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  • Film, Video
    Printing in Color: Lessons in Technique A demonstration of the progress of color printing from 1457 until 1800, using examples from the Library's Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection and recent acquisitions. The focus of the talk is a discussion of the techniques developed by printers to apply color to printed images through the mechanical process of the printing press and how these techniques changed as the technology of printing developed over ...
    • Contributor: De Simone, Daniel
    • Date: 2013-03-07
  • Film, Video
    [Fortress, Afghanistan] Title devised by Library staff. On slide (printed): "Edward Van Altena" and "71-79 West 45th Street, New York, N.Y.C." Forms part of: Visual materials from the Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. papers (Library of Congress).
    • Date: 1925
  • Film, Video
    Bob Lanier with NBA/WNBA Players Chris Duhon and Ivory Latta: 2008 National Book Festival NBA legend Bob Lanier and NBA/WNBA players Chris Duhon and Ivory Latta appear at the National Book Festival.
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Film, Video
    Library Accessibility: Facilities, Programs and Services The Library hosted a panel discussion, "Library Accessibility: Facilities, Programs and Services," as part of its celebration of Disability Employment Awareness Month. Presentations were given by John, P.S. Salmen, America Institute of Architects; Nancy Davenport, DC Public Libraries; and Rosemary Kelly, LC Reference Roundtable. They discussed three important aspects of accommodation and universal design in libraries today.
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2007-10-17
  • Film, Video
    Katherine Dunham on need for 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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    Conversation: Olli Kotekangas & Norman Scribner videorecording | videorecording ; 56 min | Composer Olli Kortekangas and Norman Scribner, artistic director of The Choral Arts Society of Washington discuss the composer's new work, "Seven Songs for Planet Earth," which has been described as "a statement about our relationship to the natural world and our human duty to respect and nurture our planet -- a universal message for all to understand ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Kortekangas, Olli - Scribner, Norman
    • Date: 2011
  • Film, Video
    [Newark athlete. Fragment 1]
    [Club swinger, no. 1] | [Indian club swinger] | Club swinger, no. 1 | Indian club swinger | Early Edison camera tests
    Experimental film fragment made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film.
    • Contributor: Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie) - Heise, William - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1891
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    Violin Master Class with Christian Tetzlaff Virtuoso violinist Christian Tetzlaff conducted a violin master class at the Library for area students and teachers.
    • Contributor: Tetzlaff, Christian
    • Date: 2008-11-07
  • Film, Video
    Read Across America: An NEA Project Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billington is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, President of the National Education Association (NEA) Dennis Van Roekel and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for the kickoff of NEA's Read Across America program.
    • Date: 2010-03-02
  • Film, Video
    Capital Pride LGBT Poetry Event Capital Pride co-sponsored a reading by emerging and established gay and lesbian poets.
    • Date: 2014-06-03
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    Bob Milne at the Library of Congress an oral history with David Sager videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 9 min., 15 sec.) : sd., col. | Interviewer: David Sager; piano: Bob Milne. (Cast). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Permission). Bob Milne, ragtime pianist, discusses and demonstrates ragtime music performance practice in an interview with David Sager, Library of Congress. (Summary). Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, October 15, 2004. (Venue). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Copyright Notice). ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Milne, Bob, Pianist - Sager, David - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video
    Adam Johnson: 2013 National Book Festival Adam Johnson appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
    • Contributor: Johnson, Adam
    • Date: 2013-09-22
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    Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps videorecording | videorecording ; 71 min | The Master Chorale of Washington, in partnership with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, presented the "Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps," a work based on the songs and letters written by Nazi concentration camp prisoners. The cantata, composed and conducted by Donald McCullough, stands as a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. ...
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - McCullough, Donald
    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video
    A little "Jules Verne"
    Petit Jules Verne
    A boy is put to bed by his mother, but when she leaves the room, he pulls out a book. Dropping off to sleep, he begins to dream. The wall behind him transforms into a screen, with a portrait of Jules Verne. The boy imagines the starry night sky, with comets shooting by. The gondola of a balloon parks outside his window. He climbs ...
