University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Whitman Archive receives 2020 NEH Grant

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Whitman Archive receives 2020 NEH Grant. “The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced new grants for humanities projects across the country. The Walt Whitman Archive is among this year’s 224 recipients. The $350,000 grant will support the revitalization of the online archive’s infrastructure, making the site easier to search and utilize.”

Library of Congress: Celebrating 200 Years of Walt Whitman with Series of Exhibits, Events and Digital Crowdsourcing to Showcase Collections

Library of Congress: Celebrating 200 Years of Walt Whitman with Series of Exhibits, Events and Digital Crowdsourcing to Showcase Collections. “The Library’s crowdsourcing initiative ‘By the People’ will launch a campaign April 24 to enlist the public to help transcribe more than 121,000 pages of Whitman’s writings and papers to make them more searchable and accessible online. Documents selected for transcription will include samples of Whitman’s poetry, prose and correspondence, including versions of poems such as ‘Oh Captain! My Captain!’ and fragments of poems Whitman published in more finished form in ‘Leaves of Grass.’”

University of Iowa: Walt Whitman Archive Awarded NHPRC Grant!

University of Iowa: Walt Whitman Archive Awarded NHPRC Grant!. “The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) has awarded a grant of $105,002 to the University of Iowa to support the Walt Whitman Archive’s project, ‘Fame and Infamy: Walt Whitman’s Correspondence, 1888-1892.’ The correspondence project aims to collect, transcribe, edit, and publish letters that the nineteenth-century American poet sent and received during the final years of his life.”

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Whitman Archive continues publishing literary giant’s letters

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Whitman Archive continues publishing literary giant’s letters. “The letters, both mundane and fascinating, are continuously being added to the Walt Whitman Archive. Another group of 252 letters was added in September. The latest batch comes from the few years preceding Whitman’s death in 1892, and chronicles his failing health, impending death and the publication of his final volumes of ‘Leaves of Grass.’”

Library of Congress Puts Additional Walt Whitman Collection Online

An addition collection of Walt Whitman papers at the Library of Congress has gone online. “The Manuscript Division has already made available online the Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of Walt Whitman Papers and the Walt Whitman Papers (Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection). Now joining these online is the Library’s most extensive collection of Whitman primary documents, the Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection.”

Library of Congress Puts Two New Walt Whitman Collections Online

The Library of Congress has put a couple of new Walt Whitman collections online. “The Thomas Biggs Harned Collection of Walt Whitman papers consists of approximately 3,000 items spanning the period 1842-1937. Most of the items date from 1855, when Whitman first published the poem “Leaves of Grass,” to his death at age 73 in 1892. The online presentation includes correspondence, poetry and prose manuscripts, notes and notebooks, proofs and offprints, printed matter and miscellaneous items….The Walt Whitman Papers (Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection) has some 150 items, including some of Whitman’s earliest known correspondence, and a printed copy of Whitman’s poem ‘O Captain! My Captain!’ containing the poet’s handwritten corrections.”