Film, VideoLOC.gov for Teachers This film focuses on the resources for teachers available from the Library of Congress website.
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2015
Film, VideoThe Struggle for Fairness: National Origin Quotas and the Immigration Act of 1965 On the 50th anniversary of Immigration Amendments Act of 1965, Ruth Wasem discusses the history of the legislative drive to end race- and nationality-based immigration, from World War II to the passage of the Act, and the importance of the effort in defining the nation that America is today. Following the lecture, two distinguished scholars of immigration, Susan F. Martin and Marta Tienda, provide ...
- Date: 2015-10-08
Film, Video21st Poet Laureate Inaugural Reading: Juan Felipe Herrera 21st Poet Laureate Consultant Juan Felipe Herrera kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with his inaugural reading.
- Contributor: Herrera, Juan Felipe
- Date: 2015-09-15
Film, VideoAn Introduction to BARD Express Karen Keninger introduces BARD Express, a Windows-based application.
- Contributor: Keninger, Karen
- Date: 2016-06-09
Film, VideoMagnifying the Universe Jane Rigby demonstrated how scientists study parts of the distant universe with the use of natural telescopes (a natural phenomenon known as gravitational lensing) in conjunction with the largest telescopes on or off the Earth.
- Contributor: Rigby, Jane
- Date: 2014-04-22
CollectionTraditional Turkish & Bulgarian Instrumental & Vocal Music Turkish and Bulgarian vocalists and instrumentalists Tzvety Weiner, Valeri Georgiev & Varol Saatcioglu share their traditional music.
- Contributor: Various - Weiner, Tzvety Dosseva - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
- Date: 2014-03-05
Film, VideoASCAP on the Occasion of Its 100th Birthday The U.S. Copyright Office hosted a program celebrating the 100th birthday of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers that included musical performances by Paul Williams and Jimmy Webb as well as a discussion of the history and future of composers, authors and publishers, moderated by Dee Dee Myers.
- Date: 2014-02-25
Film, VideoA Tribute to the Life & Legacy of Hon. Reynaldo Garza, Jurist & Hispanic American Pioneer Rep. Filemon B. Vela Jr. pays tribute to the life and legacy of Reynaldo Garza, the first Mexican-American appointed to a federal court. Other speakers included Mariel Buffington and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2014-09-15
Film, VideoPoet Joshua Beckman As part of the ongoing Bagley Wright Lecture Series, poet and Wave Books editor Joshua Beckman gives a lecture on poetry.
- Contributor: Beckman, Joshua
- Date: 2014-09-04
Film, VideoOpen Mic: Stories from StoryCorps In 2005, StoryCorps converted an Airstream trailer into a traveling recording studio -- a MobileBooth -- and launched its first cross-country tour, visiting cities and towns across the country to record the stories of the American people. Four StoryCorps staffers joined the American Folklife Center for this "Open Mic" discussion.
- Date: 2016-04-26
Film, VideoItaly's Gastronomic Traditions Food historian Francine Segan discussed Italian cuisine.
- Contributor: Segan, Francine
- Date: 2015-03-19
Film, VideoThe Complete Stories: Clarice Lispector Benjamin Moser discusses his newly published collection, "The Complete Stories: Clarice Lispector," the first comprehensive English translation of Lispector's novels.
- Date: 2016-04-15
Film, VideoScholarfest S4: War/Peace: Perspectives on the Concept of World Order from Former Kissinger Chairs 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
Film, VideoThomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2011-09-12. Thomas Gaither recalls growing up in Great Falls, South Carolina, attending Claflin College, and leading the college's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter. He remembers the student sit-ins in Orangeburg, South Carolina, joining the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and being arrested for protesting in Hollywood, Florida. He discusses organizing the Freedom Rides, his belief in nonviolence, and earning his ...
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Gaither, Thomas Walter
- Date: 2011-09-12
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Film, VideoSophie Blackall: 2016 National Book Festival Sophie Blackall discusses "Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Blackall, Sophie
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoIntroductory Remarks - James Madison: Philosopher & Practitioner of Liberal Democracy Charles Kesler presents opening remarks of a symposium sponsored by the Library of Congress in cooperation with the James Madison Commemoration Commission to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Madison, fourth president of the United States.
- Contributor: Kesler, Charles
- Date: 2001-03-16
Film, VideoAndrea Beaty: 2016 National Book Festival Andrea Beaty discusses "Ada Twist, Scientist" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Beaty , Andrea
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoDisciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan Four of the most controversial directors of the Central Intelligence Agency -- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby and Willian Casey -- are the subject of a new book by Douglas Waller, who did much of his research at the Library of Congress.
- Contributor: Waller, Douglas
- Date: 2016-03-07
Film, VideoOf Kings & Cavemen: Museums, Museology & Elite Nationalism in Egypt Under the Monarchy Peter Wien discusses museums, museology and elite nationalism in Egypt under the monarchy.
- Contributor: Wien , Peter
- Date: 2015-10-22
Film, VideoPan African Cuisine: Healing Secrets of the Continent Tambra Raye Stevenson shared her culinary nutritional discoveries in African heritage foods.
- Contributor: Stevenson , Tambra Raye
- Date: 2014-02-20
Film, VideoPoet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on Rare Cuban Treasures Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera continues his voyage through the Library's collections as part of his La Casa de Colores project. In a visit to the Hispanic Division, Georgette Dorn shows the Laureate some rare Cuban treasures from the Ediciones Vigía collection.
- Date: 2016-01-21
Film, VideoNew Perspectives on Health & Literacy The Library sponsored a day-long symposium on literacy and heath, focusing on literacy in all its forms and how literacy affects personal well-being. The event was sponsored in cooperation with Nemours Children's Health System.
- Date: 2016-03-17
Film, VideoHarlem's Rattlers & the Great War Jeffrey T. Sammons and John H. Morrow discussed their book "Harlem Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African-American Quest for Equality".
- Date: 2014-11-03
Film, VideoElizabeth Hand & Hannah Pittard: 2016 National Book Festival Elizabeth Hand presents "Hard Light" and Hannah Pittard presents "Listen to Me" in a panel discussion on suspense thrillers with Maureen Corrigan from NPR at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoThe Juneteenth Book Festival Symposium on Black Literature & Literacy A day-long symposium on Juneteenth, one of the oldest observances marking the end of the enslavement of African descendants in the United States. The holiday has been celebrated in Galveston, Texas, since June 19, 1865, when news of the Emancipation Proclamation first was announced in Texas. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom with an emphasis on education and literacy. The opened with a history ...
- Date: 2015-06-19