CollectionCoffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture
Coffeehouses: folk music, culture & counterculture | Benjamin Botkin Folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2014-04-11 | American Folklife Center symposium, 2014-04-11 Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses,...
- Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2014-04-11
CollectionBorderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. International Boundary: Panels 2 & 3
Borderlines/Borderlands : | Culture and the Canada-U.S. international boundary symposium | American Folklife Center symposium, 2010-06-14 to 2010-06-16 Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which will explore the history and culture of regions, communities, and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. The morning session is presented. Panel 2: History along the Border/Case Studies with David Taylor speaking on "Canadian Resouces at the American Folklife Center," Steve Winick speaking on "Franco American...
- Contributor: Arenson, Adam - Carter, Brian - Champ, Henry - Diamond, Beverley - Dyster, Paul A. - Faid, Julian - Fischer, David Hackett - Konrad, Victor A. - Lynch, Timothy G. - Matthiesen, Birgit ... Arenson, Adam - Carter, Brian - Champ, Henry - Diamond, Beverley - Dyster, Paul A. - Faid, Julian - Fischer, David Hackett - Konrad, Victor A. - Lynch, Timothy G. - Matthiesen, Birgit - Meer, Mark - Ricou, Laurence - Robson, Patrick J. - Stovel, Nora Foster - Taft, Michael - Tarbell, Reaghan - Taylor, David Alan - Widdis, Randy W. (Randy William) - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Canada. Embassy (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2010-06-16
Film, VideoJames Oscar Jones oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Austin, Texas, 2011-05-25.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Jones, James Oscar
- Date: 2011-05-25
Film, VideoA morning bath From Maguire & Baucus catalogues (summary edited to remove offensive words): This scene presents a[n]... African mother in the act of giving her struggling [child] a bath in a tub of suds. This is a clear and distinct picture in which the contrast between the complexion of the bather and the white soapsuds is strongly marked. A very amusing and popular subject. From Edison...
- Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1896
Film, VideoLatina, contortionist
Latina, contortionist-act-with-rings A woman wearing a light-colored leotard, gathered at the waist, and tights stands against a black background. Although she is filmed in a long shot, her feet are cut off in the frame. She opens with a flourish of her arms and faces the camera. First stretching up with her arms, Latina then bends in half at the waist, steps into a metal ring...
- Contributor: Latina - Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1905
Film, VideoTR at Sagamore Hill 
TR at Sagamore Hill, 1917-1918 | Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1916 On May 27, 1916, shortly before the Republican Party and Progressive Party conventions, the newly formed Roosevelt Non-Partisan League sponsors a demonstration of support for TR at Sagamore Hill. Many prominent men are included in the over 2,000 people who traveled from New York City to Oyster Bay to see TR and hear him speak on "Americanism." Panning shots of crowd gathered around porch;...
- Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Hurd, Richard M. (Richard Melancthon) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1915
Film, VideoForce and Violins What the FBI had on Folksingers videorecording | videorecording; 50 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). March 19, 2008. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
- Contributor: Library of Congress - Dunaway, David King
- Date: 2008
Film, VideoHooligan assists the magician From Edison films catalog: This is a new adventure in which our friend, Mr. Hooligan, appears in an entirely new capacity. On a stage a professor of magic is performing some wonderful experiments, and when he requests some assistance Happy Hooligan immediately volunteers his services and climbs upon the platform. As he does so, the professor vanishes through the floor and the amateur assistant...
- Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E.
- Date: 1900
Film, VideoA 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.
- Contributor: 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)
- Date: 1909
CollectionThe New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 2
New Deal at 75 symposium, 2008 March 13-14 | American Folklife Center symposium, 2008-03-13 to 2008-03-14 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just...
- Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
- Date: 2008-03-14
Film, VideoWheeler Parker oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Wheeler Parker, Jr., discusses his visit to Mississippi with his cousin, Emmett Till. He recalls the incident at Bryant's store and the night that Till was kidnapped, and Till's funeral in Chicago. He remembers how the murder and publicity affected his family, the reopening of the case in 2004, and efforts to memorialize Till.
- Contributor: Parker, Wheeler - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
- Date: 2011
Film, VideoColonel Funston swimming the Bagbag River
Colonel Funstan (i.e., Funston) swimming the Baglag River | Colonel Funstan swimming the Baglag River | Colonel Funston swimming the Baglag River | Colonel Funstan swimming the Bagbag River A fictionalized reenactment of an incident in the Spanish-American War when an American officer swam the Bagbag River despite the presence of enemy soldiers on the opposite shore. He jumps into the river under cover of fire by his men at the enemy, leading some on a raft, and eventually the American flag is unfurled in victory.
- Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1899
Film, VideoPillow fight "A comic subject, clear, bright and characteristic. Shows four girls in their night dresses, engaged in an animated pillow fight. During the action the pillows become torn, and the feathers fly over their heads and about the room in great numbers, producing with the white dresses and the black background a novel effect. Sharp, full of action, and popular in character. 50 feet only"--F.M....
- Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Afi/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1897
Film, VideoGloria Claudette Grinnell oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Ojai, California, 2013-04-14. Gloria Claudette Grinnell recounts her participation in the sit-in movement in Richmond, Virginia, when she was a student at Virginia Union University. She describes her family's history on the East Coast and explains how she and her mother ended up in San Francisco. She discusses her decision to move from California to attend Virginia Union. She describes the sit-in movement that she joined in...
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Grinnell, Gloria Claudette
- Date: 2013-04-14
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Film, VideoCivil War symposium
Civil War and American memory Webcast of a 2 1/2 day symposium with leading Civil War experts. It consisted of eight panel discussions on various aspects of the war, presentations of Library of Congress Civil War materials, dramatic readings from Civil War letters, diaries and other materials, a showing of the film The Red Badge of Courage and silent films about the war, and a concert of Civil War...
- Contributor: Library of Congress Civil War Symposium
- Date: 2002
Film, VideoEkwueme Michael Thelwell oral history interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Pelham, Massachusetts, Ekueme Michael Thelwell remembers his time as a student activist at Howard University and his experiences with the Nonviolent Action Group (NAG), the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Working primarily out of Washington, D.C., Thelwell marched in and organized demonstrations and made major contributions to SNCC and MFDP strategy around voter registration and the MFDP's 1965 effort...
- Contributor: Thelwell, Michael - Crosby, Emilye - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
- Date: 2013
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Film, VideoAuf Wiedersehen : 'til we meet again
'til we meet again | Until we meet again Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available "Author and activist Linda Mills pries open the darkly guarded doors of history as she takes her comedic son and opinionated mother to Vienna, Austria where they discover an astonishing array of collaborators, victims, and unlikely heroes in a startlingly humorous adventure spanning from World War II to 9/11"--Container.
- Contributor: Mills, Linda G. - Dilg, Brian - Goodrich, Peter - Mills, Ann - Spicy Icy Productions - Ruth Diskin Films (Firm) - Israel and Judaica Section Video Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2011
CollectionBaseball Americana Symposium 2009
American Folklife Center symposium, 2009-10-02 to 2009-10-03 The second part of this symposium brings together panelists who discuss the different aspects of baseball in America. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is featured as well as a rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."
- Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. ... Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2009-10-03
Film, VideoBuster and the dude
Buster Brown series: Buster Brown and the dude | Buster Brown series, scene II "Shows a millinery store in the shopping district, and Mrs. Brown with a lady friend, admiring the hats displayed in the window. Buster and Tige are standing in the foreground. A howling swell, leading a small dog bedecked with ribbons, recognizes Mrs. Brown and stops to chat. Buster becomes impatient, tugs at his mamma's dress, and endeavors to hurry her; but the dude waves...
- Contributor: Porter, Edwin S. - Outcault, Richard Felton - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1904
Film, VideoBowery waltz From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Shows James T. Kelly and Dorothy Kent, of Waite's Comedy Company, in the famous "Bowery dance." The dancers are dressed in costumes characteristic to the surroundings, and the dance as shown is an exact reproduction. The subject shows many humorous situations, is clear, sharp, and the figures show full life size. Suitable for coloring.
- Contributor: Heise, William - Kelly, James T. - Kent, Dorothy - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1897
Film, Video[Brigadier General Jeremiah Cutler Sullivan of Co. E, 6th Indiana Infantry Regiment, 13th Indiana Infantry Regiment, and General Staff U.S. Volunteers Infantry Regiment in uniform] Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).
- Date: 1861
Film, VideoW.S.S. Thriftettes
W.S.S. Thriftettes, save and buy | W.S.S Thriftettes war bond drive | WSS Thriftettes | War savings stamps Thriftettes A promotion for war savings stamps, reputed here to help confine Germany's Kaiser to a circus cage.
- Contributor: Felton, Paul M. - Felton Art Studio - Bdf Films (Firm) - Miscellaneous Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1918
Film, VideoThe 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, Video2 a.m. in the subway
Two a.m. in the subway Opens on a set of a subway platform, with two tracks on either side and stairs leading up to the exit. A policeman stretches and wearily sits on a box or crate, as a uniformed conductor awaits a train. A subway car arrives on the left side of the platform and the conductor opens the door. A well-dressed man with a cigar in his...
- Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1905
Film, VideoJack Greenberg oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New York, New York, 2011-07-18. Jack Greenberg remembers attending Columbia University Law School, working for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, and arguing the Brown v. Board of Education case. He discusses working on many other civil rights cases, such as Coke v. City of Atlanta, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, and Griggs v. Duke Power.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Greenberg, Jack
- Date: 2011-07-18
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