News & Updates

  • 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.

  • January 2023

    The Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association has announced that the thirteenth international Whitman seminar—postponed for three years because of the pandemic—will be held this coming June 12-17 at Sapienza University of Rome, with a symposium on "War and Peace: Walt Whitman's Civil War Writings" on June 16–17. Details about the seminar and symposium, including instructions for applying and the symposium CFP, are available here.

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