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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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    Flory Jagoda & friends : the celebration concert, Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 21, 2013 as a special event in the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The concert was a tribute to Sephardic singer and composer Flory Jagoda, featuring multiple performers including Flory Jagoda, her family members, and many musicians who have collaborated with her, ...
    • Contributor: Jagoda, Flory - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013
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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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    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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    The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-... Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 2, morning)
    • Contributor: Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman ... Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman - Mayrent, Sherry L. - Newman, Roberta - Pearlstein, Peggy K. - Rein, David M. - Russo, Alexander - Sapoznik, Henry - Seigel, Amanda - Sokolow, Pete - Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron - Ticktin, Max D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Yiddish of Greater Washington Inc - University of Wisconsin. Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
    • Date: 2012-09-07
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    Do All Indians Live in Tipis? and Other Compelling Questions ... Stereotypes, inaccuracies and inappropriate representations of Native Americans continue to abound in American society today. Reflecting on his 20 years of experience working in the field of American Indian education, the Edwin Schupman explores examples, causes and implications of the current state of awareness about Native peoples and issues.
    • Contributor: Schupman, Edwin - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2008-08-05
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    Civil Rights History Project collection, 2010-2011 Fifty-six filmed oral history interviews with various participants in the civil rights movement in the United States and related documentation, created by the National Museum of African History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, 2010-2011. Six interviews were conducted by Patricia Sullivan, Julian Bond, Dwandalyn Reece, Taylor Branch, and LaFleur Paysour in 2010. Forty-nine interviews were conducted by Joseph Mosnier of ...
    • Contributor: Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Anne Pearl - Bassett, Emmett W. - Bassett, Priscilla - Bennett, Geraldine Crawford - Bond, Julian ... Ackerman, David M. - Ackerman, Satoko Ito - Anderson, Fletcher - Anderson, Cynthia Baker - Anderson, William G. - Avery, Anne Pearl - Bassett, Emmett W. - Bassett, Priscilla - Bennett, Geraldine Crawford - Bond, Julian - Booker, Simeon - Branch, Taylor - Breaux, Toni - Burras, Carol Cummings - Carawan, Candie - Carawan, Guy - Carter, Robert L. - Churchville, John Elliott - Cleaver, Kathleen - Collins, Barbara Maria - Conway, Purcell Maurice - Cotton, Dorothy F. - Cox, Courtland - Derby, Doris Adelaide - Duncan, Gwendolyn Annette - Finney, Ernest A. (Ernest Adolphus) - Gaither, Thomas Walter - Glascoe, Myrtle Gonza - Greenberg, Jack - Guyot, Lawrence - Hamilton, Audrey Nell - Hayling, Robert Bagner - Hicks, Charles Ray - Hicks, Darryl Robertson - Hicks, Gregory Vincent - Hicks, Robert Lawrence - Hicks, Valeria Payton - Hildreth, Marilyn Luper - Hopkins, Evans D. - Hrabowski, Freeman A. - Hutchings, Phil - Jackson, Gertrude Newsome - Jenkins, Willie Elliot - Jones, James Oscar - Jones, Jamila - Ladner, Dorie - Ladner, Joyce A. - Lowery, Joseph E. - Luper, Calvin - McDew, Charles - Moldovan, Alfred - Newson, Moses J. - Parker, Wheeler - Patton, Gwendolyn M. - Perry, Matthew J. (Matthew James) - Richardson, Gloria - Roxborough, Mildred Bond - Sales, Ruby - Saunders, William - Seeger, Pete - Sherrod, Charles - Sherrod, Shirley - Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah - Sobol, Anne Buxton - Sobol, Richard - Strickland, William - Terry, Esther M. A. - Ulmer, Joeann Anderson - Vickers, Barbara Edna - Vivian, C. T. - Williams, Cecil J. - Williams, Junius W. - Wright, Simeon - Young, Carrie Lamar - Bishop, John Melville - Mosnier, Joseph - Paysour, Lafleur - Reece, Dwandalyn R. - Sullivan, Patricia - Taylor, Kieran Walsh
    • Date: 2010
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    The poetry of everyday life In his talk in the Benjamin Botkin folklife lecture series "The Poetry of Everyday Life," Steve Zeitlin, Director, City Lore, New York City, presented approaches to folklore, creative writing, and an appreciation of everyday life and speech, followed by screening and discussion of two films he made with Academy Award winning filmmaker Paul Wagner, who helped lead the discussion following the films. The first ...
