Film, VideoMaureen Corrigan: 2015 National Book Festival Maureen Corrigan discusses "So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Corrigan, Maureen
- Date: 2015-09-05
Film, VideoChildren's Africana Book Award Winner Elizabeth Wein Elizabeth Wein presented her book "Black Dove, White Raven," in the Young Readers Center to sixth and seventh graders.
- Contributor: Wein, Elizabeth
- Date: 2016-10-16
Film, VideoOedipus in Brooklyn & Other Stories by Blume Lempel Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub discussed their translation of the Yiddish book, "Oedipus in Brooklyn" by Blume Lempel.
- Date: 2017-03-22
Film, VideoDoes My Bow Really Need a Passport? Travels & Travails of the Modern Musician Musicians, policy experts, and music industry professionals discuss current issues facing musicians while traveling: ivory regulations, carry-on instrument policies and artist visas.
- Date: 2014-12-18
Film, VideoPatricia MacLachlan
- Contributor: Maclachlan, Patricia
- Date: 2004-10-09
Film, VideoCandie Carawan and Guy Hughes Carawan oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in New Market, Tennessee, 2011-09-19. Candie Carawan recalls attending Fisk University as an exchange student and meeting civil rights activists in Nashville, Tennessee. She discusses meeting Guy Carawan at the Highlander Folk School, the importance of music to the civil rights movement, and Guy's work to record singers involved with the movement. The two perform several songs, including "Tree of Life," "Eyes on the Prize," and "We Shall Overcome."
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Carawan, Guy - Carawan, Candie
- Date: 2011-09-19
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Film, VideoHaynes Johnson
- Contributor: Johnson, Haynes
- Date: 2002-10-12
Film, VideoAssessing 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, VideoDanielle 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
Film, VideoThe Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray & the Story of a Forgotten Era The story of Daniel Alexander Payne Murray and the rise and fall of America's black upper class during the latter quarter of the 19th Century is the subject of a new book by Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, "The Original Black Elite: Daniel Murray and the Story of a Forgotten Era."
- Contributor: Taylor, Elizabeth Dowling
- Date: 2017-02-14
Film, VideoA Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Webcast U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who was a young civil-rights leader in 1963, opened the photo exhibition "A Day Like No Other: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington" at the Library of Congress.
- Contributor: Lewis, John
- Date: 2013-08-28
Film, VideoBagit: Transferring Content for Digital Preservation The Library of Congress's steadily growing digital collections arrive primarily over the network rather than on hardware media. But that data transfer can be difficult because different organizations have different policies and technologies. The Library - with the California Digital Library and Stanford University - has developed guidelines for creating and moving standardized digital containers, called "bags." A bag functions like a physical envelope...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2009-06-24
Film, VideoKing of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age In her fascinating new book, Kathryn Allamong Jacob tells the story "of how one man harnessed delicious food, fine wine and good conversation to the task of becoming the most influential lobbyist of the Gilded Age."
- Contributor: Allamong Jacob, Kathryn
- Date: 2010-02-23
Film, VideoLiving Languages: Preservation & Reclamation of Indigenous Languages Gabriela Peréz Báez discusses surmounting the challenges of linguistic and cultural revitalization. The Smithsonian Institution's Recovering Voices initiative provides source communities access to collections in federal cultural agencies, notably those at the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress, to foster community-based research for the purpose of language, culture and knowledge revitalization. The model enables collections-based research in a federal repository setting as well as...
- Contributor: Bá - Ez , Gabriela Peré - Z
- Date: 2016-11-17
Film, VideoSeparate Is Never Equal Duncan Tonatiuh discussed his children's book "Separate Is Never Equal," the story of Sylvia Mendez and her family's fight to end school segregation of Mexican Americans in California in 1947.
- Contributor: Tonatiuh, Duncan
- Date: 2015-09-17
Film, VideoTony Horwitz: 2012 National Book Festival Journalist and author Tony Horwitz appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Horwitz, Tony
- Date: 2012-09-22
Film, VideoRichard Price: 2008 National Book Festival Novelist and screen writer Richard Price appears at the National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Price, Richard
- Date: 2008-09-27
Film, VideoTim O'Brien
- Contributor: O'Brien, Tim
- Date: 2002-10-12
Film, VideoCompeting Medical Cultures or Close Collaborators? Islamic Medicine and Biomedicine in South Asia and the Middle East In this lecture, Kelly Pemberton discusses ways in which the relationship between various streams of knowledge and praxis surrounding Islamic tibb (medicine) in contemporary South Asia and the Middle East may be articulated. Drawing upon developments within Islamic Medicine during the last 30 years, she suggests a framework for investigating ongoing collaborations between biomedical practitioners and proponents of tibb, focusing on three manifestations of...
- Contributor: Pemberton, Kelly
- Date: 2009-06-17
Film, VideoFrederick Douglass Family Initiatives Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives kicked off its "One Million Abolitionists Project" where the organization leaders presents copies of Douglass' first autobiography to one million students. Published in 1845, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave" was Douglass's first and most popular autobiography and contradicted the racist mythology promoted by the business of slavery and helped turn the tide toward emancipation. Frederick...
- Date: 2017-02-27
Film, VideoJohn Grisham: 2009 National Book Festival International best-selling author John Grisham appears at the National Book Festival.
- Contributor: Grisham, John
- Date: 2009-09-26
Film, VideoCataloging Principles and RDA: Resource Description and Access The second in a series on RDA: Resource Description and Access, the next generation cataloging code designed for the digital environment. This presentation deals with the cataloging principles that have influenced the development of RDA; the challenges they present to the international sharing of bibliographic and authority data; and the challenges they present to the developers of RDA.
- Contributor: Tillett, Barbara
- Date: 2008-06-10
Film, VideoDana Gioia
- Contributor: Gioia, Dana
- Date: 2004-10-09
Film, VideoDeath, Rebirth and Being Human in Tibetan Buddhism In this talk, Frances Garrett, David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality, considers images of dying, the afterlife and rebirth, and notions of human embodiment and personhood, in Tibetan Buddhist literature, art and medicine. He argues that the use of knowledge about dying and birth in Buddhist meditation compels us to revise our understanding of the categories of medicine and religion. Tibetan medical...
- Contributor: Garrett, Frances
- Date: 2008-08-12
Film, VideoCarter Family Tribute In honor of Janette Carter's achievement as a performer and an organizer, the American Folklife Center present a Carter Family Tribute Concert, featuring prominent country and old-time musicians, hosted by Joe Wilson, former director of the National Council for Traditional Arts, as part of the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series.
- Contributor: Carter Family
- Date: 2005-09-20