The Mind of the Maker Archive
Scope and Contents
The Mind of the Maker archive contains 14 folders of materials relating to the non-fiction book of the same title by Dorothy L. Sayers. Printed copies of the work are found in folders 1-13, and in the list of books under separated materials. The books, while remaining part of the archive, are now stored in the Wade Center book holdings, and may be retrieved by the archival staff upon request. Correspondence relating to The Mind of the Maker is found in folder 14.
- Created: 1938-1955
- Other: Majority of material found in 1941
Conditions Governing Access
Copies or publication of materials by Dorothy L. Sayers require permissions from the Sayers Literary Executor.
Biographical or Historical Information
The Mind of the Maker was intended to be the first book in a series called “Bridgeheads,” to be edited by Dorothy L. Sayers, Helen Simpson, and Muriel St. Clare Byrne. Bridgeheads was designed to explore social, moral, and theological subjects which would foster the thought and spirit of rebuilding society after WWII. The intention of the project was to incorporate contributions from various authors, but only a few of the proposed works ever made it to publication and the series never came to fruition. In The Mind of the Maker, Sayers focuses on human creativity and her understanding of the threefold experience of creation as a reflection of the doctrine of the Trinity. The book was first published in London by Methuen in 1941.
The material in this archive was acquired at auction from Sotheby’s in London by the Wade Center in 2000. The original Sotheby’s lot(s) included in this archive are: Lot 291, i-v. Lot 291, iv included the books in the separated materials listing.
1.00 box : 14 folders
0.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The Mind of the Maker archive contains materials relating to the non-fiction book of the same title by Dorothy L. Sayers, including: early drafts of the book, related correspondence, and a copy of the published work with annotations by Sayers.
Source of Acquisition
(ask the archivist for retrieval):
Sayers, Dorothy L. The Mind of the Maker. London: Methuen and Company, 1941. 1st edition, no annotations.
Sayers, Dorothy L. The Mind of the Maker. London: Methuen and Company, 1941. 3rd edition, signed and annotated by Dorothy L. Sayers.
Other Descriptive Information
There is an acquisition file for this collection. There is a research copy of this collection.
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