• Missing Whitman Notebooks Found in New York --                        Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection

    Missing Whitman Notebooks Found in New York -- ...

    Four of Walt Whitman's early notebooks containing fragments and revisions of the poem "Song of Myself," as well as notes of wounded Civil War soldiers' needs, are being returned to the custody of the Library, some 50 years after they mysteriously disappeared from LC's manuscript collections. The notebooks, together with a cardboard butterfly photographed on the 19th-century poet's finger, came to light last month ...

    • Date: 1944
  • 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
  • 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