    • Contributor: Pathé Frères (France) - Pathé Frères (U.S.) - Afi/Baker (Glenn L.) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1907
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    Interview with the Ambassadors: The Joy of Writing Following the Jan. 5, 2010, ceremony announcing the appointment of Katherine Paterson as the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for 2010-2011, Jon Scieszka, National Ambassador for 2008-2009, interviewed his successor. They discussed a wide range of issues, both serious and humorous, in a room in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Date: 2010-01-05
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    John Koster: What Did Harpsichords Sound Like in 1910? videorecording | videorecording ; 27 min | John Koster discusses the sound of harpsichords in the early part of the 20th Century, in a companion lecture to a concert by Mahan Esfahani. (Content). Recorded May 29, 2010 (Date). Speaker Biography: John Koster is conservator and curator of keyboard instruments at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota. (Biographical). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Koster, John
    • Date: 2010
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    Demons of the Mind: Ebb and Flow in the Sea of Sadness, Part 1 The Office of Scholarly Programs, in conjunction with the Dana Foundation, Heinz Family Philanthropies and the National Institute of Mental Health, sponsored a two-day conference, "Demons of the Mind: 21st Century Science vs. Depression," bringing together top neuroscientists and mental health experts to discuss mental depression.
    • Date: 2006-04-19
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    Maria Venegas: 2014 National Book Festival Maria Venegas appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
    • Contributor: Venegas, Maria
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Film, Video
    Interview with Karl Kish, Naples, Italy, November 26, 2001 (part 1 of 3)
    • Contributor: George, Scott Edward - Kish, Karl
    • Date: 2001-11-26
  • Film, Video
    Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 2]
    Scenes of San Francisco, [no. 2] | Scenes of San Francisco. | San Francisco
    This film is a compilation of panoramas filmed in the ruins of downtown San Francisco and outlying refugee camps following the 1906 earthquake and fire. The film dates from Wednesday, May 9, 1906. The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0102 (part 1)] The film begins with a long, dramatic pan of downtown ruins viewed from Natoma Street between 4th and ...
    • Contributor: Gove, Otis M. (Otis Meader) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
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    Cuisine and Culture in the Arab World Author Amy Riolo discusses cuisine and culture in the Arab world.
    • Contributor: Riolo, Amy
    • Date: 2011-01-19
  • Film, Video
    A trip to Berkeley, Cal.
    Trip to Berkeley, California | Panorama view, streets of Berkeley, Cal.
    This film, shot from a moving streetcar, shows portions of north Berkeley and the adjacent University of California campus, circa 1906. (A 1905 photo-panorama of Berkeley shows a virtually identical view of the area seen in the film.) The Oakland and Berkeley Rapid Transit Company began operating in 1891 and was a major factor in the development of Berkeley. Unincorporated until 1878, a decade ...
    • Contributor: Gove, Otis M. (Otis Meader) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1906
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Women seated in room] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
    • Date: 1925
  • Film, Video
    Secrets of the manor house /
    Inside British country homes in the early 1900's Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Secrets of the manor house looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in these ancient British houses, and how mounting financial, political and social pressures were about to bring momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants.
    • Contributor: Ward, Susannah - West, Samuel - Pioneer Productions - Pbs Home Video - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
  • Film, Video
    This Separation Forced upon Us: Philadelphia's Free Quakers and the Culture of Revolution Despite their history of pacifism, Philadelphia Quakers were deeply entangled in the American Revolution. When a small number of disowned Friends came together in February 1781 to form a group they called "The Society of Friends Known by Some as the Free Quakers," they were motivated by the genuine desire for shared religious communion in keeping with the "fundamental Principals" of Quakerism -- but ...
    • Contributor: Garfinkel, Susan
    • Date: 2011-09-22