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     Visitors to the Tang Museum’s presentation of The Tumultuous Fifties are in for a special bonus: among the vintage artifacts accompanying the New York Times photographs is the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Taping rolls of teletype paper into a continuous 120-foot scroll, Kerouac typed his seminal “beat” novel in a virtually uninterrupted three-week marathon in 1951. The scroll was sold at auction last year to Indianapolis Colts owner James Irsay, a rock-and-roll aficionado (and Skidmore parent), who loaned it to the Tang.
     Other period items include a 1951 Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle on loan from the Tang’s architect, Antoine Predock. The Tumultuous Fifties runs through December 16.


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