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    Canaries, nightingales, whistlers, and transcribers: birdsong... Documentation of a presentation in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Ian Nagoski, founder and director, Canary Records of Baltimore, Maryland, discusses examples of rare early recordings of birdsong imitations from his recent digital release "Ecstatic & Wingless: Bird-Imitation on Four Continents, ca. 1910-44" to explore this forgotten art form and illuminate the world of vaudevillians and bird-fanciers, ...
    • Contributor: Nagoski, Ian - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    Coffeehouses: Folk Music, Culture & Counterculture Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffe Lena History Project Founder and Producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...
    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-04-11
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    African American History Month Celebration: National Visionar... The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-02-22
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    Civil Rights History Project collection, One hundred and eight filmed oral history interviews with 136 participants in the civil rights movement in the United States and related documentation, created by the National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, 2010-2013. The oral histories were conducted by historians Julian Bond, Taylor Branch, David P. Cline, Emilye Crosby, John Dittmer, Will Griffin, Hasan Kwame ...
    • Contributor: Abernathy, Donzaleigh - Abernathy, Juandalynn R. - Abernathy, Ralph David - Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Adams-Johnson, Frankye - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Annie Pearl ... Abernathy, Donzaleigh - Abernathy, Juandalynn R. - Abernathy, Ralph David - Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Adams-Johnson, Frankye - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Annie Pearl - Bailey, D'army - Bassett, Emmett W. - Bassett, Priscilla - Bates, Scott - Bennett, Geraldine Crawford - Blake, Harry - Bond, Julian - Booker, Simeon - Branch, Raylawni G. - Breaux, Toni - Broadway, Louise W. - Brown, Amos C. (Amos Cleophilus) - Brown, Robert J. - Browner, Clifford - Bruce, Walter - Burns, Julia Matilda - Burras, Carol Cummings - Caldwell, Ben R. - Carawan, Candie - Carawan, Guy - Carlos, John - Carter, Robert L. - Churchville, John Elliott - Clark, Robert George - Cleaver, Kathleen - Collins, Barbara Maria - Connor, Peggy Jean - Conway, Purcell Maurice - Cotton, Dorothy F. - Cox, Courtland - Crosby, David L. - Crosby, Patricia A. - Dahmer, Ellie J. - Dahmer, Vernon - Derby, Doris Adelaide - Dixon, Aaron Floyd - Dixon, Elmer - Dove, Samuel - Dudley, John F. - Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette - Finney, Ernest A. (Ernest Adolphus) - Fuller, Linda - Funchess, Glenda - Gaither, Thomas Walter - Geiger, Jack - George, Virginia Simms - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Greenberg, Jack - Grinnell, Gloria Claudette - Guster, Leesco - Guyot, Lawrence - Hamilton, Audrey Nell - Hayling, Robert Bagner - Head, Rosie M. - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Hildreth, Marilyn Luper - Hill, Oliver W. - Holloway, Eddie - Holloway, Emma Kate - Holloway, Lucius - Hopkins, Evans D. - Hrabowski, Freeman A. - Hutchings, Phil - Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Jarmon, Charles - Jenkins, Mary F. - Jenkins, Timothy - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Jones, Clarence - Jones, James Oscar - Jones, Jamila - Jones, Mary A. - Jones, Nathaniel Hawthorne - King, Lonnie C. - Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A. - Lawrence, William M. - Leventhal, Willy S. (Willy Siegel) - Long, Worth W. - Lowery, Joseph E. - Lucy, William - Luper, Calvin - Magee, Clarence - Mahone, Sam - Marshall, Cecilia - McClary, Robert - McCullar, Johnnie Ruth - McDew, Charles - McKinney, Samuel Berry - McLaurin, Charles - McNichols, Steven - Miller, Carolyn - Miller, Grace H. - Miller, James - Moldovan, Alfred - Mulholland, Joan Trumpauer - Newson, Moses J. - Noonan, Martha P. - Parker, Wheeler - Patton, Gwendolyn M. - Perry, Matthew J. (Matthew James) - Richardson, Gloria - Richardson, Judy - Robinson, Betty Garman - Rosenberg, Jean Voelker - Rosenberg, John M. - Roxborough, Mildred Bond - Russell, Bill - Sales, Ruby - Saunders, William - Seeger, Pete - Sellers, Cleveland - Sherrod, Charles - Sherrod, Shirley - Siler, Charles E. - Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah - Simpson, Euvester - Sobol, Anne Buxton - Sobol, Richard - Stewart, Eleanor - Strickland, William - Suggs, Frances L - Suggs, Harold - Terry, Esther M. A. - Thelwell, Michael - Tillow, Kay - Tillow, Walter M. - Todd, Lisa Anderson - Tuttle, Rick - Ulmer, Joeann Anderson - Vickers, Barbara Edna - Vivian, C. T. - Walter, Mildred Pitts - Williams, Cecil J. - Williams, Junius W. - Wright, Simeon - Young, Carrie Lamar - Young, Sam - Zapata, Luis - Zellner, Dorothy - Bishop, John Melville - Branch, Taylor - Cline, David P. - Crosby, Emilye - Dittmer, John - Griffin, Willie James - Jeffries, Hasan Kwame - Mosnier, Joseph - Paysour, Lafleur - Reece, Dwandalyn R. - Sullivan, Patricia - Taylor, Kieran Walsh - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.) - Library of Congress - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Southern Oral History Program
    • Date: 2010
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    We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil... As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet ...
    • Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-05-05
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    Organizing across the boundaries : strategies and coalitions ... A collection of documentation of the symposium Organizing Across the Boundaries: Strategies and Coalitions in the Struggle for Civil Rights and Social Justice on September 25, 2014, sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Araiza, Lauren - Cline, David P. - Cook, Richard Baldwin - Hinojosa, Felipe - Jennings, Bill X - Mantler, Gordon Keith - Pearcy, Glen - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014
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    Coffeehouses : folk music, culture and counterculture symposium, Since the 1950s, the history of the American folk music revival has been intertwined with the rise of coffeehouses and coffeehouse culture. This forum brings together notable coffeehouse producer Betsy Siggins from Boston's legendary Club 47, Caffè Lena History Project founder and producer Jocelyn Arem, filmmaker and documentarian Todd Kwait, and Baltimore-based performer and "open mic" organizer Rob Hinkal to explore folk music coffeehouses, ...
