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    Laborlore: Social Justice, the Environment and the Ethics of ...

    The panel examines the work that the participants have done in mining communities in the US South and West by beginning with a consideration of pioneer scholar George Korson, one of the most prolific collectors and publishers of mining folksong, folklore and cultural history. By linking Korson's focus on local economic and political concerns to larger global environmental and human rights issues in contemporary ...

    • Contributor: Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," ... Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-08-16
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    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Tw...

    To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, the American Folklife Center, in collaboration with the Scottish government as part of its Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebration, presented a free public symposium on Burns' life and work, as well as his impact on America and American culture. A panel discussion titled "Burns and His World" kicked off the second ...

    • Contributor: Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy ... Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy - Lambert, Marc - Miller, Ed - Newton, Cate - Ryan, Kay - Salmond, Alex - Sklarew, Myra - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-02-25
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    The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in...

    Adriane Lentz-Smith of Duke University and David Cline of Virginia Tech discuss the forgotten history of African-American participation in WWI and Korea, followed by a discussion facilitated by Robert Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-03-18
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    The rival brothers' patriotism /

    Two brothers, Jim and Robert, who are rivals for the same woman, Mary, enlist in the Union Army during the Civil War. Six months later at camp, Jim inadvertently reads Mary's letter to Robert and realizes Mary loves Robert. That same day, Jim and Robert are charged with carrying a message through enemy territory. While on their mission, Jim confesses that he read Mary's ...

    • Contributor: American Kinema - Pathé Frères (france) - Pathé Frères (u.s.) - Afi/Marshall (george) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1911
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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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    America at work, America at leisure motion pictures from 1894...

    Collection of motion pictures covering work, school, and leisure activities in the United States from 1894 to 1915. Features films of the United States Postal Service from 1903, cattle breeding, fire fighters, ice manufacturing, logging, calisthenic and gymnastic exercises in schools, amusement parks, boxing, expositions, football, parades, swimming, and other sporting events.

    • Date: 2000
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    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Tw...

    To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, the American Folklife Center, in collaboration with the Scottish government as part of its Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebration, presented a free public symposium on Burns' life and work, as well as his impact on America and American culture. The afternoon featured a second panel discussion exploring Burns' relationship to the ...

    • Contributor: Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy ... Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy - Lambert, Marc - Miller, Ed - Newton, Cate - Ryan, Kay - Salmond, Alex - Sklarew, Myra - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-02-25
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    Spirit of '76

    motion picture | 1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print. | 1 reel of 1 (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg. | 1 roll (58 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos. | Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 19May1905; H61107. Original main title lacking. Duration: 0:57 at 16 fps. Materials ...

    • Contributor: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Bitzer, G. W. - Willard, Archibald M. - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
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    We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil...

    As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet ...

    • Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy
    • Date: 2009-05-05
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    Frederick Law Olmsted : designing America /

    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
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    The last days of President McKinley--films of William McKinle...

    Compilation of 28 films from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection.

    • Date: 1991
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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
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    Funeral of Hiram Cronk /

    The film shows a city thoroughfare lined with crowds of people watching a military parade. The first group to come into view is a marching band [Frame: 0120], then a large formation of soldiers in the uniform of Rough Riders [0720]. Following them is a hearse drawn by four black horses, escorted by veterans of the Civil War [2742], and horse-drawn open carriages. The ...

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1905
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    My days have been so wondrous free

    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). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Hopkinson, Francis - Parnell, Thomas - Hampson, Thomas - Rieger, Wolfram
    • Date: 1775
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    African American History Month Celebration: National Visionar...

    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
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    The Spanish-American War in motion pictures

    Features sixty-eight motion pictures produced between 1898 and 1901 of the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine Revolution. Made by the Edison Manufacturing Company and the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, films depict troops, ships, notable figures, and parades, as well as reenactments of battles and other war-time events. Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library ...

    • Date: 1998
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    Civil War symposium

    Webcast of a 2 1/2 day symposium with leading Civil War experts. It consisted of eight panel discussions on various aspects of the war, presentations of Library of Congress Civil War materials, dramatic readings from Civil War letters, diaries and other materials, a showing of the film The Red Badge of Courage and silent films about the war, and a concert of Civil War ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress Civil War Symposium
    • Date: 2002
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    Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Jose...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Lowery, Joseph (joseph E.)
    • Date: 2011-06-06

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    U.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade /

    One of 20 films advertised in Edison films catalog no. 94, 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 events of Dewey Day, September 29th, the day ...

