F. Scott Fitzgerald scrapbooks
Scrapbooks. Seven bound volumes of about the life and work of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Includes newspaper clippings, book reviews, and interviews relating to Fitzgerald and his work; dust covers of books and tearsheets of magazine articles and short stories; promotional announcements and other printed ephemera; photographs, including formal studio portraits of Fitzgerald, photographs of friends and acquaintances, and family snapshoots (Scott, Zelda, Scottie); memorabilia, such as Valentines and locks of hair; and correspondence, including scattered letters, mostly from personal friends. Fitzgerald kept and compiled five of the volumes, largely pertaining to his published novels and collections, as well as magazine articles and short stories. Fitzgerald compiled "A Scrap Book Record" around 1920 to cover his earlier life, ca. 1900-1919, through the acceptance of his short story "Head and Shoulders" for publication in The Saturday Evening Post (1920). Mary "Mollie" McQuillan Fitzgerald (1859-1936), his mother, compiled the "Baby Book." For preservation reasons, physical access to the original scrapbooks is restricted. The best resource for identifying and dating scrapbook contents is Matthew J. Bruccoli, Scottie Fitzgerald Smith and Joan P. Kerr, eds., The Romantic Egoists: A Pictorial Autobiography from the Scrapbooks and Albums of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974).
- Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
- 7 volumes
- I. This Side of Paradise (1920).
- II. This Side of Paradise (1920), to The Beautiful and Damned (1922).
- III. Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), to All the Sad Young Men (1926).
- IV. The Great Gatsby (1925), to silent-film version of Gatsby (1926).
- V. Tender Is the Night (1934), to Taps at Reveille (1935).
- VI. F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Baby Book" (1896-1915).
- VII. "A Scrap Book Record, compiled from many sources of interest to and concerning one F. Scott Fitzgerald" (ca. 1900-1919).
- Gift of Scottie Fitzgerald Lanahan.
- Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. C0187, series 10, Oversize I-VII
- Not to be published, reproduced, or broadcast without the written permission of the Princeton University Library. Selected items in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers can be photoduplicated at the expense of the researcher requesting photoduplication. Advanced estimates and payment are required. For general information on photoduplication and permissions, go to http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc Requests to to reproduce, publish, or broadcast material from the F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers should be addressed Public Services staff, email@example.com The correct form of citation includes the name of the collection, box and folder numbers, and an indication that the originals are in the "Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library." The manuscript of The Great Gatsby and other writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald are not to be quoted, published, reproduced, or broadcast without the written permission of the Princeton University Library as owner of the physical object, and of the Fitzgerald Literary Trust (copyright holder), c/o Harold Ober Associates, 425 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10017 (Telephone: 212-759-8600; FAX: 212-759-9428). The Library is not responsible for copyright infringement or other legal problems resulting from unauthorized publication of the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
- For legal and conservation reasons, access to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original manuscripts (including corrected galleys and scrapbooks) is strictly restricted. Scottie Fitzgerald Lanahan, daughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald, donated the Fitzgerald Papers to the Princeton University Library in 1950, stipulating that surrogates of the original manuscripts were to be made available to researchers instead of the originals. This was done to preserve the originals, which are not on good paper. Originally, the surrogates were in the form of microfilm. Facsimiles editions of This Side of Paradise and other manuscripts of books and short stories followed a multi-volume series: F. Scott Fitzgerald Manuscripts, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Alan Margolies (New York: Garland Publishing Company, 1990). Complete sets of the facsimile edition are available at more than 50 research libraries (including Firestone Library).
- F. Scott Fitzgerald papers, 1897-1944