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  • Resurrecting the Ancient Library of Alexandria

    Resurrecting the Ancient Library of Alexandria

    Hassan Eltaher discusses the considerable cultural and historical project of reviving Egypt's ancient library at Alexandria.

    • Contributor: Eltaher, Hassan M.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-10-02
  • "The Exquisite Corpse" Presentation: 2009 National Book Festival

    "The Exquisite Corpse" Presentation: 2009 National Book Festival

    Authors of this story talk about their own books as well as writing "The Exquisite Corpse."

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Hard Times on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1910-1939

    Hard Times on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1910-1939

    This historical analysis by Martin Gonzalez de la Vara, Colegio de Michoacan, visiting professor at the John Hopkins University, sheds light on specific events which occurred in the US-Mexican border area, especially around El Paso, Texas, during and in the aftermath of the Mexican Revolution. Mexicans from all walks of life fled their country to escape violence and settled in the U.S. Border cities ...

    • Contributor: Gonzalez De La Vara, Martin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-07-19
  • Solr Powered Libraries: Using Blacklight and Collex at the University of Virginia

    Solr Powered Libraries: Using Blacklight and Collex at the Un...

    Erik Hatcher, a programmer in the Applied Research in Patacriticism group at the University of Virginia, discusses his work with Blacklight, a Solr-based faceted browser of the University of Virginia, and Collex, the big sister of Blacklight, that marries folksonomy and digital scholarship.

    • Contributor: Hatcher, Erik
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-08-01
  • Arthur Szyk and His Passover Haggadah

    Arthur Szyk and His Passover Haggadah

    Irvin Ungar discusses Polish-Jewish artist Arthur Szyk and his haggadah created in the stunning style of medieval illuminated manuscripts.

    • Contributor: Ungar, Irvin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-04-04
  • Libraries and Human Development in Haiti: The Work of Fondation Connaissance et Liberte (FOKAL)

    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
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-06-10
  • The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    The relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings has been a subject of speculation for centuries and even more so in the past decade, when DNA testing increased evidence of a sexual liaison. Author Annette Gordon-Reed, who received attention in 1997 for a book that carefully evaluated claims and counter-claims about the Jefferson-Hemings relationship, has written a new book about Sally Hemings - a ...

    • Contributor: Gordon Reed, Annette
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-23
  • Tossing eggs /

    Tossing eggs /

    The film, photographed from a single-camera position, shows a group of adults and adolescents on what appears to be the side of a hill in a pine grove, tossing and retrieving eggs. There is good footage of the participants's apparel.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • J. California Cooper

    J. California Cooper

    • Contributor: Cooper, J. California
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • " If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" Irish and Jewish Influences on the Music of Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley

    " If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" Irish and Jewish I...

    videorecording | videorecording; 74 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). December 1, 2009 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Moloney, Mick
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009
  • Archie Green Memorial: Remembering Archie

    Archie Green Memorial: Remembering Archie

    The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress hosted a two-day event including a tribute, a symposium, and a concert, honoring folklorists Archie Green and Joe Wilson, and celebrating the acquisition of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Collection by the Center's archive. The multifaceted event featured spoken tributes, musical performances, panel discussions, and rare glimpses at archival treasures, and was ...

    • Contributor: Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-09-10
  • Peace envoys at Portsmouth, N.H. /

    Peace envoys at Portsmouth, N.H. /

    The Japanese and Russian peace envoys arrive and depart in automobiles, horse-drawn vehicles, or steam yachts, with arbitration groups from the United States. Neutral areas are designated for the conference, the docks, and the buildings in which the conference is held, as well as the parade in the streets.

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Marilyn Nelson & Timothy Basil Ering: 2010 National Book Festival

    Marilyn Nelson & Timothy Basil Ering: 2010 National Book Fest...

    National best-selling authors Marilyn Nelson and Timothy Basil Ering appear at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy music from Wyoming, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Wranglers, Bar J - Bar J Wranglers (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-10-02
  • Michael Connelly: 2009 National Book Festival

    Michael Connelly: 2009 National Book Festival

    Mystery and thriller author Michael Connelly appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Connelly, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Latin American Poetry for the World - An Anthology

    Latin American Poetry for the World - An Anthology

    World-renowned Latin American poets recite their poems in Spanish.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-06-04
  • Building Model Modernities in Shanghai & Mumbai

    Building Model Modernities in Shanghai & Mumbai

    Through the unique architectures of Shanghai and Mumbai, from their imperial origins to their current building booms, Black Mountain Institute fellow Daniel Brook examines the cities' volatile, continuing experiments in forging a Chinese and Indian modernity.

