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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Author & 1920s Icon: Newspapers


Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.   


Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Newspapers:House, 626 Goodrich, St. Paul.


  • August 1912: Production of The Captured Shadow by F.Scott Fitzgerald in St. Paul 
  • September 6, 1914: Play written by F. Scott Fitzgerald preformed in St. Paul
  • March 26, 1920: This Side of Paradise is published
  • October 26, 1921: Francis Scott Fitzgerald is born in Ramsey County
  • March 4, 1922: The Beautiful and the Damned is published
  • April 10, 1925: The Great Gatsby is published
  • December 21, 1940: F. Scott Fitzgerald dies of a heart attack in Hollywood, CA

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Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
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