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F. Scott Fitzgerald ephemera, 1919-1976

Identifier: 1976-003

Scope and Contents

The ephemera is grouped into four subjects: Correspondence, Writings, Photographs and Miscellaneous.

The correspondence consists of photocopied and photographically reproduced autograph letters by Fitzgerald and two greeting cards signed by Zelda Fitzgerald.

The writings, dating from 1920-1976, include two typescript draft poems attributed to Fitzgerald by S. Donovan Swann, Jr.; a facsimile of an autograph draft of a promotional piece for This Side of Paradise, a program for the stage adaptation of The Great Gatsby including a film producer's campaign book for the film adaptation; and a film producer's campaign book and movie marquee for the 1976 film adaptation of The Last Tycoon.

The photographs consist of snapshots of Fitzgerald, Zelda and daughter Scottie, as well as views of several of their residences.

The miscellaneous materials consist of a certified copy of Fitzgerald's death certificate, exhibition catalogues, publisher's advertisements, and press cuttings about Fitzgerald.


  • 1919 - 1976


These materials are in English.


This material is open for research use by any registered reader. This material is housed off-site and will require advance notice of 1 business day for use.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He lived in the state of New York until he was ten. He entered Princeton University in 1913. He left to join the Army during WWI. He worked at an advertising agency and wrote short stories. He published the book "This Side of Paradise," shortly before marrying Zelda Sayre in 1920. He is most notably known for writing "The Great Gatsby," in 1925. He died on December 21, 1940.


1.25 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Physical Location

Collection shelved at off-site storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

F. Scott Fitzgerald ephemera, 1919-1976
Milissa Burkart
1994 July
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
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