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Richard Frary collection of Jack Kerouac materials

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0461

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of four items: a poster announcing a play about Kerouac; a bibliographic checklist of Kerouac's work (1975); a publication announcement for Visions of America (expected publication date November 1991); and a photograph of a watercolor of Kerouac.


  • Creation: 1975
  • Creation: 1991 November, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

Jack Kerouac (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation.

Biographical information adapted from, accessed 2018 February.


0.167 Cubic Feet (4 items)

Language of Materials



Jack Kerouac (1922–1969) was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent. This collection consists of a poster, a publication annoucement, a bibliographic checklist, and a photograh of a painting. The items date from 1975, and roughly 1981-1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was a gift of Richard Frary.

Processing Information

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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Baltimore MD 21218 USA