Monday, October 29, 2012

Jack Kerouac Will Enter Either B.C. or Columbia

Popular biographical concensus has it that Jack Kerouac was indecisive about choosing between Boston College or Columbia College prior to entering Horace Mann. Many books will tell us that Kerouac chose Columbia, went to Horace Mann in Fall 1939 to prepare for Columbia. However, the truth is that Kerouac, at the close of his year at Horace Mann, he was still undecided.

Lowell Sun (June 21, 1940)

Jack Kerouac Will Enter Either B.C. or Columbia

LOWELL--- Johnny Kerouac, former Lowell high star athlete, is home after graduating from the Horace Mann earlier this week in New York city. Prior to the graduation exercises he was awarded a varsity baseball letter. During the season he played both in the outfield and infield for the Horace Mann school.

It was understood that he will enter either Columbia or Boston college in the fall. While he is an outstanding baseball and trackster, he is more prominent as a football player. Last fall he was a triple-threat star for the Horace Mann eleven. During the summer he will stay in Lowell and make-up his mind about his college career. He conferred with Lou Little of Columbia and Frank Leahy of B.C. and both were interested.

In the meantime he is seeking a berth with the Lowell-Twi-League or the Middlesex county league.

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