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    The Kishineff Massacre & Domestic Musical Practice in America Drawing on the resources of the Heskes Collection of Yiddish American Sheet Music and the Historic Sheet Music Collection, Randall Goldberg explored the Jewish American musical responses to the Kishineff Pogrom of 1903 in Russia. With a detailed look at Herman Shapiro's "Kishineff Massacre" and other works, Goldberg's talk contextualizes American artistic contributions following this awful event, which served as a catalyst for Jewish...
    • Contributor: Goldberg, Randall
    • Date: 2017-10-24
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    Yvette Landry Trio Oral History Members of the Yvette Landry Trio talk about their personal history, influences on their music, and the roots of Cajun music and Louisiana Honky-Tonk with Stephen Winick.
    • Date: 2016-09-07
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    Jack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, Jack Greenberg remembers attending Columbia University Law School, working for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and arguing the Brown v. Board of Education case. He discusses working on many other civil rights cases, such as Coke v. City of Atlanta, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, and Griggs v. Duke Power.
    • Contributor: Greenberg, Jack - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
    • Date: 2011

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    Poets & Patriotism: The 200th Birthday of the Star-Spangled Banner Internationally-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson presented a special program commemorating the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. The program included American music from colonial days to the present, rare historical documents from the Library's extensive collections. Hampson was joined by the University of Michigan Alumni Chorus, Mark Clague (University of Michigan) and pianist Matthew Thompson.
    • Date: 2014-07-03
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    Packing ammunition on mules, Cuba From The Phonoscope, October 1898, p. 15: Dotting the horizon on the right of the picture is the great fleet of transports, while scattered all along the beach and piled high to the left are hundreds upon hundreds of ammunition cases. Soldier boys in the foreground are packing the boxes on the patient army mules. An officer stands by bossing the job. Two boxes...
    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Secretary Long and Captain Sigsbee From Edison films "war extra" catalog: Taken at Washington, in front of the Navy Department, and shows Secretary of the Navy Long and Captain Sigsbee of the ill-fated "Maine" coming down the steps. As they reach the bottom a waiting attaché approaches the Secretary and hands him a letter. In the meantime Capt. Sigsbee and his friend walk toward the immediate foreground, in earnest...
    • Contributor: Long, John Davis - Sigsbee, Charles D. (Charles Dwight) - Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Trees and body of water] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    The Music of Irving Fine Musicologist Georgia Luikens leads a discussion with composer Martin Boykan and conductor Joel Spiegelman about the music of Irving Fine. Spiegelman studied under Fine at Brandeis University and Boykan held the Fine professorship in composition at Brandeis.
    • Date: 2014-12-06
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    Panorama of gorge railway
    Panoramic view of the gorge railroad
    From Edison films catalog: One of the most interesting places in the vicinity of Niagara Falls is the Whirlpool Rapids, where the immense volume of water which passes from the Falls, speeds along through its rocky and tortuous passage towards the ocean. The camera in securing this picture was placed at the front end of a train ascending the grade at a very rapid...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Concert: Jory Vinikour, Harpsichord Paris-based harpsichordist and conductor Jory Vinikouri appears in concert, playing music by Handel and J.S. Bach.
    • Contributor: Vinikour, Jory
    • Date: 2015-04-25
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    TR seated at his desk in the Outlook office [1914?]
    Theodore Roosevelt at his desk in the Outlook office [1914?]
    TR works at his desk in the New York City office of The Outlook, a small but influential weekly journal of opinion for which he became a special contributing editor early in 1909.
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - International Newsreel Corporation - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1914
  • Blog
    The Civil Rights History Project: Primary Sources and Oral History History is most fascinating when we feel connected to the people who lived in the past. One way to pique student interest is by using primary sources from the Library of Congress -- letters, photographs, and oral histories -- that document real people's lives. The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress recently launched the Civil Rights History Project, a digitized collection of...
    • Contributor: Lederle, Cheryl
    • Date: 2014-09-11
  • Film, Video
    John Carlos oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in New York, New York, 2013-08-18.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Carlos, John P.
    • Date: 2013-08-18

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    Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: The scene of the overhead crossing of the Pennsylvania and Jersey Central railroads at Elizabeth, N.J. While a Pennsylvania train is passing over the arch, the Philadelphia Express on the Central Railroad comes dashing underneath at full speed, head on to the audience.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    Sharon Robinson: 2016 National Book Festival Sharon Robinson discusses "The Hero Two Doors Down: Based on the True Story of Friendship Between a Boy and a Baseball Legend" with Susan Stamberg from NPR at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Robinson, Sharon
    • Date: 2016-09-24
  • Collection
    Hidden Carols: A Christmas Singing Tradition in the English Pennines
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2014-01-07
    For well over two and a half centuries, the performance of distinctive carols has been a feature of the seasonal holiday of Christmas in villages in many parts of England, especially in the West Country and in the region of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire around Sheffield, on the eastern edge of the Pennine hills. In this talk Ian Russell explores the development of this...
    • Contributor: Russell, Ian - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-01-07
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    Aaron Becker: 2016 National Book Festival Aaron Becker discusses "Return" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Becker, Aaron
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Pan African Cuisine: Healing Secrets of the Continent Tambra Raye Stevenson shared her culinary nutritional discoveries in African heritage foods.
    • Contributor: Stevenson , Tambra Raye
    • Date: 2014-02-20
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    Lutteurs javanais
    Javanese wrestlers | Lutteurs japonais | Japanese wrestlers | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française
    Two fighters demonstrate their art to the accompaniment of musicians.
    • Contributor: Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1896
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    Bataille de fleurs et défilé de chars, I
    Battle of the flowers and float parade, I | Bataille de fleurs--Montreux | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française
    Presents views of a parade in Montreux, including carts and donkeys covered with flowers, horsedrawn floats, bicycles, and people in native dress.
    • Contributor: Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
  • Film, Video
    National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped (60) National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the Library of Congress (NLS) is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page. Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS circulates books and magazines in braille or audio formats,...
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2018-01-08
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    The Sinking of the Lusitania
    • Contributor: McCay, Winsor
    • Date: 1918
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    Juan Felipe Herrera: 2017 National Book Festival Juan Felipe Herrera discusses "The Roots of a Thousand Embraces: Dialogues" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Herrera, Juan Felipe
    • Date: 2017-09-02
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    Latina Storyteller Oral History This oral history followed an event, not recorded, in which Carmen Agra Deedy and Karla Campillo-Soto shared their own stories of growing up Cuban and Mexican, respectively, in small-town U.S.A.
    • Date: 2016-04-07
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    Dan Santat: 2015 National Book Festival Dan Santat discusses "The Adventures of Beekie: The Unimaginary Friend" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Santat, Dan
    • Date: 2015-09-05