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    John Tyler Papers


    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Date: 1996-06-01
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    Lessons Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake & New Ta...

    In this lecture, Tateo Arimoto discusses the new science technology and innovation policy of the Japanese government.

    • Contributor: Arimoto, Tateo
    • Date: 2013-01-08
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    American Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Peggy...

    Peggy Seeger remembers Alan Lomax as part of the Lomax Challenge.To mark the 100th birthday of influential folklorist and musician Alan Lomax (1915-2002), who collected songs from musicians like Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Aunt Molly Jackson and Woody Guthrie, Folk Alliance International joined the American Folklife Center to create the Lomax Challenge. Folk Alliance members chose collected by Lomax from the collections of the ...

    • Contributor: Seeger, Peggy
    • Date: 2015-02-21
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    Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

    French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his seminal chamber work Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while he was a prisoner of the German army during World War II. The first performance, given for an audience of about four hundred of his fellow prisoners of war and their prison guards in Stalag VIII-A, resonates as poignant example of the ...

    • Contributor: Wintle, James
    • Date: 2011-03-11
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    Ken Follett: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Ken Follett appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Follett, Ken
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Music Therapy for Alzheimer's & Post-Traumatic Stress

    Alicia Clair discusses music therapy and their affect on patients with Alzheimer's and Post-Traumatic Stress syndrome.

    • Contributor: Clair, Dr. Alicia
    • Date: 2010-11-06
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    I'd Still be Puerto Rican, Even if Born on the Moon: Document...

    This presentation tells the story of the Puerto Rican diaspora to the mainland U.S. during the 20th century and into the 21st through the lens of expressive culture. This history has been well recorded, but by drawing on the work of folk and traditional artists, as well as the work of contemporary artists, the speaker explores the traditions practiced or developed in New York ...

    • Contributor: Mart&iacute - Nez, Elena
    • Date: 2013-08-08
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    Linked Data at the National Library of Sweden

    Martin Malmsten is a developer/architect/technical lead at the National Library of Sweden. He works with many aspects of LIBRIS[1], the Swedish union catalog. He created the linked data interface to LIBRIS[2] to experiment with RDF (Resource Description Framework) and linking to other datasets. Malmsten is interested in how libraries continually re-link vast datasets. He believes that making information available to anyone is what libraries ...

    • Date: 2012-05-03
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    Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in th...

    Elizabeth Eisenstein discusses five centuries of ambivalent attitudes toward printing and printers, based on her new book, "Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

    • Contributor: Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.
    • Date: 2011-03-08
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    "Parallel Worlds: The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring...

    When William Henry Hunt married Ida Alexander Gibbs in the spring of 1904, their wedding was a glittering Washington social event that joined an Oberlin-educated diplomat's daughter and a Wall Street veteran who could trace his lineage to Jamestown. Their union took place in a world of refinement and privilege, but both William and Ida had mixed-race backgrounds, and their country therefore placed severe ...

    • Contributor: Logan Alexander, Adele
    • Date: 2010-03-03
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    2009 Americas Awards Ceremony

    Authors Yuyi Morales and illustrator Margarita Engle receive the 2008 Americas Award for Children and Young Adult Literature during the 16th award presentation hosted by the Library of Congress. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of the Latin American Studies Program (CLASP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Library of Congress Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book hosted the event. Yuyi ...

    • Date: 2009-10-17
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    Philip Levine Closes the Literary Season

    Philip Levine, 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, concludes the Library's literary spring season.

    • Contributor: Levine, Philip
    • Date: 2012-05-03
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    Natasinh Dancers and Musicians

    The Natasinh Dancers and Musicians performed Lao music and dance from Iowa, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa, based in Des Moines, is a group of Lao dancers and musicians trained in the Natasinh style of performance--the traditional forms, techniques and character of performing arts taught at the Ecole National de ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2006-07-26
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    Megan McDonald: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's author Megan McDonald appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McDonald, Megan
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (English)

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the third 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. (English language version).

