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    Olmsted Associates records, 1863-1971 Landscape architectural firm. The records include correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, reports, plans, specifications, newspaper clippings, photographs, drawings, journals, account books, ledgers, lists, diagrams, blueprints, deeds, and printed matter constituting the business files of the firm and reflecting the breadth of the projects undertaken by its staff. A small group of Olmsted family papers is also contained in the collection.
    • Contributor: Olmsted Associates
    • Date: 1863
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    Amasa J. Parker papers, 1836-1875 United States representative, lawyer, and jurist. Chiefly letters written by Parker while serving in the United States Congress in Washington, D.C. from 1837 to 1839.
    • Contributor: Parker, Amasa J. (Amasa Junius) - Parker, Amasa J.
    • Date: 1836
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    Solon Hannibal Borglum papers, 1886-1969 Sculptor. Correspondence, commission files, subject files, articles, certificates and awards, photographs, printed matter, a scrapbook, and microfilm mostly relating to Borglum's career as a sculptor, his works of art, and his activities with the American Expeditionary Forces Art Training Center in Bellevue, France, Silvermine Group of Artists in New Canaan, Connecticut, and the School of American Sculpture in New York.
    • Contributor: Borglum, Solon Hannibal
    • Date: 1886
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    Hubbard family papers, 1639-1925 Chiefly correspondence supplemented by diaries, notes, drawings, poems, speeches and writings, and printed material of various members of the Hubbard family and their relatives, primarily Gardiner G. Hubbard, his wife, Gertrude Mercer McCurdy Hubbard , father, Samuel Hubbard, and father-in-law, Robert Henry McCurdy. Includes material relating to Gardiner Hubbard's interest in the education of the deaf, the Caledonia Mines, ranching in Washington state, and ...
    • Date: 1639
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    Olmsted Associates records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, letterbooks, journals, reports, plans and specifications, blueprints, diagrams, nursery orders, deeds, contractual arrangements, financial records, personnel records, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, and other records constituting the business files of the firm and documenting its history and growth. The records trace the firm's work in the District of Columbia, including the U.S. Capitol and White House grounds; with the park systems of Baltimore, ...
    • Contributor: Olmsted Associates - Olmsted, Frederick Law - Olmsted, John Charles - Frederick Law Olmsted (Firm) - F.L. And J.C. Olmsted (Firm) - F.L. Olmsted and Company - Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot - Olmsted Brothers
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    Solon Hannibal Borglum papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, articles, commission files, subject files, biographical material, printed matter, scrapbook, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Borglum's career as a sculptor and to his works of art. Documents his activities with the Silvermine Group of Artists, New Canaan, Conn.; and the School of American Sculpture, New York, N.Y. Also documents Borglum's World War I service in France with the Young Men's Christian ...
    • Contributor: Borglum, Solon Hannibal
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    Hubbard family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Chiefly correspondence supplemented by diaries, speeches, writings, notes, printed matter, drawings, and other papers of members of the Hubbard family and allied Bell, Greene, and McCurdy families. Primarily the papers of Gardiner G. Hubbard; his wife, Gertrude Mercer McCurdy Hubbard; his father, Samuel Hubbard; and his father-in-law, Robert Henry McCurdy. Documents Gardiner G. Hubbard's interest in the education of the deaf; the Caledonia Mine, ...
    • Contributor: Hubbard, Gardiner G. (Gardiner Greene) - Hubbard, Gertrude Mercer McCurdy - Hubbard, Samuel - McCurdy, Robert Henry
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    Amasa J. Parker papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Chiefly letters written by Parker while serving in the U.S. Congress to his wife, Harriet Langdon Roberts Parker, in Delhi, N.Y., describing his trip to Washington, the city, the Capitol building, and his impressions of John Quincy Adams, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. Other topics include dueling, Indian affairs, politics, and Washington social life and theater. Also includes letters written while Parker was ...
