Monday, November 23, 2015

Additional encyclopedia entries now available

I have published 30 additional entries from Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia, ed. J.R. LeMaster and Donald D. Kummings (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998) on the Whitman Archive

~ Nikki

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Correspondence published, scribal index updated

We have published 74 additional post-Reconstruction letters.  The letters are available on the Whitman Archive at  We have also updated the index and search options for the scribal documents. 

~ Nikki

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Corrected link to audio recording of "America"

The link on the audio recordings page ( had an .html extension, which I've changed to .mp3

~ Brett

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Corrections made to piece of correspondence

Ken noticed several errors in the notes for the letter from Walt Whitman to James Redpath, 21 October 1863. The name of the character in Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches, Tribulation Periwinkle, was misspelled. Also, the note incorrectly referred to Specimen Days as the realization of Whitman's publishing proposal to Redpath, when it should have been Memoranda During the War. Both of these errors have been corrected.

- Kevin

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Corrections and updates to With Walt Whitman in Camden, Vol. 1

We have reproofed and made a series of updates to Volume 1 of Horace Traubel’s With Walt Whitman in Camden, including adjustments to spacing, correction of typos, and addition of a list of illustrations. We have also clarified the nature of the notes in this volume by describing them as “indexical notes.” 

~ Nikki

Friday, October 30, 2015

Updated image in Traubel volume 1

Figure 24 in volume 1 of With Walt Whitman in Camden (between pages 334 and 335) was displaying incorrectly as a duplicate of figure 23, a picture of Anne Gilchrist.  I have replaced this duplicate with the correct image for figure 24, a photograph of Walt Whitman from about 1862. 

~ Nikki

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Duke EAD file updated; Integrated Catalog updated

Square brackets were removed from the title of duk.00679 in the Duke EAD file. The Integrated Catalog of Whitman's Literary Manuscripts was also updated to account for this change. 

- Kevin