    • Date: 2010-11-19
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    Cave of the Heart: Noguchi's Set for the Graham Ballet

    Janet Eilber of the Martha Graham Dance Center of Contemporary Dance discusses Isamu Noguchi's set for the Martha Graham work "Cave of the Heart," set to music by Samuel Barber. The presentation is part of the "Martha Graham at the Library" Festival and presented in association with the Isamu Noguchi Museum.

    • Contributor: Eilber, Janet
    • Date: 2016-03-30
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    Poet Laureate Ted Kooser Opens Literary Season

    Ted Kooser, in his second term as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, opened the Library's 2005-06 literary season with a reading of his work.

    • Contributor: Kooser, Ted
    • Date: 2005-10-13
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    Lawrence Wright: 2015 National Book Festival

    Lawrence Wright and NPR's Michael Oreskes discuss "Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Wright, Lawrence
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger's Life & Musical Journey

    A musician, documentarian, scholar, and founding member of the influential folk revival group New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger (1933-2009) spent more than 50 years collecting, performing and commemorating the culture and folk music of white and Black Southerners, which he called "music from the true vine." Biographer Bill Malone explores the life and musical contributions of folk artist Seeger, son of musicologists Charles ...

    • Contributor: Malone, Bill
    • Date: 2013-06-12
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    Sikh Conference: Book Reception and Cultural Program

    A cultural program celebrating the Sikh culture culminated the first day of the conference, which was sponsored by the Kaur Foundation under the auspices of the Library's Asian Division and Asian Division Friends Society.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-06-18
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    The Cellos of Stradivari

    Cellists Richard Belcher, Enso String Quartet, and Steven Honigberg, along with sculptor/instrument collector Alfredo Halegua, luthier John Montgomery and Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford of the Library's Music Division presented a lecture on Stradivari's cellos preceding the Enso String Quartet Concert.

    • Date: 2006-12-18
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    The Impact of China and Russia on United States-Mongolian Pol...

    Dr. Alicia Campi discusses her book "The Impact of China and Russia on United States-Mongolian Political Relations in the Twentieth Century."

    • Date: 2010-03-18
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    Svetlana Kim Delivers the 2009 Asian Pacific American History...

    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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    Discussion on James Madison

    Pulitzer-prize winning historian Jack N. Rakove discusses Madison, his work, and his influence in an interview with Manuscript Division Chief Jim Hutson.

    • Date: 2014-03-12
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    Sylvia Nasar: 2011 National Book Festival

    Author Sylvia Nasar appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Nasar, Sylvia
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur performs ballads and songs from Vermont, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Macarthur, Margaret
    • Date: 2005-06-21
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    Slavica and Rossica

    The Library of the Congress has one of world's largest collections of Slavic items. Jefferson's library, bought by Congress in 1815, contained a number of books about this distant region. However, Slavic items were hardly collected for the next century. The purchase of the Yudin Collection in 1906 signaled a turning point in collecting Slavic items with the help of many Russian-born scholars including ...

    • Contributor: Pivovarov, Evgeny
    • Date: 2012-03-22
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    Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2012

    Philip Levine, the 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry introduced L.S. Asekoff and Sheila Black as this year's winners of the Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress. Both read their poems.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-04-05
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    Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of th...

    Fatemeh Keshavarz discussed her new book on the mediaeval Persian lyrical poet Sa'di: "Lyrics of Life: Sa'di on Love, Cosmopolitanism and Care of the Self." This program was the opening lecture of a Persian book lecture series, held during the Nowruz season which celebrates the arrival of spring.

    • Contributor: Keshavarz, Fatemeh
    • Date: 2016-03-22
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    2013 Witter Bynner Fellows

    2013 Witter Bynner Fellows Sharon Dolin and Shara McCallum are introduced by Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey at their inaugural reading at the Library of Congress.

