On the Road

On the Road is the story of Jack Kerouac and his friends as they travelled across America over a 3 year period. In 1951, the original manuscript which formed a single scroll approximately 150 feet long, was completed in 20 days of continuous typing. It is largely autobiographical and has become one of the most iconic literary manuscripts in history.

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the novel's first UK publication, the scroll, along with maps, photographs, records, books and memorabilia will be on show at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Edgbaston until 28th January. For more information, click here.