MSS 34
Skyberg, Victor Oliver, 1890-1944
Papers of Victor O. Skyberg, ca.1910

Gallaudet University Archives

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 34
Title: Papers of Victor O. Skyberg, ca.1910
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Note: This document last updated 2006 January 9.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:
Processed by: Ulf Hedberg. 1993 August 13.
Processing Note:
Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.

Related Material in the Archives:


  • Schools for the Deaf- New York, New Jersey, Maryland [motion picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Film 226-4


  • Victor O. Skyberg [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits
  • Photograph album of Uriel Cloran Jones [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Photograph Album AL 75
  • Photograph album of Charles Jacob Falk [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Photograph Album AL 77
  • Photograph album of Anthony Hajna [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Photograph Album AL 79


  • Picture Clippings Scrapbook on the Deaf. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Scrapbook Album 15

Vertical Files

  • Victor O. Skyberg. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Biographical

Biographical Sketch

Victor Oliver Skyberg was born in 1890 in Sioux City, Iowa. He went to Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota in 1904, and graduated from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota in 1911. During his year at St. Olaf, he became acquainted with Deaf people of the neighboring state schools for the Deaf North and South Dakota and Iowa. Their friendship grew and Victor Skyberg was encouraged to study teaching at Gallaudet College. He studied there for one year and graduated with an M.A. degree in 1912. He went to the New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and taught for three years. In 1915, President Hall of Gallaudet College offered him a teaching position in Latin and natural science, which he accepted. He resigned as professor in 1928 to accept the Superintendent at the Minnesota School for the Deaf. In 1932, he moved back to the New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf as its Superintendent when he was called into active service by the U.S. Army and activated as major until 1942. He died suddenly on December 12, 1944 at Hoff General Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.

Scope and Content

The Victor Oliver Skyberg Collection consists of material relating to his college work. The collection contains approximately 300 items dating from the 1910's.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
No Series.

Box Folder Title of Folder Date
1 1 Class Notebooks 1910's
1 2 Class Notebooks ‑ Acrania‑Amphioxus 1910's
1 3 Class Notebooks ‑ Amphibia 1910's
1 4 Class Notebooks ‑ Aphids 1910's
1 5 Class Notebooks ‑ Epethelial 1910's
1 6 Class Notebooks ‑ Mammalian Anatomy 1910's
1 7 Class Notebooks ‑ Motor Tissue 1910's
1 8 Class Notebooks ‑ Structure of Nerve Tissue 1910's
1 9 Class Notebooks ‑ Structure of Spinal Cord 1910's
1 10 Class Notebooks ‑ Supporting Tissues 1910


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