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    Jazz Scholar Ingrid Monson Interview Jazz curator Larry Appelbaum interviews Library of Congress Jazz Scholar Ingrid Monson as part of her residency at the Library. They discuss Monson's research, writing, and the jazz collections at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Monson, Ingrid
    • Date: 2017-03-01
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    A Slave in the White House Elizabeth Dowling Taylor has used correspondence, legal documents and journal entries rarely seen before to write "A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons."
    • Contributor: Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
    • Date: 2012-02-07
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    Cuban volunteers embarking Men carrying rifles and bedrolls boarding ship via gangway.
    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Atlantic City floral parade
    Floral parade, Atlantic City
    Views of a parade down an Atlantic City street lined with crowds of spectators--some people watching from roofs--children, women in long skirts, many moustached men wearing hats. Shows uniformed men marching, boys pulling a small floral float with a woman riding in it, an elaborate float with a girl in it being pushed by a man, more small floats (decorated chairs?) with children, two ...
    • Contributor: Waters, Percival L. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Kleine (George) Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers Smithsonian curator and historian Tom D. Crouch discussed his new book, "Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers: A History of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and What Came Before," in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. "Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers" is an account of the significant contributions the AIAA and its predecessor organizations have made to the evolution of flight. ...
    • Contributor: Crouch, Tom
    • Date: 2006-04-25
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    Rep. Jim Clyburn Delivers the 2009 Keynote Address for Africa... In recognition of African American History Month, Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) Majority Whip of the House, delivered the Library's 2009 keynote address. The 2009 theme for the month was Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas. This year's celebration coincided with the centenary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The Library holds more than five million records of ...
    • Contributor: Clyburn, Jim
    • Date: 2009-02-04
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    The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Talmud in its Sasanian Context Although the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, has been a text central and vital to the Jewish canon since the Middle Ages, the context in which it was produced has been poorly understood. Delving deep into Sasanian material culture and literary remains, Shai Secunda pieces together the dynamic world of late antique Iran, providing an unprecedented and accessible overview of the world that shaped the ...
    • Contributor: Secunda, Shai
    • Date: 2014-07-22
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    Blind Boys of Alabama II "Keep the Devil in the Hole" Blind Boys of Alabama perform "Keep the Devil in the Hole" at the Library of Congress, June 5, 2002. Forms part of the The Blind Boys of Alabama Concert Collection. videorecording | videorecording ; 4 min | Homegrown Concert Series (Source). Forms part of The Blind Boys of Alabama Concert Collection. (Source Note). June 5, 2002. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Blind Boys of Alabama - Fountain, Clarence - Carter, Jimmy Lee
    • Date: 2002
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    Steven McNichols oral history interview conducted by David P....
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - McNichols, Steven
    • Date: 2013-03-01

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    The Quebe Sisters Band: Texas Fiddle & Swing Concert by the Quebe Sisters Band, composed of Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe (pronounced Kway-bee), who all sing and play the fiddle, and the Clark twins, Penny Lea (guitar and mandolin) and Katy Lou (banjo, piano and accordion). They perform a refreshing blend of Texas-style fiddling, vintage country, bluegrass and jazz and swing standards.
    • Contributor: Quebe Sisters Band - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2014-08-20
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    Doris Kearns Goodwin: 2006 National Book Festival Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Kearns Goodwin, Doris
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Classified as White: Historical Insights into the Racial Clas... Randa A. Kayyali from the Elliott School for International Affairs at George Washington University spoke about the intersections of religion and race for immigrants in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century.
    • Contributor: Kayyali, Randa A.
    • Date: 2015-11-04
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    Poetry Out Loud: 2012 National Book Festival The Poetry Out Loud program pays a visit to the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Out Loud, Poetry
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    Mercy Watson 10th Anniversary: 2015 National Book Festival At the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., author Kate DiCamillo hosted a 30-minute Q&A featuring the award-winning Mercy Watson series for early readers and the new spinoff books featuring more stories from Mercy’s world. The presentation included a improvised musical and comedy program by Story Pirates, inspired by the series and based on ideas from audience, exploring themes of unconventional ...
