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    Cathy Scott: 2008 National Book Festival Journalist Cathy Scott appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Scott, Cathy
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    [Dickson experimental sound film]
    Dickson violin | Dancing men in the Black Maria
    Experimental sound film made for Edison's kinetophone -- a combination of the kinetoscope and phonograph -- but apparently never distributed. This LC copy is silent. Features two men dancing to a violinist. Shows W. K. L. Dickson playing the violin before a large phonograph horn connected with an off-screen reader while two men dance together. Part of Dickson's sound-synchronization experiments.
    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - D'almaine, Charles - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Dunston (Gatewood) Collection (Library of Congress) - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1895
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    Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in the Indian S... Women in the Indian subcontinent are often associated with the smiling, singing and dancing actresses who appear in Bollywood films (Indian cinema). However, throughout history women in that region have played a significant role in the political, religious and cultural life of their society. The contributions of these women are the subject of a symposium titled "Patronage and Power: Women Movers and Shakers in ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-04-20
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    The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen & Attracting Wh... Rosalind Wiseman discussed her new e-book written for male teens, "The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen and Attracting Who You Want." The event included a conversation with Wiseman, a panel including two of the book's teen editors, a high school assistant principal, and an audience of more than 60 high school students from around the Washington, D.C. area.
    • Contributor: Wiseman, Rosalind
    • Date: 2013-09-12
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    Admiral cigarette
    We all smoke
    44332 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Thos. A. Edison; 5Aug1897; 44332. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
    • Contributor: Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    Odetta oral history interview
    Odetta! an interview for the American Folklife Center, November 3 [sic], 2003 | Legendary Folk Singer Odetta
    Online video interview with folk singer Odetta, conducted by the Director of the American Folklife Center, Peggy Bulger, on November 14, 2003, the day following Odetta's concert at the Library of Congress on the occasion of Odetta receiving the Library of Congress Living Legend award. Odetta talks about her upbringing in Birmingham, Alabama, the influence of the church there, her move to Los Angeles, ...
    • Contributor: Odetta - Bulger, Peggy A. - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2003
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    Folklore's Champion: Ben Botkin Among Benjamin Botkin's accomplishments, the gathering of slave narratives has received the greatest amount of attention, though not always with his name attached. As folklore editor of the Federal Writers Project, and later head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress, Botkin guided the fieldworkers who collected the narratives, amassed and edited the raw materials, and produced 17 bound volumes ...
    • Contributor: Abrahams, Roger - Abrahams, Roger D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-08-15
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    Interview with Jessica Horner, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Horner, Jessica
    • Date: 2001-11-15
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    Dionne Warwick: 2008 National Book Festival Singer and children's author Dionne Warwick appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Warwick, Dionne
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Development of Transjordan During the 19th Century Raouf Abujaber discusses the development of Transjordan during the 19th century.
    • Contributor: Abujaber, Raouf
    • Date: 2013-05-30
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    Thomas Mallon: 2010 National Book Festival Author Thomas Mallon speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Mallon , Thomas
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Mercy Watson 10th Anniversary: 2015 National Book Festival At the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., author Kate DiCamillo hosted a 30-minute Q&A featuring the award-winning Mercy Watson series for early readers and the new spinoff books featuring more stories from Mercy’s world. The presentation included a improvised musical and comedy program by Story Pirates, inspired by the series and based on ideas from audience, exploring themes of unconventional ...
    • Contributor: Dicamillo, Kate
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel I, part 2 Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against ...
    • Contributor: Earle, Peter
    • Date: 2007-12-08
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    Capture of Boer battery by British
    Capture of Boer battery by the British
    From Edison films catalog: Nothing can exceed the stubborn resistance shown by the Gordon Highlanders, as we see them steadily advancing in the face of a murderous fire of the Boers, who are making their guns speak with rapid volleys. One by one the gunners fall beside their guns, and as the smoke clears for an instant the Highlanders are seen gaining nearer and ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Witness, Aleppo: Armenian, Assyrian & Arab Music, Stories & I... Jason Hamacher discussed how he stumbled into a serious fascination with Syria's endangered spiritual traditions.
