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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."
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  • 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.

Whitman & Long Island: Books

Long Island Natural Environment

Whitman: Education & Teaching

New York Heritage Digital Collections

Long Island Map Collections

Long Island Book Collections

Long Island Historical Journal

The Long Island Historical Journal (LIHJ), now titled the Long Island History Journal, is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal founded by Roger Wunderlich at Stony Brook University (SBU). Thirty-two issues were published in print format between 1988 and 2008 by the Department of History and the Center for Regional Policy Studies at SBU. In 2009, the LIHJ was renamed the Long Island History Journal and moved to an online-only format.

The journal contains substantive, original scholarship about the history of Long Island - Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties – set in a regional, national and global context. The LIHJ also features reviews of books and exhibitions.