I Cannot Live Without Books
As one of the many events commemorating the 200th anniversary of the sale of Thomas Jefferson's library to the Library of Congress, Mark Dimunation gives the history behind this historic event.
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.
Black Campus Movement in Higher Education, 1965-72
Hundreds of thousands of black students, aided on some campuses by white and Latino students, demanded and protested for a relevant learning experience. At upwards of 1,000 traditionally white and historically black colleges and universities in the United States, black campus activists initiated a range of campus reforms, including the addition of more black students, faculty, administrators, and coaches, and the establishment of black ...
Mount Tamalpais R.R.
Mount Tamalpais R.R. | Mount Tamaltais R.R. | Mount Tamalpais Railroad. | Mt. Tamalpais Railroad.
The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: The first segment of the film was probably shot from the back of a passenger car being pushed up the grade by a locomotive (as was standard practice). The unseen locomotive is probably the 30-ton Heiser steam locomotive S.B. Cushing. The camera swings from east to north-northeast as the train approaches the summit station. [Frame: ...
White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Dignity of the Human Person
What is "human dignity"? How important is it? What is its origin? Six distinguished scholars, in an informal conversation, probe the meaning of human dignity from a variety of historical, philosophical, religious, medical and social perspectives.
2010 Gershwin Prize Press Conference
Prior to receiving the third annual Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Sir Paul McCartney was on hand for a press conference at the library. The third annual Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song is presented to Sir Paul McCartney at a special concert in the East Room of the White House on June 2, 2010, where the President and First Lady will ...
McCartney, Sir Paul
The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures
This presentation features 68 motion pictures, produced between 1898 and 1901, of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution. The Spanish-American War was the first U.S. war in which the motion picture camera played a role. These films were made by the Edison Manufacturing Company and the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company and consist of actualities filmed in the U.S., Cuba, and the ...
Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
Lincoln's Other White House: the Untold Story of the Man and ...
Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, author of "If This House Could Talk ...: Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans," discussed her new book, "Lincoln's Other White House; the Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency," in a lecture sponsored by the Humanities & Social Sciences Division. Using diaries, letters and (often amusing) eyewitness accounts, she offered new insight into the life of President Lincoln and his family ...
Smith Brownstein, Elizabeth
Dunham Technique: Rocking horse with "ronde de jambe"
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 ...
Reading Like A Historian
This interactive session explored the Stanford History Education Group's "Reading Like a Historian" curriculum and the research behind this free online resource. Participants examined a sample lesson plan and consider how to implement these materials in their classrooms.
Svetlana Kim Delivers the 2009 Asian Pacific American History...
Author Svetlana Kim delivered the keynote address for the Library's 2009 celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. She discussed her new book, "White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee," which describes her journey from Korea to the United States and her rise from poverty to a successful career as a stockbroker.
Music in the Lincoln White House
Music scholars and Library curators discuss music in the Lincoln White House. Presented in cooperation with the White House Historical Association.
Mister Jelly Roll, Mister Lomax and the Invention of Jazz
In 1938, Ferdinand Joseph Lamothe, also known as Jelly Roll Morton (1885-1941), sat down at a piano in the Library of Congress to record the first oral history of jazz. Seated nearby, asking questions and operating a small portable disc recorder, sat Alan Lomax, 23-year-old assistant in charge of the Library's Archive of American Folksong. Writer and jazz scholar John Szwed and pianist Dave ...
Print Me a Stradivarius: Oberlin Betts Panel Discussion
Top American instrument makers talk about the impressive results of a recent project to use modern technologies to copy the Library's superb Betts violin, from the Golden Period of master instrument maker Antonio Stradivari. Also, the debut performance of the Oberlin Betts violin, in comparison with the original Betts Stradivari violin, featuring violinists Claudia Chudacoff and Christopher Franke.
Harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson performed works J.S. Bach, Couperin, Purcell and Rameauin in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium. Meyerson performs on Landowska's Pleyel, part of the Library's Wanda Landowska Collection, making this a fitting home for an intimate recital by a distinguished harpsichordist who continues Landowska's legacy as a pedagogue and consummate performer.
Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica
Margaret Mills, professor at Ohio State University, and Kenneth Bilby, research associate at the Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology presented lectures in a program titled "Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica" as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Mills discussed "The Same River: Dilemmas and Challenges of Long-term Cultural Research in Conflict Zones and Failing ...
CELTIC ROOTS: Stories, Songs and Traditions from Across the Sea
The majority of Americans trace their family origins to a country other than the United States. Many immigrants came to this country seeking greater freedom or an opportunity for a better life. Some came against their will and were forced to provide labor that helped build the nation. Immigrants brought with them a pride in their heritage, and distinctive cultural traditions and values. The ...
The artist's dilemma
Artist's dilemma, or What he saw in a nightmare | What he saw in a nightmare | Artist's dilemma, or, What he saw in a nightmare
From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist asleep in his chair. A large old fashioned clock opens and a young lady comes out and awaking the artist, requests him to paint her picture. While the artist is executing the work a clown comes down from the clock, takes in the situation and begins to make love to the ...
Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America
The Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble
Library of Congress Music Division concert, 2002-05-31
Webcast of a concert performed in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, May 31, 2002. videorecording | 2 digital video files (2 hr., 45 sec.) : sd., col. | Title from cover of printed program. On cover: The McKim Fund, The Carolyn Royall Just Fund, in the Library of Congress. All works composed by Paquito D'Rivera; lyrics for Panamericana suite and Song for peace ...
Library of Congress - Paquito D'rivera Ensemble - D'rivera, Paquito - Urcola, Diego - Yavnai, Alon - Stagñaro, Oscar - Walker, Mark - Carter, Regina - Piccinini, Marina - Feliciano, Brenda ...
Library of Congress - Paquito D'rivera Ensemble - D'rivera, Paquito - Urcola, Diego - Yavnai, Alon - Stagñaro, Oscar - Walker, Mark - Carter, Regina - Piccinini, Marina - Feliciano, Brenda - Colina, Annie - McKim Fund - The Carolyn Royall Just Fund - Music Division - Recording Laboratory - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
Finding the Antipodes (Day 1 Morning)
Scholars gather at this 2-day symposium to discuss the history and cartography of the Arctic and the Antarctic, including the modern mapping of the poles that highlights dramatic changes during the last five decades. (Day 1, morning)
President Warren Harding's Love Letters
A collection of approximately 1,000 pages of love letters between 29th U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, is examined. Historian James D. Robenalt and archivist Karen Linn Femia shared their impressions about the Harding-Phillips correspondence and what they reveal about Harding's character and political views; his relationship with his wife; and implications for national security during World War I, ...
Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books
Author Karen Leggett Abouraya shares her book. "Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt's Treasured Books," with elementary students from the District of Columbia. The story takes place during the Arab Spring of 2011 where young people take the lead in helping to save the famous Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt. Karen's presentation is in English, while her husband, Tharwat Abouraya, reads passages in his ...
motion picture | videorecording ; 8 min. | Motion Picture (Form).
Shirley, Wayne D. - Copland, Aaron
America is in the Heart for the 21st Century, Part 2
The Asian Division of the Library of Congress held a daylong symposium on author Carlos Bulosan, titled "America Is in the Heart for the 21st Century." Bulosan depicted the early Filipino migrant experience in the United States and is best known for his book "America Is in the Heart." The Library, in conjunction with the Asian Division Friends Society (ADFS), coordinated the program as ...
[TR's inaugural ceremony, 1905]
Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural ceremony, 1905 | TR's inaugural address, 1905 | Theodore Roosevelt's inaugural address, 1905
On Mar. 4, 1905, TR is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. with much celebration and fanfare. TR rides in an open landau on Fifteenth St., NW, escorted by mounted Rough Riders; Secret Service men and detectives walk on either side of the carriage; TR tips his hat to the crowd. Sitting beside him is Sen. John C. Spooner of Wis., Chairman of the joint Congressional ...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Spooner, John C. (John Coit) - Lodge, Henry Cabot - Dalzell, John - Fuller, Melville Weston - McKenney, James Hall - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Interview with the Ambassadors: Why Reading Makes a Difference
Following the Jan. 5, 2010, ceremony announcing the appointment of Katherine Paterson as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2010-2011, Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for 2008-2009, interviewed his successor. They discussed a wide range of issues, both serious and humorous, in a room in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
Elliott Carter interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carnegi...