    • Date: 2013-04-02
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    Craig Thompson: 2012 National Book Festival

    Graphic novelist Craig Thompson appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Thompson, Craig
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Jeff Kinney: 2009 National Book Festival

    New York Times best-selling author Jeff Kinney appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Kinney, Jeff
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    William Alexander: 2006 National Book Festival

    William Alexander speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Alexander, William
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Richard Peck: 2006 National Book Festival

    Richard Peck speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Peck, Richard
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    The Early Herblock

    Scholar Warren Bernard discussed Herb Block's early life and the rise of his career as a political cartoonist in one of several outreach programs for the "Herblock!" exhibition at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Bernard, Warren
    • Date: 2009-10-30
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    Sally Satel: 2014 National Book Festival

    Psychiatrist and author Sally Satel appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Satel, Sally
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Cape Verde & Sao Tome Principe: Commonalities & Differences o...

    The commonalities and differences of two Lusophone African countries are discussed.

    • Date: 2010-10-05
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    Gennifer Choldenko: 2015 National Book Festival

    Gennifer Choldenko discusses "Chasing Secrets" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Choldenko, Gennifer
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    From Inspiration to Illumination: The Saint John's Bible

    Tim Ternes discussed the processes, tools, methods and materials behind the making of the Saint John's Bible.

    • Contributor: Ternes, Tim
    • Date: 2016-02-04
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    The Jihadis' Path to Self-Destruction

    Do contemporary jihadists hold, in their own doctrine, the seeds to self-destruction? Nelly Lahoud, a top expert on jihadi ideology and a West Point associate professor, discusses this topic, the subject of her new book of the same name.

    • Contributor: Lahoud , Nelly
    • Date: 2011-02-16
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    Christopher Columbus Book of Privileges: The Claiming of a Ne...

    John W. Hessler, Chet Van Duzer and Daniel De Simone discuss the book "Christopher Columbus Book of Privileges: Claiming of a New World."

    • Date: 2014-10-28
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    Analysis & Curation of American Travelers' Visual Documents o...

    Saule Satayeva discussed her archival research related to American travelers who illuminated Kazakh Nomadic culture through their visual documents from 1876-1937.

    • Contributor: Satayeva, Saule
    • Date: 2016-03-23
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    Observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of...

    A special program commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, specifically the Voter Rights Act of 1965 with Rep. Terri Sewell.

    • Contributor: Sewell, Terri
    • Date: 2014-02-27
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    Magna Carta's Legacy: A Conversation with Senator Patrick J. ...

    U.S. Senator Patrick J. Leahy and David S. Mao discuss the legacy of Magna Carta in the United States.

    • Date: 2014-12-03
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    Eric Ruske, Jennifer Frautschi & Gloria Chien in Concert

    Acclaimed horn player Eric Ruske was joined by violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Gloria Chien for a performance of horn trios by Ligeti and Brahms, as well as the Hindemith Alto Horn Sonata and Perschichetti "Parable VIII" for solo horn, op. 120.

    • Date: 2015-12-11
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    Concert: Celebration of Roman Totenberg

    Legendary violinist and teacher Roman Totenberg is celebrated with this evening of chamber music that features one of his former students, Mira Wang, with chamber music partners Jan Vogler and Antti Siirala. The program included Beethoven, Sonata for cello and piano in D major, op. 102/2; Harbison, Fantasy Duo for violin and piano; and Tchaikovsky, Piano Trio in A minor, op. 50.

    • Date: 2014-12-12
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    The Story Behind the Stamp

    Kim Therault talks about Arshile Gorky's Stamp and the development of abstract expressionism.

    • Contributor: Therault, Kim
    • Date: 2010-09-28
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    Jill Biden: Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops

    As part of a program aimed at supporting children of military families, Jill Biden gave a public reading of her book, "Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops."

    • Contributor: Biden, Jill
    • Date: 2013-06-13
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    Preserving At-Risk Digital Social Science Data: The Data-PASS...

