Collection Items

  • Article
    Missing Whitman Notebooks Found in New York - Thomas Biggs Ha... Article by Gail Fineberg, reprinted from the Library of Congress Gazette, February 24, 1995, describing the discovery and return after more than fifty years of the four missing Walt Whitman notebooks and cardboard butterfly.
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    Poet at Work: Notebooks in the Thomas Biggs Harned Collectio... In this essay, originally written for the 1995 online release of the four recovered Whitman notebooks, Alice L. Birney, American Literature Specialist, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, describes the larger body of Whitman notebooks and how the poet used them to capture his thoughts and words.