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Series I: Correspondence, 1945-1971
This series consists of letters sent to Kerouac by friends and associates, as well as letters sent by Kerouac to fans and admirers. This series also consists of a few letters about the author sent to and from Kerouac’s family and acquaintances. These include 35 letters of William Burroughs to Jack Kerouac which deal with his daily life and thoughts in Louisiana, Mexico, and Morocco, with his writings and those of Kerouac, and with their mutual friends including Allen Ginsberg. Several examples of Burroughs' experimental prose are included.
Arrabel, Fernando to Kerouac,
Burroughs, William to Allen Ginsberg,
Burroughs, William to Kerouac
Giroux, Robert to Ellen Lucey,
to Elbert Lenrow,
to Ellen Lucey,
Kerouac, Stella Sampas (Mrs. Jack) to Ellen Lucey, 1969-1971 (4 letters)
Lax, Robert to Ellen Lucey, 1959-1971 (2 letters)
O'Neill, John H. to Kerouac,
Series II: Manuscripts and Miscellaneous, 1960-1965 and undated
This series consists of a small number of manuscripts of Kerouac’s poetry and prose fragments as well as proofs of two of Kerouac's novels, Desolation Angels
This series also includes clippings and reviews and some of Kerouac's published work. It includes Big Table
1 which contains the first installment of Kerouac's "Old Angel Midnight" as well as Evergreen Review
no.33 which contains the second installment. There is also a memorial portrait of Kerouac by Robert LaVigne
Desolation Angels- Uncorrected Proof,
"If onions made the eye more weep…" (includes lines later incorporated
into "Pull My Daisy")
"In the rainy night the bat…" (untitled prose fragment)
Tristessa- advance proof,
Clippings and Miscellaneous
Poster for Jack Kerouac: A Chicken-Essay by Victor Levy-Beaulieu
Photo Poster of Kerouac by Antonio A. Rubino
Poster for "On the Road: The Jack Kerouac Conference,"