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Category: National Audio-Visual Conservation Center

Rare Native American Wax Cylinders Find a New Generation Join us for free screenings and Q&A

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

When Native American filmmaker Daniel Golding came to the Library of Congress to research, listen and translate the Library's rare collection of 1890 wax cylinders featuring Passamaquoddy and Quechan songs and languages, he had no idea that the Library's preservation team had a 100-year-old surprise for him and his son.

LC Festival of Film & Sound logo, adpation of "Photoplay" magazine cover with Norma Talmadge seen in 1920s had and speaking into an overhead microphone

Festival of Film & Sound is Thursday-Sunday Featuring Individual Tickets, a Free Screening, Special Guests and more!

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

  It’s a very busy and exciting time here at the Library of Congress as we put on the final touches and prepare for the first Library of Congress Festival of Film & Sound.  We hope to see you this Thursday through Sunday (June 15-18), at the beautiful AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in …

Exciting Updates for the Festival of Film & Sound

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

  The Library of Congress Festival of Film and Sound  is excited to announce some new updates. including a special free screening of a film that has been unseen since it’s release in 1931.  We are also now offering individual screening tickets. Held next week (June 15-18), in association with AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural …

Just Added to the Festival of Film & Sound

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

Library of Congress Festival of Film & Sound announces the addition of Oscar-Winning Sound Designer Ben Burtt The Library of Congress is pleased to announce that four-time Oscar-winning motion picture sound designer and sound mixer Ben Burtt will be a special guest for the inaugural Library of Congress Festival of Film & Sound, a new …

A view looking past a digital display screen towards the doors of an indoor theater, with

Asking Your Opinion: National Film Registry

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

I am happy to say that I work with some of the most fascinating, brilliant and passionate people that I’ve ever known. The halls here at the Library of Congress National Audio-Video Conservation Center are abuzz every day with discussions about movies, directors, cinematography, casting decisions, and opinions about what is the greatest film of …

Mary McLeod Bethune, latter portrait, seated at desk. Papers in background. Bethune holds pen and is seen writing on notepad, looks outward.

From Our Collection: Celebrating Mary McLeod Bethune

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

As the great Mary McLeod Bethune gets her own statue at the US Capitol, the Library's own Stacie Seifrit-Griffin examines her life and legacy via the Library's audio-video collections.