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Future of the Jews Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Wade-A-100

Scope and Contents

This archive contains unpublished contributions by Dorothy L. Sayers for the 1944 symposium on “The Future of the Jews,” as well as extensive correspondence and publications relating to the topic. The correspondence includes contributions from: The Refugee Aliens Protection Committee, The Friendly Aliens Protection Committee (notably General Sir Wyndham Deedes, Miss L.M. Livingstone, J.J. Lynx and James Parkes), the Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Deportees Welfare Committee, The Board of Deputies of British Jews (Sydney Salomon), and the publisher Lindsay Drummond.

The material in this archive was acquired as photocopies from a private donor who purchased the original materials at Sotheby’s in London in 2000. The original Sotheby’s lot included in this archive is Lot 294. An inventory of the original lot is available from the Wade's acquisition records upon request.


  • Created: 1941-1951


Conditions Governing Access

Copies or publication of unpublished materials by Dorothy L. Sayers require permissions from the Sayers Literary Executor. Permissions for copying and for extensive published quotations are also required from the owner of the original documents in this archive, who may be contacted through the Wade Center. See the acquisition file for additional details.


1.00 box : 10 folders

0.3 Linear Feet

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This archive contains unpublished contributions by Dorothy L. Sayers for the 1944 symposium on "The Future of the Jews," as well as extensive correspondence and  publications relating to the topic.

Arrangement Note

The contents are arranged with correspondence first (by date), then typescript drafts by Dorothy L. Sayers, and then related publications

Source of Acquisition


Related Materials

Researchers interested in this archive may also wish to consult the following resources in the Wade Center holdings:

The Future of the Jews: A Symposium. Ed. by J.J. Lynx. London: Lindsay, Drummond Ltd., 1945. See Wade Center book collection: DS141 .L85 1945

Turnbull, Malcolm J. Victims or Villains: Jewish Images in Classic English Detective Fiction. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1998. See Wade Center book collection: PR888.J4 T87 1998

World War II Materials from Dorothy L. Sayers Archive. A-99

"Future of the Jews" manuscripts, MS-96-98. Dorothy L. Sayers Manuscript Collection

Other materials in the Wade Center holdings may relate to the topics in this archive. See the archivist for further research assistance.

Other Descriptive Information

There is an acquisition file for this collection, see the file for accession agreements and more information on donor stipulations. There is a research copy of this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Schmidt

Fleming / Sayers Culinary Papers
Laura Schmidt
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion E. Wade Center Repository

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