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How do I access the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Papers in Special Collections?

PLEASE NOTE: The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is currently undergoing a renovation. In the coming months, as we prepare for the completion of this project, access to the collections will become extremely limited. Please visit the Access to Mudd Library During Renovation page for the most up-to-date information, including dates when we expect to have access to the collections again. 

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There are items related to the lives and writings of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald across multiple collections held at both Special Collections Firestone and Mudd.

In particular, material related to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s time as a Princeton student can be found at Mudd Library in the Office of the Registrar Records (AC116)the Triangle Club Records (AC122) and the Nassau Literary Review, which has been digitized and is available online via the Papers of Princeton

A digitized copy of the Fitzgerald's scholastic card can be found in the post "F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Princeton Career and the Triangle Club" located on the Mudd Manuscript Library Blog

The primary relevant collections at Firestone are the F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers (C0187), the F. Scott Fitzgerald Additional Papers (C0188) and the Zelda Fitzgerald Papers (C0183). There is also material in the Archives of Charles Scribner’s and Sons (C0101).

Some material, such as the corrected first edition of The Great Gatsby, the autograph manuscript of The Great Gatsby and the family scrapbooks are available through the finding aid sites as high quality digital scans, available for public download. Some material has been digitized and added to an online portfolio and the Princeton University Digital Library

To explore all Fitzgerald related content available at Princeton University, please search the Princeton University Finding Aids website and Princeton University Catalog for phrases, words, or dates within these features and refine by online access, repository, topic, subject, and collection. 

To search within a finding aid for a specific collection, use the search bar underneath the title, or browse by using the collapsible menu on the left-side of the screen.

To learn more about our collections and services, please visit Special Collections. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Special Collections staff via the AskUs! Form