Film, VideoMysterious China. Land of legends /
Land of legends Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Hubei Province in subtropical central China dates back to the 7th century BC, when it was home to the powerful state of CHU. The epic history includes the heartbreaking tale of Mulan and the evolution of Wudang Kung Fu. Today, Hubei is home to the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro electric plant in the world. It is also rich in history and time ...
- Date: 2010
Film, VideoSecrets of Althorp: the Spencers / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available This film focuses on Althorp, the ancestral home of the Spencer family since the 16th century. The interior of the house is generally considered its strongest asset as the Spencer family has assembled an impressive collection of portrait art including several pieces painted by the Flemish master Anthony van Dyck. Diana, Princess of Wales, is buried on the estate.
- Contributor: Uscinska, Kasia - West, Samuel - Pioneer Productions - Pbs Distribution (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2013
Film, VideoSecrets of the manor house /
Inside British country homes in the early 1900's Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Secrets of the manor house looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in these ancient British houses, and how mounting financial, political and social pressures were about to bring momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants.
- Contributor: Ward, Susannah - West, Samuel - Pioneer Productions - Pbs Home Video - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2012
Film, VideoSecrets of the dead. China's terracotta warriors /
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, VideoSecrets of the dead. Slave ship mutiny
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.) - Association Relative À La Télévision Européenne - Wnet.org - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Pbs Distribution (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2010
Film, Video10 buildings that changed America /
Ten buildings that changed America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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
Film, VideoFrederick 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, Video1964 /
1964 | Nineteen sixty-four | Nineteen hundred sixty-four Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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
Film, VideoAfter Newtown: guns in America /
Guns in America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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
Film, VideoThomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2011-09-12. 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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Film, VideoJohn and Jean Rosenberg oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Prestonburg, Kentucky, 2013-08-15. 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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CollectionAnd Wheat Completed the Cycle: Flour Mills, Social Memory, and Industrial Culture in Sonora, Mexico "The abandoned flour mills throughout the region," said a Mexican researcher interviewed during fieldwork in northern Mexico, "are the equivalent for Sonorans of the pyramids in Central Mexico." In this talk about her research as a Fulbright Fellow in Sonora, Mexico for the last nine months, folklorist and anthropologist Maribel Alvarez explores the role of wheat - a grain introduced by the Spanish to ...
- Contributor: Alvarez, Maribel - Alvarez, Maribel L. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2010-04-21
CollectionMaking a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Proverbs for Civil Rights 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
CollectionThe Two Worlds of the Pennsylvania Dutch The Pennsylvania Dutch culture, which is now over three centuries old and still evolving, is an American hybrid creation put together from Continental Europe, British Isles, and American building blocks in Southeastern Pennsylvania. While this culture is a unit linguistically, and in most other ways, it is divided down the middle by religion. The "two worlds" are those of the "Plain Dutch"--Amish, Mennonites, and ...
- Contributor: Yoder, Don
- Date: 2011-05-05
CollectionBelfast's Linen Hall Library John Killen brings to life the collections of this unique Irish institution. The Linen Hall Library was envisioned as the archive of its community; its mission statement, written on 1 January 1795, outlines its goals: "The object of this society is the collection of an extensive Library, Philosophical Apparatus and such productions of Nature and Art as tend to improve the mind and excite ...
- Contributor: Killen, John
- Date: 2011-11-29
CollectionSqueeze 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
CollectionAn-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
Film, VideoOral History with Traditional Artist Flory Jagoda
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
CollectionOpen 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
CollectionCoffeehouses: 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
CollectionThe Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in WWI & Korea 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 - Cline, David P. - Lentz-Smith, Adriane Danette - Patrick, Robert - American Folklife Center - Veterans History Project (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
- Date: 2014-03-18
CollectionDocumenting the Freedom Struggle in Southwest Georgia Glen Pearcy and David Cline discuss Pearcy's documentary work with the Southwest Georgia Project, which documented local people at work and in their homes during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
- Contributor: Pearcy, Glen - Cline, David P. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
- Date: 2014-02-27
CollectionCorsican Language & Expressive Culture Since the mid-20th century, a variety of social, economic and political factors have affected the cultural practices and conceptions of identity on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Linguistic anthropologist Alexandra Jaffe discusses the Corsican language and Corsican expressive culture. She addresses both the island's shift towards the French language and the Corsican language revitalization movement that began in the early 1970s. Drawing on ethnographic ...
- Contributor: Jaffe, Alexandra - Jaffe, Alexandra M. (Alexandra Mystra) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2014-12-02