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    Henry Clay family papers, 1732-1927 Personal, official, and family correspondence, speeches, writings, business records, legal files, biographical material, printed matter, and other papers chiefly documenting the public career and private life of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852), United States secretary of state and representative and senator from Kentucky; his son, James B. Clay (1817-1864), diplomat, United States representative from Kentucky, and Confederate sympathizer; and other members of Henry Clay's family.
    • Contributor: Clay, Henry
    • Date: 1732
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    William Howard Taft papers, 1958-1989 Lawyer and government official; known as William Howard Taft IV. Personal and family correspondence, official correspondence, memoranda, speeches and writings, and daily records chiefly documenting Taft's government service in the Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Ronald Reagan presidential administrations.
    • Contributor: Taft, William Howard
    • Date: 1958
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    Samuel Dash papers, 1748-2004 Lawyer, educator, and author. Correspondence, memoranda, legal material and opinions, writings, speeches, engagement file, teaching file, organization and committee file, clippings, photographs, appointment calendars, and other papers relating primarily to Dash's legal career after 1964, and more particularly his role in governmental investigations.
    • Contributor: Dash, Samuel
    • Date: 1748
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    Woodie Guthrie: My Father, My Partner Nora Guthrie recounted her early recollections of family life (which include family gatherings and hootenannies with musicians close to the family), her father Woody's hospitalization with Huntington's Disease, her recognition of her father's growing mythology among artists in the 1960s folk music revival, and the gradual transition of her relationship with her father into one of professional partnership.
    • Contributor: Guthrie, Nora
    • Date: 2012-03-29
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    Frederick Law Olmsted papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, journals, drafts of articles and books, speeches and lectures, biographical and genealogical data, business papers, legal and financial papers, scrapbooks, printed material, maps, drawings, and other papers encompassing Olmsted's career and private life. The papers focus on Olmsted's career as a landscape architect, specifically as a designer of parks and the grounds of private estates and public buildings and as a city ...
    • Contributor: Olmsted, Frederick Law - Olmsted, Gideon - Olmsted, John
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    David Warren Steel: Makers of the Sacred Harp David Warren Steel discusses his new book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," newly published by the University of Illinois Press.
    • Contributor: Steel, David Warren - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-10-21
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    Job Pierson family papers, 1755-1908 Chiefly letters (1831-1835) written by Job Pierson (1791-1860) to his wife, Clarissa Bulkeley Pierson, while serving in Congress describing life in Washington, D.C., during the administration of Andrew Jackson; journal and typewritten transcripts of diary entries of Job Pierson (1824-1896) relating to his studies at Williams College, his religious conversion, family life, and his career as a Presbyterian clergyman in New York and Michigan.
    • Contributor: Pierson, Job
    • Date: 1755
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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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    Schuyler Colfax correspondence and speeches, 1837-1882 Vice president of the United States, congressman, and newspaper editor. Correspondence and speeches documenting Colfax's activities as a newspaper editor, his involvement in the Whig and Republican parties, and his tenure as United States representative from Indiana and vice president under Ulysses S. Grant.
    • Contributor: Colfax, Schuyler
    • Date: 1837
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    I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big ...
    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012-11-16
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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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    W.L. McAtee papers, 1803-1963 Biologist and ornithologist. Correspondence, research and writings, field notes and notebooks, poetry, prose, reviews, and other avocational writings, calendars, diaries, memorabilia, scrapbook, wills, and printed matter chiefly documenting McAtee's career as a biologist and ornithologist at the United States Bureau of Biological Survey and its successor, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and as curator of Hemiptera at the Smithsonian Institution.
    • Contributor: McAtee, W. L. (Waldo Lee) - McAtee, W. L.
    • Date: 1803
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    Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. International Boundary: Panels 4, 5 & 6 Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which will explore the history and culture of regions, communities and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. Panel 4: Cultural Manifestations of the Border includes Laurie Ricou speaking on "Border Songs of Cascadia: Rain, Rivering, and Raven in the Pacific Northwest" and Nora Foster Stoval on "'American ...
    • Contributor: Arenson, Adam - Carter, Brian - Champ, Henry - Diamond, Beverley - Dyster, Paul A. - Faid, Julian - Fischer, David Hackett - Konrad, Victor A. - Lynch, Timothy G. - Matthiesen, Birgit ... Arenson, Adam - Carter, Brian - Champ, Henry - Diamond, Beverley - Dyster, Paul A. - Faid, Julian - Fischer, David Hackett - Konrad, Victor A. - Lynch, Timothy G. - Matthiesen, Birgit - Meer, Mark - Ricou, Laurence - Robson, Patrick J. - Stovel, Nora Foster - Taft, Michael - Tarbell, Reaghan - Taylor, David Alan - Widdis, Randy W. (Randy William) - Winick, Stephen D. - American Folklife Center - Canada. Embassy (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-06-16
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    Alfred Easton Poor papers, 1866-1985 Architect and naval officer. Correspondence, writings, publications, reports, and appointment calendars pertaining primarily to Poor's architectural career, particularly his designs for public buildings, and his naval service during World War I and World War II.
    • Contributor: Poor, Alfred Easton
    • Date: 1866
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    John Vachon papers, 1913-1995 Photographer. Correspondence, family papers, writings, and miscellaneous material relating primarily to Vachon’s career as a photographer with the Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, and Look magazine.
    • Contributor: Vachon, John
    • Date: 1913
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    Edward Everett Hayden family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, financial materials, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Hayden's naval and scientific careers and to the Hayden family. Topics include Hayden's position as secretary of the National Geographic Society (1895-1897), his work in charge of time service and chronometers at the United States Naval Observatory (1902-1910), his command of the U.S. Naval Station at Key West, Fla. (1910-1915), his various ...
    • Contributor: Hayden, Edward Everett - Hayden, Alfred - Hayden, Herbert (Herbert Bainbridge) - Hayden, Mary Bainbridge - Hayden, Reynolds - Hayden, William - Reynolds, Joseph Jones
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    William Henry Richards papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, legal files, financial files, printed matter, clippings, and other papers relating to Richards's career as an African American lawyer in Washington, D.C., and professor of law at Howard University, Washington, D.C. Documents his work with the Bethel Literary and Historical Association of Washington, D.C., and the Niagara Movement; his real estate holdings in Minnesota, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C.; and his friendship with suffragist ...
    • Contributor: Richards, William Henry
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    Mabel Walker Willebrandt papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, speeches, writings, family papers, and printed matter relating primarily to Willebrandt's service as U.S. assistant attorney general under Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Correspondence includes letters to Willebrandt's parents and pertains chiefly to social and political life in Washington, her efforts as an enforcer of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Republican Party politics, and the issue and role of ...
    • Contributor: Willebrandt, Mabel Walker
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    Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop papers, 1699-1989 Authors and journalists. Correspondence, writings, interviews, notes, subject files, office files, financial papers, family papers, clippings, printed material, and other papers relating primarily to Joseph Alsop's family and personal life; acquaintance with prominent politicians, public figures, writers, and scholars; work as a journalist; World War II experiences in China; and research and writing as an art historian. Includes material relating to Joseph and Stewart ...
    • Contributor: Alsop, Joseph
    • Date: 1699
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    Daniel P. Moynihan papers, 1765-2003 Public official, diplomat, educator, and senator. Correspondence, memoranda, journals, speeches, writings, legislative files, notes, research material, subject files, appointment books, press releases, printed material, clippings, and photographs documenting Moynihan's career in public service, in higher education, and in politics, particularly his years as United States senator from New York.
    • Contributor: Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick) - Moynihan, Daniel P.
    • Date: 1765
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    Laborlore: Expressive Culture, Work Culture and the Art of Representation This panel considers the artistic representations of work in a range of cultural and social contexts (Mexico, Texas, Nevada, San Francisco) and in a variety of media (graphic arts, video and material culture). The panel focuses on issues of self-representation, the aesthetics of portraying work culture for both inside and outside audiences and the ways in which members of working communities adapt old and ...
    • Contributor: Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," ... Various - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," - Lewis, Anne - McCarl, Robert - McNeil, Bryan T. - Munoz, Michael S. - Purkey, Elaine - Roediger, David R. - Seeger, Mike - Spitzer, Nicholas R. - Wilson, Joe - Archie Green Fund for Labor Culture & History - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-08-16
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    Dog Tags: History, Stories & Folklore of Military Identification The 100th anniversary of the official use of American personal identity tags, affectionately known as "dog tags," recently passed without fanfare. Dog tags are highly personal items to warriors of every service and to their families as well. Each dog tag carries its own human-interest story. The acts of receiving the dog tag, hanging it around the neck, and feeling it against the body ...
    • Contributor: Cucolo, Ginger
    • Date: 2012-01-26
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    Paul Wayland Bartlett papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, speeches, lecture notes, notes, financial and legal records, printed matter, scrapbooks, sketches, blueprints, and other papers relating chiefly to Bartlett's career as a sculptor. Documents his methods of work, manner of selecting materials, contracts, and negotiations. Also documents Bartlett's discussions with other sculptors, architects, artists, and craftsmen concerning the field of art. Includes files pertaining to Bartlett's statues of Michelangelo Buonarroti and Christopher ...
    • Contributor: Bartlett, Paul Wayland - Bartlett, Truman Howe - McPherson, Bessie
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    Traditional Greek Smyrneika Music from Massachusetts Sophia Bilides sings and plays santouri (Greek hammered dulcimer) and zilia (finger cymbals). Smyrneika songs arose out an urban population where the music of Greeks, Turks, Jews, and Armenians influenced each other in the early decades of the 20th century. This vibrant cultural scene was shattered when conflicts led to the 1922 Asia-Minor Catastrophe. The destruction of the port city of Smyrna (Izmir) led ...
    • Contributor: Bilides, Sophia - Barsamian, Mal - Gregian, Mike - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011-08-24
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    Margaret Bayard Smith papers, Correspondence, diaries, journals, and commonplace books. Chiefly correspondence between Smith and her sisters, Jane Bayard Kirkpatrick and Maria Bayard Boyd, and her husband, journalist and banker Samuel Harrison Smith. Other correspondents include Mary Hering Middleton, A. Emilie Pichon, and Eliza Susan Morton Quincy. Subjects include presidential elections; the British occupation of Washington in 1814; Montpelier, Va., James Madison's estate, and Monticello, Va., Thomas Jefferson's ...
    • Contributor: Smith, Margaret Bayard