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F. Scott Fitzgerald ephemera, 1919-1976

Collection 1976-003

Dates:  1919-1976.

Extent:  (2 boxes).

Level of Description:  Item level.

Name of creator(s):  Undetermined.

Date of creation:  Undetermined.

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

The correspondence, dating from 1919-1971, 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.

Administrative/Biographical History: 

Access and Copyright:  This material is housed off-site and will require special arrangements for anticipated use. Contact the Department of Special Collections.

Language and Scripts:  English.

Finding aid/Inventory:  Finding aid is available online.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition:   Part of the Robert L. Samsell collection purchased from J. Howard Woolmer,1976.

Date(s) of description:   Milissa Burkart, Jul 1994.

Access Points:

Subject Headings 

 
Personal names 


Corporate names

Places
 


Inventory

Correspondence

  F. Scott Fitzgerald    
1:1 Blodgett, Glen Walton from F. Scott Fitzgerald. Photocopy of a handwriten and signed letter, 20 Aug 1924, 1p (2 copies). A quote from This Side of Paradise with handwritten draft transcription; photocopy of a typed and signed letter attached from The Scriptorium to Samsell, Robert.  26 Feb 1969, 1s offering the above item for sale.    
       
  Firestone, Willard D. from F. Scott Fiztgerald.  Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter [c1925], 1s offered on 3 Jul 1966 at the purchase price of $100; purchased on 8 Jul 1966 for $75.    
       
  Greensfelder, Elmer L. to and from F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Typed transcriptions and a photocopy of a typed and signed letter of originals in reference to the dramatization of some of F. Scott Fitzgerald's works. Jan 1924-Feb 1924. 5 letters, 2 copies of each, 10s.    
       
  Lewis, Sinclair from F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Photographic reproduction of handwritten and signed note, undated, with 2 photo-negatives.    
       
  Perkins, Maxwell from F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Reproduction of handwritten and signed letter, 18 Sept 1919, 2s, 2 copies.    
       
  Perkins, Maxwell from F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Reproduction of a telegram (15 Mar 1934); 100 copies having been printed for distribution at the CEAA Symposium on the text and study of American Literature. 1972.    
       
  Swann, Jr., S. Donovan from F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Photocopy of a typed and signed letter, 26 Jul 1934, 1s.    
       
  Swann, Jr., S. Donovan from F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Photocopy of a handwritten and signed letter, undated, 2s written on Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina, stationary.    
       
  Zelda Fitzgerald    
  [?] Zelda Fitzgerald.  Christmas card, signed, with envelope, undated.    
  [?] from Zelda Fitzgerald.  Easter card, signed, undated.    
       
  Matthew J. Bruccoli    
  Samsell, Robert L to Matthew J. Bruccoli.  Handwritten and signed note, undated., 1s.    
       
  The Scriptorium  to Matthew J. Bruccoli.  Typed and signed letter, 7 Sept 1971, 1s with photocopy of an unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald piece with sketch being offered for sale.    
       
  Swann, Jr., S. Donovan to Matthew J. Bruccoli.  Typed and signed letter,  14 Nov 1968, 1s.    
       

Writings

1:2 "The Author's Apology."

Reprint of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s handwritten draft of a promotion piece bound into copies of the 3rd printing of This Side of Paradise; signed by Robert Samsell and Matthew J. Bruccoli.

Limited reprint (copy 10 of 50) printed for Friends of the Fitzgerald/Hemingway Annual; signed by Matthew J. Bruccoli.

   
       
  "F. Scott Fitzgerald's Projected Collected Works."

Reprint of an F. Scott Fitzgerald AMs draft list, printed to mark publication of F. Scott Fitzgerald:  A Descriptive Bibliography by Matthew J. Bruccoli.  2 copies, 1 signed by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Robert Samsell.

   
       
  "Get me a seat for the opera...."

Typed poem/song with handwritten revisions, attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald by S. Donovan Swann, Jr., 1p.

   
       
  "The Great Gatsby."

Theatre program for the Ambassador Theatre production of an adaptation of the novel. Feb 1926.

Film producer's campaign book for the film adaptation of the novel.

Exhibition poster. (Located in MAP CASE 3:Drawer 11)

   
       
  "Happy Valentine."

Typed poem attributed to F. Scott Fitzgerald by S. Donovan Swann, Jr., 1p.

   
       
  "Oh, Sister, Can You Spare Your Heart."

Photocopy of a typed song with verses by F. Scott Fitzgerald and music by Charles Marquis Warren; from the musical show, "So What?," 1931. Photocopy of typed explanatory notes by F. Scott Fitzgerald at bottom.

   
       
  The Last Tycoon

 Film producer's campaign book and movie marquee for the 1976 film adaptation. (Located in MAP CASE 3:Drawer 11)

   
       

Photographs

1:3

Moran, Lois. Studio portrait, signed, with photo-negative of a different image).

5 unidentified photo-negatives acquired by Robert Samsell from S. Donovan Swann, Jr.

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, 2 images.

F. Scott Fitzgerald pictured alone, 1 image.

F. Scott Fitzgerald with daughter, Scottie, 2 images. (See also: Some Sort of Epic Grandeur.  The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald.  Matthew J. Bruccoli; p402)

Unidentified men and women [at the Fitzgerald home]. 5 images.

8 interior and exterior views of a country home with photo-negatives; 3 color snapshots of same.

6 interior and exterior views of a home. AN on verso reads: "Samsell. Garden of Allah."

Exterior and interior views of the Fitzgerald home, Buffalo, New York.  7 images, 2 photo-negatives, 2 slides, 6 views.

   
       
 

4 views of a residence at 1403 N. Laurel and 3 views of a residence at 1443 Hayworth; photo-negatives of same plus 3 photo-negatives of an unidentified residence.

Includes a handwritten and signed letter of explanation from Jeanne and Robert Samsell to Matthew J. Bruccoli, 19 Mar 1974, 1s with a handwritten response from Bruccoli to Samsell on verso.

   
       
 

Group of men and women at an [unidentified construction site. c1940s.]

Unidentified interior snapshot of a small [snack bar].

View of the back door to an unidentified residence. Verso reads: "will make an/other of this in a couple of days - as/it won't be long now."

   
       

Miscellaneous

1:4

Certified copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s death certificate with 2 photo-negatives of same.

Exhibition program from the F. Scott Fitzgerald exhibit on the 25th anniversary of his death.  From the collection of Matthew J. Bruccoli, Ohio State University Library.

Bruccoli-Clark Books list.

Princeton University Library catalogue, Treasures of the Library.  A Sampling  featuring Fitzgerald holdings.

Publication advertisement from Microcard Edition Books.

Reprint (copy 24 of 29) of "Proposed exhibit of Fitzgeraldiania for Chas. Scribner's Sons," printed to mark the presentation of F. Scott Fitzgerald:  A Descriptive Bibliography to the Library of Congress, 1972.

   
       
1:5

Press cuttings: Fire at the Rodgers Ford home, 16 Jun 1933, and various other articles about F. Scott Fitzgerald and his works.

"This book is a history of mistakes...."  Photographic reproduction of a handwritten and signed note by F. Scott Fitzgerald, with 2 photo-negatives of same.

"Will you try to explain this to your husband...." Photographic reproduction of a handwritten and signed note by F. Scott Fitzgerald in reference to Under the Magnolia Tree, with 2 photo-negatives of same.

Photocopy of an inscription by F. Scott Fitzgerald in an unidentified book: "To Harry [Harden] from his friend F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1937."

   
       
 
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