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Humorous phases of funny faces
SUMMARY Blackton (with only his arm showing on film) "draws" a series of funny faces, including a line drawing of two faces, a man with an umbrella, a line drawing of two faces in profile, a clown, faces of "Coon and Cohen," the profile of a seated man, and a bottle of Medoc. This earliest surviving American animated film--in the strict sense of single exposures of drawings simulating movement--uses chalkboard sketches and then cut-outs to simplify the process. The opening title, animated with bits of paper, repeats a trick seen the previous year in Edison films. J. Stuart Blackton had in 1897 co-founded the Vitagraph Company, producer of the film. The flickering seen here was common to the earliest animation and resulted from the camera operators failure to achieve consistent exposure in manual one-frame cranking. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Vitagraph, 1906. NOTES Copyright: The Vitagraph Co. of America; 6Apr1906; H75272. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Magic drawings--Drama. Cartoonists--Drama. Caricatures and cartoons--Drama. Caricature--Drama. Alcoholic beverages--Drama. Men--Drama. Facial expression--Drama. Comedy--Animation--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 4064 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.4064
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What was in Lincoln's pockets?
When Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865, he was carrying two pairs of spectacles and a lens polisher, a pocketknife, a watch fob, a linen handkerchief, a brown leather wallet containing a five-dollar Confederate note, and nine newspaper clippings, including several favorable to the president and his policies. Given to his son Robert Todd upon Lincoln's death, these everyday items, which through association with tragedy had become like relics, were kept in the Lincoln family for more than seventy years. Because it is quite unusual for the Library to keep personal artifacts among its holdings, they were not put on display until 1976 when then Librarian of Congress Daniel Boorstin thought their exposure would humanize a man who had become "mythologically engulfed."
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The enchanted drawing
SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: Upon a large sheet of white paper a cartoonist is seen at work rapidly sketching the portrait of an elderly gentleman of most comical feature and expression. After completing the likeness the artist rapidly draws on the paper a clever sketch of a bottle of wine and a goblet, and then, to the surprise of all, actually removes them from the paper on which they were drawn and pours actual wine out of the bottle into a real glass. Surprising effects quickly follow after this; and the numerous changes of expression which flit over the face in the sketch cause a vast amount of amusement and at the same time give a splendid illustration of the caricaturist's art. 100 feet. 15.00. Although this is not an animated film, the origins of animated film can be glimpsed here. J. Stuart Blackton, then a cartoonist for the New York Evening World, is photographed in Thomas Edisons New Jersey ""Black Maria"" studio performing a vaudeville routine known as the ""lightning sketch,"" supplemented by stop-camera tricks that bring the drawn objects to life. Copyrighted in 1900, it was probably filmed three or four years earlier. CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900. NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21656. Performer: J. Stuart Blackton. Camera, Albert E. Smith. Filmed ca. September to early November 1900, on Vitagraph's rooftop studio in New York, New York. Digital file includes a piano score composed and performed by Philip Carli. SUBJECTS Magic drawings--Drama. Cartoonists--Drama. Caricatures and cartoons--Drama. Caricature--Drama. Magic tricks--Drama. Alcoholic beverages--Drama. Hallucinations and illusions--Drama. Older men--Drama. Facial expression--Drama. Vaudeville--Drama. Trick--Short. Comedy--Short. DIGITAL ID animp 1592 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/animp.1592
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Sioux Ghost Dance
SUMMARY From Raff & Gammon price list: A very interesting subject, full of action and true to life. From Edison films catalog: One of the most peculiar customs of the Sioux Tribe is here shown, the dancers being genuine Sioux Indians, in full war paint and war costumes. 40 feet. 7.50. According to Edison film historian C. Musser, this film and others shot on the same day (see also Buffalo dance) featured Native American Indian dancers from Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and represent the American Indian's first appearance before a motion picture camera. OTHER TITLES Title in Edison films catalog: Ghost dance CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., [1894] NOTES Copyright: no reg. Camera, William Heise. Filmed September 24, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. SUBJECTS Ghost dance. Indian dance--North America. Dakota Indians. Dancers--United States. Wild west shows--United States. Dance RELATED NAMES Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production. Heise, William, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID edmp.4024 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4024
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The Library of Congress Is Your Library
An overview of the history of the Library of Congress. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6631
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Music and the Brain: The World in Six Songs: How the Musical
Director of McGill University's Laboratory for Musical Perception, Cognition and Expertise and best-selling author of "This is Your Brain on Music," Daniel Levitin blends cutting-edge scientific findings with his own experiences as a former record producer and still-active musician. The Music and the Brain Lecture Series is a cycle of lectures and special presentations that highlight an explosion of new research in the rapidly expanding field of "neuromusic." Programming is sponsored by the Library's Music Division and its Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation. Daniel Levitin is a cognitive psychologist, neuroscientist, record producer, musician, and writer. He is currently James McGill Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal. He has published scientific articles on absolute pitch, music cognition and neuroscience and is more widely known as the author of two best-selling books, "This Is Your Brain On Music: The Science of a Human Obsession" and "The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature." He worked as a producer and sound designer on albums by Blue Oyster Cult, Chris Isaak, and Joe Satriani; as a consultant to Steely Dan and Stevie Wonder; and as a recording engineer for Santana and The Grateful Dead.
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Legal Research Tutorial: Finding Case Law Using Google Scholar
Robert Brammer and Barbara Bavis demonstrate how to use Google Scholar to locate caselaw. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6195
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Congress.gov: Overview of the Legislative Process
Congress.gov Legislative Process videos were produced by the Library of Congress (LOC). In service to Congress, analysts in the LOC Congressional Research Service (CRS) authored (Valerie Heitshusen) and narrated (Walter J. Oleszek) the videos for Congress.gov. Video also available at http://beta.congress.gov/legislative-process/.
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Rosie the Riveter: Real Women Workers in World War II
Sheridan Harvey explores the evolution of "Rosie the Riveter" and discusses the lives of real women workers in World War II. Sheridan Harvey is Women's Studies Specialist in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division and senior editor of "American Women," a resource guide for the study of women's history and culture in the United States.
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House Science & National Labs Caucus: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicked off the House Science & National Labs Caucus with a lecture at the Library of Congress. Speaker Biography: Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist and science communicator. He is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. He has appeared on or hosted several television programs promoting science and space exploration. For captions, transcript, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5790.
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David McCullough on John Adams
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington engages noted author and historian David MCullough in a discussion on John Adams. Speaker Biography: James H. Billington is the 13th Librarian of the United States Congress. Speaker Biography: David McCullough is an American author, narrator, historian, and lecturer. He is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6245
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Why Digital Preservation is Important for Everyone
Traditional information sources such as books, photos and sculptures can easily survive for years, decades or even centuries but digital items are fragile and require special care to keep them useable. Rapid technological changes also affect digital preservation. As new technologies appear, older ones become obsolete, making it difficult to access older content This video explores the complex nature of the problem, how digital content unlike content on traditional media -- depends on technology to make it available and requires active management to ensure its ongoing accessibility.
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Stephen King: 2016 National Book Festival
Stephen King discusses his career and new book "End of Watch," and receives recognition for his work in literacy from Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden at the 2016 Library of Congress Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Stephen King is the international best-selling author of more than 50 books and almost 200 short stories. Many of his works have been adapted for film or other media and his books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. His recent books include "Mr. Mercedes," "Finders Keepers" and the latest in the Bill Hodges trilogy, "End of Watch". King has received many honors, including the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the American Letters, the 2014 National Medal of Arts, and multiple Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards and British Fantasy Society Awards. As a philanthropist, he is co-chair of The Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation and provides scholarships for local high school students, donations to various organizations which underwrite the arts and more than $2.8 million in grants each year to community-based initiatives in Maine. King lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7480
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Graham Nash: "Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life"
Legendary musician Graham Nash, founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies, speaks about his candid and riveting new autobiography "Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life." Speaker Biography: Graham William Nash is an English singer-songwriter known for his light tenor voice and for his songwriting contributions with the British pop group The Hollies, and with the folk-rock supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Speaker Biography: Bob Spitz is an American journalist and author best known for his celebrity biographies, including the New York Times best seller "The Beatles: The Biography." For transcript, captions and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6184
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The Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress
When most researchers arrive at the Library of Congress, their journey of discovery begins in the Main Reading Room. As the home to the library's reference collections, the computer catalog center, and knowledgeable reference staff, the Main Reading Room's purpose is to make library research easily accessible to anyone with enough curiosity to pursue it. This video includes general information about the library's staff and material resources, the reader ID process, and encourages researchers to experience all that the library has to offer. Speakers include 2012 Library of Congress Junior Fellow Kristen Schumacher and Library staffers Cheryl Adams, Kathy Woodrell, Steven Davenport, Abby Yochelson, Thomas Mann, Kristi Conkle and Judy Robinson. For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5585&loclr=ytb
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Veterans History Project: Field Kit Companion Video
Learn how you can participate in the Veterans History Project with this short video.
