Deep Brain Stimulation and Other Brain Technologies
In May 2005, the Library of Congress, the Dana Foundation, Columbia University, and the National Institute of Mental Health gathered leaders in neuroscience and ethics to discuss the rights and wrongs of using or not using new therapies and enhancements. By defining the most advanced and promising research findings, the conference sought to dispel public confusion about what brain science today can and cannot ...
New Black Diamond express
Black Diamond Express.
From Edison films catalog: This picture was taken at one of the curves on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, along the beautiful Susquehanna River. The train is seen rapidly approaching in the distance, clearly outlined against the grey mountains. Smoke can be seen pouring in volumes from the stack of the locomotive, and as the train approaches closely, she sounds a whistle, warning some section ...
White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
Ellen & Edith: Woodrow Wilson's First Ladies
The wives of Woodrow Wilson were strikingly different from each other. Ellen Axson Wilson, quiet and intellectual, died after just a year and a half in the White House and is thought to have had little impact on history. Edith Bolling Wilson was flamboyant and confident but left a legacy of controversy. Kristie Miller discusses them, the subject of her new book.
The old man's love song
videorecording | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium at the Library of Congress, October 2009. (General). Videorecording (Form).
Hampson, Thomas - Farwell, Arthur
Maria Schneider on "Data Lords"
Composer Maria Schneider discusses her Library of Congress commission, "Data Lords," with Larry Appelbaum of the Music Division. "Data Lords," made possible by the Reva and David Logan Foundation, was premiered at the Library by the Maria Schneider Orchestra on April 15, 2016.
Law Day 2012: Richard Dreyfuss
In recognition of Law Day 2012, the Library of Congress hosted actor Richard Dreyfuss for a discussion focused on the Dreyfuss Initiative, a nonprofit organization that aims to revitalize civics education in public schools. For the past seven years, Dreyfuss has been traveling the nation advocating the teaching of civics and the restoration of civil debate in America.
Paul Wilson Discusses His Translation of Vaclav Havel's Book "To the Castle and Back"
Paul Wilson discusses his English translation of former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel's book "To the Castle and Back" in an event sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center and the Embassy of the Czech Republic. A considerable amount of Havel's memoir was written at the Library of Congress, while the former Czech president held the Chair of Modern Culture in the Kluge ...
Morro Castle, Havana Harbor
Panoramic view, showing entrance to Havana Harbor and Morro Castle
"A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of Havana Harbor. The high ramparts and lofty battlements look very formidable. Parts of the stronghold date back to the seventeenth century. While the yacht from which the picture is taken sails around the promontory, an excellent view is afforded of the entire fortress. Waves are seen dashing up against ...
Paley, William Daly - Decker, Karl C. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
The Mind of an Artist
videorecording | videorecording ; 67 min | Michael Kubovy and Judith Shatin, both from the University of Virginia, discuss "The Mind of the Artist." Debate has long raged about whether and how music expresses meaning beyond its sounding notes. Kubovy and Shatin discuss evidence that music does indeed have a semantic element, and offer examples of how composers embody extra-musical elements in their compositions. ...
Library of Congress - Kubovy, Michael - Shatin, Judith
The Beehive Band
The Beehive Band perform traditional Mormon string band music from Utah as part of the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.
The Beehive Band - Beehive Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
Gala: 2010 National Book Festival
The night before the 10th Anniversary of the National Book Festival, the Library of Congress hosted a gala honoring the festival authors and illustrators. The authors' program included remarks by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington; David M. Rubenstein, who with Dr. Billington co-chairs the National Book Festival Board; authors Isabel Allende, Ken Follett, Natasha Trethewey and Gordon S. Wood; and Congressman John B. ...
Michael Harper Reads His Poetry
Michael S. Harper, Professor of English at Brown University, is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Dear John, Dear Coltrane and Healing Song for the Inner Ear. He has been the recipient of the Governor's Poetry Award and a Doctorate of Letters from Notre Dame College in Manchester, New Hampshire; he was named a Literary Lion by the New York Public Library; ...
A Train of Disasters: Puritan Reaction to New England Crisis of 1680-90s
From the 1680-1690s, Puritan New England underwent political and cultural transformations that would eventually turn it from a Puritan "covenanted society," virtually independent of the mother country, into a much more open and secular royal province. The main political events that shaped the crisis and transformations alike are the establishment of a royal Dominion of New England in 1686 and its downfall in the ...
Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
Title devised by Library staff. On slide (printed): "Edward Van Altena" and "71-79 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y.C." Forms part of: Visual materials from the Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. papers (Library of Congress).
Illustrated Books of the 15th & 16th Centuries
Using the Lessing Rosenwald Collection at the Library of Congress, one of the richest collections of European illustrated books of the 15th and 16th centuries in United States, Ilaria Andreoli shows how images circulated from books to other media and how techniques and printing traveled as well.