    • Contributor: Brook, Daniel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-12-08
  • The  Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    The Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy songs and music at the Library of Congress, October 2, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Date). October 2, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bar J Wranglers (Musical Group) - Hatch, Anne F. - Humphreys, Scott - Humphreys, Bryan - Hodgson, Tim - Cook, Donnie - Rogers, Danny - Baxter, Jerry - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008
  • Inaugural Reading of Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

    Inaugural Reading of Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey

    On June 7, 2012, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of Natasha Trethewey as the Library's Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2012-2013. Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate, opened the Library's annual literary season with a reading of her work.

    • Contributor: Trethewey, Natasha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-13
  • Michael Feinstein Celebrates Songs of America

    Michael Feinstein Celebrates Songs of America

    Musician Michael Feinstein introduces the Library's new Songs of America website.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • Weather Forecasting

    Weather Forecasting

    Bob Ryan, chief meteorologist at NBC4 (WRC-TV), discussed weather forecasting in a lecture sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-15
  • Down the old Potomac /

    Down the old Potomac /

    Follows a week-long, 180-mile trip on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal through the Potomac Valley from Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D.C. Includes scenes of the locks in operation; a mile-long, hand-dug tunnel which was built in 1840; coal barges plying the canal; Maryland farming country; Harper's Ferry; and Great Falls.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1917
  • LGBT Literary Event

    LGBT Literary Event

    A group of publishers in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature were featured in an LGBT event sponsored by the Library's Poetry & Literature Center and Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-06-16
  • HABS: Planning for the Future (Afternoon Session)

    HABS: Planning for the Future (Afternoon Session)

    2008 marks the 75th anniversary of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), America's first federal historic preservation program. The HABS mission is to create a public archive of America's architectural heritage, consisting of measured drawings, historical reports and large-format black-and-white photographs. Speakers for the afternoon session "Planning for the Future" were Anne Weber, a senior associate with Farewell, Mills, Gatsch Architects in Princeton, N.J.; ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-11-14
  • Sally Squires: 2006 National Book Festival

    Sally Squires: 2006 National Book Festival

    Sally Squires speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Squires, Sally
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama,

    Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Josep...

    Gwendolyn Patton discusses attending the Tuskegee Institute, where she became involved in many civil rights organizations and was elected student body president. She recalls hosting the Freedom Riders in 1961, and spending a year in a segregated sanitarium when she had tuberculosis. She recounts organizing Tuskegee students for the Selma to Montgomery March, occupying the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and registering voters in Lowndes ...

    • Contributor: Patton, Gwendolyn M - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Oakland, California,

    Phil Hutchings oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mos...

    Phil Hutchings recalls growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, his parents' involvement in many civic organizations, and attending Howard University. He remembers joining the Nonviolent Action Group (a precursor to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)), protesting at the White Rice Inn in Maryland, and working with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. He discusses moving to Newark, New Jersey, to work for SNCC, Students for ...

    • Contributor: Hutchings, Phil - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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  • Filipinos retreat from trenches /

    Filipinos retreat from trenches /

    "An incident of the Battle of the Trenches at Candabar [sic]. The enemy threw up a high earth embankment during the night, and are defending it with great stubbornness. The pits are crowded with Filipinos, who fire volley after volley. The artillery of the Americans plays havoc with their ranks and they fall back, leaving many dead. Their retreat is hotly covered by a ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - New Jersey. National Guard - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1899
  • Mark Ozer: The Litvak Legacy

    Mark Ozer: The Litvak Legacy

    Dr. Mark Ozer discusses his book "The Litvak Legacy" documenting the contributions of Lithuanian Jews to the English speaking world and Israel.

    • Contributor: Ozer, Mark
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-15
  • Michael Connelly: 2006 National Book Festival

    Michael Connelly: 2006 National Book Festival

    Michael Connelly speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Connelly, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Pre-Qin Gold and Its Application in Ancient China

    Pre-Qin Gold and Its Application in Ancient China

    Based on archaeological findings, Junchang Yang introduces the use of gold and the development of the making of gold artifacts during the pre-Qin period, including the type and the scope of gold being utilized at different dynasties of pre-Qin period. The composition of gold material and manufacturing methods are also discussed.