    • Contributor: Dicamillo, Kate
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Ted Kooser Ted Kooser reads from his poetry at the 2004 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Kooser, Ted
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Lying, Stealing, and Other Theatrical Crimes: Molnar's The De... This lecture draws on material found in the Library of Congress's Minnie Maddern Fiske Collection to offer a case study of the events surrounding the acquisition, translation, and production of Ferenc Molnar's play "The Devil" (Az Ordog) by two rival American theatre managers, Henry W. Savage and Harrison Grey Fiske. In the aftermath of a dismal theatre season following the Panic of 1907, both ...
    • Contributor: Schweitzer, Marlis
    • Date: 2009-11-19
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    Japanese village At the beginning of the film, at a distance of about one-hundred feet, is a two-story building with a balcony, some tropical plants, and a telephone pole. A young Japanese man appears directly in front of the camera. He is accompanied by two small Japanese boys attired in tight knee britches and rather loose sleeved blouses. The three of them exhibit their gymnastic powers ...
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    Ambassador Johnnie Carson: 40 Years of Dedication to Africa Ambassador Johnnie Carson took part in a discussion of his career in the U.S. State Department.
    • Contributor: Carson, Johnnie
    • Date: 2011-12-08
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    Walt Whitman: Literary Birthday Celebration Poets Joshua Beckman and Stanley Plumly celebrate the birthday of American poet Walt Whitman by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.
    • Date: 2012-05-31
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    Stephenie Meyer: 2006 National Book Festival Stephenie Meyer speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Meyer, Stephanie
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Arrival of the Governor General, Lord Minto, at Quebec
    Arrival of Governor General Lord Minto at Quebec | Arrival of Governor General, Lord Minto at Quebec
    From Edison films catalog: This picture shows the Governor General, the Earl of Minto, accompanied by the Countess of Minto and their household, crossing the river in ice canoes. On the Quebec side the canoes find a solid ledge of ice projecting about 200 yards from the wharf, and over this the blanket clad snow shoers haul the Governor, his wife and guests. A ...
    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    Alice McDermott: 2014 National Book Festival Alice McDermott appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: McDermott, Alice
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Gwendolyn M. Patton oral history interview conducted by Josep...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Patton, Gwendolyn M
    • Date: 2011-06-01

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    Literature to Life: Zora! Zora Neale Hurston was one of the most important and celebrated figures to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. Outspoken, spirited and gifted, Ms. Hurston was the most prolific African-American woman writer of the 1930's. Adapted from the theatrical biography of her life by Laurence Holder, this performance brings to life her story. A production of the American Place Theatre.
    • Date: 2004-01-29
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    David Wroblewski: 2009 National Book Festival New York Times best-selling author David Wroblewski appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Wroblewski, David
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    [Woman talking to men] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    John Lewis Gaddis: 2012 National Book Festival John Lewis Gaddis appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Gaddis, John Lewis
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    Loving vs. Virginia Patricia Hruby Powell and Shadra Strickland discussed their book for young people, "Loving vs. Virginia" about a famous legal case that cleared the way for interracial marriage in the United States. The event was supported by the Jonah S. Eskin Memorial Fund of the Library of Congress. The fund was established to honor the late son of Marcia and Barnet Eskin.
    • Date: 2017-05-03
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    Education in Kurdistan Idris Hadi Salih, minister of higher education of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, presents a lecture on education in Iraqi Kurdisan in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
    • Contributor: Hadi Salih, Idris
    • Date: 2009-03-16
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    Cuban ambush From Edison films catalog: From the upper windows of a ruined mill the Cubans fire at a scouting party of Spaniards, who return the volley. Fine smoke effects. 50 feet. 7.50.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Tree growing on stone structure] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    Gail Godwin
    • Contributor: Godwin, Gail
    • Date: 2001-09-08
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Clearing in woods] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    International Literature: Andrés Neuman Spanish-Argentinian writer Andrés Neuman reads and discusses his forthcoming novel, "Talking to Ourselves."
