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    Ron Chernow Ron Chernow at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Chernow, Ron
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Geography & Domestic Recreation in Early Modern Europe This lecture explores how world geography shifted from professional knowledge to general interest in 17th- and 18th-century Europe, looking in particular at domestic activities designed to encourage the collection and memorization of geography by non-professionals, including coloring maps and botanical texts and recipes for colors; interactive prints and games; and geographic memorization cards. Beyond an educational pastime, these activities neatly divided the globe into ...
    • Contributor: Stillo, Stephanie
    • Date: 2013-10-28
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    Contemporary Diplomacy How is diplomacy changing? What can diplomats do to prevent or resolve conflict, initiate or manage change? These questions are addressed by a distinguished group of diplomats and scholars.
    • Date: 2011-12-01
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    Jack Gantos: Book Fest 05 Author Jack Gantos at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Gantos, Jack
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    The History of Education in Jamaica Anthony S. Johnson, Ambassador of Jamaica to the United States, delivered a lecture titled "The History of Education in Jamaica."
    • Date: 2009-04-21
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    Letters About Literature/A Book That Shaped Me Awards: 2015 N... Kids read their award-winning entries in these two Library of Congress reading contests at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Letters About Literature asks kids to read a book and write to the author about how that book affected their lives. A Book That Shaped Me Summer Writing Contest is administered as part of summer reading programs at participating ...
    • Contributor: Isaacson, Walter
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Collection
    Revolutionaries, Nursery Rhymes, and Edison Wax Cylinders: Th... On July 24, 1896, the pioneering ethnologist Alice Fletcher recorded six wax cylinders documenting the singing of three Koreans who were studying in Washington, D.C. Now housed in the American Folklife Center Archive, these cylinders have proved to be the earliest known recordings of Korean music. As interesting as the recordings themselves, are the extraordinary circumstances surrounding how they came to be made, as ...
    • Contributor: Provine, Robert - Provine, Robert C. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-01-27
  • Collection
    Chicago Ethnic Arts Project Collection The Chicago Ethnic Arts Project survey was conducted in 1977 by the American Folklife Center at the request of the Illinois Arts Council to assess and document the status of ethnic art traditions in more than twenty ethnic communities in Chicago, and was jointly sponsored by both organizations. The collection consists of approximately 344 sound recordings, 14,141 photographs, 269 folders of manuscript materials, 2 ...
    • Contributor: Bartis, Peter - Bradunas, Elena - Brzovich, Mato - Choi, Chungmoo - Epstein, Shifra - Fiske-Rusciano, Roberta - George, Philip - Hellenberg, Antony - Kalčik, Susan J. - Klymasz, Robert Bogdan ... Bartis, Peter - Bradunas, Elena - Brzovich, Mato - Choi, Chungmoo - Epstein, Shifra - Fiske-Rusciano, Roberta - George, Philip - Hellenberg, Antony - Kalčik, Susan J. - Klymasz, Robert Bogdan - Klymasz, Shirley - Libonati, Roland V. (Roland Victor) - Lund, Jens - March, Richard - Mathias, Elizabeth - Metcalfe, Ralph H. - Moloney, Mick - Robinson, Beverly J. - Swenson, Greta E. - Dovydenas, Jonas - Fleischhauer, Carl - González, José Gamaliel - Trbuhovic-Grasa, Gordana - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Illinois Arts Council - Chicago Ethnic Arts Project
    • Date: 1976

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  • Film, Video
    Jane Smiley: 2015 National Book Festival Jane Smiley and NPR's Lynn Neary discuss "Some Luck" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Smiley , Jane
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video
    Science Safari The Science, Technology and Business Division hosted a day of hands-on science experiments and activities for an audience of students, teachers, parents and LC staff.
    • Contributor: Kresh, Diane
    • Date: 2004-03-19
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    Wil Haygood: 2010 National Book Festival Journalist and biographer Wil Haygood presents at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Haygood, Wil
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    2006 Jay I. Kislak Lecture: Re-thinking Conquest: Spanish and... British historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto delivered the second annual Jay I. Kislak lecture titled "Re-Thinking Conquest: Spanish and Native Experiences in the Americas." In his lecture, Fernandez-Armesto argues that Spanish empire building in the Americas was, by most standards, more dynamic and big-scale than any comparable event at the time. His recent research, especially in native-language archives and neglected Spanish sources, opens new perspectives and ...