    • Contributor: Arem, Jocelyn - Hinkal, Rob - Groce, Nancy - Kwait, Todd - Siggins, Betsy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Die Rechtsstellung der Bundeshauptstadt Berlin / Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Humboldt Univ. Berlin, 2006. Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-206)
    • Contributor: Seiferth, Conrad
    • Date: 2008
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    Belfast's Linen Hall Library John Killen brings to life the collections of this unique Irish institution. The Linen Hall Library was envisioned as the archive of its community; its mission statement, written on 1 January 1795, outlines its goals: "The object of this society is the collection of an extensive Library, Philosophical Apparatus and such productions of Nature and Art as tend to improve the mind and excite ...
    • Contributor: Killen, John
    • Date: 2011-11-29
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    Open mic : a conversation with David Bromberg, David Bromberg, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, violin authority, and storyteller, was a featured presenter in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series on March 31, 2014, and launched the American Folklife Center's new interview series, "Open Mic: Conversations About Tradition and Inspiration," co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress Music Division. Bromberg discussed his musical upbringing, lessons with the Reverend Gary Davis, ...
    • Contributor: Bromberg, David - Groce, Nancy - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 2014
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    Voices of Civil Rights The events of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement are documented through personal stories, oral histories, and photographs collected by the “Voices of Civil Rights” project, and marks the arrival of these materials to the Library.
    • Contributor: Adams, Victoria Gray - Andrade, Juan - Baxley, Bill (William Joseph) - Beal, Gerald K. - Beerman, Leonard I. - Boggs, Grace Lee - Bonilla, Rubén - Booth, Heather - Bourne, St. Clair - Branch, Raylawni G. ... Adams, Victoria Gray - Andrade, Juan - Baxley, Bill (William Joseph) - Beal, Gerald K. - Beerman, Leonard I. - Boggs, Grace Lee - Bonilla, Rubén - Booth, Heather - Bourne, St. Clair - Branch, Raylawni G. - Braxton, Annye H. - Brownmiller, Susan - Carlos, John - Charles, Michael Ray - Collins, Wendell - Dahmer, Ellie J. - Davis, L. Clifford - Dickinson, James Luther - Dinkins, David N. - Doty, Juanita Sims - Epps, Jesse - Fife, John M. (John Macmillan) - Fleming, Karl - Forman, James - Fountain, Clarence - Frank, Barney - Garcia, Isabel (Isabel G.) - Gields, Clarence - Goodman, Carolyn - Graves, Curtis - Green, Percy - Gutiérrez, José Angel - Hackney, Lucy D. - Halpern, Rosario Salgado - Harjo, Suzan Shown - Harrington, Penny - Hayes, Shirley G. - Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene) - Hill, Oliver W. - Hite, Nancy - Holland, Endesha Ida Mae - Hooks, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lawson) - Horowitz, Rachelle - Jarrett, Vernon - Jones, Doug (G. Douglas) - King - Kirk, Ron - Kochiyama, Yuri - Kwoh, Stewart - Kyles, Samuel Billy - Landrieu, Moon - Lawson, James M. - Lee, Helen Shores - Lee, Sammy - Lewis, John - Little Joe - Lout, Mike (James M.) - Lowery, Joseph E. - Lyons, Kenneth O. - Mashariki, Job - McKinstry, Carolyn Maull - McWhorter, Diane - Mease, Quentin R. - Meier, Deborah - Mingo, Lucy - Monroe, Sputnik - Moses, Robert Parris - Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne - Murray, Tawanda - Norton, Eleanor Holmes - Oldham, Charles R. - Poussaint, Alvin F. - Pride, Carlton - Reid, Vernon - Rivers, Eugene - Romilly, Constancia - Rowles, Billy E. - Seay, Norman R. - Sellers, Cleveland - Shores, Barbara - Sims, Bernice Banks - Smith, Jerome M. - Spellman, Toyin - Steger, Michelle - Sutton, Goodloe - Swann-Daniels, Carol - Tafel, Richard - Thompson, Larry Dean - Tisdale, Alice - Tisdale, Charles - Trickey, Minnijean Brown - Uyeshima, Erin Emiko - West, W. Richard - Wilder, Lawrence Douglas - Wilkins, Roger W. - Wilson, Diane - Wilson, Edwin O. - Wunrow, Jeffrey D. - Yamamoto, Joyce C. - Zabel, William D. - Bowley, Andy - Briggs, Jimmie - Hargrove, Earnestine - Iverem, Esther - Kellogg, Alex - Krol, Debra Utacia - Latimer, Leah Y. - Lewis, Dan - Lum, Lydia - Mapp, Marilyn - Marquez Stathis, Sandra - Miller, Tom - Neubauer, Rita - O'konis, Jonathan - Patoski, Joe Nick - Pierce, Ponchitta Anne - Reavis, Dick J. - Rosenfeld, Megan - Rosenzweig, Hannah - Sloan, Lester - Smith, Vern E. - Whitehouse, Liz - Wolf, Bonny - Ynclan, Nery - Williams, Juan - Aarp (Organization) - Library of Congress - History Channel (Television Network) - Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
    • Date: 2005-02-24
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    And Wheat Completed the Cycle: Flour Mills, Social Memory, an... "The abandoned flour mills throughout the region," said a Mexican researcher interviewed during fieldwork in northern Mexico, "are the equivalent for Sonorans of the pyramids in Central Mexico." In this talk about her research as a Fulbright Fellow in Sonora, Mexico for the last nine months, folklorist and anthropologist Maribel Alvarez explores the role of wheat - a grain introduced by the Spanish to ...
    • Contributor: Alvarez, Maribel - Alvarez, Maribel L. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-04-21
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    Dressing the past: Civil War reenactors, Williamsburg histori... 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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    Folksongs of another America : field recordings from the Uppe... Jim Leary presented his research devoted to a compilation and new edition of folk music recorded during the 1930s and 1940s by Sidney Robertson Cowell, Alan Lomax, and Helene Stratman-Thomas in homes, hotels, community halls, church basements, and parks throughout Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Focusing on 175 representative performances by more than 200 singers and musicians -- and including biographical sketches and photographs of ...
