This page on F. Scott Fitzgerald will take you from Princeton down to the University of South Carolina to Alabama and westward to California. 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 now digitized and available to view online, if you can not personally visit the Princeton Library.
Fitzgerald was in Princeton’s Class of 1917 so his daughter donated many of his original works to the Princeton Library. The collection is robust.
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 South Carolina Thomas Cooper Library
Princeton University is the second stop on our New Jersey Trail!