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  • Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues

    In this presentation William R. Ferris discusses his book, "Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues" (University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2009).

    • Contributor: Ferris, William R.
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2010-02-17
  • Carl Fleischhauer: Documenting America, 1935-1943: The Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Photo Collection (Journeys and Crossings, Library of Congress Digital Reference Section)

    Carl Fleischhauer, co-author of a book about the FSA-OWI photo collection sketches the history of this famous project that documented American life from the Great Depression to the first years of World War II and explains how to use the photographs and other materials to better understand the time, the people in the pictures, and the documentary process (Documenting America, 1935-1943: The Farm Security ...

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Web Pages
  • Beautiful dreamer [illustrated]

    motion picture | 1 video ; 5 min. | Audio track from Angel: CDC 7 54621 2 (General). Illustrations from LOC online collections (General). Illustrations: 1865 sheet music (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.natlib.ihas.200031128/default.html) -- Stephen Collins Foster (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b04776) -- Oh, hush thee, little dear-my-soul, and close thine eyes in dreaming (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cai.2a15158) -- Elevated railroads in New York City: in the Bowery (http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b04565) -- La figure, etudes lithographiées par ...

    • Contributor: Foster, Stephen Collins - Hampson, Thomas - Mason, Molly
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Craig Robinson: 2010 National Book Festival

    Basketball player and coach Craig Robinson appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Robinson , Craig
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-09-25
  • William Joyce: 2011 National Book Festival

    William Joyce appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Joyce, William
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • Sampson-Schley controversy /

    From Edison films catalog: This subject is in three scenes, showing beautiful dissolving effects. Scene 1 shows Admiral Schley upon the bridge of the Brooklyn commanding the American Fleet in Santiago Harbor. The Spanish fleet is seen to emerge from Santiago Harbor. Simultaneously ships and forts open fire on the American fleet. Scene 2. The Man Behind the Gun. The gun crews are seen ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Omekongo Dibinga

    Poet Omekongo Dibanga, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, reads from his work and discusses the state of contemporary African literature.

    • Contributor: Dibinga, Omekongo
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-02
  • Sampson and Schley controversy--tea party /

    From Edison films catalog: This subject is in three scenes, showing beautiful dissolving effects. Scene 1 shows Admiral Schley upon the bridge of the Brooklyn commanding the American Fleet in Santiago Harbor. The Spanish fleet is seen to emerge from Santiago Harbor. Simultaneously ships and forts open fire on the American fleet. Scene 2. The Man Behind the Gun. The gun crews are seen ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • Burning of the Standard Oil Co's tanks, Bayonne, N.J. /

    From Edison films catalog: This picture shows a street scene at Constable Hook, Bayonne, N.J. In the background rise immense volumes of dense black smoke from the burning oil, reaching high in the heavens. Outlined against this dense oil smoke is seen some of a lighter color. This is from the fire engines and from the houses of the unfortunate residents, whom we see ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Catalog Record

    The golden cage Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Four thousand Circassians, exiled from Eastern Europe, live in Israel today. Concentrated in two villages around the Golan Heights, jealously safeguarding their unique traditions, this small ethnic community is facing serious challenges to its identity. Their story is seen through the eyes of a single young man, and a single young woman as they try to fulfill their family's expectations: to marry and raise ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Cancer, Magnets & Heat

    Nanotechnology is a frontier in science, engineering, and manufacturing that offers new potential for medical diagnosis and therapy. Our understanding of materials at the atomic level has advanced tremendously in recent years, prompting research to produce virus-sized platforms that promise to revolutionize medical imaging, drug delivery, and therapy. The anti-cancer benefits of heat therapy have been recognized for over 2,000 years. Heat is a ...

    • Contributor: Ivkov, Robert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-03-06
  • Africans & African-Americans in Germany

    A discussion on the pluralistic and multifaceted presence of Africa in Germany with visiting Fulbright Scholar, Magueye Kasse.

