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    Yiddish Songs of the Jazz Age

    Jane Peppler sings funny and nostalgic Yiddish songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

    • Contributor: Peppler, Jane
    • Date: 2014-10-22
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    Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana, 2013-10-03.

    The Reverend Doctor Harry Blake discusses his childhood on a plantation in Louisiana in the 1930s and 1940s and how he became a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in Shreveport, Louisiana. Blake joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1960 after he heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., give a speech at Bishop College in Texas, where he was a student. Blake discusses ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Blake, Harry
    • Date: 2013-10-03

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    Mysterious China. 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
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    The Autobiography of an African Princess

    Vivian Seton spoke about the publication of her mother's memoirs. Born to an African king in colonial Sierra Leone at the beginning of the 20th century, Princess Fatima Massaquoi lived an extraordinary life that encapsulated the contradictions, upheavals and unprecedented opportunities of her time. Beginning with her lovingly recounted memories of growing up in Liberia, it follows her to Hamburg, Germany, where she pursued ...

    • Contributor: Seton, Vivian
    • Date: 2014-05-08
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    Japanese Influences in 20th Century American Music

    videorecording | videorecording ; 60 min | The history of the cross-cultural interaction between American composers and Japan is documented in unpublished and published scores, manuscripts, and correspondence held, often uniquely, in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. In this lecture, W. Anthony Sheppard examines examples of this relationship in the works of Henry Eichheim (1870-1942), Claude Lapham (1890-1957), Henry Cowell (1897-1965), ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sheppard, W. Anthony
    • Date: 2010
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    Magna Carta Entrenched: The Legacy in America

    Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers discuss how Magna Carta's political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at this symposium, Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter, held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor."

    • Contributor: Malcolm, Joyce Lee
    • Date: 2014-12-09
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    Author & Illustrator Jeff Kinney

    Jeff Kinney, author of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series, talked to children about his career and how he became an illustrator of children's books. He talked about his newest book, "The Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul."

    • Contributor: Kinney, Jeff
    • Date: 2014-10-21
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    Julia Glass: 2006 National Book Festival

    Julia Glass speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Glass, Julia
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Target in the Night

    Sergio Waisman discussed his translation of Ricardo Piglia's latest novel, "Target in the Night" (Blanco nocturno) with professors Gwen Kirkpatrick and Laura Demaria. Winner of the 2011 Romulo Gallegos International Novel Prize, "Target in the Night" is a passionate thriller in which the madness of the detective, a retired police captain, is integral to his solving mysteries.

    • Date: 2015-12-04
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    Richard Barry Sobol oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Orleans, Louisiana, 2011-05-26.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Sobol, Anne Buxton - Sobol, Richard
    • Date: 2011-05-26

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    Poets and Patriotism: The 200th Birthday of the Star-Spangled Banner

    A panel discussion on the national anthem with experts in music and history.

    • Date: 2014-07-03
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    American Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Gerald Trimble

    Gerald Trimble sings "Love Alone" as part of the Lomax Challenge.To mark the 100th birthday of influential folklorist and musician Alan Lomax (1915-2002), who collected songs from musicians like Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Aunt Molly Jackson and Woody Guthrie, Folk Alliance International joined the American Folklife Center to create the Lomax Challenge. Folk Alliance members chose collected by Lomax from the collections of the ...

    • Contributor: Trimble, Gerald
    • Date: 2015-02-21
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    American Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Dom Flemons

    Dom Flemons sings "Hey Hey Baby and "Pick a Bale of Cotton" as part of the Lomax Challenge.To mark the 100th birthday of influential folklorist and musician Alan Lomax (1915-2002), who collected songs from musicians like Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Aunt Molly Jackson and Woody Guthrie, Folk Alliance International joined the American Folklife Center to create the Lomax Challenge. Folk Alliance members chose collected ...

    • Contributor: Flemons, Dom
    • Date: 2015-02-21
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    Mark Teague: 2006 National Book Festival

    Author-illustrator Mark Teague speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Teague, Mark
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Walter Mosley: 2009 National Book Festival

    Author of the critically acclaimed Easy Rawlins mystery series Walter Mosley appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Mosley, Walter
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Francesco Marciuliano: 2014 National Book Festival

    Francesco Marciuliano appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: And, Francesco
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Rachel Renee Russell: 2011 National Book Festival

    Rachel Renee Russell appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Russell, Rachel Renee
    • Date: 2011-09-25
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    The Journey: Understanding the Physical Environment

    Preservation leader James Reilly and others reviewed 25 years of research by the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) that has produced resources and recommendations now widely used to preserve a broad range of media. Applications and findings in pilot projects at the Library of Congress and other cultural institutions were discussed. Achievements include characterization of deterioration mechanisms in photographic, magnetic, and optical media; tools for ...

    • Date: 2010-10-20
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    Mourning El Dorado: The Closing of the Amazonian Frontier in Contemporary South American Fiction

    Kluge Fellow Charlotte Rogers discusses how literary works from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Guyana reinvent the myth of a fabulous city of gold, known as "El Dorado," in today's world, and how in the wake of deforestation and settlement in the Amazon river basin, current writers nostalgically mourn for a time when the region was seen as a place of potential wealth and opportunity.

    • Contributor: Rogers, Charlotte
    • Date: 2014-06-19
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    Open Mic: Interview with Fiona Ritchie

    Nancy Groce interviews Scottish broadcaster Fiona Ritchie about her career on both sides of the Atlantic and her experiences researching "Wayfaring Stranger: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia."

    • Date: 2015-07-14
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    Interview a Veteran for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project (English/60)

    Do your part: interview a U.S. veteran in your community and submit their audio or video interview to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2015-09-01
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    Inside the Library

    A senior cataloger and longtime docent at the Library of Congress, shares a personal perspective on the Library's historic buildings and collections.

    • Contributor: Maier, Kurt
    • Date: 2004-06-08
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    The Aesthetics of Data

    Much of Jonathan Berger's music is inspired by data. In this lecture, he discussed the use of medical and neuroscience imaging in his recent opera, "Theotokia," and in his current collaboration with the Kronos Quartet, "My Lai." Berger also described interpretive, diagnostic and therapeutic implications of complex numerical data.

    • Contributor: Berger, Jonathan
    • Date: 2014-12-10
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    Makers of the Sacred Harp

    videorecording | videorecording; 47 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). October 21, 2010. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Steel, David Warren
    • Date: 2010
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    Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium: Morning Session

    The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Nigeria Peoples Forum-USA jointly hosted the Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium -- Developing Nigeria's Power Sector: Strategies, Challenges and Impact.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-10-10