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This collection includes personal correspondence, poems, and society materials owned or relating to Georgia Blaney Skaer.
Georgia (Blaney) Skaer was born on August 28, 1883 in Bigelow, Kansas to George Josiah Blaney and Anna Christine (Carlson) Blaney. She attended Kansas State College (today, Kansas State University), graduating in 1904. She married Augustus “Gus” Phillip Skaer (1862-1947), and they lived in Augusta, Kansas. Skaer took up writing, mostly poetry, and entered poems in contests, and submitted poems for anthologies. Some would be published. In 1927 she published Women of the Bible, Burton Publishing Company, Kansas City. published in 1927. Poems appeared in Contemporary Kansas Poetry, 1927 and A Compilation of Poems (Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs) 1939. She gained honorary membership in the Eugene Field Society, and the International Mark Twain Society. She served as Chairman of Literature for the Kansas Federation of Women’s Clubs. She passed away on October, 19, 1965.
Arts and Humanities
Size of Collection
0.4 linear feet
Dates of Collection
SpC MS 346
Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library, "Skaer, Georgia Blaney, Collection, 1926-1960" (2021). Finding Aids. 353.