USC Aquires Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts
May 12th, 2004
Last week USC announced that the largest collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts ever offered for sale some 2,000 pages of his work as a Hollywood screenwriter has been acquired by the University of South Carolina. The new archive, called the Warner Brothers Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald Screenplays, will become part of the Matthew J. and Arlyn Bruccoli Collection at the university’s Thomas Cooper Library in Columbia. This opportunity will never happen again, said Patrick Scott, director of special collections at the USC library, which spent $475,000 to acquire the manuscripts, written during Fitzgerald’s attempts to make it in the movies.