    • Contributor: Leary, James P. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    I am a wee weaver : weaving and singing in Northern Ireland, Video recording and photographs of a lecture and performance delivered by Maurice Leyden in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on December 4, 2008, as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland series sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Maurice Leyden discusses the history of songs collected, written, and performed by linen weavers and journeymen of Northern ...
    • Contributor: Leyden, Maurice - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008
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    Voices from the Cane Fields, Folksongs from Japanese immigran...
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2013-09-20
    Franklin Odo discussed his research for his book, Voices from the canefields: folksongs from Japanese immigrant workers in Hawai'i (Oxford University Press, 2013) as a featured presenter in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series on September 20, 2013, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. He describes how Japanese workers on Hawai'i's plantations created their own songs, in form akin to their traditional tanka or ...
    • Contributor: Odo, Franklin - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    From patent medicines to patents for indigenous knowledge : m... Lecture on images of American Indians and African Americans used in patent medicine advertising from 1840 to 1910 and on the current economic interest in "indigenous knowledge" as it relates to traditional medicine and healing.
    • Contributor: Kruesi, Margaret - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2004
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    Not the Same Old(Folk) Song and Dance: Field Recordings in th... videorecording | videorecording; 52 min | Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series. (Source). July 27, 2006. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Barton, Matthew - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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    American Folklife Center directors' roundtable : a retrospect... 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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    Baseball Americana symposium collection, Collection of digital video recordings, digital photographs, a miniature Louisville Slugger baseball bat, and print materials from a symposium, Baseball Americana, which was held on October 2 and 3, 2009 at the Library of Congress. The American Folklife Center symposium was coordinated with the Library's Publishing Office release of the book, Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress (2009). The symposium examined baseball ...
    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. ... Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009
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    Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon... In celebration of the legacy of the pioneering old-time musician Ola Belle Reed (1916-2002), Reed's son Dave Reed, her nephew Hugh J. Campbell, and members of the acclaimed bluegrass band Danny Paisley and Southern Grass performed bluegrass and gospel songs in the Coolidge Auditorium on September 9, 2015. A symposium program, chaired by Betsy Peterson, Director, American Folklife Center on Sept. 10 included Clifford ...
    • Contributor: Campbell, Hugh Jones - Glassie, Henry - Ledbetter, Steven Lance - Lundy, Tj - Murphy, Clifford R. - McCoury, Del - McCoury, Rob - McCoury, Ronnie - Paisley, Danny - Paisley, Michael ... Campbell, Hugh Jones - Glassie, Henry - Ledbetter, Steven Lance - Lundy, Tj - Murphy, Clifford R. - McCoury, Del - McCoury, Rob - McCoury, Ronnie - Paisley, Danny - Paisley, Michael - Paisley, Ryan - Peach, Douglas Dowling - Peterson, Betsy - Reed, David Arthur - Riale, Frances Mann - Turner, Jessica Anderson - Southern Grass (Musical Group) - National Council for the Traditional Arts - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
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    Take Me Out to the Library of Congress Librarian of Congress James H. Billington kicks off the Library's Baseball Americana Symposium with the help of Martha Madden, Ernie Banks and Rep. Zach Wamp. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is presented with the Living Legend Award given by the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. ... Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-09-30
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    Open Mic: A Conversation with David Bromberg David Bromberg's genre-defying performance style and eclectic repertoire make him a great example of an outstanding artist who draws upon both tradition and personal creativity to captivate contemporary audiences. His second and equally successful career as a luthier (violin maker) and musical instrument expert will also be an important part of the conversation.
    • Contributor: Bromberg, David - Groce, Nancy - Ward-Bamford, Carol Lynn - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Music Division
    • Date: 2014-03-31
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    Locality and nation : civil rights and voting rights in the D... Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University and Thomas F. Jackson, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro and Visiting Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities were featured presenters in a Scholars Roundtable in the Many Paths to Freedom series at the Library of Congress on April 17, 2014 discussing their research using collection materials in the Library's Moving Image and Prints and Photographs ...
    • Contributor: Jeffries, Hasan Kwame - Jackson, Thomas F. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
    • Date: 2014
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    Tommy Sands, with Moya and Fionán Sands concert collection, Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Tommy Sands with his daughter, Moya, and son, Fionán Sands on October 9, 2008 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, presented as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland series of concerts and lectures. The group performs traditional instrumental music, folk songs, as well as songs written by Tommy Sands, who tells ...
    • Contributor: Sands, Tommy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008
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    This little light of mine : the legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, For this film screening and discussion in the American Folklife Center's series, "Many paths to freedom: looking back, looking ahead at the long Civil Rights Movement," director Robin N. Hamilton and NPR host Michel Martin described and discussed Ms. Hamilton's film, This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer (2015), a documentary short that explores the life of Mrs. Hamer, an ...
    • Contributor: Martin, Michel (Michel McQueen) - Hamilton, Robin N. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
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    We had sneakers, they had guns : the kids who fought for civi... Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Tracy Sugarman in the Mumford Room, James Madison Building LM 649, Library of Congress, on May 5, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta in 1964 ...
    • Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009
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    This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed : how guns made the c... Charles E. Cobb, Jr., a journalist who was a Mississippi field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1962-1967 working primarily in the Mississippi Delta, discusses his book "This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible" (2014) which investigates the ways many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection -- a crucial dimension of the ...
    • Contributor: Cobb, Charles E. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter - National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.)
    • Date: 2014
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    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Tw... 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. A panel discussion titled "Burns and His World" kicked off the second ...
    • 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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    Laborlore: Social Justice, the Environment and the Ethics of ... 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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    Rediscover Northern Ireland 2008: I Am a Wee Weaver: Weaving ... Handloom weaving was dominated by men in 19th century Ireland. The Industrial Revolution changed that, enabling women to take the dominant role in the factory production of linen. In this talk, Maurice Leyden discusses the reasons for this historical shift, and the impact of this change on the traditions of singing and songwriting among weavers. To illustrate his lecture, Leyden sings songs composed by ...
    • Contributor: Leyden, Maurice - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-12-04
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    The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in... Adriane Lentz-Smith of Duke University and David Cline of Virginia Tech discuss the forgotten history of African-American participation in WWI and Korea, followed by a discussion facilitated by Robert Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project.
