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Kerouac Collections, Center for Lowell History

A Guide that aggregates Inventories, Finding Aids, and bibliographic holdings of Jack Kerouac and Beat Literature

Collection Description

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Center for Lowell History

Dennis McNally Papers

portrait of Dennis McNally circa 1977

Dennis McNally circa 1978 Box 20 rights reserved

Dates: 1944-2007
Extent: 10.5 linear feet, 26 Hollinger boxes, 3 microfilms
Repository: Center for Lowell History; Kerouac Room, 1st Floor, Wall D
Provenance: Donated by Dennis McNally
Language: English; Italian

Biographical Note

Dennis McNally (1949- ) writer, historian, professor, and music publicist, authored the 1979 biography Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation, and America as well as books on literary and musical figures including A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful DeadJerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews, and On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom. 


Scope and Content

Corrected typescript and research materials for 1979 Kerouac biography Desolate Angel, correspondence, Italian translation (handwritten and typed), microfilm, permissions and release requests, photographs, and taped interviews.

Collection Finding Aid / Inventory


University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Lowell History, McNally Papers. Indicate box number and folder name, description of item, and date accessed.


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