[MS 14] Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Miscellaneous Papers Relating to Walt Whitman

Box 1
  • Spring/Summer issue of American Dialog, devoted to "Walt Whitman, 1819-1969, he speaks to us today."
  • Invitation: "The Library of Congress requests the honor of your presence at a reception to mark the opening of WALT WHITMAN (1919-1969) - THE MAN AND THE POET - an exhibition of manuscripts, books, and memorabilia from the Charles E. Feinberg Collection in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Walt Whitman's birth - Friday afternoon, the twenty-third of May, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C."
  • Press release no. 69-26 from The Library of Congress entitled: SESQUICENTENNIAL OF WALT WHITMAN's BIRTH MARKED BY EXHIBIT AT LIBRARY OF CONGRESS OF ITEMS FROM NEWLY ACQUIRED CHARLES E. FEINBERG COLLECTION. "Do not publish before Friday, May 23, 1969."
  • A facsimile of the original Emerson letter (21 July, 1855, concerning "Leaves of Grass," etc.) printed to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Walt Whitman's birth, 05.31.1819.
  • Enlarged copies of the poems "There Was a Child Went Forth" and "Good-bye My Fancy!" distributed by Charles E. Feinberg to subscribers and friends of the Walt Whitman Review, 05.31.1969.
  • "Walt Whitman and His Doctors," by Charles E. Feinberg, Detroit. Reprinted from the Archives of Internal Medicine, December, 1964, Vol. 144, pp. 834-842.
  • "Robinson Jeffers' Space," by William White. Reprinted from The Personalist, vol. 44, no. 2, Spring, 1963.
  • "Editing The Writings of Walt Whitman - a million dollar project without a million dollars," by Gay Wilson Allen. Reprinted from Arts and Sciences, vol. 1, no. 2, New York University, Fall 1962.
  • An evaluation of Roger Asselineau's book The Evolution of Walt Whitman: The Creation of a Book.
  • Richard Maurice Burke. Catalog to the Exhibition. Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Psychiatric Association annual meetings, June 10-14, 1963. - Sent by Mr. Feinberg to contributing members of the Walt Whitman Review.
  • The American Book Collector. vol. 11, no. 9: May, 1961, special Walt Whitman number.
  • The Long-Islander. section 3, pp. 1-2 from Thursday, 05.26.1960.
  • Article: "52 Walt Whitman Volumes Donated to ACC Library" from Abilene Reporter-News.
  • "Whitman's Salut au Monde: The Ideal of Human Brotherhood," by Harry R. Warfel - reprinted in Phylon, Q2, 1958.
  • Walt Whitman's separate Christmas greetings to Harold, Kitty, and Calder, children of Alma and John H. Johnston, NY, c1880. - reproduced from originals in Feinberg's collection.
  • "Whitman in 1850: Three Uncollected Articles," by Rollo G. Silver. - reprinted from American Literature, vol. 19, no. 4: January, 1948.
  • "Walt Whitman's Short Stories: Some Comments and a Bibliography," by William White. The Bibliographical Society of America. vol. 52: Q4, 1958
  • "How to Become Eminent: Life Among the Feinberg MSS," by William White. - reprinted from the Walt Whitman Birthplace Bulletin, vol. 4, no. 4: July, 1961.
  • The Long Islander. section 3, p. 1: 07.02.1959.
  • "Ernest Hemingway, 21 July, 1899-2 July, 1961 - Guide to a Memorial Exhibition. by William White - July 14 - August 12, 1961.
  • "Whitman and William Swinton: A Co-operative Friendship," by Carroll Hollis. - from American Literature, vol. 30, no. 4: January, 1959, pp. 425-449. - sent by Br. Feinberg to contributing members of the WWR.
  • "Sir Edmund Gosse on Walt Whitman," by William White. Victorian Studies. December, 1957, pp. 180-182.
