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Jack Kerouac papers, 1945-1971

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.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Arrabel, Fernando to Kerouac, 1968 February 28


Box 1 Folder 2 Burroughs, William to Allen Ginsberg, 1959 June 8


Burroughs, William to Kerouac


Box 1 Folder 3 1945 July - 1950 December (14 letters), 1945 July, 1950 December


Box 1 Folder 4 1951- 1952 April (7 letters), 1952 April


Box 1 Folder 5 1945 April- 1955 June (11 letters), 1945, 1955 June


Box 1 Folder 6 1957, 1962 (2 letters), 1957, 1962


Box 1 Folder 7 Giroux, Robert to Ellen Lucey, 1952 July 14


Kerouac, Jack


Box 1 Folder 8 to Elbert Lenrow, 1949 (2 letters), 1949


Box 1 Folder 9 to Ellen Lucey, 1951, 1961 (2 letters), 1951, 1961


Box 1 Folder 10 Kerouac, Stella Sampas to Ellen Lucey, 1969-1971, 4 letters


Box 1 Folder 11 Lax, Robert to Ellen Lucey, 1959-1971, 2 letters


Box 1 Folder 12 O'Neill, John H. to Kerouac, 1950 December 5