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Matthew J. Bruccoli papers

Identifier: SCU-RB-2010-1

Matthew Joseph Bruccoli,1931-2008, was professor of English at the University of South Carolina; expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald and wrote about Fitzgerald as well as other writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe and John O'Hara; an avid collector of these authors and other subjects, including World War One memorabilia; authored or edited over 50 books; editor of the Dictionary of Literary Biography, published by Bruccoli Clark Layman Inc, a publishing company where he served as president; served as editor for several other series, including the Lost American Fiction series, the Understanding Contemporary British Literature and Understanding Contemporary American Literature series, and the Pittsburgh Series of Bibliography; also served on the University of South Carolina Press Board and as a trustee to the literary estate of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Collection consists of correspondence, notes, research, and subject files relating to Bruccoli's teaching, research, lecturing, English department and University of South Carolina business, and his publishing activities. Correspondents and subjects include: correspondence with representatives of the Fitzgerald Trust, and with Scottie Fitzgerald; materials relating to World War I literature and collecting; Bruccoli's work as the literary personal representative of James Dickey; works as an editor and president of publishing company, Bruccoli Clark Layman Inc; publishing and editorial correspondence related to specific publishing projects. Notable correspondents include: Malcolm Cowley, James Dickey, John Jakes, Joseph Heller, George V. Higgins, Arthur Mizener, Harold Ober, and Charles Scribner. 2019 Accession: This addition to the collection is composed of materials gathered from Dr. Bruccoli’s office and files at Bruccoli Clark Layman.


  • 1894 - 2015


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Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All rights reside with the estate of the creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collection.


159 boxes


Organized into thirteen series: I.Biographical Material; II. General Correspondence and Subject Files; III. Frances Scott “Scottie” Fitzgerald Lanahan Smith Materials; IV. F. Scott Fitzgerald Research Files, V. Ernest Hemingway Research Files; VI. James Dickey Literary Estate Materials; VII. Works by Matthew J. Bruccoli;VIII. Teaching Materials; IX. USC Press and Press Board Series; X. Great War Collection Related Materials; XI. Audio-Visual Materials; XII. Oversize Material; XIII. 2019 Accession.

Repository Details

Part of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Repository

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
1322 Greene Street
Columbia SC 29208 USA
(803) 777-3847

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