Lois Beckwith Collection
• Dates: 1959-2001
• Extent: 1 Hollinger Box
• Repository: Center for Lowell History; Kerouac Room, 1st Floor, Wall D
• Biographical/ Historical Note: The poet Lois Sorrells Beckwith (1935- ) is the person after whom the character “Louise” in Big Sur (1963) is modeled. Beckwith and Jack Kerouac met in 1958, lived together for a few years, and remained friends until Kerouac’s 1969 death.
• Provenance: Donated by Lois Beckwith
• Scope and Content: The Lois Beckwith Collection includes various announcements, flyers, and posters of Kerouac related events, drawings, newspaper clippings both by and about Jack Kerouac and the Beats, and correspondences.
• Language: English