December 16, 2018

Primary Source Spotlight: Bats & Vampires

BatsBats: Spooky Superheroes? Folklife Today blog October 27, 2016Creatures of the Night: Bats Inside Adams blog, October 31, 2012"Unsuccessful effort to draw bats from the belfry of W.A. White" sketch by Theodore RooseveltBat image setBat wildlife reports (California, South Dakota, Utah, United States; Alberta, Canada; New Zealand)Vampires"The press" and "Vampire press" in Three Parts 1889The Vampires of Onset, Past and Present 1892The Vampire of the … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Holidays

New Year's primary source collectionValentine's Day primary source collectionSt. Patrick's DaySt. Patricks Day (stories, images, music) Today in History: St. Patricks Day (March 17) St. Patricks Day in America St. Patricks Day imagesApril Fools' Day primary source collectionEasterEaster: Photographs from the Chicago Daily News, 1902-1933 Chicago History Museum Easter images A Slovak Easter Song Easter hymnsArbor Day primary source … [Read more...]

Today in History: Halloween

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 collectionsLOC Halloween Chambers of Mystery posters … [Read more...]