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Bob Kealing Tupperware Collection

Identifier: SC-087

Scope and Contents

Series I: Interviews, 2005-2006, Undated. Contains interview notes of Fred Dewitt, Esther Dulbar, Don Hinton, Part Jordan, Jack Mccullum, Gary McDonald, Elsie Mortland, Tony Ponticelli, and Jerry Wise.

Series II: Research Materials, 1940-2006, Undated. Consists of business files, correspondence, legal documents, manuscripts, news clippings, publications, and speeches.

Series III: Photographs, 2005, Undated. Series contains original photographs of Correspondence written to and by Brownie Wise, Earl S. Tupper, Tupperware Dealers, and Inter-Office Memos.


  • Created: 1940-2006


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 purchase and renovate the historic house in which Kerouac lived in a rented room during 1957-58. The College Park home has been converted into a writers' retreat that hosts four writers-in-residence annually. Research materials for Kerouac in Florida are also available in UCF's Special Collections.

Mr. Kealing also authored a highly-acclaimed book about Gram Parsons entitled, Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country Rock, which was published by the University Press of Florida in 2012. He is currently at work on his fourth entitled, Elvis in Florida 1955-61.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 Boxes)

Language of Materials



The Bob Kealing Tupperware Collection contains interviews, news clippings, letters, legal documents, photographs, audio tapes, and research notes related to Kealing's book Tupperware, Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers. The book may be found in the Online Catalog.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into three separate series by format.

Method of Acquisition

Bob Kealing donated these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2010 (CFM2010_03).

Related Materials

Tupperware, Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers. The book may be found in the library Online Catalog.

Kerouac in Florida: Where the Road Ends. The book may be found in the library Online Catalog.

Calling me home: Gram Parsons and the roots of country rock. The book may be found in the library Online Catalog.

For more information regarding the Writer in Residence Program or the Kerouac House please see their web site.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History: Brownie Wise Papers.

Processing Information

Collection processed by John Venecek; finding aid prepared by Suphi Burak Ogreten. All materials were put into pH neutral folders, pictures were sleeved, and the materials were housed in acid free archival boxes.


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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