Access to the collections within the archive is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Kerouac Center at UMass Lowell would like to thank Mass Humanities for helping make the collection available to the public through the below searchable documents.
The Beat Scene Collection
The Lois Beckwith Collection
The Dennis McNally Collection
The Gerald Nicosia Collection
The Francis J. Hess Collection
The Kerouac Connection (Newsletter) Collection
The Lowell Historical Preservation Commission Collection
The Marion (Paul) Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Collection
The Moody Street Irregulars Collection
The Parady (Rex Dennis) Kerouac Collection
The Parker (Frankie Edith Kerouac) Collection
The Pelletier Beate Francois Collection
Note: the above pages are still in progress and will be updated regularly. We may need to disable page links at times, as inventory is on-going. Questions about the archive? Contact us.
The Jack Kerouac Archive at UMass Lowell, located at the Center for Lowell History (CLH), 40 French Street, Lowell, MA, 01852, welcomes scholars and the general public who would like use our holdings for research. It is free and open to the public. Visits are pre-arranged by contacting us, as we cannot accommodate walk-in visitors.
The Kerouac Study Room within the Mogan Center, which is open to the public, contains CLH’s extensive collection of biographical archives, oral histories and rare print copies of Kerouac editions.
Language: Primarily English, some French, and a few other international editions of Kerouac works
Restrictions: Reproduction, copyright, and privacy rights