    • Contributor: Dewey, George - White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    Luis Zapata oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Crosby, Emilye - Zapata, Luis
    • Date: 2013-06-27

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    An-Sky Ensemble Oral History

    Members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, who are performers as well as researchers of Yiddish music, discuss their history.

    • Contributor: An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble
    • Date: 2013-06-25
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    After Newtown: guns in America /

    An unprecedented exploration of America's enduring relationship with firearms. From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice; from 19th Century immigrant riots to gangland violence in the Roaring Twenties; from the Civil War to Civil Rights, guns have been at center of our national narrative for four hundred years. Americans have relied on guns to sustain communities, challenge authority, and ...

    • Contributor: Harris, Richard - Silvers, Jonathan - Flynn, Patrick - Shapiro, Alissa - Caccamise, Robert - Saybrook Productions, Ltd - Public Broadcasting Service (u.s.) - Pbs Distribution (firm) - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Oral History with Traditional Artist Flory Jagoda

    In this interview with Howard Bass, singer and composer Flory Jagoda discusses her family and her life before, during, and after the Second World War and the influence these experiences had on her singing and songwriting.

    • Contributor: Jagoda, Flory - Bass, Howard - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2013-11-20
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    President Wilson arrives in New York to lead fourth Liberty L...

    Views of fourth Liberty Loan ceremonies in New York City and Washington, Sept. 1918. Inaugurating a national drive for the sale of liberty bonds, President Wilson, his wife Edith, and mother-in-law, Mrs. W. H. Bolling, arrive in New York on Sept. 27, 1918. At Pennsylvania Railroad Station they are greeted by crowds and joined by the President's two daughters, Margaret Wilson and Eleanor McAdoo, ...

    • Contributor: Wilson, Woodrow - Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt - Wilson, Margaret Woodrow - McAdoo, Eleanor Wilson - McAdoo, W. G. (william Gibbs) - Rowe, L. S. (leo Stanton) - White, Sallie Bolling - Cartier, Emile - Farrar, Geraldine - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1918
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    1964 /

    It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's campaign for the presidency; the year that Americans learned smoking was bad for their health and Cassius Clay became Mohammad Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the assassination of their president. Based ...

    • Contributor: Ives, Stephen - Pollak, Amanda - Platt, Oliver - Margolis, Jon - American Experience Films - Insignia Films - Wgbh (television Station : Boston, Mass.) - Pbs Distribution (firm) - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014
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    Laborlore: Expressive Culture, Work Culture and the Art of Re...

    This panel considers the artistic representations of work in a range of cultural and social contexts (Mexico, Texas, Nevada, San Francisco) and in a variety of media (graphic arts, video and material culture). The panel focuses on issues of self-representation, the aesthetics of portraying work culture for both inside and outside audiences and the ways in which members of working communities adapt old and ...

    • Contributor: Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," ... Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-08-16
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    Open Mic: A Conversation with David Bromberg

    David Bromberg's genre-defying performance style and eclectic repertoire make him a great example of an outstanding artist who draws upon both tradition and personal creativity to captivate contemporary audiences. His second and equally successful career as a luthier (violin maker) and musical instrument expert will also be an important part of the conversation.

    • Contributor: Bromberg, David - Groce, Nancy - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 2014-03-31
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    San Francisco's future /

    By mid-1916, after viewing the carnage in Europe, the United States saw itself poised with great reluctance on the edge of participation in World War I. Isolationism and anti-preparedness feeling remained strong in San Francisco, not only among radicals such as the International Workers of the Worlds ("the Wobblies"), but also among responsible labor leaders. At the same time, with the rise of Bolshevism ...

    • Contributor: Hearst, Phoebe Apperson - Rodiester, Claire - Rolph, James - Afi/Post (george) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
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    Laborlore Keynote Address

    Nick Spitzer presents a talk titled "In Katrina's Wake: The Building Trades in New Orleans." This presentation focuses on the historical and contemporary relationships of skilled building trades workers in New Orleans to the musical and visual culture of their place. Interviews with veteran workers in the local music and work communities point to the resilience and creative spirit of New Orleans communities as ...

