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Day of the Dead - El Dia de los Muertos

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

Welcome & Intro

Welcome to the USC Libraries Resource Guide for Día de los Muertos. Here, you can learn more about Day of the Dead, a cultural celebration of life, death, and family originating in Mexico. Use the USC Libraries resources to explore:

Online Resources

Use Online library research guide to find library collections and resources:

- Explore calaveras with online jigsaw puzzles


Special Collections

José Guadalupe Posada, the famed Mexican printmaker, is perhaps best known for La Calavera Catrina -- a nearly ubiquitous symbol of the Day of the Dead. Contact the USC Libraries Special Collections to learn more about our José Guadalupe Posada collection. Browse this library resource guide for more information about Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead and José Guadalupe Posada


A collaboration of USC Libraries Leavey Library, Special Collections, and Dornsife College Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures

Day of the Dead Events

Día de los Muertos | Hollywood Forever

Day of the Dead on Olvera Street

Día de los Muertos | Self Help Graphics & Arts

dia de los muertos los angeles


Past Events

El Día de los Muertos, Leavey Library, USC Libraries, Nov 1 and 2, 2022, 1-4 p.m., Leavey Reflection Pool

Celebración del Día de los Muertos at USC Village, October 30, 2022

Video Montage - Día de los Muertos, USC Leavey Library, October 31-November 1, 2018

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

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