Film, VideoFinding the Antipodes (Day 1 Morning) Scholars gather at this 2-day symposium to discuss the history and cartography of the Arctic and the Antarctic, including the modern mapping of the poles that highlights dramatic changes during the last five decades. (Day 1, morning)
- Contributor: Robinson, Michael - Clancy, Robert - Van Duzer, Chet
- Date: 2015-05-14
Film, VideoAmerican Folklife Center/Folk Alliance Lomax Challenge: Graham Weber Graham Weber sings "Good Night, Irene" as part of the Lomax Challenge.To mark the 100th birthday of influential folklorist and musician Alan Lomax (1915-2002), who collected songs from musicians like Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, Aunt Molly Jackson and Woody Guthrie, Folk Alliance International joined the American Folklife Center to create the Lomax Challenge. Folk Alliance members chose collected by Lomax from the collections of...
- Contributor: Weber, Graham
- Date: 2015-02-21
Film, VideoSteps of Age
- Date: 1952
Film, VideoGreat conversations: the conductors: Mstislav Rostropovich videorecording | 1 digibeta videotape; duration: 45 min., 35 sec. | In a series of three one-on-one discussions, the Russian-born Mstislav Rostropovich, Indian-born Zubin Mehta, and James Conlon, a native of New York City, converse about leadership and inspiration on the podium, their views about the influence of European classical music on American music, and the influence of American popular music on other cultures....
- Contributor: Peter Rosen Productions, Inc - Istomin, Eugene - Rostropovich, Mstislav - Rosen, Peter - Warshaw, Hilan
- Date: 2005
Film, VideoMabel and Fatty's wash day
Washing day It's wash day. Mabel works hard while her husband sleeps in. Next door, Fatty also works hard, while his wife bosses him about as she dresses to go out. Finishing the washing in their adjacent yards, Fatty offers to let Mabel use his wringer. Her skirt accidently becomes caught just as her husband comes out of the house. He becomes jealous. Fatty's wife she...
- Contributor: Afi/Tayler (Dorothy M.) Collection (Library of Congress) - Mutual Film Corporation - Bordeaux, Joe - Normand, Mabel - Davenport, Alice - Paper Print/Keystone Collection (Library of Congress) - Sennett, Mack - Keystone Film Company - McCoy, Harry - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Arbuckle, Roscoe
- Date: 1915
Film, VideoWheeler Parker oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Chicago, Illinois, 2011 May 23. Wheeler Parker, Jr., discusses his visit to Mississippi with his cousin, Emmett Till. He recalls the incident at Bryant's store and the night that Till was kidnapped, and Till's funeral in Chicago. He remembers how the murder and publicity affected his family, the reopening of the case in 2004, and efforts to memorialize Till.
- Contributor: Parker, Wheeler - Mosnier, Joseph - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
- Date: 2011
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Film, VideoHumanWare: Power Management Judy Dixon discusses battery power management of the NLS Braille eReader by HumanWare.
- Contributor: Dixon, Judy
- Date: 2020-07-01
Film, VideoFolks of Bengal: Traditional Music & Art Concert of Baul music native to the the Indian state of Bengal. Bauls are known for devotional songs that honor the divine within. There are about 2.500 Bauls in Bengal. Their philosophy rejects divisions of caste, creed and religion, and believes in self-searching. Their sung poetry has inspired everyone from Rabindranath Tagore to Bob Dylan and, in 2008, was inscribed in UNESCO's List of...
- Date: 2018-06-29
Film, VideoOur Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life & Lessons Sheila McCauley Keys discussed her memoir, "Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life and Lessons," covering both the public and private lives of the Civil Rights icon.
- Contributor: Keys, Sheila McCauley
- Date: 2015-05-20
Film, VideoZoomax: What's in the Main Menu? Judy Dixon details the main menu items of the NLS Braille eReader by Zoomax.
- Contributor: Dixon, Judith
- Date: 2021-01-31
Film, VideoBreath of Life Collections Orientation An orientation for Native American researchers on using Library of Congress collections.
- Date: 2017-05-31
Film, VideoNoka Oral History Members of the Noka Trio and Mikel Markez discuss their music and its origins.
- Contributor: Noka Trio - Echeverria, Begona
- Date: 2016-07-06
Photo, Print, Drawing[Men and women with tents] 1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
- Date: 1925
Film, VideoLiterary Birthday Celebration: Elizabeth Bishop Poets Jennifer Atkinson and Vijay Seshadri celebrated the birthday of poet Elizabeth Bishop by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing.
- Contributor: Atkinson, Jennifer - Seshadri, Vijay
- Date: 2016-02-08
Film, VideoA Conversation with Film Producer Louis Stroller Film producer Louis Stroller talks about film, the industry and current projects involving travel to Africa and Israel.
- Contributor: Stroller, Louis
- Date: 2009-11-02
Film, VideoTheodore Taylor III: 2014 National Book Festival Theodore Taylor III appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Taylor III, Theodore
- Date: 2014-08-30
Film, VideoOld Cultures/New Contexts: Presenting the Traditional Music and Dance of Urban Immigrant Communities Ethnographer and performer Ethel Raim, co-founder and artistic director of New York's celebrated Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD), discusses her five decades of work with community-based traditional artists in urban America. Beginning at a time when to most Americans "folk music" was practically synonymous with rural and Anglo-Saxon, Raim built on her own interests in Balkan music and dance to document and...
- Contributor: Raim, Ethel
- Date: 2008-06-20
Film, VideoCarla Hayden, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden describes her journey from nomination, confirmation and inauguration as 14th Librarian of Congress.
- Contributor: Hayden, Carla
- Date: 2016-09-14
Film, VideoNathaniel Philbrick
- Contributor: Philbrick, Nathaniel
- Date: 2004-10-09
Film, VideoMusic and the Brain: The Positive Affects of Music Therapy on Health Why can someone with Alzheimer's disease recall lyrics to songs when they can't remember the names of their children? Why can a stroke survivor sing words to a familiar song even though they cannot speak? Drawing from more than 30 years of clinical experience and current research into the therapeutic applications of music for persons with acute or chronic health conditions, Concetta Tomaino will...
- Contributor: Tomaino, Dr. Concetta M.
- Date: 2010-03-12
Film, VideoHistory & the Movies: An Historian Writes a Screenplay The process of compressing history into drama often generates sharp tensions between the historian and the dramatist. As James Reston Jr. will testify, the historian usually feels a sinking disappointment as the dramatist explains what it will take to capture and hold the attention of an audience. When Reston was asked to write a screenplay based on his own 2005 book, "Dogs of God:...
- Contributor: Reston Jr., James
- Date: 2011-05-11
Film, VideoLegends and Legacies Concert: A Celebration of Public Folklore A Legends and Legacies concert celebrates Joseph T. Wilson and the NCTA Collection coordinated and produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).
- Contributor: The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters - The Sweet Heaven Kings - Mauchahty-Ware, Tom - Mulvihill, Brendan - McComiskey, Bill - Wiggins, Phil
- Date: 2009-09-10
Film, VideoWhatever Happened to the Washington Reporters? Stephen Hess surveys how journalism has changed between the publication of his first book on Washington journalists in 1978 to today, in conjunction with the release of his new book.
- Contributor: Hess, Stephen
- Date: 2013-03-20
Film, VideoRobert M. Gates: National Book Festival 2020 From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed bestselling memoir "Duty," Robert M. Gates' "Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World" (Knopf) is a candid, sweeping examination of power in all its manifestations and how it has been exercised, for good and bad, by American presidents in the post-Cold War world. Interview...
- Contributor: Rubenstein, David - Gates, Robert M.
- Date: 2020-09-26
Film, VideoEmma Donoghue: 2017 National Book Festival Emma Donoghue discusses "The Lotterys Plus One" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
- Contributor: Donoghue, Emma
- Date: 2017-09-02