The Forgotten Fifties
James Conaway, author of The Forgotten Fifties, and Amy Pastan, picture editor, appear at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies
Christel Schmidt, author of Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies, discusses Pickford’s lasting contributions to the world of cinema.
The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War
Margaret Wagner discusses "The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War" in commemoration the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies
Christel Schmidt discusses her book, "Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies," and sheds new light on this icon's life and legacy.
The Growth of a Squiggly Letter Language Collection: Armenian at the Library of Congress
Levon Avdoyan, author of "To Know Wisdom and Instruction," discusses the establishment and growth of the Library's Armenian language collections.
Presidential Campaign Posters
Ralph Eubanks discusses the new publication, "Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art" which represents 100 posters, from the campaigns of Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama.
A Celebration of American Poets Laureate
Seven former U. S. Poets Laureate/Consultants in Poetry reunite in the historic Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress for a night of poetry.
Baseball Americana Symposium
Baseball experts and players (including Hall of Famer Ernie Banks) discuss the game
and its history.
Books and Beyond author talk, “World War II: 365 Days”
As part ot the "Books and Beyond" series, Margaret M. Wagner and Athena Angelos discuss the war and share images from the book.
Books and Beyond event with Timothy Egan
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan leads a discussion of the photos of the Farm Security Administration focusing on three of the photographers in the Fields of Vision series: Ben Shahn, Russell Lee and Marion Post Wolcott.
Harold Holzer reads from “In Lincoln's Hand”
Harold Holzer, co-editor of "In Lincoln's Hand," reads his essay from the book. Recording by the History Channel.
William Safire reads from “In Lincoln's Hand”
Author William Safire reads his essay from the book "In Lincoln's Hand." Recording by the History Channel.
Sam Waterston reads from “In Lincoln's Hand”
Actor Sam Waterston reads his essay from the book "In Lincoln's Hand." Recording by the History Channel.
Joshua Wolf Shenk reads from “In Lincoln's Hand”
Joshua Wolf Shenk, co-editor of "In Lincoln's Hand," reads his essay from the book. Recording by the History Channel.
Traveling the Freedom Road: From Slavery and the Civil War Through Reconstruction
The book draws on interviews with former slaves in the Library of Congress collections to convey the aspirations, sorrows, courage and hopes of ordinary people living through this period.
Books and Beyond author talk, “Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations”
Author Vincent Virga, curator Ron Grim and Geography & Maps Division director John Hebert discuss the book and LC’s map collections.
National Book Festival Veterans History Project panel discussion
Authors Margaret Wagner, Linda Barrett Osborne, and Susan Reyburn and moderator Tom Wiener discuss “The Library of Congress Companion to World War II.”
Book launch of “Lighthouses” and “Bridges”
The Library of Congress and W.W. Norton & Company celebrate the publication of "Lighthouses" and "Bridges" with a special program.
Warping Waldseemuller: Computer Modeling and the Quest to Understand the 1507 and 1516 World Maps
John Hessler, author of "The Naming of America," presents a lecture on the 1507 and 1516 world maps by Martin Waldseemuller.
Books and Beyond authors’ talk, “Women Who Dare” series
The seven authors of the “Women Who Dare” series, which celebrates the lives of remarkable women who have shaped American history, discuss their books.
Books and Beyond author talk, “The Civil War: 365 Days”
Writer and editor Margaret E. Wagner and historian Gary W. Gallagher discussed their new book, which draws on the Library's incomparable collections to present a unique perspective on the conflict.
Book launch of “Theaters”
The Library of Congress and W.W. Norton & Company celebrate the publication of "Theaters" with a special program of music and entertainment.
Book launch of “Barns”
The Library of Congress and W.W. Norton & Company celebrate the first release in their Visual Sourcebooks series.
Great Photographs from the US Library of Congress
Aimee Hess, editor of Great Photographs from the Library of Congress, discusses the ebookon the Voice of America’s As It Is radio program.
New MSU Exhibit Presents Hundreds of Alan Lomax Michigan Folksongs
Todd Harvey, curator of the Library’s Alan Lomax Collection and author of the digital publication Michigan-I-O, and folklorist Laurie Sommers discuss the numerous activities celebrating the 75th anniversary of Lomax’s historic folk collecting trip to Michigan.
When Alan Lomax Visited Michigan
Todd Harvey, curator of the Library’s Alan Lomax Collection and author of the digital publication Michigan-I-O, is interviewed for Interlochen Public Radio (see episode #5)
Alan Lomax and the Soundscapes of the Upper Midwest
This podcast series from the Library of Congress celebrates the 75th anniversary of Library folklorist Alan Lomax’s pioneering song collecting trip to the Upper Midwest in 1938. This historic trip is the subject of the digital publication Michigan-I-O.
"Mary Pickford, Queen of the Movies," The Leonard Lopate Show
Christel Schmidt talks about Mary Pickford, cinema's first great star, along with Ben Model, piano accompanist.
New Book Shows Off the Earliest Relics of Baseball
Co-authors Phil Michel and Susan Reyburn discuss LC baseball treasures on NPR's “All Things Considered.”
“Breaking Barriers,” the Kojo Nnamdi Show
Mamie “Peanut” Johnson and Susan Reyburn discuss women in baseball and the book “Baseball Americana.”