Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence by the author and an undated notebook. The manuscripts include fragments and excerpts of stories. The correspondence, dating from 1943 through 1969, includes letters from the author to his sister Carolyn Blake, Robert Giroux, Alfred Kazin, Philip Whalen, and others. There are letters to Kerouac from his mother, Gabrielle, dating from  to .
The Jack Kerouac collection of papers are arranged in two series: