“Death and the Civil War”
A Conversation with Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, and Filmmaker Ric Burns; Introduction by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts [Book and DVD signing to follow] More (PDF, 128KB)
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
For more information, contact Nicholas A. Brown at (202) 707-8437 or email@example.com.
A series of noontime gallery talks on Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) will be given by Library curators and specialists in the Southwest Gallery, second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building for the duration of The Civil War in America exhibition.
Ed Redmond, Geography and Map Division, explores a map based on the U.S. census of 1860 showing the distribution of slavery.
Curators Michelle Krowl, Margaret (Peggy) Wagner, and Cheryl Regan lead a highlight tour of Civil War materials.
Michelle Krowl, Manuscript Division, explores the many drafts of Lincoln’s speech to Congress delivered on July 4, 1861.
Robin Rausch, Music Division, discusses drummer boys and their role in the Civil War.
Curator, Margaret (Peggy) Wagner, Publishing Office, shares an 1861 letter from University of Alabama student James Billingslea Mitchell to his father.
Kristi Conkle, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, discusses Frances Clayton, a.k.a. “Jack Williams,” and women posing as male soldiers in the Civil War.
Carol Johnson, Prints and Photographs Division, explores Civil War photography.
Barbara Bair, Manuscript Division, talks about the 37th Congress and the legislation that was passed, including the Morrill Act.
Christopher Murphy, African and Middle Eastern Division, introduces the subjects of arms and military strategy during the Civil War.
Conservation Division, conservators discuss their treatments of selected objects in the exhibition.
Mike Buscher, Geography and Map Division, presents Jedediah Hotchkiss’s Map of the Shenandoah Valley.
Connie Carter, Science, Technology, and Business Division, looks at a Confederate receipt book and how individuals survived on the home front with limited supplies.
Pam Craig, Law Library, examines the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment.
Sara Duke, Prints and Photographs Division, introduces various Civil War sketch artists.
Georgia Higley, Serial and Government Publications Division, Newspaper Section, examines the Vicksburg Daily Citizen and the role of newspapers during the war.
Janice Ruth, Manuscript Division, details Clara Barton’s work during the Civil War.
Curator Michelle Krowl, Manuscript Division, discusses Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
Barbara Bair, Manuscript Division, explores Walt Whitman and his many roles in the Civil War.
William Elsbury, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, surveys Civil War regimental histories in the Library’s collections.
4/16/2013, Tuesday at noon
Sibyl Moses, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, explores D.C. Emancipation on the 151st anniversary.
Bruce Kirby, Manuscript Division, discusses Civil War veterans and the “Left-handed Penmanship” contests.
Clark Evans, Rare Book and Special Collections Division (retired), discusses dime novels and Redpath Publishers.
Michelle Krowl, Manuscript Division, introduces LeRoy Wiley Gresham, a young Confederate's view of the Civil War.
Jennifer Harbster, Science, Technology, and Business Division, talks about the role of technology in the Civil War.
Loras Schissel, Music Division, discusses the Port Royal band books.
Mark Dimunation, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, explores the contents of Lincoln’s pockets on the night he was assassinated.
Adrienne Cannon, Manuscript Division, talks about Frederick Douglass and the Civil War.
Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate, reads from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book of poetry, Native Guard
Contact: Poetry Office, (202) 707–5394
Location: LJ 119, Thomas Jefferson Building
Tuesday Music Series “Music of the Civil War” sponsored by the Library of Congress Music Division
Robin Rausch, Music Division, “Music of the Civil War: Battle Hymns and Bugle Calls that Shaped an Era.”
Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
1 p.m. Panel Discussion
Music in the Lincoln White House, presented in cooperation with the White House Historical Association
Location: Whittall Pavilion
3 p.m. Concert
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band—Colonel Michael J. Colburn
SPECIAL TICKETING for this event: starting December 1, 2012, call or email Nicholas Brown, 202-707-8437 firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve a seat.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building
The reservation supply for this concert has been exhausted; however, there are often up to 80 empty seats available for "sold out" concerts at start time. Interested patrons are strongly encouraged to come to the Library by 1 p.m. to join the standby line for space-available tickets. Available seats will be allocated to standby patrons at 2:45pm. Questions may be directed to the Library of Congress Concert Office, at (202) 707-5502.
African American Spirituals of the Civil War
10:30 a.m. Spirituals Workshop with Dr. James Weldon Norris
1 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Legacy of Civil War Spirituals
2 p.m. Concert: Baltimore City College High School Choir
SPECIAL TICKETING for this event: starting January 2, 2013, call or email Nicholas Brown, 202-707-8437 email@example.com, to reserve a seat.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
Presented in cooperation with the Daniel A. P. Murray African American Culture Association of the Library of Congress.
Film programming is sponsored by the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress
Schedule for films related to the Civil War to be shown at the Packard Campus can be found at http://www.loc.gov/avconservation/theater/schedule.html
Location: Packard Campus, Culpeper, Virginia
“Books and Beyond Series,” sponsored with the Library’s Center for the Book
Monday, Dec. 10 at noon
William Martin will discuss his new book The Lincoln Letter (Forge Books, 2012)
Mumford Room, Madison Building
Thursday, Feb. 7 at noon
Daniel Stashower will discuss and sign his forthcoming book The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War (St. Martin’s Press, 2013)
Dining Room A, Madison Building
Tuesday, March 12 at noon
Margaret (Peggy) Wagner discusses The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War.
Montpelier Room, Madison Building
Monday, April 8 at noon
Ronald S. Coddington will discuss African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). Cosponsored with the Prints and Photographs Division. Contact 202-707-1519 for more information.
Pickford Theater, Madison Building
John W. Kluge Center Lecture
Kluge Fellow Lindsay Tuggle will present "The Afterlives of Specimens: Science and Mourning in Whitman's America."
Location: Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress
Highlights Tours in The Civil War in America Exhibition
We will be offering highlight tours (approximately 45 minutes) of The Civil War in America exhibition to the general public at 12 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Please meet at the entrance of the exhibition on the 2nd floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The tours are free and open to the public, no reservations are necessary. For more information please contact Susan Mordan-White at 202-707-9203.
Monday, April 1 - Janice McKelvey
Friday, April 5 - Susan Mordan-White
Monday, April 8 - Janice McKelvey
Friday, April 12 - Janice McKelvey
Monday, April 15- Janice McKelvey
Friday, April 19 - David Weisz
Monday, April 22- David Weisz
Friday, April 26 - David Weisz
Monday, April 29 - TBD
Friday, May 3 - Susan Mordan-White
Monday, May 6 - Janice McKelvey
Friday, May 10 - Janice McKelvey
Monday, May 13 - Janice McKelvey
Friday, May 17 - Barry Boughton
Monday, May 20- Janice McKelvey
Friday, May 24 - Barry Boughton
Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day - Diane Dixon
Friday, May 31 - Diane Dixon