John Montgomery (1919-1992) was a poet and the author of
Hip, Beat, Cool, & Antic, (1988) as well as several books about Jack Kerouac. The collection contains over 100 letters from John Montgomery to Robert
Frauenglas, discussing poetry, Montgomery's books about Jack Kerouac, and personal lifestyles.
John Montgomery was born in Spokane, Washington on May 2, 1919. He received a B.S. in Economics (1940) from the University
of California, Berkeley followed by an M.A. in Library Science (1958) from George Peabody College for Teachers in Tennessee,
and an M.A. in Creative Writing (1964) from San Francisco State College.
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