    Myron P. Gutmann, professor of history and director of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at the University of Michigan and the principal investigator of the Data-PASS partnership with the Library's National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (, gives a briefing on how the project is acquiring and preserving at-risk digital opinion polls, voting records, large-scale surveys and other social ...

    • Contributor: Gutmann, Myron
    • Date: 2007-01-26
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    Preconcert Talk: Helen Ashby & Andrew Griffiths

    Members of the Stile Antico ensemble discuss Renaissance vocal music.

    • Date: 2013-04-17
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    Burnt Sugar Cana Quemada

    The Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book organized a reading of "Burnt Sugar Cana Quemada" (2006) by the editors Oscar Hijuelos and Lori Marie Carlson. "Burnt Sugar" features the best of Cuban poetry in both Spanish and English.

    • Date: 2006-09-20
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    Scholarfest S5: Right/Wrong: Perspectives on Notions & Morality

    As part of the two-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, five 10-minute rapid-fire "lightning conversations," followed by 30 minutes of moderated Q+A, covered perspectives on notions and morality.

    • Date: 2015-06-11
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    Beyond the Bubble: A New Generation of Historical Thinking As...

    During this interactive session, participants learned how to use free online assessments designed by the Stanford History Education Group that incorporate documents from the Library of Congress's archives. Participants examined assessments, rubrics and sample student responses.

    • Contributor: Breakstone, Joel
    • Date: 2015-10-27
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    Recipes for a New You: Healthy Eating at Its Best

    Daniel W. Thomas cooks recipes from his health-conscious cookbook "Recipes for a New You: Healthy Eating at Its Best."

    • Contributor: Thomas, Daniel W.
    • Date: 2015-02-18
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    Lee Child: 2009 National Book Festival

    Author Lee Child known for his Jack Reacher adventures appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Child, Lee
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Yemen's Unknown Treasure: Traditional Silver Jewelry of Bedou...

    Marjorie Ransom discussed traditional silver jewelry of Bedouin and tribal women in Yemen. Her book, "Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba" documents her exploration of the significance of a woman's handmade jewelry with its attributes of power, protection, beauty and personal identity. This is the first in-depth study of Yemeni silver, uniquely illustrated with over 300 photographs.

    • Contributor: Ransom, Marjorie
    • Date: 2014-07-15
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    D.J. MacHale: 2013 National Book Festival

    D.J. MacHale appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Machale, D.J.
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Prove...

    For more than ten years Wolfgang Mieder has made the study of proverbs in political discourse one of his major research areas, particularly the role of proverbs at critical moments in American history. In this lecture he discusses his research for his most recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric" (2010). In barely 40 years of ...

    • Contributor: Mieder , Wolfgang - Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Date: 2011-02-10
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    Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble

    This concert features the Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble performing traditional Turkmenistan music.

    • Contributor: Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble
    • Date: 2011-11-28
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    Web Research: What's New in 2004

    Chris Sherman and Gary Price discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of web search and its role for the online researcher.

    • Date: 2004-01-29
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    Sandra Brown: 2008 National Book Festival

    Romance novelist Sandra Brown speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Brown, Sandra
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters?

    Stephen Hess surveys how journalism has changed between the publication of his first book on Washington journalists in 1978 to today, in conjunction with the release of his new book.

    • Contributor: Hess, Stephen
    • Date: 2013-03-20
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    Demons of the Mind: Ebb and Flow in the Sea of Sadness, Part 1

    The Office of Scholarly Programs, in conjunction with the Dana Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies and the National Institute of Mental Health, sponsored a two-day conference, "Demons of the Mind: 21st Century Science vs. Depression," bringing together top neuroscientists and mental health experts to discuss mental depression.

    • Date: 2006-04-19
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    Plant Hunters

    Connie Carter describes the work of the intrepid group of scientists from the U.S. and beyond who traveled the world collecting plants to enrich botanical knowledge and their nations' gardens.

