Interested in learning more about the Library of Congress? Check out this video (1 hour, 31 minutes) created by C-Span.
C-SPAN's original feature documentary, The Library of Congress, is a behind-the-scenes look at the national repository, providing the history of the institution, a tour of its iconic Jefferson Building, and glimpses of some of the library's rare book, photo, and map collections. The film also featured some of the presidential papers housed at the Library of Congress, ranging from George Washington through Calvin Coolidge. Viewers learned how the library uses technology to preserve its holdings and expand public access to them, as well as how technology is helping to uncover new information about some of the items in its collections.
This is a well done video!
A search on “genealogy” in the archives yielded references to the following:
· Regulation of Genetic Testing & Genetic Testing and Privacy
· Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave
· Chinese America: The Untold Story
I suspect that there are some other hidden gems hidden in the C-SPAN Video Library – please post a comment if you come across other videos of interest to genealogists.
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Henry Louis Gates Jr on his books: "Lincoln on Race and Slavery" and "In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past"
Professor Bryan Sykes on "The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals our Genetic Ancestry"
at the Key West Literary Seminar several author panelists "talked about their ancestors and their effect on their writing."
"The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine held a symposium to explore the health, policy, and ethical implications of direct-to-consumer genetic testing."