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Gloria Skurzynski papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2330

Scope and Contents note

Collection contains manuscripts, editor's comments, fan mail, copies of books, notes, correspondence, book covers, photographs, slides, research material, (including books and periodicals) and newspaper articles collected or created by Gloria Skurzynski between circa 1980 and 2006.


  • approximately 1980-2006


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Negatives: Condition restricted; permission to use items must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Gloria Skurzynski papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Gloria Skurzynski (b. 1930) is an American author. She began writing stories for children and young adults in her mid-30s. She had five children when she began writing. The topics of her books vary. She writes about national parks, legends, rare diseases, astronomy, technology, and animals.


20 cartons (20 linear ft.)

1 ledger (0.5 linear ft.)

4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Gloria Skurzynski papers concerning research for and manuscripts of her books, and other papers.

Other Finding Aids note

Preliminary inventory available in repository in case file.

Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available online.

Custodial History note

Donated by creator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated; Gloria Skurzynski; 1 January 2007.

Appraisal note

Literary Manuscripts. This collection concerns the writing of a nationally recognized children's and young adult author.

Processing Information note

Processed; H. Christine Swindler and John M. Murphy; 7 March 2008.

Register of Gloria Skurzynski papers
H. Christine Swindler
2008 March 7
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States