    • Contributor: Neuman, Andr&eacute - S
    • Date: 2014-04-18
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    How About That! The Life of Mel Allen Stephen Borelli, baseball editor of USA Today Sports Weekly, discussed his new book, "How About That! The Life of Mel Allen," the first biography of Allen, one of the most famous sports broadcasters in American history. CNN's Larry King praised the volume as "a wonderful book about a wonderful life; I knew and loved Mel Allen and Borelli captures him in full measure." The ...
    • Contributor: Borelli, Stephen
    • Date: 2005-10-18
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    Domestic Engraving & European Letterpress: A Conversation wit... Gaylord Shanilec, Wisconsin wood engraver, talks about his intricately realized multi-colored engravings inspired by his rural Midwestern surroundings. Russell Maret, a New York-based private designer and letterpress printer, discusses the high and low corners of European alphabetical history for both form and content.
    • Date: 2012-10-04
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    Ali Mazrui Ali Mazrui discussed the state of contemporary African culture and post-independence literary production.
    • Contributor: Mazrui, Ali
    • Date: 2011-10-07
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    E.L. Doctorow: Book Fest 05 Author E.L. Doctorow at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Doctorow, E.L.
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    [Men and women] 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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    Special Libraries 2006: Change and Challenges in the Digital ... Bruce Rosenstein of the USA TODAY library discusses the current state of special libraries in the United States, focusing on trends, threats, opportunities and the impact of e-resources and technology. He also examines the personal qualities necessary for today's special librarian to succeed. These librarians must consider the implications of working for libraries affiliated with institutions that can close or drastically change at a ...
    • Contributor: Rosenstein, Bruce
    • Date: 2006-05-15
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    Reintegration of Refugee Women in Post-Conflict Liberia Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso discussed her research on ethical dilemmas and gender factors that affect returnee refugee women in Liberia.
    • Contributor: Yacob-Haliso, Olajumoke
    • Date: 2016-10-13
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    John Irving: Book Fest 05 Author John Irving at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Irving, John
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Two Thousand Flutes An introduction to the Library's remarkable Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection: meet a few of the Library's nearly 2,000 instruments in this lecture-recital featuring flutist Lorna McGhee of the Pittsburgh Symphony, pianist Ryo Yanagitani of the S&R Foundation, and musical instrument curator Carol Lynn Ward Bamford. Produced in association with the S&R Foundation.
    • Date: 2015-05-02
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    [Woman with three men and sheep, Afghanistan] 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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    Christian Wiman: Book Fest 05 Author and poet Christian Wiman at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Wiman, Christian
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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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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    James L. Swanson: 2011 National Book Festival James L. Swanson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Swanson, James L.
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Latina Storyteller Oral History This oral history followed an event, not recorded, in which Carmen Agra Deedy and Karla Campillo-Soto shared their own stories of growing up Cuban and Mexican, respectively, in small-town U.S.A.
    • Date: 2016-04-07
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    Sharia in the West? What Place for Faith-Based Family Laws in... Legal scholar John Witte Jr. discusses how Western legal systems grapple with non-state-based, family-law systems such as Sharia, Halacha and Canon Law. Witte predicts that the Western-legal-system handling of Sharia will become hotly politicized in America in the next few years, as has happened recently in Canada and the United Kingdom. He believes scholarship can aid in widening the conversation surrounding a potentially inflammatory ...
    • Contributor: Witte Jr., John
    • Date: 2012-11-01
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    World War I Symposium Gerard Toal (Virginia Tech), Paul Miller (McDaniel College) and retired US Ambassador Jacques Paul Klein discuss the territorial and ethnic conflicts that led to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, and how Europe's great powers over-reacted, leading to "the Great War." The speakers then show how the First World War has affected the subsequent history of Europe, through ...
    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-09-16
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    New Ideas of Music Ownership & the Musical Life of the Kïsêdjê The introduction of ideas taken from international intellectual property regimes to communities of indigenous peoples can lead to serious repercussions. This presentation discusses some of the results of the arrival new ideas and language about music and ceremonial ownership on central aspects of the musical, artistic, and economic life of a group of Brazilian Indians known in the literature as the Suyá, but who ...
