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Series 1: Correspondence, 1948-1952
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists primarily of correspondence, manuscripts, and printed material relating to F. Scott Fitzgerald that Mizener used in preparation of his Fitzgerald biography The Far Side of Paradise (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951). Included is correspondence between Mizener and family, friends, acquaintances, and professional colleagues of Fitzgerald, such as Judge John Biggs, Ludlow S. Fowler, Sheilah Graham, Ginevra King, Harold Ober, Maxwell Perkins, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Frances "Scottie" Smith (daughter), and Lionel Trilling. There are forty letters (1948-1952) by Mizener to his editor at Houghton Mifflin, Paul Brooks, about the biography. The collection also contains the original typed manuscript with holograph corrections of the book , as well as essays, reviews, and a radio address about Fitzgerald for the Voice of America (1963). In addition, there are reviews of Mizener's book The Saddest Story: A Biography of Ford Madox Ford (1971), Fitzgerald's paperweight, Mizener's copy of The Far Side of Paradise with his handwritten and typed corrections for a revised edition, and an autograph letter by A. C. Chapman to Mizener concerning Fitzgerald.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
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- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. 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.
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Series 1: Correspondence; Arthur Mizener Papers on F. Scott Fitzgerald, C0634, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1-2; 6