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The DEA2 is committed to both serving as a platform for new scholarship and to encouraging work that takes advantage of the recent opening of Dickinson’s vast archives via the medium of the webHere, the manuscript images that accompany the printed transcriptions of Dickinson’s poems do not function as decorative illustrations, but, rather, as one especially fecund ground for understanding her textscapes and soundscapes as they reverberate in the larger environments surrounding them. Grateful acknowledgment is thus made both to the physical archives that house the Dickinson manuscripts reproduced in facsimile here—the Amherst College Library, Archives & Special Collections; the Houghton Library, Harvard University; and the Boston Public Library—and to the digital archives collected in the Emily Dickinson Archive at http://www.edickinson.org/. The Emily Dickinson Museum has also graciously permitted the reproduction of numerous digital images from its collection; see especially “Art at the Evergreens Online” at http://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/node/401. 


Transcriptions of Dickinson’s manuscripts, unless otherwise marked, issue from two sources:  

  • R. W. Franklin, ed., The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition. 3 vols. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1998.

  • Thomas H. Johnson and Theodora Wards, eds., The Letters of Emily Dickinson. 3 vols. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1958.


Grateful acknowledgment is made to The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press for its generous “fair use” policy that permits us to reproduce these materials here, as well as to Project Managers Setsuko Yokoyama and Hillary Beth Roegelein for their careful copyediting and elegant design.  

Questions about this issue of the DEA2 may be directed to Marta Werner at wernerm [at] dyc [dot] edu and Eliza Richards at ecr [at] email [dot] unc [dot] edu