    • Contributor: Hamacher, Jason
    • Date: 2016-04-22
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    A Hole in Texas Herman Wouk, one of America's best-known and most popular novelists, discussed his writing career and his new novel, with journalist William Safire.
    • Date: 2004-04-21
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    El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna is the only Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country gathering poets together from Latin America. This event is hosted on a yearly basis by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, Va., and at the Library of Congress. The poets featured in the 21st marathon included Jorge Miguel Cocom Pech (Mexico), José Eduardo Degrazia (Brazil), ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2013-06-07
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    Jamie Lee Curtis: "This is Me: A Story of Who We Are & Where ... Actor and author Jamie Lee Curtis read from her book "This is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Come From," the 11th book in the "This is Me" series for young children.
    • Date: 2016-09-21
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    Happiness is a thing called Joe videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 4 min., 18 sec. | 16:9 Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Arlen, Harold - Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel)
    • Date: 2012
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    Charles Wheelan: 2013 National Book Festival Charles Wheelan appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Wheelan, Charles
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    Celebrating "One Life: Dolores Huerta" To celebrate the landmark exhibition "One Life: Dolores Huerta," Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and poets Arlene Biala and Diana García will read work in response to the exhibition.
    • Date: 2016-03-08
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    Roman Totenberg in conversation in studio with Leon Botstein 1 video recording ; 2.5 hrs. | Recorded in Blue Hill, Maine (Venue). Recorded in June, 2000. (Date). 4:3 This has been a presentation of the Library of Congress. Visit us as www.loc.gov
    • Contributor: Totenberg, Roman - Botstein, Leon
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    Preserving Creative America: Collecting Metadata for Recorded... As part of the NDIIPP Briefing series, the Library of Congress hosted a presentation by John Spencer, president of BMS/Chace. Spencer leads a partnership with NDIIPP exploring the structured collection of audio multitrack metadata, working to create a shareable application that facilitates the gathering of technical and descriptive metadata across multiple roles in the recording process. This presentation highlights the technical and political background ...
    • Contributor: Spencer, John
    • Date: 2010-12-17
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    Challenges and Prospects of 11 Official Languages Policy in P... Leketi Makalela discussed English and language development in South Africa, particularly among speakers with indigenous African language backgrounds. His work reveals fresh insights into the study of English and the development of language in Africa.
    • Contributor: Makalela, Leketi
    • Date: 2011-11-15
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    Conversation with Miguel Zenon Miguel Zenon spoke with Library staffers Larry Appelbaum and Talia Guzman-Gonzalez about his music, his work as an educator and his latest recording "Tipico."
    • Contributor: Zenon, Miguel
    • Date: 2017-04-11
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    Mount Tamalpais R.R.
    Mount Tamaltais R.R. | Mount Tamalpais Railroad. | Mt. Tamalpais Railroad.
    "On the front end of the flat car is a lady, whose feathers and ribbons flutter in the wind. The panoramic view of the hills and valley is very beautiful"--Edison films catalog. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Library and Information Science Education in North America: B... R. David Lankes chairs a panel on the ongoing tension in the library and information science (LIS) field between the demands of preparing professionals and the forward-looking research mission of many of today's LIS programs.
    • Contributor: Lankes, R. David
    • Date: 2004-03-16
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    Justice
    Concerts from the Library of Congress presents Justice composed by Roger Reynolds
    Videorecording. Filmed Operas.. electronic | composed by Roger Reynolds. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title from screen (viewed on March 20, 2009). Commissioned by the Julian E. Berla and Freda Hauptman Berla Fund in the Library of Congress for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial. Carmen Pelton, soprano; Steven Schick, percussion; Donnah Welby, actress. (Performers). Recorded at the Thomas Jefferson Building's Great Hall on November 30, ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Pelton, Carmen - Schick, Steven - Welby, Donnah - Fonte, Henry
    • Date: 2001
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    Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music For Men's Voices videorecording | videorecording ; 54 min | Preceding the Cantus concert was a panel discussion titled "Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music for Men's Voices" in a program sponsored by the Music Division.Panelists for the preconcert presentation were Frank Albinder, director of the Washington Men's Camerata; Ann Meier Baker, president of Chorus America; and Gunilla Marcus-Luboff and the Library's Robert Saladini, co-developers of the Library ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Date: 2007
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    North Korea Uncovered: The Crowd-Sourced Mapping of the World... Curtis Melvin has sought to cast light on the mysterious state of North Korea. From 2006 to 2009, he employed Google Earth to create "North Korea Uncovered," one of the most detailed maps of North Korea that has ever been available to the public. Melvin has gone on to help develop "38 North: DPRK Digital Atlas," which depicts thousands of buildings, monuments, missile-storage facilities, ...