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Larry King Magna Carta Public Service Announcement
Television and radio host Larry King announces the upcoming Library of Congress exhibition "Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor." For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6333
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Exploring the Library of Congress Website
This film highlights the Library's online collections and provides searching techniques to better navigate the Library's website. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6635
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Music Conversation: Allen Toussaint & Larry Appelbaum
Prior to a concert by Allen Toussaint and Henry Butler at the Library of Congress, Toussaint sat for an interview with Larry Appelbaum about his hit records, life in the recording studios, the New Orleans piano tradition, Professor Longhair, the challenges of songwriting and producing and the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Speaker Biography: Allen Toussaint (b. 1938) is an American musician, songwriter, record producer and one of most influential figures in New Orleans popular music. He has worked with a wide range of artists including Elvis Costello, Patti LaBelle, Dr. John, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Etta James, Aaron Neville and many others. Toussaint began his studio career supervising recordings for Minit Records and Instant Records in New Orleans, writing and producing hits for Ernie K-Doe, Irma Thomas, Art and Aaron Neville, Chris Kenner and Benny Spellman. His string of hits continued with the songs "Java" and "Whipped Cream" (Herb Alpert), "Yes, We Can Can" (Pointer Sisters), "Sneaking Sally Through The Alley" (Robert Palmer), "Lady Marmalade" (LaBelle) and "Southern Night" (Glen Campbell). Speaker Biography: Larry Appelbaum is a music specialist at the Library of Congress. For captions, transcript, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5343.
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An Introduction to BARD Express
Karen Keninger introduces BARD Express, a Windows-based application. Speaker Biography: Karen A. Keninger is the director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7377
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A trip down Market Street before the fire
For more information and to download this film, please visit https://www.loc.gov/item/00694408/ This film was recorded by placing a movie camera on the front of a cable car as it proceeded down San Francisco’s Market Street. As a time capsule, the film showcases the details of daily life in a major American city, including the fashions, transportations and architecture of the era. The film was originally thought to have been made in 1905, but historian David Kiehn, who examined contemporary newspapers, weather reports and car license plates recorded in the film, suggested that “A Trip Down Market Street” was likely filmed just a few days before the devastating earthquake on April 18, 1906. Named to the National Film Registry in 2010.
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Digital Preservation at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation
The Library of Congress's Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation preserves digital collections as well as film, video and sound recordings. This video is an overview of the process the digital files go through, from ingest or scanning to the repository of this state-of-the-art facility. For captions and more information, visit http://digitalpreservation.gov/multimedia/videos/packard-campus.html.
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Jazz Conversation with Jim Hall
Jazz guitarist and composer Jim Hall talks about his life in music with Larry Appelbaum, senior music reference specialist in the Library's Music Division. Speaker Biography: Jim [James Stanley] Hall was born in Buffalo, Dec. 4, 1930. After studying composition at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Hall moved to Los Angeles where he studied classical guitar and began working with Chico Hamilton's Quintet and the Jimmy Giuffre Three. A gifted, thoughtful improviser, Hall is best known for his collaborations with Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans and Ron Carter, as well as highly regarded recordings with Ella Fitzgerald, Art Farmer, Paul Desmond and his own trios. Hall is a serious composer of formal music, the author of several books on jazz guitar and the subject of a 1998 documentary film, "Jim Hall-A Life in Progress." In 2004, he received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award.
