by Kerouac, Jack.
Now available for the first time since its compilation. The archive of Kerouac and Beat material collected and brought together by Robert Milewski, the author of the important standard reference book-Jack Kerouac: An Annotated Bibliography of Secondary Sources, 1944-1979 (Scarecrow Press, 1981). Of the 1037 entries in the bibliography, 807 (78%) are included in this archive. This includes 178 items in hard copy (books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, etc.), 8 long-playing recordings, and 621 photocopies (reviews, articles, chapters, notices, etc.).
The archive contains additional material not included in the bibliography as well as items collected since 1979, its end date. These are books and articles by Kerouac (including some first editions and a signed Maggie Cassidy-204 items plus numerous photocopies); film stills, a poster, and other production material from the film "Heartbeat" (23 pieces); LP recordings of Kerouac and other Beat writers and jazz and film scores, plus cassettes, VHS tapes, CDs, and microfilm (34 items); bookseller catalogs (circa late 1970-2000s listing Kerouac and Beats items-147 pieces); books and articles by and about other Beat writers (eg. Ginsberg, Burroughs, Corso, Ferlinghetti-less than 100 items); various Kerouac and Beat ephemera (eg newspaper advertisements, auction catalogs, broadsides, postcards), including items from Edie Parker Kerouac and John Montgomery (approximately 80 pieces); runs of Kerouac and Beat zines, including Moody Street Irregulars, Comstock Lode, Ludd's Mill, and Palantir.
In total this archive of research material about Jack Kerouac contains approximately 750 hardbacks, paperbacks, newspapers, magazines, and catalogs; more than 125 items in other formats and media, both paper and audio-visual; and more than 1200 photocopies.
More detail is found in a spreadsheet (computer file) that is available via email upon request. Condition of items varies. Archive available only in its entirety.