Elliott Carter speaks with Ellen Taaffe Zwilich about his life and career as a composer. videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 2 hrs., 58 min. | Recorded on November 14, 1996. (Date). Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City. (Venue). Transcribed by Amy Dunning. Edited by Pedro Gonzalez and James L. Wolf. (General). Courtesy of Carnegie Hall (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form). This has been a ...
Carter, Elliott - Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe
"World War II: 365 Days"
Described in a recent review as "one of the best single-volume histories of the war yet published," "World War II: 365 Days" is a unique compilation of riveting text and more than 600 color and black-and-white images (many of them rarely seen) from the Library of Congress's collections. The speakers discuss their work on the book.
Photo, Print, Drawing
1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
Protecting National Security & Civil Liberties
The second annual Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture at the Library of Congress featured former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta and former U.S. Sen. Alan K. Simpson, who discussed how the United States balances national security with the protection of Americans' civil liberties. Former White House correspondent Ann Compton, who covered both leaders during their long years of public service, moderated.
Celebrating The American Archive of Public Broadcasting
Festivities celebrating an unprecedented and historic collection of American public radio and television content, dating back through the 1950s, that will be permanently preserved and made available to the public through a collaboration between the Library of Congress and WGBH Boston. Speakers included Patricia Harrison, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, Patricia Cahill, Bruce Ramer, Jon Abbott and Hon. Edward Markey.
Embarquement d'un cheval
Loading a horse | Collection of Lumière films from the Cinémathèque française
A horse in a wooden crate is lifted off a dock in Marseille by a steam crane and placed into a waiting ship.
Société Anonyme Des Plaques Et Papiers Photographiques - Cinémathèque Française Collection (Library of Congress)
Astor Battery on parade
From The Phonoscope, January 1899, p. 15: As they appeared in New York on Saturday, January 21 [sic], 1899, on their return from active service in the Philippines. The picture is taken as they cross Broadway, Union Square, north. First come the mounted police, proud and prancing, then the band, then the famous Astor Battery, marching twenty-four abreast. As the second file approaches, the ...
Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Vitagraph Company of America - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
Rosie Stewart in Concert
Rosie Stewart, a singer from Co. Fermanagh in Ireland, performed in concert, including "Adieu to Lovely Garrison," as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Stewart, Rosie - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland. Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure
Balla Kouyate & World Vision: Traditional Malian Music from M...
Balla Kouyate is a griot and virtuoso player of the balaphon. Considered the predecessor of the xylophone and the first Mande instrument, the balafon is made up of wood slats of varying lengths. The slats are secured over two rows of calabash gourds, which serve as natural amplifiers. Each gourd is punctured with small holes over which Balla places thin plastic tape. The vibrating ...
Kouyate, Balla - Kouyaté, Balla - World Vision (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
Press Conference Announcing Library Commission of Stevie Wond...
Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, the awardee of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington held a press conference to discuss the world premiere of his instrumental composition, which was commissioned by the Library. Wonder described the evolution of "Sketches of a Life," which was inspired by his life experiences and influenced by his longtime love ...
Admiral Dewey taking leave of Washington committee on the U.S...
"Showing the gallant Admiral standing directly in front of the camera, life size, his head bare, graciously bidding his guests adieu. This was exhibited at Eden Musee and Koster and Bial's, New York, to 18,000 people the next day after the picture was taken"--Edison films catalog. One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, under the category "Dewey Doings." From the ...
White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Treloar and Miss Marshall, prize winners at the Physical Cult...
Male and female prize winners at the Physical Culture Show, Madison Square Garden, Jan 2, 1904
Opens with a woman posing on a pedestal, dressed in a white body leotard with a sash tied at her hips. Marshall continues with various feminine poses, reminiscent of classic Greek statuary, to accentuate her figure. Film cuts to Treloar posed on the bare stage without a pedestal. He wears brief leopard-skin trunks or short tunic, wrist bands, and Roman-looking laced sandals. His poses ...
