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Walt Whitman: A Resource Guide

A guide to Walt Whitman resources on the Library’s website, including digitized manuscripts and photographs; exhibits, essays, and teacher resources; and a selected bibliography about Whitman’s life and writing.


The Library of Congress houses the largest archival collection of Walt Whitman materials in the world. As part of the Library's mission to make its resources available and useful to the American public, the Library has digitized a number of these materials and has also created an array of online secondary sources that highlight Whitman's life and work. This guide compiles the many Whitman resources spread throughout the Library's website. In addition, it provides links to external websites on Walt Whitman, and a selected bibliography of publications about Whitman and his writings.

Celebrate Whitman's Bicentennial at the Library of Congress

Join the Library of Congress in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth with a series of exhibits, events, and a digital crowdsourcing campaign to showcase the Library’s unparalleled collections of Whitman’s writings and artifacts. #WaltWhitman200

Selected Images of Walt Whitman from the Library's Online Collections