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Halloween & Día de Muertos Resources

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LOC Halloween Pop-up ExhibitionContinue exploring materials at the Library of Congress on the topics of Halloween and Día de Muertos online. 

LOC Halloween: Chambers of Mystery

In 2017, the Library of Congress presented a host of tricks and treats with an autumn pop-up of more than 200 collection items that embodied seasonal traditions of fantasy and folklore. Making a variety of rarely seen collection items more accessible to the general public, "LOC Halloween: Chambers of Mystery"  was a show-and-tell of the intriguing tales of Halloween and Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, through a variety of treasures representing a wide range of resources within the Library.

The exhibition was on display October 27-31, from 11am-4pm, and November 1, from 11am–2pm, in the Library's Thomas Jefferson Building.

A bibliography of the dazzling range of books and archival special collections included in the exhibition is still available:

In addition, posters used throughout the exhibition are available: