• Film, Video
    Lincoln Symposium: John R. Sellers John R. Sellers speaks on "Lincoln's Washington: A Divided City" at the Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (2002). He is introduced by Charles Hubbard.
    • Contributor: Sellers, John R.
    • Date: 2002-03-16
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    Kia DuPree: 2011 National Book Festival Kia DuPree appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Dupree, Kia
    • Date: 2011-09-25
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    Terry McMillan: 2013 National Book Festival Terry McMillan appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: McMillan, Terry
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Loading mail car, U.S.P.O. This film, part of series on the various activities of the Post Office, starts with a scene of a large railroad mail car on a siding. A horse-drawn, four-wheeled vehicle with a sign "U.S. Mail" on the side proceeds away from the camera toward the mail car. The vehicle stops, the driver gets out, and, as the film ends, he is seen unloading the ...
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    The Enduring Value of Magna Carta Scholars, historians and contemporary thinkers discuss how Magna Carta's political and legal traditions have carried into our current times at this symposium, Conversations on the Enduring Legacy of the Great Charter, held in conjunction with the Library's exhibition, "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor." Speakers included Roberta I. Shaffer (Library of Congress, ret.), Jonathan Jacobs (City University of New York) and William C. Hubbard (American ...
    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Date: 2014-12-09
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    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009 Even those of us who love a day out at the ballgame probably spend more of our baseball time in and around our homes, with our families, friends and neighbors. This event explores the many ways we enjoy baseball at home, from watching it on TV, to following our favorite players and their all-important statistics, to playing baseball, softball and stickball in parks and ...
    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. ... Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-10-03
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    How to Manage a Satellite Going 17K MPH Steven J. Covington tells the story of Landsat 5, which was launched in 1984 for a three-year lifetime and was kept alive for nearly 29 years through ingenuity and luck.
    • Contributor: Convington, Steven J.
    • Date: 2013-05-22
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    Strickland v. Washington Conference: Keynote Address The Law Library and the Constitution Project cosponsored a day-long conference on the right to the effective assistance of counsel and, in particular, the case of Strickland v. Washington. Sandra Day O'Connor, retired Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, provided the keynote address and took questions from the audience. Justice O'Connor spoke of the impact of Strickland v. Washington and cited it as one ...
    • Contributor: O'connor, Sandra Day
    • Date: 2007-11-07
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    No Evil Shall Escape My Sight: Fredric Wertham & the Anti-Com... Kluge Fellow Chris Bishop discusses Fredric Wertham and the anti-comics campaign of the 1950s.
    • Contributor: Bishop, Chris
    • Date: 2013-06-20
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    Ambient Findability Peter Morville, widely recognized as a founding father of information architecture, discussed his recent book, "Ambient Findability," in a program sponsored by the Science, Technology and Business Division. Morville describes Ambient Findability as a safari of how people search for information and how they now find their way through a world of information overload. His previous book, which he co-authored with Louis Rosenfeld, "Information ...
    • Contributor: Morville, Peter
    • Date: 2006-07-20
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    Children's Africana Book Awards The Children's Africana Book Awards encourages the publication and use of accurate, balanced children's materials on Africa in the U.S. schools and libraries. Eric Walters was one of the 2013 winners for his book, "The Matatu," about a young Kenyan boy who takes a ride on the matatu bus with his grandfather for his fifth birthday. Walters conducts a presentation to elementary students from ...
    • Contributor: Walters, Eric
    • Date: 2013-11-08
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    Ken Burns: Bookfest 07 Director Ken Burns in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Burns, Ken
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    Alexander String Quartet with Robert Greenberg The Alexander String Quartet and composer-pianist-musicologist Robert Greenberg, who has been called "the Elvis of music history and appreciation" unravel the mysteries and marvels of Beethoven's String Quartet op. 130, bringing to life the history, art, politics, intrigue and romance that have shaped this music. The Alexander String Quartet was formed in New York City in 1981.