    • Contributor: Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe
    • Date: 2006-11-09
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    Taming the Regulation of Culture The sixth lecture of this series was presented by Lawrence Lessig.
    • Contributor: Lessig, Lawrence
    • Date: 2005-03-03
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    John Hope Franklin: Where Do We Go from Here? Distinguished historian John Hope Franklin, recipient of the 2006 John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity, discussed the history of the African-American experience and poses the question, "Where Do We Go from Here?" In a frank and honest discussion, he used his personal experiences to examine the successes and failures of race relations in America.
    • Contributor: Hope Franklin, John
    • Date: 2007-03-06
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    Interview with the Ambassadors: A Different Approach to Being... Following the Jan. 5, 2010, ceremony announcing the appointment of Katherine Paterson as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2010-2011, Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for 2008-2009, interviewed his successor. They discussed a wide range of issues, both serious and humorous, in a room in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Date: 2010-01-05
  • Film, Video
    Diane Mott Davidson, Part 1
    • Contributor: Davidson, Diane Mott
    • Date: 2002-10-12
  • Film, Video
    Natasha Trethewey: 2013 National Book Festival Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Trethewey , Natasha
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    David Remnick: 2010 National Book Festival New Yorker editor David Remnick reads at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Remnick , David
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Film, Video
    Inside an American factory films of the Westinghouse works, 1...
    Films of the Westinghouse works, 1904
    "The Westinghouse Works Collection contains 21 actuality films showing various views of Westinghouse companies. Most prominently featured are the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, and the Westinghouse Machine Company. The films were intended to showcase the company's operations. Exterior and interior shots of the factories are shown along with scenes of male and female workers performing their duties at ...
    • Date: 1999
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    Yevgeny Yevtushenko: 2006 National Book Festival Yevgeny Yevtushenko speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Yevtushenko, Yevgeny
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Film, Video
    [No caption] Title devised by Library staff. On slide (printed): "Edward Van Altena" and "71-79 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y.C." Forms part of: Visual materials from the Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. papers (Library of Congress).
    • Date: 1925
  • Film, Video
    Rick Atkinson: 2015 National Book Festival Rick Atkinson discusses "The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945" 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.
    • Contributor: Atkinson, Rick
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Brad Meltzer: 2013 National Book Festival Brad Meltzer appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Meltzer, Brad
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    Listening to the Universe with Gravitational Waves Ira Thorpe discussed how scientists around the world have built instruments to detect and observe gravitational waves in an effort to learn more about the cosmological events of our universe.
    • Contributor: Thorpe, Ira
    • Date: 2016-08-25
  • Film, Video
    [No caption] Title devised by Library staff. On slide (printed): "Edward Van Altena" and "71-79 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y.C." Forms part of: Visual materials from the Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. papers (Library of Congress).
    • Date: 1925
  • Film, Video
    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.
    • Contributor: Gordon-Reed, Annette
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video
    Jews of Posen Province in the 19th Century Edward David Luft discussed his book, "The Jews of Posen Province in the 19th Century."
    • Contributor: Luft, Edward
    • Date: 2016-03-21
  • Film, Video
    [No caption] Title devised by Library staff. On slide (printed): "Edward Van Altena" and "71-79 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y.C." Forms part of: Visual materials from the Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. papers (Library of Congress).
    • Date: 1925
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    Filangieri & Franklin: The Italian Enlightenment and the U.S.... The Library sponsored a conference on Gaetano Filangieri and Benjamin Franklin: The Italian Enlightenment and the U.S. Constitution, with speakers including Marcello Pera and Justice Antonin Scalia.
    • Date: 2010-10-21
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    Lao Dance Performance A traditional Lao dance performance and Lao-American fashion show highlighted the Library's celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-05-01
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    Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin: National Book Festival 2008 Children's author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Betsy Lewin appear at the National Book Festival.
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    BARD Mobile iOS: How to Use Advanced Voiceover Gestures Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to use advanced voiceover gestures with the BARD Mobile app for iOS devices.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Date: 2013-09-01
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    Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: Leadership to Meet the... The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center sponsored a panel discussion honoring Asian-Pacific American veterans. This discussion explored the service experience of Asian-Pacific Americans.