    • Contributor: Melvin, Curtis
    • Date: 2015-02-24
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    Freeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Jose... Freeman A. Hrabowski recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He also discusses attending Hampton University and later starting the Meyerhoff Scholars Program for African American men studying math and science.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hrabowski, Freeman A.
    • Date: 2011-08-14

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    Early Cartography of Panama & Darien Due to its role as a world's crossroads, the Isthmus of Panama has been one of the most mapped regions in the Americas. Hernan Arauz examines some of Panama's most significant maps and their interpretation and how the feats of the early conquistadors, buccaneers, surveyors and explorers influenced the development of cartography there.
    • Contributor: Arauz, Hernan
    • Date: 2010-12-16
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    The Lord's prayer Musical setting by Albert Hay Malotte motion picture | videorecording ; 6 min. | Motion Picture (Form).
    • Contributor: Graves, Denyce - Wintle, James - Malotte, Albert Hay
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    Nightcap Conversation with Meredith Monk The visionary artist Meredith Monk's groundbreaking exploration of the voice as an instrument expands the boundaries of musical composition, creating landscapes of sound that unearth feelings, energies, and memories for which there are no words.
    • Contributor: Monk, Meredith
    • Date: 2015-10-30
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    Images of America: Mount Vernon Author Patrick L. O'Neill, historian and archaeologist, discussed his book, "Images of America: Mount Vernon." In his lecture, he discussed how he researched diverse collections at the Library of Congress for his book and his challenges and successes locating and analyzing historic sites across the entire United States. Much of O'Neill's project research was conducted in the Humanities and Social Sciences and Geography and ...
    • Contributor: O'neill, Patrick
    • Date: 2005-02-10
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    Tunisia: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women's Emancipation A symposium titled "Tunisia: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women's Emancipation" was sponsored jointly by the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of Tunisia. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor made a special presentation. The other speakers included Alifa Chaabane Farouk, Hayet Laouni and Mounira Charrad.
    • Date: 2006-11-30
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    Alan Greenspan: 2014 National Book Festival Alan Greenspan is interviewed at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. by David Rubenstein.
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Bill Veeck: Baseball's Great Maverick Paul Dickson discussed and signed his book "Bill Veeck: Baseball's Great Maverick" at the Whittall Pavilion.
    • Contributor: Dickson, Paul
    • Date: 2012-05-01
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    Sharon Draper: 2006 National Book Festival Sharon Draper speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Draper, Sharon
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    South Pacific Ethnographic Archives audiovisual collection, Field footage and produced films made by Margaret Mead, Gregory Bateson, Jane Belo, Theodore Schwartz, Lenora Foerstel, and Lola Romanucci-Ross; chiefly anthropological and ethnological field work with the Papua New Guinea (formerly Admiralty Islands region) and Sepik River Valley cultures of Papua New Guinea; and the Balinese of Indonesia. Subjects include Bali, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Manus Island, culture change, and technological change. ...
    • Contributor: Institute for Intercultural Studies
    • Date: 1936
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    Hay Copy of Gettysburg Address on Display The Library of Congress displays the John Hay copy of the Gettysburg Address for six weeks, from March 22 to May 4, in its "Civil War in America" exhibition. The John Hay copy of the address is one of five known manuscript drafts. The Hay copy is considered the second draft, made by Lincoln shortly after his return to Washington from Gettysburg. Lincoln gave ...
    • Contributor: Krowl, Michelle
    • Date: 2013-03-22
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    Recent Trends in Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage dates back to only 2003. Yet it is already having a major impact, globally and within the preservation community of the United States. This movement explicitly recognizes that material culture is intertwined with ideas, memories, knowledge, skills, creativity, spirituality, emotions, traditions, and other intangible qualities. As much as possible, preservation of these intangible ...
