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BIG NEWS! March 2024

We are pleased to unveil our redesigned website, the work of several years and many individuals, and made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Users may notice changes, large and small, including reorganization of the site's major sections; improvements to image browsing, searching and faceting of results, and support for mobile devices; as well as new content. Other changes and improvements will be less obvious but are important for the sustainability of the project. Please note: We are continuing to make adjustments and correct errors introduced during the site overhaul. We thank you for your patience as we work to improve the experience for the Archive's users.

September 2023

With the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), we have published 527 additional letters. The newly published correspondence includes 73 letters from the Pre-Civil War period (1840-1860), 4 from the Civil War period (1861-1865), 363 from the Reconstruction era (1866-1876), 28 from the Post-Reconstruction era (1877-1887), and 60 from the Late-Life period (1888-1892).

August 2023

Great news! The Archive has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for work on "The Late Life Writings of Walt Whitman." The grant will focus on the editing of two experimental mixtures of prose and verse, November Boughs (1888) and Good-Bye My Fancy (1891), along with more than 300 manuscripts that contributed to their development.

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