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Librarians' Choice 2001 - Films & Recordings

cover of Treasures from American Film Archives

Treasures from American Film Archives
DVD 791.437509 T784 2000
Eleven-hour anthology of 50 films celebrating a century of American filmmaking, including documentaries, newsreels, and silent, amateur, industrial and animated films.

RESPECT: A Century of Women in Music
CDP 5506
A chronological record of 89 years of recorded women's voice in song, on a 5-disc set.

Le Jazz
VHS 11963 v.1 - v. 10
DVD 781.6509 J423 v. 1 - v. 10
Popular TV documentary series by Ken Burns and Geoffrey Ward which traces the history of jazz in America, in formats that offer additional scenes not included in the original broadcast. The sound recordings of the program are on tape (C 25227) and CD (CDW 553) and the companion book entitled Jazz: A History of America's Music is also available on as an audiobook .

Roots, the Next Generation
VHS 12198 v.1 - v. 7
Continuation of Alex Haley's family history from the Reconstruction Era of the late 1800s through the 1970s, when it comes full circle with Haley's visit to West Africa.