Abilene Christian College (ACC) Acquisition of Walt Whitman Collection Papers

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of miscellenous materials from the acquisition of a Walt Whitman collection consisting of 52 volumes into ACC's library. The bulk of materials are from the Charles E. Feinberg Foundation which the collection was purchased from. The collection also included literature from the leading scholars of Walt Whitman such as William White, Henry Saunders, and Horace Traubel, who were all connected to the Foundation.

Biographical Note

The collection was acquired by the ACC Library when Miliken was the head librarian.

Donor Note



This collection was reboxed but has retained its original order from when it was first accessioned into the University Manuscripts.

Content List

Box #1 Miscellaneous notes, cards, pictures, etc. from the Whitman books donated to the ACC Library Copies of The Long Islander and The American Book Collector Library of Congress press release concerning the newly acquired Charles E. Feinberg Collection 29 copies of newspapers from 1819-1849 along with two copies of The Conservator, 1890 folder of materials relating to and from the Charles E. Feinberg Foundation 44 issues of The Conservator, edited by Horace Traubel, 1890-1915 with complete index compiled by Henry S. Saunders, Toronto, 1920 Item level list Typed chronology of Whitman’s life from the Walt Whitman Handbook by Gay Wilson Allen Literature by Walt Whitman scholars and volumes of the Walt Whitman Fellowship Papers, 1894-1918 Volume of Scopus, issued by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 1963 Scholarly literature on Walt Whitman, his works, and Henry David Thoreau Volume of The Emerson Society Quarterly: A Journal of the American Renaissance, 1963 Volumes of The Artsman, 1903-1906 Book jackets of books on Walt Whitman, his life and works



Extent of Collection

one box (.75 linear feet)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #348

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Sarah Dannemiller


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