    • Contributor: Various - Cline, David P. - Lentz-Smith, Adriane Danette - Patrick, Robert - American Folklife Center - Veterans History Project (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
    • Date: 2014-03-18
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    Selma, the Voting Rights Act, and reel history In his talk in the American Folklife Center's series, "Many paths to freedom: looking back, looking ahead at the long Civil Rights Movement," Dr. Gary May explores the significance and continuing importance of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and includes a critique of how the stories behind the Act are framed in the Hollywood lens, including the movie "Selma," and raises questions as ...
    • Contributor: May, Gary - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
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    "Making a way out of no way" Martin Luther King's use of prov... Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Wolfgang Mieder in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on February 10, 2011, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Professor Mieder discusses his research for his recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way": Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric (2010).
    • Contributor: Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Date: 2011
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    Folksongs of another America : field recordings from the uppe...
    Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture | American Folklife Center lecture, 2013-07-18
    Jim Leary presented his research devoted to a compilation and new edition of folk music recorded during the 1930s and 1940s by Sidney Robertson Cowell, Alan Lomax, and Helene Stratman-Thomas in homes, hotels, community halls, church basements, and parks throughout Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Focusing on 175 representative performances by more than 200 singers and musicians -- and including biographical sketches and photographs of ...
    • Contributor: Leary, James P. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Sharp's Appalachian harvest with Jeff Davis and Brian Peters, Concert and presentation of folk music and folk song performed and researched by English musician Brian Peters and American old-time musician Jeff Davis. Their presentation featured the collection of songs and music made by English collectors Cecil J. Sharp and Maud Karpeles in the Southern Appalachians over three summers in 1916, 1917 and 1918. They showed photographs of the singers and of mountain life; ...
    • Contributor: Davis, Jeff - Peters, Brian - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Folklore Society of Greater Washington
    • Date: 2015
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    The transformative power of storytelling : a social force for... Documentation of a lecture by Kiran Singh Sirah, president of the International Storytelling Center, producers of the world-acclaimed National Storytelling Festival, based in Jonesborough, Tennessee, discussing storytelling as a community-building tool that we can use to foster, cultivate and strengthen peace and collaboration in our communities, and explores how we might collectively use new storytelling forms in the arenas of peace and community development ...
    • Contributor: Sirah, Kiran Singh - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    The two worlds of the Pennsylvania Dutch, Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by professor Don Yoder in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on May 5, 2011, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. In an illustrated lecture, Dr. Yoder discusses the common culture and language of rural, small town Pennsylvania Dutch communities and the history of differences between ...
    • Contributor: Yoder, Don
    • Date: 2011
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    Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America Polka, zydeco, and "Lady of Spain": If this is your idea of the only genres wherein the accordion flourishes, prepare to be enlightened by the history of this robust instrument's odyssey across the American musical landscape and its dramatic rise, fall, and rise again in 20th century popular culture.
    • Contributor: Jacobson, Marion - Jacobson, Marion S.
    • Date: 2012-07-12
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    Belfast's Linen Hall Library : "exciting a spirit of general ... John Killen discusses the collections of the Linen Hall Library, founded in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1788: "The collections in the Linen Hall tell the story of Ireland, the divisions in its society, its trials and tribulations, its successes and failures; and, throughout, they tell of the spirit of a people."
    • Contributor: Killen, John
    • Date: 2011
  • Collection
    Teaching the civil rights movement from the bottom-up fifty y... As a presentation in the Many Paths to Freedom: Looking Back, Looking Ahead at the Long Civil Rights Movement series sponsored by the American Folklife Center, Emilye Crosby, Professor of History, SUNY-Geneseo, discussed teaching the "bottom-up" history of the civil rights movement focusing on grassroots organizing; the slow, dangerous work often initiated by the young people of SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, founded ...
    • Contributor: Crosby, Emilye - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
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    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009 Even those of us who love a day out at the ballgame probably spend more of our baseball time in and around our homes, with our families, friends and neighbors. This event explores the many ways we enjoy baseball at home, from watching it on TV, to following our favorite players and their all-important statistics, to playing baseball, softball and stickball in parks and ...
    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. ... Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-10-03
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    Squeeze this! : a cultural history of the accordion in America, Marion Jacobson is author of the book Squeeze this! a cultural history of the accordion in America (Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, 2012).
    • Contributor: Jacobson, Marion S.
    • Date: 2012
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    The Two Worlds of the Pennsylvania Dutch The Pennsylvania Dutch culture, which is now over three centuries old and still evolving, is an American hybrid creation put together from Continental Europe, British Isles, and American building blocks in Southeastern Pennsylvania. While this culture is a unit linguistically, and in most other ways, it is divided down the middle by religion. The "two worlds" are those of the "Plain Dutch"--Amish, Mennonites, and ...
    • Contributor: Yoder, Don
    • Date: 2011-05-05
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    Voices of Civil Rights Project collection, Collection consists of oral history interviews, sound and video recordings, photographs and manuscript materials documenting memories of the civil rights movement for the Voices of Civil Rights Project, sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). The manuscript submissions consist of correspondence from AARP members and the general public who responded to invitations in AARP Magazine, AARP Bulletin and Parade Magazine in 2003 ...
