Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cultural geography scrapbook, additional marginalia, and Whitman's Reading List published

We have published images and a full transcription of Whitman's massive cultural geography scrapbook, along with transcriptions of dozens of related manuscripts. The SOLR-generated indexes for both the marginalia/annotations and the manuscripts sections have been re-generated as a result, to include these new transcriptions. A separate index page for the geography scrapbook was created, as well as a page for an image-viewer, in which users can flip through images of the scrapbook.

We have also published a series of original essays that explore prevalent themes in this new material, as well as Whitman's Reading: A Bibliographical Handlist, a new resource in which we have begun tracking all of the texts that Whitman is known to have read. 

To account for all of this new material, the introductory text and menu on the marginalia/annotations index page has been updated. 

We would like to thank the National Endowment for the Humanities for their generous support of this work.

- Kevin

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