Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    Lionel Richie Named 2022 Gershwin Prize Honoree Lionel Richie, who has sold more than 120 million albums and been a pop music mainstay for decades, is the 2022 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song recipient.
    • Contributor: Richie, Lionel - Hayden, Carla D.
    • Date: 2022-01-20
  • Film, Video
    Paganini and Maia Bang Hohn Melissa Wertheimer presents and discusses items from the Library's Paganini collection. This talk also includes information on the collection items from the violin pedagogue Maia Bang Hohn.
    • Contributor: Wertheimer, Melissa
    • Date: 2022-01-14
  • Film, Video
    Building Africana Collections and Connecting to Researchers, with James Armstrong Join us for an interview with James Armstrong, who was the Field Director of the Library of Congress Nairobi Office from 1977-90; and subsequently of the Offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Jakarta, Indonesia from 1992 through 2005.
    • Contributor: Page, Laverne - Armstrong, James - Miner, Edward
    • Date: 2022-01-06
  • Film, Video
    Ayiti Re-imagined: The First Black Sovereign Nation The interview series, "Ayiti Re-imagined: The First Black Sovereign Nation" will serve as a companion to a libguide being produced to draw public attention to the rich resources available for scholars on Haiti, centralize the information online, and broaden awareness of Afro-Caribbean materials in the Library of Congress's collections. This libguide and webcast will serve as resources that connect the Library with an emerging...
    • Contributor: Bracey, Alexis - Stieber, Chelsea - Brooks, Taylor - Alexander, Leslie - Paul, Jean Eddy Saint - R. Byrd, Brandon - Pierrot, Gregory
    • Date: 2022-01-03
  • Film, Video
    Calidore String Quartet Hear the Calidore String Quartet perform on the Library's Stradivari instruments in a program of musical gold! Praised for the depth and polish of their interpretations, the Calidore will reveal Haydn's classical perfection, Brahms's romantic mastery, and Mendelssohn's passion and intensity while the harmonies still ring in your ears and reverberate in your heart. Program: [16:00] Joseph Haydn: Quartet in F major, op. 77/2,...
    • Contributor: Calidore String Quartet
    • Date: 2021-12-18
  • Film, Video
    Into the Strad-isphere: The Calidore String Quartet Meets the Library's Strads With short musical excerpts, the Calidore String Quartet introduces the Stradivari instruments that they will be performing on.
    • Contributor: Calidore String Quartet
    • Date: 2021-12-17
  • Film, Video
    How the Library Got Its Strads: A Lecture by Phillip A. Kass Phillip Kass is an expert writer and appraiser about fine classic stringed instruments and bows. In this lecture he gives the background and the history on how the Library of Congress acquired its Stradivari instruments.
    • Contributor: A. Kass, Phillip
    • Date: 2021-12-17
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Calidore String Quartet The Calidore String Quartet discuss their experience performing on the Library's Stradivari instruments and the concert program.
    • Contributor: Choi, Estelle - Meehan, Ryan - Berry, Jeremy - Myers, Jeffrey - Abdullah, Kazem
    • Date: 2021-12-17
  • Film, Video
    Valentine Moghadam and Shamiran Mako on the Aftermath of the Arab Spring Join us for a discussion with Valentine Moghadam, professor of sociology and International affairs at Northeastern University and Shamiran Mako, assistant professor of international relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University discuss these areas drawing from their recently published book, "After the Arab Uprisings: Progress and Stagnation in the Middle East and North Africa".
    • Contributor: Mako, Shamiran - Turello, Dan - Moghadam, Valentine
    • Date: 2021-12-17
  • Film, Video
    Lesbian Bar Project: Panel Discussion LC-GLOBE and the LGBT Congressional Staff Association co-hosted the Lesbian Bar Project Film Screening and Panel Discussion in the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium on October 28. Opening remarks were made by Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis). Panelists included film directors Erica Rose and Elina Street and bar owners Lisa Cannistraci (Henrietta Hudson), Lisa Menichino(Cubbyhole), Rachel Smallman and Rachel Smallman...
    • Contributor: Rose, Erica - Sharice Davids, Rep - Smallman, Sheila - Cannistraci, Lisa - Muñoz Lopez, Laura - McDaniel, Jo - Spaulding, Ally - Street, Elina - Meninchino, Lisa - Smallman, Rachel - Baldwin, Sen. Tammy - Pike, Rach
    • Date: 2021-12-17
  • Film, Video
    Walter Hamady and the Perishable Press Join us for an exploration into the archive of artist Walter Hamady. Hamady, founder of the Perishable Press and Shadwell Paper Mill, is best known for his artists' books and fine letterpress publications. The materials of the archive run from the late 19th century through 2018 and include correspondence, artwork and Hamady's personal library.
    • Contributor: Moore, Emily - Stillo, Stephanie
    • Date: 2021-12-17
  • Film, Video
    How to Read a Livre d'artiste Join us for an exploration of three books from the Aramont Library, finding points of entry for new viewers through identifying historical and visual themes. They examine Cubism, Dada and Surrealism through "La fin du Monde", "Repetitions" and "Au defaut du silence", three books made right after WWI. These works Fernand Leger, Blaise Cendrars, Max Ernst and Paul Eluard demonstrate the cultural and historical...
