U. S. N. Dept., boat race--"Indiana" | Boat race "Indiana"
Two standard U.S. Navy eight-oar pulling boats, each commanded by a coxswain at the steering position in the stern, are seen abeam of one another. At a signal, both pulling boats begin moving and it can be seen that the camera was positioned on a vessel following the two competing pulling boats. The camera stays with the two boats until their destination is disclosed ...
Bitzer, G. W. - McCutcheon, Wallace - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Joyce Carol Oates: 2016 National Book Festival
Joyce Carol Oates discusses her memoir "The Lost Landscape: A Writer's Coming of Age" and "The Man Without a Shadow: A Novel" with Ron Charles from the Washington Post at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Musicians from Marlboro
Two "Musicians from Marlboro" concerts during the 2015-2016 season make a bow to the Library's historic relationship with the Marlboro Festival and its founders, evoking concerts performed here by Adolph Busch, Rudolf Serkin, Marcel Moyse and other festival luminaries. This program is built around Krzysztof Penderecki's 1993 Quartet for clarinet and string trio. Meditative and nostalgic, with a final movement marked Abschied ("Farewell"), the ...
Built with Faith: Place Making and the Religious Imagination in Italian New York
This presentation examines how Italian Americans create and use vernacular architecture, material culture, and ceremonial display to inscribe meaning on New York City's religious and cultural landscapes. Yard shrines, sidewalk altars, Christmas displays, and other creative productions transform everyday urban space into unique, communal sites of religiosity. Sciorra is especially interested in how people remember, imagine, and interpret the city, as well as people's ...
Sciorra, Joseph - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Vivian Ann Davidson Hewitt: The One and Only
Vivian Ann Davidson Hewitt, who, among other achievements, was the first African-American president of the Special Libraries Association (1978-1979), has written an autobiographical history of her remarkable life, called "The One and Only."
Hewitt, Vivian Ann Davidson
Building a harbor at San Pedro
Building a harbor at San Pedro, California
From Edison films catalog: This picture was secured from a launch furnished by Mr. Eager, President of the California Construction Co., who are fulfilling this
Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years
Patricia Sullivan discussed her book "Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from The Civil Rights Years" in a program sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center. As a privileged white Southern woman, Durr (1903-1999) was an unlikely yet monumental champion of civil rights. "Freedom Writer" is a collection of her letters during three decades of struggle for racial equality. In 1951, returning to ...
Danielle Allen: 2015 National Book Festival
Danielle Allen discusses "Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Susan Hirsch Discusses Her Book on Terrorism and Grief
Anthropologist Susan F. Hirsch discussed her book, "In the Moment of Greatest Calamity: Terrorism, Grief and a Victim's Quest for Justice," in a program sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center. On Aug. 7, 1998, bombs exploded at U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Hirsch, who was running an errand inside the embassy at Dar es Salaam, survived the blast. ...
Imperialism, Self-Determination & the Rise of Human Rights
Decolonization was a human rights victory. But did its prime movers and ideologues conceive of it in terms of the "human rights" the United Nations declared, and eventually canonized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948? Was self-determination a human right in those early years -- and if not, when did it become one? This lecture by Samuel Moyn investigates and answers ...
Work & Transformation: Panels 5, 6 & 7
This symposium featured presentations by the 2010 recipients of the American Folklife Center's Archie Green Fellowships on their research and documentation of the culture and traditions of American workers in New York, Idaho, and Louisiana. Panels also included representatives of community-based documentation projects supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services concerning the role of America's libraries and museums as vibrant centers for ...
Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven ...
Barr, Christina L. - Boone, Mary L. - Bulger, Peggy A. - Chute, Mary L. - Cohn, D'vera - Correa, Jennifer - D'abate, Richard - Deloach, Lynda - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - Greenhouse, Steven - Groen, Jeffrey A. - Iyengar, Sunil - Loughran, Maureen - McCarl, Robert - Popovich, Mark G. - Ray, Joyce M. - Rogers, Nancy E. - Rothstein, Donna S. (Donna Suzann) - Semmel, Marsha L. - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Tabb, Derrick - Taft, Michael - Taylor, David Alan - Winick, Stephen D. - Wunder, Steve R. - Zeitlin, Steven J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Institute of Museum and Library Services (U.S.) - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History
Preserving Your Memories: Traditional & Digital Albums & Scrapbooks
Conservators highlighted basic preservation measures one can do at home for long-lasting albums and scrapbooks. They enumerated the pros and cons of dismantling old scrapbooks and albums in poor condition and discussed how to address condition problems. Digital archivists covered preservation considerations for digital scrapbooks and albums and staff from the Library's Veterans History Project shared information on how to participate in the Project.
Stories From Down Under: 2015 National Book Festival
Contemporary fiction writers Tony Birch and Ellen Van Neerven, along with social historian Bruce Pascoe introduce readings and understanding into the diversity of stories that make modern Australia -- both fact and fiction -- at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind
Part of the Music and the Brain series, "The Icelandic Edda: Myth and the Mind -- Wagner, Tolkien, and Beyond" is presented by Hjalmar W. Hannesson, Ambassador of Iceland; Alexander Stein, psychoanalyst; and Taru Spiegel, European Division, Library of Congress.
Kids Euro: Baba Marta's Yarn
Julia Tasheva spun a tale about welcoming the coming of Spring with two of Bulgaria's most famous characters, Pizho and Penda for visiting students from Stoddert Elementary School in the District of Columbia. This program was presented in collaboration with the Kids Euro Festival of the European Union.