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    Archie Green: The Making of a Working-Class Hero

    This talk explores the relationship between folklorist Archie Green's formative political experiences at home, at school, and at work during the "Age of the CIO" and his subsequent development of "laborlore" as a public-oriented interdisciplinary field.

    • Contributor: Burns, Sean
    • Date: 2012-05-01
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    African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase

    The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-02-22
  • Film, Video

    Secrets of the dead. Slave ship mutiny / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The Meermin set sail from Madagascar en route to South Africa in 1766 with a Dutch crew and human cargo, slaves bound for hard labor building the Dutch colony, Cape Town. The slaves, led by a man named Massavana, mutinied and managed to overpower the Dutch crew. The ship ended up wrecked on a beach 200 miles east of Cape Town. This program tracks ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Joe - Young, Nic - Pechel, Katharina - Schreiber, Liev - Off the Fence Productions - Wnet (television Station : New York, N.Y.) - Arte (firm) - Wnet.org - Public Broadcasting Service (u.s.) - Pbs Distribution (firm) - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
  • Film, Video

    Secrets of the dead. China's terracotta warriors / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The story of China's 8,000 terracotta warriors begins two centuries before the birth of Christ. The First Emperor of China was preparing an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife, and decreed that he be protected forever by a monumental army. Since then no one has seen these ancient warriors in their original splendor, brightly painted and fully armed, ready to protect their ...

    • Contributor: Schreiber, Liev - Natural History New Zealand Ltd - Wnet (television Station : New York, N.Y.) - Wnet.org - National Geographic Channel (television Station : Washington, D.C.) - Pbs Home Video - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011
  • Film, Video

    Frederick Law Olmsted : designing America / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    A biography of the man who made public parks an essential part of American life. He made enormous contributions to the American landscape, believing a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted's efforts to preserve nature created an "environmental ethic" decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics.

    • Contributor: Hott, Lawrence R. - Garey, Diane - Chowder, Ken - Channing, Stockard - Scott, Campbell - Rybczynski, Witold - Beveridge, Charles E. - Wned-Tv (television Station : Buffalo, N.Y.) - Florentine Films - Hott Productions - Public Broadcasting Service (u.s.) - Pbs Distribution (firm) - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014
  • Film, Video

    Theodore Roosevelt his life and times on film / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Derived from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection and the Paper Print Collection of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division at the Library of Congress, presents 104 films that document the events in Theodore Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. Features selected bibliography, timeline, film chronology, and four sound recordings of Roosevelt stating his progressive political ...

    • Date: 1999
  • Film, Video

    Jake Shimabukuro: life on four strings / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Follows Hawaiian ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro on a nine-month tour throughout the U.S. and Japan. The documentary was filmed at concert halls, elementary schools, senior care centers, and in Sendai, the small town in Japan that was ravaged by the March 2011 tsunami. Home video footage, family photos, and interviews with family and friends also document Jake's rise to international fame.

    • Contributor: Shimabukuro, Jake - Nakamura, Tadashi - Young, Donald - Anthony, Naʻalehu - Center for Asian American Media - Pacific Islanders in Communications - Palikū Documentary Films - Pbs Hawaii - Public Broadcasting Service (u.s.) - Pbs Distribution (firm) - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    At the center of the world: Hyannis Port and the presidency of John F. Kennedy / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    "Commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum Foundation, this documentary weaves together rarely seen film with interviews from people who were there during that special time. The museum looks at the life and times of President Kennedy and his family on Cape Cod"--Container.

    • Date: 2008
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    I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy

    A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big ...

    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012-11-16
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    Pramila, Esther Victoria Abraham / Catalog Record Only

    On the life and works of Pramila, b. 1916, Indian motion picture actress.

    • Date: 1997
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    Profiles in courage. Charles Evans Hughes / Catalog Record Only

    A documentary profile of Charles Evans Hughes. Examines the legal career of Mr. Justice Hughes and explains the reasons for his stand in defense of duly-elected Socialists, despite his own distaste for their party's principles, when the Socialists were denied seats in their State legislature. Discusses the paradoxical problems involved in protecting basic American rights while trying to insure the security of the Nation.