    • Contributor: Carter, Constance
    • Date: 2014-04-19
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    Rare Book and Special Collections Division

    Clark W. Evans makes a presentation on the Library's Rare Book and Special Collection Division as part of the docent training program.

    • Contributor: Evans, Clark
    • Date: 2006-10-17
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    White: The Biography of Walter White, Mr. NAACP

    The author discusses the first biography about Walter White, who served as executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1931 to 1955, and is credited with bringing the NAACP to national prominence.

    • Contributor: Janken, Kenneth
    • Date: 2003-02-25
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    Linda Sue Park: Book Fest 05

    Author Linda Sue Park at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Park, Linda Sue
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and t...

    Noah Webster's name is synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so well-known. Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started America's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most ...

    • Contributor: Kendall, Joshua
    • Date: 2011-06-02
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    Eleanor Clift: 2008 National Book Festival

    Eleanor Clift appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Clift, Eleanor
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Scholarfest S4: War/Peace: Perspectives on the Concept of Wor...

    As part of the two-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, five 10-minute rapid-fire "lightning conversations" (followed by 30 minutes of moderated Q&A) covered perspectives on the concept of world order from former Kissinger chairs at the Center.

    • Date: 2015-06-11
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    Family Matters: Testing Paternity in the 20th Century

    Long before daytime television and celebrity tabloids, scientists from around the world sought to develop a test of biological paternity. Nara Milanich offered a social and cultural history that traces parentage testing from its origins in the 1920s to the present. She explored how and why identity and descent first became scientific problems and the consequences of testing for men, women, and children, states ...

    • Contributor: Milanich, Nara
    • Date: 2015-03-17
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    The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    The relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings has been a subject of speculation for centuries and even more so in the past decade, when DNA testing increased evidence of a sexual liaison. Author Annette Gordon-Reed, who received attention in 1997 for a book that carefully evaluated claims and counter-claims about the Jefferson-Hemings relationship, has written a new book about Sally Hemings - a ...

    • Contributor: Gordon-Reed, Annette
    • Date: 2008-09-23
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    Eleanor Lambert: Still Here

    John A. Tiffany discusses his new book on Eleanor Lambert, best known as the inventor of Fashion Week, creator of the International Best-Dressed List and founder of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. When she died in 2003 at age 100, she was one of the most influential women in the American fashion industry. But well before she became a fashion doyenne, Lambert ...

    • Contributor: Tiffany, John A.
    • Date: 2012-02-02
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    The Giant Bible of Mainz

    Daniel P. DeSimone makes a presentation on the Giant Bible of Mainz for the Library's docent training.

    • Contributor: Desimone, Daniel
    • Date: 2006-11-30
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    Michael Buckley: 2012 National Book Festival

    Michael Buckley appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Buckley, Michael
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    The Saiyuki Trio with Rudresh Mahanthappa

    "Sound magic" from a trio whose name means "Journey to the West." French jazz guitarist Nguyen Le studied visual arts and philosophy before working with artists like Ornette Coleman, Ray Charles, and Mauricio Kagel. Influences from Jimi Hendrix to the traditional music of Vietnam meld harmonies from East and West to paint an Asia without borders.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-02-24
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    Recent Trends in Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage

    The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage dates back to only 2003. Yet it is already having a major impact, globally and within the preservation community of the United States. This movement explicitly recognizes that material culture is intertwined with ideas, memories, knowledge, skills, creativity, spirituality, emotions, traditions, and other intangible qualities. As much as possible, preservation of these intangible ...

    • Contributor: Reedy, Chandra
    • Date: 2008-05-20
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    The Quiet People: A Memoir

    Kelle Groom reads from a manuscript in progress, which is a memoir incorporating private and public history in a lyrically structured narrative that examines contemporary concerns through the lens of the author's Finnish, Irish, and Wampanoag ancestors in Massachusetts. The title references ancestors who left little written record, which challenges Groom to make their lives visible and discover how her life connects to their ...

