Jack Kerouac Papers, 1920-1977 bulk 1935-1969

Collection Data

Description
The Jack Kerouac Archive spans the years 1920 to 1977, with the bulk dated 1935 to 1969. The collection chiefly consists of holograph and typescript drafts of Kerouac's novels, stories, poetry, plays and screenplays, journals, diaries, notebooks, autobiographical and spiritual prose, fantasy horseracing, and fantasy baseball game. Other materials include Jack Kerouac's artwork, incoming and outgoing correspondence, photographs, personal and financial papers (including bank statements and canceled checks), publishing contracts, newspaper cuttings, maps, and realia.
Names
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1920 - 1977
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: Berg Coll MSS Kerouac archive
Topics
Kerouac, Jack, 1922-1969
Beat generation
Authors, American
Genres
Clippings
Documents
Correspondence
Diaries
Games
Notebooks
Photographs
Notes
Date: The bulk of the collection was created between 1935-1969
Biographical/historical: Jack Kerouac was an American Beat novelist, essayist, and poet.
Physical Description
Extent: 90 manuscript boxes (22.5 linear feet; 13 oversize folders).
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16534365
RLIN/OCLC: 122354098
MSS Unit ID: 19343
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bc116910-c645-012f-04c1-58d385a7bc34
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