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  • Film, Video

    Demons of the Mind: Ebb and Flow in the Sea of Sadness, Part 2

    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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    This Separation Forced upon Us: Philadelphia's Free Quakers and the Culture of Revolution

    Despite their history of pacifism, Philadelphia Quakers were deeply entangled in the American Revolution. When a small number of disowned Friends came together in February 1781 to form a group they called "The Society of Friends Known by Some as the Free Quakers," they were motivated by the genuine desire for shared religious communion in keeping with the "fundamental Principals" of Quakerism -- but ...

    • Contributor: Garfinkel, Susan
    • Date: 2011-09-22
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    The Peasant Movement of Papay

    Sponsored by the Hispanic Division, leaders of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) from Haiti gather for an oral history of this movment. The MPP has become one of the most effective environmental peasant movements in Haitian history, successfully fostering economic development, environmental protection and individual survival. Chavannes Jean-Baptiste is the featured speaker accompanied by leaders of the MPP. Each speaker is an expert ...

    • Date: 2009-11-06
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    Preserving Our Communities with Photography

    Explore the reaches of Carol Highsmith's archive as she discusses her work and her motivation for dedicating the rights to the American people for copyright-free access.

    • Contributor: Highsmith, Carol
    • Date: 2015-10-27
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    Christopher Myers: 2013 National Book Festival

    Christopher Myers appears at the 2013 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Myers, Christopher
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    TR in New Mexico, 1916 /

    On Oct. 23, 1916, Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for Republican presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes and assails the Wilson administration in Albuquerque, N.M. A young woman rides on horseback carrying a bouquet of flowers. There is an auto parade. Roosevelt passes by in an open touring car. Seated next to him is a man who appears to be Albert B. Fall, one of New Mexico's ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Fall, Albert (albert Bacon) - Curry, George - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
  • Film, Video

    Native daughters /

    From Edison films catalog: Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground is shown an immense concourse of people, including ladies and children, while the background is formed by very high buildings, from the windows of which numerous flags are waving. The film opens showing the native daughters mounted on horses, passing through the immense throngs of on-lookers. They are ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
  • Film, Video

    Magnificent Distance: Hawk & Dove

    In 2010 a Cooper's Hawk took up residency in the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress, and for a few days the airwaves were full of witty references to the hawks and doves of Congress, and the idea of a bird's eye view of Washington DC. British artist Isabella Streffen was midway through a six-month Arts & Humanities Research Council Fellowship within ...

    • Contributor: Streffen, Isabella
    • Date: 2012-04-24
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    Jonathan Hennessey: 2013 National Book Festival

    Jonathan Hennessey appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hennessey, Jonathan
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Film, Video

    The Music of Irving Fine

    Musicologist Georgia Luikens leads a discussion with composer Martin Boykan and conductor Joel Spiegelman about the music of Irving Fine. Spiegelman studied under Fine at Brandeis University and Boykan held the Fine professorship in composition at Brandeis.

    • Date: 2014-12-06
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    Hubble: A New Beginning

    Dave Leckrone, just-retired senior project scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope Program speaks about Hubble's final mission. This lecture, the fifth in a series of programs in 2009, is presented through a partnership between the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

    • Contributor: Leckrone, Dave
    • Date: 2009-10-13
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    The Unknown Saroyan: Dickran Kouymjian

    Dedicated to the celebration of the centenary of Pulitzer Prize-winning Armenian author William Saroyan's birth, Dickran Kouymjian delivers the 14th Annual Vardanants Day Lecture.

    • Contributor: Kouymjian, Dickran
    • Date: 2009-09-15
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    Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Update - February 1, 2015

    The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is a major community challenge to provide an alternative to the deeply embedded MARC formats that will be more compatible with the Internet and linked data environment, and that offers new opportunities to leverage information. This update at the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association in Chicago, Ill., shares information on current developments as work continues on this ...

    • Date: 2015-02-01
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    Susan Cooper: 2011 National Book Festival

    Susan Cooper appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Cooper, Susan
    • Date: 2011-09-25
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    Burt Bacharach on Composing

    Burt Bacharach was interviewed at the Library while he was here to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (along with his frequent collaborator, lyricist Hal David). The interview focuses on Bacharach's compositional process.

    • Date: 2012-05-08
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    Shirley Geok-Lin Lim

    • Contributor: Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Daniel Pink: 2013 National Book Festival

    Daniel Pink appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Pink, Daniel
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    Poet Laureate Kay Ryan's Farewell Reading

    Poet Laureate Kay Ryan concludes her second and final term as Poet Laureate at the Library of Congress with a reading from her newest volume of poetry "The Best of It: New and Selected Poems," published in March 2010. During Ryan's highly successful two-year tenure as the 16th Poet Laureate of the United States, she launched "Poetry for the Mind's Joy," a project that ...

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Date: 2010-05-20
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    The Americas on the Eve of Independence Movements

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the first 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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    Danny Kaye Website Launch

    At an evening celebration on March 19, the Library launched a website featuring 2,000 items from its Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Collection.

    • Contributor: Speakers, Various
    • Date: 2013-03-19
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    Tribute to Mama Afrika: Miriam Makeba

    Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the African Section and Women's History Month,The African Section, of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress paid tribute to "Mama Afrika," Miriam Makeba, the Grammy-Award winning singer and civil rights activist, who was honored with film clips from her concerts, live performances by her fellow musicians.

    • Date: 2010-03-22
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    Bernardine Evaristo

    Bernardine Evaristo, highly acclaimed British author, discussed her work on Thursday, February 17, 2005. The event was sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center and the British Council USA..This event launched the British Council USA's inaugural UK writer-in-residence program at Georgetown University. A partnership between the British Council USA and major American universities, the writer-in-residence program introduces US students to exciting and contemporary ...

    • Contributor: Evaristo, Bernardine
    • Date: 2005-02-17
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    Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology

    Eric Grissell, entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, gave a lecture and slide show on his book, "Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology." Grissell suggests it might be time to declare a truce with insects in the garden. He explains the vital role insects play in every garden ecosystem and writes about the various orders of insects, describing how the ...

    • Contributor: Grissell, Eric
    • Date: 2005-07-27
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    History of the National Cherry Blossom Trees

    Bob Vogel talks about the 1912 gift of cherry trees, a symbol of friendship between the city of Tokyo, Japan and Washington, D.C. He also discusses the long-term maintenance and preservation of this gift and how the National Park Service protects this national treasure for the enjoyment of future generations.

    • Contributor: Vogel, Bob
    • Date: 2015-04-07
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    Samuel Berry McKinney oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, 2013-04-17.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - McKinney, Samuel Berry
    • Date: 2013-04-17

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