Event Videos

Peruse our list of previous event videos amassed from more than two decades of outstanding events and programming. Use controls to sort the list. Select any to watch. Event presenters are listed below as contributors.

  • Film, Video
    Sharing Military Voices Archived at the American Folklife Center During this panel presentation, staff from the Library's Veterans History Project ("VHP") and StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative will share collection materials and discuss the ways in which first person reflections and narratives help us understand the diverse experiences of active duty personnel and veterans alike. Hosted by the American Folklife Center - the archival home for VHP and StoryCorps - the event will offer...
    • Contributor: Diaz, Hazel - Fenn, John - Clark, Sandra M. - Harrris, Megan - Saylor, Nicole
    • Date: 2022-08-09
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    From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase featuring Miguel Chavez "From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase," features artwork from 35 Uniting U.S. veteran artists who have used art as therapy for several types of trauma.
    • Contributor: Chavez, Miguel
    • Date: 2022-06-29
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    From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase featuring Jara Lang "From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase," features artwork from 35 Uniting U.S. veteran artists who have used art as therapy for several types of trauma.
    • Contributor: Lang, Jara
    • Date: 2022-06-29
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    From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase featuring Lewis Howard "From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase," features artwork from 35 Uniting U.S. veteran artists who have used art as therapy for several types of trauma.
    • Contributor: Howard, Lewis
    • Date: 2022-06-29
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    From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase featuring Alicia Christy "From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase," features artwork from 35 Uniting U.S. veteran artists who have used art as therapy for several types of trauma.
    • Contributor: Christy, Alicia
    • Date: 2022-06-29
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    From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase featuring Lisa Firmin "From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase," features artwork from 35 Uniting U.S. veteran artists who have used art as therapy for several types of trauma.
    • Contributor: Firmin, Lisa
    • Date: 2022-06-29
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    From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase featuring Ehren Tool "From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase," features artwork from 35 Uniting U.S. veteran artists who have used art as therapy for several types of trauma.
    • Contributor: Tool, Ehren
    • Date: 2022-06-29
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    From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase featuring Terri Souder "From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase," features artwork from 35 Uniting U.S. veteran artists who have used art as therapy for several types of trauma.
    • Contributor: Souder, Terri
    • Date: 2022-06-29
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    From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase featuring Phyllis T. Miller "From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase," features artwork from 35 Uniting U.S. veteran artists who have used art as therapy for several types of trauma.
    • Contributor: T. Miller, Phyllis
    • Date: 2022-06-29
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    From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase featuring Steve Kost "From Conflict to Creativity: Veteran Artists Showcase," features artwork from 35 Uniting U.S. veteran artists who have used art as therapy for several types of trauma.
    • Contributor: Kost, Steve
    • Date: 2022-06-29
  • Film, Video
    Live! at the Library: Honoring Memorial Day Bob Regan is a Grammy nominated, Dove Award nominated, and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame nominated songwriter from Nashville, TN. In 2012, Regan founded Operation Song, a non-profit with the mission to "empower veterans, active-duty military, and their families to tell their stories through the process of songwriting." To date, over 1100 songs have been written in the program with veterans of WWII to...
    • Contributor: Regan, Bob - Mohindra, Monica
    • Date: 2022-05-26
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    I Am Not Invisible 3.0 Marking International Women's Day, the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans sponsored this virtual panel, which explored the challenges women veterans face, the communities they represent and how we can all be better advocates. Please be advised that this video includes some discussion of difficult experiences during military service that some viewers may...
    • Contributor: Bost, Mike - Tiglao, Lourdes - Brownley, Julia - Mohindra, Monica - Fortner, Robin - Estabrooks, Elizabeth - M. Kensinger-Clark, Sheila - Brick, Suzanne - McDonough, Denis
    • Date: 2022-03-08
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    Dear John: Searching for Love, Heartbreak and Humor Unexpectedly uncovering humor amongst the pathos, author Susan Carruthers shares her experiences of researching in the Library of Congress in preparation for her recently published book on love and loyalty during wartime. Speaking with Veterans History Project reference specialist, Megan Harris, she shares about a moment that made her laugh out loud in the American Folklife Center reading room. Her book "Dear John" explores...
    • Contributor: Carruthers, Susan - Harris, Megan
    • Date: 2022-02-10
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    Post Traumatic Stress & Music: The Healing Power of Song A panel discussion that explores the efforts of musicians and music-based organizations to reach out to veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress, and share their stories of how vets have used music to cope with traumatic experiences. The panel of expert musicians, veterans and musical organizations will be introduced by Gary Sinise, actor and founding member of the Lt. Dan Band.
