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Collection Poet at Work: Recovered Notebooks from the Thomas Biggs Harned Walt Whitman Collection

Articles and Essays

  • 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 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.

  • 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.