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Diana Gabaldon: 2017 National Book Festival
Diana Gabaldon discusses "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction" at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: The best-selling author of the wildly popular Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon has written eight Outlander novels, which have sold more than 28 million copies. Her new book, "Seven Stones to Stand or Fall: A Collection of Outlander Fiction" comprises seven novellas of Outlander fiction, two of which have never been published. Gabaldon is currently working on the ninth Outlander book but says she cannot predict when it will be completed. "My books are huge and take an enormous amount of time to write. Plus, I have to do a lot of historical research for each book." For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=8022
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Web Archiving
Web content changes all the time. If we don't save that content before it disappears, a major part of our cultural history will be lost. The Library of Congress is working to provide permanent access to web content of historical importance. It selects websites for collection, requests permissions from the website owners, addresses the technology of collecting websites and preserves the websites and makes them available. This video examines those four challenges. Transcript at: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov:8081/videos/docs/webarchiving_video_transcript.pdf
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Jonathan Franzen: 2010 National Book Festival
Author Jonathan Franzen appears at the 2010 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: The 2001 National Book Award for fiction went to Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections," a sprawling postmodern family drama that was one of the decade's best-selling works of literary fiction. The novel was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Before "The Corrections" Franzen was better known for his nonfiction work, such as an essay he wrote in 1996 for Harper's bemoaning the state of literary fiction. Franzen's new novel is "Freedom"(Farrar, Straus & Giroux). He is a 2002 fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and makes his home in New York.
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Race in America: 2017 National Book Festival
Michael Eric Dyson presents "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America" and Ibram X. Kendi presents "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America" in a panel discussion at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Speaker Biography: Michael Eric Dyson is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University, an ordained minister, a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and a contributing editor for The New Republic and ESPN's "The Undefeated." He won the NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work in nonfiction for his books "Why I Love Black Women" and "Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?" along with the American Book Award for "Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster." His most recent book, "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America," expands upon his July 2016 New York Times op-ed on whiteness in America and the grief and rage that engulfed black America after the police killings of black Americans. Speaker Biography: Ibram X. Kendi is an award-winning historian, a best-selling author, a professor of history and international relations and the founding director of the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center at American University. From 2010 to 2011 he was the American Historical Association's J. Franklin Jameson Fellow in American History at the John W. Kluge Center in the Library of Congress. His best-selling book, "Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America," was the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=8084
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John Green: 2012 National Book Festival
John Green appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: John Green is the New York Times best-selling author of "Looking for Alaska," "An Abundance of Katherines" and "Paper Towns." He is also the co-author, with David Levithan, of "Will Grayson, Will Grayson." He has received the Michael L. Printz Award (2006), an Edgar Award (2009) and has twice been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Green's books have been published in more than a dozen languages. His newest book is "The Fault in Our Stars." For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5639.
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Veterans History Project: a Decade of Stories
The Veterans History Project has over 70,000 individual stories of veterans service, but there are more than 17 million wartime veterans living in the United States today. Each of these brave men and women took an oath to serve this great nation and were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. You have an opportunity to help tell the world about their personal experience through the Library of Congress American Folklife Center Veterans History Project. Visit the Veteran's History Project at http://www.loc.gov/vets
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Rahim AlHaj Trio: Middle Eastern Music from New Mexico
The Rahim AlHaj Trio features traditional middle eastern music on the oud (Arabic lute) and antour (hammered dulcimer). Speaker Biography: Rahim AlHaj was born in Baghdad, Iraq and began playing the oud (Arabic lute) at age nine. He moved to the US in 2000 as a political refugee and has resided in Albuquerque, New Mexico, ever since. Rahim has performed around the globe and is considered one of the finest oud players in the world. His compositions evoke the experience of exile from his homeland and of new beginnings in his adopted country. In 2015 Rahim was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship. Speaker Biography: Sourena Sefati was born in Ramsar, Iran, and started playing santour (hammered dulcimer) at age 11. He won the award for best composer of Iranian music at Art University in 2006 and served as instructor at Art University and Elmi-Karbordi University in Tehran from 2008 to 2014. Sourena moved to the United States in 2014, and teaches Iranian music in Albuquerque. Speaker Biography: Issa Malluf is a Palestinian-American native of New Mexico. Originally self-taught, Issa has become a highly skilled and internationally recognized specialist in Middle Eastern, Arabic, and North African percussion. For more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7685
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Tim O'Brien - 2009 National Book Festival
Fiction author Tim O'Brien appears at the National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Tim O'Brien has been hailed as "the best American writer of his generation" by The San Francisco Examiner. The author of eight books, O'Brien received the National Book Award in Fiction in 1979 for his novel "Going After Cacciato." In 2005 "The Things They Carried" was named by The New York Times as one of the 20 best books of the last quarter century. It received the Chicago Tribune Heartland Award in fiction and was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The French edition of "The Things They Carried" received the prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, and the title story was selected by John Updike for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories of the Century. "In the Lake of the Woods," published in 1994, was chosen by Time magazine as the best novel of that year. The book also received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was selected as one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times. O'Brien's other works include "If I Die in a Combat Zone," "Northern Lights," "Tomcat in Love" and "July, July." His short fiction, which has received the National Magazine Award, has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, Atlantic, Esquire, Playboy, and Harper's.
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National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS): Magical Moments
The Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (https://www.loc.gov/nls/) launched a major outreach campaign to educate the public about the free services it provides to U.S. residents and American citizens abroad with visual impairments and other disabilities. The television commercial describes NLS Talking Book Program. For more information, visit https://www.loc.gov/thatallmayread.
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The Lion of Judah: Prince Ermias Sahle-Selsssie
His Royal Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selsssie Haile Selassie discusses his work. Speaker Biography: Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie is president of the Crown Council of Ethiopia. He is the only son of Prince Sahle Selassie of Ethiopia and Princess Mahisente Habte Mariam. He is the grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, and also of Dejazmach Habte Mariam Gebre Igziabiher, the heir to the former Welega kingdom of Leqa Naqamte. Prince Ermias was named recipient of the ISSA Silver Star Award for Outstanding Contributions to Strategic Progress Through Humanitarian Achievement by the International Strategic Studies Association, for his work for Ethiopian refugees in Africa.
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Why Digital Preservation is Important for You
Our personal photos, papers, music and videos are important to us. They record the details of our lives and help define us. But increasingly our possessions and our communications are no longer material: they're digital and dependent on technology to make them accessible. As new technology emerges and current technology becomes obsolete, we need to actively manage our digital possessions to help protect them and keep them available for years to come. This video offers simple and practical strategies for personal digital preservation.
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SUMMARY According to vaudeville historian Joe Laurie, Jr., Sandow--who was managed by Flo Ziegfeld--was "the greatest of the strong men and who received the most publicity" (Vaudeville, 1972, p. 33). OTHER TITLES Variant title given in C. Musser: Sandow. no. 1 Copyright title: Souvenir strip of the Edison Kinetoscope, Sandow, the modern Hercules Sandow, the modern Hercules CREATED/PUBLISHED [United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1894?] NOTES Copyright (under title Souvenir strip of the Edison Kinetoscope): W.K.L. Dickson; 18May1894; 10777. Performer: Eugen Sandow (aka Friedrich Muller). Camera, William Heise. Filmed March 6, 1894, in Edison's Black Maria studio. Received: 5-13-1994; viewing print; preservation; Hendricks (Gordon) Collection. SUBJECTS Strong men--United States. Bodybuilders--United States. Bodybuilding--United States. Physical education and training--United States. Vaudeville--United States. Muscle tone. Sports (Nonfiction) RELATED NAMES Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production. Sandow, Eugen, 1867-1925, performer. Heise, William, camera. Thomas A. Edison, Inc. Hendricks (Gordon) Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID edmp.4018 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.4018
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Stevie Wonder Performs "Sketches of a Life"
Singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder, the awardee of the second Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, premieres "Sketches of a Life," a sprawling, hybrid pop-classical concerto, written between 1976 and 1994. The work was unveiled through a commission for the Library of Congress in the Coolidge Auditorium. Speaker Biography: Born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1950, Stevie Wonder became blind shortly after birth. He learned to play the harmonica, piano and drums by age 9. By the time he was 10, his singing and other musical skills were known throughout his neighborhood, and when the family moved to Detroit, impressed adults made his talents known to the owners of Motown Records, who gave him a recording contract when he was age 12. His early hits included "Fingertips," "Uptight (Everything's All Right)" "For Once in My Life," "My Cherie Amour," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours," and "If You Really Love Me." He undertook the study of classical piano, and later, music theory, and beginning in 1967, he began writing more of his own material. In the early 1970s, Wonder toured with the Rolling Stones and had major hits with the songs "Superstition" and "You are the Sunshine of My Life." In the mid-70s, his album "Songs in the Key of Life" topped the charts for 14 weeks. Over the years Stevie Wonder has garnered 25 Grammy Awards, as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. He collected an Academy Award for the 1984 hit "I Just Called to Say I Love You" from the film The Woman in Red. In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. In 1999, Stevie became the youngest honoree of the Kennedy Center Honors. He was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame in 2002, and in 2004 he won the Johnny Mercer Award in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding creative work. In 2005, the Library of Congress added Stevie Wonder's 1976 double album "Songs in the Key of Life" to the National Recording Registry, which recognizes recordings that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States."
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A Conversation with Randy Newman
Mark Horowitz talks with award-winning composer and performer Randy Newman about the creative process. Speaker Biography: The composer of a long list of notable film scores -- "The Natural," "Awakenings," "Ragtime," all three "Toy Story" pictures, "Seabiscuit," "James and the Giant Peach," "A Bug's Life" and many others -- Newman's many accolades include two Oscars, three Emmys, and six Grammys. His unforgettable songs include "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," "Louisiana 1927," "Short People," "Sail Away," and "You've Got a Friend in Me." Speaker Biography: Mark Eden Horowitz is a specialist in the Library's Music Division. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6375
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Inside the Library of Congress
A senior cataloger and longtime docent at the Library of Congress, shares a personal perspective on the Library's historic buildings and collections. Kurt Maier, Senior Cataloger in the History and Literature Cataloging Division and longtime docent, is author of "Library of Congress: A Tour in Words and Pictures."
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The Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs
Discover the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs, more than 1,000 portraits that capture the wartime lives of everyday soldiers and their loved ones. These captivating images are powerful teaching tools, and provide a unique window into the lives of ordinary men and women caught up in an extraordinary war. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7109
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Open Mic: A Conversation with David Bromberg
David Bromberg's genre-defying performance style and eclectic repertoire make him a great example of an outstanding artist who draws upon both tradition and personal creativity to captivate contemporary audiences. His second and equally successful career as a luthier (violin maker) and musical instrument expert will also be an important part of the conversation. Speaker Biography: David Bromberg is a renowned multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, violin authority and storyteller. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6305
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Birth of the Pearl
SUMMARY Frame enlargements showing women in tights opening a curtain, an oyster shell with a sleeping woman in a flesh colored body suit, and the woman standing in the shell. CREATED/PUBLISHED [1903] NOTES Item in: Birth of the pearl / American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. United States: American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. Cameraman: F.S. Armitage. SUBJECTS Women--Clothing & dress--1900-1910. Burlesque shows--1900-1910. Shells--1900-1910. Tableaux--1900-1910. Erotica--1900-1910. Film stills--1900-1910. Photographic prints--1900-1910. RELATED NAMES Armitage, F. S. DIGITAL ID ( scan of curtain opening, from b&w photo in Publishing Office ) ppmsca 02981 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.02981 ( scan of woman sleeping, from b&w photo in Publishing Office ) ppmsca 02982 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.02982 ( scan of woman standing, from b&w photo in Publishing Office ) ppmsca 02983 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.02983
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Is There Truth in Interpretation? Law, Literature and History
Ronald Dworkin, professor of jurisprudence at University College London and the New York University School of Law, delivers the inaugural Frederic R. and Molly S. Kellogg Biennial Lecture on Jurisprudence in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. Speaker Biography: Born in Worcester, Mass., Ronald Dworkin was educated at Harvard University and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and a student of prominent British lawyer and academic Sir Rupert Cross. Dworkin attended Harvard Law School and subsequently clerked for Judge Learned Hand of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. A former professor of jurisprudence at the University of Oxford, Dworkin is widely known as one of the foremost American legal philosophers. He is the author of many articles in philosophical and legal journals and has written numerous books, as well as articles on legal and political topics in the New York Review of Books. In 2007, Dworkin was awarded the Holberg Memorial Prize in the Humanities by the Kingdom of Norway.