    • Contributor: Sinise, Gary - Mohindra, Monica - Todd, George "Doc" - Regan, Bob - Jackson, Rob - Nettesheim, Patrick
    • Date: 2021-06-23
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    Motherhood and the Military The Motherhood in the Military panel discussion, sponsored by the Veterans History Project, explores the dual roles of mother and soldier through the personal experiences of four service connected women. This event encourages women veterans to contribute their oral histories to the national collections of the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Dever, Mary - Ernst, Sen. Joni - Duckworth, Sen. Tammy - Dainer, Rupa - Estabrooks, Elizabeth - Hayden, Carla - Mayweather, Rue - Martin, Candy
    • Date: 2021-05-06
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    Veteran Grown: Farming The Library of Congress Veterans History Project hosts a discussion panel to highlight farming as one of many unique career paths veterans take after transitioning to civilian life, and to introduce programs that exist to assist veterans who farm. This panel features military veterans who chose to farm in more traditional settings, some of whom benefited from veteran farming training programs, while others received...
    • Contributor: Helton, Damon - Creech, Sara - Butts, Justin - Boozman, Sen. John - Grandon, Eric - Lloyd, Karen
    • Date: 2021-03-26
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    Veteran Grown: Urban Farming This panel discussed farming in an urban setting as one of many unique career paths veterans take after transitioning to civilian life, and introduced the audience to programs that exist to assist veterans who farm. The Library of Congress Veterans History Project collects oral history interviews of panelists who are veterans and work on an urban farm, including beekeepers. The Library will add these...
    • Contributor: Schrier, Rep. Kim - Dalgarn, Sean - Hale, Margo - Dachos, Sarah - Boozman, Sen. John - Lombardo, Jeanette
    • Date: 2021-03-19
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    Volunteering to Make History A compelling group of interviewers, from students to professionals, share their experiences, best practices and what participation in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project has meant to them.
    • Contributor: Fowler, Carol - Lloyd, Karen - Bickel, Jonathan - Caolo, Susan - Meek, Jeff
    • Date: 2020-11-14
  • Film, Video
    Performance: Precious Pearl Written by Cindy Morgan and Navy veteran Kimberly Mitchell, "Precious Pearl" tells the story of Mitchell, who was found as a baby on the roadside, clinging to the body of her deceased mother during the Vietnam War. A South Vietnamese Marine carried her to the Sacred Heart Orphanage in Da Nang, where she was adopted by a U.S. Airman and brought back to Wisconsin...
    • Contributor: Morgan, Cindy - Mitchell, Kimberly
    • Date: 2020-11-13
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    Organizational Benefits to Collaborating with the Veterans History Project The Veterans History Project works with individuals and organizations across the nation in order to establish collections in this important national archive. This panel of organizational collaborators share their experiences and best practices of how they use the Veterans History Project to engage with their communities and ensure their local veteran and Gold Star family member's contributions are not forgotten, but forever archived and...
    • Contributor: Byrnes, Ashleigh - "Mac" Tolar, John M. - McCoy Sr, Chaplain Michael - Farrar, Mike - Deason, Anita - Maniscalco Robinson, Sara - Lloyd, Karen
    • Date: 2020-11-12
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    Performance: Old Glory Written by Cindy Morgan and Kimberly Mitchell, "Old Glory" displays Mitchell's dedication to Vietnam era veterans through her experience assisting with the Old Glory Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight, which takes these veterans on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. and returns them home as heroes to the AirVenture airshow in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
    • Contributor: Morgan, Cindy - Mitchell, Kimberly
    • Date: 2020-11-10
  • Film, Video
    Conversation on Conversing: Veterans Discuss Veteran History Project Participation Veterans of various generations, conflicts and backgrounds discuss the process of submitting a collection of their unique military memories to the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.
    • Contributor: Harris, Shilo - Franklin, Mark - Dainer, Rupa - Barner III, William Maxwell - Mullen, Juanita - Lloyd, Karen
    • Date: 2020-11-09
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    Performance: Still Over There Written by Operation Song's Jim Collins and Air Force and Navy veteran Franklin Tootle, "Still Over There" describes Tootle's journey with PTSD as a result of his service in Iraq, and how his commitment to country, family and his fellow veterans drives him daily. Operation Song is a Tennessee based not-for-profit program that pairs veterans, active-duty military, and their families with professional songwriters to...
    • Contributor: Tootle, Franklin
    • Date: 2020-11-08
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    Performance: In Love and War "In Love and War" lyrics by Roxanne Seeman with music by Charles Fox. This performance will be sung by Hannah Goldblatt, accompanied by pianist Elise Solberg and is dedicated especially to the veterans from our Greatest Generation who set an example of service and sacrifice for generations to come. Their legacy endures through their family member???s memories and continues to inspire through the Veterans...
    • Contributor: Goldblatt, Hannah - Solberg, Elise
    • Date: 2020-11-07
  • Film, Video
    Performance: Barbara Martin Over a career spanning more than 20 years, Barbara Martin has covered a lot of musical ground, unafraid to explore new territory at each turn. In the early years, she performed country, folk, New-Wave rock and toured the singer-songwriter circuit. But when Martin began listening to Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace and Billie Holiday and working with blues and jazz guitarist Mac Walter and bassist...
    • Contributor: Martin, Barbara
    • Date: 2020-11-06