This page on F. Scott Fitzgerald will take you from Princeton down to the University of South Carolina and more. So, with this author, you can create your own cross-country trail. Read a one-page biography of Fitzgerald, written by Matthew J. Bruccoli, a lifelong Fitzgerald scholar, here: library.sc.edu.
According to a 2013 Princeton University Library press release, the autographed manuscript and galleys of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby are newly digitized and you can see these holdings online, even if you can not personally visit the Princeton Library. He was in Princeton’s Class of 1917, and his daughter donated many of his original works to the Princeton Library. If you go, you will see that the collection is robust, and will get a different feeling seeing it there versus on your screen.
Beyond New Jersey, an excellent way to learn about Fitzgerald is through the University of South Carolina website, thanks to his ultimate biographer, Dr. Matthew Bruccoli, with whom I had the pleasure to meet briefly years ago. The Bruccolis were also collectors and donated many Fitzgerald items to the University of Southern California Thomas Cooper Library
Princeton University is the second stop on our New Jersey Trail!