The Religious Book Club Archive
Scope and Contents
The Religious Book Club archive contains various materials relating to the club and Sayers’s position on the Advisory Committee, including: meeting minutes, agendas, book lists, RBC advertisements, Bulletins, and related correspondence. Contents are arranged chronologically.
- Created: 1941-1948
Conditions Governing Access
Copies or publication of materials by Dorothy L. Sayers require permissions from the Sayers Literary Executor.
Biographical or Historical Information
The Religious Book Club offered books on the Christian faith and life by authors deemed to have made, in the words of an RBC ad, a positive "reinterpretation of Christianity and the relating of it to modern problems." Members of the club received a new Club edition book every two months at discounted prices. Sayers joined the Advisory Committee for the club in 1941. The committee met regularly and selected new books for publication.
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 included in this archive is: Lot 292, iv.
1.00 box : 3 folders
0.3 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The Religious Book Club archive contains various materials relating to the club and Sayers's position on the Advisory Committee, including: meeting minutes, agendas, book lists, RBC advertisements, Bulletins, and related correspondence.
Source of Acquisition
Other Descriptive Information
Stored with the New Cosmology and Religious Drama Society archives (A-63, A-65). There is an acquisition file for this collection. There is a research copy of this collection.
Processed by Laura Schmidt
- The Religious Book Club Archive
- Laura Schmidt
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