    • Contributor: Yang, Junchang
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-17
  • Branding, Ninety-Six Ranch

    Branding, Ninety-Six Ranch

    • Contributor: Northrup, Tex - Stewart, Leslie J. - Fleischhauer, Carl - Smock, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1979-10-16
  • Cruelty, Savagery and the Formation of a National Community in the Bohemian Reformation

    Cruelty, Savagery and the Formation of a National Community i...

    The Bohemian Reformation of the 15th century was a seminal event in the history of late medieval Europe. Kluge Fellow Joel Seltzer contends that for the first time, the authority of the Roman Church over Latin Christendom was broken by a religious reform that sought to return to the primitive roots of the early Church. Anticipating the Protestant Reformation by a full century, the ...

    • Contributor: Seltzer, Joel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-07-23
  • La poule aux œufs d'or. Le châtiment de l'avare apothéose /

    La poule aux œufs d'or. Le châtiment de l'avare apothéose /

    Beset by remorse, a man is about to slaughter a hen when the devil appears. When he takes his knife to the hen, an egg appears. It turns into a witch, casting a spell which causes the man to wake surrounded by giant hens laying giant eggs big enough for women to emerge from. Some of the women dance. The devil appears inset in ...

    • Contributor: Velle, Gaston - Chomón, Segundo De - Mathieu, Julienne - Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - S. Lubin (Firm : Philadelphia, Pa.) - Afi/Vermont Historical Society Collection (Library of Congress) - La Fontaine, Jean De
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1905
  • Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    • Contributor: Gates Jr., Henry Louis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Maggie Stiefvater: 2012 National Book Festival

    Maggie Stiefvater: 2012 National Book Festival

    Maggie Stiefvater appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Stiefvater, Maggie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Coded Letters, Concealed Love: The Larger Lives of Harriet Freeman & Edward Everett Hale

    Coded Letters, Concealed Love: The Larger Lives of Harriet Fr...

    Sara Day discussed the 25-year extramarital relationship of author and Unitarian minister Edward Everett Hale with Harriet Freeman, a woman of means with a strong interest in the sciences and nature conservation. Day discovered the affair while doing research in the 3,000 letters archived at the Library of Congress between Hale and the far younger Freeman. The letters were partly written in code, but ...

    • Contributor: Day, Sara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-06-10
  • The Mediterranean Diet: Delicious Food Prescription for Transforming Disease & Illness

    The Mediterranean Diet: Delicious Food Prescription for Trans...

    Amy Riolo discussed her recent book, "The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Handbook."

    • Contributor: Riolo, Amy
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-05-13
  • Francine Prose: 2008 National Book Festival

    Francine Prose: 2008 National Book Festival

    Francine Prose speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Prose, Francine
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Coil winding section E, Westinghouse works /

    Coil winding section E, Westinghouse works /

    Rows of women are shown at tables with winding machines. They wind using material from spools behind them, apparently putting the finished products on the table in front of them. Various supervisory staff, male and female, walk through the aisles, checking the work of the women.

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1

    New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1

    The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...

    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2008-03-13
  • Jan Jarboe Russell: 2015 National Book Festival

    Jan Jarboe Russell: 2015 National Book Festival

    Jan Jarboe Russell discusses "The Train to Crystal City: FDR's Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America's Only Family Internment Camp During World War II" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Russell, Jan Jarboe
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • African-American Spirituals of the Civil War

    African-American Spirituals of the Civil War

    A panel discussion on African-American spirituals of the Civil War.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-03-30
  • Introducing the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences

    Introducing the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences

    Masresha Fetene and his colleagues founded the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences in 2010 based on the belief that a strong scientific community strengthens nations by enabling citizens to address critical economic, environmental and social issues in systematic and effective ways. The primary objective of the Academy is to promote scientific culture in Ethiopia by nurturing interest and curiosity in science. The goal is to ...

    • Contributor: Fetene, Masresha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-14
  • Ragtime Dance: Standard Waltz

    Ragtime Dance: Standard Waltz

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:39 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "Bink's Waltz" by Scott Joplin, Saint Louis: Bahnsen Music Co., 1905. See: p. 104-106 in Newman, A. Dances of to-day, (#122), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Omekongo Dibinga

    Omekongo Dibinga

    Poet Omekongo Dibanga, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, reads from his work and discusses the state of contemporary African literature.

