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    Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does it Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs? Jonathan Dueck presented "Empires, Multiculturalisms and Borrowed Heartsongs: What Does It Mean to Sing Russian/Mennonite Songs?" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. As "colonists" in 19th-century Russia, Mennonites sang German diasporic choral musics and borrowed Russian choral musics; when war drove many to North America, Mennonites drew on this repertoire and borrowed new repertoires to forge ...
    • Contributor: Dueck, Jonathan - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-05-21
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    Mahan Esfahani: Harpsichord Concert Mahan Esfahani plays Wanda Landowska's Pleyel harpsichord, featuring pieces from her 1927 concert at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Esfahani, Mahan
    • Date: 2010-05-29
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    The Evolution of Welsh Music Musician Gwilym Morus discusses the aspects of Welsh culture, the history of the Welsh folk tradition and performs some pieces of modern folk music.
    • Contributor: Morus, Gwilym
    • Date: 2009-12-15
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    American Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Mélisande & Alexandre Mélisande and Alexandre sing "Je suis née en automne" as part of the Lomax Challenge.To mark the 100th birthday of influential folklorist and musician Alan Lomax (1915-2002), who collected songs from musicians like Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Aunt Molly Jackson and Woody Guthrie, Folk Alliance International joined the American Folklife Center to create the Lomax Challenge. Folk Alliance members chose collected by Lomax from ...
    • Date: 2015-02-21
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    Women suffragettes visit TR at Sagamore [1917]
    Women suffragettes visit Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore, 1917
    Film is the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign on Sept. 8, 1917 at Sagamore Hill. The first campaign, beginning in 1913, was unsuccessful; the woman suffrage amendment was rejected by the voters in 1915. On Nov. 6, 1917, the suffrage amendment to the New York State Constitution was approved by the voters. The suffragists invited to Sagamore Hill were headed ...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Whitehouse, Vira Boarman - Reid, Helen Rogers - Laidlaw, H. (Harriet Burton) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
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    [ Clip of "The Gypsy Drinking Song" from the film "The Inspector General"] videorecording | Clip features Danny Kaye performing the Sylvia Fine song "The Gypsy Drinking Song." (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
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    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 ...
    • Contributor: Leggett Abouraya, Karen
    • Date: 2014-04-09
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    Laura Comstock's bag-punching dog
    Miss Laura Comstock's bag punching dog
    Opens with the head and shoulders of a woman in full dress and hat and the front paws and head of a boxer visible behind a sign that reads "Miss Laura Comstock's Bag Punching Dog." Cuts to the dog sitting on his haunches on a stage with a painted backdrop of a trail through a forest. As the dog starts to wander offscreen, a ...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Comstock, Laura - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    [Corridor next to courtyard] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    Rosa Parks Collection: Telling Her Story at the Library of Congress Webcast Highlights of the collection of Rosa Parks, a seminal figure of the Civil Rights Movement, on loan to the Library from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation for 10 years. The collection is now available online. Howard Buffett decided to purchase this s ...
    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2016-02-04
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    Music and Grief: Clinical Perspective Series advisor Kay Redfield Jamison returns with a new presentation based on her forthcoming book, "Nothing Was the Same," a haunting meditation on mortality, grief and loss. She is joined by two other distinguished speakers: Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean of the Juilliard School, and J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., MD, Director, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The ...
    • Contributor: Redfield Jamison, Kay
    • Date: 2009-10-27
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    Sandra Brown: Book Fest 05 Author Sandra Brown at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Brown, Sandra
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Cupid and Psyche
    Cupid and Psyche dance
    From Edison films catalog: By the Leanders. The dress of one consists of a pair of wings and a bow and arrow; the other represents a fairy. Bathers in all stages of dress and undress watch the graceful dance. 50 feet. $7.50.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Leander Sisters - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    Marce Lacouture with David Greely and Kristi Guillory: Cajun Music from Louisiana Marce Lacouture, David Greely, and Kristi Guillory perform traditional Cajun music at the Library of Congress. This concert is part of the Homegrown Concert Series, presented by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Lacouture, Marce - Greely, David - Guillory, Kristi - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2010-06-23
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    Composer John Adams Reads from His Autobiography Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Adams will read from his autobiography, "Hallelujah Junction."
    • Contributor: Adams, John
    • Date: 2010-05-14
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    [ Excerpt from "Musical Comedy Tonight II," February 11, 1981] videorecording | Segment 1: Sylvia Fine explains the history behind the 1941 musical "Lady in the Dark" by Moss Hart, Ira Gershwin, and Kurt Weill. (General). Segment 2: Danny Kaye, Lynn Redgrave, and other cast members reenact the circus scene from the original production of "Lady in the Dark." (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
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    Hidden Treasures at the Library of Congress This Week's Hidden Treasure in Partnership with HISTORY This Week's Hidden Treasure is an exciting opportunity to examine historically meaningful and culturally relevant artifacts from the treasured collections of the Library of Congress. It's a unique chance to learn more about some of the pieces of history that have shaped our nation. The Library of Congress and HISTORY have joined forces to bring the ...

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    Daniel Alarcón: 2015 National Book Festival Daniel Alarcón appears at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Alarc&oacute - N, Daniel
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Policy and pie
    Policy & pie | Katzenjammer Kids: "Policy and pie" | Original Katzenjammer Kids in policy and pie
    The Captain gets a life insurance policy and gives it to his wife. In gratitude she makes him a pie. The Katzenjammer Kids play a trick on the Captain and sneak toads into his pie so that he would think his wife is trying to poison him.
    • Contributor: La Cava, Gregory - International Film Service - Afi/Souder (Thomas) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. Shows the Baby Parade at Asbury Park, N.J., in 1904. Includes scenes of boys (dressed as soldiers and sailors) and girls (dressed in oriental costume) marching in groups, mothers pushing decorated perambulators, and horse-drawn floats.
    • Contributor: Abadie, Alfred C. (Alfred Camille) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Hotel Vendome, San Jose, Cal.
    Vendome Hotel, San Jose, California
    "The world famous hotel, with crowded piazzas, which forms the background, is one of the best in the State of Califonia and is the principal stop for tourists en route to the famous Lick Observatory. The picture shows two four-horse coaches, two teams and two single horse carriages, loaded with tourists under the guidance of Mr. Ross, proprietor of the Mt. Hamilton Transportation Co., ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    Jane O'Connor: 2011 National Book Festival Jane O'Connor appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: O'connor, Jane
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Interview with Alicia Kellam, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Kellam, Alicia
    • Date: 2001-11-16
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    Chakavak Ensemble Performs Persian Classical Music The Chakavak Ensemble showcased examples of Persian classical music at the Library of Congress's Coolidge Auditorium. Under the direction of Dr. Nader Majd, the eight member ensemble performed on traditional Iranian instruments such as the tar, kamancheh, santur, zarb,setar, as well as the violin and cello. The concert was in celebration of Nowruz (New Day) the first day of the Iranian solar year (March ...
    • Date: 2005-03-29
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    Stephen H. Grant Discusses His Book "Peter Strickland: New London Shipmaster, Boston Merchant, First Consul to Senegal" Capt. Peter Strickland owes much to author Stephen H. Grant. His diplomatic career as the first United States consul in Senegal might still be unknown if it wasn't for a chance successful bid on eBay. The item, an envelope bearing a blue three-cent stamp of President James Garfield and addressed to "Capt. Peter Strickland, U.S. Consul, Goree, West Africa," marked the genesis of Grant's ...
    • Contributor: Grant, Stephen
    • Date: 2007-03-22