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Collection Overview

Creator:
Craig House.
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Craig House Medical Records on Zelda Fitzgerald
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/9880vr01f
Dates:
1932-1934
Size:
1 box, 6 items, and 0.25 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (hsvm): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of the American novelist and storywriter F. Scott Fitzgerald, wrote of their turbulent life and marriage in her novel Save Me the Waltz (1932). This collection consists of psychiatric evaluations, correspondence, and reports concerning Zelda Fitzgerald when she was a patient at Craig House, Beacon, N.Y., under the care of Dr. C. Jonathan Slocum.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of psychiatric evaluations, correspondence, and reports concerning Zelda Fitzgerald when she was a patient at Craig House, Beacon, N.Y., under the care of Dr. C. Jonathan Slocum. Included are 18 letters, telegrams, and notes by F. Scott Fitzgerald, letters by various doctors and from Mrs. A. D. Sayre (Zelda's mother), copies of reports, some in French, and statements from Johns Hopkins Hospital and Prangin, Switzerland, as well as a stenographic transcript (114 pp.) of a conversation between Mr. and Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dr. Thomas Rennie in 1933.

Collection Creator Biography:

Craig House.

Craig House was an American private psychiatric clinic located in Beacon, N.Y.

Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of the American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, was a patient at Craig House, under the care of Dr. C. Jonathan Slocum.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of Jonathan Slocum.

Custodial History:

The records were a gift from Dr. Slocum's son, Jonathan Slocum (Princeton Class of 1936).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Restricted. Consult staff for access. Readers are asked to use a set of preservation photocopies of the material.

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.

Credit this material:

Craig House Medical Records on Zelda Fitzgerald; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/9880vr01f
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184