    • Contributor: Reedy, Chandra
    • Date: 2008-05-20
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    William Harry Harrison Inaugural Interview
    • Contributor: Gawalt, Gerard
    • Date: 1996-06-01
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    Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth Eisens... The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the University of Massachusetts Press has published "Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth L. Eisenstein." Inspiring debate since the early days of its publication, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein's "The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformation in Early-Modern Europe" (1979) has exercised its own force as an agent ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-11-02
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    Jon Stallworthy: Book Fest 07 Jon Stallworthy in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Stallworthy, Jon
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    American Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Graha... Graham Weber sings "Good Night, Irene" 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 the collections of ...
    • Contributor: Weber, Graham
    • Date: 2015-02-21
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    Forum on Education and the Economy: Session II Education reform has been a policy focus in the United States since "A Nation at Risk" was released in 1983. Despite the best of intentions and large investments by both the public and private sectors, we are slipping in comparison to our industrialized peers, placing 25th out of 30 in math and 21st in science on the 2006 PISA test. Our nation's high schools ...
    • Date: 2008-06-27
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    Ellen Oh: 2015 National Book Festival Ellen Oh discusses "King" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Oh, Ellen
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Sones de México Ensemble: Mexican American Music & Dance from... A concert by Mexican folk music group Sones de México Ensemble.
    • Contributor: Sones De M&eacute - Xico Ensemble
    • Date: 2015-09-16
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    Interview with Tyler Hautau, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001...
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Hautau, Tyler
    • Date: 2001-11-19
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    Rep. Candice Miller & Rep. Janice Hahn US Representative Candice Miller (R-Mich.) and US Representative Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) participate in a moderated discussion.
    • Date: 2016-03-02
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    The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization Crawford Young, a distinguished scholar on Africa and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, discussed "The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization" in a program sponsored by the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center and the National History Center, and was presented in conjunction with the National History Center's Second International Research Seminar on Decolonization, held in Washington D.C., from ...
    • Contributor: Young, Crawford
    • Date: 2007-07-25
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    Community College Poetry Project Launch Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, at a reading to open the literary season, announces a national poetry project that embraces community colleges through an online poetry page "Poetry for the Mind's Joy" and a poetry-writing contest. The project, in conjunction with the Community College Humanities Association, also designates April 1 as National Poetry Day on Community College Campuses.
    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Date: 2009-10-21
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    [Mountainside] 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).
    • Date: 1925
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    Douglas Brinkley Douglas Brinkley speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Brinkley, Douglas
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    [Crowd of people listening to speakers] 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).
    • Date: 1925
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    Raina Telgemeier: 2016 National Book Festival Raina Telgemeier discusses "Ghosts" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Telgemeier, Raina
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of The Royal Commentarie... "The Royal Commentaries of the Inca," by El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, considered by historians to be the earliest and most important literary work of the Americas, was published 400 years ago, in 1609. The book is a keenly observant account of the Inca Empire, its conquest by Spain and the first years of colonial rule in the Americas. The Library of Congress ...
    • Date: 2009-11-19
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    Star Wars Readers Theater In the Library's Young Readers Center, authors Tony Diterlizzi, Alexandra Bracken, Adam Gidwitz and Tom Angleberger wrote and presented an original script in a readers theater presentation that represented scenes from each of their new books based on the Star Wars saga.
    • Date: 2015-12-07
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    Scott Turow, Part 1
    • Contributor: Turow, Scott
    • Date: 2001-09-08
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    Native American Heritage Month with Keynote Speaker Dawn Stur... Dawn Sturdevant Baum, a staff attorney with the Native American Rights Fund (NARF), delivers the keynote address for the Library's 2009 celebration of Native American Heritage Month. This year's national theme is "Pride in Our Heritage. Honor to Our Ancestors."
    • Contributor: Sturdevant Baum, Dawn
    • Date: 2009-11-18
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    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009 Even those of us who love a day out at the ballgame probably spend more of our baseball time in and around our homes, with our families, friends and neighbors. This event explores the many ways we enjoy baseball at home, from watching it on TV, to following our favorite players and their all-important statistics, to playing baseball, softball and stickball in parks and ...
