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    Orphan Works 7: Mass Digitization, Generally Although mass digitization was ongoing in 2008, the practice has since become much more prevalent. Thus, it is important to understand how mass digitization fits into an orphan works solution. Because many of the comments submitted in response to the Notice indicated that the issue of mass digitization should be treated separately from the issue of orphan works, it also is important to understand...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-03-11
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    OSIRIS-REx: First U.S. Mission to Return Samples from an Aste... Jason Dworkin discussed the OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. space mission that will return samples from an asteroid to Earth.
    • Contributor: Dworkin, Jason
    • Date: 2016-08-25
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    Kindergarten ball game A row of approximately twenty-five children under the age of six can be seen facing the camera. They stand in front of a long blackboard with the words "Kansas City, Mo." written on it. As the film continues, the children bounce the balls they have in their hands, then form a circle and march around the bouncing balls.
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Cowboy Poetry: History, Origins, Influences, and Forms videorecording | 1 videorecording: 63 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). September 14, 2996. (Date). Recorded at the Library of Congress. (Venue). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Stanley, David
    • Date: 2006
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    John Scalzi: 2017 National Book Festival John Scalzi discusses "The Collapsing Empire" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Scalzi, John
    • Date: 2017-09-02
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    English Colonialism & Piracy from the Atlantic to the Pacific Patricia O'Brien discusses English colonialism and piracy.
    • Contributor: O'Brien, Patricia
    • Date: 2013-08-01
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    Hernandez v. Texas: American Civil Liberties, Then & Now A discussion of the landmark Supreme Court decision giving Mexican-Americans equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Speakers included Hilda G. Tagle and Veronica Villalobos.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-05-01
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    The New Iraq: Memory and National Identity Part 1 A symposium, cosponsored by the Near East Section of African and Middle East Division, and the Iraq Memory Foundation, was held on Tuesday March 8, 2005. The symposium focused on the importance and the preservation of millions of documents from the Baathist archives of Iraq uncovered after the war in 2003. The keynote speaker was the Honorable 'Ala' al-Tamimi, the Mayor of Baghdad. There...
    • Date: 2005-03-08
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    Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in th... Elizabeth Eisenstein discusses five centuries of ambivalent attitudes toward printing and printers, based on her new book, "Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).
    • Contributor: Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.
    • Date: 2011-03-08
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    Pamela Frank and friends motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 95 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). October 10, 2012 (Date). Pamela Frank and Alexander Simionescu, violin. Dmitri Murrath and Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola. Peter Wiley and Edward Arron, violoncello. (Performers). Miniatures, op. 75a(1887)/Antonín Dvořák -- Verkla¨rte Nacht, op.4 / Arnold Schoenberg -- Sextet in B-flat major, op. 18 / Johannes Brahms (Content). 16:9 Motion...
    • Contributor: Frank, Pamela - Simionescu, Alexander - Murrath, Dmitri - Ngwenyama, Nokuthula - Wiley, Peter - Arron, Edward - Dvořák, Antonín - Schoenberg, Arnold - Brahms, Johannes
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    Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University Janet Sims-Wood discusses her book, "Dorothy Porter Wesley at Howard University: Building a Legacy of Black History." Wesley was a renown archivist who helped create a world-class archives known as the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and cemented her place as an important figure in the preservation of African-American history.
    • Contributor: Sims-Wood, Janet
    • Date: 2015-02-24
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    Dud leaves home
    Us fellers: "Dud leaves home" | Goldwyn-Bray Pictographs, no. 7009
    Dud wants to buy his girlfriend Maime an ice cream cone so he breaks open his mother's bank, and splits their last dime in half in the process. His mother punishes him so he runs away. Dud is scared by imaginary ghosts in the dark, so he runs back home where he gets a spanking from his mother.
    • Contributor: Carlson, Wallace - Bray Pictures Corporation - Afi/Marshall (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919
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    DPLAfest 2016: Technology Trends in Libraries A conversational discussion with technologists from both inside and outside of the library industry. Panelists discuss all aspects of technology, including hardware and software, that are likely to impact libraries and similar industries.
