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    Sonya Sones: 2013 National Book Festiv

    Sonya Sones appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Sones, Sonya
    • Date: 2013-09-21
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    Rep. James Clyburn: 2014 National Book Festival

    Rep. James Clyburn appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Clyburn, James
    • Date: 2014-08-30
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    Kathleen Cleaver oral history interview conducted by Joseph M...

    Kathleen Cleaver recalls growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, India and the Philippines while her father worked for the foreign service. She remembers dropping out of college to work for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as a secretary, and witnessing the dissolution of that organization. She discusses meeting her husband, Eldridge Cleaver, joining the Black Panther Party, and organizing against police brutality.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Cleaver, Kathleen
    • Date: 2011-09-16

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    The messenger boy's mistake /

    From Edison films catalog: "Cholly" wishes to call on his best girl and send her a large bouquet. To find out if the girl really loves him, he sends a note with the messenger boy requesting her to "wear this" if she does. The boy delivers the note and a package which the young lady opens and finds an old pair of trousers and ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    TR's return to New York, 1910 [1].

    On June 18, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt returned to New York City after a fifteen-month tour abroad, having travelled through Africa and western Europe. An elaborate city celebration drawing a million people marked his homecoming. Aboard the ocean liner Kaiserin Auguste Victoria ex-President and Mrs. Roosevelt were met by a revenue cutter, the Manhattan, carrying the Roosevelt children. TR then went aboard a larger cutter, ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow - Vanderbilt, Cornelius - Gaynor, William Jay - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1910
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    Leeza Gibbons: Book Fest 05

    Author and journalist Leeza Gibbons at the 2005 National Book Festival

    • Contributor: Gibbons, Leeza
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932

    With the landmark election of Franklin D. Roosevelt as U.S. President in 1932, decades of Republican ascendancy gave way to a half century of Democratic dominance. It was nothing less than a major political realignment as the direction of federal policy shifted from conservative to liberal--and liberalism itself was redefined in the process. In his new book, the first in many decades to examine ...

    • Contributor: Ritchie, Donald
    • Date: 2008-02-14
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    Prime Minister of Barbados

    The Right Honorable Owen Seymour Arthur, Prime Minister of Barbados, came to the Library of Congress to deliver an historic address concerning the formation and evolution of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). As prime minister with responsibility for CSME, his presentation focused upon the development and evolution of a transnational union of Caribbean countries comprising, in 2007, ...

    • Contributor: Arthur, Owen Seymour
    • Date: 2007-06-18
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    Trained cavalry horses /

    From Edison films catalog: Shows the wonderful intelligence of these Troop F, 6th U.S. Cavalry, horses. At a command they lie down promptly, and at another order scramble to their feet. 50 feet. $7.50.

    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1898
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    Fireboat "New Yorker" answering an alarm /

    "Firemen board the fireboat New Yorker docked at the Battery, New York City; pull anchor; shove off; and proceed out into the harbor"--George Kleine Collection...catalog.

    • Contributor: Smith, James Blair - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Kleine (george) Collection (library of Congress) - Niver (kemp) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1903
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    Ag'ya, Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

    motion picture | Duration: 0:52:21 | Filmed in Martinique by Katherine Dunham in1936 on 16mm, this clip features the combat dance ag’ya. 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. The dance footage includes extensive ...

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    Jazz Conversation: Argentine Pianist & Composer Guillermo Klein

    Argentine pianist and composer Guillermo Klein talks with Library of Congress music specialist Larry Appelbaum.

    • Date: 2008-02-29
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    Dana Gioia

    • Contributor: Gioia, Dana
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Tim O'Brien

    • Contributor: O'brien, Tim
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    The Origins of Traditional Palestinian Costumes & Embroidery

    Hanan K. Munayyer discusses the origins of traditional Palestinian dress and embroidery.

    • Contributor: Munayyer, Hanan K.
    • Date: 2012-09-18
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    Ragtime Dance: The Maxixe

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:26 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "Bregeiro Maxixe" by Ernesto Nazareth in The Mark Stern latest society dance folio for piano, New York, Chicago, London, Australia: Jos. W. Stern and Co., 1914. See: p. 26-27 (4th Figure) in [O'Donnell], B. The tango and the new dances, ...