    • Contributor: Groom, Kelle
    • Date: 2011-12-20
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    Recovering the Memory of a Muslim World Hero: Emir Abdel-Kade...

    John W. Kiser, author of "Commander of the Faithful: The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader" presented a lecture titled "Recovering the Memory of a Muslim World Hero: Emir Abdel-Kader, 1808-1883" in a program sponsored by the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division.

    • Contributor: Kiser, John W.
    • Date: 2009-04-28
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    "We Must Learn to Think in Terms of Collective Action:" Indus...

    Toure F. Reed examines the influence of labor activism on the civil rights agendas of the NAACP and National Urban League and challenges presumptions about the ideological orientations of these important civil rights organizations. Reed describes how mainstream civil rights activists of the 1930s and 1940s began to perceive racial discrimination as an outgrowth of class exploitation as they were pushed to the left ...

    • Contributor: Reed, Toure F.
    • Date: 2011-08-02
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    Veterans History Project Annual Congressional Briefing

    The Veterans History Project held its annual Congressional Staff Briefing to train those who work in the officers of Members of Congress on how to get their constituents involved with VHP, and to provide best practices for running successful, customized VHP activities through their district and state offices.

    • Date: 2015-05-08
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    Revolution in the Archives: The Future of Scholarly Publishing

    The seventh speaker in this special series, Edward L. Ayers, Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia, presented a talk titled "Revolution in the Archives: The Future of Scholarly Publishing." Among the questions Ayers addresses are the effects of digitization on understanding the human record and the impact of the digital revolution on scholarly writing. ...

    • Contributor: Ayers, Edward
    • Date: 2005-03-14
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    Creating a Dynamic, Knowledge-based Democracy (morning session)

    Morning session of a conference celebrating the enduring legacies of three key events that shaped America's knowledge-based democracy: passage of the Morrill Act, the founding of the National Academy of Sciences, and the founding of the Carnegie libraries. Speakers included James H. Billington, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), M. Peter McPherson, Michael F. Adams, Edward J. Ray, Mary Evans Sias, Lou Anna K. Simon, David ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-06-25
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    Phil Klay: 2015 National Book Festival

    Phil Klay discusses "Redeployment" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Klay, Phil
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Challenges and Prospects of 11 Official Languages Policy in P...

    Leketi Makalela discussed English and language development in South Africa, particularly among speakers with indigenous African language backgrounds. His work reveals fresh insights into the study of English and the development of language in Africa.

    • Contributor: Makalela, Leketi
    • Date: 2011-11-15
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    "Justice" by Roger Reynolds

    Composer Roger Reynolds' operatic work "Justice," commissioned for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial in 2000, was performed in the Great Hall of the Library's Jefferson Building. Written for actress, soprano, percussionist, multichannel computer sound and real-time surround sound, "Justice" is based on the Greek tragedy of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. The text was adapted from "Aeschylus and Euripides." All three performers-actress, soprano and percussionist ...

    • Contributor: Reynolds, Roger
    • Date: 2001-11-30
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    Bryan Collier: 2014 National Book Festival

    Bryan Collier appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Collier, Bryan
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video

    The Druze Heritage: Part IV

    The Druze are a thousand-year-old religious community of the Middle East, whose members today live primarily in Lebanon, Syria and Israel, while others have emigrated to the United States, Europe and Africa. Their historical and intellectual legacy was examined by 10 scholars from the U.S. and Middle East who participated in a symposium at the Library of Congress. The event was sponsored by the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-02-07
  • Film, Video

    2008 Visitor Orientation Film

    The Library of Congress is a treasure house of American creativity. Curators and experts from the Library staff describe the breadth and depth of the Library's collections and services, in this video co-produced with the History Channel.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-03-18
  • Film, Video

    Traveling the Freedom Road: From Slavery and the Civil War Th...