    • Contributor: Adams, Victoria Gray - Andrade, Juan - Baxley, Bill (William Joseph) - Beal, Gerald K. - Beerman, Leonard I. - Boggs, Grace Lee - Bonilla, Rubén - Booth, Heather - Bourne, St. Clair - Branch, Raylawni G. ... Adams, Victoria Gray - Andrade, Juan - Baxley, Bill (William Joseph) - Beal, Gerald K. - Beerman, Leonard I. - Boggs, Grace Lee - Bonilla, Rubén - Booth, Heather - Bourne, St. Clair - Branch, Raylawni G. - Braxton, Annye H. - Brownmiller, Susan - Carlos, John - Charles, Michael Ray - Collins, Wendell - Dahmer, Ellie J. - Davis, L. Clifford - Dickinson, James Luther - Dinkins, David N. - Doty, Juanita Sims - Epps, Jesse - Fife, John M. (John Macmillan) - Fleming, Karl - Forman, James - Fountain, Clarence - Frank, Barney - Garcia, Isabel (Isabel G.) - Gields, Clarence - Goodman, Carolyn - Graves, Curtis - Green, Percy - Gutiérrez, José Angel - Hackney, Lucy D. - Halpern, Rosario Salgado - Harjo, Suzan Shown - Harrington, Penny - Hayes, Shirley G. - Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene) - Hill, Oliver W. - Hite, Nancy - Holland, Endesha Ida Mae - Hooks, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lawson) - Horowitz, Rachelle - Jarrett, Vernon - Jones, Doug (G. Douglas) - King - Kirk, Ron - Kochiyama, Yuri - Kwoh, Stewart - Kyles, Samuel Billy - Landrieu, Moon - Lawson, James M. - Lee, Helen Shores - Lee, Sammy - Lewis, John - Little Joe - Lout, Mike (James M.) - Lowery, Joseph E. - Lyons, Kenneth O. - Mashariki, Job - McKinstry, Carolyn Maull - McWhorter, Diane - Mease, Quentin R. - Meier, Deborah - Mingo, Lucy - Monroe, Sputnik - Moses, Robert Parris - Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne - Murray, Tawanda - Norton, Eleanor Holmes - Oldham, Charles R. - Poussaint, Alvin F. - Pride, Carlton - Reid, Vernon - Rivers, Eugene - Romilly, Constancia - Rowles, Billy E. - Seay, Norman R. - Sellers, Cleveland - Shores, Barbara - Sims, Bernice Banks - Smith, Jerome M. - Spellman, Toyin - Steger, Michelle - Sutton, Goodloe - Swann-Daniels, Carol - Tafel, Richard - Thompson, Larry Dean - Tisdale, Alice - Tisdale, Charles - Trickey, Minnijean Brown - Uyeshima, Erin Emiko - West, W. Richard - Wilder, Lawrence Douglas - Wilkins, Roger W. - Wilson, Diane - Wilson, Edwin O. - Wunrow, Jeffrey D. - Yamamoto, Joyce C. - Zabel, William D. - Bowley, Andy - Briggs, Jimmie - Hargrove, Earnestine - Iverem, Esther - Kellogg, Alex - Krol, Debra Utacia - Latimer, Leah Y. - Lewis, Dan - Lum, Lydia - Mapp, Marilyn - Marquez Stathis, Sandra - Miller, Tom - Neubauer, Rita - O'konis, Jonathan - Patoski, Joe Nick - Pierce, Ponchitta Anne - Reavis, Dick J. - Rosenfeld, Megan - Rosenzweig, Hannah - Sloan, Lester - Smith, Vern E. - Whitehouse, Liz - Wolf, Bonny - Ynclan, Nery - Williams, Juan - Aarp (Organization) - Library of Congress - History Channel (Television Network) - Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
    • Date: 2003
  • Collection
    Dancing Ireni : reimaging and reimagining Alan Lomax's choreo... Forrestine Paulay, Meriam Lobel and Miriam Phillips discussed Alan Lomax's choreometrics project, his scientific study and measurement of cross-cultural dance movement and style, which Paulay participated in as a researcher. Co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, this lecture in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series was the first part of ...
    • Contributor: Lobel, Meriam - Paulay, Forrestine - Phillips, Miriam Sarada - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
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    An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble (discussion) Oral history discussion and interview with the four members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, led by Ensemble member Pete Rushefsky. Participants are Ethel Raim, Michael Alpert, Pete Rushefsky and Jake Shulman-Ment. The interview was conducted at the Library of Congress on the day of the group's performance in the American Folklife Center's Homegrown 2013 concert series on June 25, 2013. Inspired by the ...
    • Contributor: An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Corsican language and expressive culture, Alexandra Jaffe provides a brief historical overview of the social, economic, and political factors that have affected contemporary linguistic cultural practices and conceptions of identity on Corsica. It provides an account of the "language shift" that turned Corsican into a "minority" language under the dominance of French and explores contemporary changes that include the tensions of identity brought about by successful language revitalization. This ...
    • Contributor: Jaffe, Alexandra M. (Alexandra Mystra) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014
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    Documenting the Freedom Struggle in Southwest Georgia Glen Pearcy and David Cline discuss Pearcy's documentary work with the Southwest Georgia Project, which documented local people at work and in their homes during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
    • Contributor: Pearcy, Glen - Cline, David P. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
    • Date: 2014-02-27
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    Tommy Sands with Moya and Fionan Sands in Concert Tommy Sands, with his daughter Moya and son Fionan, performed in concert as part of the Rediscover Northern Ireland Program at the Library of Congress. This event was co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the American Folklife Center. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland. It is the main support for ...
    • Contributor: Sands, Tommy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-10-09
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    Robert Burns at 250 : poetry, politics, and performance, Collection of digital video and audio recordings, digital photographs, and print materials documenting a symposium held at the Library of Congress on February 24 and 25, 2009, titled Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics, and Performance. The symposium marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet, focusing on his life, work, and impact on America and American culture. The ...
    • Contributor: Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy - Lambert, Marc ... 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
  • Collection
    Laborlore Keynote Address Nick Spitzer presents a talk titled "In Katrina's Wake: The Building Trades in New Orleans." This presentation focuses on the historical and contemporary relationships of skilled building trades workers in New Orleans to the musical and visual culture of their place. Interviews with veteran workers in the local music and work communities point to the resilience and creative spirit of New Orleans communities as ...
    • Contributor: Spitzer, Nick - Alvarez, Maribel L - Ardery, Julia S. - Cannon, Hal - Dickens, Hazel - Eff, Elaine - Fleischhauer, Carl - Glaser-Church, Susan - Johnson, Paula J. - Lane, James "petey," ... Spitzer, Nick - 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 conversations IV : documenting occupational folklor... Symposium co-sponsored by the American Folklife Center and the Fund for Labor Culture and History, held at the Library of Congress, August 15-16, 2007. Program includes film screening of "Morristown" with filmmaker Anne Lewis; keynote address by Nick Spitzer, "In Katrina's Wake: The Building Trades in New Orleans"; panels on "Social Justice, The Environment, and the Ethics of Colloboration;" "Collecting and Contextualizing Laborlore;" "Expressive ...