    • Contributor: Greenberg, Robert
    • Date: 2010-04-17
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    Molly Idle: 2014 National Book Festival Illustrator and author Molly Idle appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C
    • Contributor: Idle, Molly
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    I Will Wake the Dawn: Illuminated Psalms The Book of Psalms is probably the best-known book of the Hebrew Bible. In her new book, "I Will Wake the Dawn: Illuminated Psalms," author and artist Debra Band has selected 36 of the most well-known of the 150 psalms to interpret and illustrate. Published by the Jewish Publication Society, "I Will Wake the Dawn" contains two illuminations for each psalm on facing pages: ...
    • Contributor: Band, Debra
    • Date: 2008-01-17
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    Alicia Ostriker: 2014 National Book Festival Alicia Ostriker appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Ostriker, Alicia
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Eric Ruske, Jennifer Frautschi & Gloria Chien in Concert Acclaimed horn player Eric Ruske was joined by violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Gloria Chien for a performance of horn trios by Ligeti and Brahms, as well as the Hindemith Alto Horn Sonata and Perschichetti "Parable VIII" for solo horn, op. 120.
    • Date: 2015-12-11
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    Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: The German (also known as coti... videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:28 | Performed by members of The Jonquil Street Foundation, Inc. Ariane Anthony, Thomas Baird, Barbara Barr, Patricia Beaman, Christopher Caines, Reneé Camus, Charles Garth, Elizabeth Keen, James Martin, Hugh Murphy, Maris Wolff. Choreography/reconstruction by Elizabeth Aldrich. The Great Hall, The Library of Congress, 15 October 1997. Music: "The Stampede: A Descriptive Hunting Scene" by W. E. Pettee, ...
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    ATOS Trio in Concert Germany's acclaimed ATOS Trio brings impeccable musicianship and an exploratory edge to its renditions of piano trios old and new. The strings are featured in the premiere of a new Library of Congress commission by composer Michael Hersch. Ernest Bloch's three nocturnes offer a striking contrast to the first piano trio of his erstwhile student, Leon Kirchner. Beethoven's monumental op. 97 piano trio, dedicated ...
    • Contributor: Atos Trio
    • Date: 2015-10-16
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    Carolyn Hart: Book Fest 07 Carolyn Hart in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Hart, Carolyn
    • Date: 2007-09-29
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    Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble This concert features the Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble performing traditional Turkmenistan music.
    • Contributor: Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble
    • Date: 2011-11-28
  • Film, Video
    Katherine Dunham on the hand in Dunham Technique In this series of clips recorded in September 2002, Katherine Dunham speaks about her influence on American dance; dance anthropology; her anthropological films; Shango; L’Ag’Ya; the Mazouk from L’Ag’Ya; the need for a Dunham Technique; breathing in Dunham Technique; the circle of energy; the concept of the “pole through the body” in Dunham Technique; the hand in Dunham Technique; the position of the arm ...
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    Mitzi Meyerson Harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson performed works J.S. Bach, Couperin, Purcell and Rameauin in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium. Meyerson performs on Landowska's Pleyel, part of the Library's Wanda Landowska Collection, making this a fitting home for an intimate recital by a distinguished harpsichordist who continues Landowska's legacy as a pedagogue and consummate performer.
    • Contributor: Meyerson, Mitzi
    • Date: 2014-02-22
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    Kanga Stories Phyllis Ressler speaks about her book, "Kanga Stories," a collection of historic and contemporary information on textile trade, cultural exchange and history of East Africa. Since Kanga cloth was first produced in the mid 1800s, millions of people across East and Central Africa have treasured this textile for its designs and meaning. The value of the Kanga is closely tied to culture and context ...
    • Contributor: Ressler, Phyllis
    • Date: 2014-10-30
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    BARD Express: Using Your Wish List Judy Dixon provides a tutorial on how to use your wish list with BARD Express.
    • Contributor: Dixon, Judy
    • Date: 2016-06-22
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    Jonathan Larson: The Man Who Died Too Young Mark Horowitz discusses the life and work of Jonathan Larson, composer of the hit musical "Rent."
    • Contributor: Horowitz, Mark
    • Date: 2011-05-09
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    The dodger motion picture | videorecording ; 8 min. | Motion Picture (Form).