    • Date: 2016-04-14
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    Legal Research Tutorial: Finding Case Law Using Google Scholar Robert Brammer and Barbara Bavis demonstrate how to use Google Scholar to locate caselaw.
    • Date: 2014-01-27
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    Making Show Boat: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II & the Pow... Part of the American Musicological Society-Library of Congress lecture series, musicologist Todd Decker discusses his research into the creation of the hit Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II musical "Show Boat." Decker's research was principally conducted in the Kern and Hammerstein collections in the Music Division.
    • Contributor: Decker, Todd
    • Date: 2013-03-19
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    Dipper Mouth Blues Thomas Brothers discusses Louis Armstrong, composer of King Oliver's "Dipper Mouth Blues."
    • Contributor: Thomas Brothers
    • Date: 2012-03-29
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    Fine, the Boston Group & the American Neoclassical School In commemoration of composer Irving Fine's centennial, Wayne Shirley, R. James Tobin, Yehudi Wyner and Susan Davenny Wyner discuss the Boston Group of composers and the American Neoclassical school of composition.
    • Date: 2014-12-06
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    School Gardens Constance Carter, head of the Science Reference Section at the Library of Congress, describes the history of the school garden in America and offers reasons why school gardens are making a comeback.
    • Contributor: Carter, Constance
    • Date: 2007-10-01
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    The Rise of a New Magna Carta for Early Modern England & Colo... Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers discuss how Magna Carta's political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at this symposium, Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter, held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor." Speakers included law professors John Witte Jr. and Alonzo L. McDonald.
    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-12-09
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    Benton Flippen and the Smokey Valley Boys videorecording | 1 videorecording: 59 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). August 17, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Flippen, Benton - Smokey Valley Boys - Clifton, Verlen - Brown, Paul - Bode, Frank
    • Date: 2005
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    BARD Mobile iOS: An Introduction to the BARD Mobile App The BARD Mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch will allow blind users to download and read NLS Braille and talking books directly from the Braille and Audio Reading Download site (BARD). Karen Keninger provides an overview of the app.
    • Contributor: Keninger, Karen
    • Date: 2013-09-01
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    The Last Full Measure: Civil War Photo Exhibition Opening Portrait photographs of the young men who fought in the Civil War, as well as their wives and children--poignant faces that gaze across time--are the subject of a major exhibition at the Library of Congress that opened on April 12, 2011, through the generous bequest of the Liljenquist family. Nearly 400 ambrotype and tintype photographs showing both Union and Confederate soldiers will be on...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2011-04-11
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    John Sandford: Book Fest 05 Author John Sandford at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Sandford, John
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Ruth Crawford Seeger, Modernist Composer in the Folk Revival:... 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...
    • Contributor: Tick, Judith
    • Date: 2008-03-26
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    Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players (Sun): 201... Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players appear on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival (Sunday).
    • Contributor: Roberts, Justin
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Profiles of Remarkable Women: Laila Enayat-Seraj This interview with Laila Enayat-Seraj, conducted in Istanbul by Mary-Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress, is part of a series that highlights the achievements of six exceptional Muslim women from Afghanistan, the Arab world and Turkey who not only have worked hard to attain personal success but have done much to help other women in their communities as well.
    • Contributor: Enayat-Seraj, Laila
    • Date: 2002-09-18
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    A World Monument: Zvart'nots', Armenia, & the Wars of the Sev... For the 20th annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture at the Library of Congress, Christina Maranci sets the construction of an iconic 7th century church within the context of its times.
    • Contributor: Maranci, Christina
    • Date: 2016-09-21
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    Justin Roberts/Naptime Players (Sat.): 2011 National Book Fes... Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players performed on Saturday at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Roberts, Justin
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Ragtime Dance: The Maxixe (1st Step) videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:26 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "Bregeiro Maxixe" by Ernesto Nazareth in The Mark Stern latest society dance folio for piano, New York, Chicago, London, Australia: Jos. W. Stern and Co., 1914. See: p. 143 in Newman, A. Dances of to-day, (#122), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).