    • Contributor: 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 ... 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
  • Collection
    And wheat completed the cycle : flour mills, social memory, a... Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Maribel Alvarez in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on April 21, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Folklorist and anthropologist Maribel Alvarez explores the role of wheat -- a grain introduced by the Spanish to Mexico in the 16th century -- as a ...
    • Contributor: Alvarez, Maribel L. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    Seeing Mary: Belief, Politics, and Practice at Marian Apparit... What happens in a community after a Catholic claims to see and hear Mary, the Blessed Mother? Always a challenging situation, the claims are contested while individuals try to discern the credibility of the visionary and the apparition. Those who choose to believe develop devotional practices to honor Mary at the site made sacred through her visit. These devotions are both ancient and emergent, ...
    • Contributor: Pryor, Anne - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-06-03
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    Documenting the freedom struggle in southwest Georgia, Glen Pearcy, as a featured presenter in the Many Paths to Freedom series on February 27, 2014, sponsored by the American Folklife Center, screens his film, "One More River to Cross," (1969) about the Southwest Georgia Project, led by Charles Sherrod, which Glen Pearcy and his wife Susan Due Pearcy participated in during the 1960s. Pearcy also shows and discusses his involvement in and ...
    • Contributor: Pearcy, Glen - Cline, David P. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
    • Date: 2014
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    An-Sky Ensemble Oral History Members of the An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble, who are performers as well as researchers of Yiddish music, discuss their history.
    • Contributor: An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble
    • Date: 2013-06-25
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    Laborlore: Expressive Culture, Work Culture and the Art of Re... 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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    Memorialization and justice as an ancestral imperative : two ... Ken Bilby, Smithsonian Research Associate, discussed the role of orally transmitted ancestral memory in ongoing struggles to overcome past injustices, which is proving critical in the struggle for human rights, civil rights, and justice. In this context, he reflected on two pathbreaking cases of recent public memorialization: the Moiwana Massacre, which took place in the Republic of Suriname, South America in 1986 and the ...
    • Contributor: Bilby, Kenneth M. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
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    The long black freedom struggle, African American soldiers in... In a Scholars Roundtable as part of the series "Many Paths to Freedom: Looking Back, Looking Ahead at the Long Civil Rights Movement," scholar Adriane Lentz-Smith, Duke University, discusses black soldiers' experiences in World War I and stresses the importance of World War I in the long civil rights movement by arguing that it provided a crucial training ground and intellectual crucible for the ...
    • Contributor: Cline, David P. - Lentz-Smith, Adriane Danette - Patrick, Robert - American Folklife Center - Veterans History Project (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
    • Date: 2014
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Der französische Conseil d'Etat als höchstes Verwaltungsgeric... Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Univ. Augsburg, 2006. Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-281)
    • Contributor: Pause, Jérôme.
    • Date: 2008
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    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day Tw... 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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    Corsican Language & Expressive Culture Since the mid-20th century, a variety of social, economic and political factors have affected the cultural practices and conceptions of identity on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Linguistic anthropologist Alexandra Jaffe discusses the Corsican language and Corsican expressive culture. She addresses both the island's shift towards the French language and the Corsican language revitalization movement that began in the early 1970s. Drawing on ethnographic ...
    • Contributor: Jaffe, Alexandra - Jaffe, Alexandra M. (Alexandra Mystra) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014-12-02
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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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    Home canning : cultural narratives, technological change, and... Documentation of a presentation by Danille Christensen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech, in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. She discusses the history of home canning and the contempory revival of canning, drawing on filmstrips, posters, cartoons, newspaper captions, canning manuals, mail-order catalogs, and other sources. She offers examples that complicate ...
    • Contributor: Christensen, Danille - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Prove... For more than ten years Wolfgang Mieder has made the study of proverbs in political discourse one of his major research areas, particularly the role of proverbs at critical moments in American history. In this lecture he discusses his research for his most recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric" (2010). In barely 40 years of ...
    • Contributor: Mieder , Wolfgang - Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Date: 2011-02-10
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    Seeing Mary : belief, politics, and practice at Marian appari... Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by by Anne Pryor in the Montpelier Room, Library of Congress, on June 3, 2008, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Pryor discusses her ethnographic research at Marian apparition sites in Necedah, Wisconsin; Conyers, Georgia; Cold Spring, Kentucky; and Emmitsburg, Maryland.
    • Contributor: Pryor, Anne - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008
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    Baseball Americana Symposium 2009 The second part of this symposium brings together panelists who discuss the different aspects of baseball in America. Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks is featured as well as a rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game."
    • Contributor: Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. ... Alstrom, Ed - Banks, Ernie - Ceresi, Frank - Cook, Murray - Dickson, Paul - Dierker, Larry - Frank, Russell - Hillerich, John - Johnson, Mamie - Katz, Harry L. - Kraig, Bruce - Reyburn, Susan - Smith, Claire - American Folklife Center - Library of Congress. Publishing Office - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-10-03
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    Folk music, archives, and performing : experiences, adventure... Joseph C. Hickerson tells stories and remembers events in the history of the Archive of Folk Culture during an interview with American Folklife Center ethnomusicologist Jennifer Cutting, with questions from the audience, as a featured presention in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series on July 15, 2014, sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Hickerson, Joseph Charles - Cutting, Jennifer - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014
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    'If it wasn't for the Irish and the Jews' : Irish and Jewish ... Video recording of a lecture delivered by Mick Moloney in the Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, on December 1, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. In vaudeville's heyday between 1880 and 1920, Irish and Jewish collaborations on stage were commonplace. They were attended by all sorts of interesting identity ambiguities, illustrated ...
    • Contributor: Moloney, Mick - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009
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    "Listen to our story": Alan Lomax, folk producer -- folk prom... Nathan Salsburg, curator of the Alan Lomax Archive at the Association for Cultural Equity (ACE), explored two key undertakings from Alan Lomax's career -- his 1959 "Southern Journey" field recording trip and its later ancillary, the American Patchwork video recording project (1978-1985). Alan Lomax is known primarily as a folklorist and a documentarian, terms that suggest that his work was largely in service of ...
