Profile: Pat Padua

Library of Congress

Pat Padua joined the Library of Congress in 1992, when he worked as an accessioner in the division of Motion Pictures, Broadcasting and Sound. He was part of the team that programmed the repertory film screenings at the Mary Pickford Theater. In 2001 he joined the Music Division as a digital conversion specialist for the project now known as the Performing Arts Encyclopedia. Pat's music and film criticism has appeared in the All Music Guide, Cinescene and Blogcritics. He earned a bachelors degree in Psychology at the Catholic University of America. The Washington Post called him 'a talented, if quirky, photographer,' and his photographs have been exhibited in San Francisco, Baltimore, and his native Washington.

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The Songs of America: ‘The Teddy Bear’s Picnic’

It is a long cultural journey from President Teddy Roosevelt to pop singer Anne Murray to art house film director Peter Greenaway. But this is just one of the paths you can take using the new web presentation, The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America, as a starting point.

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