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    Jüdische Kulturbund Project Gail Prensky, creator and director of The Jüdische Kulturbund Project, tells the story of Jewish musicians and performing artists who organized in 1933 Nazi Germany and performed until the "Final Solution" in 1941. This event also featured live music performances by Sarah Baumgarten and Patrick O'Donnell.
    • Contributor: Prensky, Gail
    • Date: 2016-11-10
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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
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Men with dead mountain goat] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    Debussy's Fascination with the Exotic from China to Spain Debussy scholar Marie Rolf discusses some of the Library's materials related to the French composer, with a particular focus on two lesser-known songs: "Rondel chinois" and "Seguidille," the latter of which was recently published for the first time in an edition edited by Rolf.
    • Contributor: Rolf, Marie
    • Date: 2015-11-16
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    Humanity in Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities to People Displaced by War David Hollenbach discusses the number of people displaced by war and other crises, which today is higher than at any time since World War II, and the responsibilities of the U.S., of other nations, and of nongovernmental organizations and religious communities to assist these people.
    • Contributor: Hollenbach, David
    • Date: 2016-04-26
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    La Hoja de Mar: Efecto Archipiélago I Juan Duchesne Winter of the University of Pittsburgh and Ruben Ríos Ávila of NYU presented the book "La hoja de Mar: Efecto Archipiélago I," followed by a conversation with the author, Puerto Rican poet and critic Juan Carlos Quintero-Herencia of the University of Maryland. In Spanish.
    • Date: 2017-03-03
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    Uncle Josh in a spooky hotel
    Uncle Josh in a spook hotel
    "The landlord enters with his rural guest. After examining the bed and other things in the room, Josh takes a seat beside the landlord, who tells him that there is a rumor that a ghost appears in that room every night at 12 o'clock. The ghost then appears mysteriously and hits Josh a slap on the cheek. Thinking it was the landlord who hit...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Kaitlyn Greenidge: 2016 National Book Festival Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses "We Love You, Charlie Freeman" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Greenidge, Kaitlyn
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Joseph Mazur: 2016 National Book Festival Joseph Mazur discusses "Fluke: The Math and Myth of Coincidence" with Joel Achenbach from the Washington Post at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Mazur , Joseph
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Mourning El Dorado: The Closing of the Amazonian Frontier in Contemporary South American Fiction Kluge Fellow Charlotte Rogers discusses how literary works from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Guyana reinvent the myth of a fabulous city of gold, known as "El Dorado," in today's world, and how in the wake of deforestation and settlement in the Amazon river basin, current writers nostalgically mourn for a time when the region was seen as a place of potential wealth and opportunity.
    • Contributor: Rogers, Charlotte
    • Date: 2014-06-19
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    Taping coils, Westinghouse works
    Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 1
    Numerous women stand at several rows of tables where they appear to be wrapping tape around some devices, presumably coils. Male supervisors walk down the aisles, observing the women's work.
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    The first circus
    Tony Sarg's almanac: "The first circus"
    During the stone-age the Stonehenge Circus entertained cavemen and women. The circus had a dinosaur that doubled as a trampoline and tightrope for the acrobats.
    • Contributor: Sarg, Tony - Dawley, Herbert M. - Herbert M. Dawley Productions - Rialto Productions - Afi/Uhl (Clement) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1921
  • Film, Video
    Policy and pie
    Policy & pie | Katzenjammer Kids: "Policy and pie" | Original Katzenjammer Kids in policy and pie
    The Captain gets a life insurance policy and gives it to his wife. In gratitude she makes him a pie. The Katzenjammer Kids play a trick on the Captain and sneak toads into his pie so that he would think his wife is trying to poison him.
    • Contributor: La Cava, Gregory - International Film Service - Afi/Souder (Thomas) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Gainesville, Florida, 2011-09-14.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah
    • Date: 2011-09-14

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    For the papoose
    Pour le papoose
    A white man is tired of his Indian bride and falls in love with the daughter of a white settler. He escapes with the white girl and his child, but is pursued by his wife's brother, who in a desperate fight, kills him and rescues his sister's child.
    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1912
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    David McCullough on John Adams Librarian of Congress James H. Billington engages noted author and historian David MCullough in a discussion on John Adams.
    • Date: 2014-02-14
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    The Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church Ephraim Isaac discussed his book about the history of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahido Church and also that of Christianity as a whole in Ethiopia. Not only are there strong Biblical Hebraic elements in the theology, political theory, and liturgical calendar of the Ethiopian Church but there is also a strong influence from Beta Israel and Ethiopian Jews. Besides these Ethiopian Jews and of course,...
    • Contributor: Isaac, Ephraim
    • Date: 2014-07-17
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    Rachel Zucker on Poetry As part of the ongoing Bagley Wright Lecture Series, poet and memoirist Rachel Zucker gave a lecture on poetry.
    • Contributor: Zucker, Rachel
    • Date: 2015-12-04
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    Chris Bohjalian: 2017 National Book Festival Chris Bohjalian discusses "The Sleepwalker" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Bohjalian, Chris
    • Date: 2017-09-02
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    Roz Chast: 2017 National Book Festival 2017 National Book Festival poster artist Roz Chast discusses "Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Chast, Roz
    • Date: 2017-09-02
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    Scholarfest S1: Life/Future: Definitions of Life in the 21st Century & Beyond As part of the two-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, seven 10-minute rapid-fire "lightning conversations" (followed by 20 minutes of moderated Q&A) covered definitions of life in the 21st century and beyond.
    • Date: 2015-06-11
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    Babel Through Jewish Latin-American Eyes Mirta Kupferminc discussed her works based on Jewish texts and their impact on contemporary universal artists. Tova Shvartzman discussed the Tower of Babel, as it appears in the Bible, in conjunction with "The Library of Babel" by Jorge Luis Borges. Kupferminc and Shvartzman are involved in "LABA-BA," a laboratory for Jewish culture, which supports artists' fellowship programs in Argentina. A mix of visual artists,...
    • Date: 2017-06-02
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    Sleighing scene A view of a snow-covered road in Central Park. A variety of horse-drawn sleighs ride by the camera from both directions. Only two pedestrians appear. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: SLEIGHING SCENE. Unbehangen [code for telegraphic orders]. A view taken on the West Side Drive in Central Park. Shows a continuous stream of handsome rigs and turnouts passing in both directions. Pedestrians...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Rodgers & Hammerstein: Introduction & Oklahoma! Michael Feinstein explores the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein in this first of a series of videos. The first episode introduces Rodgers & Hammerstein as two leading figures in American musical theater history, and delves into the creation of Oklahoma's most famous song, "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.
    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Date: 2014-02-03
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    High school field exercises, Missouri Commission The cameraman placed his equipment on the side of an athletic field adjacent to a high school. During the course of the film, teen-age boys exhibit their skill at high jumping, pole vaulting, shot putting, discus throwing, and broad jumping. These events take place in the immediate area of the camera range. All the events are supervised by an adult who is visible on...
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904