    • Contributor: Dibinga, Omekongo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-02
  • Bowery waltz /

    Bowery waltz /

    From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows James T. Kelly and Dorothy Kent, of Waite's Comedy Company, in the famous "Bowery dance." The dancers are dressed in costumes characteristic to the surroundings, and the dance as shown is an exact reproduction. The subject shows many humorous situations, is clear, sharp, and the figures show full life size. Suitable for coloring.

    • Contributor: Heise, William - Kelly, James T. - Kent, Dorothy - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Samizdat - Civil Disobedience & the Helsinki Process

    Samizdat - Civil Disobedience & the Helsinki Process

    Gabor Demszky discussed the meaning of the Russian word "samizdat," a description of the Helsinki process as historical background of the press and subculture of samizdat, and the development of Hungarian media law since 1986 including its current implications.

    • Contributor: Demszky, Gabor
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-12-09
  • Pre-Concert Lecture: The Violin

    Pre-Concert Lecture: The Violin

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 55 min. | Whithall Pavillion, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). December 18, 2012 (Date). 4:3 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Schoenbaum, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Juan Gabriel Vásquez

    Juan Gabriel Vásquez

    Author Juan Gabriel Vásquez read from his work and participated in a moderated discussion with translator Anne McLean. Vásquez's latest novel, "The Sound of Things Falling" (El ruido de las cosas al caer) was published in English in 2012.

    • Contributor: V&Aacute - Squez , Juan Gabriel
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-21
  • Literary Birthday Celebration: Langston Hughes

    Literary Birthday Celebration: Langston Hughes

    Poets Dolores Kendrick and Evie Shockley celebrate the birthday of American poet Langston Hughes by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-02-01
  • Ag’ya, Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    Ag'ya, Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    motion picture | Duration: 1:52:04 | Filmed in Martinique by Katherine Dunham in 1936 on 16mm, this clip features the combat dance ag'ya. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance footage includes ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Law (Class K) for Library of Congress Non-law Catalogers and Acquisitions Staff

    Law (Class K) for Library of Congress Non-law Catalogers and ...

    The routing of law and legal materials at the Library of Congress presents unique challenges. How do law and legal materials end up in the Law Cataloging Section for processing? In this presentation titled "Does this book go to law?" Aaron Kuperman presents the issues that must be considered before determining whether or not to send an item to the Law Section for cataloging. ...

    • Contributor: Kuperman, Aaron
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-01-12
  • The Profound Impact of Stress: Human Biology & Social Implications for the Individual and Society (1)

    The Profound Impact of Stress: Human Biology & Social Implica...

    First of two days on the role of stress role in the health of the individual, as well as of society as a whole. Topics included "The Stress System and the Neurological Basis of Emotion," "Stress and the Lifecycle," and "Dysregulation of the Stress System and Resultant Illness." Speakers included George Chrousos (University of Athens, Greece), Philippe Goldin (Stanford University), Robert Romero (National Institutes ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-26
  • Rick Riordan: 2009 National Book Festival

    Rick Riordan: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's and adult author Rick Riordan appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Riordan, Rick
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Elaine Kaplan Keynotes LGBT Pride Month

    Elaine Kaplan Keynotes LGBT Pride Month

    The Library of Congress celebrated the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans with a keynote address by U.S. Office of Personnel Management General Counsel Elaine Kaplan.

    • Contributor: Kaplan, Elaine
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-06-30
  • Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry

    Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry

    William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, both winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, carried on a nuanced and complex literary rivalry. At times, each voiced a shared professional respect; at other times, each thought himself the superior craftsman and spoke disparagingly of the other. Their relationship is discussed by author Joseph Fruscione.

    • Contributor: Fruscione, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-16
  • Party and Procedure in the United States Congress

    Party and Procedure in the United States Congress

    In "Party and Procedure in the United States Congress," author Jacob R. Straus and his contributors offer students and researchers an in-depth understanding of the procedural tools available to congressional leaders and committee chairs and how those tools are implemented in the House of Representatives and Senate, and during negotiations between the chambers.

    • Contributor: Straus, Jacob
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-24
  • Cuban volunteers embarking /

    Cuban volunteers embarking /

    Men carrying rifles and bedrolls boarding ship via gangway.

