Cornelia Otis Skinner Papers

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Cornelia Otis Skinner papers
Creator: Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-1979
Call Number: D.205
Dates: 1926-1929
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: Cornelia Otis Skinner papers
Creator: Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-1979
Call Number: D.205
Dates: 1926-1929
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Cornelia Otis Skinner was born in Chicago, the daughter of the actor Otis Skinner and his wife Maud (Durbin) Skinner. After attending Bryn Mawr College (1918-1919), and studying theatre at The Sorbonne in Paris, France, she began her career on the stage in 1921. She appeared in several plays before embarking on a tour of the United States from 1926 to 1929 in a one-woman performance of short character sketches she herself wrote.

Scope and Content
The letters in this collection were written by Cornelia Otis Skinner to the manager of her 1926-1929 tour, James Burton Pond, and his assistant, Viva Smith. James Burton Pond (1889-1961), head of the Pond Lecture Bureau in New York City, managed lecture tours of the United States by many prominent American and British speakers and performers. The letters, which are mostly undated, concern travel arrangements, bookings, expenses, and other matters related to the life of a touring actress. Also in the collection is a letter from Cornelia Otis Skinner's mother to Mr. Pond, and two printed items advertising the tour.

Arrangement
The Cornelia Otis Skinner Papers maintain their original arrangement as compiled by the author.

Subject(s):
Actors
Theater
Women in the theater
Correspondence
Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-1979
Access
The Cornelia Otis Skinner papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Cornelia Otis Skinner papers, D.205, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1, Folder 1Dated correspondence, 1926-1929
24 letters

Box 1, Folder 2Undated correspondence
30 letters

Box 1, Folder 3Printed advertising
2 items



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