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  • Film, Video
    Logging in Maine The subject is the movement of cut timber from the forest to the mill. The few scenes that make up the film are loggers performing the various operations necessary to prevent logs from jamming together. The men keep them headed with the flow of the water toward the lake on which the mill is located. The activities of approximately a dozen men were photographed.
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
  • Film, Video
    Irving Fine & the American Woodwind Quintet Nicholas Alexander Brown discusses Irving Fine and the American Woodwind Quintet as part of the Library's celebration of the composer's 100th birthday Irving Fine, described by Aaron Copland as "the greatest of us all." A leading voice in the American Neoclassical School, Fine was a member of the Boston Group of composers--Arthur Berger, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss and Harold Shapero--who were key ...
    • Contributor: Brown, Nicholas Alexander
    • Date: 2014-12-02
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    Eric Fanning & the Future of the US Army A discussion with Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning about the future of the U.S. Army.
    • Contributor: Fanning , Eric
    • Date: 2016-11-22
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    Floyd Cooper Author Floyd Cooper speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Cooper, Floyd
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Opening ceremonies, St. Louis exposition
    [Louisiana Purchase Exposition]
    The principal buildings surrounding the square at the St. Louis Exposition are shown in a nearly 360-degree pan. The last portion of the film was photographed over the heads of spectators cheering the dedication speaker.
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video
    James Madison & the Social Utility of Religion: Risks vs. Rewards James Hudson discussed the role of religion in the life of James Madison at this a symposium celebrating the 250th anniversary of Madison's birth. Thomas Jefferson overshadowed his close friend and coadjutor James Madison in many ways, but in one, at least, Madison was demonstrably superior to his Monticello neighbor--in his ability to keep his religious views private. He divulged so much about so ...
    • Contributor: Hutson, James H.
    • Date: 2001-03-16
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    Generations of Samoan Culture & History Rep. Aumua Amata, American Samoa's third Member of Congress and the first woman elected to the House American Samoa, discussed Samoan culture and history. Also generations of Samoan culture were illustrated by items found in a variety of Library collections.
    • Date: 2016-04-27
  • Film, Video
    Lauren Myracle: 2011 National Book Festival Lauren Myracle appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Myracle, Lauren
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Assessing Options for Large Collections I (morning) (Morning Session) This symposium reviewed current best-practice preservation options of mass deacidification and environmental control for preserving large-scale legacy collections, and addressed current best-practice options for managing and preserving large-scale digital collections. Leaders knowledgeable about these options, including lifecycle costs, provided this overview.
    • Date: 2011-03-15
  • Film, Video
    Rivalry & Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America Christopher Darnton reviews his comparative study of the nature of conflict between Latin American states during the Cold War and provides a counterintuitive and shrewd explanation of why diplomacy does or doesn't work. Specifically, he develops a theory that shows how the parochial interests of state bureaucracies can overwhelm national leaders' foreign policy initiatives and complicate regional alliances.
    • Contributor: Darnton, Christopher
    • Date: 2014-06-26
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    Sally Squires: 2006 National Book Festival Sally Squires speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Squires, Sally
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Film, Video
    The artist's dilemma
    Artist's dilemma, or What he saw in a nightmare | What he saw in a nightmare | Artist's dilemma, or, What he saw in a nightmare
    From Edison films catalog: The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist asleep in his chair. A large old fashioned clock opens and a young lady comes out and awaking the artist, requests him to paint her picture. While the artist is executing the work a clown comes down from the clock, takes in the situation and begins to make love to the ...
    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America
    • Date: 1901
  • Film, Video
    A day with Thomas A. Edison A six-part documentary recording the 74-year-old Edison's collaborations with his staff, conversations with industrial leaders, and supervision of the factory's production line. The majority of the film (parts 3, 4, and 5) chronicles Edison's trip to the incandescent light bulb factory and details its manufacturing process.
    • Contributor: Schroeder, A. - General Electric Company - Bray Studios - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1922
  • Film, Video
    Poetry, Publishing & Race Poets and editors discuss the ways poetry helps navigate race in contemporary American culture.
    • Date: 2016-10-18
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    Island in a Storm: A Rising Sea, A Vanishing Coast and a Nineteenth Century Disaster That Warns of a Warmer World In the mid-19th century, the Isle Derniere was emerging as an exclusive summer resort near the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. About 100 miles from New Orleans, it attracted the most prominent members of antebellum Louisiana society. Without warning, on Aug. 10, 1856, a ferocious hurricane swept across the island, killing half of its 400 inhabitants. Sallenger traces the link between the environmental ...
    • Contributor: Sallenger, Abby
    • Date: 2010-03-16
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    From Terra to Terabytes: Scientific Cartography & The Future of Cartography & Geodesign (Afternoon, Day 2) Day Two, afternoon sessions of the annual conference of the Philip Lee Phillips Map Society of the Library of Congress, established in 1995 as an association of collectors, geographers, historians and map enthusiasts, with a shared interest in supporting the programs and activities of the Library's Geography and Map Division. Speakers (including Jill Desimini, Laura Kurgan, John Hessler and Douglas Richardson) presented a sweeping ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-05-16
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    Cancelling machine, U.S.P.O. The camera that photographed this film, built around the operation of cancelling mail, was placed high enough to include not only the machine and its operation but also the man who was making it work. During the film, a large number of envelopes are worked through the machine by an operator.
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    Gary Soto
    • Contributor: Soto, Gary
    • Date: 2001-09-08
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    Library Accessibility: Facilities, Programs and Services The Library hosted a panel discussion, "Library Accessibility: Facilities, Programs and Services," as part of its celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month. Presentations were given by John, P.S. Salmen, America Institute of Architects; Nancy Davenport, DC Public Libraries; and Rosemary Kelly, LC Reference Roundtable. They discussed three important aspects of accommodation and universal design in libraries today.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-10-17
  • Collection
    Steve Meisner Band Accordion polka concert with the Steve Meisner Band.
    • Contributor: Meisner, Steve - Pryor, Anne - Steve Meisner Band - American Folklife Center - Wisconsin Arts Board - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2010-08-25
  • Film, Video
    [People in front of stone structure] 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
    Tunisia: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women's Emancipation A symposium titled "Tunisia: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women's Emancipation" was sponsored jointly by the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of Tunisia. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor made a special presentation. The other speakers included Alifa Chaabane Farouk, Hayet Laouni and Mounira Charrad.
    • Date: 2006-11-30
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Theodore Roosevelt Jr and his wife Eleanor Butler Alexander Roosevelt at a formal dinner] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
  • Film, Video
    Love Songs: The Hidden History Ted Gioia discussed the history of love songs in the human experience, ranging from ancient civilizations to current popular culture.
    • Contributor: Gioia, Ted
    • Date: 2016-02-11
  • Film, Video
    Auto boat race on the Hudson "The new-fangled high-speed launches which are now the fad of sporting millionaires make an admirable subject for the moving picture camera, and this film shows the best of them in a race for the American championship, the prize being a massive solid gold cup. Among the boats shown are W.K. Vanderbilt, Jr.'s "Hard Boiled Egg," "The Standard," which won the championship, and has never ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc
    • Date: 1904