Contents and Arrangement

Correspondence, 1932-1934

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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 letters, telegrams, and notes to and from Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mrs. A. D. Sayre (Zelda's mother), and various doctors. There are also copies of reports and evaluations from Johns Hopkins Hospital and Prangin, Switzerland, as well as a stenographic transcript of a conversation between Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dr. Thomas Rennie in 1933. It should be noted that some of the medical histories and correspondence use harmful language when describing mental and behavioral health symptoms and diagnoses.

Collection History

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication 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:

Correspondence; Craig House Medical Records on Zelda Fitzgerald, C0745, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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