Library Exhibit: Whitman @ 200: Life and Legacy

Thursday, September 19 at 8:00am

Recurring event, view all dates & times

Linderman Library, Regular building hours in Grand Reading Room, Cafe Gallery, and Bayer Galleria
30 Library Dr., Bethlehem, PA 18015

The great American poet Walt Whitman celebrates his 200th birthday in 2019. Whitman is known across the world as an innovator in free verse poetry, as a powerful voice in support of democracy, and as a representative of outsiders from a variety of backgrounds. As a queer, working-class poet, Whitman has inspired readers and writers alike not only to celebrate their unique experiences, but also to listen more closely to the experiences of others. The Lehigh University Libraries will celebrate Whitman's accomplishments and his ongoing legacy through an exhibit of rare books and other related materials. Special Collections is grateful to Professor of English Edward Whitley, for sharing his expertise and serving as guest curator of this exhibit.

Topic

Arts & Entertainment

Target Audience

General Public, Prospective Students, Undergrad Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Parents & Families

Tags

exhibits

Website

https://omeka.lehigh.edu/exhibits/sho...

Department
Library and Technology Services (LTS)
Contact Information

Special Collections

inspc@lehigh.edu

610-758-4506

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