Robert Caro: 2012 National Book Festival
Robert Caro discusses "The Passage of Power," the latest installment in his biographical series on President Lyndon Johnson, at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
President McKinley taking the oath
"This film records President McKinley taking the oath of office. The first camera position shows the seating arrangements prepared for the spectators and witnesses on the steps of the Capitol. At the time the film was taken, there were many empty seats. The second camera position shows the inaugural party during the swearing-in ceremonies. All that can be seen is the black draped balcony ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2
The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...
Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ...
Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kotz discussed his new book, "Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws That Changed America" (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), where he draws upon newly available resources, including President Johnson's taped telephone conversations, FBI wiretap logs and recently declassified communications between the FBI and the president, to examine challenges faced by Johnson and King following the death ...
Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War
Historian and biographer Ernest B. Furgurson discussed his new book, which tells the story of how the Civil War transformed the nation's capital from a provincial city into one of America's most important cultural and social centers.
Daniel Mark Epstein on Walt Whitman's "The Death of Lincoln"
The Library of Congress presented an evening concert and a dramatic reading of Walt Whitman's historic lecture on the "Death of Lincoln." Daniel Mark Epstein, author of "Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington" (Ballantine Books, 2004), offered a complete reading of Whitman's tribute to the assassinated president. Whitman first delivered the "Death of Lincoln" lecture at Steck Hall in New York ...
Epstein, Daniel Mark
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 ...
President McKinley's funeral cortege at Washington, D.C.
The photographer covered the subject, the funeral cortege of President McKinley, from many different positions along the line of march. The people shown are those who preceded the hearse and those who followed after it. First come the walking military (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard) [end of part 2], and then ranking military dignitaries who immediately precede the hearse. Following the escorted hearse ...
McKinley, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Music in the Lincoln White House
Music scholars and Library curators discuss music in the Lincoln White House. Presented in cooperation with the White House Historical Association.
The River of Doubt.
Film is Roosevelt Memorial Association compilation of footage from TR's 1913-1914 trip to South America during which he combined a series of lectures with an expedition in the Amazon Valley of Brazil to collect zoological specimens. The Roosevelt group was combined with a group of Brazilian scientists under the leadership of Col. Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon to explore the course of the uncharted ...
Gentry, Caroline - Fiala, Anthony - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Roosevelt, Theodore - Rondon, Cândido Mariano Da Silva - Dyott, G. M. (George Miller) - Cherrie, George Kruck - Zahm, John Augustine - Roosevelt, Kermit - Miller, Leo E. (Leo Edward) - Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow - Morgan, Edwin V. - Müller, Lauro S.
TR's inauguration, 1905 
Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration, 1905  | Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration, 1905.
Scenes of TR's second inauguration on March 4, 1905 in Washington, D.C.: long panning shots of crowds gathered at the Capitol; on a platform erected on the East Front of the Capitol, Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller administers the presidential oath of office to TR as Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court James H. McKenney holds the Bible; TR speaks to crowd. Views of ...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Fuller, Melville Weston - McKenney, James Hall - Spooner, John C. (John Coit) - Lodge, Henry Cabot - Dalzell, John - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Paramount Pictures Corporation
Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners
Visitin' round Coolidge Corners
Shows scenes of Calvin Coolidge at his summer home in Plymouth, Vermont, including Coolidge helping out on the neighboring farm of cousin Ed Blanchard; in the "summer White House" above the Plymouth post office; attending church with his father John Calvin, wife Grace Goodhue, and son John; and visiting with his future vice-president, General Charles Dawes. May be a compilation of newsreel footage taken ...
Coolidge, Calvin - Coolidge, Grace Goodhue - Blanchard, Edward J. - Coolidge, John - Dawes, Charles Gates - Afi/Casselton (Harold)/Larson (Ted) Collection (Library of Congress)
TR in New Mexico, 1916
Theodore Roosevelt in New Mexico, 1916
On Oct. 23, 1916, Theodore Roosevelt campaigns for Republican presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes and assails the Wilson administration in Albuquerque, N.M. A young woman rides on horseback carrying a bouquet of flowers. There is an auto parade. Roosevelt passes by in an open touring car. Seated next to him is a man who appears to be Albert B. Fall, one of New Mexico's ...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Fall, Albert (Albert Bacon) - Curry, George - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Depew, Chauncey M. (Chauncey Mitchell) - Perkins, George W. (George Walbridge) - Whitman, Charles S. - Whitman, Olive H. - Hendricks, Francis - Republican National Convention - Pathe News - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
TR speaking at Sagamore Hill [1916-1918] 
Theodore Roosevelt speaking at Sagamore Hill [1916-1918] | TR speaking at Sagamore Hill, 1917 | TR speaking at Sagamore Hill, 1917-1918 | Theodore Roosevelt speaking at Sagamore Hill, 1917 | Theodore Roosevelt speaking at Sagamore Hill, 1917-1918 | Editorial by the late Theodore Roosevelt
Three sequences of TR addressing groups from the porch at Sagamore Hill. First sequence is TR speaking to a group of people on Sept. 8, 1917 at the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign at Sagamore Hill. Second sequence is probably TR encouraging New York District volunteer workers for the third Liberty Loan on Apr. 2, 1918. Final views of TR ...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Community Motion Picture Service, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Execution of Czolgosz, with panorama of Auburn Prison
Electrocution of Czolgosz
The film begins by showing railroad cars in the foreground with the overshadowing walls of a state prison in the background. The second camera position, from a higher elevation, pans slowly showing the yard interior of the prison and some of the large buildings. There is a dissolve from the exterior to the interior, a set of a stone wall with an iron barred ...
McKinley, William - Czolgosz, Leon F. - Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Arrival of McKinley's funeral train at Canton, Ohio
Funeral train arriving at Canton Station
It is apparent that the camera was placed on a platform of a train station. A steam locomotive pulling several passenger cars can be seen nearing the camera position and coming to a stop. The remainder of the film is concerned with the people who get off the train and walk off the platform. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: FUNERAL TRAIN ARRIVING ...
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Former Oklahoma Representative Mickey Edwards Discusses Book on Conservatism
Former Representative Mickey Edwards (R-Okla.), a leading member of the American conservative movement for more than 40 years, believes that many conservatives today have abandoned their principles and have become champions of that which they once most feared--government intrusion. In his new book, "Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost--And How It Can Find Its Way Back," Edwards argues that the ...