Inventory of the John Montgomery Letters to Robert Frauenglas
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University of California, Davis
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Montgomery, John, 1919-
Title: John Montgomery Letters to Robert Frauenglas
Date (inclusive): 1980-1992
0.4 linear feet
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as
many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-501
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
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.
Hip, Beat, Cool, & Antic, (1988) as well as several books about Jack Kerouac including:
Jack Kerouac: A Memoir (1970);
Kerouac West Coast (1976);
The Kerouac We Knew (1982); and
Kerouac at the "Wild Boar" (1986).
He passed away on June 5, 1992.
Robert A. Frauenglas (1950- ) received a B.A. from the State University of New York, Binghamton (1973) and a J.D. from the
St. Louis University School of Law (1981). He is the author of
The Eclectic Musings of a Brooklyn Bum.
Beat culture: icons, lifestyles, and impact. edited by William T. Lawlor. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 2005.
Who's Who in Writers, Editors & Poets, United States & Canada. edited by Curt Johnson. Highland Park, IL : December Press, 1992.
Scope and Content
The collection contains over 100 letters from John Montgomery to Robert Frauenglas, discussing poetry, Montgomery's books
about Jack Kerouac, and personal lifestyles.
Arrangement of the Collection
The letters are arranged chronologically.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online
public access catalog.
Montgomery, John, 1919---Correspondence
Frauenglas, Robert Alan, 1950---Correspondence
Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
Collection is open for research.
Acquired from Water Row Books in 1994.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.
[Identification of item], John Montgomery Letters to Robert Frauenglas, D-501, Department of Special Collections, General
Library, University of California, Davis.
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publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
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