Film, VideoArrival 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
Film, VideoRuth Crawford Seeger, Modernist Composer in the Folk Revival: Biography as Music History In the first of a Music Division lecture series presenting members of the American Musicological Society who have completed research in the division's unique collections, Judith Tick discusses aspects of her work on composer Ruth Crawford Seeger. She introduces Seeger's training as a musician and composer, her work collecting folk songs and her role as wife and mother. In Tick's words, "As life and ...
- Contributor: Tick, Judith
- Date: 2008-03-26
Film, VideoFrom Ptolemy to Pilgrimage: Images of Late Antiquity in Geography, Travel & Cartography A survey of Greek and Latin geographical tradition during Late Antiquity (c. 200-600 CE), when various genres of travel narrative rose to prominence. Scott Johnson links this mode of writing to the transition from a pagan/Greco-Roman world to a Christian one as new ways of explaining the known world mixed the classical inheritance with biblical and early Christian history. This mixture was to influence ...
- Contributor: Johnson, Scott
- Date: 2011-06-09
Film, VideoDemons of the Mind: Ebb and Flow in the Sea of Sadness, Part 1 The Office of Scholarly Programs, in conjunction with the Dana Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies and the National Institute of Mental Health, sponsored a two-day conference, "Demons of the Mind: 21st Century Science vs. Depression," bringing together top neuroscientists and mental health experts to discuss mental depression.
- Date: 2006-04-19
Film, VideoBARD Mobile iOS: How to Navigate an Audiobook Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to navigate an audiobook with the BARD Mobile app for iOS devices.
- Contributor: Dixon, Judy
- Date: 2013-09-01
Film, VideoThe Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel II, part 1 Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against ...
- Date: 2007-12-08
Film, VideoThe Early Herblock Scholar Warren Bernard discussed Herb Block's early life and the rise of his career as a political cartoonist in one of several outreach programs for the "Herblock!" exhibition at the Library of Congress.
- Contributor: Bernard, Warren
- Date: 2009-10-30
Film, VideoBerlioz, Charles Munch & the Boston Symphony Orchestra Musicologist D. Kern Holoman discusses the role of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Charles Munch in bringing French orchestral literature--particularly the music by Hector Berlioz--to the United States.
- Contributor: Holoman, D. Kern
- Date: 2015-11-10
Film, VideoNewsDiffs: Tracking Online News Over Time The Internet has ushered in a 24-hour news cycle, and newspapers often hastily publish articles. While print editions run once, several subsequent versions can be published online. Many changes are innocuous, but significant edits can happen without a record of any changes. This briefing on NewsDiffs, the go-to site for referencing and tracking silent changes to online articles, discussed example changes and the research ...
- Contributor: Price, Eric
- Date: 2014-02-20
Film, VideoJoan Trumpauer Mulholland oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Arlington, Virginia, 2013-03-17.
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Dittmer, John - Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer
- Date: 2013-03-17
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Film, VideoJulia Matilda Burns oral history interview conducted by John Dittmer in Tchula, Mississippi, 2013-03-13. Julia Matilda Burns describes her experience in segregated schools in Humphreys County, Mississippi, where she grew up. After becoming a teacher at Marshall High School in Belzoni, Mississippi, she began to take notice of the Civil Rights Movement, but her involvement was limited because she did not want to lose her job. Burns describes protests by whites against school desegregation in Tchula, Mississippi, and ...
- Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Dittmer, John - Burns, Julia Matilda
- Date: 2013-03-13
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Film, VideoU.S. cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade
United States cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade | US cruiser "Olympia" leading naval parade | U. S. cruiser "Olympia" firing salute "We equipped eight parties on the occasion of Admiral Dewey's arrival in New York Harbor, Wednesday, September 27th, 1899, and secured the following excellent moving pictures of the Admiral and his great ship, together with the stirring events of Dewey Day, September 29th, the day of the Naval Parade"--Edison films catalog. The "Olympia", at the head of Admiral Dewey's naval parade steams up the ...
- Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Dewey, George
- Date: 1899
Film, VideoElmer Kelton and Lucia St. Clair Robson: 2006 National Book Festival Elmer Kelton speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
- Date: 2006-09-30
Film, VideoHistory of Educa Vision Leaders of the pioneering educational publishing company "Educa Vision" recorded an oral history of their enterprise. Speakers were founder and publisher Fequiere Vilsaint, author and vice-president Maude Heurtelou and Carol Hollander, editor of the firm's Caribbean Studies Press. Established upon a fundamental commitment to recognize, build upon and develop the linguist and cultural asset that is a Haitian-Creole speaking child's native language, the press ...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2011-06-13
Film, VideoUncle Josh at the moving picture show "Here we present a side-splitter. Uncle Josh occupies a box at a vaudeville theatre, and a moving picture show is going on. First there appears upon the screen a dancer. Uncle Josh jumps to the stage and endeavors to make love to her, but she flits away, and immediately there appears upon the screen the picture of an express train running at sixty miles ...
- Contributor: Manley, Charles - Porter, Edwin S. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Date: 1902
CollectionDecoration Day in the Mountains Decoration Day is a late spring or summer tradition that involves cleaning community cemeteries, decorating them with flowers, holding religious services in cemeteries, and having dinner on the ground. These commemorations seem to predate the post-Civil-War celebrations that ultimately gave us our national Memorial Day. Little has been written about this tradition, but it is still practiced widely throughout the Upland South, from North ...
- Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
- Date: 2011-07-07
Film, VideoGolden Moments in Sports Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ron Barr has interviewed some of the most legendary sports figures in the history of athletic competition, including John Wooden, Dale Earnhardt, Mickey Mantle, R.A. Dickey, Willie Mays, Bill Russell, Bonnie Blair, Jim Brown and Joe Frazier. Barr brings his charismatic interview style to a unique roundtable discussion of his historic conversations and the Library's acquisition of the Sports Byline archive. ...
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2014-03-14
Film, Video[No caption] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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, VideoBibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Update Forum, June 2014 The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is a major community challenge to provide an alternative to the deeply embedded MARC formats that will be more compatible with the Internet and linked data environment, and that offers new opportunities to leverage information. This update at the Annual Meeting of the American Library Association in Las Vegas, Nev., shares information on current developments as work continues on ...
- Date: 2014-06-29
Film, VideoReflections from South Africa: Libraries and Society Change Ellen R. Tise, president-elect (2007-2009) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), gave an informative presentation on the transformation of libraries and the library profession in South Africa titled "Reflections from South Africa: Libraries and Societal Change." The lunchtime program opened up the Library of Congress' African American History Month celebration.
- Contributor: Tise, Ellen
- Date: 2008-02-04
Film, VideoElmer Dixon oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Seattle, Washington, Elmer Dixon discusses his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Seattle, Washington, where he marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., and heard Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader Stokely Carmichael speak. At 17 he met Black Panthers Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in Oakland and established, with his brother Aaron Dixon as Defense Captain, the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. Dixon discusses his ...
- Contributor: Dixon, Elmer - Cline, David P. - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
- Date: 2013
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Film, VideoSnow Byte & the Seven Formats: A Digital Preservation Fairy Tale From the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, the never-before published tale of Snow Byte and the Seven Formats.
- Contributor: Various
- Date: 2013-06-24
Film, VideoLove 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, VideoMy Irish Song of Songs Janet McKinney explores Irish-American identity in popular song and musical theater, as evidenced in the sheet music and recording collections at the Library of Congress.
- Contributor: McKinney, Janet
- Date: 2016-03-15
Film, VideoBooks in Translation Panel: 2014 National Book Festival Ever wonder what it takes to translate a great work of literature from another language into English? Why are translators the unsung heroes of the literary world? What can we learn from their deep dive into the words of writers outside our borders? Amy Stolls moderated a discussion with author-translator Paul Auster and Natasha Wimmer (Roberto Bolano's translator) about the art of translation and ...
- Date: 2014-08-30