  • Letter from John Johnston to Horace (Traubel?), who has rheumatic fever; Sunnybrae, Lostock Lane, Bolton, England - 06.04.1914.
  • An advertisement for the book Optimos, by Horace Traubel, with selected comments by 15 individuals including Jack London and John Johnston.
  • Book review by Marjory S. Douglas of Walt Whitman, An American, by Henry S. Canby, in The Miami Herald, 12.26.1943.
  • Miscellaneous notes, cards, photos, etc. from the Whitman books donated to the ACC Library.
  • Newspapers:
    - New Hampshire Patriot and State Gazette - 11.30.1818.
    - New Hampshire Statesman and State Journal - 04.27.1833.
    - New Hampshire Statesman and Concord Register - 11.19.1825.
    - Connecticut Courant, Hartford - 04.16.1816.
    - New York Spectator - 10.20.1220.
    - The Semi-Weekly Union, Washington, DC - 05.11.1849.
    - Boston Weekly Messenger - 12.08.1920.
    - National Intelligencer, Washington - 02.22.1849; 07.04.1829.
    - The Conservator, Philadelphia - May, 1890; August, 1890.
  • The American Book Collector, vol. 10, no. 3: November, 1959. - sent by Mr. Feinberg to members of Walt Whitman Newsletter.
Box 2
  • 1890-1915: 44 issues of The Conservator, ed. by Horace Traubel.
Box 3
  • Articles on Whitman from The Long-Islander - 05.28.1964.
  • "Walt Whitman and LaFayette," by William White - reprinted from Tradition Magazine, 11.11.1961.
  • Reward poster: $1,000.00 for the return of a Whitman manuscript diary removed from the Detroit Public Library, 03.01.1955.
  • "English Language Notes: Whitman on American Poets," by William White.
  • "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," by Harry R. Warfel.
  • "Kentucky," by Walt Whitman - reprinted from Prairie Schooner, vol. 32, no. 3: Fall, 1958.
  • Walt Whitman Fellowship Papers and reports of Fellowship meetings - 1894-1918.
  • "Walt Whitman, Journalist," by William White - in Journalism Quarterly, vol. 38: Summer 1962.
  • "Walt Whitman," by Frederik Schyberg. Reviewed in Modern Language Notes, vol. 67, no. 4: April, 1952.
  • "Before the Good Gray Poet," by F. DeWolfe Miller.
  • "Names in Leaves of Grass," by C. Carroll Hollis - in Names, vol. 5, no. 3: Sept, 1957.
  • "Un Inedit de Walt Whitman: Taine's History of English Literature," by Roger Asselineau. Extrait de Etudes Anglaises - April-June, 1957.
  • Review in American Literature by R.G. Silver of 4 books on Walt Whitman - Jan, 1951.
  • The Conservator - Supplemental "At the Graveside of Walt Whitman": Harleigh, Camden, New Jersey: 03.30.1892.
  • "The Teaching of Whitman," by Sculley Bradley in College English, May, 1962.
  • Walt Whitman of the New York Aurora ed. by J.J. Rubin and C.H. Brown. - reviewed by R.G. Silver in Modern Language Notes. vol. 66, no. 6: June 1951.
  • Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862. A Centennial Exhibition, Wayne State University Libraries - Oct, 1962.
  • "Whitman and the American Idiom," by C. Carroll Hollis in The Quarterly Journal of Speech. vol. 43, no. 4: Dec, 1957.
  • "Walt Whitman to U.S. Grant," by William White in Prairie Schooner. vol. 34, no. 2: Summer, 1960.
  • White, William and W.D. Snodgrass. A Bibliography. Detroit, Wayne State University Library, 1960. 32 p.
  • The Emerson Society Quarterly. no. 33, Q4, 1963.
  • Scopus. vol. 17, no. 2: June, 1963.
  • The Artsman. June, 1904; Jan, 1906; Oct, 1903; Sept, 1904.
  • Chronology of Whitman's life from Walt Whitman Handbook by Gay Wilson Allen.

Thanks to a donation from an alumnus, the Special Collections at ACU's Center for Restoration Studies now houses two Ethiopian religious texts dating back to the turn of the 19th century.

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