    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. ... Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-10-03
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Two men] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    Old Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music a... videorecording | 1 videorecording; 62 min | Botkin Lecture Series (Source). June 20, 2008 (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Raim, Ethel - Groce, Nancy
    • Date: 2008
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    Soul of a People The origins and legacy of the Federal Writers' Project are the focus of an excerpted film screening and panel discussion.
    • Date: 2009-04-28
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    [Room in building] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    Kate DiCamillo: 2009 National Book Festival Children's author Kate DiCamillo appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Dicamillo, Kate
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    333 Saints: A Life of Scholarship in Timbuktu In 2007, supported by a Fulbright Grant, Alexandra Huddleston spent a year in Timbuktu photographing the legacy of traditional Islamic scholarship. Photographs from this project have been included in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress and exhibited at solo and group exhibitions around the world.
    • Contributor: Huddleston, Alexandra
    • Date: 2014-03-18
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    Trinidad Fieldwork, 1936 Filmed in 1936 on 16mm, Katherine Dunham captured calenda and banda dances of Trinidad in outdoor settings, accompanied by male drummers and women singing and playing maracas. (Content).
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    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 ...
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    The Americas on the Eve of Independence Movements Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the first of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience.
    • Date: 2010-11-19
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    Act of Congress: How America's Essential Institution Works & ... A look behind the scenes of a congressional legislative negotiation is revealed through the prism of a single bill -- the Dodd-Frank Act -- in a book by author and Washington Post editor Robert Kaiser.
    • Contributor: Kaiser, Robert G.
    • Date: 2013-11-19
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    The Most Musical Nation: Jews & Culture in the Late Russian E... James Loeffler discusses the role of music in the formation of modern Jewish identity in 19th- and 20th-century Russia in his new book, "The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire."
    • Contributor: Loeffler, James
    • Date: 2010-11-04
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    Lt. Gen. Julius Becton Jr. Discusses His Autobiography Lt Gen. Julius W. Becton Jr. discussed and signed his book, "Becton: A Soldier and Public Servant" in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book.
    • Contributor: Becton, Lt. Gen. Julius
    • Date: 2008-04-29
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    Birmingham Contemporary Music Group Emerging from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1987 under the leadership of founding patron Sir Simon Rattle, the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group is a global leader in the performance of new music. The program showcases the Library's rich commissioning and presenting legacies.
    • Contributor: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
    • Date: 2014-04-08
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    Tom Brokaw: 2015 National Book Festival Tom Brokaw discusses his book "The Greatest Generation" with David M. Rubenstein as part of a special presentation on the human side of war at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Brokaw, Tom
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Books That Shaped the World In keeping with the theme of this year's National Book Festival theme, Library of Congress staff share their thoughts and opinions on books that shaped the world.
    • Date: 2013-02-08
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    A Reading with Ana Merino & Manuel Vilas As part of their three-week residency at Dickinson College, award-winning Spanish writers Ana Merino and Manuel Vilas read from their work and discussed the state of Spanish poetry and literature. (In Spanish & English)
    • Date: 2016-04-06
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    Beyond Hubble: A New Era of Astronomy with the James Webb Spa... NASA's Amber Straughn, whose broad interests include galaxy formation and evolution, will discuss a new space-bsed telescope with improved technologies.
    • Contributor: Straughn, Amber
    • Date: 2012-03-21
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    Negrura Peruana Negrura Peruana perform Afro-Peruvian music and dance from Connecticut, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Peruana, Negrura - Negrura Peruana (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Institute for Community Research (Hartford, Conn.)
    • Date: 2005-10-12
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    Matt Luckhurst: 2012 National Book Festival Matt Luckhurst appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Luckhurst, Matt
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    [ Clip of "Popo the Puppet" from the film "On the Riviera"] videorecording | Clip features Danny Kaye and dancers singing and performing the Sylvia Fine song "Popo the Puppet." (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).
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    The Last Night: A Caregiver's Journey Through Transition & Be... Bern Nadette Stanis discusses her new book, "The Last Night: A Caregivers Journey Through Transition and Beyond."