    • Contributor: Moore, Emily - Stillo, Stephanie
    • Date: 2021-12-17
  • Film, Video
    Pillars of Democracy: The Political Parties Despite periodic efforts to create new parties, for well over a century nothing has broken the hold of the Democratic and Republican parties on governance and elections. But while a president or major legislative faction from outside the two-party system may be hard to imagine in the near future, primary elections, party discipline in voting, and the relationships between the parties have changed a...
    • Contributor: Jordán Wallace, Sophia - Haskell, John - Philpot, Tasha - Olsen, Henry - Drutman, Lee
    • Date: 2021-12-16
  • Film, Video
    2021 National Film Registry: Mark Hamill Mark Hamill reflects on the success and cultural phenomenon of "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" (1983), newly added to the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress.
    • Contributor: Hamill, Mark
    • Date: 2021-12-14
  • Film, Video
    2021 National Film Registry Announcement Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announces new entries to the National Film Registry for 2021, including "Return of the Jedi," "WALL-E," "Pink Flamingos" and "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring." On-camera interviews feature Mark Hamill, Edward James Olmos, John Waters, Cheryl Dunye, David Byrne, Sylvia Morales and Elliot Gould.
    • Contributor: Morales, Sylvia - Gould, Elliot - Hamill, Mark - Stanton, Andrew - Stewart, Jacqueline - Dunye, Cheryl - Byrne, David - James Olmos, Edward - Hayden, Carla - Tajima-Peña, Renee - Schultz, Michael - Waters, John
    • Date: 2021-12-14
  • Film, Video
    St. George and the Hacker: A Zoom Meeting Mummers Play Mummers plays are short dramatic performances traditionally done around the winter holidays. They usually involve the death of a hero and the hero's resurrection by a doctor. Every year since 2009, the staff of the American Folklife Center have performed a mummers play in the halls of the Library of Congress, based on texts in their archival collection-?with many contemporary touches. In this year's...
    • Contributor: Hall, Stephanie - Cutting, Jennifer - Austen, Theadocia - Fenn, John - Thuronyi, George - Scurlock, Eboni - O'Keefe, Hope - Winick, Stephen - De George, Deb
    • Date: 2021-12-14
  • Film, Video
    Come Fly Away with Us: Exploring the Library of Congress Aeronautics Collection Join the Library of Congress in celebrating all things aviation with a webinar tour of the Library's world-class history of aviation collections. The presentation will showcase a selection of material from across the Library, in addition to a brief history on how the Library developed these collections with the aid of the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics and the Division of...
    • Contributor: Harbster, Jennifer
    • Date: 2021-12-14
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Samite: Music & Song from Uganda Join us for an Oral History with Samite. Samite was born and raised in Uganda, but left as a political refugee in 1982. He spent the following few years in Kenya where he studied African traditional musical instruments and rhythms. He mastered the kalimba (thumb piano), marimba (wooden xylophone), litungu (seven-stringed Kenyan lyre) and various flutes, both traditional and western, and learned both traditional...
    • Contributor: Samite - Winick, Stephen
    • Date: 2021-12-14
  • Film, Video
    Zuill Bailey Masterclass Grammy Award-winner cellist Zuill Bailey goes back to the youth orchestra of his childhood, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (AYPO), to work with three cello students. In a personal masterclass, Bailey discusses different cello and bowing techniques, gives feedback and provides recommendations to young musicians. The session was recorded at Marshall High School in Falls Church, Virginia.
    • Contributor: Shan, Kevin - Lukashuk, Alexandra - Ryu, Kyle - Bailey, Zuill
    • Date: 2021-12-13
  • Film, Video
    Bria Skonberg Educational Video #1: Composition British Columbia-born jazz trumpeter, vocalist and composer Bria Skonberg discusses and demonstrates music composition for beginners.
    • Contributor: Skonberg, Bria
    • Date: 2021-12-10
  • Film, Video
    Bria Skonberg Educational Video #5: Trumpet Warm Up Techniques for Beginners British Columbia-born jazz trumpeter, vocalist and composer Bria Skonberg shares trumpet warm up techniques for beginners.
    • Contributor: Skonberg, Bria
    • Date: 2021-12-10
  • Film, Video
    Bria Skonberg Educational Video #4: Breathing Techniques for Trumpet Players British Columbia-born jazz trumpeter, vocalist and composer Bria Skonberg shares breathing and relaxing techniques for trumpet players.
    • Contributor: Skonberg, Bria
    • Date: 2021-12-10
  • Film, Video
    Bria Skonberg Educational Video #3: Tips for Leading a Band British Columbia-born jazz trumpeter, vocalist and composer Bria Skonberg shares tips for leading a band.
    • Contributor: Skonberg, Bria
    • Date: 2021-12-10
  • Film, Video
    Bria Skonberg Educational Video #2: Jazz Improvisation British Columbia-born jazz trumpeter, vocalist and composer Bria Skonberg discusses and demonstrates jazz improvisation for beginners.
    • Contributor: Skonberg, Bria
    • Date: 2021-12-10
  • Film, Video
    Conversation with Bria Skonberg British Columbia-born trumpeter, vocalist and composer Bria Skonberg speaks to the Music Division about Skonberg's virtual program presented at the Library. Skonberg shares her musical inspirations, commitment to music education and words of encouragement to other emergent women trumpeters.
    • Contributor: Morales, Claudia - Skonberg, Bria
    • Date: 2021-12-10