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    A Conversation with a Modern Bookbinder Daniel E. Kelm discussed the art and craft of bookbinding.
    • Contributor: Kelm, Daniel
    • Date: 2014-09-11
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    Unsung Heroes: A Symposium on the Heroism of Asian Pacific Am... The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society will co-host a special commemorative program honoring Asian Pacific American heroism during World War II. This session of the symposium includes Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba's overview of the war in the Pacific Theater, Anna Chennault's recollection of her life with the Flying Tigers and Poet Vince...
    • Date: 2009-10-26
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    Gwen Ifill: 2009 National Book Festival Best-selling author Gwen Ifill appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Ifill, Gwen
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Dunham Technique: Leg swings with two circles 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 and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second...
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    Ella Lola, a la Trilby
    Ella Lola, a la Trilby [dance]
    A young, dark-haired woman performs a dance inspired by George du Maurier's character Trilby, in an early modern dance style reminiscent of Isadora Duncan. She dances barefoot without stockings and is dressed in a long, flowing gown bound across the bosom in Grecian style, with inside fringe and a draped cape hooked to her wrist. She also wears what appears to be a garland...
    • Contributor: Lola, Ella - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William
    • Date: 1898
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    Glaucoma Dr. Eve J. Higginbotham, professor and chair of the Ophthalmology Department of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discussed glaucoma.
    • Contributor: Higginbotham, Eve J.
    • Date: 2003-05-27
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    Berlioz, Charles Munch & the Boston Symphony Orchestra Musicologist D. Kern Holoman discusses the role of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Charles Munch in bringing French orchestral literature--particularly the music by Hector Berlioz--to the United States.
    • Contributor: Holoman, D. Kern
    • Date: 2015-11-10
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    Congress: Crucible of American Democracy Though often treated by historians, political scientists and the American public as of lesser consequence than the Executive Branch, the U.S. Congress has historically served as the crucible of American democracy. In continual interaction and evolution as an institution, Congress has molded and directed national policy affecting the lives of virtually every American citizen. Its history is as diverse and complex as the nation...
    • Contributor: Stathis, Steven
    • Date: 2008-05-29
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    Marisa de los Santos: 2008 National Book Festival Poet and author Marisa de los Santos speaks at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: De Los Santos, Marisa
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Genre Division & Canonical Unity in the World of Heavy Metal ... In this curator lecture, James Wintle unravels the complex web of stylistic threads that have permeated heavy metal music since the raucous tri-tone progression of the song "Black Sabbath" signaled its birth in 1970. Wintle also discusses how to access heavy metal music and scholarship in the Library's collections.
    • Contributor: Wintle, James
    • Date: 2016-11-01
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    David McCullough: 2015 National Book Festival David McCullough discusses "The Wright Brothers" with NPR's Melissa Block at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: McCullough, David
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Laura Lippman: 2015 National Book Festival Laura Lippman discusses "Hush, Hush" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Lippman, Laura
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Hoop Dances by Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner
    American Folklife Center concert, 2007-11-15 | Dallas Chief Eagle and Jasmine Pickner | Homegrown 2007, the music of America
    Two first place World Hoop Dance Champions have joined together to model and dance a vision of male and female balance, harmony and respect as traditionally practiced by their ancestors. Dallas Chief Eagle, Rosebud Sioux tribal member, and Jasmine Pickner of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe are both world-traveled hoop dancers. They performed as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.
    • Contributor: Pickner, Jasmine - Chief Eagle, D. - Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2007-11-15
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    Depression and Creativity Symposium Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, convened a discussion of the effects of depression on creativity. Joining Jamison were two distinguished colleagues from the fields of neurology and neuropsychiatry, Dr. Terence Ketter and Dr. Peter Whybrow. The Music and the Brain series is co-sponsored...
    • Date: 2009-02-03
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    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
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    Quantifying the Soviet Economic & Social Crisis of 1920: Food... Jonathan Kapiloff discusses food supply, rail transport, fuel and demographic information related to the Soviet economic and social crisis of 1920.
