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Personal Papers of Charles S. Skilton

Call Number: PP 40


Skilton was Dean of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas from 1903-1941. This collection consists of musical compositions, correspondence, programs, phonograph records, and scrapbooks containing items of interest.


  • Creation: 1894 - 1941


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Charles S. Skilton

Skilton received his A.B. from Yale in 1889. He joined the faculty of KU as the Dean of the School of Fine Arts and as a Professor of History of Fine Arts in 1903. He also taught Organ and Theory of Music. He died in 1941.


4 Linear Feet (5 boxes + 4 oversize boxes and 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 40

Physical Location

PP 460

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Bonhams & Butterfields, 2005

Related Materials

Skilton also compiled several scrapbooks, which are stored with other oversize faculty scrapbooks.

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Guide to the Charles S. Skilton Collection
Personal Papers of Charles S. Skilton
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005; mt, 2008; revised by cl, 2010. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005. Finding aid revised by mwh, 2017.
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Preferred citation
Charles S. Skilton Collection, University Archives, PP 460, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States