    • Date: 1965
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    Karl Brown's adventures with D.W. Griffith / Catalog Record Only

    In an interview given two years before his death, cinematographer Karl Brown discusses his work with D.W. Griffith on the making of the films Birth of a nation and Intolerance.

    • Date: 1990
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    The American experience. Sins of our mothers--the story of Emeline / Catalog Record Only

    Documentary attempts to determine the true story behind the legend of Emeline and its impact on a small town in Maine through interviews with townspeople and researchers. In 19th century New England, Emeline Gurney was sent by her impoverished parents to work in the mills in Massachusetts where she gave birth to an illegitimate son. Keeping this birth a secret for many years, she ...

    • Date: 1989
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    From youth to mastery : glimpses of the 17th Karmapa's life / Catalog Record Only

    On the life and activities of 17th Karmapa Tinley Thaye Dorje, b. 1983.

    • Date: 2009
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    Biography. Queen Noor : between two realms. Catalog Record Only

    Profiling Jordan's Queen Noor, who was born Lisa Halaby and became queen after her 1978 marriage to King Hussein. The documentary looks at her accomplishments as queen, which include improving the status of women in the Arab world, and how she's coped since her husband's death in 1999.

    • Date: 1999
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    Queen Victoria / Catalog Record Only

    "This is the remarkable and often moving story of Britain's longest reigning monarch, a woman who gave her name to an entire era. History remembers the Queen's blissfully happy marriage to Prince Albert and her withdrawal from public life after his untimely death: the entire Victorian period saw massive social and economic changes in British society. And, of course, the Queen's red-coated armies marched ...

    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    In search of the golden land Catalog Record Only

    Depicts the search for gold and glory in the New World during the sixteenth century, focusing on the expeditions of Francisco Vásquez de Coronado.

    • Date: 1981
  • Film, Video

    Leonardo da Vinci / Catalog Record Only

    Presents the story of Leonardo's life as a brilliant Italian artist, sculptor, architect and engineer. Includes computer animated reconstructions, paintings and drawings, rare period imagery, and 3D graphics to explain his theories and designs.

    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    Biography. St. Francis of Assisi. Catalog Record Only

    Documentary that highlights St. Francis' life and conversion through timeless images and artwork.

    • Date: 2004
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    Biography. Maria Callas. Catalog Record Only

    Recalling the tempestuous life of opera diva Maria Callas (1923-77). The American-born soprano was as famous for her her off-stage theatrics as for her singing.

    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video

    Billy Graham: God's ambassador / Catalog Record Only

    The only authorized video biography of Billy Graham ever made. Features rare, archival footage of Dr. Graham's early life, his ministry, and his worldwide evangelical efforts.

    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    Michael Jackson: the trial and triumph of the King of Pop / Catalog Record Only

    Go behind the scenes of Jackson's sometimes chaotic and outrageous child molestation trial. His fans from all over the world always believed in his innocence. Found not guilty by the court of law, and surviving the tabloid onslaught and negative campaigns, Jackson is on the comeback trail to reclaim his past glory with the 02 Arena, London. Features appearances by: Kanye West, Jon Voight, ...

    • Date: 2009
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    Makers of a nation : the men and women in Kenya's history. Jael Mbogo / Catalog Record Only

    This is the story of the life and times of Jael Mbongo, who spent most of her adult life fighting for the rights of Kenyan women.

    • Date: 2010
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    Biography. Tony Robbins : the secret of his success / Catalog Record Only

    Tony Robbins is the reigning king of motivational speakers. Follows Tony from his California childhood, where he left home at 17, to his retreat in Fiji where he hosts his most exclusive "power building" seminars. Friends and colleagues offer insight into the man behind the message, and photos and footage offer a glimpse of his private life.

    • Date: 1999
  • Film, Video

    The Great Ziegfeld / Catalog Record Only

    This film presents both the personal life and theatrical enterprises of America's foremost showman, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. Opulence and lavishness abound in the numerous spectacular production numbers.

    • Date: 1936