News & Updates

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: November 28, 2023

    Due to a planned server outage, the Whitman Archive website will be unavailable from 4:45pm CT until 9:00pm CT on Wednesday, November 29. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  • 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 (1840-1859), 4 from the Civil War period (1860-1866), 363 from the Reconstruction era (1867-1876), 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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