News & Updates

  • 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.

  • May 2021

    Thanks to a collaboration with art historian Ruth Bohan, we have published a new, curated selection of art reviews that Whitman wrote while editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Edited, annotated, and with an introduction by Bohan, these 27 new articles add to the growing collection of Whitman's journalism available on the Archive.

  • November 2020

    We have published a completely redesigned and updated gallery of portraits of Whitman. The new version of the gallery offers a more user-friendly interface, an easier and more robust search, improved scans of many of the portraits, and a revised set of notes about all of Whitman's photographers.

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