News & Updates

  • January 2022

    With sadness, we note the passing of Joel Myerson, a pillar of American literary studies and a much-valued Whitman Archive advisory board member. Joel shared what he knew (and often what he owned) in ways as generous to Whitman scholarship as he was to those in the numerous other areas of his expertise. He will be greatly missed.

  • August 2021

    With the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), we are pleased to announce the publication of 459 additional letters, including 458 from Whitman's Late-Life period (1888-1892) and 1 from the Reconstruction period (1877-1887).

  • May 2021

    Great news! To honor the breakthrough work on the Walt Whitman Archive's Variorum of Leaves of Grass (1855), Nicole Gray and her collaborators have been awarded the Finneran Prize from the Society of Textual Scholarship (STS) given in recognition of the best edition or book about editorial theory and/or practice published in the English language during the two calendar years since the previous award. This is the first time STS has given this award to a digital edition or archive.

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