    • Contributor: Spitzer, Nick - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," ... Spitzer, Nick - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-08-16
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    " If It Wasn't for the Irish and the Jews" Irish and Jewish I...

    videorecording | videorecording; 74 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). December 1, 2009 (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Moloney, Mick
    • Date: 2009
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    Laborlore: Collecting and Contextualizing Laborlore

    Through a case study approach, the panelists focus on a range of issues confronting documentary fieldworkers and their community collaborators in the arena of documenting and representing occupational lore and traditions. Focusing on maritime traditions and ranching culture, participants address the issues of how to frame labor culture and traditions for a broader public in the realm of the museum, the internet and live ...

    • Contributor: Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," ... Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-08-16
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    Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Prove...

    For more than ten years Wolfgang Mieder has made the study of proverbs in political discourse one of his major research areas, particularly the role of proverbs at critical moments in American history. In this lecture he discusses his research for his most recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric" (2010). In barely 40 years of ...

    • Contributor: Mieder , Wolfgang - Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Date: 2011-02-10
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    U.S. cruiser "Raleigh" /

    From Edison films catalog: 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 ...

    • Contributor: Coghlan, Joseph Bullock - White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    The last days of a president films of McKinley and the Pan-Am...

    Presents twenty-eight films from the Paper Print Collection of the Library of Congress. Produced by the Edison Manufacturing Company from March to November 1901, these actuality motion pictures feature footage of President William McKinley at his second inauguration; the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York; McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition; and McKinley's funeral. Links to a section of The Learning Page covering the subjects ...

    • Date: 199?
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    Take Me Out to the Library of Congress

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington kicks off the Library's Baseball Americana Symposium with the help of Martha Madden, Ernie Banks and Rep. Zach Wamp. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is presented with the Living Legend Award given by the Library of Congress.

    • 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: 2009-09-30
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    Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Jos...

    Thomas Gaither recalls growing up in Great Falls, South Carolina, attending Claflin College, and leading the college's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter. He remembers the student sit-ins in Orangeburg, South Carolina, joining the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and being arrested for protesting in Hollywood, Florida. He discusses organizing the Freedom Rides, his belief in nonviolence, and earning his ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Gaither, Thomas Walter
    • Date: 2011-09-12

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    Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

    Polka, zydeco, and "Lady of Spain": If this is your idea of the only genres wherein the accordion flourishes, prepare to be enlightened by the history of this robust instrument's odyssey across the American musical landscape and its dramatic rise, fall, and rise again in 20th century popular culture.

    • Contributor: Jacobson, Marion - Jacobson, Marion S.
    • Date: 2012-07-12
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    John and Jean Rosenberg oral history interview conducted by D...

    Jean and John Rosenberg begin this interview with recollections of their families' backgrounds. Jean learned about social issues as she was raised by a Quaker family in Pennsylvania, and John's family fled Germany under threat from the Nazis. Jean attended Wilmington College and became a research analyst for the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. John grew up in Gastonia, North Carolina, where FBI ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Rosenberg, John M. - Rosenberg, Jean Voelker
    • Date: 2013-08-15

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    Seeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparit...

    What happens in a community after a Catholic claims to see and hear Mary, the Blessed Mother? Always a challenging situation, the claims are contested while individuals try to discern the credibility of the visionary and the apparition. Those who choose to believe develop devotional practices to honor Mary at the site made sacred through her visit. These devotions are both ancient and emergent, ...

    • Contributor: Pryor, Anne
    • Date: 2008-06-03
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    Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture

    Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...

    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-04-11
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    Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in th...

    videorecording | videorecording; 52 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). July 27, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009

    The second part of this symposium brings together panelists who discuss the different aspects of baseball in America. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is featured as well as a rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."

    • 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
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    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day 1

    To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, the American Folklife Center, in collaboration with the Scottish government as part of its Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebration, presented a free public symposium on Burns' life and work, as well as his impact on America and American culture. The symposium began with a keynote address by Alex Salmond, First Minister ...