    • Contributor: Kapiloff, Jonathan
    • Date: 2016-09-29
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    Sheep run, Chicago stockyards
    Sheep run, Chicago stock yards
    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: A large flock of sheep being driven over the runs from the cars to the slaughter beds. The sheep, pressed by the driver and frightened by the surroundings and confusion, move very fast. Advertised as part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    The little train robbery From Edison films catalog: The opening scene shows the interior of the robbers' den. The walls are decorated with the portraits of notorious criminals and pictures illustrating the exploits of famous bandits. Some of the gang are lounging about, while others are reading novels and illustrated papers. Although of youthful appearance, each is dressed like a typical Western desperado. The "Bandit Queen," leading a...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
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    Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps The Master Chorale of Washington, in partnership with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, presented the "Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps," a work based on the songs and letters written by Nazi concentration camp prisoners. The cantata, composed and conducted by Donald McCullough, stands as a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The program included selected readings from the...
    • Date: 2005-11-15
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    Bryan Collier: 2006 National Book Festival Author Bryan Collier speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Collier, Bryan
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Ha Jin: 2015 National Book Festival Ha Jin discusses "A Map of Betrayal: A Novel" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Jin, Ha
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Jews on Trial: The Papal Inquisition in Modena, 1598-1638 Katherine Aron-Beller will be speaking about her book on the Modena inquisition of 1598-1638.
    • Contributor: Aron-Beller, Katherine
    • Date: 2012-03-21
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    Schemes of Annotation in Ptolemy's Geography Chet Van Duzer discusses Ptolemy's "Geography." Claudius Ptolemy wrote his "Geography" in the second century A.D., and following its rediscovery in Constantinople in about 1300, it became one of the most popular geographical texts of the European Renaissance, copied in many manuscripts and printed in many editions. But Ptolemy offers very little in the way of description of different regions and peoples, so the...
    • Contributor: Van Duzer, Chet
    • Date: 2017-07-27
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    Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy Considered one of America's leading authorities on children's books, historian and critic Leonard S. Marcus discusses his new book, "Funny Business: Conversations with Writers of Comedy" (Candlewick Press, 2009), during a program at the Library of Congress. Marcus' special guest is National Ambassador for Young People's Literature (www.childrensbookambassador.com) Jon Scieszka, himself a writer of some of the funniest books for children, including "The Stinky...
    • Date: 2009-10-20
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    Introduction to the IQ Five Battery Analyzer An introduction to using the IQ Five Battery Analyzer provided to NLS network libraries to test and analyze Talking Book Machine batteries.
    • Contributor: Watson, Kevin
    • Date: 2017-05-09
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    Launching a Data Revolution Ilya Zaslavsky discussed online systems for visual analysis, sharing of surveys and image collections, and applications for analyzing indicators of sustainable development goals.
    • Contributor: Zaslavsky, Ilya
    • Date: 2017-02-23
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    Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper... America's Upper Midwest is a distinctive region wherein a staggering array of indigenous, immigrant and enslaved peoples have collectively maintained, merged and modified their folk song traditions for more than two centuries. During the 1930s and 1940s, Sidney Robertson Cowell, Alan Lomax and Helene Stratman Thomas set up field studios in homes, hotels, community halls, church basements and parks throughout Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin...
    • Contributor: Leary, Jim
    • Date: 2013-07-18
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    R.F.D., 10,000 B.C.
    On the R.F.D., 10,000 B.C.
    An animated mannequin comedy (also known as an O'Brien plastic stop-work comedy) set in prehistoric times. Henry Saurus, the mailman, and Johnny Bearskin, the favored suitor, vie for the affections of Winnie Warclub on Valentine's Day.
    • Contributor: O'Brien, Willis - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
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    Scrapbook Shakespeare Paul Salzman talks about his Scrapbook Shakespeare, a preparation of a 19th century Shakespeare edition at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Salzman, Paul
    • Date: 2017-09-08
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    International Literature: Andrés Neuman Spanish-Argentinian writer Andrés Neuman reads and discusses his forthcoming novel, "Talking to Ourselves."
    • Contributor: Neuman, Andr&eacute - S
    • Date: 2014-04-18
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    Candice Millard: 2011 National Book Festival Author Candice Millard appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Millard, Candice
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Exploring the Extreme Universe Julie McEnery spoke about exploring the extreme universe with the Fermi Space Telescope.
    • Contributor: McEnery , Julie
    • Date: 2017-04-18
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    The Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs Discover the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, more than 1,000 portraits that capture the wartime lives of everyday soldiers and their loved ones. These captivating images are powerful teaching tools, and provide a unique window into the lives of ordinary men and women caught up in an extraordinary war.
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2015-08-22
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    Dan Chiasson: 2008 National Book Festival Poet Dan Chiasson appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Chiasson, Dan
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Motive Cello: Motivations in the Cello Sonatas of Beethoven, ... As part of a talk preceding a performance by Daniel Müller-Schott and Simon Trpceski, David Plylar speaks about some of the relationships between musical materials in three major sonatas for cello and piano -- in essence, an introduction to motives and their motivations. Works addressed include Beethoven's Sonata in C major, op. 102/1, Brahms' Sonata in F major, op. 99 and Chopin's Sonata in...
    • Contributor: Plylar, David
    • Date: 2014-04-24
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    Ashley Bryan
    • Contributor: Bryan, Ashley
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    Russian Imperial Bindings as Artifact and a Key for Reconstru... The global social-political and cultural cataclysm at the beginning of 20th century in Russia eradicated the moral and spiritual basis for millions of people. The destruction of archives and private libraries, especially those of the Russian emperors and grand dukes, and the ensuing world-wide dispersal of books caused an unreliable "new" version of history to be written. These books, with their heraldic symbols, ex-libris...
    • Contributor: Gerasimova, Dr. Ekaterina
    • Date: 2010-05-19
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    Washerwoman Originally filmed in 1956 on 8mm, the film is a compilation of performance excerpts. The first set of works was filmed in close shots from a low angle at stage left; the second set is of wide shots filmed from the center of the auditorium. Close shots include sections of Tropics, Son, Rhumba Cerrada, Bel Congo, Choros #1, Island in the Sun, Washerwomen, Sube...
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    The Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 C. Alex Young spoke about the science and wonder of total solar eclipses. He explained the celestial mechanics of the eclipse, viewing opportunities and how NASA will study the sun and Earth during this rare event on August 21, 2017.
    • Contributor: Young , C. Alex
    • Date: 2017-06-15
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    Sea Monsters on Medieval & Renaissance Maps A discussion on the representations of sea monsters on medieval and Renaissance maps.
    • Contributor: Van Duzer, Chet
    • Date: 2013-09-05
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    Heritage Emergency Management & the Florence Flood Federal Pr... Andrew Robb discusses how the state of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation resources related to the emergency management of cultural materials has improved significantly since the Florence Flood of 1966. The presentation will include case studies of recent disasters to demonstrate how cultural resources are integrated into the broader national and Federal emergency management process.
    • Contributor: Robb, Andrew
    • Date: 2016-04-22
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    I Done What I Could: Occupational Folk Poetry in the Pacific ... The dangers and difficulties of certain challenging occupations are sometimes expressed in the tradition of composing and reciting poems, often in the traditional ballad form of rhymed couplets. This tradition, best-known in the cowboy poetry of the American West, also occurs among other occupational groups and is still found among workers in the Pacific Northwest such as loggers, commercial fishers, and miners. Jens Lund...
    • Contributor: Lund, Jens
    • Date: 2013-09-12
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    Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Jose... Freeman A. Hrabowski recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He also discusses attending Hampton University and later starting the Meyerhoff Scholars Program for African American men studying math and science.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hrabowski, Freeman A.
