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- Calaveras on Wheels: Lesson Plan by Nancy Green. © 2010
- The Taking of the Renwick”: The Celebration of the Day of the Dead and the Latino Community in Washington, D. C. Author(s): Olivia Cadaval Source: Journal of Folklore Research, Vol. 22, No. 2/3, Folklore and Semiotics (May 1985), pp. 179-193 Published by: Indiana University Press.
- The Day of the Dead as an Art Form: The Day of the Dead Enters the U.S. Museum, Gallery and Cultural Center by Olga Ulloa Herrera © October 2009
- Featured LVM Day of the Dead Partner Many Mouths One Stomach The All Souls International Film Festival serves as a forum for people from all cultures to actively explore the phenomena of death through cinema.
- Embracing Tradition: Bringing the Dead into Our Lives. Personal Narrative by Maria Miranda Maloney © October 2009
- Calavera to Ana Santa by Maria Miranda Maloney © October 2009