Crowdsourcing at the Library of Congress: "Whitman at 200"

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By the People presents: Whitman at 200

Join early celebrations of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday with a Poetry Month Party! By the People launches our first new campaign tomorrow, April 24, with selections from his writings. The Library of Congress holds the world’s largest Whitman manuscript collection. “Walt Whitman at 200” will present several thousand pages of his writings, including poetry from the Charles E. Feinberg collection and the Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection, which includes drafts, personal letters, and more.

"Walt Whitman at 200" will launch this Wednesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. ET, with a virtual event co-hosted with the National Council of Teachers of English. The 1-hour webinar will bring together educators and Whitman and crowdsourcing experts from the Library to unveil the campaign and discuss how students can analyze, transcribe, review and tag the Whitman papers. Register here

Can’t make tomorrow’s event?  There’s still time to register for our webinar happening this afternoon (Tuesday, April 23, 2pm ET). We’ll share the hows and whys of By the People and how we’re improving as more volunteers participate and share their ideas with us!