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Patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in the Library of Congress speak about the benefits of downloading free braille and talking books, magazines and music materials through the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download and BARD Mobile. BARD and BARD Mobile provide digital libraries to people who are blind, have a visual impairment or have a physical disability that prevents them from using regular print materials. For transcript and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7247
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Guitarist Chris Hillman at the Library of Congress
Rock pioneer Chris Hillman talks about the craft of the songwriter and about his prolific career. Speaker Biography: Chris Hillman began his career playing guitar and mandolin, later becoming a bass player, a songwriter and a vocalist. The Byrds' first single, a cover of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man," was a huge international hit and marked the birth of the musical genre "folk rock." During the mid-1960s, The Byrds ranked as one of the most successful and influential American pop groups, recording a string of hits including "Eight Miles High," "So You Want to Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" With the departure of David Crosby and Michael Clarke from the band in 1968, Hillman and his new partner Gram Parsons changed the Byrds' musical direction, helping to usher in a new era of music known as "country rock," when they recorded the album "Sweetheart of the Rodeo." Hillman's work with The Flying Burrito Brothers reflected the eclectic musical interests of a generation. Returning to his bluegrass and country roots in 1987, Hillman joined the Desert Rose Band, which enjoyed a string of 16 top country hits. They also garnered a number of awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. Hillman is considered a notable artist across several genres, influencing country rock and roll, folk rock and pop music. His songs have been covered by artists such as Sheryl Crow, Beck, Rose Maddox and Emmylou Harris. Hillman's latest album, "The Other Side," was a solo offering in 2006, including a country-tinted version of The Byrds 1966 single "Eight Miles High."
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Ledward Kaapana: Hawaiian Music
Master Hawaiian slack key guitarist, ukelele player and vocalist Ledward Kaapana performs in concert. Speaker Biography: Ledward "Led" Kaapana is a master of the two leading string instruments in Hawaii: the Hawaiian ukulele and ki ho'alu, the slack key guitar, a fingerstyle guitar art form that originated in Hawaii. This talent, combined with his vocal skills in the baritone and leo ki'eki'e (falsetto) range, have made him a legendary performer who has been entertaining audiences in Hawaii and abroad for more than 40 years. He was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2011. For more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=7950
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Rodgers & Hammerstein: Introduction & Oklahoma!
Michael Feinstein explores the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein in this first of a series of videos. The first episode introduces Rodgers & Hammerstein as two leading figures in American musical theater history, and delves into the creation of Oklahoma's most famous song, "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc. Speaker Biography: Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer, dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, the White House, Buckingham Palace, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl. Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America's popular song and preserving its legacy for future generations. In 2007, he founded the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, dedicated to celebrating the art form and preserving it through educational programs, as well as the annual High School Vocal Academy and Competition. Michael serves on the Library of Congress' National Recording Preservation Board. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6225
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All My Babies
For more information and to download this film, please visit https://www.loc.gov/item/2017604960/ Written and directed by George Stoney, this landmark educational film was used to educate midwives throughout the South. Produced by the Georgia Department of Public Health, profiles the life and work of "Miss Mary" Coley, an African-American midwife living in rural Georgia. In documenting the preparation for and delivery of healthy babies in rural conditions ranging from decent to deplorable, the filmmakers inadvertently captured a telling snapshot at the socioeconomic conditions of the era that would prove fascinating to future generations. Named to the National Film Registry in 2002.
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Magna Carta's Legal Legacy: Conversation with Chief Justice Roberts & Lord Judge
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Lord Igor Judge discuss the significance of Magna Carta through the centuries. Speaker Biography: John G. Roberts Jr. is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Speaker Biography: The Hon. Lord Igor Judge is the former lord chief justice of England and Wales. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6505
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Music and the Brain: The Music of Language and the Language of Music
In our everyday lives, language and instrumental music are obviously different things. Neuroscientist and musician Ani Patel is the author of a recent, elegantly argued offering from Oxford University Press, "Music, Language and the Brain." Oliver Sacks calls Patel a "pioneer in the use of new concepts and technology to investigate the neural correlates of music." In Patel's presentation, he discusses some of the hidden connections between language and instrumental music that are being uncovered by empirical scientific studies. The Music and the Brain Lecture Series is a cycle of lectures and special presentations that highlight an explosion of new research in the rapidly expanding field of "neuromusic." Programming is sponsored by the Library's Music Division and its Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation. Aniruddh Patel is the Esther J. Burnham Senior Fellow in Theoretical Neurobiology at the Neurosciences Institute.
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Pan African Cuisine: Healing Secrets of the Continent
Tambra Raye Stevenson shared her culinary nutritional discoveries in African heritage foods. Speaker Biography: Tambra Raye Stevenson is a nutritionist and founder of Nativsol Kitchen in Washington, D.C. She is an advisor for the African Heritage and Health Program of the Oldways Preservation Trust and a member of the DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs, Health Education Planning Committee. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6266
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