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."
Related Collections in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division
Poetry Foundation External
Brief biography, selected Whitman poems, and articles, podcasts, audio recordings and video about Whitman.
The Walt Whitman Archive External
A scholarly resource including hypertext manuscripts and bibliographic, scholarly, and teaching materials. Edited by Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price.
The Walt Whitman House. Camden, New Jersey
Information on the historic residence on Mickle Boulevard where the poet lived the last years of his life. Site maintained by the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry.
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.
Epstein, Daniel Mark. Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington. New York: Ballantine Books, 2004.
Folsom, Ed. “Charles E. Feinberg: A Tribute.” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 6, no. 1 (Summer 1988): 39-46.
Folsom, Ed, editor. 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, editor. 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.
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.