The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference was established in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland, to commemorate the 100th birthday of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose paternal ancestors were from Montgomery County, Maryland. Fitzgerald is buried, along with his wife Zelda and his daughter Scottie, in the cemetery of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Rockville, Maryland. In 2013, the name of the event was officially changed to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival.
This collection covers the period 1996 to 2021, with some research materials dating back to 1919, and consists of documents, correspondence, press releases and other publicity materials, news articles, newspaper clippings, flyers, newsletters, meeting agendas, photographs, and conference materials related to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival. It also includes materials from related events such as one-act plays and fundraisers.
This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection. A preliminary inventory is available under the Inventories/Additional Information section.
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1.5 Linear Feet (1 records storage box)
55 Photographs (55 photographs) : color photographs
1 Videodiscs (1 DVD)
3 electronic_discs (3 photo discs)
1 Photographic Slides (1 photoslide) : 2"x2" color photo slide
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival records cover the period 1996 to 2021, with some research materials dating back to 1919, and consist of documents, correspondence, press releases and other publicity materials, news articles, newspaper clippings, flyers, newsletters, meeting agendas, photographs, and conference materials related to the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival. It also includes materials from related events such as one-act plays and fundraisers.
This collection contains audiovisual materials. Items that cannot be used in the Special Collections reading room or are too fragile for researchers require that a digital copy be made prior to use. If you would like to access these materials, please contact us prior to your visit.
This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Gary Berg-Cross, President of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, on January 13, 2022.
These materials were received by the University of Maryland Libraries in 2022. Upon arrival, the materials were re-housed into archival quality boxes and placed in acid-free folders. Folders were left in the original order in which they were received. Loose materials were placed in folders and kept in their original order.