    • Contributor: Salsburg, Nathan - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
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    Voices from the canefields : folksongs from Japanese immigran... Franklin Odo discussed his research for his book, Voices from the canefields: folksongs from Japanese immigrant workers in Hawai'i (Oxford University Press, 2013) as a featured presenter in the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series on September 20, 2013, sponsored by the American Folklife Center. He describes how Japanese workers on Hawai'i's plantations created their own songs, in form akin to their traditional tanka or ...
    • Contributor: Odo, Franklin - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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    Robert Burns at 250: Poetry, Politics and Performance: Day 1 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 symposium began with a keynote address by Alex Salmond, First Minister ...
    • Contributor: Various, Various - Bennett, Margaret - Bulger, Peggy A. - Bold, Valentina - Cole, John Young - Cowan, Edward J. - Crawford, Robert - Edwards, Nat - Gray, Patricia H. - Kay, Billy ... Various, 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: 2009-02-24
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Voices of Civil Rights Project collection, 2003-2006 Collection consists of oral history interviews, sound and video recordings, photographs and manuscript materials documenting memories of the 20th century civil rights movements in the United States, collected by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) from 2003 to 2004 in 48 cities in the South, Midwest and western United States.
    • Contributor: Adams, Victoria Gray - Andrade, Juan - Baxley, Bill (William Joseph) - Beal, Gerald K. - Beerman, Leonard I. - Boggs, Grace Lee - Bonilla, Rubén - Booth, Heather - Bourne, St. Clair - Branch, Raylawni G. ... Adams, Victoria Gray - Andrade, Juan - Baxley, Bill (William Joseph) - Beal, Gerald K. - Beerman, Leonard I. - Boggs, Grace Lee - Bonilla, Rubén - Booth, Heather - Bourne, St. Clair - Branch, Raylawni G. - Braxton, Annye H. - Brownmiller, Susan - Carlos, John - Charles, Michael Ray - Collins, Wendell - Dahmer, Ellie J. - Davis, L. Clifford - Dickinson, James Luther - Dinkins, David N. - Doty, Juanita Sims - Epps, Jesse - Fife, John M. (John Macmillan) - Fleming, Karl - Forman, James - Fountain, Clarence - Frank, Barney - Garcia, Isabel (Isabel G.) - Gields, Clarence - Goodman, Carolyn - Graves, Curtis - Green, Percy - Gutiérrez, José Angel - Hackney, Lucy D. - Halpern, Rosario Salgado - Harjo, Suzan Shown - Harrington, Penny - Hayes, Shirley G. - Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene) - Hill, Oliver W. - Hite, Nancy - Holland, Endesha Ida Mae - Hooks, Benjamin L. (Benjamin Lawson) - Horowitz, Rachelle - Jarrett, Vernon - Jones, Doug (G. Douglas) - King - Kirk, Ron - Kochiyama, Yuri - Kwoh, Stewart - Kyles, Samuel Billy - Landrieu, Moon - Lawson, James M. - Lee, Helen Shores - Lee, Sammy - Lewis, John, February 21 - Little Joe (Vocalist) - Lout, Mike (James M.) - Lowery, Joseph E. - Lyons, Kenneth O. - Mashariki, Job - McKinstry, Carolyn Maull - McWhorter, Diane - Mease, Quentin R. - Meier, Deborah - Mingo, Lucy - Monroe, Sputnik - Moses, Robert Parris - Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne - Murray, Tawanda - Norton, Eleanor Holmes - Oldham, Charles R. - Poussaint, Alvin F. - Pride, Carlton - Reid, Vernon - Rivers, Eugene - Romilly, Constancia - Rowles, Billy E. - Seay, Norman R. - Sellers, Cleveland - Shores, Barbara - Sims, Bernice Banks - Smith, Jerome M. - Spellman, Toyin - Steger, Michelle - Sutton, Goodloe - Swann-Daniels, Carol - Tafel, Richard - Thompson, Larry Dean - Tisdale, Alice - Tisdale, Charles - Trickey, Minnijean Brown - Uyeshima, Erin Emiko - West, W. Richard - Wilder, Lawrence Douglas - Wilkins, Roger W. - Wilson, Diane - Wilson, Edwin O. - Wunrow, Jeffrey D. - Yamamoto, Joyce C. - Zabel, William D. - Bowley, Andy - Briggs, Jimmie - Hargrove, Earnestine - Iverem, Esther - Kellogg, Alex - Krol, Debra Utacia - Latimer, Leah Y. - Lewis, Dan - Lum, Lydia - Mapp, Marilyn - Marquez Stathis, Sandra - Miller, Tom - Neubauer, Rita - O'konis, Jonathan - Patoski, Joe Nick - Pierce, Ponchitta Anne - Reavis, Dick J. - Rosenfeld, Megan - Rosenzweig, Hannah - Sloan, Lester - Smith, Vern E. - Whitehouse, Liz - Wolf, Bonny - Ynclan, Nery - Williams, Juan
    • Date: 2003
  • Collection
    Alan Lomax in Italy, 1954-1955 Plastino served as editor for the Italian Treasury in the Alan Lomax Collection (Rounder Records), an annotated CD series culled from a previously unedited recordings collected in Italy by Lomax and Diego Carpitella between 1954-1955. He discusses Alan Lomax's itinerary and photography in Italy in 1954-1955 and the contributions of Diego Carpitella to this field work in a lecture for Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture ...
    • Contributor: Plastino, Goffredo - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
  • Collection
    Mississippi freedom summer, 1964 : memory, legacy and the way... Four leaders who participated in the Mississippi Freedom Project in 1964 discussed their experiences and the legacy of their civil rights work. They included Robert "Bob" Parris Moses, founder and president of The Algebra Project, Inc. He received his BA from Hamilton College (1956), and his MA in Philosophy from Harvard University (1957). Moses was a prominent figure in the civil rights movement as ...
