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Day of the Dead - El Dia de los Muertos

Resources about Day of the Dead - El Dia de los Muertos.

Books and ebooks -- Day of the Dead | El Día de los Muertos

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Videos and Streaming Media

View Posada's Calaveras

Original prints in the Boeckmann Center's Jose Guadalupe Posada Collection: Inquire at the Special Collection Reference Desk, Doheny Library, 2nd floor.

On the Web: Jose Guadalupe Posada Collection, Harry Ransom Center, Univ. of Texas, Austin.





Do Your Own Research: Helpful Search Terms to Get Started

All Soul’s Day, or Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos (celebrated from Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

Calaveras (skeletons/skulls; and reference to Posada’s Day of the Dead broadsides)

Jose Guadalupe Posada (Notable Mexican graphic artist/printmaker of Calaveras broadsides)

Pan de Muerto (bread for the Day of the Dead)

Papel picado (decorative paper cutouts)

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Day of the Dead Events

2020 - we will not hold an in-person event in 2020 due to health concerns.  We will update with other plans soon.

Past Events

El Día de los Muertos, Leavey Library, USC Libraries, Oct. 30 and 31, 2019, 1-4 p.m., Leavey Reflection Pool

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS AT USC 2019 - Dia de Los Muertos programming happening at USC, compiled by La CASA

Día De Los Muertos Festival, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, Price Latino Student Association, Nov. 1, 2019, 5-7pm, RGL Courtyard

Día de los Muertos | Hollywood Forever

Day of the Dead calendar of events