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Rare Books and Special Collections At Northern Illinois University: Walt Whitman Collection

A brief guide to Rare Books and Special Collections at Northern Illinois University

Walt Whitman Collection at NIU

Walt Whitman 1819-1892

The Walt Whitman Collection at Northern Illinois University includes variant issues of single and collected works by the poet and selected critical and bibliographical works about Whitman. We hold virtually all editions of Leaves of Grass, as well as several copies of works inscribed by Whitman. We continue to add materials to this collection. To see which particular titles we own, please search our online catalog.

Highlights of the collection include two different issues of the first edition of Leaves of Grass, as well as the the "Deathbed Edition" of this book.

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