    • Date: 2010-05-25
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    Visualizing the Nation's Capital (Day 2) This conference showcases the unparalleled cartographic collections at the Library of Congress and engage a wide array of experts in exploring how Washington has evolved over 200 years. Speakers include Jon Campbell, Pamela Scott, Roberta Stevens, Dan Bailey, Thomas Patterson, Susan Spain and Eliza Voigt. (Day Two)
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-05-19
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    Judith Viorst: 2006 National Book Festival Author Judith Viorst speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Viorst, Judith
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Leigh & Leslie Keno Leigh and Leslie Keno speak at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Keno, Leigh and Leslie
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Laurie R. King
    • Contributor: King, Laurie R.
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    Report from Armenia Marie L. Yovanovitch, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia, discussed the situation in Armenia since her appointment to the position on Aug. 1, 2008. Her report covered the contemporary Armenian scene, U.S.- Armenian relations and USAID-funded programs and initiatives in Armenia.
    • Contributor: Yovanovitch, Marie L.
    • Date: 2009-06-30
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    [No caption] Title devised by Library staff. On slide (printed): "Edward Van Altena" and "71-79 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y.C." Forms part of: Visual materials from the Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. papers (Library of Congress).
    • Date: 1925
  • Film, Video
    In Search of Lost Time: Intrigue, Invention and the Hunt for ... The author of "The Grand Complication: A Novel" talks about libraries, books and librarians.
    • Contributor: Kurzweil, Allen
    • Date: 2001-11-28
  • Film, Video
    2012 Library of Congress Junior Fellows The Junior Fellows program is profiled and various findings of the 2012 class are featured.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-07-01
  • Film, Video
    John McCutcheon: 2006 National Book Festival Author John McCutcheon speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: McCutcheon, John
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Film, Video
    The gay shoe clerk From Edison films catalog: Scene shows interior of shoe-store. Young lady and chaperone enter. While a fresh young clerk is trying a pair of high-heeled slippers on the young lady, the chaperone seats herself and gets interested in a paper. The scene changes to a very close view, showing only the lady's foot and the clerk's hands tying the slipper. As her dress is ...
    • Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours Robert Kehew discussed his recently published anthology of poetry of the French troubadours, "Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours, a Bilingual Edition." The anthology honors the meter, word play, punning and sound effects in the troubadours' works, while celebrating the often playful, bawdy and biting nature of the material. In the book, Kehew augments his own verse translations with those of ...
    • Contributor: Kehew, Robert
    • Date: 2005-10-20
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    The Myth of Wilderness: What's Left to Save & What Never Existed The notion of wilderness as a pristine natural environment untouched by human activity is a powerful narrative in discourses of global climate change and literature. The wilderness conjures up feeling of nostalgia, tranquility, and a desire for active conservation. But has wilderness truly ever existed? And what role do both the realities and myths of human interaction with the wild have in framing human ...
    • Date: 2014-06-05
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    Henry Petroski: 2010 National Book Festival Engineer and professor Henry Petroski speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Petroski, Henry
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    Marefa: The On-Line Arabic Encyclopedia An examination of Marefa, an online Arabic encyclopedia, by its creator, Nayel Shafei.
    • Contributor: Shafei, Nayel
    • Date: 2013-04-16
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    Secrets of the manor house /
    Inside British country homes in the early 1900's
    Secrets of the manor house looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in these ancient British houses, and how mounting financial, political and social pressures were about to bring momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants.
    • Contributor: Ward, Susannah - West, Samuel - Pioneer Productions - Pbs Home Video - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
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    José Gervasio Artigas & the Independence of Uruguay Uruguayan historian and author Gerardo Caetano discusses José Gervasio Artigas and his role in the Independence of Uruguay in the 1800s.
    • Contributor: Caetano, Gerardo
    • Date: 2013-08-27
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    The Ragheb Moftah Collection Demonstration and Celebration Staff and guests gather to mark the launch of a new presentation on the Library's website on Coptic Christian chant. A demonstration of the site is given by the project curator, Carolyn Ramzy. With its roots in Ancient Egyptian music, Coptic Christian chant is one of the oldest liturgical genres still performed today. Drawing on the Ragheb Moftah Collection, this presentation explores some of ...
    • Date: 2009-10-23
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    The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax: Words, Photographs, and M...
    American Folklife Center lecture, 2013-02-20
    Tom Piazza discussed his new book, "The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax: Words, Photographs, and Music."