    • Contributor: Stanis, Bern Nadette
    • Date: 2016-04-12
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    DPLAfest 2016: ESDN Partners Present a Look at New York's DPL... Liaisons and digital collection administrators from the ESDN New York DPLA regional partners discuss the business of contributing to DPLA from their various contexts and platforms. Panelists discussed their experience working with ESDN to coordinate contribution workflows, permissions, metadata guidelines, metadata mapping, and other outreach activities to member organizations through a distributed hub network. Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), the New York state service ...
    • Date: 2016-04-14
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [View of town, Jerusalem area] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
  • Film, Video
    We Write the Songs: ASCAP Concert 2012 The Library hosted the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation for its annual event "We Write the Songs," a night of songwriters performing their own tunes and telling the stories behind their creations. Performers included Terri Nunn, Ray Parker Jr., Irving Burgie, Stephen Bishop, Melanie, Dan Foliart, Dino Fekaris, Chris Stapleton, Stephen Schwartz, Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson fame) and ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-05-15
  • Film, Video
    Edna Buchanan
    • Contributor: Buchanan, Edna
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Film, Video
    Carmen Agra Deedy: Bookfest 02 Carmen Agra Deedy in a presentation at the 2002 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Deedy, Carmen Agra
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Film, Video
    Wil Haygood: 2010 National Book Festival Journalist and biographer Wil Haygood presents at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Haygood, Wil
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Film, Video
    Re-Examining the Portolan Chart: History, Navigation and Science To the historian of cartography, the invention of the portolan chart is a major revolutionary moment in the history of mapping. This early map began as the workaday navigational tool of medieval mariners and later developed into a highly stylized and decorative art form. Yet the origin and development of the portolan chart is shrouded in mystery. The conference, sponsored by the Library's Geography ...
    • Date: 2010-05-21
  • Film, Video
    Poetry Out Loud: 2013 National Book Festival The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, with the state arts agencies of the United States, are the creators of Poetry Out Loud, a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This exciting program helps students master public-speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage. Award-winning students perform poems during this ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Film, Video
    Poetry of J.D. McClatchy The Spring Literary Season continued at the Library of Congress with a reading by poet J.D. McClatchy.
    • Contributor: McClatchy, J.D.
    • Date: 2009-04-02
  • Film, Video
    Jennifer & Matthew Holm: 2013 National Book Festival Jennifer and Matthew Holm appear at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Date: 2013-09-21
  • Film, Video
    TR speaking to a group of suffragettes from the porch at Saga...
    Theodore Roosevelt speaking to a group of suffragettes from the porch at Sagamore Hill, 1917
    TR addresses a group of men and women at the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign on Sept. 8, 1917 at Sagamore Hill. Film includes a side view of TR and a frontal view shot from the rear of the crowd. A woman and a man appear on the porch behind TR; immediately in front of the porch, a man who ...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt Memorial Association - International Newsreel Corporation - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Roosevelt, Theodore
    • Date: 1917
  • Collection
    Dale Ann Bradley Band Dale Ann Bradley performs some of her compositions together with a tribute to Jean Ritchie and examples of traditional bluegrass songs from Kentucky found in Library of Congress collections.
    • Contributor: Bradley, Dale Ann - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2016-12-07
  • Film, Video
    William Schuman's Puzzling Seventh Symphony The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented another in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Steven Swayne of Dartmouth College discussed William Schuman's Seventh Symphony. Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 1954, the symphony premiered in the fall of 1960, nearly five years after ...
    • Contributor: Swayne, Steven
    • Date: 2010-03-25
  • Film, Video
    Editing & Performing the Music of C.P.E. Bach Paul Corneilson and Mark Knoll of the Packard Humanities Institute discuss the music of C.P.E. Bach, in commemoration of the composer's 300th birthday.
    • Date: 2014-04-05
  • Film, Video
    War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda" Jonathan Tucker discussed his new book "War of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War I to Al-Qaeda" in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. In "War of Nerves" (Pantheon, 2006), Tucker writes about the discovery, development, proliferation and control of the most lethal class of chemical weapons: nerve agents such as Tabun, Sarin, Soman and VX. The book also provides ...
    • Contributor: Tucker, Jonathan
    • Date: 2006-03-08