Scope and arrangement
The Cornelia Otis Skinner scrapbooks contain press clippings documenting Skinner's professional life from 1921 to 1978. Arranged chronologically, years often overlap within the scrapbooks. The scrapbooks include copies of Skinner's published articles from Harper's Bazaar and The New Yorker, and book reviews of her memoirs and novels: Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, Family Circle, The Ape in Me, and Elegant Wits and Grand Horizontals. There are also announcements and reviews of her stage performances. Many of her notable stage performances are included, such as Wives of Henry the VII, Edna, His Wife, Empress Eugenie, The Loves of Charles II, Candida, Lady Windermere's Fan, and Paris '90. There are press clippings from all over the United States announcing and reviewing her one-woman tour from 1926-1929. Some of the loose press clippings and scrapbooks contain programs of Skinner's performances.
Additional books, playbills, and audio interviews relating to Cornelia Otis Skinner can be found by conducting an author search for "Skinner, Cornelia Otis" in the catalog (www.nypl.org/catalog).
Alphabetically by document type, then chronologically by year.