    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Big Ice Sheets Doing Big Things:  Why It's a Big Deal

    Big Ice Sheets Doing Big Things: Why It's a Big Deal

    This loss of ice in areas of the World such as Antarctica and Greenland is causing an increasing rate of sea-level rise, making it critically important to provide accurate predictive models as a basis for policymakers and citizens to take action. The challenges to science are great, and a more detailed understanding of ice-sheet dynamics is urgently needed. In an illustrated lecture, the fourth ...

    • Contributor: Bindschadler, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-07-20
  • Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin

    Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin

    The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented the third in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Jeffrey Magee presented "Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin." After Jerome Kern famously pronounced that "Irving Berlin is American music" in 1925, Berlin continued for several decades more to ...

    • Contributor: Magee, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-26
  • Brad Meltzer: 2010 National Book Festival

    Brad Meltzer: 2010 National Book Festival

    National best selling author Brad Meltzer appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Meltzer, Brad
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Magnifying the Universe

    Magnifying the Universe

    Jane Rigby demonstrated how scientists study parts of the distant universe with the use of natural telescopes (a natural phenomenon known as gravitational lensing) in conjunction with the largest telescopes on or off the Earth.

    • Contributor: Rigby, Jane
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-22
  • Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur performs songs and ballads from Vermont at the Library of Congress, June 21, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 63 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). June 21, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Macarthur, Margaret
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Green Desert:  Olzhas Suleimanov

    Green Desert: Olzhas Suleimanov

    Poet and author Olzhas Suleimanov is regarded as one of Kazakhstan's and Central Asia's most influential intellectuals. He read from "Green Desert," the first comprehensive translation of his works into the English language. It provides a concise overview of his rich literary heritage and serves as an introduction to the contemporary literature of Kazakhstan and Eurasia.

    • Contributor: Suleimanov, Olzhas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-05
  • Robert Caro

    Robert Caro

    • Contributor: Caro, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • President McKinley and escort going to the Capitol /

    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)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (Spanish)

    Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (Spanish)

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the third of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience. (Spanish language version)

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-11-19
  • Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City /

    Sorting refuse at incinerating plant, New York City /

    The subject is a group of about thirty men and boys who are sorting combustible refuse, mostly paper, and stuffing it into large sacks. In the background a man in a hat with an emblem on it can be seen unloading trash from a large wagon. Location may be the New York City Sanitation Department's East 17th Street facility, or possibly the incinerator at ...

    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Prior to Lenin: U.S. Diplomacy & Western Explorers in Early-20th-Century Mongolia

    Prior to Lenin: U.S. Diplomacy & Western Explorers in Early-2...

    Kluge Fellow Uranchimeg Tsultem discusses U.S. diplomacy and Western explorers in early 20th century Mongolia.

    • Contributor: Tsultem, Uranchimeg
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-08-29
  • Law Day 2013: The Movement in America for Civil and Human Rights

    Law Day 2013: The Movement in America for Civil and Human Rights

    Carrie Johnson moderated a panel discussion on the movement in America for civil and human rights and the impact it has had in promoting the ideal of equality under the law. This year's national Law Day theme, "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All" marked the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King's ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-05-01
  • David McCullough: 2015 National Book Festival

    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
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Forum on Education and the Economy: Welcome and Session I

    Forum on Education and the Economy: Welcome and Session I

    Education reform has been a policy focus in the United States since "A Nation at Risk" was released in 1983. Despite the best of intentions and large investments by both the public and private sectors, we are slipping in comparison to our industrialized peers, placing 25th out of 30 in math and 21st in science on the 2006 PISA test. Our nation's high schools ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-06-27
  • Ambient Findability

    Ambient Findability

    Peter Morville, widely recognized as a founding father of information architecture, discussed his recent book, "Ambient Findability," in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. Morville describes Ambient Findability as a safari of how people search for information and how they now find their way through a world of information overload. His previous book, which he co-authored with Louis Rosenfeld, "Information ...