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    TR receiving Belgian envoys at Sagamore Hill [1917] /

    TR entertains members of the Belgian Mission at Sagamore Hill, Aug. 22, 1917. The mission is headed by Baron Ludovic Moncheur, former Ambassador to the United States and includes General Mathieu Leclercq, Commander of the Belgian Cavalry, Major Leon Osterrieth, Hector Carlier, Count Louis d'Ursel, and Jean D. Mertens. Those accompanying the Belgian Mission include George T. Wilson, Major General Daniel Appleton, Lieutenant Harry ...

    • Contributor: Roosevelt, Theodore - Moncheur, Ludovic - Leclercq, Mathieu - Osterrieth, Leon - Carlier, Hector - Ursel, Louis - Mertens, Jean D. - Wilson, George T. - Cook, Thomas C. - O'connor, T. P. (thomas Power) - Coudert, Frederic R. (frederic René) - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
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    Martha Grimes: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Martha Grimes speaks at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Grimes , Martha
    • Date: 2010-09-25
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    CMA Songwriters Series 2015

    Legendary host "Whisperin' Bill" Anderson explored the songwriting process with other country music luminaries, including the versatile Pam Tillis, rising star Mo Pitney and a man who penned tunes for Elvis, Mac Davis. Hear the musicians talk about their songs and offer their own illuminating performances on this unique evening of music and conversation in this annual event sponsored by the Country Music Association.

    • Date: 2015-04-21
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    Nikki Grimes

    • Contributor: Grimes, Nikki
    • Date: 2003-10-04
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    The Singing & Praying Band: African American a Capella Sacred...

    The Singing and Praying Band performs in concert.

    • Contributor: Singing & Praying Band
    • Date: 2012-08-23
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    Jon Meacham: 2015 National Book Festival

    Jon Meacham discusses "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" as part of a special celebration of Jefferson's Library at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Meacham, Jon
    • Date: 2015-09-05
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    Count von Bernstorff of Germany /

    Medium close shot of Count Johann von Bernstorff, German Ambassador to the U.S. (1908-1917), sitting and talking with an unidentified man in a car.

    • Contributor: Bernstorff, Johann Heinrich - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 191?
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    Gordon Bell and MyLifeBits

    The advent of personal computing devices such as PCs and smart phones with terabyte storage has enable the capture, recording and recall of everything a person reads, writes and hears. These are the new records and artifacts of the 21st century digital person. Since 1998 Gordon Bell of Microsoft Research has worked on MyLifeBits, a system to digitally store everything in a person's life, ...

    • Contributor: Bell, Gordon
    • Date: 2010-05-05
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    Reverence for Life 2: Michael Rawson

    Michael Rawson on "Creating infrastructure that Endures and that Nurtures Human Life: The Development of Hospital Albert Schweitzer" at this symposium on the history of the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti.

    • Contributor: Rawson, Michael
    • Date: 2002-05-22
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    American Democracy & the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters

    As part of Law Day 2014, Jeffrey Rosen discusses American democracy and the rule of law in commemoration of the impending 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    • Contributor: Rosen, Jeffrey
    • Date: 2014-05-01
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    Little mischief /

    "Papa is reading his newspaper and his little girl tickles his neck with a long straw. Thinking it is a fly papa "shoos" away the supposed fly with his hand. The tickling continues now on the ear, and papa waves his newspaper around his head. Not yet content, the little mischief maker continues her fun, and the man loses all patience, and makes such ...

    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. (albert Edward) - American Vitagraph Company - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Afi/Holt (h.l.) Collection (library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E.
    • Date: 1900
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    Deft, Daring and Delightful: Mystery Writers Discuss Their Craft

    Five popular mystery writers discussed the art of writing mysteries during a panel discussion sponsored by the Humanities and Social Sciences Division for the eighth annual Judith P. Austin memorial lecture. The Humanities and Social Sciences Division established and sponsors this lecture series as a tribute to Judith Austin and her many years of service to the Library of Congress. She served as head ...

    • Date: 2006-04-24
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    The Yank with the Box: Sidney Robertson Cowell Collects Music...

