Skip to main content

Bob Kealing Kerouac Research Collection

Identifier: SC-084

Scope and Contents

Series I: Book Research, 1958-2008 contains research notes, documents, and multiple drafts related to the writing of Kerouac in Florida: Where the Road Ends.

Series II: Writer in Residence Project, 2000-2007 is comprised of materials associated with the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando, including successful applications for the Writer in Residence Project, journals, and event information.


  • Created: 1958-2008
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1996-2002


Conditions Governing Access

The entire collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

Bob Kealing is a three-time Emmy Award winning reporter for WESH 2 News in Orlando, Florida. He is the author the book Kerouac in Florida: Where the Road Ends and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac Writers in Residence Project of Orlando. His nonprofit charity raised funds to buy and renovate Kerouac's historic Orlando home. It is now a writers retreat.


0.75 Linear Feet (1 Box, 1 Flat File)

Language of Materials



The Bob Kealing Kerouac Research Collection contains documents and research notes related to Kealing's book Kerouac in Florida: Where the Road Ends, book drafts, legal documents, articles written by Kealing, articles related to the Kerouac House, and other materials regarding the Writer in Residence Program.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into two separate series by topic.

Method of Acquisition

Bob Kealing donated these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2008 (CFM2008_09).

Related Materials

For more information regarding the Writer in Residence Program or the Kerouac House please see their web site. Books by Bob Kealing and Jack Kerouac can be found by searching the library catalog.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jeffrey Baumiller; finding aid prepared by Jeffrey Baumiller. All materials were put into pH neutral folders, pictures were sleeved, and the materials were boxed.


Bob Kealing Kerouac Research Collection
Jeffrey Baumiller
Description rules
Other Unmapped
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the UCF Special Collections Repository

Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576