Gettin’ Spooky with Special Collections

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October is by far my favorite month of the year, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. The creepy, the kooky, and the altogether spooky has fascinated me since I was a small child. Working in the archives, you occasionally come across an image, artifact, or letter than literally sends chills down your spine.

From haunted histories to the truly bizarre, you never know what horrors and haunts lurk in the archives!

Join six wonderful Texas institutions starting at 1:30pm CT on Friday, October 30 for a live, virtual event on Zoom as we share and answer questions about some of the spookiest items from each of our collections. It’s sure to get you in the Halloween spirit!

Registration is free, but required to attend and participate so don’t delay! Register today!

Schedule of the featured repositories presentation times, All times listed are for Central Time Zone.

  • 1:40pm SMU Special Collections
  • 2:00pm TCU Special Collections
  • 2:25pm Texas A&M Special Collections
  • 2:45pm UTEP Special Collections
  • 3:10pm UNT Special Collections
  • 3:30pm UTSA Special Collections


Be sure to tune in at 1:40pm to see some of the most haunting images from the DeGolyer Library.