Continue exploring materials at the Library of Congress on the topics of Halloween and Día de Muertos online.
Folklife Today Blog, October 29, 2018
Audio of the complete 1982 lecture by Jack Santino on which he based the article "The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows"
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: