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  • Asian-American Poetry Today

    Japanese-American poet Garrett Hongo reads his work followed by a moderated discussion.

    • Contributor: Hongo, Garrett
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-04-13
  • David Baldacci

    Author David Baldacci talks about his work at the 2003 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Baldacci, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2003-10-04
  • Gilbert Hernandez : 2013 National Book Festival

    Graphic novelist Gilbert Hernandez appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Hernandez, Gilbert
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-22
  • Pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba /

    "A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds of dust arise as they pass"--Edison films catalog. About 12,000 mules were taken to Cuba and used primarily for transporting immediate reserves of small-arms ammunition during the Spanish-American War. A group of mules loaded with boxes of ammunition is being driven along a trail, probably ...

    • Contributor: Paley, William Daly - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • Trance Formation: Music, Trance, Religious Experience, and the Brain

    Dr. Robin Sylvan, Director of the Sacred Center in El Cerrito, Calif. gives a pre-concert presentation, part of the Music and the Brain Series.

    • Contributor: Sylvan, Robin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-11-03
  • The first circus /

    During the stone-age the Stonehenge Circus entertained cavemen and women. The circus had a dinosaur that doubled as a trampoline and tightrope for the acrobats.

    • Contributor: Sarg, Tony - Dawley, Herbert M. - Herbert M. Dawley Productions - Rialto Productions - Afi/Uhl (Clement) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1921
  • Helon Habila

    Award-winning Nigerian novelist Helon Habila read excerpts from his novel "Oil On Water" and discussed his new anthology "The Granta Book of the African Short Story" in a program cosponsored with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa.

    • Contributor: Habila, Helon
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-05-01
  • Documenting Katrina and Rita in Houston

    Surviving Katrina and Rita in Houston is the first large-scale project, anywhere, in which the survivors of a major disaster have taken the lead in documenting it. The project's goal is to voice, as intimately as possible, the experiences and reflections of those displaced to Houston by the two major hurricanes that pounded the Gulf Coast in August and September of 2005. The heart ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2009-08-13
  • Kirstin Downey: 2009 National Book Festival

    Washington Post writer and author Kirstin Downey appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Downey, Kirstin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • Negrura Peruana

    Negrura Peruana of Hartford, Connecticut, performs Afro-Peruvian songs, music, and dance of Peru's African and criollo population at the Library of Congress, October 12, 2005. videorecording | videorecording ; 61 min | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). October 12, 2005. (Date). Videorecording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Negrura Peruana
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005
  • Panoramic view aisle B., Westinghouse works /

    Filmed using a camera on an overhead crane, a traveling view of a large, long aisle is shown. Men are busy performing various tasks on machinery, probably generators. Other men are walking down the aisle in all directions, and carts carrying items come and go. The film ends when the camera reaches the end of the aisle where windows and a large opening are. ...

    • Contributor: Bitzer, G. W. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Linda Sue Park: Book Fest 05

    Author Linda Sue Park at the 2005 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Park, Linda Sue
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2005-09-24
  • The Evolution of Welsh Music

    Musician Gwilym Morus discusses the aspects of Welsh culture, the history of the Welsh folk tradition and performs some pieces of modern folk music.

    • Contributor: Morus, Gwilym
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-12-15
  • Scenes in San Francisco, [no. 2] /

    This film is a compilation of panoramas filmed in the ruins of downtown San Francisco and outlying refugee camps following the 1906 earthquake and fire. The film dates from Wednesday, May 9, 1906. The following is a scene-by-scene description of the film: [Frame: 0102 (part 1)] The film begins with a long, dramatic pan of downtown ruins viewed from Natoma Street between 4th and ...

    • Contributor: Gove, Otis M. (Otis Meader) - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1906
  • Radical Christian Pacifists

    Joseph Kip Kosek, assistant professor at George Washington University, discussed the impact of radical Christian pacifists on American democratic theory and practice, at the Library of Congress. Kosek, the author of "Acts of Conscience: Christian Nonviolence and Modern American Democracy" and a former fellow of the Library's John W. Kluge Center, talked about his book. According to Kosek, in response to the massive bloodshed ...

    • Contributor: Kosek, Joseph
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-03-25
  • 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
  • Crusader and Ottoman Fortress at Acre

    Shelley-Anne Peleg, director of the International Conservation Center of the Israel Antiquities Authority, discussed the center's ongoing archaeological exploration of the Crusader-era city of Acre. Acre remains a thriving community with extensive Ottoman-era buildings, which are now historic structures in their own right.

    • Contributor: Peleg, Shelley Anne
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-04-20
  • A Place for the Arts: The MacDowell Colony, 1907-2007

    videorecording | videorecording ; 44 min | Founded in 1907, The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H., was the first artists' residency program in America and is the model for hundreds of others. The vision of founders Edward McDowell and his wife Marian, both pianists, was to provide artists of exceptional talent with uninterrupted time, a private workplace and a dynamic community of peers to ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Rausch, Robin
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
  • [ Excerpt from "The Danny Kaye Show," October 5, 1966]

    videorecording | Sketch starring Danny Kaye eloping in different settings. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • David Shannon: 2008 National Book Festival

    Children's author and illustrator David Shannon appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Shannon, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27
  • Dime a Dance

    videorecording | 35mm black and white film | "June Allyson is a cashier in a dance hall and her friend Imogene Coca wants to get a job there as a dance hostess. June advises her she needs to first make herself attractive to men,and gives her a book on the subject. But Imogene, by mistake, picks up the wrong book and reads one on ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1937
  • Spanish dancers at the Pan-American Exposition /

    The film was photographed from the area back of the midway of the Pan-American Exposition. The immediate background indicates the camera was in front of the living quarters of the gypsy dancing troupe. Several female gypsies in costume appear and dance. From a contemporary Edison film company catalog: GYPSY DANCE AT THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION. Unhaltbar. [code for telegraphic orders] The picture was taken in ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1901
  • [ Excerpt from "Here Comes Peter Cottontail," 1971]

    videorecording | Danny Kaye as Seymour Sassafras introduces the story in the opening scene. (General). 4:3 Videorecording (Form).

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Dunham Technique: Leg swings with two circles

    In 2002, with funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery; pull-through contraction or full body roll; second position plié with footwork; second position plié with parallel stretch in fourth position; second position plié with contraction and release variations; advanced second ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • The Warren and Margot Coville Collection of Photographs from the Clarence H. White School of Photography

    Warren Coville describes his experience collecting works by photographers associated with this influential, but historically under-appreciated school. Joining him is Kathy Erwin, Curator of the Coville Collection.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-10-11