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  • Film, Video

    Mid-Nineteenth-Century Dance: Polka mazurka and the Gitana waltz

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:41 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers: Susan Manus, violin. Music: "Byerly's Waltz" in The social orchestra by Stephen Foster, New York: Firth, Pond, 1854. LOC number: M3.3.F7 56 (case). See: p. 148-149 polka mazurka, in Ferrero, E. The art of dancing, (#067), See: p. 175 polka mazurka , p. 187 ...

  • Film, Video

    Victor Fleming: American Master

    Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director during Hollywood's golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres: westerns, earthy sexual dramas, family entertainment, screwball comedies, buddy pictures, romances and adventures. Fleming is best remembered for directing the two most iconic movies of the period, "Gone with the Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz," but the more than ...

    • Contributor: Sragow, Michael
    • Date: 2009-06-02
  • Film, Video

    Éwé Storytellers from Ghana

    Children's Africana Book Awards Winners, Agbotadua Togbi Kumassah and Anna Cottrell speak about their work with Harriet McGuire from Africa Access.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-11-10
  • Film, Video

    Ever is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi's Dark Past

    The director of the Publishing Office at the Library of Congress discussed his new memoir.

    • Contributor: Eubanks, W. Ralph
    • Date: 2003-09-17
  • Film, Video

    The Many Colors of the Sun

    W. Dean Pesnell of the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory presents an illustrated lecture on new observations and views of solar phenomena.

    • Contributor: Pesnell, W. Dean
    • Date: 2011-03-17
  • Film, Video

    Five Countries in 21 Days

    The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress presents "Five Countries in 21 Days."

    • Contributor: Kawar, Nawal
    • Date: 2009-09-22
  • Film, Video

    Cokie Roberts: 2015 National Book Festival

    Cokie Roberts discusses "Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Roberts, Cokie
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video

    Poetry & Literacy Symposium

    A series of panels exploring the connections between poetry and literacy.

    • Date: 2015-03-03
  • Film, Video

    Charm Dance from "L'Ag'Ya"

    This clip was filmed on 16mm at the Studebaker Theater, Chicago by Ann Barzel in 1947.The film is a compilation of excepts from Tropical Revue and includes sections of Tropics; Son; Nañig; Choros #1; Haitian Roadside; Street Scene; Shango; L’Ag’Ya (Market Scene, Pas de Deux, Mazouk, Beguine, Charm Dance, Ag’ya fight, and the beginning of the death scene. The ag’ya fight is performed by ...

  • Film, Video

    A Thousand Years of the Persian Book

    This lecture launched the "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition at the Library of Congress. The rich literary tradition of the Persian language over the last millennium was discussed. From illuminated manuscripts to contemporary publications, the exhibition will bring attention to the literary achievements of Iran and the greater Persian-speaking regions of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Central and South Asia and the Caucasus.

    • Date: 2014-03-27
  • Film, Video

    Looking at Pictures: An Invitation to the Prints and Photographs Collections at the Library of Congress

    Barbara Orbach Natanson provides an overview of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division holdings and tips for exploring the collections. Using the example of National Child Labor Committee photos by Lewis Hine, she discusses some questions to ask when interpreting pictures and demonstrates some of the illuminating interconnections that can be found among the array of materials in the collections.

    • Contributor: Orbach Natanson, Barbara
    • Date: 2009-07-07
  • Film, Video

    The Indians' Capital City: Native Histories of Washington DC

    Kluge Fellow Joseph Genetin-Pilawa presents part of his larger study of the Indigenous histories of Washington, D.C. Genetin-Pilawa argues that far from the passive victims or violent interlopers depicted in much of the iconography of the capital, visiting Native diplomats and as well as residents in the 19th and 20th centuries engaged with the messages encoded on the urban landscape. In so doing, they ...

    • Contributor: Genetin-Pilawa, Joseph
    • Date: 2015-04-02
  • Film, Video

    A Washington Sketchbook: Drawings by Robert L. Dickinson, 1917-18

    New York physician Robert L. Dickinson was stationed in Washington during World War I and in his free time was a prolific artist. An avid nature lover, he explored both sides of the Potomac River, sketching the woodsy and idyllic scenery that captured a now-vanished way of life. His work is the subject of a new book by Gail Dickersin Spilsbury.

    • Contributor: Dickersin Spilsbury, Gail
    • Date: 2011-12-06
  • Collection

    Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac

    Ollin Yoliztli Calmecac performs Aztec dance from Pennsylvania, another in the 2009 Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Calmecac, Ollin Yoliztli
    • Date: 2009-06-18
  • Film, Video

    Music and the Brain: The Positive Affects of Music Therapy on Health

    Why can someone with Alzheimer's disease recall lyrics to songs when they can't remember the names of their children? Why can a stroke survivor sing words to a familiar song even though they cannot speak? Drawing from more than 30 years of clinical experience and current research into the therapeutic applications of music for persons with acute or chronic health conditions, Concetta Tomaino will ...

    • Contributor: Tomaino, Dr. Concetta M.
    • Date: 2010-03-12
  • Film, Video

    Andrea Wulf: 2015 National Book Festival

    Andrea Wulf discusses "The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Wulf, Andrea
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video

    Kadir Nelson and Doreen Rappaport: 2008 National Book Festival

    Children's illustrator Kadir Nelson and author Doreen Rappaport appear at the National Book Festival.

    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Film, Video

    Jaime Hernandez: 2013 National Book Festival

    Graphic novelist Jaime Hernandez appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hernandez, Jaime
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Film, Video

    Mahan Esfahani: Harpsichord Concert

    Mahan Esfahani plays Wanda Landowska's Pleyel harpsichord, featuring pieces from her 1927 concert at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2010-05-29
  • Film, Video

    Human Rights Day 2012

    The Law Library celebrates International Human Rights Day with a panel discussion on "Bioethics and Human Rights: Privacy and Consent."

    • Date: 2012-12-06
  • Film, Video

    Ashley Bryan: Book Fest 07

    Ashley Bryan in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Bryan, Ashley
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Film, Video

    Doro Bush Koch: Book Fest 07

    Doro Bush Koch in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Bush Koch, Doro
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Film, Video

    Celebrated Cookbook Editor Judith Jones

    Judith Jones spoke at the Library of Congress in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. Jones was the first to espouse the kind of cookbook in which the author encourages and enables the ordinary home cook to create the extraordinary by defining culinary terms, demonstrating techniques, whether it be boning or braising, and by providing explicit directions and detailed explanations. ...

    • Contributor: Jones , Judith
    • Date: 2007-11-05
  • Film, Video

    Tony DiTerlizzi: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's author and illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Diterlizzi, Tony
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Film, Video

    Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet: Book Fest 05

    Authors Julie Sussman and Stephanie Glakas-Tenet at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Date: 2005-09-24