Guide to the Jack Kerouac Pamphlets, Broadsides, and Recordings, 1959-1986

Collection number: MC 59
Size: (1 box) (0.33 cu.ft.) (A10 map drawer)

About Jack Kerouac

Jack (Jean-Louis Lebris de) Kerouac (1922-1969), American novelist and memoirist, was born and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. His family came from Nashua, New Hampshire, which he visited frequently as a child and described in his first novel, The Town and the City (1950). While attending Columbia College in New York City, Kerouac met Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, John Clellon Holmes, Neal Cassidy, and other founding members of the "beat" movement. Kerouac's second and most famous novel, On the Road, completed in 1951 and published in 1957, became the manifesto of the so-called Beat Generation. The Dharma Bums (1958), Desolation Angels (1965), Vanity of Dulouz (1968), and other late works are all more or less autobiographical and picaresque, and similar in style and content to On the Road.

About the Jack Kerouac Pamphlets, Broadsides, and Recordings

The collection consists mainly of pamphlets and broadsides, 1959-1986, featuring poems written by Kerouac, which supplement the Library's special collection of Kerouac books.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Jack Kerouac Pamhplets, Broadsides, and Recordings, 1959-1986, MC 59, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased by UNH library between 1979-1986

Collection Contents

Series 1: Oversize Broadsides in Map Drawer A10

Folder 1Hymn: God Pray for Me

New York, 1959. Pax Number 10. Issued by Jubilee, A Magazine of the Church and Her People

Folder 2Rimbaud.

San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1960. First edition.

Folder 3Poem.

New York, 1962. Pax Number 17. Issued by Jubilee, A Magazine of the Church and Her People. Broadside.

Folder 4Jack Kerouac/Hugo Weber

New York: Portents, 1967. Broadside.

Folder 5Someday You'll be Lying.

Pleasant Valley, New York: Kriya Press of Sri Ram Ashrama, 1968. Broadside.

Folder 6A Pun for Al Gelpi.

Cambridge, Mass.: Lowell House Printers, 1966. Block print by Nicole Hollander. Broadside.

Folder 7A Last Haiku.

New York: Portents, 1969. Broadside.

Folder 8Neal in Court.

California, Pa.: Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, 1977. Portrait of Kerouac by Carolyn Cassady. Broadside.

Folder 9Clark, Tom. Kerouac.

New York: Portents, 1969. Broadside.

Series 2: Other Materials

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Hymn: God Pray for Me.

Lake Oswego, Oregon: Yes! Press, 1971. Broadside.

Box 1, Folder 2The Scripture of the Golden Eternity.

New York: Totem Press, 1960. First Printing.

Box 1, Folder 3Not Long Ago Joy abounded at Christmas.

New York: Oliphant Press, 1972. Holiday Card.

Box 1, Folder 4Old Angel Midnight.

Booklegger/Albion, 1973. Pirated edition issued in England.

Box 1, Folder 5Two Early Stories.

New York: Aloe Editions, 1973.

Box 1, Folder 6Home at Christmas.

New York: Oliphant Press, 1973. Holiday Card.

Box 1, Folder 7Take Care of My Ghost, Ghost.

New York: [Berkley?]: Ghost Press, 1977.

Box 1, Folder 8Woman.

California, Pa.: Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, 1976. Postcard.

Box 1, Folder 9Junk.

California, Pa.: Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, 1976. Postcard.

Box 1, Folder 10Three.

California, Pa.: Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, 1976. Postcard.

Box 1, Folder 11The Alumni Poetry Center Journal.

[Boston University], Spring 1980. Contains "Jack Kerouac Never Left Lowell" by Charles Jarvais.

Box 1, Folder 12Holmes, John Clellon. Visitor: Jack Kerouac in Old Saybrook.

California, Pa.: Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, 1981. Number 187 and 750 copies signed by the author.

Box 1, Folder 13Kerouac's Lowell Places. A Guide.

[Boston University], Spring 1980. Contains "Jack Kerouac Never Left Lowell" by Charles Jarvais.

Box 1, Folder 14Ludd's Mill, No. 16/17, 1982.

Contains "A Visit to Jack Kerouac's Lowell" by Kevin Ring.

Box 1, Folder 15Dear Carolyn: Letters to Carolyn Cassady. Ed. by Arthur and Kit Knight.

California, Pa.: Unspeakable Visions of the Individual, 1983.

Box 1, Folder 16New age Journal, November 1982. Jack Kerouac Issue.

Main article is "Exile on Main Street: Jack Kerouac's Lowell" by Robert Poole.

Box 1, Folder 17Kerouac, Jack. Celine and Other Tales.

NP: Pacific Red Car, 1986. Pirated edition.

Box 1, Folder 18Kerouac, Jack. American Haikus.

Montclair, New Jersey: Caliban Press, 1986. This is the first printing of these poems. They were originally part of an album Kerouac recorded in 1958 with saxaphonist Zoot Sims and Al Cohn for Hanover Records. Printed and bound by Mark McMurray at the Caliban Press, May 1986. Number 31 pf 125 copies.

Box 1, Folder 19Commemerative buttons. Set of three Kerouac portraits.
Box 1, Folder 20Cassette Tapes