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)
Writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
Award-winning Nigerian writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim read selections of his work and participated in a moderated discussion.
Ibrahim, Abubakar Adam
9th Infantry boys' morning wash
Ninth Infantry boys' morning wash | Ninth U.S. Infantry boys at their morning wash
"Imagine forty or fifty soldier boys each with a pail of water on the ground before him, sousing and spattering and scrubbing away for dear life. Soap and towels too. Every man jack of them looks as if he were enjoying the wash immensely, and also the novelty of having his picture taken. The big fellow in the center of the picture is laughing...
Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Teacher Resource: Inquiry & Primary Sources Overview
Using primary sources with inquiry empowers students to ask their own questions, construct their own understandings, draw conclusions, create new knowledge and share the knowledge with others. Watch Barbara Stripling discuss why primary sources are essential to the inquiry process.
Accessibility at the Library of Congress
For those in need of accessibility services, the Library of Congress provides access to its collections and events in the form of interpretive services, captioning, special touch tours and more.
A Thousand Years of the Persian Book
This lecture launched the "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition at the Library of Congress. The rich literary tradition of the Persian language over the last millennium was discussed. From illuminated manuscripts to contemporary publications, the exhibition will bring attention to the literary achievements of Iran and the greater Persian-speaking regions of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Central and South Asia and the Caucasus.
Annette Gordon-Reed: 2015 National Book Festival
Annette Gordon-Reed discusses "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family" as part of a special celebration of Thomas Jefferson's Library at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Interview with Charlie Harmon
An in depth interview with Charlie Harmon, Leonard Bernstein's assistant and archivist for the last several years of the composer's life. Topics include Bernstein composing the opera "A Quiet Place," the album he conducted of "West Side Story," his relationship with family, friends and colleagues including Aaron Copland, and anecdotes both professional and personal.
Troops making military road in front of Santiago
U.S. troops making artillery road in Santiago, 1898
"Here is a detail of the 34th Michigan Regiment engaged in road making. Under command of Captain Dodd of Troop E, 3rd Regular Cavalry, they are road making, that the siege guns may go to the front. The chaparral and thick underbrush has been cleared away, and the soldiers are working with picks and shovels, to make the way passable"--The Phonoscope.
Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet
To honor women who have taken the lead in the environmental or "green" movement, the National Women's History Project has chosen "Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet" as the 2009 theme for National Women's History Month. In keeping with the theme, the Library invited Administrator Lisa Perez Jackson of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver its keynote address.
Jackson, Lisa Perez
Irving Fine Centennial Performance: Fine & Copland
Pianists Oliver Hagen and Daniel Pesca perform the world premiere of David Henning Plylar's transcription of Irving Fine's "Toccata Concertante" for two pianos. The Chiara String Quartet is joined by clarinetist Alan R. Kay and pianist Daniel Pesca for a performance of Aaron Copland's Sextet.
A corner in wheat
A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. Shows the differences between the lives of those who work to grow the wheat and the life of the man who dabbles in its sale for profit.
Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Woods, Frank E. - Bitzer, G. W. - Powell, Frank E. - Henderson, Grace - Kirkwood, James - Arvidson, Linda - Miller, W. Christy - Egan, Gladys - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) ...
Griffith, D. W. (David Wark) - Woods, Frank E. - Bitzer, G. W. - Powell, Frank E. - Henderson, Grace - Kirkwood, James - Arvidson, Linda - Miller, W. Christy - Egan, Gladys - Walthall, Henry (Henry Brazeale) - Bruce, Kate - Butler, William J. - Craig, Charles - Dillon, Edward - Evans, Frank - Haldeman, Edith - Harron, Robert - Hart, Ruth - Johnson, Arthur V. - Macpherson, Jeanie - Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill) - Moore, Owen - Nichols, George - O'Sullivan, Tony - Quirk, Billy - Robinson, Gertrude - Sennett, Mack - Sweet, Blanche - West, Dorothy - Norris, Frank - Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Children's Author & Illustrator Hervé Tullet
As part of his U.S. tour, renowned French illustrator Hervé Tullet engaged preschoolers at the Library's Young Readers Center and introduced his new picture book, "Mix it Up" with an interactive story time.
The Life of a Poet: Carl Phillips
As part of new series, "The Life of a Poet," the Washington Post Fiction Editor Ron Charles conducts an in-depth interview with poet Carl Phillips.
Latina Storyteller Oral History
This oral history followed an event, not recorded, in which Carmen Agra Deedy and Karla Campillo-Soto shared their own stories of growing up Cuban and Mexican, respectively, in small-town U.S.A.
Christian Appy: 2015 National Book Festival
Christian G. Appy discusses "American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity" as part of a special presentation on the human side of war at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.