    • Contributor: Shirley, Wayne D. - Copland, Aaron
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    National Poetry Month at the Library of Congress Well-known Washington, D.C., poets Richard McCann and Kenny Carroll and young readers from Brightwood and Stanton elementary schools in the District participated in a National Poetry Month celebration. The children and the poets read poems from a new anthology, "How to Eat a Poem: Smorgasboard of Tasty and Delicious Poems for Young Readers," which was distributed at the event. Recently published by the Academy ...
    • Date: 2006-04-27
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    Malaria & War: The U.S. Antimalarial Program in World War II Leo B. Slater discussed "Malaria & War: The U.S. Antimalarial Program in World War II".
    • Contributor: Slater, Leo
    • Date: 2011-10-25
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    Donald Hall: 2006 National Book Festival Donald Hall speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Hall, Donald
    • Date: 2006-09-30
  • Film, Video
    Shimon Iakerson: Unique Hebrew Manuscripts Shimon Iakerson, curator of Judaica at the Russian Museum of Ethnography, delivers a presentation on "Unique Hebrew Manuscripts in St. Petersburg, Russia" at the Library of Congress in the African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room.
    • Contributor: Iakerson, Shimon
    • Date: 2010-02-03
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    Interview with Yasman Williams, Naples, Italy, November 16, 2001
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Williams, Yasman
    • Date: 2001-11-16
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    Edward O. Wilson: 2010 National Book Festival Scientist Edward O. Wilson speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Wilson , Edward O.
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Film, Video
    Decolonization and Disorder Historian Dane Kennedy examined three waves of European decolonization, from the late 18th century through the late 20th century, and the violence and discord that accompanied the transitions. Kennedy's presentation "Decolonization and Disorder," was sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center and the National History Center. According to Kennedy, who is the Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of History and International Affairs at George ...
    • Contributor: Kennedy, Dane
    • Date: 2008-07-09
  • Film, Video
    Jeanie with the light brown hair motion picture | videorecording ; 7 min. | 4:3 Motion Picture (Form).
    • Contributor: Graves, Denyce - Wintle, James - Foster, Stephen Collins
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    Yevgeny Yevtushenko: 2006 National Book Festival Yevgeny Yevtushenko speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Yevtushenko, Yevgeny
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Being Indian, Being Israeli Israelis of Indian descent continue to live on the periphery, where they were settled by the state of Israel between the 1950s and 1970s. The story of Indian migration, acculturation and identity in Israel is the subject of a new book by Maina Chawla Singh titled "Being Indian, Being Israeli: Migration, Ethnicity and Gender in the Jewish Homeland." Maina Chawla Singh discusses her book ...
    • Contributor: Singh, Maina Chawla
    • Date: 2010-03-31
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    Douglas Brinkley: 2009 National Book Festival Professor and author Douglas Brinkley appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Brinkley, Douglas
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Eric Foner: 2011 National Book Festival Historian Eric Foner appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Foner, Eric
    • Date: 2011-09-24
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    Ken Burns: 2009 National Book Festival Ken Burns, producer of groundbreaking documentaries for more than 30 years appears at the National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Burns, Ken
    • Date: 2009-09-26
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    Celebrating Idea Vilariño's Poetry Poet and translator Jesse Lee Kercheval read selections of Idea Vilariño's poetry featured in the spring 2016 issue of "Poet Lore" featuring noteworthy Urugayan women poets. Vilariño (1920-2009) was a highly influential poet, essayist and literary critic, and belonged to the group of intellectuals known as the "Generacion del 45."
    • Date: 2016-05-12
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    Fred Hiatt: 2013 National Book Festival Fred Hiatt appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Hiatt, Fred
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Urban Social Dance, Jamaica Fieldwork motion picture | Duration: 1:31:08 | Filmed in 1936 by Katherine Dunham, this clip shows a couple dancing in a public dance hall located in Kingston, Jamaica. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. ...
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    Waging Peace: Building a New Life in Chad after Conflict for ... Brian Wakley, chief executive of CORD, discussed "Waging Peace: Building a New Life in Chad After Conflict for the Victims of Darfur" in a program sponsored by the African and Middle Eastern Division.