    • Contributor: Cobb, Charles E. - Ellis, Rex M. - Hogan, Wesley C. - Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A. - Shankar, Guha - Stewart, Kate - American Folklife Center - Moses, Robert Parris - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2014
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Dal cavallo alle scuderie : visioni iconografiche e architett... "Atti del convegno internazionale di studi, 12 aprile 2013, Frascati, Museo Tuscolano-Scuderie Aldobrandini."--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
    • Contributor: Dal Cavallo Alle Scuderie, Visioni Iconografiche E Rilevamenti Architettonici (Conference) - Fratarcangeli, Margherita - Scuderie Aldobrandini (Frascati, Italy)
    • Date: 2014
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Die Entstehung einer eigenständigen Sozialgerichtsbarkeit unt... Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Univ. Regensburg, 2007. Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-176)
    • Contributor: Knörr, Saskia
    • Date: 2007
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Paul B. Zimmerman, Inc. : the first 65 years, 1947-2012 /
    • Contributor: Ruth, Phil Johnson
    • Date: 2012
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Rayford Whittingham Logan : eyewitness in World War I and the... Thesis (M.A.)--Morgan State University, 2000. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 68-70).
    • Contributor: Reed, David Leon
    • Date: 2000
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Die Washingtoner Konferenz, das Deutsche Reich und die Reichs... Thesis (Ph.D.)--Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 2001.
    • Contributor: Doepgen, Peter
    • Date: 2000
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    History of the papermills at Kodak Park /
    History of the paper mills at Kodak Park
    Cover title. Incorporates accounts of papermaking at Eastman Kodak Co. written by John M. Shepheard in 1919, Gerould T. Lane in 1932 and 1946, and Wesley W. Bills in 1976.
    • Contributor: Funderburk, Kit
    • Date: 2006
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    Dori Jones Yang collection, Transcripts, a publication, and three video discs containing transcripts, oral history interviews, and digitized photographs of thirty-five Chinese immigrants to the United States during the early twentieth century for Yang's book Voices of the Second Wave: Chinese Americans in Seattle. Topics for these interviews include immigration experience, higher education and politics in China during the twentieth century, and life in the United States and ...
    • Contributor: Yang, Dori Jones - Asian American Pacific Islander Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    The structure and evolution of China's cadre system / Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Chicago, 2005. Vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 210-221). Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Dissertation Services, 2006. viii, 224 p. ; 23 cm.
    • Contributor: Li, Yi
    • Date: 2005
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Thomas Christopher McClay collection Veterans History Project... The collection consists of an interview with Thomas Christopher McClay about his Navy service during the Persian Gulf War and the American intervention in Haiti.
    • Contributor: McClay, Thomas Christopher
    • Date: 2005
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Hanʼguk yŏnghwa nŭn irŏkʻe mandŭnda /
    한국 영화 는 이렇게 만든다 /
    • Contributor: Pak, Chi-Hun
    • Date: 2006
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Music in the mountains : the Irish Catskills and traditional ... Typescript. Thesis (M.A.)--New York University, 2008. Bibliography: leaves 79-81. Brendan Dolan; Donation; 2011.
    • Contributor: Dolan, Brendan
    • Date: 2008
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Papers of the American slave trade. Selections from the South...
    Selections from the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries
    Accompanied by a printed guide compiled by Martin Paul Schipper, entitled: A guide to the microfilm edition of Papers of the American slave trade. Update subjects and added entries as needed when additional film is received, vr03 2004-09-14.
    • Contributor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection - University Publications of America (Firm)
    • Date: 2002
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Carl Peters and German imperialism, 1856-1918 : a political b... Includes bibliographical references (p. 264-274) and index.
    • Contributor: Perras, Arne
    • Date: 2004
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Papers of the American slave trade. Selections from the Newpo...
    Selections from the Newport Historical Society
    Accompanied by a printed guide, compiled by Daniel Lewis, entitled: A guide to the microfilm edition of Papers of the American slave trade.
    • Contributor: Coughtry, Jay - Lewis, Daniel - Newport Historical Society - University Publications of America (Firm)
    • Date: 2002
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Moscow State Jewish Theater (GOSET)
    Moscow State Jewish Theater (GOSET) ; Moscow State Jewish Theater School (MGETU) | Moscow State Jewish Theater School (MGETU) | Jewish theater under Stalinism
    Reproduces documents covering the period 1916-1950 from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI) in Moscow about the Moscow State Jewish Theater (GOSET) and the affiliated Moscow State Jewish Theater School (MGETU); describes the history of the Soviet culture and theater, Jewish theater, Jewish avant-garde art and the Kremlin's policy toward Jewish society and culture from 1919 until the early 1950s; includes ...
    • Date: 2005
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    Social studies alive! our community and beyond Social Studies Alive! Our Community and Beyond broadens students' awareness about the local and global communities in which they live. They learn the basics of geography in order to locate communities on a globe. They learn about different cultures and public service roles. Through activities such as forming human monuments to commemorate contributions of community members, students solidify their grasp of the responsibilities within ...
    • Contributor: Bower, Bert - Teachers' Curriculum Institute
    • Date: 2010
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Interzessionen von Nahbereichspersonen : von Bürgschaften der... Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Univ. Giessen, 2007. Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-244)
    • Contributor: Kowolik, Yvonne E.
    • Date: 2008
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Nikolaĭ Pervyĭ : molodye gody : vospominanii︠a︡, dnevniki, pisʹ...
    Nikolaĭ I :
    Includes bibliographical references.
    • Date: 2008
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Etudes sur Chypre à l'époque Ottomane Includes bibliographical references.
    • Contributor: Pouradier Duteil-Loizidou, Anna
    • Date: 2014
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Søværnet under den kolde krig : politik, strategi og taktik Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-316).
    • Contributor: Bogason, Peter
    • Date: 2016
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Von Speziererinnen, Wegglibuben und Metzgern : Lebensmittelha... Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universität Zürich, 2000. Includes bibliographical references (p.427-435).
    • Contributor: Keller, Barbara
    • Date: 2001
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Social studies alive!. America's past /
    America's past
    Kit includes: 1 student textbook, 39 placards, 1sourcebook, 1 lesson masters, 1 interactive student notebook, 25 interactive desk maps, 1 lesson guide, 1 cd, 1 visuals book, 1 demo disk. Grade 5.
    • Date: 2010
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Den franske kammartjänarens resa : minnen från länderna i nor... Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-284) and index.
    • Date: 2013
  • Manuscript/Mixed Material
    Kwihwan charyo chʻongsŏ /
    귀환 자료 총서 /
    Text in Japanese and Chinese; introduction and interpretation in Korean.
    • Date: 2004