    The American folk music collector Sidney Robertson Cowell (1903-1995) has been marginalized in the histories of the many places where she worked during her twenty-year career, including North America, Europe, India, Asia, and the Middle East. The talk focuses specifically on her work in Ireland on the music of Conamara and the Aran Islands in 1955 and 1956, work that is largely unknown to ...

    • Contributor: Chonghaile, Deirdre Ni
    • Date: 2012-09-20
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    Rene Saldana: Book Fest 05

    Author Rene Saldana at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Saldana, Rene
    • Date: 2005-09-24
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    In Mexico There Are No Mexicans: Decolonization and Moderniza...

    New Spain became Mexico virtually overnight, in 1821, although a decade of bloody civil strife preceded its final independence. Historian Eric Van Young uses the case of Mexico to examine the layered and contradictory nature of decolonization.

    • Contributor: Van Young, Eric
    • Date: 2011-07-20
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    Teatro de la Luna's 19th Poetry Marathon

    In this celebration of words, the only Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country, renowned Spanish-language poets were accompanied by audience members of all ages who recited, read or interpreted their own work or that of well-known authors. Participants included Medar Serrata (Dominican Republic), Veronica Zondek, Omar Lara (Chile), Gustavo Adolfo Garces (Colombia), Rafael Bordao (Cuba), Kary Cerda (Mexico), Vanessa Droz (Puerto Rico) and Maria ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2011-04-22
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    The music of Francis Hopkinson

    motion picture | videorecording ; 6 min. | Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Wintle, James - Hopkinson, Francis
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    National Anthem Remix Panel Discussion

    The Library's stacks include a trove of arrangements of our national anthem, including Stravinsky's "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "Ode to the Star-Spangled Banner" by Ferde Grofé. This panel discusses the history and value of revamping one of our most provocative songs. Panelists include Matt Spivey (vice president of artistic operations, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Loras John Schissel (music division, Library of Congress), Neil Grauer (assistant ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-09-18
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    Gunther Schuller interviewed by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich at Carne...

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 1 hr., 32 min. | Recorded on April 21, 1998. (Date). Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City. (Venue). Transcribed by Elisa Weber. Edited by Pedro Gonzalez and James L. Wolf. (General). Courtesy of Carnegie Hall (Copyright Notice). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Schuller, Gunther - Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe
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    Aguinaldo's navy /

    From the Biograph picture catalogue: 27 feet. A splendid scene, showing a large number of curious Filipino boats being worked on the Pasig River near Manila by natives. The picture is unusually fine photographically.

    • Contributor: Ackerman, Raymond - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Samuel Barber: Serendipitous discoveries

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 60 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). October 2, 2012 (Date). LC/AMS Fall 2012 Lecture (General). 4:3 Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Heyman, Barbara
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    [Theater commercial--electric refrigerators]. Buy an electric...

    Largely graphic commercial for electric refrigerators in general and a refrigerator show, presumably in Pittsburgh, in particular.

    • Contributor: Afi/Kalinowski (eugene) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1926
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    Draft Final Report: Working Group on the Future of Bibliograp...

    In November 2006, Deanna Marcum, associate librarian for Library Services at the Library of Congress, convened a Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control to examine the future of bibliographic description in the 21st century in light of advances in search engine technology, the popularity of the Internet and the influx of electronic information resources. After a year of careful and comprehensive study, ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-11-13
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    Lynda Barry: 2013 National Book Festival

    Cartoonist Lynda Barry appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Barry, Lynda
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars

    Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Former Sen. Bob Dole, ABC News Correspondent Sam Donaldson, Sen. Chuck Hagel, Vice Admiral Patricia A. Tracey, Rep. Charles B. Rangel and Humorist Christopher Buckley participated in an event which launched an historic book giveaway of the first Armed Services Edition (ASE) in 55 years -- a condensed paper bound edition of Andrew Carroll’s New York times bestseller, War ...

    • Contributor: Kresh, Diane
    • Date: 2002-05-01
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    Buying a cow /

    An urban husband and wife, walking in the countryside outside Paris, are so impressed with the delicious taste of a cow's milk that they buy the cow and try to bring it back to their Parisian apartment. After many misadventures, the cow is stolen right after they reach their front door.

