The Library of Congress houses the largest archival collection of Walt Whitman materials in the world. As part of the Library's mission to make its resources available and useful to the American public, the Library has digitized a number of these materials, and has also created an array of online secondary sources that highlight Whitman's life and work. This guide compiles the many Whitman resources spread throughout the Library's Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites on Walt Whitman, and a selected bibliography of significant Whitman publications.
Academy of American Poets: Walt Whitman
A brief biography of Whitman, selected poems, and links to other Web sites of interest.
Modern American Poetry: Walt Whitman
Includes critical excerpts on selected Walt Whitman poems, including "I Hear American Singing" and "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking."
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature: Walt Whitman
A research guide to Whitman's life and work that includes a selected bibliography of biographical and critical publications.
Walt Whitman and Slavery
Part of The Classroom Electric: Dickinson, Whitman, and American Culture, this site invites users to consider Whitman's treatment of race and slavery in "Song of Myself" and focuses in particular on two fugitive slave passages.
Walt Whitman Archive
A major online resource for Whitman Studies, the Walt Whitman Archive maintains facsimile and e-text versions of multiple editions of Leaves of Grass; a collection of criticism and reviews of Whitman's writings; an extended biographical essay on Whitman's life; an archive of Whitman images; and other resources of interest to teachers, students, scholars, and the general public.
Walt Whitman Birthplace
The official Web site of the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA).
The Walt Whitman House in Camden, New Jersey
The official Web site of the Walt Whitman House in Camden, New Jersey.
Allen, Gay W. The Solitary Singer. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. [Catalog Record]
Asselineau, Roger. The Evolution of Walt Whitman. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1999. [Catalog Record]
Belasco, Susan, Ed Folsom, and Kenneth M. Price, eds. Leaves of Grass: The Sesquicentennial Essays. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2007. [Catalog Record]
"Bibliography of Scholarship." The Walt Whitman Archive. Eds. Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price. 4 June 2007 <http://www.whitmanarchive.org/bibliography/index.html>.
Blake, David Haven. Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006. [Catalog Record]
Bloom, Harold, ed. Walt Whitman. New York : Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2007. [Catalog Record]
Bohan, Ruth L. Looking into Walt Whitman: American Art, 1850-1920. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006. [Catalog Record]
Grossman, Jay. Reconstituting the American Renaissance: Emerson, Whitman, and the Politics of Representation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003. [Catalog Record]
Kaplan, Justin. Walt Whitman, A Life. New York: Perennial, 2003. [Catalog Record]
Killingsworth, M. Jimmie. The Cambridge Introduction to Walt Whitman. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007. [Catalog Record]
Killingsworth, M. Jimmie. Walt Whitman and the Earth: A Study in Ecopoetics. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2004. [Catalog Record]
Lemaster, J.R., and Donald D. Kummings. Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Pub., 1998. [Catalog Record]
Myerson, Joel. Walt Whitman: A Descriptive Bibliography. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1993. [Catalog Record]
Pannapacker, William. Revised Lives: Walt Whitman and Nineteenth-century Authorship. New York : Routledge, 2004. [Catalog Record]
Price, Kenneth M. To Walt Whitman, America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, c2004. [Catalog Record]
Reynolds, David S. Walt Whitman. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. [Catalog Record]
Reynolds, David S. Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography. New York: Knopf, 1995. [Catalog Record]