January 19, 2023

Today in History: Halloween

Last Updated on October 26, 2022

Today in History–October 31–the Library of Congress features Halloween. On this day many Americans celebrate spookiness and becoming someone else by dressing in costumes. To learn more about the origins of this fun-filled holiday and ideas for finding unique Halloween primary sources, visit the Today in History section then click the links below to access more primary sources related to Halloween, ghosts, and witches.

Primary source collections

Audio recordings

Sheet music


“Frankenreads” 2018 a Bloomsday-style public read-athon of the novel in its entirety

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