    • Contributor: Société Des Établissements Gaumont - George Kleine (firm) - Afi/Marshall (george) Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1908
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    Islands in the Stream: Cuban Maps from the Past to the Future

    Architect and urban planner Julio Cesar Perez discusses the history of Cuba through cartography, starting with the Juan de la Cosa map of 1500, up to his own Master Plan for XXI Century Havana.

    • Contributor: Perez Hernandez, Julio Cesar
    • Date: 2016-05-13
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    An Empire for a King: The Conquest of Algeria at Louis-Philip...

    Versailles is best known today as the palace of Louis XIV, but in the 19th century, the chateau had another life as a museum of national history. The history museum's galleries are now mostly closed to the public, but in its heyday, one of its largest and most popular sections was a suite of rooms devoted to the French conquest of Algeria. The creation ...

    • Contributor: Sessions, Jennifer
    • Date: 2008-04-17
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    This clip is from a 1960 television production titled Karibische Rhythmen. Regie: Gunther Hassert, filmed in Vienna by WDR Fernsehen, Cologne, Germany. (Source Note).

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    Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurispru...

    Ronald Dworkin, professor of jurisprudence at University College London and the New York University School of Law, delivers the inaugural Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Dworkin, Ronald
    • Date: 2009-10-26
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    Native American Women Writers Discuss New Book, "Sister Nations"

    Native American women writers discuss new book, "Sister Nations."

    • Date: 2003-03-04
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    Jonathan Going South: The Yankee & the Making of American Nat...

    Stefanie Schaefer traces the origins and functions of the Yankee in 19th century U.S. literary and popular culture. Schaefer traces the Yankee's most commonly known sectional (Northern) denomination to its origins and explores how this allegory was used to imagine an American national identity.

    • Contributor: Schaefer, Stefanie
    • Date: 2013-02-07
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    Introduction and History of the Library's Music Division

    Susan Vita makes a presentation on the Library's Music Division for the docent training program.

    • Contributor: Vita, Susan
    • Date: 2006-12-07
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    Poet Laureate Billy Collins Reads his Poems

    Billy Collins is introduced by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and gives the final reading of his tenure as U. S. Poet Laureate.

    • Contributor: Collins, Billy
    • Date: 2003-05-07
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    Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: The Washington Post Two Step

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:19 | 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, Mark Mindek, Hugh Murphy, Maris Wolff. Choreography/reconstruction by Elizabeth Aldrich. The Great Hall, The Library of Congress, 15 October 1997. Music: "Washington Post" by John Philip Sousa (1889). Played ...

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    Rachel Zucker on Poetry

    As part of the ongoing Bagley Wright Lecture Series, poet and memoirist Rachel Zucker gave a lecture on poetry.

    • Contributor: Zucker, Rachel
    • Date: 2015-12-04
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    Bourgeois Town: Lead Belly in Washington DC

    To celebrate the 125th birthday of the legendary folk singer Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, Todd Harvey interviews Lead Belly family members Terika Dean and Alvin Singh on their famous relative, his contributions to American culture and world music and an overview of the significant Lead Belly materials in the Center's archive.

    • Date: 2015-04-24
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    First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book & Early Moments in Ameri...

    Through the generous support of David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress opened an exhibit featuring two copies of the Bay Psalm Book, officially titled "The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre" (1640). One copy will be drawn from the Library's Rare Book and Special Collections Division. The second copy, which belongs to Rubenstein, will be on display through Saturday, Aug. ...

    • Date: 2015-06-04
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    Baroque Dance: Pas de menuet de trois mouvements (minuet step...

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:37 | Reconstructed by Thomas Baird. Performed by Thomas Baird, dancer; Susan Manus, violin. Music: unknown, located in source. See: p. 76-83 in Rameau, P. Le Maître a danser, 1748 (#142), See: p. 43-47 in Weaver, J. The dancing-master, (#143), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

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    Geraldine Brooks: 2008 National Book Festival

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Geraldine Brooks speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Brooks, Geraldine
    • Date: 2008-09-27
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    Terrorism in Cyberspace: The Dark Future?

    Gabriel Weimann discussed the recent trends in online terrorism, emerging threats and possible countermeasures.

    • Contributor: Weimann, Gabriel
    • Date: 2015-06-10
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    Harold Meltzer & William Anderson

    Harold Meltzer talks about his new work with Cygnus founder William Anderson.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2012-02-03
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    Disembodying the Past to Preserve It

    Digital Media Strategist Sarah Werner speaks at the Digital Preservation 2013 event about the mutual concerns of digitizing and preserving cultural heritage.

    • Contributor: Werner, Sarah
    • Date: 2013-07-23
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    Maggie Stiefvater: 2012 National Book Festival

    Maggie Stiefvater appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Stiefvater, Maggie
    • Date: 2012-09-22
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    Society ballooning, Pittsfield, Mass. /

    At the beginning of the film, a group of men can be seen gathered around a flat area near a large municipal gas tank. Most of the group are attending to the skin of a big balloon in the foreground near the camera. The remainder of the film shows the balloon being filled with gas until it is buoyant enough to become airborne, the ...

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    Carrie M. Young oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mo...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Young, Carrie Lamar
    • Date: 2011-09-26

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    The Naqab Bedouin & Colonialism: New Perspectives

    Mansour Nasasra and Sophie Richter-Devroe discussed their book, describing the historic isolation of Naqab Bedouin studies from the rest of Palestine studies by situating, studying and analyzing their predicaments firmly within the contemporary context of Israeli settler-colonial policies. They offer a nuanced description and analysis of Naqab Bedouin activism and describe settler-colonial power structures.

    • Date: 2015-04-06
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    Literacy Best Practices: Lost Boys Rebuilding South Sudan

    The primary project of Lost Boys Rebuilding South Sudan is Literacy at the Well. This is a literacy program that uses a nontraditional structure to provide literacy education to girls and women by reaching them where they spend the most time-waiting in line for water at communal wells. The group trains South Sudanese teachers who are members of the community, and so have a ...

    • Contributor: Dwyer, Wendi
    • Date: 2014-10-08
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    Conversations About RDA: Capitalization, Abbreviations & Numbers

    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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    Barbara Lynn and Friends

    Barbara Lynn performs Texas Rhythm and Blues at the Library of Congress, November 18, 2009. videorecording | videorecording ; 58 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). November 18, 2009. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Lynn, Barbara
    • Date: 2009
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    Overland Express arriving at Helena, Mont. /

    From Edison films catalog: It is train time. We look down the long platform, crowded with people, and see the famous N.P. Railway Overland Express approaching rapidly. In a moment the engine passes by, slowing down. Then comes one, two, three, four express cars, and behind them seven coaches and Pullmans. Passengers alight, baggage is unloaded, friends greet each other, station men run here ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Blechynden, Frederick - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
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    Mesmerist and country couple /

    From Edison films catalog: Mr. and Mrs. Hayseed have heard of this wonderful Professor, and come to his office. They waken him from a trance, give him a fee and he hypnotizes them. The stunts they do while under his influence would make the Sphinx laugh for joy. Hayseed stands on his head, balances himself on a chair and takes off his clothes. Mrs. ...

    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (albert Edward)
    • Date: 1899
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    Douglas Brinkley

    Douglas Brinkley speaks at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Brinkley, Douglas
    • Date: 2004-10-09
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    Alexander McCall Smith: 2006 National Book Festival

    Alexander McCall Smith speaks at the 2006 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: McCall Smith, Alexander
    • Date: 2006-10-01
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    Books as Weapons: Propaganda, Publishing and the Battle for G...

    John Hench tells the little-known story of the vital partnership between American book publishers and the United States government to put carefully selected recent books highlighting American history and values into the hands of civilians liberated from Axis forces.

    • Contributor: Hench, John
    • Date: 2010-10-05
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    Capture of trenches at Candaba /

    From Edison films catalog: The Filipinos execute a flank movement and re-occupy the trenches, cutting off the advance guard of Americans. The rebel flag waves over the ditch and they defend their position bravely. A fierce charge by our soldiers makes them give way and they scatter in all directions. The officer in command pays dearly for his desperate sortie. Just as his horse ...

