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New LTS Special Collections Spotlight: Walt Whitman collection including early editions of Leaves of Grass
Released on November 11, 2008
Contact: Sarah Shoemaker, firstname.lastname@example.org, x64641
Special Collections Spotlight's latest entry showcases material from our Walt Whitman collection, recently on display as a one-day Show & Tell exhibit. Items include early editions of Leaves of Grass, a proof sheet of "Passage to India," and a letter in Whitman's own hand. Much of the collection was donated to Brandeis by Mitchell Slobodek, one of Brandeis’s early benefactors; several items came to us via the legacy of Professor Milton Hindus, one of the university’s thirteen original faculty members and a renowned Whitman scholar. Have a look at the Spotlight for details on Whitman's work and our collection, written by Brandeis graduate student (and curator of the Whitman Show & Tell) Daniel V. Donatacci of the English and American Literature department.
Special Collections Spotlight provides a close online look at rare and fascinating individual items from the special collections of Brandeis Libraries, including unique manuscripts, rare books, and unusual ephemera. Click on the link from the Archives and Special Collections home page, or go directly to http://brandeisspecialcollections.blogspot.com.