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    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Two, Session 2
    American Folklife Center symposium, 2009-02-24 to 2009-02-25
    To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, the American Folklife Center, in collaboration with the Scottish government as part of its Homecoming Scotland 2009 celebration, presented a free public symposium on Burns' life and work, as well as his impact on America and American culture. The afternoon featured a second panel discussion exploring Burns' relationship to the...
    • Contributor: Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy ... Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy - Lambert, Marc - Miller, Ed - Newton, Cate - Ryan, Kay - Salmond, Alex - Sklarew, Myra - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-02-25
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    Richard Rush papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diary (1821), notes (1805) on conversation with Gen. Francisco Antonio Gabriel Miranda, opinion (1823) on the transfer of Cuba to Great Britain, and engravings. The collection relates primarily to Rush's duties as U.S. attorney general (1814-1817), U.S. secretary of state (1817), minister to Great Britain (1817-1825), and U.S. secretary of the treasury (1825-1828). Also includes legal documents concerning a loan from the Netherlands...
    • Contributor: Rush, Richard
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    Reverb : African American a capella singing from Washington, DC,
    American Folklife Center concert, 2007-02-07 | Reverb | Homegrown 2007, the music of America Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Reverb on February 7, 2007 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Introductions by Debra Murphy and Mike Licht, who discuss the history and events scheduled for African American History Month. Reverb is a Washington, D.C. a cappella gospel...
    • Contributor: Reverb (Vocal Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2007
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    José Ignacio Rodríguez papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence; legal records; notes, drafts, and other literary papers; newspaper clippings; and other papers relating to Rodriguez's career as an author and lawyer. Documents his work involving Latin American claims commissions and governments and his writings on Latin American history. Includes material pertaining to claims against the governments of Cuba and the Dominican Republic; cases before various Spanish and American Claims commissions, the French...
    • Contributor: Rodríguez, José Ignacio - Mestre, José Manuel - Junta (New York, N.Y.) - Real Sociedad Económica De Amigos Del País (Cuba)
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    Carl Schurz Vrooman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, and other papers of Vrooman and Scott family members, chiefly Vrooman; his wife, Julia Scott Vrooman; his mother-in-law, Julia Green Scott; and his brothers, Frank Buffington Vrooman, Hiram Vrooman, and Walter Vrooman. Subjects include agriculture and agricultural policy, especially during Vrooman's tenure as assistant secretary of agriculture in the Woodrow Wilson presidential administration; social life in Washington, D.C., in the...
    • Contributor: Vrooman, Carl Schurz - Scott, Julia Green - Vrooman, Frank Buffington - Vrooman, Hiram - Vrooman, Julia Scott - Vrooman, Walter
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    Archie Green Memorial: Remembering Archie
    Legends and legacies: an American Folklife Center celebration of public folklore | American Folklife Center symposium, 2009-10-10
    The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress hosted a two-day event including a tribute, a symposium, and a concert, honoring folklorists Archie Green and Joe Wilson, and celebrating the acquisition of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Collection by the Center's archive. The multifaceted event featured spoken tributes, musical performances, panel discussions, and rare glimpses at archival treasures, and was...
    • Contributor: Ferris, William R. - Johnson, Paula - McCulloh, Judith - Munoz, Michael S. - Pelosi, Nancy - Wilson, Joe - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-09-10
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    Nicholas King family papers, 1792-1987 Family of Nicholas King, English-born engineer and surveyor of the city of Washington, D.C. Journals, correspondence, notes, genealogies, visas, photographs, and drawings concerning King and members of his family.
    • Contributor: King, N. (Nicholas) - King, N.
    • Date: 1792
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    Charles H. Rogers family papers, 1858-1930 Financier. Correspondence, military orders and passes, notes, calling cards, and a photograph, and also including letters from Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) and his family.
    • Contributor: Rogers, Charles H.
    • Date: 1858
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    Donald R. Richberg papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, speeches, writings, interviews, subject files, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Richberg's service during the New Deal era including his work as adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in formulating the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933, general counsel and chairman of the U.S. National Recovery Administration, and executive director of the National Emergency Council (U.S.). Includes material pertaining to...
    • Contributor: Richberg, Donald R. (Donald Randall)
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    Ward family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial papers, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward and members of his family. Includes material relating to the Civil War, particularly the Peninsular, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg campaigns; Reconstruction; and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and northern Virginia.
    • Contributor: Ward, William Norvell
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    Lee-Palfrey families papers, 1780-1932 Correspondence, diaries, journals, clippings, maps, photographs, and other papers of William Lee (1772-1840) of Boston, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and France and members of his family. Of particular interest are Lee's diaries and letters detailing his experiences as a commercial agent and secretary to the United States Legation in France. Also includes a journal and photographs of a topographical mission to Utah in 1858-1859 by...
    • Date: 1780
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    Charles Follen McKim papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diary transcript, notes, legal and financial records, sketches, drawings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the firm of McKim, Mead, & White, New York, N.Y. Documents McKim's designs for the Boston Public Library and Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass.; Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus and the University Club, New York, N.Y.; Rhode Island State House, Providence, R.I.; restoration of the White...
    • Contributor: McKim, Charles Follen
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    James William Denver papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Four letterpress books containing correspondence relating to Denver's law practice in Washington, D.C., which was concerned with Choctaw Indian claims and land disputes in California and elsewhere in the West, and to his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination (1884). A fifth letterpress book contains the correspondence of Seargent Prentiss Knut of Denver's law firm.