    • Contributor: Various, Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy ... Various, Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy - Lambert, Marc - Miller, Ed - Newton, Cate - Ryan, Kay - Salmond, Alex - Sklarew, Myra - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-02-24
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    10 buildings that changed America /

    10 Buildings That Changed America tells the stories of ten influential works of architecture, the people who imagined them, and the way these landmarks ushered in innovative cultural shifts throughout our society. These 10 Buildings represent architects who dared to strike out on their own and design radical new types of buildings that permanently altered our environmental and cultural landscape.

    • Contributor: Protess, Dan - Baer, Geoffrey - Wttw (television Station : Chicago, Ill.) - Window to the World Communications, Inc - Public Broadcasting Service (u.s.) - Pbs Distribution (firm) - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Buck O'Neil oral history, National Visionary Leadership Proje...

    The interview includes Buck O'Neil's memories of growing up in Florida and attending Edward Waters College. He recalls playing baseball for barnstorming teams and facing discrimination in hotels and restaurants. He discusses meeting his wife, serving in the navy during World War II and his career in the Negro Leagues with the Kansas City Monarchs. He also discusses his friendships with Jackie Robinson and ...

    • Contributor: O'neil, Buck
    • Date: 2003
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    Playhouse 90. The Blackwell story /

    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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    Playhouse 90. Galvanized Yankee /

    In a Northern prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War, a crippled Yankee commander has a rebellious Rebel executed. The dead man's brother, also a prisoner, vows vengeance. He volunteers to accompany the commander on a mission, planning to murder him along the way but changes his mind and escapes instead, deciding the commander is "already dead." The commander, a changed man, covers up for ...

    • Date: 1958
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    The gangster chronicles.

    "From the earliest days of the mob in New York's Lower East Side, to casinos in the desert, American gangsters have captured the imagination of the public with their aura and power and corruption. Al 'Scarface' Capone, Charles 'Lucky' Luciano, Dutch Schultz, Bonnie and Clyde, Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel, John 'The Teflon Don' Gotti. These are just a few of the ruthless people you will ...

    • Date: 2006
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    Wild West tech. Disaster tech /

    Explores how man's folly, pride, and curiousity led to some of the worst catastrophes in the Wild West.

    • Date: 2004
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    Beulah Land /

    This mini-series centers around the Kendrick family, owners of Beulah Land, and those connected to the plantation by history and fate. It follows Beulah Land from its height of spendor through its destruction in the Civil War and to its rebuilding.

    • Date: 2005
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    The last Confederate: the story of Robert Adams /

    Robert Adams is a strong-willed southern captain, in the midst of the American Civil War, whose leadership and heart of fire rally his men to fight for their land. Filled with passion, blood, and tragedy, this is a true story of one man's love for his country and for Eveline McCord, his beloved from the North.

    • Date: 2007
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    Growth of the English colonies, 1620-1700 : from Massachusett...

    Discusses the English colonies in the New World, including their religious beliefs, struggles with Native Americans, and economic activities.

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    Miss Pettigrew lives for a day /

    A middle-aged and unfairly unemployed governess is forced to take a job far beyond her comfort level.

    • Date: 2008
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    Profiles in courage. Thomas Hart Benton /

    Dramatizes the role of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton in opposing the extension of slavery into California and preventing the secession of Missouri from the Union. Anlyzes the varying interpretations of the Constitution that led the country into a civil war.

    • Date: 1964
  • Film, Video

    The Red badge of courage /

    As a detachment of Union soldiers prepares for their first Civil War battle, a young private worries about his ability to endure the horrors of the battlefield. By contrast, his fellow soldiers seem fearless. During the first action he flees in panic, only to recover and fight bravely.

    • Date: 1951
  • Film, Video

    Amistad /

    Amistad is about a 1839 mutiny onboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the Northeast coast of America. Much of the story involves a court room drama about the slave who led the revolt.

    • Date: 1997
  • Film, Video

    The American experience. Sit down and fight--Walter Reuther a...

    Profiles the life of Walter Reuther, leader of the United Auto Workers' Union. Focuses on the early development of the union as a response to the growing problems of the new auto assembly lines. To get management to meet their demands, the union and Reuther devised the strategy of sit-down strikes, first at GM, then at Chrysler, and finally at Ford.

