I Cannot Live Without Books
As one of the many events commemorating the 200th anniversary of the sale of Thomas Jefferson's library to the Library of Congress, Mark Dimunation gives the history behind this historic event.
The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind
Part of the Music and the Brain series, "The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind -- Wagner, Tolkien, and Beyond" is presented by Hjalmar W. Hannesson, Ambassador of Iceland; Alexander Stein, psychoanalyst; ...
Black Campus Movement in Higher Education, 1965-72
Hundreds of thousands of black students, aided on some campuses by white and Latino students, demanded and protested for a relevant learning experience. At upwards of 1,000 traditionally white and historically black ...
Mount Tamalpais R.R.
Mount Tamalpais R.R. | Mount Tamaltais R.R. | Mount Tamalpais Railroad. | Mt. Tamalpais Railroad.
The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: The first segment of the film was probably shot from the back of a passenger car being pushed up the grade by a ...
White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Dignity of the Human Person
What is "human dignity"? How important is it? What is its origin? Six distinguished scholars, in an informal conversation, probe the meaning of human dignity from a variety of historical, philosophical, religious, ...
2010 Gershwin Prize Press Conference
Prior to receiving the third annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Sir Paul McCartney was on hand for a press conference at the library. The third annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize ...
Dunham Technique: Rocking horse with "ronde de jambe"
In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham’s dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall ...
Reading Like A Historian
This interactive session explored the Stanford History Education Group's "Reading Like a Historian" curriculum and the research behind this free online resource. Participants examined a sample lesson plan and consider how to ...
Harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson performed works J.S. Bach, Couperin, Purcell and Rameauin in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium. Meyerson performs on Landowska's Pleyel, part of the Library's Wanda Landowska Collection, making this a fitting ...
Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica
Margaret Mills, professor at Ohio State University, and Kenneth Bilby, research associate at the Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology presented lectures in a program titled "Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and ...
The artist's dilemma
Artist's dilemma, or What he saw in a nightmare | What he saw in a nightmare | Artist's dilemma, or, What he saw in a nightmare
From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist asleep in his chair. A large old fashioned clock opens and a young lady comes out and awaking the ...
Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America
The Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble
Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2002-05-31
Webcast of a concert performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, May 31, 2002. videorecording | 2 digital video files (2 hr., 45 sec.) : sd., col. | Title from cover ...
Library of Congress - Paquito D'rivera Ensemble - D'rivera, Paquito - Urcola, Diego - Yavnai, Alon - Stagñaro, Oscar - Walker, Mark - Carter, Regina - Piccinini, Marina - Feliciano, Brenda ...
Library of Congress - Paquito D'rivera Ensemble - D'rivera, Paquito - Urcola, Diego - Yavnai, Alon - Stagñaro, Oscar - Walker, Mark - Carter, Regina - Piccinini, Marina - Feliciano, Brenda - Colina, Annie - McKim Fund - The Carolyn Royall Just Fund - Music Division - Recording Laboratory - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
Finding the Antipodes (Day 1 Morning)
Scholars gather at this 2-day symposium to discuss the history and cartography of the Arctic and the Antarctic, including the modern mapping of the poles that highlights dramatic changes during the last ...
President Warren Harding's Love Letters
A collection of approximately 1,000 pages of love letters between 29th U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, is examined. Historian James D. Robenalt and archivist Karen Linn ...
[TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905]
Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural ceremony, 1905 | TR's inaugural address, 1905 | Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural address, 1905
On Mar. 4, 1905, TR is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. with much celebration and fanfare. TR rides in an open landau on Fifteenth St., NW, escorted by mounted Rough Riders; Secret Service ...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Spooner, John C. (John Coit) - Lodge, Henry Cabot - Dalzell, John - Fuller, Melville Weston - McKenney, James Hall - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
"World War II: 365 Days"
Described in a recent review as "one of the best single-volume histories of the war yet published," "World War II: 365 Days" is a unique compilation of riveting text and more than ...
Protecting National Security & Civil Liberties
The second annual Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture at the Library of Congress featured former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta and former U.S. Sen. Alan K. Simpson, who discussed how ...