    • Contributor: Wagner, Paul - Zeitlin, Steven J. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2015
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    Reverb Gospel/inspirational harmony group Reverb performs as part of the Library's celebration of African American History Month. The concert was also part of the Homegrown Concert Series sponsored by the American Folklife Center.
    • Contributor: Reverb Ensemble - Reverb (Vocal Group) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2007-02-07
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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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    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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    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
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    A report on the crisis in the Catholic Church in the United S... "February 27, 2004." "Purpose of the Report is to share the Review Board's findings and recommendations based upon its evaluation of the current crisis. Those findings seek to describe the problem and to address two fundamental questions posed by it. First, why did individuals with a disposition to prey sexually upon minors gain admission to the priesthood? Second, how did they manage to remain ...
    • Contributor: Catholic Church. National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People
    • Date: 2004
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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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    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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    Open mic : stories from StoryCorps, Documentation of a conversation with StoryCorps staff members, Naomi Blech, Talya Cooper, Felix Lopez, and Stacey Todd interviewed by American Folklife Center staff member, Nancy Groce. In conjunction with the StoryCorp mobile booth's visit to the Library of Congress from April 14th to May 18th, 2016, staffers from StoryCorp were interviewed about their experiences touring the country in an Airstream trailer collecting stories for ...
    • Contributor: Groce, Nancy - Storycorps (Project) - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2016
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    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
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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. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006-11-08
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    Afghan women's stories : the problematics of cover, Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Margaret A. Mills in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on September 19, 2007, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Afghan women in burkas have become iconic representations of women's oppression in western media, but this representation is contested in various ways by Afghan women ...
    • Contributor: Mills, Margaret Ann - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007
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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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    Writing archives / crafting order : a critique on the longsta... Thesis (M.A.)--University of Kansas, 2009; Museum Studies with focus in American Studies. Includes bibliographical references: p. 73-75. Bertram Lyons; Donation; 2011.
    • Contributor: Lyons, Bertram
    • Date: 2009
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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
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    Passing for Traditional: The New Lost City Ramblers and Folk ... The New Lost City Ramblers were pioneers in the old-time music revival that paralleled the great folk music boom of the 1960s. Mike Seeger, John Cohen, and Tom Paley (later replaced by Tracy Schwarz) were city-born and suburban-bred folk musicians who specialized in recreating the sounds of rural southern stringband and early bluegrass music at a time when the folk music scene was dominated ...
    • Contributor: Allen, Ray - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011-09-08
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    The Cuban rafter phenomenon a unique sea exodus /
    Welcome to the Cuban rafter phenomenon
    In English and Spanish. In this digital archive you can explore the experiences of tens of thousands of citizens who have left Cuba in small boats, homemade rafts and other unusual craft. Currently the site focuses on those who precipitated and participated in one specific sea exodus: the raft crisis of 1994. Through photos, videos, bibliography, primary documents and narratives, the site examines the ...
    • Date: 2004
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    Hear, O Israel : Yiddish-American broadcasting 1925-1965, Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Henry Sapoznik in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on October 14, 2009, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Sapoznik discusses the wide range of Yiddish radio shows in the United States, particularly in New York city -- from rabbinical advice programs to live Yiddish ...