    • Contributor: Wakley, Brian
    • Date: 2009-01-12
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    Italy's Gastronomic Traditions Food historian Francine Segan discussed Italian cuisine.
    • Contributor: Segan, Francine
    • Date: 2015-03-19
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    Phil Wiggins & Friends: Acoustical Blues & Dance from Maryland A concert by Phil Wiggins and Friends, an all-star blues and dance group including Phil Wiggins (harmonica), Rick Franklin (guitar and vocals) Marcus Moore (violin) and Junious Brickhouse (dance).
    • Date: 2014-08-06
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    Witter Bynner Fellowship Reading: Allison Hedge Coke Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera introduced the 2016 Witter Bynner Fellow, Allison Hedge Coke, who read selections of her work.
    • Date: 2016-03-09
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    From show girl to burlesque queen
    Dressing room scene, from show girl to burlesque queen
    Opens on a dressing room set with a mirror, dressing table, and chair center stage and a folded dressing screen on the left. A smiling, dark-haired woman enters through the door on stage right, unbuttoning a full-length polka-dot costume. As she undresses, she frequently looks directly at the camera and smiles. She removes her sash or cummerbund, the top with its trailing sleeves, and ...
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    The Life of a Poet: Mary Szybist National Book Award winner Mary Szybist discusses her poetry with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post's Book World.
    • Contributor: Szybist, Mary
    • Date: 2014-09-17
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    TR calls on neighbors at Christmas, 1917
    Theodore Roosevelt calls on neighbors at Christmas, 1917
    Opening scene of a man, woman, and two children with presents walking up to a house in Oyster Bay, N.Y.; one child enters house, comes back out, then the woman enters; two older girls stand in doorway; TR, carrying a present, walks up to the house; final scene is of TR talking with group as they all pose while a small girl peeks out ...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - International Newsreel Corporation - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
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    African Elites in India Author Kenneth X. Robbins discusses his book, a series of snapshots, in the form of essays by specialists in the history numismatics, architecture, and art history of South Asia.
    • Contributor: Robbins, Kenneth X.
    • Date: 2010-10-14
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    The Geneva Conventions at 60: Taking Stock The Law Library of Congress, the American Red Cross and the Friends of the Law Library of Congress present a program to mark the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions of 1949. The discussion begins with a brief history of the origins of these ground-breaking treaties and the role played by the Red Cross. A panel examines the Conventions' roots as the foundation of ...
    • Date: 2009-12-03
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    Marilyn Nelson
    • Contributor: Nelson, Marilyn
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    Sue Monk Kidd: Book Fest 05 Author Sue Monk Kidd at the 2005 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Monk Kidd, Sue
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Do The Write Thing Approximately 60 middle school students accompanied by their families gathered at the Library of Congress to celebrate as winners of the "Do the Write Thing Challenge." A primary initiative of the National Campaign to Stop Violence, each year students are asked to write about their personal experiences with violence and make a personal commitment to ending violence in their lives.
    • Contributor: Speakers, Various
    • Date: 2013-07-22
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    Great conversations: the conductors: Mstislav Rostropovich videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 45 min., 35 sec. | In a series of three one-on-one discussions, the Russian-born Mstislav Rostropovich, Indian-born Zubin Mehta, and James Conlon, a native of New York City, converse about leadership and inspiration on the podium, their views about the influence of European classical music on American music, and the influence of American popular music on other cultures. ...
    • Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Rostropovich, Mstislav - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
    • Date: 2005
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    Lawrence Block Lawrence Block speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Block, Lawrence
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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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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    Puerto Rican Cuatro Performance by Gabriel Munoz Gabriel Muñoz performed the Puerto Rican cuatro and discussed a brief history of the instrument and music.
    • Contributor: Mu&ntilde - Oz, Gabriel
    • Date: 2015-10-06
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    The JACK Quartet with Pianist Ursula Oppens Ursula Oppens and the JACK Quartet returned to the Library of Congress with a program that paid tribute to the Library's commitment to new music. As Caroline Berg phrases it, "Dominating the contemporary world of music, the JACK Quartet is a four-man super squad armed with bows and strings." The program featured the U.S. premiere of Julian Anderson's String Quartet no. 1, "Light Music," ...