    • Date: 1993
  • Film, Video

    The Civil War. 1865--the better angels of our nature /

    PA504-996 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: American Documentaries, Inc. Appl. au.: Florentine Films, a division of American Documentaries, Inc., employer for hire. DCR 1989; PUB 1Feb90; REG 28Dec90; PA504-996. Copyright notice on film: Kenneth Lauren Burns ; 1989. Narrator and senior creative consultant, David McCullough ; consultants, Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields. With: Shelby Foote, Barbara Fields. Index to series available from reference librarian. On cassette ...

    • Date: 1990
  • Film, Video

    The American experience. Roots of Resistance--a story of the ...

    Chronicles the history of slavery in the United States and of the Underground Railroad, a network of escape routes black slaves took in the mid-1800's to freedom. Their flight from the South was organized by other escaped slaves and their allies, including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.

    • Date: 1990
  • Film, Video

    The Jewish Americans

    Chronicles the 350 year saga of immigrants who gradually wove themselves into the fabric of American life without abandoning their traditions.

    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video

    Sentimental women need not apply /

    Using historic film footage and photographs along with interviews with nurses, the history of American nurses is traced from the Civil War era to today's time.

    • Date: 1990
  • Film, Video

    Cold Mountain /

    In the waning days of the American Civil War, Inman, a wounded Conferate soldier leaves the hospital where he is recuperating and embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with Ada, the woman he left behind. Deserters like Inman are considered traitors and are ordered to be killed by the home-guards, ruthless vigilantes who also prey upon ...

    • Date: 2003
  • Film, Video

    Themes and things of the American Civil War /

    Historian and re-enactor Jack Ciotti takes his young friends on a tour of the Civil War era. Using authentic period items, clothing, weapons and historic stills, he explains what life was like for people back then, and explores the issues that led to war.

    • Date: 1998
  • Film, Video

    Empires of industry. Leaves of gold /

    A fascinating history of tobacco in America from the Colonial era to the present day that also provides a comprehensive look at the issues and troubling aspects involved in our convoluted relationship with this ultimate cash crop.

    • Date: 1998
  • Film, Video

    McDonald Williams and Jamye Coleman Williams oral history, Na...

    The interview includes McDonald Williams' memories of growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attending University of Pittsburgh, and Jamye Williams' memories of growing up in Kentucky and attending Wilberforce University. They recall meeting, their marriage, and attending Ohio State University where they both earned PhD's. They discuss teaching at Tennessee State University, joining the civil rights movement in Nashville, Tennessee, and their involvement in ...

    • Contributor: Williams, McDonald
    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    Amiri Baraka oral history, National Visionary Leadership Proj...

    The interview includes Amiri Baraka's memories of growing up in Newark, New Jersey, attending Howard University and serving in the Air Force, where he was discharged and accused of being a communist. He recalls moving to New York, writing poetry with the Beat Poets and visiting Cuba. He also discusses his involvement in the civil rights and Black nationalist movements and the Million Man ...

    • Contributor: Baraka, Amiri
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video

    Unknown Chaplin. Hidden treasures /

    Third part of a three-part documentary television series which observes film director Charlie Chaplin's creative processes, using footage from his films and home movies.

    • Date: 1983
  • Film, Video

    After Stonewall /

    The sequel to Before Stonewall chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the roots at Stonewall to the end of the century.

    • Date: 1999
  • Film, Video

    Heroes under fire. Shadow warriors /

    Following the work of CIA officers in Afghanistan in 1981 as they trained Afghan rebels to fight against the Soviets.

    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video

    Dr. Bronner's magic soapbox /

    Examines the life and legacy of eccentric humanist entrepreneur Emaneul H. Bronner, creator of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap and the company bearing the same name.

    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    History Sunday. America's first millionaires, the East Indies...

    Salem, Massachusetts has more in its past than witch trials, probing Salem's central role in one of America's first growth industries, the East India trade.

    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video

    American cinema. The combat film /

    Part 6 of 10. "Oliver Stone and Richard Zanuck join historians and military leaders to describe the role Hollywood films have played in shaping America's ideas about life in the military and what the nation was fighting for"--WETA magazine, Feb. 1995, p. 11.

