• Russim: On Russian Immigration and Culture in Israel

    Since the former Soviet Union opened its doors to mass emigration 20 years ago, more than one million Russians have moved to Israel. The impact on Israel of Russian immigration and culture is the subject of this lecture delivered by author and artist David Stromberg. This event is sponsored jointly by the European Division and the Hebrew Language Table in cooperation with the Embassy ...

    • Contributor: Stromberg, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-14
  • David Finkel: 2013 National Book Festival

    David Finkel appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Finkel, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-08-22
  • Torcuato Zamora: Flamenco Guitar with Dancers from Furia Flamenco

    A concert featuring guitarist Torcuato Zamora and flamenco dance company Furia Flamenco.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-23
  • A Modern Queen in a Traditional Role

    H.R.H. Queen of Buganda Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda presented "A Modern Queen in a Traditional Role" in a program sponsored by the African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division. Nagginda described her work as a traditional ruler and the work of the charitable foundation she established, the Nnabagereka Development Trust.

    • Contributor: Nagginda, Nnabagereka Sylvia
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-07
  • Lincoln's Other White House: the Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency

    Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, author of "If This House Could Talk ...: Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans," discussed her new book, "Lincoln's Other White House; the Untold Story of the Man and His Presidency," in a lecture sponsored by the Humanities & Social Sciences Division. Using diaries, letters and (often amusing) eyewitness accounts, she offered new insight into the life of President Lincoln and his family ...

    • Contributor: Smith Brownstein, Elizabeth
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-02-07
  • Jack and the beanstalk /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 20June1902; H19221. Thomas White (Jack). Duration: 4:13 (part 1), 4:25 (part 2), and 1:28 (part 3) at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A grand spectacular performance in nine scenes and one tableau, illustrating the most popular fairy story ever written.... From this very simple and popular fairy tale we have produced a most pleasing, interesting and mirth producing play ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • Poetry of J.D. McClatchy

    The Spring Literary Season continued at the Library of Congress with a reading by poet J.D. McClatchy.

    • Contributor: McClatchy, J.D.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-04-02
  • Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: Cross Step Polka

    videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:29 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "Spring Morning Polka," by A.P. Wyman in The organ at home, Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co, 1873. LOC catalogue number: M15.069. See: p. 54 in Gilbert. M. Round dancing, (#250), Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • What To Do About Worsening Economic Inequality: The Rising Tide Tax System and Other Proposals

    Economist Robert J. Shiller spoke on "What to Do About Worsening Economic Inequality: The Rising Tide Tax System and Other Proposals" in a program sponsored by the Library's Science, Technology and Business Division.

    • Contributor: Shiller, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-12-06
  • 2013 Library of Congress Literacy Awards: Reach Out & Read

    The Reach Out and Read organization is the 2013 recipient of the David M Rubenstein Prize, one of three Library of Congress Literacy Awards.

    • Contributor: Klass, Perri
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-04
  • Jim Lehrer & Kate Lehrer

    Jim and Kate Lehrer speak at the 2004 National Book Festival.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004-10-09
  • Sara Paretsky on Critical Mass

    Best-selling author Sara Paretsky discussed "Critical Mass," her 16th V.I. Warshawski novel, which features Warshawski's best friend, Vienna-born doctor Lotty Herschel. Paretsky's skills in developing compelling characters and plots are demonstrated once again in this novel, as she weaves together Lotty's childhood in Vienna, missing persons, meth labs, Chicago history and the race for the atomic bomb during World War II.

    • Contributor: Paretsky, Sara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-11-15
  • Odessa: Genius & Death in a City of Dreams

    Odessa was the Russian Empire's gateway to the Middle East when Catherine the Great created this port city on the Black Sea as a model of enlightenment. Georgetown University professor Charles King recreates this world in his historical account.

    • Contributor: King, Charles
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-28
  • President Harding and Calvin Coolidge [1] /

    Copyright: no reg. Appearing: Warren G. Harding, Florence Kling Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Will H. Hays, George T. Harding, Henry Cabot Lodge, Edwin P. Morrow. Duration: 3:59 (part 1), 4:01 (part 2), 2:15 (part 3) at 16 fps. Various scenes of the official notification ceremonies held on July 22, 1920 for Warren G. Harding, selected as the Presidential candidate by 17th Republican National Convention and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1920
  • RDA for NACO Catalogers: 2f. MARC 21 in NACO RDA Authority Records: Works & Expressions

    The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat presents 25 webcasts as a portion of an online course created and intended for independent AACR2 Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO) participants who are making the transition to RDA: Resource Description and Access for authority work. The course consists of filmed lectures, hands-on guided sessions, online exercises, and follow-up Q&A webinars, with a brief review period following ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-08
  • William Saunders oral history interview conducted by Kieran Walsh Taylor in Charleston, South Carolina, 2011-06-09.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Saunders, William - Taylor, Kieran Walsh
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-06-09

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  • Nicholas Sparks: 2009 National Book Festival

    Nicholas Sparks, author of successful best-sellers turned into popular films appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Sparks, Nicholas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Neal Stephenson: 2011 National Book Festival

    Neal Stephenson appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Stephenson, Neal
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-25
  • A Thousand Years of the Persian Book

    This lecture launched the "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibition at the Library of Congress. The rich literary tradition of the Persian language over the last millennium was discussed. From illuminated manuscripts to contemporary publications, the exhibition will bring attention to the literary achievements of Iran and the greater Persian-speaking regions of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Central and South Asia and the Caucasus.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-27
  • The Profound Impact of Stress: Human Biology & Social Implications for the Individual and Society (2)

    Second of two days on the role of stress role in the health of the individual, as well as of society as a whole. Topics included "Stress and Society" and "Stress and Resilience." Speakers included Margaret Ensminger (Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health), Fabrizio Benedetti (University of Turin Medical School & National Institute of Neuroscience, Italy), Robert Schneider (Maharishi University of Management), ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-27
  • Utrecht String Quartet

    Praised for its benchmark recordings of Tchaikovsky, the Utrecht String Quartet from the Netherlands makes its first U.S. appearance in the Library of Congress in a program of Schubert, Meijering and Tchaikovsky.

    • Contributor: Utrecht String Quartet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-02-11
  • Chrysanthemums /

    French title, Les chrysanthèmes, from Catalogue Pathé des années 1896 à 1914, 1907 à 1909, p. 28. Julienne Mathieu. Rising from a stage are two vases which separate to reveal a female dancer behind each of the vases. They create magical circles of flowers from which other women emerge. The dancers construct an elegant floral display, in the middle of which a miniature dancer ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1907
  • Diamonds, Gold and War: The British, the Boers and the Making of South Africa

    In 1871, prospectors exploring a remote stretch of land in South Africa stumbled upon a rich deposit of diamonds. Fifteen years later, gold was discovered in the region, which was once regarded as a "worthless jumble of British colonies." What followed was an epic struggle for control between the colonizing British and the native Boer settlers, culminating in a costly, bloody war that left ...

    • Contributor: Meredith , Martin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-10-11
  • Cutting sugar cane /

    Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Company; 23May02; H18040. Title cross referenced with film titles: Loading sugar cane ; Train of sugar cane. Cameraman, Robert K. Bonine. Cameraman credit from Niver's, Early motion pictures, p. 72. Duration: 0:30 at 16 fps. The poor condition of the film, its short length, and the distance of the subject matter from the camera position do not permit much ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1902
  • David Wiesner

    • Contributor: Wiesner, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-10-12