Panorama, Union Square, San Francisco
Panorama of Union Square, San Francisco
This film shows the crowd gathered in San Francisco for the dedication of the Dewey Monument in Union Square, on Thursday, May 14, 1903, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. The Monument, which is still in place, commemorates the victory of Admiral George Dewey and the American fleet over Spanish forces at Manila Bay, the Philippines, on May 1, 1898, during the Spanish-American War. ...
Miles, Herbert J. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver perform bluegrass and gospel music from Tennessee, another in the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
Lawson, Doyle - Daley, Katy - Quicksilver (Musical Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage - Wamu-Fm (Radio Station : Washington, D.C.)
How the States Got Their Shapes
Why does West Virginia have a finger creeping up the side of Pennsylvania? Why are California and Texas so large when so many of the states in the Midwest are roughly the same size and shape? Why are Alabama and Mississippi almost exact mirror images of each other? Mark Stein provided answers to these questions, and many more, when he discussed and signed his ...
Building Literacy Muscle with Primary Sources
This session shared examples of instructional strategies which use diverse and thoughtfully selected primary sources to develop understanding, academic language and fluency, freeing students to focus on content.
2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
Authors Margarita Engle and Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren and illustrators Sean Qualls and Nicole Tadgell received the 2006 Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature at the 14th annual award presentation hosted by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division and the Center for the Book. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of the Latin American Studies Program (CLASP) at the University of Wisconsin ...
Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) Update Forum
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 Web and Internet environment and that offers new opportunities to leverage information. This program at the Annual Meeting of the American Library Association addressed multiple facets of the development -- how it fits into the major thrusts ...
Archie Green: The Making of a Working-Class Hero
This talk explores the relationship between folklorist Archie Green's formative political experiences at home, at school, and at work during the "Age of the CIO" and his subsequent development of "laborlore" as a public-oriented interdisciplinary field.
Traditional Judaism or Reform
As part of the Library's celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, Marsha Rozenblit delivered the ninth annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book. The lecture focused on Viennese Jews in the 19th Century. Rozenblit is the Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Maryland. The lecture series honors Myron M. Weinstein (1927-1998), whose 29-year tenure at ...
I'm going down this road feeling bad [illustrated]
motion picture | 1 video ; 2 min. | Audio track taken from AFC 1940/001: AFS 4206 A2 (General). Photographs from the Library of Congress online resources (General). Photos used: Shasta Dam, California. Shasta Dam under construction (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8e01539 )-- Construction workers using tools to settle freshly-poured concrete, Shasta Dam. Shasta County, California ( http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8a29726) -- Warde Ford (http://memory.loc.gov/afc/afccc/p000/p016r.jpg) -- "Encamped at Boomtown [Central Valley] ...
Bibliographic Framework Initiative Update Forum
The Library of Congress sponsored an update forum on the Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative in Seattle, Wash., during the midwinter meeting of the American Library Association on January 27, 2013.
Scenes of TR at Sagamore Hill, 1912
Scenes of Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore Hill, 1912
First film footage taken of TR at Sagamore Hill, summer of 1912. TR on his horse Sidar shakes hands with William P. Helm, Associated Press correspondent for New York City and Washington (1910-1918) and detailed by AP to Wilson and TR during the 1912 campaign. TR rides his horse away from Sagamore, returns to Sagamore, dismounts and feeds the horse from his hand, plays ...
Roosevelt, Theodore - Roosevelt, Archibald (Archibald Bulloch) - Helm, William P. (William Pickett) - Associated Press - Pathé Frères (France) - Roosevelt Memorial Association - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick Law Olmsted is best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York's Central Park and Boston's Emerald Necklace to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and the campus of Stanford University. Olmsted was also an influential journalist, an early voice for the environment and an abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War. Justin Martin discusses his ...
If I could tell you
videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 3 min., 24 sec. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress July 2-3, 2012. (General). 16:9 Videorecording (Form).
From Gospel to Law: The Lutheran Reformation & its Impact on Law, Politics & Society
Legal scholar John Witte Jr. discussed how the Protestant Reformation transformed not only theology and the church but also law and the state. Drawing on new biblical and classical learning, Protestant theologians and jurists brought sweeping changes to constitutional order, criminal law, family law, and the laws of education and social welfare. This lecture, offered in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's ...
Witte Jr., John
Finding the Antipodes (Day 2)
Scholars gather at this 2-day symposium to discuss the history and cartography of the Arctic and the Antarctic, including the modern mapping of the poles that highlights dramatic changes during the last five decades. (Day 2)