From today's New York Times: "Viking is releasing a 50th-anniversary edition on Thursday (the original came out Sept. 5, 1957), and is also publishing, for the first time in book form, the original version that Kerouac typed on a 120-foot-long scroll and a new analysis by John Leland, a reporter at The New York Times, titled "Why Kerouac Matters: The Lessons of 'On the Road' (They're Not What You Think)."" (Note: The Library will be receiving Why Kerouac Matters during the upcoming Fall semester).
Want to see the original 120-foot-long scroll? Columbia College Chicago will be hosting the historic document in the Fall of 2008. Read a description of the event HERE and stay tuned for more info.
Read the whole NYT article on the 50th anniversary of On The Road HERE