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Halloween Exhibit Bibliography: Web Sites

This is a guide to older works of folklore, history, and literature that include information on Halloween, secondary sources, and a couple of web sites.

Web Sites

“Best Halloween Sites.”  Accessed Aug. 22, 2016. 

A portal offering access to sites about costumes, decorations/props, games, ghost stories, gifts/cards, graphics, haunted houses/places, horror, movies, party supplies, music/spooky sounds, recipes/food, zombies.  Also links to directory and forum sites and links to general Halloween sites.

History Channel.  "History of Halloween." Accessed September 26, 2016.

Offers a host of facts and curiosities about Halloween, taking readers on a tour of past and present.  Start with the article on the home page that outlines the development of All Hallow's Eve from its origins in ancient Celtic festivals to its kid friendly formation in the 1950s suburban U.S.  Videos on Fear and the Brain, Candy Corn, Pumpkin carving, and other topics.

Hume, Samuel.   "History of Witchcraft, a Magical Podcast of Witch Crazes and Moral Panics".  Accessed October 9, 2018.

The podcast is the passion project of a PhD student from Scotland. Hume has a running bibliography on the podcast's website, which is very helpful for listeners who want to refer back to something or are looking for academic and primary materials on the topic.

Santino, Jack.  “Halloween, the Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows.” American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.  Accessed Aug. 31, 2016.


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