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    Vietnam War Nurse Donna Rowe Oral History Interview

    Donna Curtis Rowe served as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War. She described her training, experiences, and interactions with the Vietnamese people in this interview from the Veterans…

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    Vietnam War POW Leon Ellis Oral History Interview

    Leon Ellis served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. His plane was shot down during a bombing run and he was held in North Vietnam as a prisoner of war for five years. Mr. Ellis…

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    Vietnam War Nurse Virginia Lee Dornheggen Oral History Interview

    Virginia Lee Dornheggen recounted her time as a U.S. Army nurse during the Vietnam War. She described injuries she treated, the night the hospital came under fire, and the job’s impact on her…

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    Vietnam War Veteran Milton Jones Oral History Interview

    Milton Jones recalled his service as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam War. He talked about his initial reluctance to serve in Vietnam and his journey to meet his unit in Khe Sanh. This video is…

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    Life in a World War II Japanese Internment Camp

    Andrea Warren talked about her book, Enemy Child: The Story of Norman Mineta, a Boy Imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp During World War II. Mr. Mineta joined the discussion…

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    Vietnam War Veteran David Taylor Oral History Interview

    David Vassar Taylor recounted his time as a clerk in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He described the segregation of black and white troops as well as the discrimination he experienced at…

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    Historic Washington, D.C. Area Trees

    Paul Dolinsky, chief of the National Park Service’s Historic American Landscapes Survey, discussed noteworthy trees in the Washington, D.C. area - especially those he calls “witness trees”…

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    Cherry Trees on the National Mall

    Bob Vogel discussed the history and preservation of the National Mall’s famous cherry trees. At the time of this recording, Mr. Vogel was the National Park Service’s National Capital Region…

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    Herblock Political Cartoons

    The Library of Congress houses the largest collection of political cartoons by Herbert Block, best known as Herblock. His career spanned 72 years and he covered presidents from Herbert Hoover to…

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    Presenting History Through Costume and Performance

    Pravina Shukla, author of Costume: Performing Identities Through Dress, discussed the personal motivations and objectives of living history professionals and hobbyists. Using examples from…

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    To Live As Free Men

    This Penn School film highlights its role educating African Americans in domestic skills and professional trades since it was established in 1862 on St. Helena Island in South Carolina. When the film…

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    A Time for Freedom

    This film documents the “Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom,” a civil rights demonstration at the Lincoln Memorial on May 17, 1957. Approximately 25,000 people gathered to mark the third…

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    Early Motion Pictures

    Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress, toured the Library of Congress Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, and talked about the “Paper Print Collection,”…

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    Early Public Affairs Films

    Mike Mashon, head of the Moving Image Section of the Library of Congress Packard Campus, talked about the earliest public affairs films, including those of U.S. presidents, the Spanish-American…

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    Mister American

    This biographical film was produced by Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 1952 presidential campaign and features his accomplishments during World War II and his role in the formation of NATO. This…

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    Religion in America

    Edward Widmer, director of the John W. Kluge Center, hosted a panel on the history of religion in America. Panelists discussed the disestablishment of the Anglican church in Virginia during…

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    Science and Warcraft from the Civil War to World War II

    Congressional Research Services defense policy analyst Daniel Else explored the relationship between government-supported scientific research and the U.S. military from the Civil War…

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    James Oscar Jones Oral History Interview

    James Oscar Jones talked about growing up in rural Arkansas, the influence of his parents' support for civil rights, and his work as the director of the Arkansas Project for the Student…

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    Thomas Gaither Oral History Interview

    Thomas Gaither talked about attending Claflin College in South Carolina, participating in the desegregation sit-in movement, his work for the Congress of Racial Equality, and helping to…

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    Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Oral History Interview

    Joan Trumpauer Mulholland recalled participating in the 1961 Freedom Rides, attending Tougaloo Colleg,e and serving time at the Mississippi State Penitentiary with other civil rights…

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