January 23, 2023

Primary Source Spotlight: Bats & Vampires

Last Updated on October 30, 2022

Chiroptera - Fledertiere


Bat image set

Bats in historical newspaper articles

“Unsuccessful effort to draw bats from the belfry of W.A. White” sketch by Theodore Roosevelt

Bat wildlife reports (California, South Dakota, Utah, United States; Alberta, Canada; New Zealand)

Library blog posts


“The press” and “Vampire press” in Three Parts 1889

The Vampires of Onset, Past and Present 1892

The Vampire of the Continent 1916

The Vampire Cat (a play in 1 act) 1918

Miss Todd’s Vampire (a comedy in 1 act)1920

Vampires in  historical newspaper articles

Vampire Blues sheet music

The Vampire March and One-step sheet music

More vampire sheet music


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