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  • Film, Video

    Lessons Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake & New Tactics for the STI Ecosystem

    In this lecture, Tateo Arimoto discusses the new science technology and innovation policy of the Japanese government.

    • Contributor: Arimoto, Tateo
    • Date: 2013-01-08
  • Film, Video

    American Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Peggy Seeger

    Peggy Seeger remembers Alan Lomax 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: Seeger, Peggy
    • Date: 2015-02-21
  • Film, Video

    Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

    French composer Olivier Messiaen wrote his seminal chamber work Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while he was a prisoner of the German army during World War II. The first performance, given for an audience of about four hundred of his fellow prisoners of war and their prison guards in Stalag VIII-A, resonates as poignant example of the ...

    • Contributor: Wintle, James
    • Date: 2011-03-11
  • Film, Video

    Ken Follett: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Ken Follett appears at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Follett, Ken
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Film, Video

    Music Therapy for Alzheimer's & Post-Traumatic Stress

    Alicia Clair discusses music therapy and their affect on patients with Alzheimer's and Post-Traumatic Stress syndrome.

    • Contributor: Clair, Dr. Alicia
    • Date: 2010-11-06
  • Film, Video

    I'd Still be Puerto Rican, Even if Born on the Moon: Documenting Puerto Rican Migration & Community through the Arts

    This presentation tells the story of the Puerto Rican diaspora to the mainland U.S. during the 20th century and into the 21st through the lens of expressive culture. This history has been well recorded, but by drawing on the work of folk and traditional artists, as well as the work of contemporary artists, the speaker explores the traditions practiced or developed in New York ...

    • Contributor: Mart&iacute - Nez, Elena
    • Date: 2013-08-08
  • Film, Video

    Linked Data at the National Library of Sweden

    Martin Malmsten is a developer/architect/technical lead at the National Library of Sweden. He works with many aspects of LIBRIS[1], the Swedish union catalog. He created the linked data interface to LIBRIS[2] to experiment with RDF (Resource Description Framework) and linking to other datasets. Malmsten is interested in how libraries continually re-link vast datasets. He believes that making information available to anyone is what libraries ...

    • Date: 2012-05-03
  • Film, Video

    Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West

    Elizabeth Eisenstein discusses five centuries of ambivalent attitudes toward printing and printers, based on her new book, "Divine Art, Infernal Machine: The Reception of Printing in the West from First Impressions to the Sense of an Ending" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

    • Contributor: Eisenstein, Elizabeth L.
    • Date: 2011-03-08
  • Film, Video

    "Parallel Worlds: The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring (In)significance of Melanin"

    When William Henry Hunt married Ida Alexander Gibbs in the spring of 1904, their wedding was a glittering Washington social event that joined an Oberlin-educated diplomat's daughter and a Wall Street veteran who could trace his lineage to Jamestown. Their union took place in a world of refinement and privilege, but both William and Ida had mixed-race backgrounds, and their country therefore placed severe ...

    • Contributor: Logan Alexander, Adele
    • Date: 2010-03-03
  • Film, Video

    2009 Americas Awards Ceremony

    Authors Yuyi Morales and illustrator Margarita Engle receive the 2008 Americas Award for Children and Young Adult Literature during the 16th award presentation hosted by the Library of Congress. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of the Latin American Studies Program (CLASP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Library of Congress Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book hosted the event. Yuyi ...

    • Date: 2009-10-17
  • Film, Video

    Philip Levine Closes the Literary Season

    Philip Levine, 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, concludes the Library's literary spring season.

    • Contributor: Levine, Philip
    • Date: 2012-05-03
  • Collection

    Natasinh Dancers and Musicians

    The Natasinh Dancers and Musicians performed Lao music and dance from Iowa, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Lao Natasinh Dance Troupe of Iowa, based in Des Moines, is a group of Lao dancers and musicians trained in the Natasinh style of performance--the traditional forms, techniques and character of performing arts taught at the Ecole National de ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2006-07-26
  • Film, Video

    Megan McDonald: 2009 National Book Festival

    Children's author Megan McDonald appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McDonald, Megan
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Film, Video

    Charles Melvin Sherrod oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Albany, Georgia, 2011-06-04.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Sherrod, Charles
    • Date: 2011-06-04

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  • Film, Video

    The Bar J Wranglers: Cowboy Music from Wyoming

    The Bar J Wranglers perform cowboy songs and music at the Library of Congress, October 2, 2008. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Date). October 2, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Bar J Wranglers (musical Group) - Hatch, Anne F. - Humphreys, Scott - Humphreys, Bryan - Hodgson, Tim - Cook, Donnie - Rogers, Danny - Baxter, Jerry - Bulger, Peggy A.
    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video

    Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (English)

    Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the third of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience. (English language version).

    • Date: 2010-11-19
  • Film, Video

    Cave of the Heart: Noguchi's Set for the Graham Ballet

    Janet Eilber of the Martha Graham Dance Center of Contemporary Dance discusses Isamu Noguchi's set for the Martha Graham work "Cave of the Heart," set to music by Samuel Barber. The presentation is part of the "Martha Graham at the Library" Festival and presented in association with the Isamu Noguchi Museum.

    • Contributor: Eilber, Janet
    • Date: 2016-03-30
  • Film, Video

    Poet Laureate Ted Kooser Opens Literary Season

    Ted Kooser, in his second term as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, opened the Library's 2005-06 literary season with a reading of his work.

    • Contributor: Kooser, Ted
    • Date: 2005-10-13
  • Film, Video

    Lawrence Wright: 2015 National Book Festival

    Lawrence Wright and NPR's Michael Oreskes discuss "Thirteen Days in September: The Dramatic Story of the Struggle for Peace" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Wright, Lawrence
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video

    Music from the True Vine: Mike Seeger's Life & Musical Journey

    A musician, documentarian, scholar, and founding member of the influential folk revival group New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger (1933-2009) spent more than 50 years collecting, performing and commemorating the culture and folk music of white and Black Southerners, which he called "music from the true vine." Biographer Bill Malone explores the life and musical contributions of folk artist Seeger, son of musicologists Charles ...

    • Contributor: Malone, Bill
    • Date: 2013-06-12
  • Film, Video

    Sikh Conference: Book Reception and Cultural Program

    A cultural program celebrating the Sikh culture culminated the first day of the conference, which was sponsored by the Kaur Foundation under the auspices of the Library's Asian Division and Asian Division Friends Society.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2009-06-18
  • Film, Video

    The Cellos of Stradivari

    Cellists Richard Belcher, Enso String Quartet, and Steven Honigberg, along with sculptor/instrument collector Alfredo Halegua, luthier John Montgomery and Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford of the Library's Music Division presented a lecture on Stradivari's cellos preceding the Enso String Quartet Concert.

    • Date: 2006-12-18
  • Film, Video

    The Impact of China and Russia on United States-Mongolian Political Relations in the 20th Century

    Dr. Alicia Campi discusses her book "The Impact of China and Russia on United States-Mongolian Political Relations in the Twentieth Century."

    • Date: 2010-03-18
  • Film, Video

    Svetlana Kim Delivers the 2009 Asian Pacific American History Month Keynote

    Author Svetlana Kim delivered the keynote address for the Library's 2009 celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. She discussed her new book, "White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee," which describes her journey from Korea to the United States and her rise from poverty to a successful career as a stockbroker.

    • Contributor: Kim, Svetlana
    • Date: 2009-05-07
  • Film, Video

    Discussion on James Madison

    Pulitzer-prize winning historian Jack N. Rakove discusses Madison, his work, and his influence in an interview with Manuscript Division Chief Jim Hutson.

    • Date: 2014-03-12