    • Date: 2011-08-14

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    Kelly Barnhill: 2017 National Book Festival Kelly Barnhill discusses "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Barnhill, Kelly
    • Date: 2017-09-02
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    Libraries and Human Development in Haiti: The Work of Fondati... FOKAL (Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty) supports 35 community libraries throughout Haiti from Port-Salut to Pestel to Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitian. From its humble beginnings, it has grown to be an organization that also supports arts and culture programming, has a debate program, and supports grassroots initiatives and water projects. How has this organization impacted Haiti and through its work strengthened the roots of a...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-06-10
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    Conquering the Sky: Secret Flights of the Wright Brothers The buildup to Wilbur and Orville Wright's first powered flights in 1903 is history that is well known to aviation enthusiasts everywhere. Five years later, the Wright brothers returned to Kitty Hawk, N.C., to perform the test flights that would catapult them to international fame. That spring in 1908 marked a major turning point in the Wrights' career and the history of aviation, yet...
    • Contributor: Tise, Larry
    • Date: 2010-04-07
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    National Security and the Rule of Law Law Librarian Rubens Medina and his staff hosted a panel discussion on "National Security and the Rule of Law." A part of the Law Library's Speaker Series, the program commemorated Constitution Day and was co-sponsored by the Constitution Project. Charlie Savage, Pulitzer-prize winning author and Boston Globe journalist, was presented with the Constitution Project's Award for Constitutional Commentary. Savage then presented a lecture covering...
    • Date: 2007-09-17
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    Women's History Month: Former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder Deputy Librarian of Congress Robert Dizard Jr. interviews former U.S. Rep. Patricia Schroeder about her career as the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado, as former president and CEO of the Association of American Publishers and, most recently, as professor at Rollins College in Florida.
    • Date: 2014-06-04
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    Amadou Koné A conversation with novelist and scholar Amadou Kone of Côte d'Ivoire.
    • Contributor: Kon&eacute - , Amadou
    • Date: 2013-09-25
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    John A. Farrell: 2017 National Book Festival John A. Farrell discusses "Richard Nixon: The Life" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Farrell, John A.
    • Date: 2017-09-02
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    The Jewish Book Since the Invention of Printing A lecture by Dr. Emile Schrijver on the history of the Jewish book since the invention of printing.
    • Contributor: Schrijver, Emile
    • Date: 2012-10-25
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    Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life Legendary musician Graham Nash, founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, speaks about his candid and riveting new autobiography "Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life."
    • Date: 2013-09-16
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    River of Words Award Ceremony 2012 Ten remarkable young poets and artists -- ranging in age from 7 to 16 -- and more than a dozen national finalists were honored at the 17th annual River of Words International Youth Creativity Awards.
    • Contributor: Hass, Robert
    • Date: 2012-04-23
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    The Gospel Sensibility: Evangelicals, Modernity & Sacred Song... Kluge Fellow Douglas Harrison examines the history, performance culture and role of southern gospel music within evangelical Christian experiences.
    • Contributor: Harrison, Douglas
    • Date: 2014-08-14
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    Meg Wolitzer: 2015 National Book Festival Meg Wolitzer and NPR's Susan Stamberg discuss "Belzhar" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Wolitzer, Meg
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Nazi Propaganda: The Machinery of Evil Gabriel Weimann, professor of communication at Haifa University in Israel, explores the period of Nazi seizure of power in 1933 and their takeover of all communications in Germany, turning them into a sophisticated propaganda machine.
    • Contributor: Weimann, Gabriel
    • Date: 2009-05-18
  • Film, Video
    The Beehive Band The Beehive Band performs traditional Mormon string band music from Utah, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Band, Beehive
    • Date: 2008-04-24
  • Film, Video
    Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932 With the landmark election of Franklin D. Roosevelt as U.S. President in 1932, decades of Republican ascendancy gave way to a half century of Democratic dominance. It was nothing less than a major political realignment as the direction of federal policy shifted from conservative to liberal--and liberalism itself was redefined in the process. In his new book, the first in many decades to examine...
    • Contributor: Ritchie, Donald
    • Date: 2008-02-14
  • Film, Video
    Resource Description and Access: Background / Overview RDA (Resource Description and Access), the next generation cataloging code designed for the digital environment, is under development. This presentation provides background on its development and a general overview of the conceptual models, international principles, and structure of this new code.
