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The Walt Whitman Archive, edited by Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, which allows others to distribute and adapt our work, so long as they credit the Whitman Archive, make their work available non-commercially, and distribute their work under the same terms. Requests for permission to publish or otherwise use our materials for commercial projects should be sent to the project team via this form. We will respond to your request as soon as possible, typically within a few days.

Parts of the Whitman Archive may include third-party content that is made available on different terms. In such cases, and where that use does not fall under the terms of fair use, we indicate the different terms or acknowledge that the content is used with permission. If you wish to reproduce these materials, contact the rights holders directly. If you wish to reproduce a photograph of Whitman, you should write directly to the library holding the photograph (libraries are credited within the annotations in the "Gallery of Images" section of the Archive). Any photos deriving from the Library of Congress, from the Gay Wilson Allen Collection, or from the Ed Folsom Collection can be reproduced without permission. For permission to use images of manuscripts, contact the holding institution directly.

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