Odetta oral history interview
Odetta! an interview for the American Folklife Center, November 3 [sic], 2003 | Legendary Folk Singer Odetta
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Online video interview with folk singer Odetta, conducted by the Director of the American Folklife Center, Peggy Bulger, on November 14, 2003, the day following Odetta's concert at the Library of Congress on the occasion of Odetta receiving the Library of Congress Living Legend award. Odetta talks about her upbringing in Birmingham, Alabama, the influence of the church there, her move to Los Angeles, ...
Odetta - Bulger, Peggy A. - American Folklife Center
Folklore's Champion: Ben Botkin
Among Benjamin Botkin's accomplishments, the gathering of slave narratives has received the greatest amount of attention, though not always with his name attached. As folklore editor of the Federal Writers Project, and later head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress, Botkin guided the fieldworkers who collected the narratives, amassed and edited the raw materials, and produced 17 bound volumes ...
Abrahams, Roger - Abrahams, Roger D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel I, part 2
Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against ...
A Hole in Texas
Herman Wouk, one of America's best-known and most popular novelists, discussed his writing career and his new novel, with journalist William Safire.
Concerts from the Library of Congress presents Justice composed by Roger Reynolds
Videorecording. Filmed Operas.. electronic | composed by Roger Reynolds. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title from screen (viewed on March 20, 2009). Commissioned by the Julian E. Berla and Freda Hauptman Berla Fund in the Library of Congress for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial. Carmen Pelton, soprano; Steven Schick, percussion; Donnah Welby, actress. (Performers). Recorded at the Thomas Jefferson Building's Great Hall on November 30, ...
Library of Congress - Pelton, Carmen - Schick, Steven - Welby, Donnah - Fonte, Henry
Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music For Men's Voices
videorecording | videorecording ; 54 min | Preceding the Cantus concert was a panel discussion titled "Men, Let's Sing: Choral Music for Men's Voices" in a program sponsored by the Music Division.Panelists for the preconcert presentation were Frank Albinder, director of the Washington Men's Camerata; Ann Meier Baker, president of Chorus America; and Gunilla Marcus-Luboff and the Library's Robert Saladini, co-developers of the Library ...
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Images of America: Mount Vernon
Author Patrick L. O'Neill, historian and archaeologist, discussed his book, "Images of America: Mount Vernon." In his lecture, he discussed how he researched diverse collections at the Library of Congress for his book and his challenges and successes locating and analyzing historic sites across the entire United States. Much of O'Neill's project research was conducted in the Humanities and Social Sciences and Geography and ...
Tunisia: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women's Emancipation
A symposium titled "Tunisia: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women's Emancipation" was sponsored jointly by the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of Tunisia. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor made a special presentation. The other speakers included Alifa Chaabane Farouk, Hayet Laouni and Mounira Charrad.
Recent Trends in Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage
The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage dates back to only 2003. Yet it is already having a major impact, globally and within the preservation community of the United States. This movement explicitly recognizes that material culture is intertwined with ideas, memories, knowledge, skills, creativity, spirituality, emotions, traditions, and other intangible qualities. As much as possible, preservation of these intangible ...
Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth Eisenstein - Presentation of Papers
The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the University of Massachusetts Press has published "Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies After Elizabeth L. Eisenstein." Inspiring debate since the early days of its publication, Elizabeth L. Eisenstein's "The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformation in Early-Modern Europe" (1979) has exercised its own force as an agent ...
Forum on Education and the Economy: Session II
Education reform has been a policy focus in the United States since "A Nation at Risk" was released in 1983. Despite the best of intentions and large investments by both the public and private sectors, we are slipping in comparison to our industrialized peers, placing 25th out of 30 in math and 21st in science on the 2006 PISA test. Our nation's high schools ...
The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization
Crawford Young, a distinguished scholar on Africa and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, discussed "The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization" in a program sponsored by the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center and the National History Center, and was presented in conjunction with the National History Center's Second International Research Seminar on Decolonization, held in Washington D.C., from ...
Community College Poetry Project Launch
Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, at a reading to open the literary season, announces a national poetry project that embraces community colleges through an online poetry page "Poetry for the Mind's Joy" and a poetry-writing contest. The project, in conjunction with the Community College Humanities Association, also designates April 1 as National Poetry Day on Community College Campuses.
Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of The Royal Commentaries of the Inca
"The Royal Commentaries of the Inca," by El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, considered by historians to be the earliest and most important literary work of the Americas, was published 400 years ago, in 1609. The book is a keenly observant account of the Inca Empire, its conquest by Spain and the first years of colonial rule in the Americas. The Library of Congress ...