• Film, Video
    Rep. John Lewis & Andrew Aydin: 2014 National Book Festival Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin appear at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Bob Staake: 2014 National Book Festival Bob Staake appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Staake, Bob
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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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
  • Film, Video
    E.L. Doctorow: 2014 National Book Festival E.L. Doctorow appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Doctorow, E.L.
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers The Dineh Tah Navajo Dancers perform as part of the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian.
    • Contributor: Navajo Dancers, Dineh Tah
    • Date: 2005-11-16
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    Bobbitt Prize Reading: Gerald Stern Gerald Stern, winner of the 12th Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, reads selections from his "Early Collected Poems: 1965-1992."
    • Contributor: Stern, Gerald
    • Date: 2013-01-24
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    Witter Bynner Fellows Poetry Reading 2011 Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin chose two seasoned voices in poetry, Forrest Gander and Robert Bringhurst, to receive the 2011 Witter Bynner Fellowships, and introduced the poets at a ceremony at the Library of Congress. Gander and Bringhurst each received a $7,500 fellowship, provided by the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry in conjunction with the Library of Congress. This is the 14th year the fellowships ...
    • Date: 2011-04-21
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    Pianist, Vocalist and Composer Henry Butler Discusses Teaching and Performing Rhythm & Blues and Jazz Pianist, vocalist and composer Henry Butler discusses his life of teaching and performing rhythm and blues and jazz. He performs selected pieces on the piano that were influenced by his native New Orleans. Butler also shares his experience of losing his home from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Interviewing Butler is the Library's Larry Appelbaum.
    • Contributor: Butler, Henry
    • Date: 2007-11-01
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    Choosing Courage: Inspiring Stories of What It Means to be a Hero Brian Thacker met with 30 sixth-grade students to talk about his own war experience, why he was selected to receive the Medal of Honor. He read from "Choosing Courage, Inspiring Stories of What It Means to be a Hero" by Peter Collier, where one chapter describes a middle school teacher who put herself in the line of fire to protect her students from a ...
    • Contributor: Thacker, Brian
    • Date: 2015-05-26
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    Capital Pride LGBT Poetry Event Capital Pride co-sponsored a reading by emerging and established gay and lesbian poets.
    • Date: 2014-06-03
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    Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his seminal chamber work Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while he was a prisoner of the German army during World War II. The first performance, given for an audience of about four hundred of his fellow prisoners of war and their prison guards in Stalag VIII-A, resonates as poignant example of the ...
    • Contributor: Wintle, James
    • Date: 2011-03-11
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    Militant Publics: Physical Training, Guerilla-Styled Protest, and 'Civic' Violence in Gujarat, India Prof. Arafaat A. Valiani gives a lecture drawing upon his current book project which ethnographically and historically investigates how practices of physical training have produced novel forms of civic conduct that are tied to public performances of violence in the western Indian state of Gujarat. In his Kluge presentation, Prof. Valiani historically situates neighborhood-based physical training, which has been organized by the contemporary Hindu ...
    • Contributor: Valiani, Arafaat
    • Date: 2010-01-14
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    "Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War" Michael Kranish illuminates the events that unfolded as Benedict Arnold, in command of British troops, descended on Virginia and eventually occupied Williamsburg. Arnold was easily able to take control of the rest of the state, leaving Jefferson to take to the back roads, with a British force quite literally nipping at his heels. Though he was running for his life, Jefferson would be called ...
    • Contributor: Kranish, Michael
    • Date: 2010-02-03
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    An Anthropologist Looks Back on Decades Living in the Middle East Andrea Rugh reflects on her years living and working as an anthropologist in the Middle East.
    • Contributor: Rugh, Andrea
    • Date: 2014-04-30
  • Film, Video
    Jazz Conversation: Pianist, Composer Dave Brubeck videorecording | videorecording ; 59 min | Larry Appelbaum, Senior Music Reference Specialist with the Library of Congress, conducts a conversation with jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck. (Content). Recorded April 10, 2008 (Date). Speaker Biography: Dave Brubeck (b. Concord, CA, 1920) is a jazz composer, pianist and bandleader. He studied composition with Darius Milhaud, worked in both octet and trio formats, and later ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Brubeck, Dave
    • Date: 2008
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    The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind Part of the Music and the Brain series, "The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind -- Wagner, Tolkien, and Beyond" is presented by Hjalmar W. Hannesson, Ambassador of Iceland; Alexander Stein, psychoanalyst; and Taru Spiegel, European Division, Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2010-01-28
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    Linda Fuller Degelmann interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Americus, Georgia, 2013-05-28. Linda Fuller Degelmann discusses her experiences at Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, and how she and her husband Millard Fuller were inspired to start Habitat for Humanity. She describes her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and her memories of racial segregation from childhood through young adulthood when she became aware of the Freedom Rides and the Civil Rights Movement. She and Millard decided to move ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Fuller, Linda - Crosby, Emilye
    • Date: 2013-05-28

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    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: Ferris, William R. - Johnson, Paula - McCulloh, Judith - Munoz, Michael S. - Pelosi, Nancy - Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-09-10
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    The Dexter Gordon Collection at the Library of Congress Considered one of the world's greatest tenor saxophonists, jazz legend Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) was once quoted as saying, "Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people." The Library of Congress has taken steps to ensure the survival of Gordon's musical heritage by acquiring more than a thousand items ...
    • Contributor: Gordon, Maxine
    • Date: 2010-04-16
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    Chronicling America and Building the National Digital Newspaper Program The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Library of Congress, is a long-term effort to create and provide permanent access to a searchable database of U.S. newspapers and digitized pages, selected for their historic content and value. The initial version of this rich digital resource is available from the Library of Congress Web site ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-11-06
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    The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought In his book, "New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought," Jeremy Brown describes the long history of the very Jewish responses to Copernicus's sun-centered system where the moving earth was viewed by many as conflicting with the tenants of the Jewish faith.
    • Contributor: Brown, Jeremy
    • Date: 2013-09-17
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    Teacher Resource: Working with Maps This short piece discusses how to search, view and save thousands of online maps from The Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2015-05-23
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    Armenian Literary Identity Kevork Bardakjian presented "Scribes, Compositors and the Mind in the Making: the Armenian Script and the Creation of an Armenian Literary Identity." Levon Avdoyan discussed "The Continuity and Change of an Armenian Identity in the Digital Age." Following the lectures, participants visited the new exhibition, "To Know Wisdom and Instruction: The Armenian Literary Tradition at the Library of Congress."
    • Date: 2012-04-19
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    Juana Medina: 2016 National Book Festival Juana Medina discusses "Juana and Lucas" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Medina, Juana
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Traditional Music of Coastal Louisiana: 1934 Lomax Recordings This talk examines the songs recorded in the summer of 1934 by folklorist John Lomax, with assistance from his son Alan, who was then a teenager. While the music they recorded there has often been described as Cajun or Creole music, what they actually found was much more complex: a diverse admixture of old medieval lays, Continental pop songs, blues ballads, round dance songs, ...
    • Contributor: Caffery, Joshua
    • Date: 2013-12-11