Volcanoes: Near, Far and Really Far Away
Does life exist elsewhere in our solar system? NASA believes the best place to answer this question is Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter. The best way to understand how Europa works may be through studying the massive lava lakes on a neighboring Jupiter moon, Io. Dr. Ashley Davies of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory discusses volcanoes.
Ruth Crawford Seeger, Modernist Composer in the Folk Revival: Biography as Music History
In the first of a Music Division lecture series presenting members of the American Musicological Society who have completed research in the division's unique collections, Judith Tick discusses aspects of her work on composer Ruth Crawford Seeger. She introduces Seeger's training as a musician and composer, her work collecting folk songs and her role as wife and mother. In Tick's words, "As life and ...
This clip is from a 1960 television production titled Karibische Rhythmen. Regie: Gunther Hassert, filmed in Vienna by WDR Fernsehen, Cologne, Germany. (Source Note).
Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra
Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra perform Albanian music from New York, celebrating 40 years of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Halili, Merita - Hyseni, Raif - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
The Bayard Rustin Papers
An examination of Bayard Rustin's involvement in the Civil Rights movement. Rustin (1912-1987) was an American leader in social movements for civil rights, socialism, pacifism and non-violence, and gay rights.
Books & Beyond: Mystery Writer Dana Stabenow
Best-selling mystery writer Dana Stabenow discussed her book, "Blindfold Game: A Thriller." While researching "Blindfold Game," she spent 16 days patrolling the Pacific Ocean on board the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley. She also reported daily about life aboard the ship on her interactive Web site.
A Sense of Place
Pickney has been illustrating children's books since 1964. These include classics such as "Noah's Ark" (2003), "The Nightingale" (2002), "The Little Match Girl" (1999) and "John Henry" (1994).
Journey to Freedom: The Boat People Retrospective (Luncheon Session)
In the years following the Vietnam War, more than 1 million refugees fled the war-ravaged countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Those who took to the ocean in small, overcrowded ships were dubbed the "boat people." Many perished on the seas, some at the hands of pirates, while others took refuge in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia. By the late ...
The first sleigh-ride
From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: This subject taken just after the recent first fall of snow, shows two enthusiastic horsemen indulging in a "brush" with their respective horses and cutters.
White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Observing the Living Oceans from Space
According to oceanographer Gene Feldman, there is no question among scientists that the Earth is changing. Observing the oceans from space enables NASA to monitor the biological consequences of that change and determine how it affects Earth's ability to support life.
Engaging Africans in Policy Dialogue: The Southern Voices Network
Steve McDonald discusses the new Southern Voices Network initiative. In 2011, the Leadership Project launched the network stemming from the concern that the Southern "voice" or perspective is seldom heard in debates around issues directly affecting the nations of the global South.
Physician Writers, Past and Present
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division sponsors the lecture "Physician Writers, Past and Present" given by Sherif Meleka, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University.
Meleka, Dr. Sherif
Enhancing Access to Library of Congress Collections
Since early 2007, the Library of Congress and several partner organizations have worked to create a thesaurus of genre/form terms (MARC 21 tag 155), that describe what a work is, as opposed to what it is about. Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT) now includes over 700 terms in four disciplines; hundreds more terms, representing literature, music, religion, and ...
Young, Janis L.
The unappreciated joke
From Edison films catalog: Scene, interior of a street-car. A stout man enters and sits down alongside of a friend and proceeds to read a comic paper. He shows a joke in the paper to his friend, and they both laugh heartily. The friend leaves the car, and his absence is not noted by the stout man. An elderly matron takes the seat. Without ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)