Treloar - Marshall, Beatrice - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Treloar, Albert - Porter, Edwin S.
Bringing in the May
Jennifer Cutting describes and displays some of the folk traditions surrounding May Day (May 1) in Britain and the United States.
Admiral Dewey leading land parade, no. 2
Admiral Dewey leading land parade (Eighth Ave.)
"Showing Central Park in back-ground. 200 feet. $30.00"--Edison films catalog. One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog under the category "Dewey Doings." From the catalog: We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral Dewey's arrival in New York Harbor, Wednesday, September 27th, 1899, and secured the following excellent moving pictures of the Admiral and his great ship, together with the stirring ...
White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Katherine Dunham on dance anthropology
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 ...
Fiction Collections at the Library of Congress
Discussion of the current fiction collections of the Library of Congress with an emphasis on the papers of National Book Award winners in the Manuscript Division. Four Library of Congress veterans present "Fiction at the Library of Congress." The program and discussion focus on the history and future directions of the Library's American literature collections and highlight an online feature focusing on the fiction ...
Circular panorama of housing the ice
The camera photographed an area of industrial activity. Against a hill approximately one hundred feet in height, ten escalatorlike conveyors have been constructed. The film indicates that the system was designed to lift ice that had been cut from a lake to the top of a hill where it was either stored or shipped. The camera pans from the mechanized area to the right ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: Star Schottische
videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:23 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "Military Schottisch" by C.H. Rowell in Modern dance music, Boston, New York, Chicago: White, Smith and Co., 1890. See: p. 123 in Gilbert, M. Round dancing, (#250), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).
Literature to Life: Zora!
Zora Neale Hurston was one of the most important and celebrated figures to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. Outspoken, spirited and gifted, Ms. Hurston was the most prolific African-American woman writer of the 1930's. Adapted from the theatrical biography of her life by Laurence Holder, this performance brings to life her story. A production of the American Place Theatre.
Booth killed Lincoln [illustrated]
motion picture | 1 video ; 2 min. | Audio track taken from AFS 9512 B1 (General). Photographs and drawings from Library of Congress online resources. (General). Photos Used: [Miss Margot Mayo and Miss Deska of American Square Dance Group of New York City and Bascom Lamar Lunsford (center), director of the Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina] (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsc.00452 ) -- John Wilkes Booth ...
Mission Italy: On the Front Line of the Cold War
Richard N. Gardner discussed his book "Mission Italy: On the Front Line of the Cold War," another in the Books & Beyond series sponsored by Center for the Book. Gardner's memoir of his years in Italy offers insights into the foreign policy of the Carter administration and into a critical turning point in Italy's history. Events during this turbulent period included the kidnapping and ...
America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation
In this examination of the arc of American history through the lens of compulsive behavior, Kendall shows how some of the nation's greatest achievements - from the Declaration of Independence to the invention of the iPhone - have roots in the disappointments and frustrations of early childhood. Starting with the obsessive natures of some of the Silicon Valley's titans, including Steve Jobs, Kendall moves ...
The African Heritage House
The African Heritage House overlooking the Nairobi National Park is described by the prestigious Architectural Digest as "an architecture rising from the serene Kenyan plain like an outcropping of earth, a vision of usefulness informed by the African genius for decoration." Designed by American Alan Donovan, the house is a combination of the mud architectures from across Africa.
Business in History
Louis Galambos, holder of the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the John W. Kluge Center, discussed "Business in History." In light of Enron and other recent corporate scandals, there is a heightened awareness today of ethical business practices. In his lecture, Galambos places in historical perspective society's concern for business ethics, ranging from the early 20th century to ...
Demons of the Mind: Neuroscience and Other Weapons
The Office of Scholarly Programs, in conjunction with the Dana Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies and the National Institute of Mental Health, sponsored a two-day conference, "Demons of the Mind: 21st Century Science vs. Depression," bringing together top neuroscientists and mental health experts to discuss mental depression.
