Walt Whitman Archive Receives NEH Grant

March 29, 2012

The Walt Whitman Archive has been awarded a $275,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award is for “An Integrated Guide to Walt Whitman’s Literary Manuscripts,” which will create item-level finding guides to the nearly 70 repositories that hold Whitman’s prose manuscripts. A fuller description is available on the project's news page.

The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic scholarly research and teaching tool that aims to make Whitman’s written works – prose, poetry, diaries, and letters – accessible to scholars, students, and the general public. The project began at IATH in 1995, and in 1997 project editors Ken Price and Ed Folsom became Networked Associate Fellows. The project migrated to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2007 and is now run by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.