UCSB's access to the Victorian Popular Culture Series includes the following modules:

  • Module I: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic
  • Module II: Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks
  • Module III: Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment
  • Module IV: Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema.  

Taking its cue from the source material, Victorian Popular Culture welcomes readers into the darkened halls, small backrooms and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to magic and spiritualist séances. Victorian Popular Culture contains a wide range of source material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930. 

Materials Indexed: Books, Ephemera, Manuscripts, Photographs, Primary Sources, Scrapbooks, Video Database Type: Archival Collections Interface Language: English Materials Language: English Subject: English, Film & Media Studies, Religious Studies, Theater Broad Category: Area Studies, Arts, Ethnic & Gender Studies, Humanities, Languages & Literatures, Multidisciplinary, Reference, Social Sciences