    • Contributor: Parker, Amasa J. (Amasa Junius)
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    Major League Tassa Major League Tassa performs Indo-Caribbean drumming and dance from Queens, New York, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Tassa, Major League - Major League Tassa (Performing Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-01-31
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    Old Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music and Dance of Urban Immigrant Communities Ethnographer and performer Ethel Raim, co-founder and artistic director of New York's celebrated Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD), discusses her five decades of work with community-based traditional artists in urban America. Beginning at a time when to most Americans "folk music" was practically synonymous with rural and Anglo-Saxon, Raim built on her own interests in Balkan music and dance to document and ...
    • Contributor: Raim, Ethel - Groce, Nancy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-06-20
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    Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra Merita Halili and the Raif Hyseni Orchestra perform Albanian music from New York, celebrating 40 years of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Halili, Merita - Hyseni, Raif - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2008-06-19
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    Hear, O Israel: Yiddish-American Radio 1925-1955 While all other aspects of Yiddish culture existed wherever Ashkenazic Jews lived, it was only in America that radio realized its greatest and most fulfilling use by and for Jews. Yiddish scholar Henry Sapoznik discusses and shares some of the most memorable and powerful moments in this nearly lost world of ethnic American broadcasting. By exploring amazingly broad category of Yiddish radio shows -- ...
    • Contributor: Sapoznik, Henry - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-10-14
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    Built with Faith: Place Making and the Religious Imagination in Italian New York This presentation examines how Italian Americans create and use vernacular architecture, material culture, and ceremonial display to inscribe meaning on New York City's religious and cultural landscapes. Yard shrines, sidewalk altars, Christmas displays, and other creative productions transform everyday urban space into unique, communal sites of religiosity. Sciorra is especially interested in how people remember, imagine, and interpret the city, as well as people's ...
    • Contributor: Sciorra, Joseph - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-09-23
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    The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance (Day 1) Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 1)
    • Contributor: Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman ... Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman - Mayrent, Sherry L. - Newman, Roberta - Pearlstein, Peggy K. - Rein, David M. - Russo, Alexander - Sapoznik, Henry - Seigel, Amanda - Sokolow, Pete - Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron - Ticktin, Max D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Yiddish of Greater Washington Inc - University of Wisconsin. Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
    • Date: 2012-09-06
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    The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance (Day 2, morning) Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 2, morning)
    • Contributor: Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman ... Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman - Mayrent, Sherry L. - Newman, Roberta - Pearlstein, Peggy K. - Rein, David M. - Russo, Alexander - Sapoznik, Henry - Seigel, Amanda - Sokolow, Pete - Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron - Ticktin, Max D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Yiddish of Greater Washington Inc - University of Wisconsin. Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
    • Date: 2012-09-07
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    The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-American Cultural Renaissance (Day 2, afternoon) Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 2, afternoon)
    • Contributor: Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman ... Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman - Mayrent, Sherry L. - Newman, Roberta - Pearlstein, Peggy K. - Rein, David M. - Russo, Alexander - Sapoznik, Henry - Seigel, Amanda - Sokolow, Pete - Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron - Ticktin, Max D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Yiddish of Greater Washington Inc - University of Wisconsin. Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
    • Date: 2012-09-07
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    Collecting Jewish Cultural Treasures in a Post-WWII New York Lobby During the summer of 1948, only three years after the end of World War II, Ben Stonehill, a man devoted to Jewish culture, recorded recently-arrived Jewish survivors of the war who were temporarily housed in a hotel in upper Manhattan. The singers included men, women, and children. Stonehill collected over a thousand songs of many kinds: joyful as well as sad, mainly in Yiddish ...
    • Contributor: Isaacs, Miriam - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-11-13
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    Quilt Alliance, Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories interviews collection, Catalog Record Only This collection consists of sound recordings, transcripts and photographic images documenting interviews conducted as a part of Quilters' S.O.S. -- Save Our Stories (QSOS) project. QSOS is one of several projects and partnerships created by the Quilt Alliance in an effort to preserve, document, and share the lives and stories of quilters and quiltmaking. The project began in 1999 and continued through 2016. QSOS ...
    • Contributor: Herman, Bernard L. - Musgrave, Karen S. - Pritchard, Gayle A. - Quilt Alliance - University of Delaware. Center for Material Culture Studies - International Quilt Festival/Houston
    • Date: 1999