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Walt Whitman Collection
1842-1982
[bulk 1955-1978]
MS 19

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Title: Walt Whitman Collection
Dates: 1842-1982
Abstract: This collection consists of items related to the person of Walt Whitman, his work, and his influence upon American culture and poetry.
Quantity: 2 linear feet

 

Administrative History

This collection consists of items related to the person of Walt Whitman, his work, and his influence upon American culture and poetry. Items include biographical notes, pamphlets, Long-Islander articles, magazines, newspaper clippings, original work and correspondence, publisher’s new release notifications, scholarly journals, books, and a selection from an unpublished manuscript. Included also are artifacts and photographs depicting his likeness, including photographs and portraits, a commemorative medallion from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, and a bust.

 

Arrangement

This collection is arranged by medium, sub-arranged by medium sub-type, and ordered chronologically. These records are organized into the following sections: Periodicals (1865-1979); Original Work & Correspondence (1848-1957); Biographical Essays; Books (1842-1982); Artifacts.

Periodicals: 1865-1979 - Arranged by medium sub-type and ordered chronologically. Media/Periodicals contain clippings and articles as well as publications in their entirety. All items pertain to the life, work, and/or influence of Walt Whitman. Book Reviews analyze and critique his poetry, journal articles provide scholarly insight, and popular magazines offer a glimpse into the impression that the poet made upon the general pop culture. Earlier items are in fragile or deteriorating condition.

Original work and correspondence: 1848-1957 - arranged chronologically. It contains unbound items pertaining to the original work of Walt Whitman and selected correspondence between Whitman and Sidney Lanier.

The Biographical Essays are arranged alphabetically by author and contain unpublished biographical efforts pertaining to the life of Walt Whitman as well as a published biographical essay from an edition of Leaves of Grass.

Books: 1842-1982 - Arranged chronologically and include a collection of analytical works pertaining to Whitman as well as early editions of Leaves of Grass and other original publications.

Artifacts include commemorative memorabilia, photographs, unpublished work, and a bust in Whitman’s likeness.

The manuscript holdings of the Oglethorpe University Archives contain a number of related collections, including the records of Sidney Lanier, a poetic contemporary and Oglethorpe University Alumni.

 

Description

This collection is arranged by medium, sub-arranged by medium sub-type, and ordered chronologically. Items include biographical notes, pamphlets, Long-Islander articles, magazines, newspaper clippings, original work and correspondence, publisher’s new release notifications, scholarly journals, books, and a selection from an unpublished manuscript. Included also are artifacts and photographs depicting his likeness, including photographs and portraits, a commemorative medallion from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans, and a bust.

 

Restrictions

None.

 

Subject Headings

Bucke, Richard Maurice, 1837-1902

Updike, John, 1937-

Lanier, Sidney, 1842-1881

Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

Free Verse

United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Literature and the war

Camden (N.J.)

Long Island (New York, N.Y.)

Leaves of Grass (Musicals)

 

Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1. Long-Islander Walt Whitman Page, 1959-1974

Folder 2.   Magazine Articles, 1923-1977

Folder 3. Newspaper Clippings, 1918-1979

Folder 4. Leaves of Grass Musical, 1971

Folder 5. Publishers’ New Releases

Box 2

Folder 1. Scholarly Journals, 1919-1969

Folder 2. Original Work & Correspondence, 1848-1957

Folder 3. Biographical Essays

Folder 4. Books, 1842-1982

Folder 5. Artifacts, including commemorative memorabilia, photographs, unpublished work, and a bust in Whitman’s likeness

 

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Please cite Walt Whitman Collection, MS 19, Archives, Philip Weltner Library, Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, Georgia. Permission to publish from this collection must be approved in writing by the Director of the Library, Oglethorpe University.

 

Processing Information

Processed by Travis A. Kirspel, February 2008

 

 

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