Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps
videorecording | videorecording ; 71 min | The Master Chorale of Washington, in partnership with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project, presented the "Holocaust Cantata: Songs from the Camps," a work based on the songs and letters written by Nazi concentration camp prisoners. The cantata, composed and conducted by Donald McCullough, stands as a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Holocaust....
Library of Congress - McCullough, Donald
A Conversation with Jessye Norman
Jessye Norman's incomparable voice and exceptional artistry made her a legend in the world of the opera stage and the concert hall. This conversation, conducted just months before her death, focused on her career and involvement with new music, mentorship for young artists and thoughtful advocacy for projects like the Jessye Norman School for the Arts, as a crucial avenue for arts education.
Norman, Jessye - Hayden, Carla
Zofo's name is shorthand for "20-Finger Orchestra" and they truly make use of the piano to emulate a brilliantly full orchestral sound. One of only a handful of duos worldwide devoted exclusively to piano duets, Zofo is blazing a bold new path for four-hands groups by focusing on contemporary repertoire and commissioning new works. Hear them perform two symphonic transcriptions, Beethoven's symphonies no. 4...
Death & the Civil War: Drew Gilpin Faust & Ric Burns
In conjunction with the landmark exhibit The Civil War in America, the Library presented Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust in conversation with filmmaker Ric Burns for this commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced the event, which explored how death in the Civil War permanently transformed the character of American society. The program featured a clip from the PBS documentary...
American Vitagraph Company - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Blackton, James Stuart - Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress) - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - White, James H. (James Henry)
Dow, Maynard Weston - Association of American Geographers - Hart, John Fraser - Gould, Peter
Dunham Technique: Twelve-count leg swings
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...
Photo, Print, Drawing
[Children and man]
1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
Performance: Still Over There
Written by Operation Song's Jim Collins and Air Force and Navy veteran Franklin Tootle, "Still Over There" describes Tootle's journey with PTSD as a result of his service in Iraq, and how his commitment to country, family and his fellow veterans drives him daily. Operation Song is a Tennessee based not-for-profit program that pairs veterans, active-duty military, and their families with professional songwriters to...
Jenna Bush Hager: National Book Festival 2020
The former first daughter and granddaughter, bestselling author and co-anchor of the "Today" show, Jenna Bush Hager shares moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passed on to her. Hager launches her new book, "Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss" (William Morrow), at the Festival. Interview with Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation...
Bush Hager, Jenna - Lucas, Lisa
The Role of Heritage in Storytelling
This symposium on the contribution of diverse cultural experiences to literature for children and youth was moderated by award-winning author Meg Medina. An audience of educators, literacy professionals, university professors and graduate students had an opportunity to ask questions for the presenters as part of the program.
Zunon, Elizabeth - Laínez, René Colato - Shang, Wendy - Medina, Meg - Saeed, Aisha
Lightman, Alan - Harding, Paul - Brooks, Geraldine - Robinson, Marilynne
Ruth Crawford Seeger, Modernist Composer in the Folk Revival: Biography as Music History
In the first of a Music Division lecture series presenting members of the American Musicological Society who have completed research in the division's unique collections, Judith Tick discusses aspects of her work on composer Ruth Crawford Seeger. She introduces Seeger's training as a musician and composer, her work collecting folk songs and her role as wife and mother. In Tick's words, "As life and...
Publishing Trends in the Islamic Republic of Iran
The Near East Section of The African Middle Eastern Division and the John W. Kluge Center presented a lecture by Nasrollah Pourjavady, Distinguished Visiting Scholar from Tehran University at the Roshan Persian Studies Center of the University of Maryland. He discussed "Publishing Trends In the Islamic Republic of Iran."
Late Nineteenth-Century Dance: Heel-and-Toe Polka (also known as the Bohemian)
videorecording | 1 digital file. Duration: 0:29 | Reconstructed by Elizabeth Aldrich. Performed by Cheryl Stafford and Thomas Baird, dancers; Boris Gurevich, piano. Music: "Heel and Toe (Kutsche) Polka," in The national dance album by favorite composers, Philadelphia: Thos. Hunter, 1882. See: p. 58-59 in [Brown, R]. A treatise on the elements of dancing, (#162). Videorecording (Form). Videoreel (Form).
Acquiring and Developing an Offsite High Density Collections Storage Facility
In addition to operating state-of-the art preservation quality storage facilities at Ft. Meade, the Library operates a rental property which meets its needs for interim storage. This webinar discusses the Librarys experience in acquiring and developing this facility. Cabin Branch (located in Landover, Md.) shows a way to control costs without compromising on collections care. The webinar will explain how the Library of Congress...
Herman, Steve - Roache, Rohn - Lev-Alexander, Nancy
McLaurin, Charles - Bishop, John Melville - Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Crosby, Emilye
Katherine Eban: National Book Festival 2020
From award-winning journalist Katherine Eban, "Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom" (Ecco) is an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global scale, achieving for the pharmaceutical industry what Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" did for the meatpacking industry.
Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature
Literary scholar Lewis M. Dabney discussed his new book,"Edmund Wilson: A Life in Literature" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005). One of the early 20th century's most respected men of letters, Wilson (1895-1972) stood at the center of the American cultural scene from the Jazz Age through the McCarthy era. He rose to prominence first as associate editor of The New Republic and later as...
What's in a Name? AIDS, Vernacular Risk Perception and the Culture of Ownership
Since reports of the first cases of HIV/AIDS in the early 1980s, contemporary, or "urban," legends about origins of the virus, modes of transmission, deliberate infection, withheld treatment and minority genocide have proliferated. Told cross-culturally, AIDS legends recount HIV-filled needles in movie theater seats, pinpricks in drugstore shelf condoms, semen in fast food and HIV-positive sexual predators. Diane Goldstein explores the story-making activities that...
The little penguin Pororo's racing adventure
Little penguin | Pororo's racing adventure
Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
Curious penguin Pororo dreams of becoming a Super Sled champion in Northpia's Super Sled Championships. When Pororo and his friends hitch a ride on an airplane, he accidentally causes the airplane to make an emergency landing, and he has his chance to compete and make his dream come true.
Simka, Mychal - Bell, Drake - Mohr, Jay - Trainor, Jerry - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - Lovato, Dallas - Heder, Jon - Anderson, Anthony - Zhong Hua Yu Le Dian Ying Zhi Zuo You Xian Gong Si - Schneider, Rob