Content: Collection contains correspondence, writings, photographs, movie stills, drawings, printed matter, and additional personal papers of Skinner and her parents. Correspondence, 1899-1939, is with authors, artists, editors, publishers, theatrical people, explorers, scholars, and journalists. Writings include typescripts of Skinner's short stories, articles, novels, poetry, children's stories, and criticism. Photographs are of family and friends, Indians of North America, and views of British Columbia and remote areas of the Canadian northwest. Also, drawings and illustrations, movie stills, clippings of criticism of her books and stories, and newsclippings relating to World War I. Other papers consist of her personal accounts, literary notebooks, cookbooks, address books, as well as letters and papers, 1876-1891, of her parents, Robert James Skinner and Annie Lindsay Skinner.
Date: The bulk of the collection was created between 1930-1939.