    • Contributor: Morville, Peter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-07-20
  • Falls of Minnehaha /

    Falls of Minnehaha /

    From Edison films catalog: The "Laughing Waters" of Longfellow's "Hiawatha." A beautiful view of this picturesque and celebrated waterfall. 50 feet. $7.50.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Poet Robert Hass Hosts River of Words Ceremony

    Poet Robert Hass Hosts River of Words Ceremony

    Robert Hass, former U.S. Poet Laureate, returned to the Library of Congress to moderate a program honoring the student winners of the annual River of Words environmental poetry and art contest. Young poets and artists, in kindergarten through grade 12, read their poems, displayed their winning works of art and talked with Hass about their work. Linda Cover of Watsonsville, Calif., the 2007 River ...

    • Contributor: Hass, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-15
  • Jim Crawford and Samuel Fromartz Discuss Organic Farming

    Jim Crawford and Samuel Fromartz Discuss Organic Farming

    Almost from the inception of the organic food movement there has been conflict between the mom-and-pop farmers and large-scale retailers. Farmer Jim Crawford and business journalist Samuel Fromartz explored this dichotomy and other organic farming issues in a lecture sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-05-23
  • Delivering newspapers /

    Delivering newspapers /

    The film shows a group of about fifty pre-adolescent boys running and crowding around a one-horse paneled newspaper van that pulls up in the foreground of the picture. On the side of the van is a sign reading "New York World." As they gather around the rear of the vehicle, a fight breaks out between two of the boys. The film ends as the ...

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - Marvin, Arthur W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    Exploded gas tanks, U.S. Mint, Emporium and Spreckels Bld'g /

    This film is a spectacular pan of the downtown area of San Francisco as seen from south of Market Street. The location among low ruins was ideal to view the tall ruined buildings along and north of Market Street. Since the facade of St. Patrick's Church is not visible in the pan, the film is probably later than May 9, the date the facade ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Richard Peck, Part 2

    Richard Peck, Part 2

    • Contributor: Peck, Richard
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • The Gannon Family

    The Gannon Family

    The Gannon Family performs Irish music and dance from Missouri, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Gannon Family - Gannon Family (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2006-11-15
  • Contemporary Russian Poetry Bilingual Reading

    Contemporary Russian Poetry Bilingual Reading

    The Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) jointly hosted an evening of Russian poetry, featuring Evgeny Bunimovich, Elena Fanailova and Yuli Gugolev. The poets read their work in Russian, followed by a reading of English translations by Bill O'Brien, director of theater and musical theater at NEA. Afterward, the poets participated in a question-and-answer session moderated by NEA Chairman ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-04-07
  • Kwame Alexander: 2015 National Book Festival

    Kwame Alexander: 2015 National Book Festival

    Kwame Alexander discusses "The Crossover" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Alexander, Kwame
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Mary Jo Salter: Book Fest 05

    Mary Jo Salter: Book Fest 05

    Author and poet Mary Jo Salter at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Salter, Mary Jo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Gordon Bell and MyLifeBits

    Gordon Bell and MyLifeBits

    The advent of personal computing devices such as PCs and smart phones with terabyte storage has enable the capture, recording and recall of everything a person reads, writes and hears. These are the new records and artifacts of the 21st century digital person. Since 1998 Gordon Bell of Microsoft Research has worked on MyLifeBits, a system to digitally store everything in a person's life, ...

    • Contributor: Bell, Gordon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-05
  • Digital Natives Series: Open Source Reality

    Digital Natives Series: Open Source Reality

    Today's constantly evolving interactive technologies are having a profound impact on our culture, and the analog generation needs to look to its children to learn how to cope. According to new media and pop culture expert Douglas Rushkoff, the nation's youth have already adapted to the digital world's demands. Rushkoff discussed the new cultural complexities in a lecture titled "Open Source Reality." This is ...

    • Contributor: Rushkoff, Douglas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-06-30
  • A Path Appears: 2015 National Book Festival

    A Path Appears: 2015 National Book Festival

    Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn discuss "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Jane Smiley: 2010 National Book Festival

    Jane Smiley: 2010 National Book Festival

    Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Smiley , Jane
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Rosie the Riveter: Real Women Workers in World War II

    Rosie the Riveter: Real Women Workers in World War II

    Sheridan Harvey explores the evolution of "Rosie the Riveter"and discusses the lives of real women workers in World War II.

    • Contributor: Harvey, Sheridan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-05-14
  • Higher Education in an Age of Specialized Knowledge

    Higher Education in an Age of Specialized Knowledge

    Historian Jaroslav Pelikan was honored in a special lecture presented by the president of the Carnegie Corporation.

