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Collection Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection

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  • Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass (exhibition)
    Online exhibit traces the different occupations and preparations that led Whitman to become the author of Leaves of Grass, as well as his subsequent evolution as a poet.  Originally installed in 2005 as a special display within the Library of Congress American Treasures Exhibition.
  • When Lilacs Last In the Dooryard Bloom'd (webcast)
    Serial reading of Walt Whitman’s great elegy for Abraham Lincoln at a public program at the Library of Congress on March 25, 2005. Professor Rosemary Winslow of Catholic University of America introduced the elegy, and the reading was then performed by eleven staff members and four distinguished guests.
  • Death of Lincoln Lecture (webcast)
    Reading by poet and biographer Mark Epstein, preceded by an Air Force Band concert of 19th-century era music, at an April 14, 2005, presentation at the Library of Congress.
  • Whitman and Place (webcast)
    Symposium held on November 3, 2005, in conjunction with the Library's exhibition "Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass."
  • LGBTQ+: A Resource Guide to Collections in the Manuscript Division
    A guide to the personal papers of prominent individuals, including Whitman, as well as the records of organizations in the Manuscript Division that provide important resources for the research of LGBTQ+ history and related topics.
  • Walt Whitman: A Resource Guide
    A guide to Whitman-related webcasts, blogs, programs, and collection resources throughout the Library of Congress.
  • Walt Whitman: Topics in Chronicling America
    Provides links to selected digitized historic articles related to Whitman from the periodical press and search tips for using the Chronicling America resource.

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Books and Articles

  • Allen, Gay Wilson and Ed Folsom, eds. Walt Whitman and the World. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1995.
  • Broderick, John. “The Greatest Whitman Collector and the Greatest Whitman Collection.” Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress 27 (April 1970): 109-28.
  • “Catalog of the Sesquicentennial Exhibit held in the Library of Congress from May 1969 to January 1970.”  Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress 27 (April 1970): 171-76.  On the 150th anniversary of Whitman's birth, the Library mounted an exhibit of some 200 items from its new Feinberg collection; they were displayed in 16 cases in the Great Hall of what is now the Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • Ceniza, Sherry. Walt Whitman and Nineteenth-Century Women Reformers. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1998.
  • Detroit Public Library.  An Exhibition of the Works of Walt Whitman…. Detroit: February and March 1955. Highlights much of what would become the Feinberg-Whitman Collection of the Library of Congress.
  • Doty, Mark. What is the Grass? Walt Whitman in My Life. New York: W.W. Norton, 2020.
  • Epstein, Daniel Mark.  Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington. New York: Ballantine Books, 2004.
  • Erkkila, Betsy, ed. Walt Whitman’s Songs of Male Intimacy and Love: “Live Oak with Moss,” and “Calamus.” Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2011.
  • Erkkila, Betsy. Whitman Revolution: Sex, Poetry, and Politics. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2020.
  • Folsom, Ed.  “Charles E. Feinberg: A Tribute.”  Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 6, no. 1 (Summer 1988): 39-46.
  • Folsom, Ed. Walt Whitman’s Native Representations. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Folsom, Ed, ed. Whitman East and West: New Contexts for Reading Walt Whitman.  Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2002.
  • Kerley, Barbara. Walt Whitman: Words for America. New York: Scholastic Press, 2004.
  • Killingsworth, Jimmie. Whitman's Poetry of the Body. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
  • Krieg, Joann, ed.  Walt Whitman: Here and Now. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985.
  • Loewen, Nancy. Walt Whitman. Mankato, Minnesota: Creative Editions, 1994.
  • Loving, Jerome. Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.
  • Miller, Edwin Haviland. Selected Letters of Walt Whitman. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1990.
  • Morris, Roy, Jr. The Better Angel: Walt Whitman in the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Pannapacker, William. Revised Lives: Walt Whitman and Nineteenth-Century Authorship. New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • Price, Kenneth M. To Walt Whitman, America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
  • Reef, Catherine. Walt Whitman. New York: Clarion Books, 1995.
  • Reynolds, David S. Walt Whitman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Tuggle, Lindsay. The Afterlife of Specimens: Science, Mourning, and Whitman’s Civil War. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2017.
  • Walt Whitman: A Catalog Based upon the Collections of the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: 1955. Highlights from the Thomas Harned-Walt Whitman papers and 27 smaller Whitman collections in the Library, on the occasion of a major Whitman centennial exhibit.
  • Whitman, Walt. Live Oak with Moss. Afterword by Karen Karbeiner; art by Brian Selznick. New York: Abrams ComicArts, 2019.
  • Whitman, Walt. “Million Dead, too, Summ’d Up”: Walt Whitman’s Civil War Writings. A selection with commentary by Ed Folsom and Christopher Merrill. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2020.
  • Whitman, Walt. Walt Whitman’s Guide to Manly Health and Training. Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed Press, 2017.
  • Wilson, Ivy G., ed. Whitman Noir: Black America and the Good Gray Poet. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2014.