William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway, both winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, carried on a nuanced and complex literary rivalry. At times, each voiced a shared professional respect; at other times, each thought himself the superior craftsman and spoke disparagingly of the other. Their relationship is discussed by author Joseph Fruscione.
In honor of Janette Carter's achievement as a performer and an organizer, the American Folklife Center present a Carter Family Tribute Concert, featuring prominent country and old-time musicians, hosted by Joe Wilson, former director of the National Council for Traditional Arts, as part of the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series.
From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, Cal., with a large fleet of fishing boats at anchor. The crews are engaged in mending nets, arranging lines, etc., all of which lend action to the view. The figures are clear and life size, and the scene is truthfully reproduced.
White, James H. (james Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
The Letters About Literature presentation at the 2010 National Book Festival. Letters About Literature, a national reading and writing promotion program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, is presented in partnership with Target. Each year students in grades 4 through 12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author, explaining how that author"s work has changed their ...
To honor "the originality, beauty, imagination and multiple dimensions of women's lives," the National Women's History Project has chosen "Women's Art: Women's Vision" as the 2008 theme for National Women's History Month. In keeping with the theme, the Library of Congress invited Deborah L. Gaston, director of education at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, to deliver the keynote address.
Despite their history of pacifism, Philadelphia Quakers were deeply entangled in the American Revolution. When a small number of disowned Friends came together in February 1781 to form a group they called "The Society of Friends Known by Some as the Free Quakers," they were motivated by the genuine desire for shared religious communion in keeping with the "fundamental Principals" of Quakerism -- but ...
Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.
From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Shows a part of the enormous crowd and the start and finish of the free-for-all pacing race, in which the fastest harness horse in the world, John R. Gentry (2:00-1/2), the coming Star Pointer and Frank Agan competed for a purse of 6,000. The heat we photographed was won by Star Pointer in the fast time of 2:04-3/4. From ...
White, James H. (james Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
"The President's Own" United States Marine Band performs a special program in commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. "Music in the Lincoln White House" traces the influence of composer/conductor Francis Maria Scala, who was leader of "The President's Own" during Abraham Lincoln's administration. On the program are works by Scala and contemporary composers, reflecting Lincoln's musical tastes.
How do practices and theories relating to the nation and transnational flows, movements, and institutions function to include/exclude communities--for instance, diasporic communities. How have ideas of creolization, multiculturalism, interculturality contributed to (or limited) possibilities, and what do they promise for the future? What role does intercultural translation that is attentive to "other cultures within" play? How do we carry on the urgent re-configuring required ...
A group of eminent photographers -- including Bob Adelman, Theresa Lynn Carter (daughter of Roosevelt Carter), Brigitte Freed (widow of Leonard Freed), and David Johnson -- remember the 1963 March on Washington in commemoration of its 50th anniversary.
In his talk, Barry Hill defined "human environment challenges," and discussed the relationship between the rule of law and government enforcement of protective environmental laws to address these challenges. He spoke about one of the most pressing human environment challenges: the availability of clean water both in U.S. territories and internationally. He stressed the importance of measuring governmental performance through appropriate performance measures, using ...
A poor, elderly violinist takes refuge in a cathedral. When he plays his violin there, the Madonna appears before him and gives him a golden lily. He tries to sell the lily to a goldsmith, but the goldsmith and his wife doubt the violinist's story. They summon guards who bring him before the Holy Office. He is found guilty and is about to be ...
Perret, Léonce - Société Des Établissements Gaumont - George Kleine (firm) - Afi/Atkinson (dennis) Collection (library of Congress)
Siva Vaidhyanathan questions assumptions in a new book, examining Google's methods of capturing, storing, and filtering information as well as raising flags about issues of intellectual property and the Google Book program. This presentation included a discussion of the book as well as the Human Knowledge Project, an effort to build the best possible global digital library.
In recognition of Law Day 2012, the Library of Congress hosted actor Richard Dreyfuss for a discussion focused on the Dreyfuss Initiative, a nonprofit organization that aims to revitalize civics education in public schools. For the past seven years, Dreyfuss has been traveling the nation advocating the teaching of civics and the restoration of civil debate in America.
This program is co-sponsored with the Human Resources Division and the Guild Caregivers Group. Dr. Dennis McCullough (MD) speaks about his book, "My Mother, Your Mother: Embracing Slow Medicine, the Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones."