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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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    Edward Maynard papers, 1836-1867

    Dental surgeon and inventor. Correspondence, legal records, and financial account books relating to Maynard's improvements in the manufacture and sale of firearms and documenting his dental practice in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Maynard, Edward
    • Date: 1836
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    Irving Brant papers, 1910-1977

    Author, historian, and newspaper editor. Correspondence, memoranda, writings and speeches, research notes, and other papers reflecting Brant's career with various newspapers, in the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, as a playwright, and his interest in James Madison.

    • Contributor: Brant, Irving
    • Date: 1910
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    Hillcrest Children's Center (Washington, D.C.) records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, minutes of meetings, committee and staff reports, admittance and application records, journals, ledgers, financial statements, deeds, mortgages, bank checks, budget estimates, index cards, and other records reflecting the financial and managerial techniques of the center. Includes material pertaining to the working arrangement and eventual merger of the center with the Washington Institute of Mental Hygiene and the Children's House (Bethesda, Md.).

    • Contributor: Hillcrest Children's Center (washington, D.C.) - Washington City Orphan Asylum (washington, D.C.) - Washington Female Orphan Asylum (washington, D.C.) - Hillcrest Children's Village (washington, D.C.)
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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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    Irving Brant papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, writings, research notes, testimonies, newspaper clippings, and other papers reflecting Brant's newspaper career primarily as editor of the St. Louis Star (later the St. Louis Star-Times), his work with the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidential administration as speechwriter and conservation consultant for U.S. Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes, and his literary career as a playwright. Subjects include civil rights and ...

    • Contributor: Brant, Irving
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    Edward Maynard papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence and legal and financial records relating to Maynard's improvements in the manufacture and sale of firearms and to his dental practice in Washington, D.C. Documents Maynard's invention of a percussion primer (known as the Maynard tape primer), his patent of it in 1845, and his efforts, along with his partners, Thomas L. Smith and J. Washington Tyson, to get firearms manufactured utilizing the ...

    • Contributor: Maynard, Edward
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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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    Ruže Dalmatinke concert collection, 2012 July 18

    Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 18, 2012 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. From the town of Vela Luka on the island of Korcula, Dalmatia, Croatia, Marija Damjanovic Franulovich and her family immigrated to the United States after World War II. The group Ruže Dalmatinke is ...

    • Contributor: American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (u.s.) - Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2012
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    Margaret MacArthur

    Margaret MacArthur performs ballads and songs from Vermont, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Macarthur, Margaret
    • Date: 2005-06-21
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    Negrura Peruana

    Negrura Peruana perform Afro-Peruvian music and dance from Connecticut, another in the Homegrown 2005 Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Peruana, Negrura
    • Date: 2005-10-12
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    The Sama Ensemble

    The Sama Ensemble performed traditional Iranian music and dance as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.

    • Contributor: Ensemble, Sama
    • Date: 2007-04-25
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    Rosie Stewart in Concert

    Rosie Stewart, a singer from Co. Fermanagh in Ireland, performed in concert, including "Adieu to Lovely Garrison," as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

    • Contributor: Stewart, Rosie
    • Date: 2007-05-09
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    North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection

    John Moulden, singer and author from Ulster, presented a lecture titled "North American Influence on a North Ireland Song Collection" as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Included in his lecture was discussion of the Sam Henry Collection, the largest ...

    • Contributor: Moulden, John
    • Date: 2007-05-02
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    Daithi Sproule and Robert Watt Perform in Concert

    Singer and guitarist Daithi Sproule and Highland bagpiper Robert Watt perform in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

    • Date: 2007-05-23
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    Flory Jagoda and Friends

    Flory Jagoda, with friends Susan Gaeta, Howard Bass, and Tina Chancey, performs traditional Sephardic music from the former Yugoslavia and other parts of the world as part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The concert also marks the Library's celebration of Women's History Month.

    • Contributor: Bass, Howard - Chancey, Tina - Jagoda, Flory - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (u.s.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2007-03-21
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    A Musical Demonstration by Gary Hastings and Brian Mullen

    Flautist Gary Hastings and singer Brian Mullen present a concert and lecture as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress sponsored by the American Folklife Center and The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

    • Date: 2007-05-29
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    Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica

    Margaret Mills, professor at Ohio State University, and Kenneth Bilby, research associate at the Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology presented lectures in a program titled "Politics and Poetics: Fieldwork in Afghanistan and Jamaica" as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Mills discussed "The Same River: Dilemmas and Challenges of Long-term Cultural Research in Conflict Zones and Failing ...

    • Date: 2006-08-03
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    What's in a Name? AIDS, Vernacular Risk Perception and the Culture of Ownership

    Since reports of the first cases of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s, contemporary, or "urban," legends about origins of the virus, modes of transmission, deliberate infection, withheld treatment and minority genocide have proliferated. Told cross-culturally, AIDS legends recount HIV-filled needles in movie theater seats, pinpricks in drugstore shelf condoms, semen in fast food and HIV-positive sexual predators. Diane Goldstein explores the story-making activities that ...

    • Contributor: Goldstein, Diane - Goldstein, Diane E.
    • Date: 2006-10-04
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    La Quinceanera: A Coming of Age Ritual in Latino Communities

    Norma Cantu, professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio, presented this talk as part of the Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The Quinceanera, the traditional coming-of-age celebration for Latinas, is an an elegant party on the girl's 15th birthday, highlighting God, family, friends, music, food and dance. Many questions emerge as one looks at this ...

    • Contributor: Cantu, Norma E. - Cantú, Norma E.
    • Date: 2006-11-08
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    A Conversation with Stetson Kennedy

    Pioneering folklorist, social activist and writer Stetson Kennedy, of Jacksonville, Fla., discussed his long and wide-ranging career and explored the theme of "Building Democracy in America" in a lecture presented by the American Folklife Center as part of its Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture Series. The event was co-sponsored by Holland & Knight LLP. The program was introduced by Peggy Bulger, director of the American ...

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson
    • Date: 2005-05-24
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    Laborlore: Social Justice, the Environment and the Ethics of Collaboration

    The panel examines the work that the participants have done in mining communities in the US South and West by beginning with a consideration of pioneer scholar George Korson, one of the most prolific collectors and publishers of mining folksong, folklore and cultural history. By linking Korson's focus on local economic and political concerns to larger global environmental and human rights issues in contemporary ...

    • 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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    Laborlore: Collecting and Contextualizing Laborlore

    Through a case study approach, the panelists focus on a range of issues confronting documentary fieldworkers and their community collaborators in the arena of documenting and representing occupational lore and traditions. Focusing on maritime traditions and ranching culture, participants address the issues of how to frame labor culture and traditions for a broader public in the realm of the museum, the internet and live ...

    • 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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    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