Yvonne Skinner (1911-1977)
Yvonne Skinner grew up in Chicago and nearby Flossmoor, and she attended the high school of the University of Chicago as well as attending the university itself, where she studied writing and psychology. This collection consists of diaries, notebooks, stories, poems, and college papers. The diaries cover the years 1923-1934 (with one passage written in 1937) and record the family life, activities, friendships, thoughts, and feelings of a young girl from a well-off professional Chicago family. The later journals record "Bohemian" life at the University of Chicago during the late 1920s and early 1930s, when Skinner became, in the words of her disapproving parents, "the personification of wild modern youth." NOTE: Originals are closed, microfilm of the collection is available for access.