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    Open thy lattice, love videorecording | From Favorites from the Song of America Tour with Thomas Hampson, baritone, and Wolfram Rieger, piano. Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, Washington, DC, October 28, 2010. (Source Characteristics). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Foster, Stephen Collins - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Date: 1861
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    McKinley and party
    President McKinley's inspection of Camp Wikoff
    From the Biograph picture catalogue: 54 feet. This picture has been very popular wherever it has been shown on the Biograph. To begin with, the film is unusually fine photographically, and the picture is taken from a point of view which shows the immense distances of Camp Wikoff with its multitude of tents in the background. The President, with Vice-President Hobart and Secretary of ...
    • Contributor: McKinley, William - Hobart, Garret A. (Garret Augustus) - Alger, R. A. (Russell Alexander) - Wheeler, Joseph - Astor, John Jacob - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - American Mutoscope Company - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    U.S. cruiser "Raleigh"
    United States cruiser "Raleigh"
    "A panoramic view of the "Raleigh" as she lies at anchor off 27th Steet, North River, April 17, 1899. Captain Coghlan stands among a group of officers near the bridge. The "Raleigh" fired the first gun at Manila, and is the first boat of the Pacific Squadron visiting New York. All the details of the famous battleship are clearly shown as the launch from ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Coghlan, Joseph Bullock
    • Date: 1899
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    U.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade
    United States cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade | US cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade | U. S. cruiser "Olympia" firing salute
    "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 events of Dewey Day, September 29th, the day of the Naval Parade"--Edison films catalog. The "Olympia", at the head of Admiral Dewey's naval parade steams up the ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Dewey, George
    • Date: 1899
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    History's mysteries. Chain gangs /
    Chain gangs Catalog Record Only
    History and reformation of chain gangs system in the correctional institutions of the United States.
    • Date: 2000
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    Playhouse 90. The Blackwell story /
    Blackwell story | Playhouse ninety. Catalog Record Only
    A drama about the numerous obstacles faced by a young student who is intent on becoming the first woman doctor in the United States. Set in the late 1830's, the program examined her dedication, her love interests, and her efforts to modernize antiquated O.R. procedures which she feels are life-threatening.
    • Date: 1957
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    Frederick Law Olmsted / Catalog Record Only Frederick Law Olmsted's life is dramatized, including his creation of New York's Central Park and his pioneering vision for other parks.
    • Date: 1991
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    This was America. Growing up / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: Boston Broadcasters, Inc. ; 1980. Photographs compiled by Martin W. Sandler, Sherry Reisner ; editing, David Teixeira ; director of cinematography, Ed Dadulak ; music by Robert Cavicchio, Edward Korvin. Host: William Shatner. Sources cited below list years of original syndication as 1978 and 1979; unable to determine in which year this program was first syndicated. Sources ...
    • Date: 1978
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    Profiles in courage. John Peter Altgeld /
    John Peter Altgeld Catalog Record Only
    A documentary profile of John Peter Altgeld, one-time Governor of Illinois. Shows how Governor Altgeld sacrificed his career by granting full pardon to a group of anarchists, whom he believed had been unfairly convicted in a murder conspiracy trial. Includes scenes of their trial. Traces the philosophy of anarchism in American history and examines the social pressures of the new industrialism that led to ...
    • Date: 1965
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    Costume, 1750-1880. Catalog Record Only Presents examples of fancy dress or evening wear in America from 1750 to 1880, showing how much was an imitation of European fashion.
    • Date: 1975
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    This was America. The land / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: Boston Broadcasters, Inc. ; 1980. Photographs compiled by Martin Sandler, Sherry Reisner ; editing, David Teixeira ; director of photography, Ed Dadulak ; music by Edward Korvin, Ron Frangipane. Host: William Shatner. Sources cited below list years of original syndication as 1978 and 1979; unable to determine in which year this program was first syndicated. Sources used: ...
    • Date: 1978
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    The American experience. Telegrams from the dead / Catalog Record Only During the nineteenth century in the U.S., the religion of spiritualism rose to prominence. Many would attend seances in an attempt to contact the dead through mediums, most of whom were female.
    • Date: 1994
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    A Wild and impractical scheme / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on film: Kaw Valley Films, Inc. ; 1985. Originally released under title Railroads and westward expansion, 1800-1845 by BFA Educational Media in 1978. Full name of production company is Calvin Communications. Sources used: M/B/RS organizations file; copyright descriptive material; Educational film & video locator, 4th ed., v. 2, p. 2602; copyright data sheet. Received: 11/17/86; ref print; copyright deposit--407; ...
    • Date: 1985
  • Film, Video
    12 years a slave
    Twelve years a slave Catalog Record Only
    "Solomon Northup is a free black man in 1840s America. He makes his living as a fiddle player, and his wife is a teacher. He is shanghaied by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery by an unscrupulous businessman. As ...