    • Date: 2014-02-14
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    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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    Looking at Pictures: An Invitation to the Prints and Photogra... Barbara Orbach Natanson provides an overview of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division holdings and tips for exploring the collections. Using the example of National Child Labor Committee photos by Lewis Hine, she discusses some questions to ask when interpreting pictures and demonstrates some of the illuminating interconnections that can be found among the array of materials in the collections.
    • Contributor: Orbach Natanson, Barbara
    • Date: 2009-07-07
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    Disciples: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who... Four of the most controversial directors of the Central Intelligence Agency -- Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby and Willian Casey -- are the subject of a new book by Douglas Waller, who did much of his research at the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Waller, Douglas
    • Date: 2016-03-07
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    Kevin O'Connor Kevin O'Connor speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: O'connor, Kevin
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Visitin' 'round at Coolidge Corners
    Visitin' round Coolidge Corners
    Shows scenes of Calvin Coolidge at his summer home in Plymouth, Vermont, including Coolidge helping out on the neighboring farm of cousin Ed Blanchard; in the "summer White House" above the Plymouth post office; attending church with his father John Calvin, wife Grace Goodhue, and son John; and visiting with his future vice-president, General Charles Dawes. May be a compilation of newsreel footage taken ...
    • Contributor: Coolidge, Calvin - Coolidge, Grace Goodhue - Blanchard, Edward J. - Coolidge, John - Dawes, Charles Gates - Afi/Casselton (Harold)/Larson (Ted) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1924
  • Film, Video
    Katherine Paterson
    • Contributor: Paterson, Katherine
    • Date: 2001-09-08
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    TR in a rowboat on Oyster Bay, Archie assists with boat to sh...
    Archie assists with boat to shore, 1914 | Theodore Roosevelt in a rowboat on Oyster Bay, Archie assists with boat to shore, 1914
    On Oyster Bay, Theodore Roosevelt rows alone away from shore. In the second sequence, his son Archie and an unidentified boy beach the boat as Theodore Roosevelt looks on.
    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Roosevelt, Archibald (Archibald Bulloch) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1914
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    Doreen Cronin: Book Fest 05 Doreen Cronin at the 2005 National Book Festival
    • Contributor: Cronin, Doreen
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • Film, Video
    Cupid and Psyche
    Cupid and Psyche dance
    From Edison films catalog: By the Leanders. The dress of one consists of a pair of wings and a bow and arrow; the other represents a fairy. Bathers in all stages of dress and undress watch the graceful dance. 50 feet. $7.50.
    • Contributor: White, James H. (James Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Leander Sisters - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Afi/Holt (H.L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    Carlos Nunez: Galician Bagpipes & Flutes A concert by bagpiper and flutist Carlos Nunez. Galicians trace their ancestry not only to Iberians but also to Celtic peoples, and their musical traditions reflect a connection to Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany. This concert features a special emphasis on the music collected by Alan Lomax in Galicia in the 1950s, which are part of the AFC archives, and which have inspired numerous musicians ...
    • Contributor: Nunez, Carlos
    • Date: 2014-08-19
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    Heaven on Earth: A Tour of Solomon's Temple through Near East... Victor Avigdor Hurowitz presented "Heaven on Earth: A Tour of Solomon's Temple Through Ancient Near Eastern Eyes."
    • Contributor: Hurowitz, Victor Avigdor
    • Date: 2012-06-25
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    Afraid of microbes
    Peur des microbes | Fear of microbes | Fear of the microbes | Unidentified John Jones.
    A man who fears the influenza microbe buys an antiseptic spray from a pharmacist. On his way home, he insists on spraying everyone he encounters, including the police. A growing group of outraged people chases and captures him. He is tied up and doused with water.
    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Jones (John) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    A History of Future Cities Daniel Brook talked about his recently published book, which reports on the history and growth of four "instant cities" - Dubai, St. Petersburg, Shanghai and Mumbai.
