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Kerouac, Jack. Haiku. Local History Department, Northport Library Building. Northport-East Northport Public Library, Northport, NY.

 

Haikus written and illustrated by jack Kerouac. These poems are available for viewing by appointment only through the reference desk at the Northport Public Library building.

 

 

Kerouac, Jack. The Jack Kerouac Interview; with Miklos Zsedley and Stanley Twardowicz. April 14, 1964. Northport-East Northport Public Library, Northport, NY, 1964.

 

The audio files and transcription of this Jack Kerouac oral history are available on the adult patron computers in both library buildings of the Northport-East Northport Public Library.

 

Jack Kerouac was interviewed as part of the Northport-East Northport Public Library’s oral history project, Tracks Through Time. Miklos Zsedely, the Library's assistant director, conducted the interview in April 1964 in Stanley Twardowicz's studio at 57 Main Street, Northport. Twardowicz, who was instrumental in convincing Kerouac to participate, was present as well as Northport friends James Schwaner and David and Joan Roberts. To a backdrop of recorded jazz, this informal interview went on for hours. A printed transcript of this oral history is available for viewing in-library only through the reference desk at the Northport Public Library.

 

 

Kerouac, Jack. Jack Kerouac Interview, Transcript. Transcript of audio recording, April 14, 1964, transcription by Nicholas Maravell. 1984.

 

Artist Nicholas Maravell transcribed the Kerouac interview 20 years after its taping. More detailed than the original 1964 transcript, it includes a preface in which Stanley Twardowicz relates how he persuaded a reluctant Kerouac to be interviewed.

 

This transcript is available for viewing in-library only through the reference desk at the Northport Public Library building.

 

 

Kerouac, Jack. Letters. Local History Department, Northport Library Building. Northport-East Northport Public Library, Northport, NY.

 

Copies of letters written by Jack Kerouac to Stanley Twardowicz and Anne Twardowicz. These letters are available for viewing by appointment only through the reference desk at the Northport Public Library building.

 

Kerouac, Jack. Local History Vertical File. Reference Department, Northport Library Building. Northport-East Northport Public Library, Northport, NY.

 

The Kerouac folder in the local history vertical file contains copies of local newspaper interviews with Kerouac while he lived in Northport and several pieces written afterwards about the author's four years here. Another folder contains material about Lowell, Massachusetts, Kerouac's hometown and the setting of several of his books. Other information about Kerouac is also included in these files. The vertical files are available for in-library use through the reference desk at the Northport Public Library building..

 

Kerouac, Jack. The Town and the City. Microfilm. Northport-East Northport Public Library, Northport, NY.

 

In 1964, shortly before Kerouac left Northport for the second time, Northport artist Stanley Twardowicz urged him to leave a sample of his work at the Northport Public Library. Following Twardowicz's suggestion, Kerouac donated a microfilm typescript of his first published book to the Library. A microfilm copy is available for viewing by appointment only, contact the reference desk at the Northport Public Library.

 

Kerouac Photograph Collection. Local History Department. Northport-East Northport Public Library, Northport, NY.

 

The Library has acquired thirteen photographs from Stanley Twardowicz. Twardowicz shot most of them during a 1967 visit with Kerouac in Lowell. One of Kerouac and Twardowicz was taken by Northport friend Larry Smith in Twardowicz's studio, and two are photographs of artwork created by Kerouac in that studio.

 

These photographs are available for viewing by appointment only through the reference desk at the Northport Public Library building.

 

 

 

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