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Gloria Skurzynski Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1798

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written production material, and a small amount of illustrative material, for 12 titles written by Gloria Skurzynski. Illustrative material includes separations, ink illustrations with typescript pasteup, and photographs with typescript pasteup. Written material includes typescripts, proofs, correspondence, and related items related to her works.


  • 1975 - 1985


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Gloria Skurzynski was born July 6, 1930, in Duquesne, PA and attended Mount Mercy College for two years. After her five children began school, she began writing, and built a successful career that spanned multiple genres, including picture books, fiction books, and nonfiction books for children and young adults, including a series of mysteries set in U.S. National Parks. She lives in Boise, Idaho.

Source: "Gloria (Joan) Skurzynski (1930-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 145. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004.


7 boxes

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production material, and a small amount of illustrative material, for a dozen titles by Gloria Skurzynski.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gloria Skurzynski.

Gloria Skurzynski Papers, 1975-1985
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • September 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library