Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Call number of copy used for LG 1871 corrected

Penny White, reference librarian at the Albert & Shirley Small Special Collections Library (University of Virginia) pointed out that they have only one copy designated "PS3201 1871," so I have removed "(copy 1)" from the metadata in our transcription of that volume.

~ Brett

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Titles of Whitman documentary corrected

 We were informed that we had incorrectly titled a Whitman documentary linked to from our new "Whitman in Film" section; the name of the two-part documentary is In Search of Walt Whitman, not Searching for Walt Whitman. We have corrected the error.

- Kevin

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

New image gallery published

 We have published a completely redesigned and updated gallery of portraits of Whitman. The new version of the gallery offers an easier and more robust search, improved scans of many of the portraits, and a revised set of notes about all of Whitman’s photographers. The index page of the gallery now allows users to see thumbnail versions of all the portraits on one page; clicking on any thumbnail image brings up a large scan of the image, along with information about the place, date, creator, and circumstances of the photograph, as well as information about the physical image and its location. Most recently, this work was led by Alex Ashland and Ed Folsom.

 - Kevin

Friday, November 6, 2020

Whitman in Film subsection added to "Pictures and Sound" page

 We have added a subsection to the "Pictures and Sound" index page, containing links to several useful films about Whitman. We plan to expand this section more in the future.

- Kevin