    • Contributor: Piazza, Tom - Library of Congress. Center for the Book - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2013-02-20
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    Re-Imagining the U.S. Civil War: Reconnaissance, Surveying an... Cartographers during the U.S. Civil War invented new techniques and mapped the country--both Union and Confederate territories--more accurately than ever before in the nation's history. The afternoon session of this day-long conference included presentations on "Mapping the New Coasts of War,""Shedding a Little Light: Early Photographic Techniques Used to Reproduce Maps" and a reenactment and demonstration of the surveying and cartographic methods of the ...
    • Date: 2011-05-20
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    Dick Croker leaving Tammany Hall "A very lifelike picture of the famous New York politician and Tammany Hall boss. This picture was taken on Sunday morning as he was leaving the 14th Street Wigwam, accompanied by a number of prominent New York politicians. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog.
    • Contributor: Paley, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Paley, William Daly
    • Date: 1900
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    Marie Arana: 2013 National Book Festival Marie Arana appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Arana, Marie
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    Ayana Mathis: 2013 National Book Festival Ayana Mathis appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Mathis, Ayana
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    Ching Ling Foo outdone From Edison films catalog: The magician enters upon the stage, and removing a covering from a small table, shakes it before the audience to show that there is nothing whatever concealed inside, places the cloth upon the floor, and when he removes it a large washtub is found to be entirely filled with water, which he splashes before the audience to show that there ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    DPLAfest 2016: ESDN Partners Present a Look at New York's DPL... Liaisons and digital collection administrators from the ESDN New York DPLA regional partners discuss the business of contributing to DPLA from their various contexts and platforms. Panelists discussed their experience working with ESDN to coordinate contribution workflows, permissions, metadata guidelines, metadata mapping, and other outreach activities to member organizations through a distributed hub network. Empire State Digital Network (ESDN), the New York state service ...
    • Date: 2016-04-14
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    Kay Ryan: 2008 National Book Festival Kay Ryan, Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2008-2009, speaks at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Graphic Novelist Jarrett J. Krosoczka Jarrett J. Krosoczka visited the Library's Young Readers Center to introduce his popular graphic novel "Lunch Lady" series to third graders from the Maret School and the Oyster-Adams Bilingual school. Krosoczka explained his journey from art student to successful author/illustrator and taught the students how he creates and draws his characters.
    • Contributor: Krosoczka , Jarrett J.
    • Date: 2014-09-17
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    Scene in Chinatown This film was shot in an alley of San Francisco's Chinatown on Saturday, September 15, 1900, at midday. The topography of the site (sloping down to the far street), the width of the alley, the location of utility poles [Frame: 0255], and the location of buildings across the far street suggest that the view is north from Washington Street down Washington Place (today's Wentworth ...
    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    The last man on Earth /
    Ultimo uomo della terra
    The only survivor of a worldwide plague that wipes out the entire population fights for his life when the victims come back to life from their graves, thirsting for his blood.
    • Contributor: Swanson, Logan - Leicester, William F. - Lippert, Robert L. - Salkow, Sidney - Sawtell, Paul - Shefter, Bert - Price, Vincent - Bettoia, Franca - Danieli, Emma - Rossi-Stuart, Giacomo - Matheson, Richard - Associated Producers - Produzioni La Regina - Legend Films (Firm) - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008
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    Sarah Vowell: 2016 National Book Festival Sarah Vowell discusses "Lafayette in the Somewhat United States" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Vowell, Sarah
    • Date: 2016-09-24
  • Film, Video
    Skulls, Scalps and Seminoles: Science and Violence in Florida... Exploration of the history of science in Florida during the decades before and after the beginning of U.S. governance in 1821. The lecture emphasizes the context of violence in Florida shaped scientific practices in the region as well as knowledge circulating throughout the United States of Florida's native peoples and natural history. The overlap between science and violence reached its climax during the Second ...
    • Contributor: Strang, Cameron
    • Date: 2011-07-14
  • Film, Video
    Dreamy Dud--he resolves not to smoke
    He resolves not to smoke | Dreamy Dud resolves not to smoke
    Dreamy Dud steals a man's pipe because he is fascinated with smoking and blowing smoke rings. He smokes the pipe and the smoke turns into a ghost and carries him up to the moon and leaves him. Dud falls off the moon and down to earth. He wakes up on the floor of his room and resolves never to smoke.
