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Walt Whitman's Long Island: A Research Guide

A guide to sources about Walt Whitman with an emphasis on Long Island, New York.


  • When searching for sources, place "quotes" around search words to narrow your results.
  • Try searching words in quotes and the word "Whitman" to further narrow your results, for example: Whitman and "Long Island."
  • Try sorting results by date or relevance, if those options are possible.
  • Keywords to search: art; Brooklyn; boating; childhood; Civil War; coastlines; fishing; flora; Greenport; Huntington; literature; Long Island; music; nature; New York; Orient; poetry; race; sailing; Shelter Island; teaching; trauma; visual arts; Walt Whitman; Whitman; West Hills.

The Walt Whitman Archive: Homepage

The Walt Whitman Archive: Manuscripts in Walt Whitman's Hand

New York Public Library

Library of Congress

Harry Ransom Center at the University of Austin at Texas

Amherst College Digital Collections

Yale University