    • Contributor: Kasse, Magueye
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-09-26
  • We write the Songs: ASCAP Concert 2012

    videorecording | 1 videorecording ; 137 min. | Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on May 15, 2012. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Williams, Paul - Nunn, Terri - Parker, Ray - Burgie, Irving - Bishop, Stephen - Melanie - Foliart, Dan - Fekaris, Dino - Stapleton, Chris (Musician) - Schwartz, Stephen - Simpson, Valerie - American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012
  • Visualizing the Nation's Capital (Day 1-Afternoon)

    This conference showcases the unparalleled cartographic collections at the Library of Congress and engage a wide array of experts in exploring how Washington has evolved over 200 years. Speakers include James H. Billington, George Tobolowsky, Ralph Ehrenberg, Richard Stephenson, Ronald Grim, Edward Redmond, Patrick O'Neill, William Stanley, Chas Langelan, Don Alexander Hawkins, Charlene Drew Jarvis, Timothy Davis, Iris Miller, Gail Lowe, Douglas Richardson and ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-18
  • Interview with Actor Christopher Reeve

    Parade magazine Editor Walter Anderson interviewed actor Christopher Reeve. The goal is to create a record that gives viewers a sense of America at the turn of the millennium and what we thought about.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1999-10-26
  • Paolo Ventura: Winter Stories

    A conversation among Ventura; Denise Wolff and Renato Miracco. The book depicts scenes from the memory of an old circus performer as he looks back on his life. The event was co-sponsored by the Library's Prints and Photographs Division and Center for the Book, and the Embassy of Italy.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-10-12
  • Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence

    Ronald Dworkin, professor of jurisprudence at University College London and the New York University School of Law, delivers the inaugural Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Dworkin, Ronald
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-26
  • Robert Bagner Hayling oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-14.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Hayling, Robert Bagner
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-14

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  • Faust and Marguerite /

    From Edison films catalog: Marguerite is seated before the fireplace, Faust standing by her side. Mephistopheles enters and offers his sword to Faust, commanding him to behead the fair Marguerite. Faust refuses, whereupon Mephistopheles draws the sword across the throat of the lady and she suddenly disappears and Faust is seated in her place. 60 feet. $9.00.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Japanese Influences in 20th Century American Music

    videorecording | videorecording ; 60 min | The history of the cross-cultural interaction between American composers and Japan is documented in unpublished and published scores, manuscripts, and correspondence held, often uniquely, in the Music Division of the Library of Congress. In this lecture, W. Anthony Sheppard examines examples of this relationship in the works of Henry Eichheim (1870-1942), Claude Lapham (1890-1957), Henry Cowell (1897-1965), ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Sheppard, W. Anthony
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Magnificent Distance: Hawk & Dove

    In 2010 a Cooper's Hawk took up residency in the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress, and for a few days the airwaves were full of witty references to the hawks and doves of Congress, and the idea of a bird's eye view of Washington DC. British artist Isabella Streffen was midway through a six-month Arts & Humanities Research Council Fellowship within ...

    • Contributor: Streffen, Isabella
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-24
  • Portico: A New Electronic Archiving Service

    Eileen Fenton of the nonprofit electronic archiving service Portico discussed the social and technical challenges concerning the archiving of electronic journals and other scholarly resources. For more than a decade, scholarly publishers have been creating electronic journals in response to demands from libraries and scholars for innovative information resources. Even as these electronic resources have become a significant part of the scholarly record upon ...

    • Contributor: Fenton, Eileen
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006-05-10
  • Seeger Family Concert

    Mike, Peggy, and Pete Seeger with the Short Sisters perform at the Library of Congress March 16, 2007. Forms part of "How Can I Keep From Singing": A Seeger Family Tribute symposium and concert. videorecording | videorecording ; 133 min | Seeger Family Tribute Collection. (Source). March 16, 2007. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Seeger, Pete - Seeger, Mike - Seeger, Peggy - Short Sisters
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • 75th Anniversary of "These Are Our Lives"

    The 75th anniversary of "These Are Our Lives," a book of life histories from the Federal Writers' Project and a seminal volume from the New Deal era was celebrated during a Books & Beyond program.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-15
  • Walter Dean Myers: Book Fest 05

    Author Walter Dean Myers at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Dean Myers, Walter
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24