Film, VideoFreeman A. Hrabowski oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Baltimore, Maryland, 2011-08-14. Freeman A. Hrabowski recalls growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, and attending the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. He remembers being arrested for marching in the Birmingham Children's Crusade in 1963, and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. He also discusses attending Hampton University and later starting the Meyerhoff Scholars Program for African American men studying math and science.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hrabowski, Freeman A.
- Date: 2011-08-14
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Film, VideoKatherine Paterson: 2016 National Book Festival Katherine Paterson discusses her career and biography "Stories of My Life" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Paterson, Katherine
- Date: 2016-09-24
Film, VideoPanorama of Riker's Island, N.Y. The film was photographed from a boat going around Riker's Island. Located on the East River north of Hell Gate between the Bronx and Queens, Riker's Island was the site of a massive, controversial New York City landfill operation at the time of the filming. Includes scenes of heavy equipment at work, including pile drivers constructing the seawall and steam shovels unloading rubbish from ...
- Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1903
Film, VideoMission to Baghdad: Toward Rebuilding a National Library This is an interview with two Library of Congress staff members who traveled to Baghdad in November 2003. Their mission was to assist the staff of the Iraqi Library and assess the damage to its building and its collections after two fires, extensive water damage and a devastating explosion.
- Contributor: Kresh, Diane
- Date: 2003-11-01
Film, VideoFounding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic The film "When Harry Met Sally" is a modern-day look at whether close friendships without romance between men and women are possible. In "Founding Friendships: Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic" author Cassandra A. Good looks at such relationships as far back as the nation's founding.
- Contributor: Good, Cassandra A.
- Date: 2015-03-25
Film, VideoKeeping up with the Joneses. [Women's styles]
Women's styles | Keeping up with the Joneses. A domestic comedy about the McGinis family--husband Aloysius, wife Clarice, daughter Julie, and housemaid Belladonna. The simple story lines often parody society's concern with material goods as an indicator of social standing, but the series was not as narrowly focused as the title implies. The Joneses were the McGinis's neighbors, but were not depicted. They were referred to as objects of envy, with whom ...
- Contributor: Palmer, H. S. (Harry S.) - Momand, Arthur R. - Gaumont Co. - Mutual Film Corporation - Afi/Zouary (Maurice) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1915
Film, VideoHip Hop in East Germany During the Cold War As part of EU Month of Culture, Leonard Schmieding discusses the influence and role of hip hop music and culture in East Germany during the Cold War with Nicholas Brown.
- Date: 2015-05-19
Film, VideoAWOL, all wrong old Laddiebuck
All wrong old Laddiebuck | AWOL; or, All wrong old Laddiebuck | A.W.O.L. From J. McIntire, Silent animated films at the Library of Congress: Concerns American soldiers in Europe after the armstice [sic]. One goes AWOL with "Joy" (Miss AWOL) and after a series of mishaps with her, he is thrown in a guard house while his fellow soldiers go home. From Origin of American animation 1900-1921 notes: A cautionary tale for troops impatient to return home ...
- Contributor: Bowers, Charles R. - American Motion Picture Corporation - Afi/Rhode Island Historical Society Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1919
Film, VideoDigital Preservation Lighting Talks - Day 2 Four "lightning" presentations on Day Two of the Digital Preservation 2014 meeting included "Visual Haggard and Digitizing Illustration" (Kate Halterhoff, Carnegie-Mellon University), "DuraSpace and Chronopolis Partner to Build a Long-term Access and Preservation Platform" (Michele Kimpton, DuraSpace), "Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications: Encouraging Preservation Without Discouraging Creation" (Theron Westervelt, Library of Congress) and "Electronic Records and Digital Archivists: A Landscape Review" (Jane Zhang, ...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2014-07-23
Film, VideoBeginning of a skyscraper
Starting a skyscraper The scene is an excavation site in New York City. A large group of workmen with picks and shovels are digging. Carts drawn by pairs of horses can be seen emerging from the smoke in the background. "Taken in the immense excavation for the foundation of the new Macy Building at the corner of Broadway and 34th Street, New York. An excellent study of ...
- Contributor: Bonine, R. (Robert K.) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1902
Film, VideoAuthor Lidudumalingani Mqombothi Lidudumalingani Mqombothi read from his prize-winning short story "Memories We Lost" and participated in a moderated discussion with the Library's Laverne Page.
- Contributor: Mqombothi, Lidudumalingani
- Date: 2017-04-12
Film, VideoViolins of Hope Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein and Avshalom Weinstein discussed their project "Violins of Hope" which is dedicated to locating and restoring violins played by Jewish victims of the Holocaust. As part of the presentation, internationally known violinist Hannah Tarley played musical selections on one of the restored violins.