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - New Jersey. National Guard - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1899
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    Doris Adelaide Derby oral history interview conducted by Jose...

    Doris Derby discusses her childhood in the Bronx, joining a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) youth group, and attending Hunter College. She recalls her work in African art and dance, and traveling to Albany, Georgia, to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with voter registration. She remembers teaching adult literacy in Mississippi with SNCC, starting the Free Southern Theater, ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Derby, Doris Adelaide
    • Date: 2011-04-26

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    William Saunders oral history interview conducted by Kieran W...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Saunders, William - Taylor, Kieran Walsh
    • Date: 2011-06-09

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    Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium: Morning ...

    The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Nigeria Peoples Forum-USA jointly hosted the Ninth Annual State of the Nigerian Nation Symposium -- Developing Nigeria's Power Sector: Strategies, Challenges and Impact.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-10-10
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    Christopher Buckley

    • Contributor: Buckley, Christopher
    • Date: 2002-10-12
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    Takacs Quartet

    motion picture | 1 videorecording ; 34 min. | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Washington, DC (Venue). November 13, 2012 (Date). Quartet in A minor, D. 804, "Rosamunde" / Schubert (Content). 4:3 Due to copyright restrictions, only excerpts from this item are available. (Standard Restriction). Motion Picture (Form).

    • Contributor: Tacaks Quartet - Schubert, Franz
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    Philadelphia Express, Jersey Central Railway /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: The scene of the overhead crossing of the Pennsylvania and Jersey Central railroads at Elizabeth, N.J. While a Pennsylvania train is passing over the arch, the Philadelphia Express on the Central Railroad comes dashing underneath at full speed, head on to the audience.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1897
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    Juan Felipe Herrera: 2013 National Book Festival

    Juan Felipe Herrera appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Herrera, Juan Felipe
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    D.J. MacHale: 2013 National Book Festival

    D.J. MacHale appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Machale, D.J.
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Community Approaches to Digital Stewardship

    This panel from the Digital Preservation 2014 meeting features brief presentations about cooperative approaches to digital stewardship from the Academic Preservation Trust, the Research Data Alliance, the Preserving Digital Objects with Restricted Resources (PoWRR) and the Five Colleges Consortium followed by a panel discussion comparing and contrasting models for collaboration. The discussion is moderated by Meg Phillips of the National Archives and include Fran ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2014-07-22
  • Film, Video

    Alan Cutler: The Seashell on the Mountaintop

    Alan Cutler, a geologist and writer affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, spoke about his recent book, "The Seashell on the Mountaintop: A Story of Science, Sainthood and the Humble Genius Who Discovered a New History of Earth," which describes the life of Nicholaus Steno, a 17th century priest and scientist who is considered to be the founder of geology.

    • Contributor: Cutler, Alan
    • Date: 2005-05-17
  • Film, Video

    Jeffrey Brown: 2013 National Book Festival

    Jeffrey Brown appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Brown, Jeffrey
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video

    Scott Bates oral history interview conducted by David P. Clin...

    Professor Scott Bates describes his career as an educator and civil rights supporter in Sewanee, Tennessee. He discusses his memories of race relations on U.S. Army bases during World War II, and he describes how he moved from the Midwest to Sewanee, Tennessee to become a college instructor of French. Once in Sewanee, Bates soon learned about the Highlander Folk School, where he attended ...

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (u.s.) - Cline, David P. - Bates, Scott
    • Date: 2013-06-20

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  • Film, Video

    Images of Early African American Life

    Photographic images of African American life at the turn of the 20th century were the subject of a talk by historians David Levering Lewis and Deborah Willis. Their book, "A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. Du Bois & African American Portraits of Progress" (Amistad, 2003), is based on the Library’s collection of photographs showcased in "The Exhibit of American Negroes" at the 1900 Paris ...

    • Date: 2003-10-29
  • Film, Video

    Teacher Resource: Inquiry - Investigate

    When investigating, students will evaluate information to answer questions and test hypotheses. Watch as Earnestine Sweeting has her students use the Library of Congress primary source analysis tool to further investigate events from the New York Draft Riots.

    • Contributor: Narrator
    • Date: 2015-11-19
  • Film, Video

    Champs de Mars

    From Edison films catalog: Shows all the prominent buildings on this thoroughfare, ending with a close view of the base of the Eiffel Tower, with the Trocadero Palace in the background. 135 feet. 20.25.

    • Contributor: White, James H. (james Henry) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video

    Susan Hirsch Discusses Her Book on Terrorism and Grief

    Anthropologist Susan F. Hirsch discussed her book, "In the Moment of Greatest Calamity: Terrorism, Grief and a Victim's Quest for Justice," in a program sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center. On Aug. 7, 1998, bombs exploded at U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Hirsch, who was running an errand inside the embassy at Dar es Salaam, survived the blast. ...

    • Contributor: Hirsch, Susan
    • Date: 2006-11-29
  • Film, Video

    St. Lawrence String Quartet Concert

    The St. Lawrence String Quartet performs a concert on the Library's Stradivari instruments. This webcast includes their performance of Haydn's String Quartet in E-flat major, op. 33/2, H.III: 38 ("The Joke") and Antonin Dvorak's String Quartet in C major, op. 61. Composer John Adams also introduces his second quartet, a Library of Congress co-commission [performance unavailable due to copyright restriction].

    • Contributor: St. Lawrence String Quartet
    • Date: 2015-01-23
  • Film, Video

    Rick Atkinson: 2015 National Book Festival

    Rick Atkinson discusses "The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945" as part of a special presentation on the human side of war at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Atkinson, Rick
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video

    First Words in Print

    As part of "Reading Africa," sponsored by the Center for the Book and the African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division in the Library of Congress and the children's librarians of the D.C. Public Library, Trok and Lekuton gave brief talks about their work promoting literacy in their native South Africa. In September 2004, the South African Centre's "First Words in Print" ...

    • Date: 2005-02-08
  • Film, Video

    Karin Slaughter: 2010 National Book Festival

    Author Karin Slaughter presents at the 2010 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Slaughter, Karin
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • Collection

    Les Bon Hommes Du Nord: French-Canadian Fiddle Music & Songs ...

    Patrick Ross and Jean Theroux present a program of fiddle tunes and songs drawn from their French-Canadian heritage. They will be joined by Dalton Binette and Bow Thayer. All four musicians hail from the northernmost area of New Hampshire, adjacent to the Canadian border, across which people and cultural influences have flowed steadily over the last hundred years or more. The fiddle, accordion, and ...

    • Date: 2012-08-08
  • Film, Video

    Automobile race for the Vanderbilt Cup /

    This automobile race was filmed from many camera positions. Several different types of motor cars from all parts of the world are seen. A series of interconnecting roads was used as the race course.

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1904
  • Film, Video

    Sculptural Books: Book Structures from the Medieval to the Mo...

    Printmaker and book artist Alice Austin discussed her exploration of different book structures, both historic and modern. Her unique books satisfy a curiosity of book binding history while her editions celebrate pattern and color.

    • Contributor: Austin , Alice
    • Date: 2015-06-11
  • Film, Video

    Ellen Oh: 2015 National Book Festival

    Ellen Oh discusses "King" at the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Oh, Ellen
    • Date: 2015-09-05
  • Film, Video

    National Collegiate Book-Collecting Contest Award Ceremony

    The Center for the Book and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the Fellowship of American Bibliographic Societies announced the winners of the National Collegiate Book-Collecting Contest.

    • Date: 2012-10-19
  • Film, Video

    A Place for the Arts: The MacDowell Colony, 1907-2007

    videorecording | videorecording ; 44 min | Founded in 1907, The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H., was the first artists' residency program in America and is the model for hundreds of others. The vision of founders Edward McDowell and his wife Marian, both pianists, was to provide artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time, a private workplace and a dynamic community of peers to ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Rausch, Robin
    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    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
  • Collection

    Inside an American Factory: Films of the Westinghouse Works, ...

    The Westinghouse Works Collection contains 21 actuality films showing various views of Westinghouse companies. Most prominently featured are the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, and the Westinghouse Machine Company. The films were intended to showcase the company's operations. Exterior and interior shots of the factories are shown along with scenes of male and female workers performing their duties at ...

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division - Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
    • Date: 1999

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