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    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. ...
    • Contributor: Miles, Herbert J. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Sharon Robinson on Literacy Sharon Robinson addresses the importance of literacy at the 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Robinson, Sharon
    • Date: 2016-09-24
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    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.
    • Contributor: 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.)
    • Date: 2006-09-13
  • Film, Video
    Michael Lind: 2008 National Book Festival Poet Michael Lind appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Lind, Michael
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    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 ...
    • Contributor: Stein, Mark
    • Date: 2008-07-15
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    Chronicling America: A Conversation with Digital Conversion Specialist Tonijala Penn Visit with Tonijala Penn and hear about historical newspapers and the Chronicling America digital archives project available through the Library of Congress website.
    • Contributor: Penn, Tonijala
    • Date: 2015-05-23
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    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.
    • Contributor: Rich, Cindy
    • Date: 2015-10-28
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    The Armenian Language & its Place in the Indo-European Linguistic Family Charles de Lamberterie discusses the history of the Armenian language as part of the 17th Annual Vardanants Day celebration.
    • Contributor: De Lamberterie, Charles
    • Date: 2013-09-19
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    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 ...
    • Date: 2007-10-06
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    Conversations about RDA: Cataloger Judgment & the Statement of Responsibility Four Library of Congress bibliographic description experts provide tips and strategies for working with the RDA: Resource Description and Access instructions in a new training series titled "Conversations about RDA."
    • Date: 2015-05-20
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    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 ...
    • Date: 2013-06-30
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Men with automobile in water] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
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    The Lost Tycoon: Rediscovering George Kleine, Reframing Early American Cinema Kluge Fellow Joel Frykholm examines early Hollywood through the life of one of its first captains, George Kleine--why he drifted into historiographical oblivion and why his case is ripe for discovery.
    • Contributor: Frykholm, Joel
    • Date: 2013-02-14
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    Joyce Carol Oates: Book Fest 07 Joyce Carol Oates in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Oates, Joyce Carol
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Film, Video
    Tomie dePaola: 2011 National Book Festival Illustrator and writer Tomie dePaola appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Depaola, Tomie
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    An Open Book: Coming of Age in the Heartland Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic Michael Dirda, senior editor of the "Washington Post Book World", discussed his new memoir.
    • Contributor: Dirda, Michael
    • Date: 2003-10-14
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    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.
    • Contributor: Burns, Sean
    • Date: 2012-05-01
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    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 ...
    • Contributor: Rozenblit, Marsha
    • Date: 2008-05-06
  • Film, Video
    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] ...
    • Contributor: Ford, Warde - Cowell, Sidney Robertson
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    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.
    • Date: 2013-01-27
  • Film, Video
    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 ...
    • Contributor: 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)
    • Date: 1912
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    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 ...
    • Contributor: Martin, Justin
    • Date: 2011-07-07
  • Film, Video
    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).
    • Contributor: Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig - Firestone, Idabelle - Marshall, Madeleine
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video
    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 ...
    • Contributor: Witte Jr., John
    • Date: 2015-11-05
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    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)
    • Date: 2015-05-15