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Charles E. Feinberg papers concerning Walt Whitman

Identifier: MS0100

Scope and Contents

Consists primarily of illustrations of Whitman, including an engraving (1860) by S. A. Schoof, an engraving (1871) by W. J. Linton, and photographs (1872) by Frank Pearsall. Also includes a broadside of "Poem Describing a Perfect School," illustrated by George Illiam, and printed ephemera.


  • 1860 - 1902
  • 1888 - 1893


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.


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Primarily consists of illustrations of Whitman and a series of photographic prints.


There is one series of Photographic Prints while the rest of the files are in no series, arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charles E. Feinberg, editor emeritus of Walt Whitman Quarterly, in honor of Julian Mason, UNC Charlotte Professor Emeritus, 1984-86.


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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated