Wednesday, July 1, 2020

EAD finding aids updated

The Variorum 1855 Leaves of Grass project led to many changes to our TEI metadata for the early manuscripts, and I have updated the date, work, and scope content notes for those manuscripts in EAD files to accord with the information in the TEI files. This affects both the individual repositories' finding aids and the integrated catalog of manuscripts.

~ Brett

Article added to "Articles and Interviews about the Archive"

Ken's 2017 article in Textual Cultures has been added, and a link has been added to the published version of his 2016 article in DSH.

~ Brett

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

"In Whitman's Hand" index page re-ordered

As decided at a meeting with the project directors, I have re-ordered the items on the "In Whitman's Hand" index page, in an attempt to group together similar types of documents. The order used to be:
  • Manuscripts
  • Scribal Documents
  • Notebooks
  • Marginalia and Annotations
  • Letters Written for Soldiers
The new order is:
  • Manuscripts
  • Notebooks
  • Marginalia and Annotations
  • Scribal Documents
  • Letters Written for Soldiers
- Kevin

Slight re-wording on "Published Works" index page

As decided at a meeting with the project directors, I have slightly altered the text of the "Published Works" index page. The text underneath the "Periodicals" heading used to read: "This section of the Archive features page images and full-text transcriptions of Whitman's writings that first appeared in periodicals." The final word has now been replaced with "newspapers and magazines," to cut down on redundancy and add specificity. The sentence now reads: "This section of the Archive features page images and full-text transcriptions of Whitman's writings that first appeared in newspapers and magazines."

- Kevin

Change made to Traubel Introduction

As decided at a meeting with the project directors, I have deleted the final paragraph of Matt Cohen's introduction to Horace Traubel's With Walt Whitman in Camden, as it was no longer accurate or relevant.

- Kevin

Matt Cohen named as Whitman Archive co-director

Matt Cohen has been named a co-director of the Walt Whitman Archive, and numerous sections throughout the site (anywhere the project directors are listed) have been updated to reflect this change.

- Kevin

Friday, June 26, 2020

Removed map of short fiction reprints

I have removed the map of the short fiction reprints from the fiction section of the Whitman Archive. We are currently investigating other frameworks for recreating the map.

~ Nikki