    • Contributor: Denver, James William
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    Robert Green Ingersoll papers, 1826-1940 Lawyer and lecturer. Diaries, correspondence, letterbooks, writings, lectures, scrapbooks, family papers, and miscellaneous financial, legal, and personal material relating to Ingersoll's involvement in politics and law and as a lecturer and writer on agnosticism and religion.
    • Contributor: Ingersoll, Robert Green
    • Date: 1826
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    Meg Greenfield papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, speeches, writings, interview transcripts, reports, research files, calendars and schedules, financial and legal records, travel files, academic records, biographical material, childhood diaries and writings, family papers, honors and awards, scrapbooks, printed matter, digital files, cartoons, photographs, and other papers documenting Greenfield's career in journalism as Washington correspondent and editor for Reporter magazine (1961-1968), editorial writer and editor of the Washington Post...
    • Contributor: Greenfield, Meg
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    Mary McGrory papers, 1928-2004 Journalist. Correspondence, subject files, notebooks and notes, speeches and writings, newspaper clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other papers relating primarily to McGrory's career as a journalist.
    • Contributor: McGrory, Mary
    • Date: 1928
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    John J. Sirica papers, 1932-1986 Jurist and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, drafts of articles and books, speeches, notes, research materials calendars, case files, bench books, financial and legal material, family papers, printed material, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Sirica's career as judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, especially to cases relating to the Watergate affair.
    • Contributor: Sirica, John J.
    • Date: 1932
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    American Folklife Center directors' roundtable : a retrospective of the Center's first forty years,
    AFC directors' roundtable: a retrospective of the Center's first forty years | American Folklife Center lecture, 2016-05-17 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Documentation of American Folklife Center director Betsy Peterson, former director Alan Jabbour, and former director Peggy Bulger discussing the history and future of the Center in a roundtable discussion moderated by Cliff Murphy, director of the Folk and Traditional Arts Program at the National Endowment for the Arts.
    • Contributor: Bulger, Peggy A. - Jabbour, Alan - Peterson, Betsy - Murphy, Clifford R. - Dewhurst, C. Kurt - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    Pinkerton's National Detective Agency records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, essays and other writings, reports, notes, police and prison records, code books, criminal rosters, exhibition texts, legal documents, biographical and genealogical records, procedural guidelines and training manuals, financial records, card indexes, photographs, reward notices, wanted posters, illustrations, maps, and other records chiefly documenting the work of the private detective agency for clients in business and industry. Includes papers of Pinkerton family members...
    • Contributor: Pinkerton's National Detective Agency - Bangs, George H. - Pinkerton, Allan - Pinkerton, Robert A. - Pinkerton, Robert A. (Robert Allan) - Pinkerton, William A. (William Allan)
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    William Dawson Johnston papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, writings, reports, notes, lists, clippings, printed matter, photographs and other papers relating chiefly to Johnston's career as a librarian and to the history of librarianship. Documents his service at Columbia University Library, the Library of Congress, and Saint Paul Public Library. Includes notes for a projected second volume of Johnston's History of the Library of Congress and for a study of college...
    • Contributor: Johnston, William Dawson
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    John Callan O'Laughlin papers, 1895-1949 Politician, statesman, newspaperman, and publisher. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, reports, printed material, scrapbooks, and records of the Army and Navy Journal documenting O'Laughlin's career as a newspaperman and advocate of Republican Party and conservative causes.
    • Contributor: O'Laughlin, John Callan
    • Date: 1895
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    Gerhard Alden Gesell papers, 1956-1993 Judge and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts of writings, speeches, agenda and minutes of meetings, opinions, orders, dockets, notes, sentencing information, case files, and other legal papers and material pertaining primarily to Gesell's career as judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and documenting his cases in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, antitrust matters, patent cases, and government...
    • Contributor: Gesell, Gerhard Alden
    • Date: 1956
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    Dressing the past: Civil War reenactors, Williamsburg historic interpreters, and exploring American identity through costume,
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2016-06-07 Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Pravina Shukla, folklorist and associate professor at Indiana University, presents her research on costume and American identities. The periods of the American Revolution and the Civil War remain topics of pride and contention, subjects of popular writing, and inspiration for costumed performance. In eighteenth-century garments at Colonial...
    • Contributor: Shukla, Pravina - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    Almon Ferdinand Rockwell papers, 1852-1900 Army officer and superintendent of public buildings, Washington, D.C. Correspondence, diaries and journals concerning Rockwell's investments in commercial enterprises with James A. Garfield, Garfield's assassination and his appointment controversy with Roscoe Conkling, and Rockwell's Civil War experiences, including the Battle of Shiloh.
    • Contributor: Rockwell, Almon Ferdinand
    • Date: 1852
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    Joseph L. Rauh papers, 1913-1994 Lawyer, civil rights activist, and civil libertarian of Washington, D.C. Chiefly legal files together with correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, oral history interviews, speeches, writings, subject files, appointment books, and other papers relating to Rauh's career as a public interest lawyer handling cases pertaining to civil rights, civil liberties, and labor disputes. Includes files relating to his activities with Americans for Democratic Action and...
    • Contributor: Rauh, Joseph L.
    • Date: 1913