Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Jack Kerouac papers, 1945-1971

Series II: Manuscripts and Miscellaneous, 1960-1965, 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 and Tristessa. 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

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Box 1 Folder 13 Desolation Angels- Uncorrected Proof, 1965

Box 1 Folder 14 "If onions made the eye more weep…" (includes lines later incorporated into "Pull My Daisy")

Box 1 Folder 14 "My eagle…"

Box 1 Folder 15 "In the rainy night the bat…" (untitled prose fragment)

Box 1 Folder 16 Tristessa- advance proof, 1960

Box 1 Folder 17 Clippings and Miscellaneous


Shelf Oversize Poster for Jack Kerouac: A Chicken-Essay by Victor Levy-Beaulieu

Shelf Oversize Photo Poster of Kerouac by Antonio A. Rubino

Shelf Oversize Poster for "On the Road: The Jack Kerouac Conference,", 1982