    • Date: 1995
  • Film, Video

    Helvetica /

    A documentary about a typeface? When said typeface is a ubiquitous piece of graphic design, yes. Helvetica--a sans-serif typeface developed in 1957 at the Haas Foundry in Munchenstein, Switzerland--has partisans and detractors, a great number of them graphic designers and theorists, who express their opinions on the famous font. It is seen as neutral and efficient, concise yet inexpressive, purposeful yet not caustic, utilitarian ...

    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    A Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers. America on ...

    Copyright notice on videocassette: CEL/BDM ; 1983. Associate producers, Marci Reaven, Ellen Tolmie ; senior executive producer, Mert Koplin ; series associate producer, Judy Epstein ; series historian, Bernard A. Weisberger ; theme composed by Michael Valenti. Bill D. Moyers. Show no. 111; M/B/RS accessioning record erroneously gives show no. 113. Reference sources used: PBS video catalog, 1991-1992, p. 142, 195; M/B/RS Descriptive files. ...

    • Date: 1984
  • Film, Video

    Images of the Civil War /

    Not viewed. Source used: container. Received: 6/13/2007; viewing copy; copyright deposit--407; Copyright Collection.

    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video

    Mrs. Roosevelt meets the public.

    A weekly series wherein Eleanor Roosevelt and her guests discuss the major problems facing the world and the United States. Participating guests include experts in the fields of government, science and world affairs who are directly concerned with the topic of discussion. Mrs. Roosevelt enters actively into the discussion with her guests, expressing her opinion. She also brings representatives of the general public on ...

    • Date: 1951
  • Film, Video

    Camera three. Looking at radio.

    Part one of a two-part series about the state of radio in a world of television. Hosted by the famous comedy team Bob and Ray, with examples of various kinds of radio shows in production and interviews with experts on the future of the medium. Film and photographs illustrate the golden age of radio that was pushed aside by television. Featured on this program ...

    • Date: 1974
  • Film, Video

    The big house. East Jersey state /

    Presents the history of East Jersey State Prison (formerly State Prison, Rahway, N.J.) through historic film footage and interviews with present and former inmates, officials, and guards at the institution.

    • Date: 2000
  • Film, Video

    One nation, indivisible /

    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
  • Film, Video

    Iron jaws : the killing power of Civil War artillery /

    Profound advances in weaponry changed battle dynamics and ultimately determined the victor of the Civil War.

    • Date: 1997
  • Film, Video

    Making sense of the sixties. Legacies of the sixties /

    The participants in the previous episodes reflect upon the Sixties from their current perspectives and assess the era's role in making America what it is in the Nineties.

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    American cinema. The edge of Hollywood /

    Part 10 of 10. "Independent new talents like Spike Lee, Joel and Ethan Coen, Jim Jarmusch and others are changing movies' shapes and meanings by insisting on making films on their own terms"--WETA magazine, Feb. 1995, p. 16.

    • Date: 1995
  • Film, Video

    The stock market : what goes up...?

    Video explores the possible reasons for the decade-long rise in the stock market. It explains the Dow Jones industrial average and the history of this index of the market's performance.

    • Date: 1999
  • Film, Video

    Curtis Bryant oral history, National Visionary Leadership Pro...

    The interview includes Curtis Bryant's memories of growing up in McComb, Mississippi and attending the Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute. He discusses working on railroads and becoming chairman of his union, which led to his involvement in the civil rights movement. He describes his participation in voter registration drives, the Mississippi Freedom Project of 1964 and harassment from the Ku Klux Klan.

    • Contributor: Bryant, Curtis C.
    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    Ronald Reagan: rendezvous with destiny /

    Traces the path of Ronald Reagan's life, from his childhood in Tampico and Dixon, Illinois, through his career in Hollywood and his time in the Governor's mansion in California, and on to his two terms in the White House. Focuses on the three pillars of his presidency: reviving the American economy, restoring America's spirits, and challenging the oppression of the Soviet Union.

    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video

    History's mysteries. Chain gangs /

    History and reformation of chain gangs system in the correctional institutions of the United States.

    • Date: 2000
  • Film, Video

    The American experience. Simple justice /

    A dramatization of the legal strategy and social struggle that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling against segregated schools. At Howard University, Professor Charles Hamilton Houston trains a cadre of African-American lawyers to fight the legal basis for segregation, the 1896 ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson. One of his students, Thurgood Marshall, after a series of court cases, finally succeeds in overturning ...

    • Date: 1995
  • Film, Video

    Ford startime. The wonderful world of entertainment /

    Musical variety episode revolving around the music of the 1930s through 1950s, in which the history of show business--including motion pictures, radio, television, and vaudeville--is used as a thread to hold together the songs, sketches, and dances. This series premiere was hosted by Rosalind Russell.

    • Date: 1959
  • Film, Video

    Biography. Bio '79.

    It was the year that brought us the Iranian hostage crisis and Three Mile Island, The Village People and Bo Derek starred in the movie '10'. Blends light-hearted nostalgia with in-depth commentary from the figures at the heart of 1979's biggest stories. See how the latest scion of one of America's great political dynasties watched his dream of the Presidency evaporate on national television, ...

    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video

    In search of history. Spies among us /

    The Cold War has been over for nearly a decade, but the true story of Soviet espionage in the United States has only recently been uncovered. Declassified documents (Venona Papers) and former KGB archives shed new light on the guilt or innocence of the Rosenburgs, Alger Hiss, William Perl, Theodore Hall, Duncan Lee and other accused communist agents.

    • Date: 1998
  • Film, Video

    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. It's been a long, ...

    The war effort grinds to a halt, bringing vast social changes as the troops return home. Many veterans go to college, get married and move up economically to the middle class. The population migrations to cities and the increased role of the government during the war leave a lasting mark on American society.

    • Date: 1990
  • Film, Video

    Slavery and plantation life

    Through the words of 11 year old Amy Oakley we learn what life was like on a Southern plantation in the 1850s.

    • Contributor: Lewis, Christopher - Lewis, Linda - Botthe, Rachel - Landmark Media, Inc - Entertainment Group - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2001
  • Film, Video

    Rediscovering America : the legends and legacy of our past. R...

    Presents a rediscovery of railroad magnate Ignatius Donnelly and his contemporaries, the men and women who charted new territory during the great expansion of the railroads into the American wilderness of the early 1800's.

    • Date: 1992
  • Film, Video

    Coming out under fire /

    Nine gay and lesbian veterans of WWII tell their stories in interviews which are combined with an array of declassified documents, photographs and archival footage

    • Date: 1972
  • Film, Video

    Dedication of Cuban memorial, 1924 [1]

    A monument to TR, jointly sponsored by the RMA, the Rough Riders Association, and the Rotary Club of Santiago, Cuba, is dedicated on Dec. 14, 1924 in Santiago. Mrs. Edith Roosevelt sailed to Havana and traveled to Santiago by train for the dedication ceremony. She was accompanied by representatives of the RMA and the Rough Riders Association, who visited the site of the Battle ...

    • Date: 1924
  • Film, Video

    A sublime sacrifice /

    Two brothers, Jim and Robert, enlist in the Union Army during the Civil War. Jim and Robert are charged with carrying a message through enemy territory. Jim devises a plan to draw the enemy's attention away, sacrificing himself to allow Robert to escape and deliver the message successfully. After the ensuing battle, Robert finds Jim's body and places a medal on his chest.

    • Date: 1911
  • Film, Video

    Democracy and France.

    Shows the influence of the American Revolution on the French Revolution of 1789. Illustrates other examples of American influence on French democracy in the 19th century.

    • Date: 1975
  • Film, Video

    American cinema. The Hollywood style /

    Part 1 of 10. "Directors Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese and Joseph Mankiewicz are featured in this explanation of how the movies' emphasis on story and character developed a precise vocabulary of cinematography, acting, editing, lighting and design"--WETA magazine, Jan. 1995, p. 15.

    • Date: 1995
  • Film, Video

    Civil War battles. The Union restored /

    This series relates the stories of battles of the Civil War. By using historical documentation and reenactments, this series portrays the history of the men who fought in this war.

    • Date: 2002
  • Film, Video

    Pierre S. du Pont: a rare genius /

    Documentary film biography of Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954).

    • Date: 2008