    • Contributor: Seeger, Anthony - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015-04-08
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    Kim Addonizio: Book Fest 05 Author and poet Kim Addonizio at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Addonizio, Kim
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Parker String Quartet with Kikuei Ikeda, Viola The 2013 Stradivari Anniversary Concert featured the Parker String Quartet and violist Kikuei Ikeda performing on the Library's Stradivari instruments. The quartet performed Mendelssohn's String Quartet no. 3 in D major, op. 44, no. 1, and Shostakovich's String Quartet no. 9. They were joined by Kikuei Ikeda for the Dvorak String Quintet in E-flat major, op. 97.
    • Date: 2013-12-18
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    Scholarfest S5: Right/Wrong: Perspectives on Notions & Morality As part of the two-day celebration of the 15th anniversary of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, five 10-minute rapid-fire "lightning conversations," followed by 30 minutes of moderated Q+A, covered perspectives on notions and morality.
    • Date: 2015-06-11
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    The Dexter Gordon Collection at the Library of Congress Considered one of the world's greatest tenor saxophonists, jazz legend Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) was once quoted as saying, "Jazz to me is a living music. It's a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people." The Library of Congress has taken steps to ensure the survival of Gordon's musical heritage by acquiring more than a thousand items ...
    • Contributor: Gordon, Maxine
    • Date: 2010-04-16
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    Chronicling America and Building the National Digital Newspap... The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP), a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Library of Congress, is a long-term effort to create and provide permanent access to a searchable database of U.S. newspapers and digitized pages, selected for their historic content and value. The initial version of this rich digital resource is available from the Library of Congress Web site ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-11-06
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    Gail Buckley
    • Contributor: Buckley, Gail
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction: 2015 National... Louise Erdrich receives the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. She discusses her work with Marie Arana, co-director of the festival.
    • Contributor: Erdrich, Louise
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    [Men standing on wood platform, Southeast Asia] 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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    Butchering Hogs (ca. 1945)
    • Contributor: Stewart, Leslie J.
    • Date: 1945
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    Babies rolling eggs
    Egg rolling at the White House.
    "Some small children in winter clothing face the camera in a semicircle. They throw what appear to be eggs down the incline toward the camera position. From left and right of the camera, a great number of young boys scramble for the eggs. Many close-ups and mass photographs of the activities are then shown"--Early motion pictures.
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1902
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    Torpedo boat "Morris" running
    U.S. torpedo boat "Morris" running at full speed | Torpedo boat "Morris" running under full speed
    "This scene was taken at Newport, R. I., and shows this wonderful torpedo boat running at the rate of thirty miles an hour. When the boat came in front of the camera it discharged a gigantic Whitehead torpedo, which is seen to dive into the water like an enormous fish. 75 feet"--Edison films catalog.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Conversation with Frederic Rzewski & Charlton Lee David Plylar interviews composer Frederic Rzewski and violist Charlton Lee of the Del Sol String Quartet about their collaboration at the Library of Congress. Rzewski received a Library of Congress McKim Fund commission for "Satires," a work for violin and piano. The world premiere was given at the Library of Congress with Rzewski on piano and violinist Jennifer Koh on April 30, 2016.
    • Date: 2016-04-30
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    The Digital Traces of User-generated Content: How Social Medi... Katrin Weller argues that big data from social media and online communication channels are valuable sources which need to be understood now in order to be preserved effectively for future historians.
    • Contributor: Weller, Katrin
    • Date: 2015-05-14
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    Childs Play: The Judaization of Adolescence in 20th-Century A... Jenna Weissman Joselit delivers a lecture titled "Child's Play: The Judaization of Adolescence in 20th-Century America."
    • Contributor: Joselit, Jenna Weissman
    • Date: 2010-05-13
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    How I Found my Jewish American Family Daniel Horowitz spoke about how to conduct genealogy research in a program cosponsored with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington.