    • Contributor: McQueen, Steve - Pitt, Brad - Gardner, Dede - Kleiner, Jeremy - Pohlad, William - Milchan, Arnon - Katagas, Anthony - Ridley, John - Ejiofor, Chiwetel - Williams, Michael Kenneth ... McQueen, Steve - Pitt, Brad - Gardner, Dede - Kleiner, Jeremy - Pohlad, William - Milchan, Arnon - Katagas, Anthony - Ridley, John - Ejiofor, Chiwetel - Williams, Michael Kenneth - Fassbender, Michael - Northup, Solomon - Regency Enterprises - River Road Entertainment (Firm) - Plan B Entertainment - New Regency (Firm) - Filmfour (Firm) - Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Playhouse 90. Massacre at Sand Creek /
    Massacre at Sand Creek | Playhouse ninety. Catalog Record Only
    A drama set in 1860s Colorado about the tragically manipulative ways of a U.S. Army colonel who forces the Cheyenne to fight a battle they want to avoid. Seeking fame and the rank of a general, the self-serving colonel drives the Cheyenne warriors into an unprotectable region known as Sand Creek. Despite the efforts of a young U.S. soldier intent on saving them, the ...
    • Contributor: Hiller, Arthur - Sackheim, William - Sloane, Everett - Derek, John - Schallert, William - Columbia (Screen Gems Tv) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1956
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    Equal justice under law. The Marshall years. Marbury vs. Madison /
    Marshall years. | Marbury vs. Madison | Marbury versus Madison Catalog Record Only
    PA380-205 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: PUB 18Nov87; REG 9May88; PA380-205. Copyright notice on film: Metropolitan Pittsburgh Public Broadcasting, Inc. ; 1987. MAVIS 1832797; Equal justice under law. The Marshall years. Marbury vs. Madison. [1987]. Source used: copyright data sheet. viewing copy; Received: 1988-12-02; copyright deposit--RNR; Copyright Collection. qxp
    • Date: 1987
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    One nation, indivisible / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on film: Kaw Valley Films, Inc. ; 1985. Originally released under title Railroads and westward expansion, 1845-1865 by BFA Educational Media in 1978. Full name of production company is Calvin Communications. Sources used: M/B/RS organizations file; copyright descriptive material; Educational film & video locator, 4th ed., v. 2, p. 2602; copyright data sheet. Received: 11/17/86; ref print; copyright deposit--407; ...
    • Date: 1985
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    The American experience. Hearts and hands / Catalog Record Only The material culture of quilting is shown indicating that women made quilts from the early 19th century to the early 20th century as a way to artistically express their history, culture, and beliefs.
    • Date: 1988
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    Equal justice under law. The Marshall years. Gibbons vs. Ogden /
    Marshall years. | Gibbons vs. Ogden | Gibbons versus Ogden Catalog Record Only
    PA382-680 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: PUB 18Nov87; REG 9May88; PA382-680. Copyright notice on film: Metropolitan Pittsburgh Public Broadcasting, Inc. ; 1987. MAVIS 1832791; Equal justice under law. The Marshall years. Gibbons vs. Ogden. [1987]. Source used: copyright data sheet. viewing copy; Received: 1988-12-02; copyright deposit--RNR; Copyright Collection. qxp
    • Date: 1987
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    Railroads and westward expansion, 1865-1900--transcontinental / Catalog Record Only Copyright: reg. unknown. Copyright notice on film: Calvin Communications, Inc. ; 1978. Later released with new narration and ending under the title Transcontinental as no. 3 in the series Railroad by Kaw Valley Films in 1985. Sources used: Index to 16mm educational films, 1980, v. 4, p. 12; M/B/RS organizations file; copyright descriptive material; copyright data sheet. Received: 7/25/80; ref print; copyright deposit--407; Copyright ...
    • Date: 1978
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    Far and away / Catalog Record Only PA599-489 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Universal City Studios, Inc. and Imagine Films Entertainment, Inc. [DCR and REG unknown] PUB 5May92; PA599-489. Copyright notice on film: Universal City Studios, Inc. and Imagine Films Entertainment, Inc. ; 1992. Title appears on leader as: Far & away. Story by Bob Dolman and Ron Howard ; executive producer, Todd Hallowell ; music by John Williams ; film editors, ...
    • Date: 1992
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    The American experience. The iron road / Catalog Record Only Chronicles the story of the building of the first transcontinental railroad from Omaha to Sacramento.
    • Date: 1990
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    Forgotten Ellis Island: the extraordinary story of America's immigrant hospital /
    Extraordinary story of America's immigrant hospital Catalog Record Only
    Lorie Conway's film tells the story of the hospital that treated immigrants passing through Ellis Island.
    • Date: 2007
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    Solomon Northrup's odyssey /
    Half slave, half free Catalog Record Only
    Solomon Northup kidnapped from Saratoga, New York, into slavery in the mid-nineteenth century spent 12 years experiencing the cruelty of enslavement on various plantations throughout the state of Louisiana.
    • Date: 1984
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    Transcontinental / Catalog Record Only PA329-291 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Kaw Valley Films, Inc. NM: "new narration; new cinematographic material." DCR 1985; PUB 19Jul85; REG 13Jan87; PA329-291. Originally released under title Railroads and westward expansion, 1865-1900--transcontinental by BFA Educational Media in 1978. Copyright application title appears as: Railroads 3--transcontinental; additional copyright title appears as: Railroads--transcontinental. Title appears on distributor's pamphlet in M/B/RS organizations file as Transcontinental, 1865-1880. Sources used: ...
    • Date: 1985