    • Contributor: Brook, Daniel
    • Date: 2013-04-15
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    Walter Isaacson: 2012 National Book Festival Walter Isaacson discusses his biography of Apple founder Steve Jobs at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Isaacson, Walter
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    Dick Davis: 2006 National Book Festival Dick Davis speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Davis, Dick
    • Date: 2006-09-30
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    Literature in Conversation: Blas Falconer & Lorraine Lopez Letras Latinas Director Francisco Aragon moderates a panel featuring poet Blas Falconer and writer Lorraine Lopez, co-editors of the recent anthology "The Other Latino: Writing Against a Singular Identity," who will discuss the contemporary state of Latino literature.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-04-26
  • Collection
    North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection John Moulden, singer and author from Ulster, presented a lecture titled "North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection" as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Included in his lecture was discussion of the Sam Henry Collection, the largest ...
    • Contributor: Moulden, John - American Folklife Center - Arts Council of Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland. Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure
    • Date: 2007-05-02
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    Paul Wilson Discusses His Translation of Vaclav Havel's Book ... Paul Wilson discusses his English translation of former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel's book "To the Castle and Back" in an event sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center and the Embassy of the Czech Republic. A considerable amount of Havel's memoir was written at the Library of Congress, while the former Czech president held the Chair of Modern Culture in the Kluge ...
    • Contributor: Wilson, Paul
    • Date: 2007-05-17
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    A trip down Market Street before the fire The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0300 (part 1)] The film begins looking northeast on Market Street just west of the intersection of Hyde, Grove and 8th streets. The dark building at right is the Odd Fellows Hall and the grey building beyond (across 8th St.) is the Grant Building (1905). A white postal service automobile is at left center. ...
    • Contributor: Miles Brothers - Afi/Post (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    Treating the Second Anglo Afghan War Album: Negotiations Betw... The Library of Congress "Afghanistan" album, containing 97 albumen prints from the Second Anglo-Afghan war, was severely deteriorated and could not be handled by patrons. Before treatment, conservators Dana Hemmenway and Yasmeen Khan explored the context in which the images were produced, details of the album's assembly, and the relationship of the album to other albums that document the same events.
    • Date: 2009-06-18
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    Celebrating Kentucky Poets Kentucky poets Jane Gentry Vance, Maurice Manning, Tony Crunk and Davis McCombs read selections of their work as part of the Library's Poetry at Noon series.
    • Date: 2008-11-18
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    Making Show Boat: Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II & the Pow... Part of the American Musicological Society-Library of Congress lecture series, musicologist Todd Decker discusses his research into the creation of the hit Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II musical "Show Boat." Decker's research was principally conducted in the Kern and Hammerstein collections in the Music Division.
    • Contributor: Decker, Todd
    • Date: 2013-03-19
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    Calefax Reed Quintet A performance by the Calefax Reed Quintet, including Ockeghem's "Mort, tu as navré de ton dart", Franck's "Prélude, fugue et variation, op. 18", Selected Studies for Player Piano by Nancarrow, Richard Strauss' "Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28" and Selections from Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues, op. 87.
    • Contributor: Calefax Reed Quintet
    • Date: 2015-02-04
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    Lesa Cline-Ransome & James Ransome: 2013 National Book Festival Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome appear at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    America Is in the Heart for the 21st Century, Part 1 The Asian Division of the Library of Congress held a daylong symposium on author Carlos Bulosan, titled "America Is in the Heart for the 21st Century." Bulosan depicted the early Filipino migrant experience in the United States and is best known for his book "America Is in the Heart." The Library, in conjunction with the Asian Division Friends Society (ADFS), coordinated the program as ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2006-04-28
  • Film, Video
    Haying Season (ca. 1945) (part 1 of 3)
    • Contributor: Stewart, Leslie J. - Kaser, Brad
    • Date: 1945-00-00
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    Dominique Moceanu: 2012 National Book Festival Dominique Moceanu appears on the Family Storytelling Stage at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Moceanu, Dominique
    • Date: 2012-09-22
  • Film, Video
    Celebrating "One Life: Dolores Huerta" To celebrate the landmark exhibition "One Life: Dolores Huerta," Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and poets Arlene Biala and Diana García will read work in response to the exhibition.