    • Contributor: Carlson, Wallace - Essanay Film Manufacturing Co. - Afi/Edell (Frederick) Collection (Library of Congress) - General Film Company
    • Date: 1915
  • Film, Video
    Isabel Wilkerson: 2011 National Book Festival Author and journalist Isabel Wilkerson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Wilkerson, Isabel
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Film, Video
    Buffalo dance Copyright: no reg. Performers: Last Horse, Parts His Hair, Hair Coat. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:15 at 20 fps. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day (see also Sioux ghost dance) featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and constitutes the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera. MAVIS ...
    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Heise, William - Last Horse - Parts His Hair - Hair Coat - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) - Pine - Strong Talker
    • Date: 1894
  • Film, Video
    Lathrop School, calisthenics A group of preadolescent boys and girls is standing in a row facing the camera position. In back of them is a wall on which is written "Kansas City, Mo." As the film progresses, the students go through a series of calisthenics, performing them in unison, and continue this throughout the film.
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    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
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    David McCullough: 2011 National Book Festival Historian and author David McCullough appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: McCullough, David
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Film, Video
    Louise Glück Reads Her Poetry Louise Glück explains that she is a lyric poet who loves editing. After discussing writer's block and her early work, she reads in Part I from First Born (1983), The House on Marshland (1975), and Descending Figure (1980). In Part II, she continues with poems from Descending Figure and The Triumph of Achilles (1987). In Part III, Ms. Glück discusses poems by others that ...
    • Contributor: Glück, Louise
    • Date: 1988-01-29
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    Marvelous Country, Precious & Horrible: Honduras through Trav... Travel books from the past have the appeal of communicating vivid experiences of places and people, especially exotic or from remote locations. The analysis of such books written on Honduras during the nineteenth century clearly shows the influence of the romantic aesthetics distinctive of the period. Deeply moving and sometimes contradictory images bring to life a country of dreams and nightmares. This research explores ...
    • Contributor: Carlas, Hector Leyva
    • Date: 2012-02-09
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    Mary Jo Salter: Book Fest 05 Author and poet Mary Jo Salter at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Salter, Mary Jo
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Film, Video
    Columbus's Most Prized Possession
    • Contributor: Hebert, John R.
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    Robert MacNeil: Book Fest 05 Author Robert MacNeil at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Macneil, Robert
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Film, Video
    Mapmaking...on Horseback
    • Contributor: Hebert, John R.
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    Sonia Manzano Sonia Manzano speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Manzano, Sonia
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Film, Video
    The missing Micronesians Examines the lives of Micronesians working and living in the United States today. It reveals the strong bonds that remain between those who chose to stay in the islands and their family and friends that decided to move abroad.
    • Date: 2009
  • Film, Video
    Honey Bees, Satellites and Climate Change Life isn't what it used to be for honey bees in Maryland. The latest changes in their world were discussed by NASA scientist Wayne Esaias, a biological oceanographer with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, in an illustrated lecture sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division. At Goddard, Esaias has examined the role of marine productivity in the global carbon cycle using visible ...
    • Contributor: Esaias, Wayne
    • Date: 2007-04-03
  • Film, Video
    Estados Unidos Hispano Luis Alberto Ambroggio's book, "Estados Unidos Hispano" is a celebration of the Hispanic population and its contributions to the United States, written with humor, surprising facts and passion for the Spanish language.
    • Date: 2015-12-11
  • Collection
    Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra perform Albanian music from New York, celebrating 40 years of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Halili, Merita - Hyseni, Raif - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-06-19
  • Film, Video
    Burt Bacharach on Composing Burt Bacharach was interviewed at the Library while he was here to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song (along with his frequent collaborator, lyricist Hal David). The interview focuses on Bacharach's compositional process.
    • Date: 2012-05-08
  • Film, Video
    The Profound Impact of Stress: Human Biology & Social Implica... Second of two days on the role of stress role in the health of the individual, as well as of society as a whole. Topics included "Stress and Society" and "Stress and Resilience." Speakers included Margaret Ensminger (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health), Fabrizio Benedetti (University of Turin Medical School & National Institute of Neuroscience, Italy), Robert Schneider (Maharishi University of Management), ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-03-27
  • Film, Video
    BARD Mobile Android: Navigate an Audiobook Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to navigate an audiobook with the BARD Mobile app for Android devices.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Date: 2015-06-01
  • Film, Video
    Rene Saldana: Book Fest 05 Author Rene Saldana at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Saldana, Rene
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Film, Video
    Sam McBratney: 2011 National Book Festival Sam McBratney appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: McBratney, Sam
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • Film, Video
    Frederic Courtland Penfield: Last and Undervalued US Minister... Historian Kurt Bednar discussed the trying times of the last American ambassador to Austria-Hungary as that empire collapsed during the First World War.
