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PW-51082-12Preservation and Access: Humanities Collections and Reference ResourcesUniversity of NebraskaAn Integrated Guide to Walt Whitman's Literary Manuscripts6/1/2012 - 7/31/2015$275,000.00Kenneth Price   University of NebraskaLincolnNE68503-2427USA2012American LiteratureHumanities Collections and Reference ResourcesPreservation and Access27500002750000

Creation of finding guides to Walt Whitman's prose manuscripts held at more than 70 repositories together with images of the documents. The project would also develop an integrated guide that relates each manuscript to the work to which it contributed.

The Walt Whitman Archive (whitmanarchive.org) seeks a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create item-level finding guides to Walt Whitman's prose manuscripts, which are held at more than seventy individual repositories. The finding guides will be written in Encoded Archival Description (EAD) format, and we will associate with each description high-quality digital images of the manuscript material. These individual guides, linked to digital images, will then be dynamically joined in an integrated guide, using a system of identification that relates each prose manuscript to the conceptual "work" to which it contributed. When joined with the Archive's similarly implemented, award-winning guides to Whitman's poetry manuscripts, the EAD records created for Whitman's prose manuscripts in this project will provide unprecedented documentation of and access to the literary manuscripts of a major literary figure.