Stewart, Leslie J. - Fleischhauer, Carl - Smock, William
Touching History - Pianos in Perspective
videorecording | videorecording ; 98 min | Dr. Frank P. Baer, curator of historic instruments at the German National Museum, Nuremberg, and fortepianist Ludwig Semerjian from Quebec, shared their experience of a journey into the land of the forgotten sound. The event was presented in collaboration with the Orchestre de la Nouvelle France and SMW World of Sound. (Content). Recorded April 30, 2009 (Date). ...
Library of Congress - Baer, Frank - Semerjian, Ludwig
Preserving At-Risk Digital Social Science Data: The Data-PASS Project
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 (www.digitalpreservation.gov), gives a briefing on how the project is acquiring and preserving at-risk digital opinion polls, voting records, large-scale surveys and other social ...
Software, It's a Thing
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum discusses software at the 2014 annual meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.
Exploring Waldseemuller's World: Sources and Texts
Prominent scholars gathered at the Library to examine Waldseemuller's cartographic vision and to reflect on the philosophical and historical context of the map's production and reception. Experts spoke on a wide range of topics, from the history of exploration and German Humanism to the mathematical and astronomical basis of early 16th-century cartography. Using the first session on the transmission of texts as a general ...
Bully!: The Life & Times of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt was a favorite subject of political cartoonists, due in large part to his outsize personality, his exploits as one of the leaders of the Rough Riders and, of course, his career as president. Roosevelt's biography as told through these political cartoons forms the basis of "Bully!: The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt" by Rick Marschall.
How Do Flowers Kill? - The Japanese Emperor and Modern Dictators
Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, an expert on symbols of Japanese identity, compares the representations of the Meiji emperor of Japan with those of Lenin, Stalin and Hitler in a lecture titled "How Do Flowers Kill? -- The Japanese Emperor and Modern Dictators." Using examples from modern Japan, Germany and the Soviet Union, Ohnuki-Tierney explores how different traditions use symbols in creating and expressing political, religious, and ...
The Moody Sun
Holly Gilbert of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., spoke about the ever-changing sun. She focused on solar storms and how these dynamic phenomena interact with the Earth. Gilbert described how space weather is generated on the sun and how it impacts us. She spoke about recent missions like SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) and IRIS (NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph) which are ...
[Flash Gordon serials--trailers].
Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files. Trailers for the first two Flash Gordon serials spliced together on one reel. Original serial based on the comic strip by Alex Raymond. Sources used: Kinnard, Fifty years of serial thrills, p. 129-161; Wikipedia WWW site, viewed October 25, 2013; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed October 25, 2013.
Daniel J. Boorstin Memorial Service
A memorial service for Librarian of Congress Emeritus Daniel J. Boorstin, who died on Feb. 28, was held in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Thomas Jefferson Building.
Visitor Orientation Film
The Visitor Orientation film presents an introduction and basic overview to the Library of Congress. Highlighted are the Library's beginnings with Thomas Jefferson's book donation; CRS; interlibrary loaning with cataloging records database; Copyright Office; preservation initiative; and NDL.
Hockey match on the ice
From Edison films catalog: The skaters dart to and fro, swinging their hockeys and trying to hit the disc toward the goal. 150 feet. $22.50.
Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
The gambler's ruin /
Peter Thurston develops a mania for gambling and gradually sinks lower and lower until he is ruined. Failing to obtain money from either his wife or his father, Peter becomes a burglar. Sometime after, he breaks into his wife's home and inadvertently causes her death. Meanwhile, his father perfects a machine capable of detecting criminals, which is used to prove Peter's guilt. As Peter ...
Civil Rights Act Exhibition Opening Program
The opening ceremony of the Library exhibition, "The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom," which explores the events that shaped the civil rights movement, as well as the far-reaching impact the act had on a changing society. The act is considered the most significant piece of civil rights legislation since Reconstruction. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ...
[Theater commercial--Warner's corsets]
Warner corset advertisement
A fictionalized story of "Warner's fashionable rust-proof corsets, guaranteed not to rust, break or tear." On the way to bed, a little girl spies her mother's corset and tries it on in front of a mirror. Her younger brother tries to grab it from her, and the two wrestle over the corset as they move into the bathroom. Still fighting for the corset, the ...
Afi/Raes (Walter K. And Marika A.) Collection (Library of Congress)