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"The Lost Decade", 1937 December
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of additional (i.e., in addition to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers) writings, including published juvenilia, letters, documents, photographs, tape recordings, and memorabilia of Fitzgerald (Princeton Class of 1917), and material of others about him. Included are 7 boxes of papers presented by several of Fitzgerald's friends of the 1930s and 1940: Bertie Barr, Esquire magazine, which published many of the Pat Hobby stories, Sheilah Graham, Laura Guthrie Hearne, and Marie Shank. There are also two film versions of Tender Is the Night, David Hertz' screenplay (1947) and that of Ivan Moffat (1961).
A futher addition to the collection contains 32 letter and cards from Fitzgerald to "Dear Patsy" (Hazel McCromack); miscellaneous correspondence to and from Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald to Francis Kroll, Matthew Bruccolli and others; correspondence related to Marie Stokes Jemison; letters sent by authors and critics to William Goldhurst regarding Fitzgerald, including T. S. Eliot, Norman Mailer, Harold Ober, and Thornton Wilder; photographs; drawings; and newspaper clippings. Also included are a photocopy of the screenplay by Harold Pinter which is based on Fitzgerald's last, unfinished novel The Last Tycoon and the script and film print of Marked for Glory, a film about Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald by Gwinn Owens. Nine large scrapbooks of material about Fitzgerald, his life, and works, collected by daughter Scottie Fitzgerald Lanahan, complete the collection.
Occasionally, a reference is made to the following locations using the abbreviations noted below:
"Published Juvenilia of F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1909-1917." A bound collection. Abbr.: "Published Juvenilia..." (Box 2, Folder 24)
"Various Contributions of Scott Fitzgerald to the Nassau Literary Magazine of Princeton, 1915-1917." A bound collection. Abbr.: "Various Contributions..." (Box 2, Folder 25)
"The Apprentice Fiction of F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1909-1917." Two folders of photocopied material. Abbr.: "The Apprentice Fiction..." (Box 3, Folders 1-2)
"Excerpts from the Nassau Literary Magazine -1917." A folder of photocopied material. Abbr.: "Excerpts from the Nassau..." (Box 3, Folder 3)
Newman News. A folder containing Easter issues: 1912, 1913. (Box 3, Folder 4)
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Due to the fragility of Fitzgerald's original manuscripts and scrapbooks, researchers must use surrogates of these materials. Digital copies of the manuscript of The Great Gatsby, the Trimalchio galleys, This Side of Paradise, and the scrapbooks are available. Facsimile editions of the The Great Gatsby holograph (Microcard Editions Books, 1973; Editions des Saints Pères, 2017) and of Fitzgerald's other manuscripts (Bruccoli, ed., Garland Books, 1970), as well as photocopies of the manuscripts and scrapbooks are available in the Special Collections reading room.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Most photoduplication will be in form of duplicate microfilm and photographic prints. Photocopies are not provided when microfilm exists. Formerly closed materials relating to Zelda Fitzgerald's illness and hospitalization are not available for photoduplication. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright. Although Princeton University Library owns the actual papers, it does not own the copyright or literary rights. Therefore, the Library is not responsible for copyright infringement or other legal problems involving the unauthorized publication of an edition, quotation, or facsimile of the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald. For literary and dramatic rights and other copyright questions concerning F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald, please contact Dorian Karchmar (DKar@WMEentertainment.com) or Jay Mandel (JMan@WMEentertainment.com) at William Morris Endeavor, 11 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.
- Credit this material:
"The Lost Decade"; F. Scott Fitzgerald Additional Papers, C0188, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (hsvm): Boxes 7; 7b