    • Contributor: Sapoznik, Henry - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009
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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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    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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    The Stations that Spoke Your Language: Radio and the Yiddish-... Leading Yiddish language and culture experts joined media scholars and Library of Congress specialists to address Yiddish radio in America: its history and cultural impact, its continuing influence on American media, and its multifaceted legacy. (Day 2, afternoon)
    • Contributor: Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman ... Various - Apelbaum, Laura Cohen - Barton, Matthew - Gevinson, Alan - Goldsmith, Emanuel S. - Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen - Hoog, Ann - Isaacs, Miriam - Jochnowitz, Eve - Joselit, Jenna Weissman - Mayrent, Sherry L. - Newman, Roberta - Pearlstein, Peggy K. - Rein, David M. - Russo, Alexander - Sapoznik, Henry - Seigel, Amanda - Sokolow, Pete - Taub, Yermiyahu Ahron - Ticktin, Max D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Yiddish of Greater Washington Inc - University of Wisconsin. Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture
    • Date: 2012-09-07
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    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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    Makers of the Sacred Harp, Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by David Warren Steel in the Mary Pickford Theater, Library of Congress, on October 21, 2010, as part of the Benjamin Botkin Folklife Lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Professor David Warren Steel discusses his book, "The Makers of the Sacred Harp," published by the University of Illinois Press, including a discussion of the ...
    • Contributor: Steel, David Warren - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    Flory Jagoda concert collection, Collection of digital video, sound recordings, and photographs documenting a concert by Flory Jagoda on March 21, 2007 in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Award winner Flory Jagoda performs Sephardic music and songs in Ladino, including folk songs, ballads, children's songs, and religious songs, ...
    • 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
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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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    An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble concert collection, Video recording and photographs of a concert in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on June 25, 2013 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. The An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble -- renowned Yiddish folk singers Michael Alpert and Ethel Raim, tsimblist (hammered dulcimer player) Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment -- celebrates the hundredth anniversary of the historic ...
    • Contributor: Raim, Ethel - An-Sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2013
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    New Deal Resources: Preserving the Legacy, Part 1 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-13
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    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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    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
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    September 11, 2001 documentary project collection, The collection documents reactions of ordinary citizens in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States in sound and video recordings of interviews and personal narratives; as well as photographs, children's drawings, two scrapbooks, letters and e-mail, poems, ephemera, a sermon, and a few artifacts, including three United States flags. Photographs document spontaneous shrines near the Pentagon, in ...
    • Date: 2001
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    Kevin Doyle : Irish step dance concert collection, Video recording, sound recording, and photographs of a concert featuring Kevin Doyle and friends presenting Irish step dance traditions in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on September 18, 2014 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Kevin Doyle of Barrington, Rhode Island is a recipient of a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the ...
    • Contributor: Doyle, Kevin - Connolly, Séamus - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - National Council for the Traditional Arts - National Endowment for the Arts. Folk Arts Program
    • Date: 2014
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    Keith M. Little collection Veterans History Project (U.S.) The collection contains an interview with Keith M. Little about his Marine Corps service during World War II in the Pacific Theater as a Navajo code talker and a documentary entitled The Face Behind the File: American Indian Veteran in which Little is featured.
    • Contributor: Little, Keith M.
    • Date: 2004
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    Hard luck blues, roots music photographs from the Great Depre... Video recording and photographs of a lecture delivered by Rich Remsberg in the West Dining Room, Library of Congress, on June 2, 2010, as part of the Books and Beyond lecture series sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book, co-sponsored by the Publishing Office, the Prints and Photographs Division, and the American Folklife Center. Remsberg discusses his book, Hard Luck Blues, ...
    • Contributor: Remsberg, Rich - Library of Congress. Center for the Book - Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010
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    Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. Intern... The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the Embassy of Canada together with the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec join in welcoming the public to Borderlines/ Borderlands: Culture and the Canada-US International Boundary, a free symposium featuring leading Canadian and US scholars, which explored the history and culture of regions, communities, and their residents along the Canada-U.S. border. The ...
    • 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: 2010-06-15
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    Sallylou Cummings Bonzer collection Veterans History Project ... This collection consists of an interview with Sallylou Cummings Bonzer about her Army Nurse Corps service in the United States and Europe during World War II.
    • Contributor: Bonzer, Sallylou Cummings
    • Date: 2000
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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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    "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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    Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection, 20... The Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project collection includes manuscripts (letters, sermons, orations, church programs, etc.), audio and video recordings, photographs, and other graphic materials created by the public in response to the 2009 election and inauguration of President Barack Obama and collected by the American Folklife Center. Includes submissions from over 300 individuals, religious and secular organizations, from 39 states and the District ...
