Objects, scraps, curiosa, and other mortal remains from the
Vonnegut Archive at Indiana University’s Lilly Library.

“Skip’s Museum was a museum of mortal remains – of endoskeletons and exoskeletons – of shells, coral, bone, cartilage, and chiton – of dottles and orts and residua of souls long gone. Most of the specimens were those that a child – presumably Skip – could find easily on the beaches and in the woods of Newport. Some were obviously expensive presents to a child extraordinarily interested in the science of biology. Chief among these presents was the complete skeleton of an adult human male. There was also the empty suit of armor of an armadillo, a stuffed dodo, and the long spiral tusk of a narwhal, playfully labeled by Skip, Unicorn Horn.”      

– from Sirens of Titan (1959)