    • Contributor: Gregorian, Vartan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-09-09
  • Urban Social Dance, Jamaica Fieldwork

    Urban Social Dance, Jamaica Fieldwork

    motion picture | Duration: 1:31:08 | Filmed in 1936 by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows a couple dancing in a public dance hall located in Kingston, Jamaica. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Cultural Democracy in a Time of Diminished Resources

    Cultural Democracy in a Time of Diminished Resources

    Simply stated, "Cultural Democracy" is the notion that everybody's heritage and cultural expression is worthwhile and deserving of an equitable share of whatever resources are available. In recent years, Cultural Democracy has also gained traction as a descriptor for the whole realm of participatory, community-centered arts activities, practiced by millions of Americans everyday in their homes, backyards, public parks, places of worship, schools -- ...

    • Contributor: Graves, James Bau
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-07-22
  • Molly Peacock: 2008 National Book Festival

    Molly Peacock: 2008 National Book Festival

    Poet Molly Peacock speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Peacock, Molly
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Rajput Maharajas Conference (Morning)

    Rajput Maharajas Conference (Morning)

    Rajput maharajas have ruled hundreds of places throughout northern India, not just Rajasthan. The Rathor clan of Rajputs, headed by the Maharaja of Jodhpur, ruled states in Central India (Alirajpur, Jhabua, Jobat, Ratlam, Sailana, Sitamau), Eastern States Agency (Seraikela), Rajasthan (Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kishangarh, Kushalgarh), and Western India (Idar, Malpur). The speakers include the son and grand-daughter of the Maharaja of Dhrangadhra, who heads the ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-10-17
  • Using METS and MODS to Create XML Standards-Based Digital Library Applications

    Using METS and MODS to Create XML Standards-Based Digital Lib...

    Morgan Cundiff and Nate Trail describe the creation of 'Library of Congress Presents: Music, Theater, and Dance' (LCP) and the 'Veterans History Project' (VHP). LCP is a second-generation digital library web application which makes available digital versions of performing arts-related materials from the Library's collections. VHP is a digital library application built using the XML/XSLT/Cocoon framework; it contains collections of veterans and civilians documenting ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-11-16
  • The 78 Project: Documenting Historic Sound in the Contemporary World

    The 78 Project: Documenting Historic Sound in the Contemporar...

    Since August 2011, Alex Steyermark and Lavinia Jones Wright have been traveling across the United States, recording contemporary musicians on a 1930s Presto disc recorder, and filming their journey for an ongoing web series and a recently completed feature film. During this event they screened the film, "The 78 Project Movie," answered questions about the project and their experiences, and demonstrated their process as ...

    • Contributor: Wright, Lavinia Jones - Steyermark, Alex - Slaveya (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-09-05
  • Introduction and History of the Library's Music Division

    Introduction and History of the Library's Music Division

    Susan Vita makes a presentation on the Library's Music Division for the docent training program.

    • Contributor: Vita, Susan
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-12-07
  • Mining operations, Pennsylvania coal fields /

    Mining operations, Pennsylvania coal fields /

    The film opens on an area covered with snow where the following operations are visible: track laying, and dirt moving by explosion, grader, steam shovel, and steam engine.

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Arrival of Prince Henry [of Prussia] and President Roosevelt at Shooter's Island /

    Arrival of Prince Henry [of Prussia] and President Roosevelt ...

    Prince Henry and President Roosevelt walk together up the ganway on Shooters Island to the stand where Miss Alice Roosevelt christens the German Emperor's yacht Meteor. Following Henry and Roosevelt are Wallace Downy, owner of the ship building firm of Townsend & Downey, the sailors and marines from the Hohensollern, officers from the United States Army and Navy, and invited guests of the President.

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Heinrich - Longworth, Alice Roosevelt - Downey, Wallace - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Emmett W. Bassett and Priscilla Tietjen Bassett oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Grahamsville, New York,

    Emmett W. Bassett and Priscilla Tietjen Bassett oral history ...

    Priscilla Tietjen Bassett recalls growing up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attending Smith College, and Emmett W. Bassett remembers growing up in Henry County, Virginia, serving in World War II, and attending Tuskegee Institute, where he assisted George Washington Carver with research. They tell how they met at a protest of a segregated restaurant in Massachusetts, raising money for Emmett Till's mother, their involvement ...

    • Contributor: Bassett, Emmett W. - Bassett, Priscilla - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011

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