Accession B2001-0017 - Skilling 2001 accession

Identity area

Reference code

UTA 1778-B2001-0017

Title

Skilling 2001 accession

Date(s)

  • 1828-2001 (predominant 1870-2001) (Creation)

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10.52 m of textual and graphic records and artifacts (65 boxes and 3 oversized folders)
6 sound recordings (5 audio cassettes and 1 compact disc)
1 videocassette (VHS)

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Records documenting the history of the family of Harold Gordon Skilling, including his father, William Watt Skilling; his uncle, Ernest John Skilling; his brothers, William John, Andrew Douglas and Edward Donald; and his wife, Sara (Sally) Bright Skilling.

Sous-fonds I: Skilling family. The emphasis is on William Watt, a shoemaker who emigrated from England to Canada in 1907; on Ernest, who was a very active member of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; on Donald, who was killed in action during World War I, and on his brother, William, who was wounded but survived.

Sous-fonds II: Sara (Sally) Bright Skilling. The records focus on Sally’s education in the United States, her travels with Gordon in Eastern Europe in the 1960s, and on her love of entertaining. They document the crucial support, intellectual and otherwise, that she provided to Gordon as he pursued his career.

Sous-fonds III: Harold Gordon Skilling. The documentation here is primarily on Gordon’s education and early career and his later years as an expert on Russian and East European politics and on Czechoslovakia, in particular. An extensive combination of correspondence, journals, lectures, writings and photographs reveal much about Skilling’s ideas and his relationships with the principal figures in recent Czech history.

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Open

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Finding aid available in Reading Room

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Alternative identifier(s)

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B2001/0017/001-/051

Retrieval code (oversized)

B2001/0017(01)-(03)

Retrieval code (photographs)

B2001/0017/001P-/013P

Retrieval code (sound recordings)

B2001/0017/001S-/006S

Retrieval code (moving images)

B2001/0017/001M

Retrieval code (artifacts)

B2001/0017/Art

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