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  • Interview with Christina Rico, Naples, Italy, November 15, 2001

    • Contributor: Rico, Christina - George, Scott Edward
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001-11-15
  • Frontera Sin Frontera

    A panel of experts discusses the poetry traditions of the United States and Mexico and the literary exchanges between the two countries, shedding light on the historical, political and cultural heritages of both nations.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-10-04
  • Annual baby parade, 1904, Asbury Park, N.J. /

    Shows the Baby Parade at Asbury Park, N.J., in 1904. Includes scenes of boys (dressed as soldiers and sailors) and girls (dressed in oriental costume) marching in groups, mothers pushing decorated perambulators, and horse-drawn floats.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Digital Natives Series: Open Source Reality

    Today's constantly evolving interactive technologies are having a profound impact on our culture, and the analog generation needs to look to its children to learn how to cope. According to new media and pop culture expert Douglas Rushkoff, the nation's youth have already adapted to the digital world's demands. Rushkoff discussed the new cultural complexities in a lecture titled "Open Source Reality." This is ...

    • Contributor: Rushkoff, Douglas
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-06-30
  • Information Ethics: Challenges for Library and Information Science Professionals

    Dr. Carbo discusses challenges faced by LIS professionals in their new roles.

    • Contributor: Carbo, Toni
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2002-12-09
  • The lone fisherman /

    From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Illustrating "fisherman's luck." Sure to make a hit. From Edison films catalog: Depicts the patient fisherman, sitting on the end of a plank, waiting for a bite. Practical joker comes along and removes stone from other end of plank. 115 feet. $17.25.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1896
  • New York Harbor Police boat Patrol capturing pirates /

    This was probably filmed in the southern part of the Upper New York Bay looking towards the Narrows, with Fort Lafayette partly visible in the far background. The subject is a simulated capture by the police gunboat "Patrol" of three "pirates" in a rowboat. Puffs of smoke appear as the gunboat fires several rounds from the bow cannon, which can be clearly seen later ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1903
  • Asia in America, St. Louis exposition /

    The film begins with a wide shot of an area crowded with people, some riding elephants, others marching in procession in front of a structure with the sign "Asia" on it. The people are wearing various costumes.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1904
  • Gene Luen Yang: Book Fest 07

    Gene Luen Yang in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Luen Yang, Gene
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-09-29
  • Schumann Trio

    videorecording | videorecording ; 78 min | The Schumann Trio plays works of Mozart (Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, "Kegelstatt"), Zwilich (Romance for Violin and Piano, Library of Congress commission), Marchenerzahlungen (Op. 132) and Brahms (Clarinet Trio in A minor, op. 114, arranged for viola by Michael Tree). (Content). Recorded March 3, 2011 (Date). The Schumann Trio was conceived in 2008 by Anthony ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • Dunham Technique: Breathing

    With funds from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Library of Congress undertook the documentation of Katherine Dunham's dance technique during 2001-2003. Included in this website are clips on breathing; contractions; fall and recovery with body roll; 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 ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Sara Paretsky: 2011 National Book Festival

    Mystery writer Sara Paretsky appears at the 2011 National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Paretsky, Sara
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011-09-24
  • RDA for NACO Catalogers: 2e. MARC 21 in NACO RDA Authority Records: Corporate Bodies & Families

    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
  • The Unlikely Rebel

    • Contributor: Ruth, Janice
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • 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
  • Kim Jong-il and North Korean Films

    Suk-Young Kim, a fellow at the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, presents a program that provides insight on North Korean culture, politics and the leadership of Kim Jong-il titled "Kim Jong-il and North Korean Film." The world's understanding of Kim Jong-il is often linked to his personal obsession with film, but little is known about how and why film serves as a ...

    • Contributor: Kim, Suk Young
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007-06-26
  • Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium Session 6

    The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aims to energize the discussion of ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic strategies for contemporary archival realities. This segment includes a panel on education and training and closing remarks by Nicole Saylor. Other speakers included Beth Davis-Brown, Doug Boyd, Elizabeth Call, Emanuel Valentin, Alexia Hudson-Ward, Shauna Collier, Holly Smith, Lori Harris and Cecilia L. Salvatore.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-27
  • Rock Hall of Fame Guitarist Chris Hillman

    Rock pioneer Chris Hillman talks about the craft of the songwriter and about his prolific career.

    • Contributor: Hillman, Chris
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-16
  • Poet Laureate Civil War Reading

    Natasha Trethewey reads historically focused poems in celebration of "The Civil War in America" exhibition at the Library of Congress.

    • Contributor: Trethewey, Natasha
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-01-30
  • Harry Blake oral history interview conducted by David P. Cline in Shreveport, Louisiana, 2013-10-03.

    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Cline, David P. - Blake, Harry
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-10-03

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  • Fast mail, Northern Pacific R. R. /

    From Edison films catalog: Here is a twelve car train dashing along at a high rate of speed. It is seen first in the distance and approaches and passes by the camera. As it takes less than 30 seconds to show this 50 foot strip on a Projecting Kinetoscope, an idea may be formed of the speed of this pet train of the Northern ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1897
  • Dipper Mouth Blues

    Thomas Brothers discusses Louis Armstrong, composer of King Oliver's "Dipper Mouth Blues."

    • Contributor: Thomas Brothers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2012-03-29
  • Morro Castle, Havana Harbor /

    From Edison films "war extra" catalog: A most excellent picture of the grim old fortress which stands at the entrance of Havana Harbor. The high ramparts and lofty battlements look very formidable. Parts of the stronghold date back to the seventeenth century. While the yacht from which the picture is taken sails around the promontory, an excellent view is afforded of the entire fortress. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1898
  • David Sibley: 2014 National Book Festival

    Bird illustrator and author David Sibley appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Sibley, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • Rosenzweig Forum on Technology & the Humanities: Preserving & Interpreting Born-Digital Collections

    On Monday, April 22, the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program co-hosted the Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities: Preserving and Interpreting Born-Digital Collections, as a special event in celebration of ALA's Preservation Week 2013. The forum hosted four speakers to talk about how their institutions are addressing the acquisition and preservation of born-digital collections and a discussion of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-04-22