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Berenice Skidelsky papers,

Title
Berenice Skidelsky papers, 1880s-1984.
Author
Skidelsky, Berenice Claire, 1887-
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Description
5.25 linear feet (13 boxes).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • Berenice Skidelsky (1887-1984) was an American writer, editor and lecturer.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2768
Author
Skidelsky, Berenice Claire, 1887-
Title
Berenice Skidelsky papers, 1880s-1984.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, diaries, printed matter, and photographs. Correspondence, 1904-1972, is with notable authors, editors, family, and friends. Writings, 1913-1950, include Skidelsky's early work for magazines and her book reviews. The bulk of the collection consists of eighty-five handwritten diaries, 1904-1984, reflecting her activities and emotional life. Printed matter, 1930s-1970s, includes clippings (many annotated by Skidelsky), political pamphlets, and scrapbook of articles and essays written by her father, Simon S. Skidelsky. Photographs, 1880s-1968, are of friends and family.
Biography
Berenice Skidelsky (1887-1984) was an American writer, editor and lecturer. Skidelsky, who also used the pseudonyms Berenice E. Noar and Burton E. Skidell, began her career writing stories for pulp magazines. She wrote short stories and a novel, was a book and movie critic, and became the literary editor of Vogue magazine in 1927. She lectured on political and current events, with a special focus on U.S./Soviet relations.
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Authors.
Editors.
Lecturers.
Added Author
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941.
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945.
Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933.
Skidelsky, S. S. (Simon S.), 1862-
Research Call Number
MssCol 2768
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