution. Speaking that evening were Jeffrey Toobin, chair of the 175th Anniversary honorary committee; Rubens Medina, Law Librarian ...
    • Date: 2007-07-14
  • Film, Video
    The Arbeelys: The Double Life of the First Syrian Immigrant Family Linda K. Jacobs discusses the story of the first Syrian immigrant family to the United States.
    • Contributor: Jacobs, Linda
    • Date: 2016-06-07
  • Film, Video
    How the States Got Their Shapes Too Was Roger Williams too pure for the Puritans, and what does that have to do with Rhode Island? Why did Augustine Herman take 10 years to complete the map that established Delaware? How did Rocky Mountain rogues help create the state of Colorado? All this and more is explained in Mark Stein's new book.
    • Contributor: Stein, Mark
    • Date: 2012-01-26
  • Film, Video
    Introduction and History of the Library's Music Division Susan Vita makes a presentation on the Library's Music Division for the docent training program.
    • Contributor: Vita, Susan
    • Date: 2006-12-07
  • Film, Video
    Segregated Scholars: Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890-1950 Who were the major black labor historians and how did they come to produce groundbreaking work in economic and labor studies? In a talk at the Library of Congress, Francille Rusan Wilson explored the lives and work of black scholars whose imprint on labor history and social science has earned them a lasting place in African-American intellectual heritage. A nationally known historian, Wilson discussed ...
    • Contributor: Wilson, Francille Rusan
    • Date: 2007-06-13
  • Film, Video
    Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist Amina Hassan discussed her new book, "Loren Miller: Civil Rights Attorney and Journalist." Loren Miller was one of the nation's most prominent civil-rights attorneys from the 1940s through the early 1960s. He successfully fought discrimination in housing and education. Alongside Thurgood Marshall, Miller argued two landmark civil-rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, leading to decisions that effectively abolished racially restrictive housing covenants. The ...
    • Contributor: Hassan, Amina
    • Date: 2016-07-20
  • Film, Video
    Cartoons for Victory Writer and historian Warren Bernard discusses his new book, "Cartoons for Victory."
    • Contributor: Bernard, Warren
    • Date: 2016-07-13
  • Collection
    The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance (Day 2, morning) Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 2, morning)
    • Contributor: Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman ... Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman - Mayrent, Sherry L. - Newman, Roberta - Pearlstein, Peggy K. - Rein, David M. - Russo, Alexander - Sapoznik, Henry - Seigel, Amanda - Sokolow, Pete - Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron - Ticktin, Max D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Yiddish of Greater Washington Inc - University of Wisconsin. Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
    • Date: 2012-09-07
  • Film, Video
    First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book & Early Moments in American History Through the generous support of David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress opened an exhibit featuring two copies of the Bay Psalm Book, officially titled "The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre" (1640). One copy will be drawn from the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division. The second copy, which belongs to Rubenstein, will be on display through Saturday, Aug. ...
    • Date: 2015-06-04
  • Film, Video
    The Political Implications of Human Genomics A discussion on the rapid growth of genomic science, how political views and public policy have not caught up, and its likely effect on our identities and on the criminal-justice system.
    • Contributor: Hochschild, Jennifer
    • Date: 2011-07-07
  • Film, Video
    Congress.gov Introduction An introduction to the Congress.gov legislative information website.
    • Date: 2014-04-15
  • Collection
    New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 2 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-13
  • Film, Video
    Empty Sleeves & Bloody Shirts: Disabled Civil War Veterans & Presidential Campaigns, 1864-1880 Erin Corrales-Diaz examined political cartoons that interpreted war-induced disability during and after the American Civil War.
    • Contributor: Corrales-Diaz, Erin
    • Date: 2014-08-14
  • Film, Video
    Magna Carta & the American Constitution For the Library's annual Constitution Day lecture, Akhil Reed Amar discussed Magna Carta and its historical connection to the U.S. Constitution.
    • Contributor: Reed Amar, Akhil
    • Date: 2014-09-16
  • Film, Video
    Prior to Lenin: U.S. Diplomacy & Western Explorers in Early-20th-Century Mongolia Kluge Fellow Uranchimeg Tsultem discusses U.S. diplomacy and Western explorers in early 20th century Mongolia.
    • Contributor: Tsultem, Uranchimeg
    • Date: 2013-08-29
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    Pakistan's Strategic Culture & U.S.-Pakistan Relations Drawing on archival research, Alexander Evans discusses how Pakistan understands its strategic interests and what this means for U.S.-Pakistan relations. How much can the United States influence Pakistan's foreign and domestic policy choices? Are there broader lessons about the nature of U.S. foreign policy and America's ability to effect change overseas?
    • Contributor: Evans, Alexander
    • Date: 2011-11-17
  • Film, Video
    Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio & Freedom Award-winning radio producer Sonja D. Williams illuminates Durham's extraordinary career in her book "Word Warrior", which draws on archives and hard-to-access family records, as well as interviews with family and such colleagues as Studs Terkel and Toni Morrison. She discussed and signed her book.
    • Contributor: Williams, Sonja D.
    • Date: 2016-02-03
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    2015 Kellogg Lecture on Jurisprudence: Justice, Neutrality and Law Michael J. Sandel delivered the 2015 Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence. The lecture focused on such questions as whether the law should affirm certain moral judgments, or be neutral on moral and spiritual questions.
    • Contributor: Sandel, Michael J.
    • Date: 2015-10-29
  • Film, Video
    International Summit of the Book 4: Closing The closing session of this annual event featured a passing of the torch to officials from Singapore, the site chosen for the 2013 International Summit of the Book.
    • Date: 2012-12-07
  • Film, Video
    Murder & Martyrdom in Spanish Florida: Don Juan & the Guale Uprising of 1597 In the late fall of 1597, Guale Indians murdered five Franciscan friars stationed in their territory and razed their missions to the ground. The 1597 Guale Uprising, or Juanillo's Revolt as it is often labeled, brought the missionization of Guale to an abrupt end and threatened Florida???s new governor with the most significant crisis of his term. This lecture explores the 1597 uprising and ...
    • Contributor: Francis, J. Michael
    • Date: 2011-11-29
  • Film, Video
    Library's Map Treasures are Highlighted in "Cartographia" Maps are a visual record of human endeavor, each with a tale to tell. In their various forms, maps are models of time, diaries of political maneuverings and works of art that provide a unique vision of how the world evolved. Vincent Virga and co-author Ron Grim discussed "Cartographia" as part of the Library's Books & Beyond author series sponsored by the Center for ...
    • Contributor: Virga, Vincent
    • Date: 2007-10-23
  • Film, Video
    Dancing on the Volcano: The Haitian Revolution and Atlantic Performance Haiti's revolutionary origins and independence influenced its theatrical style. Kluge Fellow Peter Reed discusses the resulting perceptions of Haitians and their republic in the Atlantic world from the 1790s to the twentieth century.
    • Contributor: Reed, Peter
    • Date: 2011-03-30
  • Film, Video
    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