    • Date: 2008
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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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    Revolutionaries, Nursery Rhymes, and Edison Wax Cylinders: Th... On July 24, 1896, the pioneering ethnologist Alice Fletcher recorded six wax cylinders documenting the singing of three Koreans who were studying in Washington, D.C. Now housed in the American Folklife Center Archive, these cylinders have proved to be the earliest known recordings of Korean music. As interesting as the recordings themselves, are the extraordinary circumstances surrounding how they came to be made, as ...
    • Contributor: Provine, Robert - Provine, Robert C. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-01-27
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    Afghan Women's Stories: the Problematics of Cover Afghan women in burkas have become iconic representations of women's oppression in western media, but this representation is contested in various ways by Afghan women and men. The most common observation by Afghan women activists is that we westerners should get over it, that the burka, hot, uncomfortable and inconvenient as it is, is certainly not their most pressing problem. It has even proved ...
    • Contributor: Mills, Margaret - Mills, Margaret Ann - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2007-09-19
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    The Serge Koussevitzky archive The finding aid describes the collection of correspondence, personal and business papers, photographs, and other materials which document some of the most significant aspects of twentieth-century music. Through his work as a conductor and publisher, and his efforts to commission new musical works, Koussevitzky maintained deep ties with many of the finest composers and musicians of the day. These figures are represented in their ...
    • Contributor: Music Division, Library of Congress - Koussevitzky, Serge - Koussevitzky, Olga - Naumov, Aleksandr Nikolaevich - Serge Koussevitzky Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2005
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    The New Deal Legacy and Contemporary Scholarship, Part 1 The "New Deal" Franklin Delano Roosevelt had promised the American people began to take shape immediately after his inauguration on March 4, 1933. The multi-faceted social, cultural and fiscal recovery program aimed to reform and reinvigorate national life, and to end the Great Depression. Many New Deal administrators believed that art could be a part of the daily lives of all Americans, not just ...
    • Contributor: Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura ... Various - Brannan, Beverly W. - Birney, Alice L. (Alice Lotvin) - Breiseth, Christopher Neri - Camp, Charles - Clark, Robert William - Cleary, Beth M. - Cole, John Young - Dimunation, Mark G. - Gottesman, Laura - Kalin, Andrea - Katzman, Laura - Kazin, Michael - Kerst, Catherine Hiebert - McDannell, Colleen - Morgan, Mindy J. - Peatross, C. Ford - Rachleff, Peter J. - Remsberg, Rich - Sapoznik, Henry - Tidwell, John Edgar - Wiltsey, Tom - Zvonchenko, Walter - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress - National New Deal Preservation Association - United States. National Archives and Records Administration
    • Date: 2008-03-14
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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 folklore behind ecology : or why scientists in ecology ne... Daniel B. Botkin lectured on various stories that ecologists and other scientists have told to back up their conclusions about ecological processes and the balance of nature. He discussed the importance of being able to tell the difference between science and folklore in evaluating scientific claims.
    • Contributor: Botkin, Daniel - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
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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
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    Place and the Politics of Belonging One of America's greatest ironies is that, although a nation of immigrants, the country also has a longstanding history of ambivalence, and at times hostility, toward its newest arrivals. In the last decade, the increased number of immigrants living in new destinations, those settlements located outside the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, has coincided with an upsurge in local anti-immigrant sentiment.
    • Contributor: Shutika, Debra Lattanzi - Lattanzi Shutika, Debra - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2010-08-12
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    Borderlines/Borderlands: Culture and the Canadian-U.S. Intern... 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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    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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    The Will to Adorn: Reflections on African American Identity a... Diana N'Diaye shares stories, observations, and insights from "The Will to Adorn," a community-centered research and public presentation project, which explores and examines the diversity of African American cultural identities as expressed through traditional arts of the body, dress, and adornment.
    • Contributor: N'diaye, Diana - N'diaye, Diana Baird - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2013-01-30
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