- Date: 2017-03-23
CollectionThe Royal Harmonizers Concert by the gospel group The Royal Harmonizers, who have been performing for 59 years.
- Contributor: Various Speakers - Royal Harmonizers - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
- Date: 2015-03-18
Film, VideoWhite Horse Rapids "This picture was taken at the historical point signified by the above title, where so many daring and venturesome miners have lost their lives in attempting to shoot these mad and turbulent rapids in their flat bottom boats, constructed for the purpose of navigating the treacherous Yukon River, which flows through the rich gold fields of Alaska. This picture was secured at the time ...
- Contributor: Crahan, Thomas - Bonine, R. (Robert K.) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1900
Film, VideoGeraldine Crawford Bennett, Toni Breaux, and Willie Elliot Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Bogalusa, Louisiana, 2011-05-28.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Breaux, Toni - Bennett, Geraldine Crawford
- Date: 2011-05-28
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Film, VideoSearching ruins on Broadway, Galveston, for dead bodies
Searching the ruins of Galveston for dead bodies | Searching ruins for dead bodies on Broadway From Edison films catalog: This shows the heart of one of the tremendous drifts in the east end of Galveston. Hundreds of dead bodies are concealed in these immense masses, and at the time the picture was taken the odor given out could be detected for miles. The subject shows a gang of laborers clearing away the debris in the search for corpses, one ...
- Contributor: Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
- Date: 1900
Film, VideoPreserving Family Recipes Valerie J. Frey discussed her book "Preserving Family Recipes: How to Save and Celebrate Your Food Traditions."
- Contributor: Frey, Valerie
- Date: 2016-10-27
Film, VideoWelcome to DPLAfest 2016 Dan Cohen of the Digital Public Library of America joins representatives from host organizations and major funders to welcome the public to DPLAfest 2016, hosted at the Library of Congress.
- Date: 2016-04-14
Film, VideoPalace of Electricity
Circular panoramic view of the Champs de Mars, [no. 1] The camera pans around the Exposition grounds, providing views of the Champs-de-Mars, including a close view of the Palace of Electricity, a partial view of the Eiffle Tower, and views of many visitors to the Exposition.
- Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1900
Film, VideoParade of "exempt" firemen The film shows a large group of people watching the approach of a color guard followed by a number of elderly marching firemen [Frame: 1734] pulling antique fire equipment . In the background is the white marble Washington Arch , designed by Stanford White and completed in 1895 to commemorate the first inauguration of George Washington.
- Contributor: Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1903
Film, VideoLa poule aux œufs d'or. Le châtiment de l'avare apothéose
Châtiment de l'avare apothéose | Hen with the golden eggs. | Miser's punishment | Hen that laid the golden eggs. | Hen and golden eggs. | Dance film | Unidentified Pathe 1905 film. | Petit Jules Verne Beset by remorse, a man is about to slaughter a hen when the devil appears. When he takes his knife to the hen, an egg appears. It turns into a witch, casting a spell which causes the man to wake surrounded by giant hens laying giant eggs big enough for women to emerge from. Some of the women dance. The devil appears inset in ...
- Contributor: Velle, Gaston - Chomón, Segundo De - Mathieu, Julienne - La Fontaine, Jean De - Pathé Frères (France) - Afi/Vermont Historical Society Collection (Library of Congress) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - S. Lubin (Firm : Philadelphia, Pa.) - Afi/Baker (Glenn L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1905
Film, VideoSurf at Monterey From Edison films catalog: The water breaks over the rocks, and is dashed into silvery spray, high into the air. Exceptionally fine water effects. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Southern Pacific Company Series" (Edison films catalog): The Southern Pacific Company ("Sunset Route") offers special inducements to winter travelers, by reason of its southern route, thereby avoiding the extreme cold of the ...
- Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1897
Film, VideoMagna Carta & the American Constitution For the Library's annual Constitution Day lecture, Akhil Reed Amar discussed Magna Carta and its historical connection to the U.S. Constitution.
- Contributor: Reed Amar, Akhil
- Date: 2014-09-16
Photo, Print, Drawing[Studio portrait of three men] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
- Date: 1925
Film, VideoGwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Montgomery, Alabama, Gwendolyn Patton discusses attending the Tuskegee Institute, where she became involved in many civil rights organizations and was elected student body president. She recalls hosting the Freedom Riders in 1961, and spending a year in a segregated sanitarium when she had tuberculosis. She recounts organizing Tuskegee students for the Selma to Montgomery March, occupying the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and registering voters in Lowndes ...
- Contributor: Patton, Gwendolyn M. - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Patton, Gwendolyn M
- Date: 2011
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