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  • Film, Video

    Asian Ambassadors Lecture Series

    The Library of Congress Asian Division and the Asian Division Friends Society host a program marking the launch of the Asian Ambassador Lecture Series. Ambassador Chan Heng Chee is featured as the guest speaker.

    • Contributor: Chee, Chan Heng
    • Date: 2009-12-02
  • Film, Video

    Creative Nonfiction Panel: 2014 National Book Festival

    What is creative nonfiction? What makes it creative? How do writers of this genre approach their subject matter and tackle some of its inherent challenges? National Endowment for the Arts Literature Director Amy Stolls moderated a discussion with creative nonfiction writers Paisley Rekdal and Eula Biss about their work and experiences with such issues as research, sticking to the facts, points of view and ...

    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video

    Nightcap Conversation with Meredith Monk

    The visionary artist Meredith Monk's groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument expands the boundaries of musical composition, creating landscapes of sound that unearth feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words.

    • Contributor: Monk, Meredith
    • Date: 2015-10-30
  • Film, Video

    Hard Science - Hard Choices: Science, Ethics and the Law

    In May 2005, the Library of Congress, the Dana Foundation, Columbia University and the National Institute of Mental Health gathered leaders in neuroscience and ethics to discuss the rights and wrongs of using--or not using--new therapies and enhancements. By defining the most advanced and promising research findings, the conference sought to dispel public confusion about what brain science today can and cannot do.

    • Date: 2005-05-10
  • Film, Video

    Annual Meeting of the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians: Linked Data

    A discussion on the different aspects of and issues surrounding linked data from theory to practical applications at the annual meeting of the Potomac Technical Processing Librarians.

    • Date: 2015-10-23
  • Collection

    'The High Lonesome Sound' Revisited: Documenting Traditional Culture in America

    In the early 1960s, the multitalented musician, filmmaker, and photographer John Cohen journeyed to eastern Kentucky to document the songs of church-goers, miners, and farmers, and the rural community that produced and sustained their uniquely American sound. The result was "The High Lonesome Sound," a classic 1963 documentary film than evocatively illustrates how music and religion help Appalachian people maintain their dignity and traditions ...

    • Contributor: Cohen , John
    • Date: 2009-06-11
  • Collection

    Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan Sands in Concert

    Tommy Sands, with his daughter Moya and son Fionan, performed in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress. This event was co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the American Folklife Center. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It is the main support for ...

    • Contributor: Sands, Tommy
    • Date: 2008-10-09
  • Film, Video

    Carriers leaving building, U.S.P.O.

    The opening scene shows the steps of a large public building. Above the steps is a door out of which, coming toward the camera position, are approximately a hundred and fifty mail carriers of the postal service. They are in uniform and are all carrying mail bags. They continue down the steps in formation for the full length of the film.

    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    Jeffrey Deaver: Book Fest 05

    Author Jeffrey Deaver at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Deaver, Jeffrey
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Film, Video

    Ensemble Intercontemporain

    Since its foundation by Pierre Boulez in 1976, Ensemble Intercontemporain has been one of the world's great ensembles dedicated to new music and 20th-century repertoire. Under the direction of composer/conductor Matthias Pintscher, the group performed a special collection of masterworks by Varèse, Berg and Ligeti, as well as two recently composed pieces of chamber music: the world premiere of a new work for violin ...

    • Contributor: Ensemble Intercontemporain
    • Date: 2015-11-13
  • Film, Video

    Liberian-U.S. Relations Symposium: Session II

    In celebration of the 160th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Liberia, the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of Liberia co-sponsored a symposium with the theme "Liberian-United States Relations: Past, Present and Future." Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., made a special presentation. Other speakers included His Excellency Charles A. Minor, Liberian Ambassador to the United States; Wilton Gbakolo Sengbe Sankawulo, Sr., novelist ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-07-24
  • Film, Video

    Billy Collins: 2014 National Book Festival

    Billy Collins appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Collins, Billy
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video

    Dylan Goes Electric! Music, Myth & History

    Through recordings, images, and new research, Elijah Wald explores the world that shaped Bob Dylan and his music, as well as the varied worlds of the people who loved him, hated him, ignored him or felt he was betraying them, seeking to understand both the changes happening in that moment and the reasons some people found those changes so threatening.

    • Contributor: Wald, Elijah
    • Date: 2016-03-16
  • Film, Video

    President McKinley and escort going to the Capitol /

    "The film begins by showing military personnel on horseback. The camera was positioned on a side street and photographed representatives of several different companies of American cavalry. Just as the film ends, foot soldiers and West Point cadets preceding the two horse-drawn carriages, one containing President McKinley's party, come into view"--Early motion pictures. "This most excellent picture was secured at the junction of Pennsylvania ...

    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video

    Edward Gorey: Selections from Recent Acquisitions

    Glen Emil discussed his donation of items to the Edward Gorey Collection at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Emil, Glen
    • Date: 2016-02-11
  • Film, Video

    Erik Weihenmayer

    • Contributor: Weihenmayer, Erik
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Film, Video

    A romance of the rail /

    From Edison films catalog: A series of railroad scenes of novel and amusing interest. It opens with a view of an imposing station showing a pretty girl, dressed in white, seated on a trunk awaiting the arrival of her train. A young man approaches, also dressed in white, and the two immediately fall in love. The Lackawanna Limited then rolls into the station and ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video

    Life of a Poet: Frank Bidart

    Ron Charles interviews Award-winning poet Frank Bidart, who reads his work and talks about his development as a poet.

    • Date: 2015-02-19
  • Film, Video

    Chilean Poet Raúl Zurita

    Poet Raúl Zurita and his translator, Anna Deeny Morales gave a bilingual reading of Zurita's work, followed by a moderated discussion.

    • Date: 2016-02-11
  • Film, Video

    Afghan Art and Architecture Through the Ages

    Hamid Naweed spoke about his new book, "Art Through the Ages in Afghanistan," a study of the pictorial and sculpting arts from the the prehistoric period to the Islamic era in Afghanistan.

    • Contributor: Naweed , Hamid
    • Date: 2013-08-06
  • Film, Video

    J. Allyn Rosser: 2008 National Book Festival

    Poet J. Allyn Rosser appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Rosser, J. Allyn
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Film, Video

    Avant Garde Art & Artists in Mexico

    Susannah Joel Glusker discusses and signs her new book "Avant-Garde Art & Artists in Mexico: Anita Brenner's Journals of the Roaring Twenties."

    • Contributor: Glusker, Susannah Joel
    • Date: 2012-06-01
  • Film, Video

    Government camp song [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 2 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 5101 a1 (General). Photographs taken from Library of Congress online collections (General). Photos used: Children under an FSA camp sign ( -- Children of migrant Oklahoma family, now living near Fresno, California, picking cotton( ) -- Pea picker's home ( -- Migrant agricultural worker's family ( -- Baseball game at ...

    • Contributor: Campbell, Mary - Treat, Margaret - Campbell, Betty - Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert
  • Film, Video

    Extraterrestrial Real Estate: Measuring Habitability on Mars with the Curiosity Rover

    Pamela Conrad discussed her research on planetary habitability assessments. NASA's Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars' past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions.

    • Contributor: Conrad, Pamela
    • Date: 2013-04-16
  • Film, Video

    Women in Iran: Past, Present and Future

    Nafisi discusses the current state of women in the Islamic republic of Iran.

    • Contributor: Nafisi, Azar
    • Date: 2004-03-16