    • Contributor: Bednar, Kurt
    • Date: 2016-04-13
  • Film, Video
    Faust and Marguerite From Edison films catalog: Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her place. 60 feet. $9.00.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video
    Dawn of the Space Age Dr. McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University, presented a lecture "Dawn of the Space Age" sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division.
    • Contributor: McDowell, Jonathan
    • Date: 2005-09-13
  • Film, Video
    Annie Pearl Avery oral history interview conducted by Joseph ... Annie Pearl Avery remembers her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and joining the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at age sixteen. She recalls attending a SNCC meeting in Atlanta and being stranded and threatened in Marietta, Georgia, on the way home. She discusses her involvement in the Albany Movement, her many arrests for protesting, marching with William Moore, and participating in voter ...
    • Contributor: Avery, Annie Pearl - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Avery, Anne Pearl
    • Date: 2011

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    Westinghouse Air Brake Co. Westinghouse Co. works (casting sc...
    Westinghouse works. | Westinghouse Air Brake Co. casting machine | Westinghouse works--Paper Print Collection. Compilation reel 2
    What appear to be molds pass by some men on conveyor belts. The men take them off the belt and dump the contents onto the ground. Other men pick up with tongs the parts that have been dumped onto the ground and put them on a pile in the foreground.
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Coaches arriving at Mammoth Hot Springs
    Arrival of Yellowstone Park coaching party
    From Edison films catalog: The scene is the broad piazza of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, and shows the arrival of tourists. Up dashes a spanking team of six, seemingly as fresh and spirited as when they started. Friends who are waiting on the piazza rush to greet the new arrivals and help them alight. 50 feet. 7.50. Advertised as part of the "Alaska ...
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    Interview with Anthony Brudios, Naples, Italy, November 19, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Brudios, Anthony
    • Date: 2001-11-19
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    Strides in Neuroimaging Pose New Ethical Dilemmas In May 2005, the Library of Congress, the Dana Foundation, Columbia University, and the National Institute of Mental Health gathered leaders in neuroscience and ethics to discuss the rights and wrongs of using or not using new therapies and enhancements. By defining the most advanced and promising research findings, the conference sought to dispel public confusion about what brain science today can and cannot ...
    • Date: 2005-05-10
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    Chimmie Hicks at the races
    Above the limit | Jimmy Hicks at the races
    On a bare stage backed by a dark curtain, a man dressed in a three-piece suit and overcoat holds a racing program and excitedly watches a race supposedly taking place offstage. With enthusiastic jumping and other delighted pantomime, he makes it clear his horse has won the race. A second man in a suit and hat enters from stage right and pays Chimmie his ...
    • Contributor: Grapewin, Charles - Armitage, F. S. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    2010 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry Lucia Perillo, winner of the 2010 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, reads from her book "Inseminating the Elephant," at the awards ceremony. The 2010 prize, the 11th to be given, is awarded for the most distinguished book of poetry published in the preceding two years, 2008 and 2009. "Inseminating the Elephant" was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2009.
    • Contributor: Perillo, Lucia
    • Date: 2010-12-13
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    Patricia Reilly Giff: Book Fest 05 Patricia Reilly Giff at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Reilly Giff, Patricia
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    [No caption] Title devised by Library staff. On slide (printed): "Edward Van Altena" and "71-79 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y.C." Forms part of: Visual materials from the Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. papers (Library of Congress).
    • Date: 1925
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    Lonnie C. King oral history interview conducted by Emilye Cro...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye - King, Lonnie C.
    • Date: 2013-05-29

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    Susan Richards Shreve: 2012 National Book Festival Susan Richards Shreve appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Shreve, Susan Richards
    • Date: 2012-09-23
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    Newt Gingrich & Steven J. Israel: 2016 National Book Festival Newt Gingrich presents "Duplicity" and Steven J. Israel presents "The Global War on Morris" in a discussion about their careers as writers with political backgrounds at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Date: 2016-09-24