    • Contributor: Horowitz, Daniel
    • Date: 2017-05-08
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    Pati Jinich: 2016 National Book Festival Pati Jinich discusses "Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens" at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Jinich, Pati
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Judith Martin
    • Contributor: Martin, Judith
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (Spanish) 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. (Spanish language version)
    • Date: 2010-11-19
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    Young Learners Explore Library of Congress Images This presentation describes research-informed strategies to foster early childhood and primary grade students' multiple literacies through the developmentally appropriate use of primary sources from the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2015-10-28
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    Jenny Han: 2015 National Book Festival Jenny Han discusses "P.S. I Still Love You" appears at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Han, Jenny
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties ... Political events in the United States often have unintended consequences for American politics and for the country as a whole. The long-term consequences of the Panama Canal debates of the 1970s was examined by Adam Clymer, former chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, who discussed his book, "Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of ...
    • Contributor: Clymer, Adam
    • Date: 2008-05-22
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    Clerks tying bags, U.S.P.O. Two employees of the Post Office Department are removing stacks of letters from the aperatures in the "case" or cabinet and tying them into bundles. They then throw the tied envelopes into the appropriate sacks.
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    The Sufi Ritual in the New Theater Sudanese actor and director Ali Mahdi discusses how theater, music and drama have an invaluable role in promoting dialogue and supporting peacekeeping processes.
    • Contributor: Mahdi, Ali
    • Date: 2013-06-19
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    Boat race
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - McCutcheon, Wallace - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
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    Haiti and the Aftermath: Actions, Vision & a Plan Chavennes Jean-Baptiste, founder of the Peasant Movement of Papay, addressed how his organization is responding to the earthquake in Haiti.
    • Contributor: Jean-Baptiste, Chavennes
    • Date: 2010-09-27
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    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.
    • Contributor: Oates , Joyce Carol
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Contributor: Bradford, Barbara Taylor
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella: 2012 National Book Fe... Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella appear at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    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 ...
    • Date: 2016-01-20
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    Tony Horwitz: 2008 National Book Festival Journalist Tony Horwitz speaks at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Horwitz, Tony
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Jeffrey Brown: 2013 National Book Festival Jeffrey Brown appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Brown, Jeffrey
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Built with Faith: Place Making and the Religious Imagination ... 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 ...
    • Contributor: Sciorra, Joseph - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-09-23
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    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."
    • Contributor: Hewitt, Vivian Ann Davidson
    • Date: 2011-05-23
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    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
    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1901
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    Records, Documents, and Stuff in the Digital Era This lecture focuses on Dr. Cox's teaching on "understanding" information and his other work on electronic records management and archival appraisal.
    • Contributor: Cox, Richard J.
    • Date: 2003-03-07
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    Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil ... 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 ...
    • Contributor: Sullivan, Patricia
    • Date: 2006-03-30
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    A Digital Humanities Pathway to European Enlightenment: from ... The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe project uses database technology to map the trade of the Societe Typographique de Neuchatel (STN), a celebrated European publishing house that operated between 1769 and 1794. The STN's archives can be considered a representative source for studying the history of the book trade and dissemination of ideas in late Enlightenment Europe. The use of database technology with ...
    • Date: 2011-07-13
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    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.
    • Contributor: Allen, Danielle
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    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. ...
    • Contributor: Hirsch, Susan
    • Date: 2006-11-29
  • Film, Video
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Moyn, Samuel
    • Date: 2012-07-17
  • Collection
    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 ...
    • Contributor: 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
    • Date: 2010-12-07
  • Film, Video
    Preserving Your Memories: Traditional & Digital Albums & Scra... 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.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2013-04-24
  • Film, Video
    Sarah Vowell: 2011 National Book Festival Sarah Vowell appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Vowell, Sarah
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Film, Video
    G. Garvin: 2006 National Book Festival G. Garvin speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Garvin, G.
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Film, Video
    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.
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video
    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.
    • Date: 2010-01-28
  • Film, Video
    Sandra Cisneros: 2012 National Book Festival Sandra Cisneros appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Cisneros, Sandra
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Film, Video
    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.
    • Contributor: Tasheva , Julia
    • Date: 2015-11-15