    • Contributor: Tillett, Barbara
    • Date: 2008-05-14
  • Film, Video
    A Conversation With Dafnis Prieto and Larry Appelbaum Host of WPFW's "Sound of Surprise" Larry Appelbaum of the Library of Congress' Music Division, interviews Dafnis Prieto.
    • Date: 2010-04-24
  • Film, Video
    Roman Totenberg in conversation in studio with Leon Botstein 1 video recording ; 2.5 hrs. | Recorded in Blue Hill, Maine (Venue). Recorded in June, 2000. (Date). 4:3 This has been a presentation of the Library of Congress. Visit us as www.loc.gov
    • Contributor: Totenberg, Roman - Botstein, Leon
  • Film, Video
    Sikh Conference: Portraits of Courage Sen. Ben Cardin kicked off the Library's two-day conference on the Sikh culture, "Taking Heritage to the 21st Century." The conference was sponsored by the Kaur Foundation under the auspices of the Library's Asian Division and Asian Division Friends Society.
    • Contributor: Cardin, Sen. Ben
    • Date: 2009-06-18
  • Film, Video
    Radio Preservation Task Force 2: Material & Digital Curation Nationally recognized experts from academic, museum and public sectors discuss strategies for digital and material curation of sound-based materials. Topics of discussion include presentation of preserved historical media, public engagement and educational application. Part of the 2017 multi-day conference, Radio Preservation Task Force 2: From Archive to Classroom.
    • Date: 2017-11-03
  • Film, Video
    Bob Adelman: 2014 National Book Festival Bob Adelman appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Adelman, Bob
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video
    Katherine Dunham on the hand in Dunham Technique In this series of clips recorded in September 2002, Katherine Dunham speaks about her influence on American dance; dance anthropology; her anthropological films; Shango; L’Ag’Ya; the Mazouk from L’Ag’Ya; the need for a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the “pole through the body” in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm...
  • Film, Video
    Keeping up with the Joneses. [Men's styles]
    Men's styles | Keeping up with the Joneses.
    A domestic comedy about the McGinis family--husband Aloysius, wife Clarice, daughter Julie, and housemaid Belladonna. The simple story lines often parody society's concern with material goods as an indicator of social standing, but the series was not as narrowly focused as the title implies. The Joneses were the McGinis's neighbors, but were not depicted. They were referred to as objects of envy, with whom...
    • Contributor: Palmer, H. S. (Harry S.) - Momand, Arthur R. - Gaumont Co. - Mutual Film Corporation - Afi/Zouary (Maurice) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Talmud in its Sasanian Context Although the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, has been a text central and vital to the Jewish canon since the Middle Ages, the context in which it was produced has been poorly understood. Delving deep into Sasanian material culture and literary remains, Shai Secunda pieces together the dynamic world of late antique Iran, providing an unprecedented and accessible overview of the world that shaped the...
    • Contributor: Secunda, Shai
    • Date: 2014-07-22
  • Film, Video
    Scholarfest S6: Freedom of Expression & Why it Matters As the finale of the two-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, six leading scholars discuss why freedom of expression matters.
    • Date: 2015-06-11
  • Film, Video
    Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: Smokey R... Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden welcomes legendary R&B singer Smokey Robinson to the Library to talk about his recent selection as the recipient of the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The interview takes place in the Library's George and Ira Gershwin Room with Robinson sitting at George Gershwin's favorite piano.
    • Date: 2016-11-16
  • Film, Video
    Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts Caroline Heller discussed her memoir that traces the lives of her parents, her uncle and their circle of intellectuals and dreamers from Central Europe on the eve of World War II to present-day America.
    • Contributor: Heller, Caroline
    • Date: 2016-09-08
  • Film, Video
    Lyre of Ur Project Art historian Andy Lowings discusses "Lyre of Ur Project" in a program sponsored by African and Middle Eastern Division.
    • Contributor: Lowings, Andy
    • Date: 2009-03-17