2 a.m. in the subway
Two a.m. in the subway
Opens on a set of a subway platform, with two tracks on either side and stairs leading up to the exit. A policeman stretches and wearily sits on a box or crate, as a uniformed conductor awaits a train. A subway car arrives on the left side of the platform and the conductor opens the door. A well-dressed man with a cigar in his ...
Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
TR speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911
Theodore Roosevelt speaking at the dedication of Roosevelt Dam, 1911
On March 18, 1911, TR spoke at the dedication of the Roosevelt Dam. Providing irrigation for the Salt River Valley area of the territory of Arizona, the dam is largely the result of TR's reclamation efforts while President. On driveway along top of dam, TR, officials, and crowd look intently over the side of the dam. TR has probably just pushed the electric switch ...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Sloan, Richard E. - Hill, Louis C. (Louis Clarence) - Fowler, Benjamin A. - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
TR reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910
Theodore Roosevelt reviews French troops at Vincennes, France, 1910
Robert Bacon, American Ambassador to France, TR, Jules Jusserand, French Ambassador to the United States, and General Jean B. Dalstein, Military Governor of Paris, arrive at the Château de Vincennes, a medieval castle and dungeon, parts of which are used by French military schools; the group has been invited to review troops and observe military maneuvers. TR's party arrives in a car and is ...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Bacon, Robert - Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules) - Dalstein, Jean - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Birth of a Star
videorecording | Featurette compilation of three Educational Pictures short subjects: "Getting an eyeful," "Cupid takes a holiday," and "Dime a Dance." (General). MAVIS record number: 14208-1-1833922-1 (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
Enzo Siciliano : quel giorno di indimenticabile bellezza
An intimate portrait of the writer Enzo Siciliano, in his home near Todi, surrounded by family and friends. He discusses books, art, theater, the genesis of some of his works, and the current state of literature and culture in Italy.
The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster's Obsession and t...
Noah Webster's name is synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so well-known. Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started America's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most ...
National Native American Heritage Month - Audio and Video
November is National American Indian Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
The Library of Congress - National Archives and Records Administration - National Gallery of Art - National Endowment for the Humanities - National Park Service - Us Smithsonian Institution - Us Holocaust Memorial Museum
Renaissance Dance: Sample steps from the Italian repertory: c...
videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:30 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford, dancer; Susan Manus, violin. Music: "Amor Constante" from Nobiltà di dame. See: continenza grave, p. 16, seguito ordinario p. 26, sequito spezatto p. 30. in Caroso, F. Nobiltà di dame, (#199), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).
[Man on boat with fish]
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).
Connecting American Indian & Federal Libraries: Native Americ...
Presentations on the American Indian Library Initiative (AILI) of FEDLINK, the Federal Library and Information Network. AILI identifies and establishes federal networks of value to American Indian libraries. These include preservation, digitization, cataloging, reference services, event and training opportunities on core information services and access to existing federal resources in legal and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) knowledge collections. The program featured a ...
The Tenement Saga
Sanford Sternlicht discussed his book, "The Tenement Saga." He tells the story of his own childhood in New York City's Lower East Side and puts it within the context of 14 early 20th-century East Side writers. Anzia Yezierska, Abraham Cahan, Michael Gold, Henry Roth and others defined this new "Jewish homeland" and paved the way for the later great Jewish American novelists.
Early Nineteenth-Century Quadrille: Step combinations for fig...
videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:18 | Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Susan Manus, violin. Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Music: La Pantalon from "Pietro l'Eremita" in Quadrilliana, a selection of the most admired and popular quadrille melodies. C. Wheatstone: London, 181-. See: Instructions for balancé, p. 76, Instructions for tour de mains: p. 67 in Strathy, A. Elements of the ...
Son Jarocho Master Musicians: César Castro, Artemio Posadas &...
The Alliance for California Traditional Arts curates a presentation of some of the key master artists and their apprentices from Northern and Southern California who are deeply integrated into the transnational cultural phenomenon of son Jarocho. During the 1970s this folk musical style from southern Veracruz, Mexico, underwent a revitalization. The central traditional social gathering, the fandango, was reinvigorated, widely popularizing the complex of ...