Monday, August 31, 2015

Fourteen Additional Interviews Published

I've newly published the following interviews/reminiscences: med.00624, med.00625, med.00626, med.00627, med.00629, med.00631, med.00633, med.00637, med.00640, med.00651, med.00669, med.00674, med.00675, and med.00676. This brings the total number of files in this section to 110.

~ Brett

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Travelling Bachelor" series published

I have published Whitman's journalistic series, "Letters from a
Travelling Bachelor" in the Journalism section of the Archive. The
series has been edited for the Whitman Archive by Jason Stacy, and the
edition has been developed with the support of the National Endowment
for the Humanities.


Elizabeth Lorang, Ph.D.
Digital Humanities Projects Librarian
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
University of Nebraska-Lincoln | |

Identified probable Burroughs note on correspondence

After review and comparison with other letters, we have identified John Burroughs as the probable writer of a note (a quote by Hartley Coleridge) on an envelope that accompanied the letter from Walt Whitman to John Burroughs of February 9, 1883.  We had previously listed the writer of this note as unknown. We have updated the information in a footnote:

Thanks to Nicola Healey for drawing our attention to this note.  

~ Nikki

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Corrections to Interviews & Reminiscences

Ken pointed out problems with the following files, which I have now corrected: med.00617.xml, med.00558.xml, med.00594.xml, med.00570, and med.00597.

~ Brett

Monday, August 24, 2015

Correspondence added to the Whitman Archive

I have published 90 additional post-Reconstruction letters.  The letters are available on the Whitman Archive at

~ Nikki

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Typo in the 1855 Leaves Corrected

Bojana Acamovic noticed an error in our transcription of the final paragraph of the preface to the 1855 Leaves of Grass, and I have corrected it.

~ Brett

Thursday, August 13, 2015

EAD "Literary Manuscripts" material added

Liz and I have moved all of the new EAD material over to the live site. This included updates to the "Resources" index page, the "Finding Aids" index page (which we now refer to as the "Manuscript Catalogs" index page), all of the individual EAD files, and the Integrated Guide (now called the "Integrated Catalog"). We also changed the link on the home page so that it reads "Manuscript catalogs" instead of "Finding aids."

~ Kevin

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Updated editorial policy statement

I have published an updated version of the Whitman Archive editorial policy statement at:

~ Nikki

Interviews and Reminiscences added

I've created a new sub-section on the Commentary page for interviews and reminiscences and published the first batch (96) of these.

~ Brett

Monday, August 3, 2015

Additional encyclopedia entries now available

I have published 35 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