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Library of Congress

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Works: 328 works in 570 publications in 1 language and 32,909 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Sources  Chronology  Portraits  Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Film catalogs 
Roles: Other, rps, Publisher
Classifications: E178.5, 973
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Witnessing America : the Library of Congress book of firsthand accounts of life in America 1600-1900 by Library of Congress( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portait of America's social and cultural history between 1600 and 1900, told through letters, diaries, memoirs, tracts, and other articles and first-hand accounts found in the collections of the Library of Congress
The Lincoln papers : the story of the collection, with selections to July 4, 1861 by David C Mearns( Book )

12 editions published between 1948 and 1969 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shortly after Lincoln's death, in 1865, all the papers which had accumulated in his office files during his presidency, plus many more which he had brought with him from Springfield, were removed from the White House by his son. From that time until July 26, 1947, when the collection was first opened to the public, these papers were shrouded in secrecy. In the introductory chapters of this book, the author presents the dramatic history of the collection, exploring and explaining the origins of the fabulous legend which grew up around it during the eighty-two years that it remained inaccessible to scholars and to the public. Following this introductory section is the main body of these two volumes- a selection of more than 500 vital documents from the monumental collection now in the Library of Congress, with notes when they are necessary to make the papers completely intelligible to the reader. This selection of papers goes up to July 4, 1861, covering Lincoln's early years, his political campaigns, and the first critical months of the presidency when the nation was torn by civil war."--Jacket
Historic America : buildings, structures, and sites( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewpoints : a selection from the pictorial collections of the Library of Congress : a picture book by Library of Congress( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Library of Congress Civil War desk reference( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the home of The Nation's Memory comes the ultimate one-volume reference on the Civil War. Features include a timeline of the war with important political, military, and social events; biographies of important figures; and concise coverage of major campaigns and battles. 100 photos. 38 maps. The bloody conflict that sundered the United States from 1861 to 1865 took 620,000 lives, laid waste to large sections of the American South, and decided the future course of the nation. Its reverberations are still felt in American life. Now from the home of The Nation's Memory comes The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference. Drawn from the Library's unparalleled Civil War collections-including previously unpublished letters and diaries, maps and photographs, as well as thousands of works by post-Civil War scholars and experts-this is the ultimate one-volume reference on the Civil War. A comprehensive yet accessible compendium, The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference is organized into chapters that address broad themes such as Antebellum America, Wartime Politics, Armies, and Reconstruction and Aftermath of the War. Each of these chapters includes more specific topics, such as The Election of 1860, Notable Civil War Officers, and African Americans During Reconstruction. There are timelines that chronicle major events, brief profiles of significant people, and excerpts from key pieces of legislation and addresses that reflect the passions and politics of the times. Here readers can find, for example, detailed information on the arms used on both sides during the Civil War in the Weaponry chapter. And descriptions of significant battles, as well as information on casualties, military strategy and tactics, and logistical support, are to be found in the Battles and the Battlefield chapter. Topics ranging from economic conditions north and south of the Mason-Dixon line on the eve of the war to the history of slavery in the United States to the impact of the Civil War on literature and the fine arts give additional depth and context to the book's presentation of Civil War events. The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference also looks beyond the major events and figures and examines the lives of the common soldiers (from their diet, training, and medical treatment to the struggles of the Union's black soldiers), the various roles women played in the war, and telling events on the home fronts. Along with the words of writers such as Walt Whitman and Herman Melville, readers will find excerpts from the journals and letters of nurses, soldiers, refugees and freedmen. A final chapter offers a guide to further study of the Civil War-including information about major archival collections, important published resources, and national historic sites-for those who wish to learn more. Prodigious in its scope, illustrated with more than 100 photographs and drawings and dozens of maps, The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference is sure to become the indispensable one-volume reference on the Civil War. Wagner's (Library of Congress), Gallagher's (history, U. of Virginia), and Finkelman's (law, U. of Tulsa) guide is organized thematically into 13 main chapters, each further divided into several topics. A detailed table of contents and 38-page subject index make this an easy text to use. It is also unique in its inclusion of subjects generally absent in other works, such as the contributions of topographical engineers and mapmakers, and developments in surgery and medical care. Illustrated with some 100 photographs, drawings and maps, this academic text is accessible to general readers interested in American history and the Civil War
James Madison and the search for nationhood by Robert Allen Rutland( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At long last, James Madison has his memorial on Capitol Hill, and in this grand Library building. As the bicentennial of the framing of our Constitution approaches, here we provide monumental evidence that our nation has not forgotten the chief architect and advocate of our still-vital Constitution. Historians will probably agree that James Madison was less effective as a politician than as a statesman, a scholar, and a political philosopher. If the politician must have his eye on the next election, and the statesman on the next generation, this Library, invigorated by the quiet scholarly spirit of Madison, can remind us of the vistas of the past, and future, generations. - Foreword
Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States by Vincent Virga( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses photographs, maps, illustrations, posters, manuscripts, letters, and other treasures in the Special Collections of the Library of Congress to document the history of the United States from 1492 through the late twentieth century, and includes seven essays of historical commentary
Traveling the freedom road : from slavery and the Civil War through Reconstruction by Linda Barrett Osborne( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book features illustrations, original documents, photographs and first-person narratives to give an account of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Includes a time line (p. 118-119)
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall by Thelonious Monk Quartet( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A previously unreleased treasure only uncovered in 2005, this 1957 live recording captures one of the greatest jazz combos at its height. The set list consists entirely of Monk classics, such as "Evidence" and "Epistrophy."
The Library of Congress illustrated time line of the Civil War by Margaret E Wagner( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring first-hand narrative accounts from those who experienced the front lines, this illustrated chronology of the Civil War features portraits of soldiers and politicians, and drafts of speeches in Abraham Lincoln's own handwriting
The first Americans : photographs from the Library of Congress by Library of Congress( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Edward S. Curtis' renowned sepia-toned portraits to Adam Clark Vroman's glimpses of the sacred Hope Snake Dance, these images were all meant to be sold to publishers of books and magazines, to tourists in curio shops, and to art lovers in photographic studios
The records of the Virginia company of London by Virginia Company of London( Book )

26 editions published between 1906 and 1993 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of court and business documents relating to the Virginia Company of London, from 1607 to 1626
Silent movies : the birth of film and the triumph of movie culture by Peter Kobel( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the international film industry from 1893 to 1927 according to genre (e.g. horror, westerns and comedy) and highlights the work of silent film art directors, cinematographers, directors, and actors. Includes stills, promo materials and posters from the Library of Congress's memorabilia collection
The development of a revolutionary mentality; papers by Library of Congress( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
The Declaration of Independence : the evolution of the text as shown in facsimiles of various drafts by its author, Thomas Jefferson by Julian P Boyd( Book )

5 editions published between 1945 and 1971 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonderful inventions : motion pictures, broadcasting, and recorded sound at the Library of Congress by Library of Congress( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of the American Revolution abroad : papers presented at the fourth symposium, May 8 and 9, 1975 by Library of Congress( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidents on parade by Hirst Dillon Milhollen( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photos, reproduced in part from material in the Library of Congress, each with brief commentary
Thomas Jefferson : genius of liberty by Library of Congress( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines and illustrates the largest assemblage of Jefferson documents from the rare and historical holdings of the Library of Congress
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityLibrary of Congress. Motion Picture Section

controlled identityLibrary of Congress. Recorded Sound Section

Kongresa bibliotēka (Amerikas Savienotās Valstis). Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division

Library of Congress

Library of Congress Etats-Unis Motion picture section

Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound.

Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound

Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division

Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recording Sound Division

Library of Congress Motion Picture/Broadcasting/Recorded Sound Division

Library of Congress Motion Picture Section

Library of Congress Research Services Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division

Library of Congress. Research Services. Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recording Sound Division

Library of Congress Sound Section

M/B/RS

MBRS.

Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.

United States. Library of Congress. Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division

United States Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division

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Historic America : buildings, structures, and sitesThe Library of Congress Civil War desk referenceEyes of the nation : a visual history of the United StatesTraveling the freedom road : from slavery and the Civil War through ReconstructionThe Library of Congress illustrated time line of the Civil WarSilent movies : the birth of film and the triumph of movie cultureThe development of a revolutionary mentality; papersThe impact of the American Revolution abroad : papers presented at the fourth symposium, May 8 and 9, 1975Thomas Jefferson  : genius of liberty