• Scanning and Preservation of the Whitman Notebooks --                        Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection

    Scanning and Preservation of the Whitman Notebooks -- ...

    Digital images of poet Walt Whitman's pencil-and-ink jottings in four small notebooks and his cardboard butterfly — back in LC's protective custody for the first time since the 1940s — soon will be accessible via the Internet. While a Whitman notebook is in its 'disbound' state, each single folio is placed on a scanner for digitization. Anne Seibert, senior paper conservator (left), and Terry ...

    • Date: 1995
  • The Conservation of Whitman Notebooks --                        Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection

    The Conservation of Whitman Notebooks -- ...

    Adapted from the Library of Congress Gazette, March 24, 1995 With exception of the first photograph by LC's Photoduplication Service, these photographs were taken by Merrilee Love Oliver. The four Walt Whitman notebooks before restoration begins. Each folio, supported by a piece of spun-bonded polyester, is placed in a water bath to cleanse the paper. One of the leather-bound notebooks had to be taken ...

    • Date: 1995-03-24
  • About this Collection --                        Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection

    About this Collection -- Poet at Work:...

    This collection offers access to the four Walt Whitman notebooks and his cardboard butterfly that were among 10 notebooks which went missing from the Library of Congress after a 1942 wartime evacuation of treasures. The five items were returned on February 24, 1995, leaving six notebooks remain missing. The Thomas B. Harned collection of the Walt Whitman papers spans the period 1842 to 1937, ...

    • Date: 1842