Monday, November 13, 2017

EAD entries for items from the University at Buffalo added

We have written EAD catalog entries for the two prose manuscripts held in the Rare & Special Books Collection in the University Libraries at the University at Buffalo. As with our other EAD entires, the electronic catalog records contain metadata about the manuscripts, images of them, as well as brief descriptions of the manuscripts' contents. The records can be found either in the individual catalog for the University at Buffalo or in the Integrated Guide to Walt Whitman Literary Manuscripts.

- Kevin

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

EAD entry for loc.00026 updated

The EAD entry for an 1862 notebook has been updated to reflect a new discovery. Item loc.00026 had previously been described as being connected to a Whitman-authored journalistic piece based solely on the reference to a German beer garden that Whitman mentions. As the Archive did not have access to the journalistic piece in question, this assertion was made based on a description of the piece found in Edgar Lee Masters' book, Whitman, where Masters mentions that the article contains a "long paragraph on Lindmuller's dance hall" ([New York: Biblo and Tannen, 1968], 118). However, the Whitman Archive recently received images of the journalism piece in question—the seventh installment of Whitman's "City Photographs" series—and upon transcribing and encoding the article found that two pages of the 1862 notebook were actually drafts of a portion of the article (the section titled "Lindmuller's"). The EAD entry for loc.00026 has been changed to reflect this. The transcription of the "City Photographs" piece is awaiting further proofing and is not yet live on the site.

- Kevin

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Additional encyclopedia entries now available

392 additional entries from Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J. R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998) are now available on the Whitman Archive encyclopedia index page, bringing the total number of available entries to 565. Thanks to Alexander Ashland, Regan Chasek, Sara Duke, Said Fallaha, Caitlin Henry, and Jeannette Schollaert for their work to get these entries published on the Archive.

~ Nikki

Monday, October 9, 2017

Titles of several Aurora editorials corrected

In order to bring them in line with our editorial policy for titles elsewhere on the Archive, we have edited the titles of several editorials that Whitman wrote for the New York Aurora. The titles altered were for the editorials with the following WWA IDs: per.00378, per.00382, per.00388, per.00392, per.00395, and per.00399.

- Kevin

Friday, October 6, 2017

Announcement about Aurora material added to News page

I have added an announcement about the publication of the New York Aurora editorials to the Archive's "News and Updates" page.

- Kevin

Corrections made to Staff Page

Blake Bronson-Bartlett and Ian Faith have rejoined the project staff and had been included in the current staff list, but they were also still included in the list of "past project staff." I have removed their names from the "past staff" section.

- Kevin

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Added link to downloads page

I have updated the downloads page to include a link to our newly public Git repositories, which allow users to download up-to-date TEI/XML files associated with six sections of the Whitman Archive: correspondence, manuscripts, marginalia and annotations, notebooks, reviews, and scribal documents.

~ Nikki