    The book draws on interviews with former slaves in the Library of Congress collections to convey the aspirations, sorrows, courage and hopes of ordinary people living through this period. More than 80 archival images complement the text. Major events covered include the rise of the domestic slave trade, the Emancipation Proclamation and the Republican Congress' Reconstruction policies.

    • Contributor: Osborne, Linda
    • Date: 2009-02-09
  • Film, Video

    Book Artist as Alchemist

    Book artists share a ritualistic feeling for materials. From lead books to Mobius strips based on alchemical manuscripts, this talk will focus on book artist as poetic alchemist. Amy Nichols speaks about the conceptual underpinnings of certain materials and techniques, how and why they are chosen, and the physical properties, possible ideological and symbolic uses of such materials.

    • Contributor: Nichols, Amy
    • Date: 2015-05-07
  • Film, Video

    Magna Carta: Drafting Modern Constitutions

    Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers discuss how Magna Carta's political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at this symposium, Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter, held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor." Speakers include A.E. Dick Howard, Cornelius Kerwin and David Fontana.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-12-09
  • Film, Video

    Cataloging in Publication: Moving Beyond the Print

    The Cataloging in Publication (CIP) Program is now accepting e-books from major U.S. publishers to help build the Library of Congress' collections. This is a major step forward in management of e-book collections at the Library of Congress, as the process for ingesting CIP e-books will be used as a model for acquiring e-books from other acquisitions sources. Speakers discuss all elements of the ...

    • Date: 2014-11-13
  • Film, Video

    Session 1: Existing Exclusive Rights Under Title 17, Part 1

    This session discussed Title 17 and the making available of digital on-demand transmissions such as peer-to-peer networks, streaming services, and music downloads, as well as more broadly in the digital environment. Evidentiary issues in infringement actions were also discussed. Speakers included Maria A. Pallante, Karyn Temple Claggett, John C. Beiter, Andrew P. Bridges, George M. Borkowski, Eugene DeAnna, Jane Ginsburg, Glynn Lunney, Peter Menell, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-05-05
  • Film, Video

    Presentation of Kyrgyz Book

    Along with a Kyrgyz delegation, Muratbek Imanaliev presented his latest book on Kyrgyzstan to Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.

    • Date: 2013-11-20
  • Film, Video

    Fighting Pediatric Cancer in Iran

    Saideh Ghods spoke about her work with pediatric cancer in Iran. She spoke in Persian and was translated.

    • Contributor: Ghods, Saideh
    • Date: 2014-06-30
  • Film, Video

    Michael Dobbs: 2008 National Book Festival

    Reporter Michael Dobbs speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Dobbs, Michael
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Film, Video

    I Done What I Could: Occupational Folk Poetry in the Pacific ...

    The dangers and difficulties of certain challenging occupations are sometimes expressed in the tradition of composing and reciting poems, often in the traditional ballad form of rhymed couplets. This tradition, best-known in the cowboy poetry of the American West, also occurs among other occupational groups and is still found among workers in the Pacific Northwest such as loggers, commercial fishers, and miners. Jens Lund ...

    • Contributor: Lund, Jens
    • Date: 2013-09-12
  • Film, Video

    American Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Cody ...

    Cody Brewer sings "Muleskinner Blues" as part of the Lomax Challenge.To mark the 100th birthday of influential folklorist and musician Alan Lomax (1915-2002), who collected songs from musicians like Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Aunt Molly Jackson and Woody Guthrie, Folk Alliance International joined the American Folklife Center to create the Lomax Challenge. Folk Alliance members chose collected by Lomax from the collections of the ...

    • Contributor: Brewer, Cody
    • Date: 2015-02-21
  • Film, Video

    Bonnie S. Benwick: 2013 National Book Festival

    Bonnie S. Benwick appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Benwick, Bonnie S.
    • Date: 2013-09-21