    • Date: 2016-03-08
  • Film, Video
    Cumbia This clip is from a 1960 television production titled Karibische Rhythmen. Regie: Gunther Hassert, filmed in Vienna by WDR Fernsehen, Cologne, Germany. (Source Note).
  • Film, Video
    International Summit of the Book 3: Day Two, Afternoon The Library of Congress hosted the first International Summit of the Book and began what library leaders envision as an annual global meeting of minds to discuss and promote the book as a crucial format for conveying societies' scholarship and culture. The afternoon of Day Two included remarks and presentations by Marie Arana, Nan Talese, Geoffrey Kloske, Karen Lotz, Niko Pfund, Michael Suarez, Karen ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-12-07
  • Film, Video
    Dunham Technique: Twelve-count leg swings In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham’s dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...
  • Film, Video
    LOC.gov for Teachers This film focuses on the resources for teachers available from the Library of Congress website.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2015
  • Film, Video
    Maria Schneider on "Data Lords" Composer Maria Schneider discusses her Library of Congress commission, "Data Lords," with Larry Appelbaum of the Music Division. "Data Lords," made possible by the Reva and David Logan Foundation, was premiered at the Library by the Maria Schneider Orchestra on April 15, 2016.
    • Contributor: Schneider, Maria
    • Date: 2016-04-15
  • Film, Video
    San Francisco earthquake and fire, April 18, 1906 This film shows the aftermath of the San Francisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, and the devastation resulting from the subsequent three-day fire. The 8.3 magnitude earthquake struck at 5:12am and was centered along the San Andreas Fault, which slices through coastal California. Most of the cities of central California were badly damaged. San Francisco, with thousands of unreinforced brick buildings - and thousands ...
    • Contributor: Afi/Adams (L. F.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
  • Film, Video
    Alphonse and Gaston, no. 3
    Alphonse and Gaston 3 | Alphonse & Gaston | Alphonse and Gaston take a dancing lesson
    Opens on a set of a saloon or tavern with a long bar and pictures on the wall that include boxers, a ballerina, and a reclining female. At the end of the bar stands the bartender, reading a newspaper. Two men dressed as the clownish characters of Alphonse and Gaston enter the bar. Both have dark, bushy hair and beards and wear hats, with ...
    • Contributor: Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
  • Film, Video
    Jose Antonio Ramos: A Public Intellectual of the First Cuban ... Judith Weiss lectures on Jose Antonio Ramos as part of the Library's Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.
    • Contributor: Weiss, Judith
    • Date: 2010-10-04
  • Collection
    New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-13
  • Film, Video
    Concert: Nicholas Phan & Myra Huang Tenor Nicholas Phan performed with pianist Myra Huang, his partner in two eloquent recent recordings, to offer a program pairing major cycles by Schumann and Britten with songs by Ned Rorem and Paul Bowles.
    • Contributor: Phan, Nicholas
    • Date: 2015-10-17
  • Film, Video
    Reverence for Life 3: Andrea Baldeck & Franz Stuppard Andrea Baldeck discusses "The Visual Record Created by an American Physician Who Served at Hospital Albert Schweitzer and Later Returned to Photograph the People of the Artibonite Valley at the Hospital," and Franz Stuppard provides summary and commentary at this symposium on the history of the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti.
    • Date: 2002-05-22
  • Film, Video
    Kawana Trio
    Spanuth's vodvil - Zouary no. 159 | Zouary can no 159
    Opening title identifies the Kawana Trio as "artistic foot jugglers." The camera iris opens to reveal three Asians--two men and a woman--dressed in kimonos and looking down. They raise their heads and look at the camera, smiling, as the iris closes. Another iris effect opens to a stage with a dark background and a decorated, cushioned platform center stage. The men now wear white ...
    • Contributor: Spanuth, Hans A. - Kawana Trio - Commonwealth Pictures Corporation - Afi/Zouary (Maurice) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1919